Technical note: The Dominican Criollo Dairy Cattle. An alternative to Climate Change

  • Joaquín Caridad del Rosario IDIAF
  • Miguel Ceballos Pouerie Ganadero
Keywords: Ganado criollo, vaca lechera, dominicano, conservacion

Abstract

This article highlights relevant historical aspects of the evolution that Dominican dairy cattle have experienced. In the first place, its arrival on the island and its subsequent distribution to the rest of the Latin American countries are briefly discussed. As a result of the loss of this genetics due to non-directed crosses, aspects are presented in relation to the history of their search throughout the country to establish a herd, called Dominican Creole dairy cattle. After its rescue, the conservation processes began in a farm of the Research Center for the Improvement of Animal Production (CIMPA), located in Santiago de los Caballeros. All the actions were carried out with the advice of Dr. De Alba, a tireless Mexican researcher dedicated to the rescue and conservation of the Creole throughout Latin America. Based on this fact, some results of records related to milk production and its composition, carried out at CIMPA, Santiago de los Caballeros, are shown, including a result of the characterization of the breed. Likewise, the use of this highly important genetic material is proposed as a basis for the creation of an adapted dairy cow, which is why it is concluded that this is an opportunity for dominicans to have a real dairy cow that responds to productive and reproductive demands, capable of feeding with available forage resources and sustainably under the tropical environment.

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Published
2022-03-16
How to Cite
Caridad del Rosario, Joaquín, and Miguel Ceballos Pouerie. 2022. “Technical Note: The Dominican Criollo Dairy Cattle. An Alternative to Climate Change”. Latin American Archives of Animal Production 30 (2), 133-39. https://doi.org/10.53588/alpa.300207.