Criollo cattle: Heritage Genetics for Arid Landscapes

Author: 
Anderson, Dean M.
Estell, Rick E.
Gonzalez, Alfredo L.
Cibils, Andres F.
Torell, L. Allen
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2015
Description: 
On the Ground• Precipitation variability within and across years remainsa major challenge for livestock producers in arid andsemiarid ecosystems.• Cattle adapted to harsh desert ecosystems may offerexciting genetic opportunities for optimizing beefproduction from arid ecosystems.• A type of Criollo cattle, introduced from the Chinipasregion of Chihuahua,Mexico, may provide opportunities touse cattle adapted to arid and semiarid environments thatrequire minimal management yet provide quality beef.Keywords: livestock, dry lands, foraging, Mexican cattle.
Document Type: 
Journal Issue/Article
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