In C ontinental E urope beef production is based on purebred dual-purpose cattle w hereas in the N ew W orld the m ain source of beef is from purebred beef herds, m ainly of the traditional B ritish breeds. In B ritain there is an im portant inter-relationship betw een the dairy and beef industries w hich allow s crossbreeding and the associated benefits of heterosis and com plem entarity to be exploited in providing beef cattle for breeding and for slaughter.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 1, Madrid, Spain, 671–679, 1974
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