Livestock Studies 2018, Vol 58, Num, 1     (Pages: 048-053)

Dairy Cattle Association in North America, Ocenia and Some European Countries

Mücahit Kahraman 1 ,Banu Yüceer Özkul 2

1 Ankara Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
2 Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Viewed : 158 - Downloaded : 122 The countries, which ranks top in the world milk production, began pedigree based cattle breeding in the 19th century. Cattle breeding associations were founded by combining herd book society. There is important contribution of breeding associations in obtaining cattle genotypes with high yield capacity. This paper include information about Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Shorthorn, Guernsey cattle breeder associations history, breeder services and animal improvement programme of dairy cattle association in North America, Ocenia and some European countries. Keywords : Breeding Associations, Cattle, Dairy