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.


For the purebred exotic cattle in India the phenotypic and genetic trends were estimated. While the phenotypic trends were positive for all the four farms, the genetic trend was found to be negative for three and positive for one. This necessitates a higher emphasis on progeny testing and sire selection for the improvement of the imported breeds.