Is continued denetic improvement of livestock sustainable?

William G. Hill*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Large genetic improvements in the quantitative traits of growth, production, and efficiency of farmed livestock have been made over recent decades, and by introduction of genomic technology these are being enhanced. Such continued improvement requires that there be available variation to utilize. The evidence is that little variation has been lost and such rates are indeed sustainable in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-881
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


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