Animal Science Department


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Published in 3rd World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, edited by Gordon E. Dickerson and Rodger K. Johnson, 4 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1986). Copyright © 1986 Board of Regents University of Nebraska.


I believe just a few brief introductory remarks to this plenary session are needed. We are discussion three distinct topics in this session and the reason for choosing them warrants some brief comment.

In the plenary session on Sheep and Goat Genetics and Breeding at this conference in Madrid in 1982 there were two papers relating to breed evaluation and utilization. Dr. Alan Quartermain discussed the utilization of breed resources in the improvement of goat productivity, while Dr. Neil Clarke comprehensively reviewed utilization of breed resources in the improvement of sheep productivity.