Animal Science Department


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Published in 3rd World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, edited by Gordon E. Dickerson and Rodger K. Johnson, 4 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1986). Copyright © 1986 Board of Regents University of Nebraska.


Results from various straight- and crossbreeding trials conducted in South Africa were reviewed. The conclusion is drawn that in some instances, initial crossbreeding followed by inter se mating of crossbred cattle give the same if not better results than continued crossbreeding. This facilitates rangeland improvement as it limits the number of pastures needed during the breeding season.