showed rapid increase in RR when compared to Sahiwal, particularly when THI was higher than 76 (Table 2 and Figure 1b).
In just one generation, the crossbred
offspring exhibit the greatest degree of what was lost (in growth and vigor) through many generations of pure breeding within a closed gene pool.
The sale of crossbreds
is expected to generate significant income for CCI.
Nine breast muscle samples from each crossbred
were weighed and put in trays with aluminum grills previously dried in an incubator.
It found that the crossbred
lambs performed better financially than pure Welsh lambs.
They're good-sized animals, and their performance up to weaning age has been comparable to some of the bigger crossbred
After only two years, crossbred
saplings are already producing blooms.
Although, reported fertility problems in crossbred
females are low, the incidence of infertility is very high in crossbred
males (Mukhopadhyay et al.
It is also third behind Texel and then Suffolk crosses for contributing to crossbred
ewes, outside mule/halfbred types.
Cast Ewes to pounds 90; Texel Cast Ewes to pounds 100; Suffolk Cast Ewes to pounds 95; Crossbred
Rams to pounds 75; Beulah Rams to pounds 62; Crossbred
Single Couples to pounds 120; Welsh Hoggs to pounds 95; Welsh Ewe Hoggs to pounds 50.
The move reflects increasing demand for the robust Aberdale crossbred
ewe from lowland farmers who are reaping the benefits of the new damline.
IT Edwards of Bronddwyryd, Betws GG, Corwen, took a first in the crossbred
steer (up to 550kg) sired-by-aLimousin class, with a July 2004-born entry.