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This article presents achievements of research in the field of beef cattle. The following topics are discussed: expanding existing knowledge; genetic resources and variation; recording; breeding and genetics; physiology; nutrition; animal health; and new challenges and future directions.

Westhuizen, J. van der
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
WAAP book of the year, 2003: a review on developments and research in livestock systems, 2004, pp 151-154
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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...

Westhuizen, J. van der; Westhuizen, R. R. van der; Banga, C. B.; Theron, H. E.
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 199-204

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