Conservation and utilization of livestock breed biodiversity

Hall, Stephen (1996) Conservation and utilization of livestock breed biodiversity. Outlook on Agriculture, 25 (2). pp. 115-118. ISSN 0030-7270

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Abstract

The future of livestock breeding depends on the availability of a large gene pool from which useful traits can be selected. genetic conservation is therefore vital, and should be aimed at all existing breeds, regardless of their usefulness under present conditions. developed countries can afford to maintain stocks of rare breeds, but firm measures are still needed in the developing world, especially where indigenous breeds are threatened by the import of exotic strains. More attention should be given to the use of indigenous breeds in livestock development programmes, and genetic impact analysis should be routine where exotics are used

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Additional Information:The future of livestock breeding depends on the availability of a large gene pool from which useful traits can be selected. genetic conservation is therefore vital, and should be aimed at all existing breeds, regardless of their usefulness under present conditions. developed countries can afford to maintain stocks of rare breeds, but firm measures are still needed in the developing world, especially where indigenous breeds are threatened by the import of exotic strains. More attention should be given to the use of indigenous breeds in livestock development programmes, and genetic impact analysis should be routine where exotics are used
Keywords:livestock biodiversity, conservation biology
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C410 Applied Genetics
C Biological Sciences > C181 Biodiversity
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D420 Livestock
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:5659
Deposited By: Stephen Hall
Deposited On:24 May 2012 08:04
Last Modified:24 May 2012 08:04

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