Breeding cattle trade
Thousands of years ago the husbandry of cattle began to spread out from the areas of its origin, moving across Eurasia and Africa. The industrial revolution around the turn of the 18th-19th centuries provided the stimulus for the development of specialized dairy, beef, and dual-purpose breeds.
The Dutch-Friesian became the dairy breed for West and Northeast Europe, Brown Swiss and Simmental became the breeds for Central and Eastern Europe, Scottish Ayrshire has spread in Scandinavia.
In the 20th century, several main breeds of cattle have become widely spread worldwide due to their economic efficiency in agricultural production systems.
Selective breeding and establishment of herd-books enabled the development of modern breeding cattle industry including reliable centralized information systems based on unique animal identification systems as well as productivity-based genetic information recording and processing organizations.
Nowadays, most countries worldwide have different frameworks for breed registry of animals, whereas some are government-based and others rely on private sector developed systems.
At Harvest, we continuously maintain cooperation with all the breeding industry partners and through our global network of farms and export facilities, we meet the demands of modern foreign markets.
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