Genetic Improvement of Livestock Herds

Panamanian livestock farmers are traveling to Brazil to try to sign a research agreement with the Brazilian Zebu Association in order to improve the Zebu breed in their country.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A delegation of Panamanian farmers traveled recently to Uberaba, Brazil, to explore the signing of a research agreement with the Brazilian Zebu Association during Latin America's largest cattle fair. The delegation is composed of the deputy minister of MIDA, Gerardino Batista, the director of IDIAP, Herman Gnaegui, and two technicians.

The objective of this agreement would be genetic improvement in the individual herds of the breeds zebu tabapua, sindi y guzerá said the president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (Anagan), Pablo Solis, according to Panamaaemrica.com.pa.

"Solis said that Panama needs to continue working in this direction, and Brazil, with a herd of over 200 million head of cattle, is an excellent gene pool, it will bring great benefits to Panamanian farmers," reported online newspaper.

Brazil is now the second largest exporter of beef. The South American country also has a genetic development that allows them to consolidate heavily in the international market.

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