Selection for milk production from a lactation biology viewpoint.

  title={Selection for milk production from a lactation biology viewpoint.},
  author={Robert Michael Akers},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={83 5},
The success of selection for increased milk production in dairy cows is apparent. Certainly, many herds now have average production levels that would have only been associated with the best producers in the herd 30 yr ago. There are, of course, many reasons for this success. Among these are improvements in genetic selection methods and associated use of artificial insemination, better fulfillment of nutritional needs and diet formulation, and careful attention to mastitis control and milking… CONTINUE READING
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