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THE ZAMBIAN INDIGENOUS CATTLE:

A Review of Their Origins and Phenotype


THE ZAMBIAN INDIGENOUS CATTLE:

A Review of Their Origins and Phenotype

Edwell S. Mwaanga and Pere M. Parés-Casanova

Copyright © 2017 Edwell S. Mwaanga and Pere M. Parés-Casanova


Published by Edwell S. Mwaanga and Pere M. Parés-Casanova Publishing at Smashwords


First edition 2017


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Published by Edwell S. Mwaanga and Pere M. Parés-Casanova, using Reach Publishers’ services,

University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences

P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia

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Contents


Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. General Overview

The Need to Conserve Indigenous Genetics

Cattle Origins and Migratory Routes

References

2. The Angoni Cattle

Breed Origin and Distribution

General Characteristics

Reproduction and Production Traits

Breed Indigenous Knowledge

Breed Challenges

Future Considerations

References

3. The Baila Cattle

Breed Origin and Distribution

General Characteristics

Reproductive and Production Traits

Breed Indigenous Knowledge

Breed Challenges

Future Considerations

References

4. The Barotse Cattle

Breed Origin and Distribution

General Characteristics

Reproductive and Production Traits

Breed Indigenous Knowledge

Breed Challenges

Future Considerations

References

5. The Tonga Sanga Cattle

Breed Origin and Distribution

General Characteristics

Reproductive and Production Traits

Breed Indigenous Knowledge


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