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Comprehensive new selection indices have been developed for Holstein, Jersey (Dairy) and Bonsmara (Beef) breeds in South Africa. In all cases the developments were based on the common practices followed in local production systems, biological knowledge, prices realised for the products, costs of...

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Westhuizen, R. R. van der; Banga, C. B.; Theron, H. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 199-204
Abstract

The paper deals with the reasons and need for the setting breeding goals based on biological efficiency and local production systems, while using available recordings in an national database. Two such traits, of major economic importance for the South African beef industry is briefly discussed. The ...

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Rust, T.; Westhuizen, R. R. van der
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2004. Proceedings of the 34th Biennial Session of ICAR, Sousse, Tunisia, 28th May-3rd June, 2004, 2004, pp 153-156
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Managing large herds successfully on pastures presents a myriad of ever mutating challenges. In this period of extreme climatic conditions (droughts and floods) constant monitoring of many variables is essential. In spite of supplementary irrigation, grass growth can vary by as much as 300% from...

Author(s)
Lok, N.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 215-220
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Animal identification and recording have a critical role to play in enhancing food security and rural development, particularly in the poor countries of the world. A survey was conducted to assess the current status of animal identification and recording (AI&R) systems in 23 developing countries...

Author(s)
Banga, C. B.; Besbes, B.; Balvay, B.; Chazo, L.; Jamaa, O. M.; Rozstalnyy, A.; Rovere, G.; Toto, A.; Trivedi, K. R.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 53-59
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Livestock production faces specific challenges due to a rise in population numbers, urbanization and economic development in the developing world. A substantial increase in demand for meat in these countries will offer larger market opportunities for livestock producers. Developing countries from...

Author(s)
Scholtz, M. M.; McManus, C.; Mwai, O.; Seixas, L.; Louvandini, H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 221-231
Abstract

Every two years ICAR publishes a beef performance recording survey. This paper describes the survey and its changes during the last 18 years. It gives figures about countries who answer (for seven in 1986 to 26 in 2002) and briefly describes the more important countries for beef performance...

Author(s)
Journaux, L.; Schild, H. J.; Grogan, A.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2002. Proceedings of the 33rd Biennial Session of ICAR, Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-31 May, 2002, 2003, pp 135-138

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