Texas Adapted Genetic Strategies for Beef Cattle VI: Breeds – Origins and Development

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Date of Publication
August 5, 2021
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Overview

The definition of breed has long been discussed. A typical dictionary definition of a breed is, "a race of animals with some distinctive qualities in common." Even before cattle were domesticated, distinct populations developed in response to prevailing influences of natural selection. After domestication, some cattle populations became even more distinct as cattle raisers influenced which individuals reproduced. (8 pages)

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