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Heterosis

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Genetic toolbox: Part 1
This article focuses on Dr. Weaber's presentation on the role of heterosis, and part 2 of this series will summarize Dr. Decker's presentation on the use of genomic tools in commercial cow-calf operations.
11 must-read profitability tips from Burke Teichert
It is improved by better land and grazing management and by selecting cows to fit a low-input environment which typically means cows with less size, less milk and more heterosis.
Transition from row crops to pasture leads to profitability
The last few years a Charolais bull has been used as a terminal sire on the Red Angus based cowherd to provide heterosis and productive feedlot calves. The temperament of the animals is also important in this type of system.
Take a balanced approach when selecting herd bulls
Heterosis helps both, too.” Another reader asked, “How about profitability?” With profitability in mind, it's probably wise to make herd sire selections with a balanced approach.
Genetic toolbox: Part 2
This article focuses on Dr. Decker's presentation on the role of heterosis. Part 1 of the series summarized Dr.

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