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It’s in the Genes: Comparing Dairy Bulls’ Ability To Transmit Traits to Their Daughters

Christine Whitt

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. March 2020, issue 02

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Livestock Production/Industries; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302917

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