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Organic dairy breeding lines? – Possibilities and Requirements

Kargo, Morten; Thomasen, Jørn Rind; Wallenbeck, Anna; Hjortø, Line and Slagboom, Margot (2018) Organic dairy breeding lines? – Possibilities and Requirements. Paper at:

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Genomic breeding schemes with large cow reference populations will give room for more line division within dairy cattle breeding and therefore also for organic breeding lines. The reason is that different economic values between organic and conventional production systems are expected in the future and the existence of genotype by environment interaction will presumably be even more recognized. Therefore, correlations between organic and conventional breeding goals are expected to be significantly lower than one. This in combination with increased future “break even” correlations opens up for specific organic breeding lines.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Denmark
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Related Links:http://www.wcgalp.org/proceedings/2018/organic-dairy-breeding-lines-possibilities-and-requirements
Deposited By: Wallenbeck, Ass. Prof Anna
ID Code:33257
Deposited On:04 Jun 2018 04:53
Last Modified:04 Jun 2018 04:53
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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