• Short Summary

    IN ZAMBIA, THE HOT CLIMATE AFFECTS THE REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE OF CATTLE, WHICH PRODUCE CALVES ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS, INSTEAD OF ONCE A YEAR AS IN EUROPE.

  • Description

    IN ZAMBIA, THE HOT CLIMATE AFFECTS THE REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE OF CATTLE, WHICH PRODUCE CALVES ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS, INSTEAD OF ONCE A YEAR AS IN EUROPE. THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S ANIMAL PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE AT MOUNT MAKULU IS CARRYING OUT ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS IN AN EFFORT TO FIND THE SOLUTION TO THE LOW-FERTILITY PROBLEM.

    EXPERTS SAY THAT IF ZAMBIA CAN IMPROVE ITS CATTLE-CALVING RATE BY 40 PER CENT, IT WILL BE ABLE TO EXPORT CATTLE. AT PRESENT, ZAMBIA DEPENDS HEAVILY ON RHODESIA FOR ITS BEEF NEEDS.

    AS WELL AS CARRYING OUT TESTS ON THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OF VARIOUS ANIMALS, RESEARCHERS AT THE STATION SUBJECT CATTLE TO CONTROLLED STARVATION. THE STATION ALSO IS EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITIES OF MARKETING BULLS-AS OPPOSED TO STEERS -- FOR BEEF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADKHCCAOZZ8VQ45WX6K1SLB663
    Media URN:
    VLVADKHCCAOZZ8VQ45WX6K1SLB663
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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