In C ontinental E urope beef production is based on purebred dual-purpose cattle w hereas in the N ew W orld the m ain source of beef is from purebred beef herds, m ainly of the traditional B ritish breeds. In B ritain there is an im portant inter-relationship betw een the dairy and beef industries w hich allow s crossbreeding and the associated benefits of heterosis and com plem entarity to be exploited in providing beef cattle for breeding and for slaughter.

W. HE Lewis, D. M Allen

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 1, Madrid, Spain, 671–679, 1974
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