Selection for profit in cattle: II. Economic weights for dairy and beef sires in crossbreeding systems.

@article{Wolfov2007SelectionFP,
  title={Selection for profit in cattle: II. Economic weights for dairy and beef sires in crossbreeding systems.},
  author={Marie Wolfov{\'a} and Joshua Wolf and Jindřich Kvapil{\'i}k and Joanna Kica},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2007},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={2456-67}
}
The relative economic importance (economic weights) of 18 traits was determined for Holstein and Charolais sires used in a dairy production system applying cross-breeding with beef sires and in a cow-calf pasture cross-breeding system with integrated fattening of surplus animals. A bioeconomic model containing a profit function was used for the calculations in both systems. Discounted expressions for direct and maternal components of the traits during an investment period of 25 yr were… CONTINUE READING

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