Development of genetically improved tropical-Adapted dairy cattle

Paula V. Marchioretto, R. A.Chanaka Rabel, Crystal A. Allen, Moses M.B. Ole-Neselle, Matthew B. Wheeler

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Limited animal production undersupplies animalsourced foods to populations in tropical regions while improving local productivity promotes food security and livelihoods. Strategically exploring traits of interest from distinct genetic groups is a valuable tool to promote the sustainability of livestock systems. Genetic improvement of animals requires wellstructured programs to avoid the opposite effect. When developing these programs, a broad approach should be considered that ideally accommodates the local necessities and conditions where they are being implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2023


  • Bos indicus
  • Bos taurus
  • Climate
  • Crossbred
  • Girolando
  • Tropical-Adapted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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