Training Course on 'Livestock Management: Breeding Cattle Raising and Improvement' in Brunei
Date: 26-27 June 2013
Venue: Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised a training course on “Livestock Management: Breeding Cattle Raising and Improvement” in Brunei on 26-27 June 2013, within the framework of OIC Agriculture Capacity Building Programme (OIC-AgriCaB). The Course was provided by Dr. Sema Yaman, Head of Feeds and Animal Nutrition Division, Livestock Central Research Institute, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey with participation of relevant scientists and agronomists of Department of Agriculture & Agrifood Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources of Brunei.

The training programme mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Introduction
  • Genetic principles of cattle breeding
    • Keys to genetic progress (variation, heritability)
  • Likeness between relatives and inbreeding depression, correction of records for non-genetic factors
  • Selection of dams, selection of bulls
  • Selection for economic value in dairy cattle breeding
  • Crossbreeding
  • Herd breeding programme (dairy cattle)
    • Herd management (Breeding and nutrition of calves and heifers, records)
  • Beef cattle breeding systems
  • Cattle breed types
  • Effective breeding plan for beef cattle rearing
  • Economical advantage of good management in beef cattle rearing


  • Beef Cattle Breeding Systems (English)
  • Cattle Breed Types (English)
  • Developing an Effective Breeding Plan for your Beef (English)
  • Genetic Principles of Cattle Breeding (English)
  • Increasing the Profitability of Beef Enterprises (English)
  • Keys to Genetic Progress (English)
  • Likeness between Relatives and Inbreeding Depression, Correction (English)
  • Sire Selection (English)