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The Potential Effect Of Two New Biotechnologies On The World Dairy Industry

ISBN 9780367310745
Published May 31, 2021 by CRC Press
168 Pages

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Book Description

Biotechnology is expected, by many observers, to have a significant impact on the world dairy industry over the next decade. In this timely volume, Lovell Jarvis analyzes the potential effect of two biotechnologies—multiple ovulation and embryo transfers (MOET) and recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST—on the dairy industry around the world. According to Jarvis's research, the effects of these two technologies will vary greatly between the developed and developing nations. He predicts that the technologies will be most profitable for the developed nations, where their use will increase milk production and strengthen their positions in dairy export markets. Developing country dairy sectors will probably lose from the use of these two biotechnologies, as their own international trade position will be weakened, though their own consumers should benefit. Jarvis concludes his study with a look at alternative approaches that might improve the competitive position of developing countries in the dairy sector.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST) -- Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer (MOET) -- The Projected Effects of rbST and MOET on World Dairy Markets -- Summary and Conclusions -- List of Study Regions and Countries -- Data and Methodology for Projections

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Lovell S. Jarvisis professor of agricultural economics at University of California at Davis.