Abstract

Tropics of sub-tropics constitute over 70% of the human and 58% of the cattle population of the world.  Vegetation, humans and animals are very closely interdependent in these regions.  Grain available per capita in many of these countries is so meagre that there is hardly any surplus for livestock feeding.  On the contrary some of them have to resort to import of food grain for public distribution.  Thus the ruminants have really a supportive role in these countries since almost 90 percent of them sustain on by-products and residues of food crops and natural vegetation.

R. Nagarcenkar

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 5. Plenary sessions, , 414–438, 1982
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