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“Slick” gene helps cattle beat the heat

Nov 11, 2008
Breeders could move the gene into other economically important breeds, such as Holstein or Angus, to im prove their heat tolerance. The black-and-white Hol stein is the world’s top-pro ducing dairy animal. The typical Holstein herd pro duces more than 21,000 pounds of milk, 775 pounds of butterfat, and 683 pounds of protein per year.

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