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Unread November 27th, 2009, 19:03
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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Do you ever use composites of milk breeds to take advantage of heterosis and blending of different breed traits?
I saw several breef herds in Namibia using Brown Swiss to increase size and milking capacity in three way crossbreeding programs. The Bruinvieh is more commonly used being a beef type similar to the Brown Swiss, but there is a preference on the part of some cattlemen to use the 'Swiss. They do well in the dry climate with good quality natural forage throughout the year.
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