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Current systems of cattle production and the potential for change

Current systems of cattle production and the potential for change

New techniques in cattle production: 9-19

This paper surveys the cattle production system of the World, identifies major weaknesses, and discusses future developments in relation to the application of new techniques. Globally, cattle numbers in the last 20 yr have increased by 18%, and milk and beef production by 34 and 39% resp., but while milk and beef consumption per head of population in Europe increased by 30%, in Africa, milk consumption has decreased by 15% and beef consumption has increased by only 10%.

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