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Genetics to boost beef production

Artificial insemination and embryo transfer techniques are being used to boost beef production among South Africa's smallholder cattle farmers, who cannot break into the commercial market because of poor quality bulls and a low calving rate.
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This is a very good and cost effective method of introducing new genetic resource, however adequate management practices are necessary for optimal expression of the inherent genetic potential this should also be addressed at the smallholder level
posted by: Grace Jokthan (09:24:22 Wed 7th March 2012)

 

 

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