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The A.M.B.A. and COI…Is it a tool or a goal?

There is an old joke among farmers. The newbie farmer asks the grizzled veteran farmer:  “What is the difference between line breeding and inbreeding?”. To which the grizzled veteran farmer replies “Line breeding is when I do it. Inbreeding is when you do it.” In all animal husbandry (including the breeding of livestock) one of[…]