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Ecology and economics in breeding dairy cattle

Ecology and economics in breeding dairy cattle

Berichte uber Landwirtschaft 71(1): 91-97

While the main emphasis in breeding farm animals is on their ability to turn feeds into foods, factors which affect the balance of nature must also be taken into account. In breeding dairy cows cost effectiveness depends on a combination of yield levels and length of productive life. In breeding to make such improvements, however, care has to be taken not to encourage accompanying characteristics which could reduce fitness or fertility.

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