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An African cattle disease, disease-resistant cow and disease control solution

The tsetse fly, which spreads the livestock disease trypanosomosis (photo credit: ILRI/Elsworth). Aid Netherlands has picked up news of a paper published last month in a leading scientific journal about a breakthrough in determining the genes responsible for controlling a tsetse fly-transmitted disease of livestock that has devastated Africa, and held back farming on the … Continue reading

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Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production

This working paper by Aynalem Haile, Workneh Ayalew, Noah Kebede, Tadelle Dessie, and Azage Tegegne on Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production was released on 3 February, 2011. This working paper  is prepared to develop breeding plans for the Ethiopian Boran cattle and is based on: 1) secondary data … Continue reading