Genetic selection for temperament traits in dairy and beef cattle

  title={Genetic selection for temperament traits in dairy and beef cattle},
  author={M. Haskell and G. Simm and S. Turner},
  journal={Frontiers in Genetics},
  • M. Haskell, G. Simm, S. Turner
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Frontiers in Genetics
  • Animal temperament can be defined as a response to environmental or social stimuli. There are a number of temperament traits in cattle that contribute to their welfare, including their response to handling or milking, response to challenge such as human approach or intervention at calving, and response to conspecifics. In a number of these areas, the genetic basis of the trait has been studied. Heritabilities have been estimated and in some cases quantitative trait loci (QTL) have been… CONTINUE READING

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