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Selecting dairy animals beauty or the beast  [1998]

Khan, M.S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics)

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Animals have long been selected for type, definition of which have changed from subjective measurements to more objective traits. The arguments for considering type include better economic returns, reduction in serious functional problems, recreation (sports/competition) and appreciation of aesthetic values. Although difficult to measure as objectively as the yield traits, it fulfills the other criterion of traits to be selected genetically, i.e., economic, heritability and variability. Beauty and the beast both are important.

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Pakistan Veterinary Journal (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0253-8318