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This report presents one of six parallel case studies carried out as part of the project on innovation in agro-biotechnology. In this case, the potential role of biotechnology in animal production was examined. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate those areas in animal production where biotechnology has power to resolve commercially oriented problems or to analyse the principal constraints currently preventing maximum exploitation. Benefits from the application of biotech in animal production include: (i) improved production efficiency (growth, food conversion rate); (ii) better quality (leaner carcases); (iii) higher health status (disease resistance, improved and safer vaccines). Critical environmental benefits are also identified and the results and recommendations from the study are presented.

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Authors: THELWALL A D, Prospect Management Services, Ripon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14718 EN (1992) 127 pp.
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Record Number: 199310507 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en