The aim of breeding is to develop varieties suited to optimal meat- and dairy production: high yielding varieties with reduced need for input of water, fertilizer and plant protection. Characteristics like palatability and feed quality is essential. Breeding material is tested in a range of extreme and stressful conditions such as frost or drought as well as being subjected to high disease pressure. Global testing helps identify the high yielding varieties which can withstand these different pressures including variations in weather conditions.
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