Genetic improvement and genetic evaluation programs for dairy cattle have been primarily organised within country. Exchange of genetic material between countries increased rapidly during the last decade, a more recent development is the merging of national breeding companies into international AI corporations leading to breeding programs that operate globally. A global breeding plan has also been designed for the Guernsey breed, to warrant the competitiveness of the Guernsey breed compared to other dairy breeds, despite its small numbers. 

W. F Fikse

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 1, , 1.13, 2002
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