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ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHINESE SHEEP AND GOAT RAISING INDUSTRIES OVER THE LAST FORTY YEARS

  • Cheng Guangren (a1) and Ma Naixiang (a1)

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The people's Republic of China has been established for forty years. The sheep raising industries, the same as other industries has made tremendous developments and achievements since the Liberation in 1949. The population of sheep and goat has increased four times from 42.35 million in 1949 to 211.64 million heads in 1989. The breed characteristics have also changed greatly in appearance on the basis of large scale crossbreeding programmes. Grease wool yield has increased in China from 33,500 tons in 1950 to 254,000 tons in 1989 and other sheep and goat products have gained to a substantial extent. Meantime, the sheep and goat scientific and technological work and services have developed quickly over the same period.

La République Populaire de Chine existe depuis quarante ans. Le secteur de l'élevage ovin, de méme que d'autres secteurs, a connu un développement et des réalisations remarquables depuis la Libération, en 1949. La population ovine et caprine a quadruplé, passant de 42.35 millions de tétes en 1949 á 211.64 millions en 1989. Les caractéristiques raciales phénotypiques ont également beaucoup changé á la suite de programmes de croisement á grande échelle. La production de laine en suint a augmenté en Chine de 35.000 tonnes en 1950 á 254.000 tonnes en 1989 et les autres produits dérivés, ovins et caprins, ont progressé de façon substantielle. Durant cette méme période, les travaux scientifiques et technológiques sur la brebis et la chévre, ainsi que les services, se sont développés rapidement.

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ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHINESE SHEEP AND GOAT RAISING INDUSTRIES OVER THE LAST FORTY YEARS

  • Cheng Guangren (a1) and Ma Naixiang (a1)

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