Pedigree Animal

Pedigree Animal

 

a purebred or nearly pureblood crossbreed used to obtain offspring for subsequent breeding. A pedigree animal is almost certain to transmit its best qualities to its offspring. The most valuable pedigree animals have in their genealogy a fairly large number of ancestors with outstanding productivity and breeding qualities. The best animals are raised at special pedigree farms. Pedigree animals are used to improve their breed and the qualities of herds.

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Topping this was the single bull entry, an older pedigree animal which made PS1,900, selling to GG Jones & Co, Llwyniorwerth Uchaf, Capel Bangor.
The farmer involved bought his pedigree animal last year and was happy to let it run with the cows in order to impregnate them.
Ultimately the aim will be to combine estimates of heritability generated from pedigree animal models with selection to measure the predicted micro-evolutionary responses.
A WARNING has gone out following a spate of pedigree animal thefts across Bahrain.
They described living "in terror" of the dog and kept a "dog log" of incidents when the pedigree animal strayed on to their land.
Please keep in mind that a cat without a pedigree certificate is not a pedigree animal, even it is similar to a specific pedigree.
Infertility in a pedigree animal is an important aspect to cover, and this is generally known as Vendors Guarantee insurance.
But it was Caroline who was shocked after the pedigree animal scattered its pursuers and ran two miles along the A52 to her West Bridgford, Nottingham, home.
The pedigree animal, worth about PS4,000, had survived on medication for several months after the attack.
In another case a pedigree animal identified as a TB reactor was found back in the milking herd - an inferior animal had been presented for slaughter with the original animal's ID tags and passport.
An officer who attended the valuation of the pedigree animal, saw that the slaughtered animal was noticeably different.
They described living "in terror" of the animal and kept a "dog log" of incidents in which the pedigree animal strayed on to their land.