Secondary Guidelines for Development of National Farm Animal Genetic Resources Management Plans. Animal Recording for Medium Input Production Environment
This Secondary Guideline documentation concerns the Animal Recording area of sustainable use and development. Emphasis is on medium input production environments for, whilst most of the basic principles of animal recording apply irrespective of production environment, emphases in the planning of and operational approaches to animal recording schemes will often differ appreciably between high, medium and low input production environments.
The Guidelines focus on:
• The role of animal recording in development, with emphasis on the identification of beneficiaries and on the opportunities to use animal recording schemes as both a source of information to improve animal production and productivity and as a platform for rural economic development;
• The planning and conduct of animal recording schemes, providing step-wise and detailed guidance on institutional and operational organisation of such schemes; and
• Special issues involved in managing animal recording schemes and the utilisation of information resulting there from in medium-input production systems.