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hybrid vigor

[′hī·brəd ′vig·ər]
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Although there was some evidence of hybrid vigour for litter traits, it was not great enough to justify a cross-breeding program.
Mr Morgan said: 'Increasing weaned calf percentage from 90 to 95% by better feeding, use of crossbreed cow hybrid vigour, better husbandry and reduced disease, would cut variable costs by 4p/kg, and overheads by 5p/kg.
I also look forward to the day when breeding companies can produce more efficient crossbred beef cows with planned hybrid vigour for use as breeding replacement in commercial suckler herds.
A week later, at Glasdir, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst, the programme starts at 10am with Dr Williams, followed by Beef and Sheep Farmer Richard Parry's talk on hybrid vigour.
He said: ``In the past, the assumption was that no cross could compete with pure Holsteins for production, but on average, hybrid vigour produces a 6.
The offspring have hybrid vigour, exactly as a crossbred dog is often tougher than a pure pedigree.
An agent for the Duke of Buccleuch in Scotland noticed the extra weight of our birds in comparison to his own Langholm stock, hence my family preoccupation of catching grouse in nets for export to his neck of the woods, with the prospect of transferring to his stock, affording hybrid vigour, together with the hope of breeding into a more prolific and desirable homo sapiens eating quality.