Traditional Animal Breeding

N. Lambe*, G. Simm

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Several breeding strategies that can affect carcass composition and meat quality are reviewed in this article. These include: (1) selection between breeds within species; (2) crossbreeding to combine desirable characteristics from more than one breed or strain, or to exploit heterosis in crossbred progeny; and (3) genetic selection of superior breeding stock within a breed. Genetic influences on carcass and meat quality and selection programs designed to improve these traits are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages19-26
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847317
ISBN (Print)9780123847348
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Breeding program
  • Carcass composition
  • Cattle
  • Crossbreeding
  • Estimated breeding values
  • Expected progeny differences
  • Genetic
  • Genetic correlations
  • Heritability
  • Livestock
  • Meat quality
  • Pigs
  • Sheep

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