Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 8

Exploring the Potential of Community-Based Sheep Breeding Programs: Harnessing Indigenous Knowledge for Resilient Livestock Development

N Sai Hemachand1*, V Sai Bharath1, J Phanindra1 and Harikrishnaa Athota2

1Internee, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, C.V. Sc, Proddatur, India
2Senior Graduate Student Assistant (Animal science), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

*Corresponding Author: N Sai Hemachand, Internee, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, C.V. Sc, Proddatur, India.

Received: June 27, 2023; Published: July 18, 2023


The genetic improvement of livestock is commonly perceived as a multifaceted endeavor that demands a high degree of organization and technical expertise. In developed countries, the state has traditionally provided support for animal breeding through large-scale national breeding programs. These programs involve the collection of data, which is then channelled to a central data processing center. Complex statistical methods are utilized to estimate "breeding values," and decisions regarding the use of male breeding animals are made centrally as part of these programs. In developing countries, the required supportive infra-structure is largely unavailable, and attempts to replicate approaches that have been successful in developed countries have met with little success [1]. Community-based breeding programs offer an appealing option for enhancing the genetic quality of small ruminants in low-input systems. In many developing countries, community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) have been proposed as viable alternatives to centralized, government-controlled breeding schemes for small ruminants. This paper presents valuable insights into the socioeconomic advantages that community-based breeding programs can offer to rural populations living in poverty.

Keywords:Community-Based Breeding; Small Livestock Farmers; Livestock; Low-Input System; Breeding Value; Sheep


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Citation: N Sai Hemachand., et al. “Exploring the Potential of Community-Based Sheep Breeding Programs: Harnessing Indigenous Knowledge for Resilient Livestock Development".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.8 (2023): 42-46.


Copyright: © 2023 N Sai Hemachand., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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