Improving livestock
Selective breeding has long been used by farmers to improve the quality of livestock. Over the past 10-15 years breeders have worked on developing broader breeding goals that incorporate animal health and welfare traits, as well as productivity. This note describes current technologies used in livestock breeding, research into future technologies and how the improvement of livestock can contribute towards future food security.
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Improving livestock
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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland