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Title: Mirandês cattle breed: genetic base and breed improvement
Authors: Sousa, Fernando Ruivo de
Fragata, António
Keywords: Local cattle breed
Breed improvemment
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Wageningen Pers
Citation: Sousa, Fernando; Fragata, António (1996) - Mirandês cattle breed: genetic base and breed improvement. In 3rd International Symposium on Livestock Farming Systems. Aberdeen. p. 79-84. ISBN 90-74134-40-8
Series/Report no.: EAAP Publication;79
Abstract: The "mirandês cattle breed has had a herd book since 1913 and the agricultural service has implemented a programme of genetic improvemment since the 70's. However, in spite of what has been expected, positive results weren't found on that programme and the "mirandês" cattle breed has gone into a decline. This paper analyses the strategies of several cattle breeder types and the genetic demographic structure of cattle within a community in northeast of Portugal.The present organization of the breed improvement, centered on cattle breeders of pure breed and on farms whith a great number of cows, does not permit genetic improvement. The alternative to the present situation consists of expanding the selection basis, integrating a conceptual level with all farmers. implementation of a process to work within the middle of a population of many breeders in the community.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 90-74134-40-8
ISSN: 0071-2477
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