Breed differences and genetic parameters for body composition traits in beef cattle.

@article{Marshall1994BreedDA,
  title={Breed differences and genetic parameters for body composition traits in beef cattle.},
  author={Dawn M Marshall},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 10},
  pages={2745-55}
}
The recent scientific literature was reviewed to summarize breed differences and genetic parameters for carcass traits in beef cattle. Heritability estimates were generally moderate to large, suggesting good potential for accurate genetic selection for a given individual carcass characteristic. However, effectiveness of multiple-trait selection for some trait combinations could be slowed by genetic antagonisms between traits, suggesting the use of terminal breeding systems with complementary… CONTINUE READING