Better breeds for more milk: ​African dairy genetics gains bulls and cows exhibition
ADGG / Animal Breeding / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Tanzania

Better breeds for more milk: ​African dairy genetics gains bulls and cows exhibition

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Role of African Dairy Genetics Gains platform (Artwork/ILRI: Eric Ouma, Ekta Patel) ? Today, thirty-five farmers and over fifty representatives from the Tanzanian government including Hon. Luhaga Mpina, Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania, and Dr. Eligy Mussa Shirima, Director General of the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI), Tanzanian…

In Tanzania, a better cow is the way to a better future
ADGG / Animal Breeding / Cows / Dairy / Genetics / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

In Tanzania, a better cow is the way to a better future

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Anyone who’s ever looked around the family dinner table at a celebration and wondered at how such a disparate group of people could be related to each other understands—whether they realize it or not—one of the primary difficulties of developing animal crossbreeding programs. No matter if it’s cows or people,…

Livestock genetics and breeding – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016
ADGG / Animal Breeding / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Livestock genetics and breeding – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The adoption of new technologies that speed up genetic gains are leading to further improvements in livestock productivity. Ghibe valley, southwest Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) The experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner geneticists in 2015–2016 clearly demonstrates the positive benefits to smallholder farmers of the…

African Dairy Genetic Gains
ADGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

African Dairy Genetic Gains

African Dairy Genetic Gain (ADGG) is an International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) that is developing and testing a multi-country genetic gains platform that uses on-farm performance information and basic genomic data to identify and provide superior cross-bred bulls for artificial insemination (AI) delivery and planned natural … Continue reading

Outcomes
ADGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Outcomes

ADGG is working with initial core set of about 2,000 small and medium sized dairy farms in each country, with at least 2 dairy cows per farm for smallholders, and at least 10 cows for medium sized farms, and helping them initiate on-farm performance recording. The program will later recruit another 10,000 individual smallholder dairy herds in … Continue reading