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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

I think we've milked this for all it's worth.

(Although has anybody mentioned that cows are good at storm tactics? They really know how to hoof to.)
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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

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I think we've milked this for all it's worth.

(Although has anybody mentioned that cows are good at storm tactics? They really know how to hoof to.)
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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

August 17, 2012
Qualifying diversity in bovine cattle

There is a new open access paper for all those with interest in the genetic history of cows:

Deirdre C. Purfield et al., Runs of homozygosity and population history in cattle. BMC Genetics, 2012. Open access ··> LINK [doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-70]


The runs of homozygosity (ROH) are used to qualify the nature of the inbreeding (endogamy) process where it exists. When the ROHs are short (for example among Malagassy Zebu), that indicates that the genome has been recombined and fragmented many times, while when the ROH are longer, it can be inferred that inbreeding process is recent, as happened in Jersey and Guernsey, who applied strict cattle regulations since the 19th century



The full names of the breeds are:

•African taurines: Baoule (BAO), Lagoude (LAG), N'Dama (NDA), Oulmès Zaer (OUL), Somba (SOM)
•African hybrids: Kuri (KUR), Sheko (SHK)
•African zebu: Zebu Bororo (ZBO, Zebu Fulani (ZFU), Zebu from Madagascar (ZMA)
•British Isles: Angus (ANG), Guernsey (GNS), Hereford (HFD), Jersey (JER), Red Angus (RGU)
•Northern Europe: Bretonne Pied Noire (BPN), Holstein-Friesian (HOL), Maine-Anjou (MAN) Maraichine from Parthenaise (MAR), Monbeliard (MON), Normande (NOR), Norwegian Red Cattle (NRC), French Pied Rouge Lowland (PRP)
•Central/SW France: Aubrac (AUB), Charolais (CHL), Charolais from UK (CHA), Gascon (GAS), Limousin (LMS), Salers (SAL)
•Alpine: Abondance (ABO), French Brown Swiss (BRU), Brown Swiss (BSW), Piedmontese (PMT), Romagnola (RMG), Tarine (TAR), Vosgienne (VOS)
•Zebus: Beef Master (BMA), Brahman (BRM), Gir (GIR), Nelore (NEL), Santa Gertrudis (SGT)

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Article here: For what they were... we are: Qualifying diversity in bovine cattle

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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

Congratulations.

I just did a search, you are the first person to use the word "homozygosity" on SailNet.com

Now. Let us somehow work polymerase chain reaction into a sailing discussion.
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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

Gratuitous cows and sailboat image.




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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

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But far less unique and exciting.

What about goats instead of a cow? You could more easily keep the two genders and goat's milk ice cream is really good. They also might dispose of other refuse. Don't goats eat anything almost?
Don't forget, kid is almost as yummy as lamb! Two for one deal!

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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

Got so tired of goat, big difference between goats for crew and for curry Still working on getting tired of beef.
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Re: Cruising with livestock -- any anchoring issues?

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cows dont give milk unless they have a baby ... they dont have babies unless there us a lot of bull around--you could well do it---could work--as long as the bull is flowing, the rest should work out nicely....say hay to mayor of ny for me...lol

ooh yes--and it will definitely test your newly installed composting head...
Teach the cow how to read sailnet. There is a lot of bull here.
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In the days of yore; long before there were freezers and A/C. Carrying livestock was the only means of having fresh meat. But those ships had pens built for easy handling the bullocks, pigs and chickens. Plus they had to have stowage for the feed also. Run out of feed and guest whose pet cow ends up in the stew pot.
Something like this?

Cow stands on deck of stranded ship Matthew Flinders on King Island - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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