Abstract

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.
 

K. Borsting

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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