Re: Breed improvement for tropical dairy
Vaughan Jones (email@example.com)
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 22:50:13 +1300
> Ronald Nigh wrote;
> >I have lost the original posting on this so I don't quite recall the
> >full request. It is ironic that Pakistan would be buying Canadian
> >Holsteins. I believe Pakistan is the original home of the Sahiwal
> >Zebu, a milk producing brahma that is now bred in Australia and has
> >been crossed in New Zealand with Holstein to create an F-1
> >dual-purpose cow for the tropics.
> I was under the impression that the Sahiwal/Friesian cross was
> originally bred in Australia (why did they breed them in NZ ? I
> wouldn't have thought of NZ as having any tropical areas, but then
> I've never been there). No mention of the NZ version on the site,
> perhaps an oversight that warrants correction.
Vaughan Jones reply -
They are bred in New Zealand solely for export.
Semen is supplied to dairy farmers to breed them for rearing.
> I found the following information at
> a very comprehensive site on breeds of livestock
> Australian Friesian Sahiwal
> Fiona Scott
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