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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

This contribution presents the exchanges and work held at the World Limousine Breed Federation (ILC) and the Limousine Herd Book European Federation (EUROLIM) level about international genetic comparisons of beef breeds. The genetic links system between countries approved by ILC has never run....

Bonnet, J. N.
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2002. Proceedings of the 33rd Biennial Session of ICAR, Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-31 May, 2002, 2003, pp 131-134
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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...

Weaber, R. L.
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 133-143

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