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The Value of Heterosis in Cow Herds

Heterosis is a genetic phenomenon discovered in the 1940s and is universally accepted today as the only free lunch in the cattle business. It is responsible for the increase in growth, size, fertility, function, yield, or other characteristics in crossbred cattle over the average of the straight-bred parents. Heterosis (commonly known as hybrid vigor) this beef production tool for the cow/calf producer which can increase a cow's productivity up to 25% by increasing those ever-important maternal traits. Heterosis also assists in enhancing traits for the producer’s feeder calf buyer, the feedlot manager, who needs more gain!



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