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- Estell, Rick E., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Rangelands 2015 v.37 no.2 pp. 62-67
- Agricultural Research Service; animal adaptation; arid lands; arid zones; atmospheric precipitation; beef; bulls; cattle breeds; cows; crossing; ecosystems; flavor; introduced species; landscapes; longevity; meat tenderness; natural selection; production technology; rangelands; vegetation; woody plants; Arizona; Chihuahuan Desert; Mexico
- ... Precipitation variability within and across years remains a major challenge for livestock producers in arid and semiarid ecosystems. Cattle adapted to harsh desert ecosystems may offer exciting genetic opportunities for optimizing beef production from arid ecosystems. A type of Criollo cattle, introduced from the Chinipas region of Chihuahua, Mexico, may provide opportunities to use cattle adapted ...