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hybrid vigor

n.
Increased vigor or other superior qualities arising from the crossbreeding of genetically different plants or animals. Also called heterosis.
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Although there was some evidence of hybrid vigour for litter traits, it was not great enough to justify a cross-breeding program.
The [F.sub.2] hybrids like Hysun-33 x SF-187 and Peshawer-93 x PAC-64-Amay be the most desirable ones in the sense that they recorded comparatively moderate inbreeding depression with enough number of leaves to be productive if [F.sub.2] hybrids are to be exploited for hybrid vigour (Table 4).
The offspring have hybrid vigour, exactly as a crossbred dog is often tougher than a pure pedigree.
Hybrid vigour is one plus, which certainly helps to improve herd fertility - vital when they college is looking to move to block calving in the autumn.
A week later, at Glasdir, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst, the programme starts at 10am with Dr Williams, followed by Beef and Sheep Farmer Richard Parry's talk on hybrid vigour. Bill Joyce's branding update will precede Ann Berryman, the regional manager Europe for Meat and Wool New Zealand, with a global perspective.
They grow well because of the hybrid vigour and as a result we give them no creep feed.
Bruce says the mix gives the animals hybrid vigour, and the gentleness of the organic regime means that he has grand old ladies of 18 years old still milking twice a day.
``They have hybrid vigour,are a multipurpose, versatile animal and if they have your trust, they are not stubborn, but enduring,clever workers.''
``The ewes lamb easily and hybrid vigour ensures that lambs are very lively.
``The ewes lamb easily, and hybrid vigour ensures that lambs are very lively,'' said Mr Owen.
The Stampers decided Holsteins were not suitable to the new system and now some of the cows are being served with the Jersey to further improve hybrid vigour and further increase milk solids.
"Composites with their associated hybrid vigour are currently the buzz among suckler producers.