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Scientist use Net Merit, a computer program which ranks dairy cows based on the economic value of their genetic traits

Image Number K7168-6

Net Merit, a computer program developed by ARS geneticist Paul VanRaden, ranks dairy cows based on the economic value of their genetic traits--such as milk quality, productive lifespan, and resistance to mastitis, a common dairy cow disease.

Photo by Keith Weller



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006