The Science of Animal Agriculture is directed toward teaching the
basic science concepts involved in the production of agricultural
animals. This newly revised edition contains the latest up-to-date
information regarding the scientifi c aspect of the agricultural
industry. All facets of modern agriculture are based on science.
From the most rudimentary cultural practices to the most complicated
biotechnology techniques, scientifi c research has produced
the phenomenon known as American agriculture....
AusAID has conducted projects assessing beef cattle development in Nghe
An and also lay the basis for the expansion of developing this industry.
February 2007, many dual conversations and workshops with her many children
farmers have been organized to assess the difficulties and obstacles in the development
beef cattle development in the region. These problems exist primarily summarized as
There is a need to improve current practices in Asia with regard to selection of cattle
for breeding purposes, for both dairy and beef production. For many years, most of the
countries in the region have been importing cows, bulls, and semen, largely from the
temperate regions of the world, and using them to ‘upgrade’ the genetics of their existing
herds of indigenous cattle for producing ability. However, and based on current evaluation of
production levels and the productivity of cattle and buffalo, some doubts exist regarding the
need and wisdom to continue this practice.
The Ethiopian Boran breed is one of the cattle breeds widely used in Ethiopia. The breed
is well adapted to semi-arid tropical conditions, has a high degree of heat tolerance, is
tolerant to many of the diseases prevailing in the tropics and has the ability to survive
long periods of feed and water shortage (Ojango et al. 2006). These properties have
genetic basis and have been acquired by natural and human selection over generations.
They are all essential for successful animal production in the tropics.