Ankole Cattle: One of Africa’s Disappearing Livestock Breeds?
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ILRI. 2010. Ankole Cattle: One of Africa’s Disappearing Livestock Breeds?. Video. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI
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Internet URL: http://youtu.be/0n0z4XGliss
Daniel Semambo, Director of Uganda’s National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank, outlines the issues facing many developing countries as they try to improve their livestock productivity (largely by cross-breeding their native stock with higher-producing exotic breeds) while at the same time they try to stem losses of their native livestock breeds and genes. Hardy Ankole cattle have been part of farming in East Africa for generations. As farmers in Uganda and other countries increasingly cross-breed the Ankole with exotic, less disease and drought-resistant animals, fewer and fewer pure-bred Ankole remain. Daniel Semambo in this film makes the case for conserving this and other important animal genetic resources of Africa.