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Breed comparisons and genetic parameters regarding dairy cattle health and welfare in pasture based production systems

Jaeger, Maria; Brügemann, Kerstin; König von Borstel, Uta; Rübesam, Karin and König, Sven (2015) Breed comparisons and genetic parameters regarding dairy cattle health and welfare in pasture based production systems. Paper at: Vortragstagung der DGfZ und der GfT, Berlin, Deutschland, 16.-17.9.2015. [Completed]

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... results from the present study do not justify general utilization of HF sires from NZL to improve productivity and functional traits in grassland systems in Germany. Heterogeneous results were found with e.g. advantages for NZL_HF regarding health composites of feet and legs, but in contrast impaired udder health. The broad pool of German Holstein sires should be used to select specific sires for distinct environments and breeding goals, e.g. HF_DEU_P for grassland systems. Furthermore, the present study revealed genetic background for traits that are generally related to cattle husbandry and farm management, e.g. the welfare indicator THS.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:BÖLN, BOELN, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 12NA035, Weidebetrieb, Weidegenetik, Neuseeland, funktionale Merkmale, Genotyp-Umwelt-Interaktionen, Gesamtzuchtwert, weidebasierte Haltungssysteme, Weidekuh I, Weidekuh II
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Animals > Tierzucht
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Breeding
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://orgprints.org/cgi/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=12NA035&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: Brügemann, Dr. Kerstin
ID Code:29327
Deposited On:30 Sep 2015 08:52
Last Modified:07 Dec 2016 11:35
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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