Angus on a ‘terminal’ breed direction, says leading animal geneticist

Angus on a ‘terminal’ breed direction, says leading animal geneticist

Vernon Graham

The Land (AU)

Angus breeders need to broaden their selection beyond the current heavy focus on increasing animal size and carcase weight, according to one of the world’s leading animal geneticists. Professor Dorian Garrick, from New Zealand’s Massey University, said the industry’s concentration on improving a few key income traits had produced tremendous results in the past 40 years but not necessarily for the breeders of young slaughter cattle.

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