Recent Trends In Livestock Innovative Technologies

Successful Genomics and Biotechnologies in Livestock Production

Author(s): Nimra Irem, Abdul Jabbar*, Nadia Mushtaq, Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad and Aftab Shaukat

Pp: 40-54 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165074123070006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Health maintenance will be considered one of the major challenges for effective livestock production in the next decades. The demand of the world for food products from animals is estimated to increase by more than 70% by the end of 2050. To meet the increasing demand, such advanced methods and techniques are required, which have minimal effect on the environment. Over the last 10 years, the selection of genomics has been presented in various major livestock species. This selection has shown almost double the progress in genetics. Though, extra improvements in the field of genetics are required. The information on genomics with increased complexity (including epigenomic, genomic, microbiome data and transcriptomic) have been combined with the advanced biotechnologies for the purpose of a cost-effective method of collection and use, which will be then responsible for a most important contribution. Such technologies on implementation will permit genetic gains in the traditional traits of milk production along with low heritable traits, i.e., fertility and health.

Keywords: Biotechnologies, Genomics, Genetic improvement, Livestock, Production.

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