Outcross - Fad or Value?


This month our regular guest-writer – An American Dairyman – is wondering how to make outcross work: And how to get value from outcross. Levels of inbreeding percentage are increasing worldwide, warnings for inbreeding are strong, yet mainstream bulls remain very popular. Which is the right way to go? Which sire should you choose for your cow that will soon be in heat? Here are the thoughts of our guest-writer.

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