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Comprehensive new selection indices have been developed for Holstein, Jersey (Dairy) and Bonsmara (Beef) breeds in South Africa. In all cases the developments were based on the common practices followed in local production systems, biological knowledge, prices realised for the products, costs of...

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Westhuizen, R. R. van der; Banga, C. B.; Theron, H. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 199-204
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In 2007, the number of calves registered from beef herds in Ireland with sire details was 168,000. In 2008, it was 741,000. This represents an increase of over 440%. Having an integrated approach to performance recording whereby all data recorded for statutory and non-statutory purposes are...

Author(s)
Coughlan, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 129-131
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Beef production remains the single largest segment of American agricultural production and is a geographically dispersed production system with many independent players in each industry segment. Economic signals for changes in genetic merit or product attributes are often not clearly communicated...

Author(s)
Weaber, R. L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 133-143
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NMR has provided an on line application for use by customers since 2005 called Herd Companion- an information management system for customers benefiting from NMR (National Milk Records) and NML (National Milk Laboratories) services. It allows farmers and their advisors to view fertility, health,...

Author(s)
Craven, T.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 97-112

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