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Q1.    Which method is commonly used for improving cattle breeds and why?

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Crossbreeding is commonly used for improving cattle breeds. It is done between indigenous and exotic breeds for variety improvement.

The desired characteristics from both the breed are taken to produce a new improved variety. Exotic breed such as Jersey has long lactation periods, while local breeds such as Red Sindhi are very resistant to diseases.

The two are cross-bred to get calf with both the desired qualities.

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