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Cover for Visionaries - a concept is born: the philosophy of genetic conservation.

The history, creation and role of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in the conservation of rare and endangered livestock breeds in the UK and the rest of the world are described.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The way ahead: how animal genetic resources may contribute to a sustainable future.

This chapter describes the different challenges faced by livestock farming (including climate change and environmental impact) and the importance of directed animal breeding for preserving the biological diversity and sustainability of animal production under different management systems.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic diversity in the agro- industrial era: what is at risk?

This chapter focuses on the long-standing debate regarding the balance between the commercial agro-industrial model that dominates in advanced industrial democracies and the more traditional cultivation of plants and animals using age-old techniques, knowledge, landrace seeds and animals. The...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic improvement of beef cattle.

This chapter discusses the breeding objectives, genetic resources and methods of genetic improvement used in beef cattle breeding. Focus is given on formulation of breeding objectives, breeding objectives for beef production systems, breed resources and crossbreeding, selection within breeds and...

Author(s)
Kinghorn, B. P.; Banks, R. G.; Simm, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History and domestication.

Understanding the fundamentals of genetic theory provides background for understanding family, breed, biological group, and species differences. Understanding the developmental history of populations of cattle in their native regions should explain to the reader how, over long periods of time,...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Growth and development.

Beef cattle production systems can utilize the efficiency of young animal growth in the development of muscle, typically measured as animal weight. There are numerous genetic and environmental influences that can contribute to variation in rate and extent of an animal's growth and size at many...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global comparisons of cattle and beef.

There are many fundamental concepts of beef cattle production that can be applied to beef production systems globally. However, the specific strategies of management, use of genetic and environmental resources, and expected outcomes can vary tremendously, and the same production method that...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mason's world encyclopedia of livestock breeds and breeding. Volume 1 and Volume 2.

This work contains chapters that describe the history, distribution, domestication, physical characteristics, physiology, breeding, uses and conservation of domestic and wild animals that have been used as livestock. The first volume includes asses, camelids, cattle, goats, horses and pigs. The...

Author(s)
Porter, V.; Alderson, L.; Hall, S. J. G.; Sponenberg, D. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934668)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Increased sustainability in poultry production: new tools and resources for genetic management.

This chapter examines the emerging technologies that can be applied in the poultry industry in the coming decade for increased sustainability of genetic resources. Some of these technologies such as semen cryopreservation are currently being used for sustainable production by protecting and...

Author(s)
Whyte, J.; Blesbois, E.; McGrew, M. J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645308)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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