Abstract

Crossbreeding with better developed breeds of European origin offers a much quicker method for increasing milk production in tropics. Indian Council of Agricultural Research has launched a large scale crossbreeding experiment using three exotic dairy breeds (Holstein Friesian, Brown-Swiss and Jersey) on six indigenous breeds are better than others with respect to dairy traits. It would therefore suggest that crosses produced from dams of such breeds would be better than others. In order to resolve this problem the data on three indigenous breeds viz.

V. K Taneja, P. N Bhat

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 3, Madrid, Spain, 385–389, 1974
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