New Technologies for Animal Improvement and Developing Countries
Livestock are a principle source of food in developed and developing countries. Their value is related to the efficiency with which they are able to meet the requirements of the local society. Society sets the ethical and economic framework of animal production systems but it is the responsibility of the scientist to develop appropriate technologies to enhance livestock production.
KeywordsGenetic Improvement Animal Breeding Progeny Testing Genetic Selection Exotic Breed
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