Linebreeding Info

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Re: Linebreeding Info

Postby Ebenezer » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am

Some years are tightening and some years are for building. A son/mother mating is due on one, a lineXline on several groups, an AI effort on a foundation cow from an old bull and the breeding plans this year are going to focus on the start of another line from the 60's and 70's. Still have 4 or 5 half brothers to use on half sisters and first cousins in the years ahead.
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Re: Linebreeding Info

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 am

[quote="Supa Dexta"]'Every breed of dog, chicken, pig, all modern animal agriculture has got to where it is due in part to line breeding./quote]

Outcrossing on a put together herd is an easy way to increase variability. Been there.

Neighbor has a registered herd that is AIed to a variety of proven growth bulls. A few more fancy calves than commerial herds, but still a huge amount of variation.
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