About the book
Genetic Improvement of Farmed Animals provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences underpinning farmed animal breeding. Relating science to practical application, it covers all the major farmed animal species: cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs and aquaculture species.
- Provides comprehensive coverage - from fundamental genetics, analysis of variation, prediction of breeding values and response to selection, through to application of modern genomics and biotechnology.
- Illustrates the practical application of theory in temperate and tropical systems.
- Outlines current practice and explores future directions, including sustainability and ethical implications, to leave readers completely up to date.
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