A.S. Series 75-47
Crossbreeding offers beef producers opportunities to utilize heterosis in lowly heritable traits and to utilize the benefits of selection in highly heritable traits. Selection benefits can be gained through selection of individual breeding animals on their own performance as well as through selection of breeds to be used in the crossbreeding system on the basis of their highly heritable strong points. Dearborn (1969) summarized available research information for breed comparisons up to that time and his table and references are included in the appendix. The purpose of this paper is to update that report and present results of published experiments from 1970 through 1974.
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Marshall, D. A. and Dinkel, C. A., "Recent Research Reuslts in Breed Evaluation" (1975). South Dakota Cow-Calf Field Day Proceedings, 1975. 10.