Abstract

Briggs (1956) noted that Jersey breed is reputed as dairy breed and is comparatively tolerant to hot and humid climate than other breeds of Europe and is champion producer of butter fat with appreciable quantity of milk.  The above characteristic of this bred probably have been the reason for its importation by developing countries in the tropical and subtropical countries of the world for use in crossbreeding programme.  In India too for avoiding continued importation of bulls, Jersey bull mother farms have been established in the several parts of the country.  Since this has been the first time that purebred exotic female stock was kept under wide range of topical environment, it was essential to study the productive and reproductive traits to assess their suitability to the Indian climate.

B. Kumar, B. K Dave

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 8. Symposia (2), , 109–112, 1982
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