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on a small acreage and yet produce more milk. Some good newsDr. Nicholas Kauta, commissioner in charge of livestock in Uganda, believes Ankole cattle would not become extinct. He argues tha▓t even if farmers abandon the local breed, veterinarians will preserve it in a gene bank. The Entebbe-based National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank has been storing sperms from▓ bulls of the Ankole breed for breeding purpo▓ses. Also, the Ankole long-horned cow is better adapted to semi-arid conditions▓. According to Carlos Ser, the Directo▓r General of the International Livestock Research Institute, the reliance on exotic animal breeds poses a high risk because they cannot cope with unpredictable fluctuations in the environment or dise▓ase outbreaks when introduced in some developing cou▓ntries

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