The fur industry is a young partner in animal production. It has increased considerably in volume within the last 10-15 years and it has concentrated on fewer species and fewer colour types in the same period. Selection is changing towards quantitative traits measured by the farmer's eye on a subjective scale. Use of index based selection is enabled by a computer system used on the farm. Line breeding and cross breeding programmes are used on a number of breeding farms.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XV. Beef cattle, sheep and pig genetics and breeding, fibre, fur and meat quality., , 189–194, 1990
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