En savoir plus sur l’agriculture

About the project

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Élevage

Élevage

Tout comme chez les chiens, il existe chez les animaux d’élevage des races pures et des races croisées. Et tout comme certains propriétaires de chiens choisissent différentes races pour différentes raisons, les agriculteurs choisissent également des animaux de ferme de différentes races pour différentes raisons.

Building up the best herd

Farmers have been breeding animals for years through selective breeding in attempts to build a herd of animals that are healthier and more productive. This involves selecting parents that have one or more desirable traits that farmers hope offspring will inherit. 

Sharing genes across the world

Modern breeding for many species of farm animals including dairy cattle, poultry and pigs, is often accomplished through artificial insemination. This makes it possible for breeders throughout the world to introduce the best traits into their herds, even though males with those traits might live far away or even, in another country!

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Les références

Crédit photo

  • "Hereford Cow", Page 1 – Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
  • "Hereford Bull", Page 1 – Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
  • "Angora goat", Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Photo Library
  • "Boer goat", Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Photo Library
  • "Most chickens are bigger and grow faster than egg laying chickens", Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Photo Library
  • "Yorkshire Pigs", Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan

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