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Characteristics of Future Agricultural Animals

  • George E. SeidelJr.
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Abstract

Writing a short chapter on a topic such as “Characteristics of Future Agricultural Animals” by necessity entails considerable arbitrariness. One is confronted immediately with the need to define or at least delimit the words agriculture, animals, and future. Furthermore, one must decide whether to limit considerations to a particular country or group of coun tries. One also must make tacit assumptions about economic growth, international cooperation, lack of major destructive wars, sociological phenomena such as animal rights movements, and the nature of our own species including curiosity, selfishness, intelligence, etc. Worse yet, this is not an appropriate task for one whose training and subsequent employment have been in mammalian reproductive physiology. Probably my best credential is having grown up on a farm.

Keywords

Animal Agriculture Embryo Transfer Dairy Cattle Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George E. SeidelJr.
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  1. 1.Animal Reproduction LaboratoryColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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