FAO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH PAPER 1
selected articles from the
WORLD ANIMAL REVIEW
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This volume of studies from the World Animal Review contains the articles published on animal breeding in the first twenty issues of the journal, presenting the experience and the results of work of animal breeders and geneticists from 16 countries. Although the principal focus of the articles is on animal breeding in the developing areas of the world, information from developed countries is also included.
The text of this volume has been organized in four parts. The first deals with the more general problems of artificial insemination, embryo transfers and utilization of animal gene resources, and includes an article on new facets of animal breeding research in the United States. The second contains all the articles on dairy cattle breeding in the tropics, with special emphasis on crossbreeding. The third is devoted to the breeding of beef cattle, and the last contains material on sheep and alpaca breeding.
This publication is designed to provide a ready and easy reference to animal breeders and geneticists concerned with the improvement of milk and meat production, particularly in the warmer areas of the world. But it will also be of value to other technical and scientific personnel in government departments, research institutes, universities and training centres as well as to the large number of people concerned with livestock development in both developed and developing countries. The articles do not provide panaceas to the problem of animal breeding; however, it is hoped that they may stimulate critical interest, new trends of thought, constructive discussion and positive action.
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|G.R. Duncanson||The Kenya National Artificial Insemination Service (16)|
|A. Bane and C.A. Hultnäs||Artificial insemination of cattle in developing countries (9)|
|K.N. Bedirian, E.B. Burnside,||The commercial application of embryo transfer in domestic animals (13)|
|H. Kanagawa AND J. Wilton||Utilizing animal gene resources (18)|
|U.B. Lindström||New facets of animal breeding research in the United States (18)|
|U.B. Lindström||Milk recording in developing countries (19)|
|I.L. Mason||Maintaining crossbred populations of dairy cattle in the tropics (11)|
|V. Buvanendran AND P. Mahadevan||Crossbreeding for milk production in Sri Lanka (15)|
|R.H. Hayman||The development of the Australian Milking Zebu (11)|
|K. Meyn AND J.V. Wilkins||Breeding for milk in Kenya, with particular reference to the Sahiwal Stud (11)|
|K.E. Wellington and P. Mahadevan||Development of the Jamaica Hope breed of dairy cattle (15)|
|R.H. Ansell||Maintaining European dairy cattle in the Near East (20)|
|Ove Madsen||Red Danish cattle in the tropics (19)|
|Lucia Pearson de Vaccaro||Dairy cattle breeding in tropical South America (12)|
|H.G. Turner||The tropical adaptation of beef cattle (13)|
|B. Vissac||Using large muscular breeds to improve world beef production (19)|
|J.C.M. Trail and T.W. Rennie||Botswana: Performance testing of beef cattle (14)|
|M.J. Creek||The Kenya feedlot project (3)|
|Helen Newton Turner||Some aspects of sheep breeding in the tropics (10)|
|Michael Welham||Crossbreeding sheep for milk and meat in a Mediterranean environment (19)|
|Saúl Fernández-Baca||Alpaca raising in the High Andes (14)|
Note: The number in brackets refers to the issue of World Animal Review in which the article originally appeared.