Genetic comparison of breeding schemes based on semen importation and local breeding schemes: Framework and application to Costa Rica

B. Vargas, J.A.M. van Arendonk

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Abstract

Local breeding schemes for Holstein cattle of Costa Rica were compared with the current practice based on continuous semen importation (SI) by deterministic simulation. Comparison was made on the basis of genetic response and correlation between breeding goals. A local breeding goal was defined on the basis of prevailing production circumstances and compared against a typical breeding goal for an exporting country. Differences in genetic response were
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1496-1505
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • dairy-cattle
  • holstein cattle
  • embryo transfer
  • milk-yield
  • improvement
  • selection
  • programs
  • countries
  • america
  • traits

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