Improved ruminant genetics: Implementation guidance for policymakers and investors

Y. de Haas, S. Davis, A. Reisinger, M. Richards, Gareth Difford, Jan Lassen

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Abstract

Genetics makes use of natural variation among animals. Selecting preferred animals as parents can yield permanent and cumulative improvements in the population. More efficient animals can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feed costs. Breeding, including cross-breeding between indigenous and imported species, can also improve resilience to diseases and heat stress and increase reproductive performance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2016
EventCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 9 Sep 2016 → …
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OtherCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period9/09/16 → …
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de Haas, Y., Davis, S., Reisinger, A., Richards, M., Difford, G., & Lassen, J. (2016). Improved ruminant genetics: Implementation guidance for policymakers and investors. Paper presented at CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)., Copenhagen, Denmark.