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The male in the programme of genetic improvement

The male in the programme of genetic improvement

The male in farm animal reproduction: 24-41

This discussion points out that most of the opportunity for genetic improvement is through selection among in cattle and sheep in particular, most are required for breeding, and selection among is only possible at the expense of an extended generation interval. Male reproduction, its components of sperm production and libido, and its physiological basis, are all subject to genetic variation. Selection would be expected to lead to genetic improvement.

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