Local cattle breeds in Europe : development of policies and strategies for self-sustaining breeds

S.J. Hiemstra, Y. de Haas, A. Mäkit-Tanila, G. Gandini

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Abstract

Which policies and strategies are required to successfully maintain our European Farm Animal Genetic Resources? The European local cattle populations were a target in the EURECA project, co-funded by the European Commission (EU AGRI GENRES 870/04). The general aim was to better understand the state of the breeds, to identify factors that contribute to their success or failure, and to recommend decision-making tools for development of ambitious and sound strategies and policies
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages154
ISBN (Print)9789086861446
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • cattle breeds
  • sustainability
  • animal genetic resources
  • gene banks
  • cryopreservation
  • genetic diversity
  • endangered breeds

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