Beef cattle production system capacity considerations for improved food security: A case study in Myanmar Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 American Society of Animal Science. Natural resources and value-added opportunities exist in Myanmar for improved food security and beef industry development. Nutrition currently limits animal reproduction and growth; reassessment of Myanmar land use policy and development of grazing opportunities are needed for reduced feed and labor costs, and dietary improvement. Standardized cattle trait recording along with live animal and carcass classification would improve value-added marketing and management opportunities throughout the supply chain. Education of cattle farmers and farm youth is needed for fundamental animal and business management principles; technical information should be delivered through "Train-the- Trainer" type programs.

author list (cited authors)

  • Herring, A. D., Kyaw, A. T., & Khaing, T.

publication date

  • 2018