selective breeding

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selective breeding

the breeding of animals and plants to embrace desirable characters.
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According to Vice Minister Gulmira Isayeva, first the Ministry was considering a total ban on cattle export, but then the Ministry decided to ban only export of breeding stock and allow the local farmers to sell their cattle more expensive in Uzbekistan.
'Assuming that we have one million breeding stock with a calving rate of 80 per cent, it means we would have 800 000 calves.'
It is entirely possible to create a demand for high-quality breeding stock of any species or breed, but a number of variables come into play with how many new breeders will ultimately be interested in your breeding stock.
Her sale allowed us to promote our Breeding Stock sale on a different basis and attract a significantly better catalogue of mares that we could promote to a global audience," said chief executive Henry Beeby.
Mr Boon said: "Particularly useful at a big sale, this should do much to ensure breeding stock that have long and productive working lives as well as the required genetics."
The decline of the Welsh breed meant that Ken had to travel far and wide to purchase quality breeding stock and Barclays were happy to back his bid to expand the herd.
Hubbard, with more than 85 years of experience in selecting the best genetics for the broiler industry, provides solutions that focus on the economic performance, health and well-being of breeding stock. Hubbard specializes in state-of-the-art selection programs to improve the performance of their pure lines, and offers a range of products to respond to current and future needs of the broiler industry.
The downsizing represents 4.9 percent of the Canadian pig breeding stock and 3.3 percent of the overall herd of 11.85 million hogs.
The young chicks, which were worth about pounds 250 in total, were to be used as breeding stock at an aviary attached to the main building.
Mr Organ also breeds pedigree Lleyns and students watched as he carried out laparoscopic AI on breeding stock.
While not intended for use as unique individual animal identification, the new, non-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags will provide a tool to enhance the traceability of breeding stock and to support the USDA's National Animal Identification System.
border to animals born after March 1999 for any use, including as breeding stock.