Female fertility in French dairy breeds: current situation and strategies for improvement.

@article{Barbat2010FemaleFI,
  title={Female fertility in French dairy breeds: current situation and strategies for improvement.},
  author={Anne Barbat and Pascale Le M{\'e}zec and Vincent Ducrocq and Sophie Mattalia and S{\'e}bastien Fritz and Didier Boichard and Claire Ponsart and Patrice Humblot},
  journal={The Journal of reproduction and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 Suppl},
  pages={
          S15-21
        }
}
  • Anne Barbat, Pascale Le Mézec, +5 authors Patrice Humblot
  • Published in
    The Journal of reproduction…
    2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • In most countries where genetic selection for milk production has been conducted, a continuous degradation of reproductive performances has been observed in dairy cattle. This paper describes the phenotypic evolution of fertility traits in France for the main 3 dairy breeds and the different actions undertaken to counteract this unfavourable evolution of reproductive performance. In 2001, functional traits (including conception rate as a fertility trait) have been included into the French total… CONTINUE READING

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