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Thai pigs and cattle production, genetic diversity of livestock and strategies for preserving animal genetic resources

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Author(s): Kesinee Gatphayak

Journal: Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology
ISSN 1905-7873

Volume: 7;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: animal genetic resources | genetic diversity | Thai pig and cattle breeds | livestock production

ABSTRACT
This paper reviews the current situation of livestock production in Thailand, genetic diversity and evaluation, as well as management strategies for animal genetic resources focusing on pigs and cattle. Sustainable conservation of indigenous livestock as a genetic resource and vital components within the agricultural biodiversity domain is a great challenge as well as an asset for the future development of livestock production in Thailand.
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