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crossbreed

the offspring produced by such a breeding

Crossbreed

 

an animal obtained by mating two or more different breeds. Crossbreeds of the first generation display heterosis in certain economically valuable traits, such as milk yield, egg-laying capacity, or wool yield. In commercial crossbreeding, crossbreeds are raised to obtain animals of increased productivity. Owing to their complex, heterogeneous genetic structure, crossbreeds serve as good material for selection in developing new breeds. In contrast to hybrids, crossbreeds readily mate with one another and yield fertile offspring (seeHYBRIDIZATION).

crossbreed

[′krȯs‚brēd]
(biology)
To propagate new individuals by breeding two distinctive varieties of a species. Also known as outbreed.
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Highest DMY was shown by pure-exotic (HF) breed followed by cross-bred, Sahiwal and lowest by Achai during the whole study period (Table I).
Out of 270 dairy animals tested using SFMT, CMT and microbiological examination, all four quarters of 90 animals (30 each from Nili-Ravi buffaloes, Sahiwal and cross-bred cows) were found to be negative in these tests and included in the study.
Based upon the above discussion the present study was designed with the objectives to find out the role of vitamin E in combating stress and improving fertility in cross-bred cows reflected by different stress reproduction markers during thermal stress.
NMR's national field manager Jonathan Davies said: "This is the first time official ancestry certificates have been made available for cross-bred animals.
A BIG Issue seller whose cross-bred nipped a man on the back of the leg in Llandudno was yesterday fined and ordered to pay compensation.
He said European and zebu breeds of cattle have been cross-bred for centuries to produce high-quality beef.
Entries in the classes for cross-bred steers (82) and cross-bred heifers (78) are strongly supported and baby show heifers number 40, the highest since their introduction to the schedule in 2002.
A large practical exhibition is designed to offer farmers information on how they can add value to their cull cows and Holstein bulls, as well as Continental cross-bred calves.
In trials, rams with high Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) produced cross-bred lambs worth pounds 2.
Many flocks were lost as a result of FMD, including blood lines built up over several generations, and there were concerns about the future of the breed which has become so important in quality cross-bred lamb production and produces one of the finest, and highest value fleeces in the British clip.
FARMER and contractor David Hughes went home happy after collecting the highest figure ever paid in a Wales market for a cross-bred calf.
While we use home bred Charolais bulls across our dairy herd to produce calves that find real demand, our main objective is to breed quality terminal sires that we are confident will leave easy calved cross-bred progeny with quiet temperament, that unbeatable weight for age and quality conformation, factors which will shortly become even more important to dedicated Welsh beef producers,' said Richard.