When it comes to classifying cattle breeds, paradigm refers to the mindset that went into the breed's creation and subsequent development.
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The native homeland of a given breed is important when choosing a breed of cattle, as it indicates the environment in which the breed was developed to thrive.
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One way cattle breeds can be grouped is by genetic background. This is important, as each variation reflects a different philosophy and approach to selection.
The most obvious way to classify cattle breeds is according to their specialty: beef, dairy, or dual-purpose. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.
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Cattle breeds can be grouped in many ways: specialty, genetic background, geographic origin, paradigm. The best choice of a cattle breed will be one that is adapted to your circumstances.