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Gloria Brathwaite - Didier likes the comment:
Hello Philip You are right in your observation and it will be better use crossing in case you can't provide cows with good feeding , housing, veterinary care and effective cooling. Anyhow, my experience in these same tropical regions is that, once you manage giving all these factors, then HF is able to manifest its potential and be superior over other breeds or crosses.
Gloria Brathwaite - Didier likes the comment:
I work a lot in dairy development in India, China, Vietnam and northern Australia. I agree that heat management is essential and good cooling systems are available, but must be implemented professionally. However in many tropical climates I work in (hot and very humid) I still firmly believe we should be looking at genetics, both within HF also considering other breeds, including Brown Swiss, and ...
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