Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Better dairy cattle breeds and better management can improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in Senegal

Research on dairy cattle breeds in Senegal shows that combining best livestock genetics with improved animal management practices can result in significantly increased household benefits. Continue reading

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Animal Breeding / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Determinants of use of breeding technologies in dairy cattle farms in Senegal

This is a poster about a study in Senegal to identify household level characteristics that could have influenced the uptake of artificial insemination (AI) and use of cross-bred or exotic cattle breeds in the last 5 years. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Lotta Lassilla discusses her MSc project in an interview at MTT, Finland.

Lotta Lassila is working on her Masters’ thesis within the Senegal Dairy Genetics Project. Lotta focuses on predicting milk yield from Test-Day milk records collected from indigenous, exotic and crossbred dairy Cattle in Senegal. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière – vidéo des actualités

Regardez une vidéo décrivant les activités principales du projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière. Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sénégal par une meilleure utilisation des races bovines laitières (pures et croisées). Continue reading