Common methods to avoid inbreeding

Common methods to avoid inbreeding

Heather Smith Thomas

Progressive Cattleman

Inbreeding is defined as the mating of related individuals. In the broadest sense, all animals within a certain breed are somewhat related. But the term inbreeding refers to mating of individuals that are more closely related than the breed average – such as sire to daughter, half-siblings, sire to granddaughter, etc.

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