Outcrossing-beef cattle

Beef Cattle May 22, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Outcrossing- The mating of an individual to another in the same breed that is not related to it. This is the most widely used mating system by both commercial and seedstock producers. Outcrossing produces a higher level of heterozygosity. Outcrossing is a specific type of outbreeding system.

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