Fibre production in South American camelids and other fibre animals

Editors: Pérez-Cabal, M.Á., Gutiérrez, J.P., Cervantes, I., Alcalde, M.J. (Eds.)

  • Covers the latest advances in the main fields of animals producing fibre
  • Deals with a wide scope of fibre animals and a great variety of subjects and is supported by the Animal Fibre Working Group belonging to the European Association of Animal Production
  • Can be considered a valuable attempt to prepare the fibre production sector for rapid changes and innovations arising within a globalised world
  • The focus lies on fibre animals such as alpacas, llamas, vicunas and guanacos, but recent research on sheep, goats and rabbits is also included
  • Most important themes addressed are meat and fibre production, breeding and genetics, nutrition, reproduction, management, and health
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This book, 'Fibre production in South American camelids and other fibre animals', covers the latest advances in the main fields of animals producing fibre. It deals with a wide scope of fibre animals and a great variety of subjects and is supported by the Animal Fibre Working Group belonging to the European Association of Animal Production. The book can be considered a valuable attempt to prepare the fibre production sector for rapid changes and innovations arising within a globalised world. The focus lies on fibre animals such as alpacas, llamas, vicunas and guanacos, but recent research on sheep, goats and rabbits is also included. The most important themes addressed are meat and fibre production, breeding and genetics, nutrition, reproduction, management, and health. Finally, the book closes with specialised discussions on fibre production related topics, which for example provide a more in-depth look at common management denominators between South American camelids and other fibre animals.

The book addresses scientists, professionals, technicians, farmers, specialised governmental policy makers and students all around the world who are involved in fibre animal production (such as sheep, camelids, goats, or rabbits). This book will present them with the most current findings in this area.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Genetic variability of fleece shedding in the Martinik hair, Romane sheep breeds and their crossbreds

    Allain, D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • Suri/Huacaya phenotype inheritance in alpaca (Vicugna pacos)

    Renieri, C. (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Producing alpaca fibre for the textile industry

    Morante, R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-40

  • External effects for the quantity and quality of fibre in Guanacos

    Thüngen, J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

  • Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing fibre quality of Arkharmerino × Ghezel and Arkharmerino × Moghani crossbreeds of sheep in third generation

    Esfandyari, H. (et al.)

    Pages 51-58

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eBook $69.95
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  • ISBN 978-90-8686-727-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fibre production in South American camelids and other fibre animals
Editors
  • Maria Ángeles Pérez-Cabal
  • Juan Pablo Gutiérrez
  • Isabel Cervantes
  • Maria Jesús Alcalde
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-727-1
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-727-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 illustrations in colour
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