Effects of inbreeding on production and survival in Holsteins.

@article{Thompson2000EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of inbreeding on production and survival in Holsteins.},
  author={Jeremy R Thompson and Robert W. Everett and N L Hammerschmidt},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 8},
  pages={
          1856-64
        }
}
Responses of registered Holstein cows to various levels of inbreeding were examined with pedigree data supplied by the Holstein Association USA and test-day production data from 1970 through 1998 obtained from the Animal Breeding Center at Cornell University. Rate of increase in level of inbreeding has been accelerating over time, making it more difficult for producers to make matings that avoid the potentially deleterious effects of inbreeding. Milk production losses per lactation caused by… CONTINUE READING
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