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Practical methods of mink breeding. by Robert G. Hodgson

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Published by Fur Trade Journal of Canada in Toronto .
Written in English

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The book can be recommended as a useful introduction to animal breeding, for it gets the basic principles and methods across well. The section on Mendelian genetics is particularly good. The discussion of the traits to be improved is novel (for text books) and useful, with much good common sense and relevant by: Mink raising;: A book of practical information about raising mink, marten, and fisher [L. H Adams] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. pages. • The book covers the discipline of animal breeding from its history, quantitative genetic principles, selection, mating systems and the breeding methods used for improvement of dairy cattle and. R. Henderson from to Henderson’s methods are chie y used today in all countries. However, the models and methods are still being improved through the work of Gianola and Sorensen (the two Daniels), and others. Improvements are possible due to advances in computing power, i.e. more memory, more disk space, faster CPUs, and parallel File Size: 1MB.

  Author of The mink book, Fisher farming, Raising fur rabbits, Trapping in Northern Canada, Back tracking in the fur industry, Farming nutria for profit, Practical methods of mink breeding, Raising beavers for profit. This new Practical Guide to Dog Breeding sheds scientific and technical light on such topics as genetics, reproduction, puppies, behaviour, care and accommodation. Reproduction, pollination control mechanism, natural breeding systems, and hybridization techniques in vegetable crops; Biometrical approaches and their applications in vegetable breeding; Breeding methods in vegetables crops; Heterosis in Vegetables crops;Distant hybridization in vegetable crops; Polyploidy breeding in vegetable crops; Mutation breeding in vegetable crops; Disease resistance Reviews: 1. THIS little volume is one of a series of monographs on fur-bearing animals, issued by the Corporation of German Fur Breeders. Breeding methods, jmanagement, diseases, and peltry of the mink are described, together with the various practical and commercial aspects of mink breeding. The introductory chapters deal with the structure and habits of the mink, mink varieties, and their natural.

In order to prepare for breeding, mink are placed in the barns depending on the breeding methods that the farm has adopted. Most of the time this involves tiny groups of male mink surrounded by larger groups of female mink. Most farmers choose to breed a ratio of females for every male. Practical breeding does not deal with in-depth genetics. Rather it sets realistic desira-ble objectives and try to achieve these goals as economically as possible in terms of time, money and effort. The role of a practical breeder is to learn the many methods but not to strictly adhere to any. A practical breeder will adopt any of the methods asFile Size: 5MB. Mink have a long, thin body and neck, short legs, and a inch bushy tail. Male mink generally are larger than females and may exceed two feet in length. The fur is dark brown on the back, blending into a slightly lighter shade on the belly. A distinguishing mink characteristic is the small white patch of fur on the chin of all animals. In preparation for breeding, mink are positioned within the barns depending on the breeding system practiced on the y this involves small sections of male mink surrounded by larger sections of female farms breed a ratio of females for every positioning makes the transfer of females into the males' pens more.