Crossbreeding


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Crossbreeding

 

or interbreed crossing; a method of breeding farm animals and laboratory animals, based on crossing different breeds. Crossbreeding is a variety of outbreeding.


Crossbreeding

 

a method of breeding farm animals whereby animals of different breeds (of the same species) are mated. It is used to improve old breeds and obtain new ones. It is also used in industrial crossing to obtain only the first generation of offspring, crossbreds, which are remarkable for their great viability and productivity.

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Over the past few years dairy producers have shown more interest in crossbreeding programs for dairy cattle especially in warm climate regions.
The exotic breeds included in the crossbreeding program were Simmental, Angus, Hereford and Charolais.
(2006) confirmed that crossbreeding influence both consumer preference and juiciness ranking.
Selective outbreeding is the best wag to improve certain traits and retain vigor when staging within a certain breed, though the results are slower and tress dramatic than with crossbreeding.
The USA seems to lead the way in crossbreeding. In April this year American-born Adam the zeedonk,a cross between a zebra and a donkey developed by American scientists, was unveiled at Groombridge Palace Gardens near Tunbridge Wells
The Hokkaido association's one attempt at live crossbreeding, in which it borrowed a guide dog from the Kansai association, was successful but the cost -- about 50,000 yen to transport the dog -- made the process too expensive to be feasible, the officials said.
In the "Pieces Annexes" section of Le metier a metisser, Madeleine Gobeil-Noel says, "Ton originalite reside dans ton optimisme foncier." This, combined with the universality of crossbreeding, brings us to the subtitle of part 7, "Que peut un poete pour la mondalisation?" Here we find this key sentence: "Le poete fait un recourt sage, prudent, intelligent a l'hominimetre." In another essay Depestre says, "Le metier a metisser a le vent en poupe."
Keywords: Age at first calving, Calving interval, Crossbreeding, Dairy cattle, Pregnancy rate, Subtropics.
One of the commercial breeds widely used in the KNP crossbreeding program is the Duroc pig resulting in KNPxDuroc crossbred (KNPxD).
SHEEP breeding company Innovis is extending its Aberdale crossbreeding programme into the north of England and the Scottish Borders with the first Aberdale Swaledale lambs on the ground in Cumbria.
The pair ultimately by interbreeding a canary with a red siskin and repeatedly crossbreeding subsequent generations.
Adding jellyfish genes to corn seeds, for example, is to him the same as crossbreeding corn plants.