Results from various straight- and crossbreeding tria ls conducted in South Africa were reviewed. The conclusion is drawn that in some instances, in itia l crossbreeding followed by inter se mating of crossbred cattle give the same i f not better results than continued crossbreeding. This fa cilita tes rangeland improvement as it lim its the number of pastures needed during the breeding season.

H. AW Venter, J. GE van Zyl, R. J Coertze

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume IX. Breeding programs for dairy and beef cattle, water buffalo, sheep, and goats., , 336–341, 1986
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