Sustainable dairy cattle selection in the genomic era.

  title={Sustainable dairy cattle selection in the genomic era.},
  author={Didier Boichard and V. Ducrocq and S{\'e}bastien Fritz},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  volume={132 2},
Genomic selection offers considerable flexibility to increase genetic trends in dairy cattle breeding. It is also an opportunity for more sustainable breeding, in terms of breeding goal and genetic variability. With a shorter generation interval, there is a big risk of increasing inbreeding if semen dissemination policy of elite bulls is not changed. However, using a large number of young bulls as service bulls and bull sires is a solution for both maximizing genetic trend while reducing… CONTINUE READING

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