The design of breeding programmes for stressful environments
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Discusses the design of breeding programmes for stressful environments. Identifies the relationship between adaptive traits and productive traits, the Development of breeding objectives and selection criteria. Includes economic objectives, heat tolerance, feed intake, disease resistance and the role of crossbreeding versus selection.
AFRICA; ANIMAL BREEDING; BREEDING SYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS; STRESS; RESEARCH PROGRAMMES; ADAPTATION; BREED SELECTION; ECONOMIC ASPECTS; BIOLOGICAL CONTROL; TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE; REPRODUCTION; FEED INTAKE; DISEASE RESISTANCE; BODY SIZE; MILK PRODUCTION; CROSSBREEDING; VIABILITY; POPULATION DENSITY