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Tropical cattle : origins, breeds and breeding policies

Author: W J A Paynes; John Hodges
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 1998.
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This work is an account of the origin and distribution of cattle throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world. It classifies and describes all major breeds in Africa, The Americas, Asia and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J A Paynes; John Hodges
ISBN: 0632040483 9780632040483
OCLC Number: 827631604
Description: vii, 328 pages
Contents: Part 1 Origin of cattle and possible centres of domestication: diffusion of cattle throughout Asia; history of cattle in Africa; cattle introductions to the Americas and Oceania. Part 2 Classification of breeds; Asian breeds; African breeds; breeds in the Americas and Oceania. Part 3 Cattle in the tropical world; important features of breeding policies; breeding strategies for cattle in the Tropics; biotechnology and the future of cattle breeding in the Tropics.
Responsibility: W J A Paynes and John Hodges.


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