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