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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Chicken is nowadays the most widely consumed meat in the world and one of the main sources of animal protein for humans. This outstanding position in meat production was achieved due to improvements in nutrition, animal health, management, and mainly animal breeding. Nevertheless, the genetic...

Author(s)
Peixoto, J. de O.; Ibelli, A. M. G.; Fernandes, L. T.; Ledur, M. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 008, pp 1-9

The global population is rapidly increasing and will surpass 10 billion people within the next 20 years. As diminishing resources continue to impact agriculture, and with the necessity to feed the world by 2050, the agricultural sector must be able to sustainably and efficiently produce...

Author(s)
Myer, P. R.; Clemmons, B. A.; Schneider, L. G.; Ault, T. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 008, pp 1-11

Genomic or whole-genome selection represents a technological development in the use of a large number of genetic markers for genetic improvement, which is expected to lead to a paradigm shift in the design and implementation of livestock breeding programmes. Genomic selection (GS) is based on the...

Author(s)
Dekkers, J. C. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 037, pp 1-13

This presentation has been written for those who may be considering practical intensification of sheep production and need information about its implications, potential and hazards, as well as for those with interests in this field of research. The literature on factors affecting accelerated...

Author(s)
Hunter, G. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 009, pp 1-24

Most applications of genomic selection (GS) have so far been in animals, especially dairy cattle, although theoretical studies have also been conducted for maize. For the last 50 years, commercial breeding programmes for dairy cattle have been based on the progeny test scheme, which results in an...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 023, pp 1-10

Animal welfare (well-being) can be generally defined as 'a state of harmony between the animal and its environment, characterized by optimal physical, behavioural and psychological functioning and high quality of the animal's life'. Since its inception in the early nineteenth century, through...

Author(s)
Cheng, Heng-Wei
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 047, pp 14 pp.

Two main approaches are available to manage the issues of importance in a breeding programme: selection strategies which involve selection followed by mating (either random or non-random mating) and mate selection strategies. In mate selection, selection and mating are considered simultaneously....

Author(s)
Hayes, B.; Shepherd, R. K.; Newman, S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 2002, 70, 4, pp 1R-11R

Improved techniques for genetic manipulation and a rejection by some members of the public of intensive animal production systems have prompted scientists to develop systems where livestock are better adapted to their environment. Improved welfare can be achieved by ameliorating either the...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1997, 65, 9, pp 645-654

A review. Highly polymorphic genetic markers covering most of the pig genome are now available for use by the pig breeding industry and could be used to combine genes from different breeds, to select animals within commercial lines, and in novel applications such as controlling inbreeding and...

Author(s)
Visscher, P. M.; Haley, C. S.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1995, 63, 1, pp 1-8

Recently there has been renewed interest in the use of open nucleus breeding systems. Theoretical models of these systems are well developed and can quite easily accommodate changes in genetic variance both as a result of selection and of mixing different genetic groups. Methods for predicting the...

Author(s)
Roden, J. A.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1994, 62, 3, pp 151-157

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