Systematic crossing of British breeds in commercial beef herds should enable producers to increase production per cow unit (Gregory et a l., 1965; Cundiff et a l., 1974). Evidence from the southern United States suggests that even higher production levels can be. attained by crossing Zebu cattle, especially Brahmans, with European breeds (Kincaid, 1962; Roger, 1980); however, the potential for Zebu crosses in colder, dryer climates has not been established.
A long-term project to evaluate diverse breed types of cattle, including European and Zebu crosses, was initiated at the University of Nevada-Reno in 1973. Production traits of straightbreds and F^ crosses are summarized in this report.

C. M Bailey

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 8. Symposia (2), , 372–376, 1982
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