A.S. Series 78-26
Crossbreeding is being utilized as a management tool to increase the efficiency of beef production. Among the benefits of crossbreeding is the expression of both individual and maternal heterosis or hybrid vigor. Magnitudes of heterosis should be estimated so that it can be most efficiently utili zed in the traits where heterosis is expressed. The potential for the level of heterosis to depend on management should also be evaluated. The purpose of this research was to compare individual and maternal heterosis in cows raised in drylot with cows raised in pasture management.
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Brown, M. A. and Dinkel, C. A., "Individual and Maternal Heterosis in Angus and Charolais Reciprocal Cross Cows and Three Breed Cross Calves Under Two Management Systems" (1978). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1978. 12.