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USMARC Twinning Herd Background

Feb 7, 2014
The USMARC created the Twinner herd to research multiple births in cattle in 1976 with research beginning fully in 1981 in order to explore the potential for increasing the output of calves relative to nutrient inputs for cow maintenance. Females that had previously produced multiple sets of twins were chosen for the herd, with no breed requirements.

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