It’s in the Genes: Comparing Dairy Bulls’ Ability To Transmit Traits to Their Daughters
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. March 2020, issue 02
Dairy bulls pass on different genetic traits to their daughters. Certain traits, like high fat content, can influence how much milk revenue a daughter produces in her lifetime. USDA’s Economic Research Service and Cornell University researchers used 2017 trait data from a dataset of more than 400 Holstein bulls to estimate the technical, revenue, allocative, and profit efficiency of each bull relative to its peers.
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