Biometrical Approaches in Genetics and Breeding of Farm Animals
Genetic work with farm animals is organized on a state level and is regulated by low. Farmers are organized in Association, which are responsible for breeding programs. Breeds are continuously selected and improved to the demands of farmers. Base for selection is regular production recording in herds, which covers approx. 95% of dairy cows (350,000 cows), 10% of beef breeds cows (22,000 cows), 10% of sheep (25,000 ewes) and 5% of pigs (5,000 sows) and their progeny.
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