By M. Guellouz; A. Dimitriadou; C. Mosconi

This book comprises the court cases of the thirty fourth Biennial consultation of the foreign Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and the Interbull assembly held in Sousse, Tunisia from twenty eighth could to third June 2004. The booklet is split in 5 periods, containing in overall 50 technical papers and reviews. One key consultation debates the traceability and all topics interested by animal health and wellbeing recording. This book additionally offers, for the 1st time, the information of the 'Yearly inquiry at the state of affairs of milk recording in ICAR member countries'. effects for the years 2001 and 2002 are up-dated to April 2004. approximately 35 pages are dedicated to nationwide milk productions, their recording bills, place of milk recording and the result of milk recording divided by means of breeds and are awarded in effortless to learn tables

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Training program and dairy sector organization Collection network and milk transport The national milk collection network in Tunisia is the most important link in the channel because it connects milk production to processing. The network has played an important role in the development of the dairy sector and it was the basic factor for the increase of the milk collection capacities and for the creation of new production poles (Mahdia, Sidi Bouzid & Sfax). It plays a significant role in guarantying a safe market where the producers can sell their milk and also in ensuring better sanitary conditions of the collected milk.

0 LSU/ha. Table 2. Improvements of energy efficiency in animal farming through biogas production out of solid and liquid farm manure and co-substrates. 98 Improvement of energy balance: Energy balance (GJ/ha) -7 60 +67 12 58 +46 9 28 +19 35 Animal welfare In the present socio-economic environment animal welfare is another important issue in sustainable animal husbandry and product marketing. Although few consumers/citizens realize the exact meaning and practical value of welfaring animals. But shouldn’t actual individual records of parentage, performance, reproduction and health permit a more or less precise characterization of animal welfare?

Since the beginning of this century, many other breeds were introduced in Tunisia in order to improve the productivity of local breeds, particularly the “Montbeliarde”, “Brune des Alpes”, “Tarentaise”, “Frison”, “Normande”, “Charolaise”, “Limosine” and “Sahiwal”. As a result of the combination with exotic genes, the pure cattle breeds found in Tunisia are represented by: • “Frison – Holstein” which is formed by pure Holstein imported from North America or Europe with their descendants, born and raised in Tunisia; by Pie Noire cows with a tendency towards the Holstein, introduced from Europe and their descendants born and raised in Tunisia.

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