Hair Sheep Of Western Africa And The Americas: A Genetic Resource For The Tropics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Hair Sheep Of Western Africa And The Americas

A Genetic Resource For The Tropics, 1st Edition

By H. A. Fitzhugh

CRC Press

344 pages

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Hardback: 9780367019259
pub: 2019-05-31
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Perhaps less than 10 percent of the world’s sheep have hair coats instead of wool fleeces, but as an animal resource, these sheep are important far out of proportion to their numbers. Hair coats provide an advantage in the face of the heat, humidity, and other stresses of the tropics. Small in body size, early to mature, and often highly prolific,

Table of Contents

Preface -- General Overview -- Hair Sheep: A General Description -- Productivity of Hair Sheep and Opportunities for Improvement -- Middle America and South America -- Pelibuey Sheep in Mexico -- Reproduction in Peliguey Sheep -- African Sheep in Colombia -- Commercial Hair Sheep Production in a Semiarid Region of Venezuela -- Reproduction and Growth of Hair Sheep in an Experimental Flock in Venezuela -- Performance of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Their Crosses at the Ebini Station, Guyana -- Hair Sheep Performance in Brazil -- Sheep Production in Tobago with Special Reference to Blenheim Sheep Station -- Barbados Blackbelly and Crossbred Sheep Performance in an Experimental Flock in Barbados -- Reproduction and Birth Weight of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in the Golden Grove Flock, Barbados -- Virgin Islands White Hair Sheep -- A Note on Performance of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in Jamaica -- A History of the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep -- Western Africa -- Performance of Hair Sheep in Nigeria -- Review of Hair Sheep Studies in Southwestern Nigeria -- Djallonké Hair Sheep in Ivory Coast -- A Note on Characteristics of Hair Sheep in Senegal -- Sedentary Sheep in the Sahel and Niger Delta of Central Mali -- North America -- Research with Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in North Carolina -- The St. Croix Sheep in the United States -- The Barbados Blackbelly (“Barbado”) Breed in Texas -- Crossbreeding with the “Barbado” Breed for Market Lamb or Wool Production in the United States -- Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in Mississippi -- Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in California

About the Author

H. A. Fitzhugh is an animal scientist and program officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at Winrock International Livestock Research and Training Center.

G. E. Bradford is a professor of animal science at the University of California, Davis.

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SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General