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IDF Factsheet 012/ 2020: IDF Reproductive Technology: Genomic Selection


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Since the domestication of cattle for milk and meat purposes more than 6,000 years ago, farmers have used reproductive technology to improve their cattle. In the beginning, farmers used simple breeding programs selecting a desi red male to mate with their cattle for each successive generation of animals.

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