Design of a village breeding programme for a llama population in the High Andes of Bolivia.

@article{Wurzinger2008DesignOA,
  title={Design of a village breeding programme for a llama population in the High Andes of Bolivia.},
  author={Maria Wurzinger and Alfons Willam and Jes{\'u}s Alberto Delgado and Monika N{\"u}rnberg and Anne Valle Z{\'a}rate and A Stemmer and Guillermo Ugarte and Johann S{\"o}lkner},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2008},
  volume={125 5},
  pages={311-9}
}
No national breeding programme for llamas is in place in Bolivia. Initiatives for genetic improvement are rarely found and are usually carried out by NGOs working in rural development or improvement of livestock production or research stations. Farmers in the Province of Ayopaya in the District of Cochabamba have formed a breeders' organization with the aim of improving fibre production. In this study, a detailed outline of a breeding programme with a focus on organizational and technical… CONTINUE READING

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