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Hybridization between yak Poephagus grunniens and taurine Bos taurus or indicine B. indicus cattle has been widely practiced throughout the yak geographical range, and gene flow is expected to have occurred between these species. To assess the impact of cattle admixture on domestic yak, we examined 1076 domestic yak from 29 populations collected in China,(More)
Initiative pour la Diversité des Animaux Domestiques Initiative for Domestic Animal Diversity Iniciativa para la Diversidad de los Animales Domésticos 32 2002 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentatción(More)
  • Fondazione Eni, Enrico Mattei, Joseph T Karugia, Okeyo A Mwai, Robert Kaitho, Adam G Drucker +2 others
  • 2001
SUMMARY Conventional economic evaluations of crossbreeding programmes have overestimated their benefits by ignoring subsidies, the increased costs of management such as veterinary support services, and the higher levels of risk and socio-environmental costs associated with the loss of the indigenous genotypes. A conceptual evaluation framework is developed(More)
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