The actuarial approach to evaluate breeding objectives for tropical livestock.
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This paper emphasises the importance of including fitness traits in the breeding of livestock, and presents a model for determining overall productivity by combining the actuarial approach of population dynamics with the factorial method of assessing feed energy requirements. The method is illustrated with an example from smallholder dairy farms in Kenya.
CitationProceedings of the 4th World Congress on Genetics applied to Livestock Production, Edinburgh 23-27 July 1990. XIV. Dairy cattle genetics and breeding, adaptation, conservation. 1990 pp. 410-413
University of Nairobi