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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.

hybrid vigor

See heterosis.

hybrid

an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties or species.

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hybrid vigor
increased productivity and performance in the first generation of crossbred animals produced by the mating of dissimilar breeds. The gain is lost if the hybrids are interbred. Called also heterosis.
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The ewes lamb easily and hybrid vigour ensures that lambs are very lively.
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.
Mr Watson said: "I'm a strong believer in taking full advantage of hybrid vigour and that works well when running with a Belgian Blue bull.
Mr Foster said: "Cross-breeding also gives these enterprises an added boost to fertility and production from hybrid vigour.
We have been trying to get away from the more dual-purpose type of cow by increasing the yield and producing a modern dairy animal but one which is realistic and not extreme," said Richard Baynes, who adds that their vet bills are low and there are few foot and general health problems, partly attributable to the hybrid vigour of the breeding.
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.