1996 journal article

Economic viability of crosses of Bos taurus and Bos indicus for dairying in warm climates

JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE, 79(7), 1292–1303.

By: R. McDowell n, J. Wilk n & C. Talbott n

author keywords: dairy; warm climates; crossbreeding; Bos indicus breeds
MeSH headings : Animal Feed; Animals; Cattle / anatomy & histology; Cattle / genetics; Climate; Crosses, Genetic; Dairying / economics; Dairying / methods; Endocrine Glands / anatomy & histology; Energy Intake; Female; Heterozygote; Hot Temperature; Kidney / anatomy & histology; Lactation / genetics; Liver / anatomy & histology; Pancreas / anatomy & histology; Spleen / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: First generation crosses have more vigor than other crosses under stressful environmental conditions; growth rate, milk yield, and reproduction rate exceed those of local breeds and other crossbred combinations. (via Semantic Scholar)
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