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Helping farmers choose the best livestock for tropical climates

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A NEW alliance that aims to develop technologies to help farmers in developing countries identify the best animals to breed from has been formed between the University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya.

The alliance, in the form of a new Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, will initially focus on the use of genetic information to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals …

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