Breeding programs help animals to breed and can be good for animals as well as the agricultural economy.
A breeding program is the planned breeding of a group of animals or plants, usually involving at least several individuals and extending over several generations. There are a couple of breeding methods, such as artificial (which is man made) and natural (it occurs on its own, which is very rare).
Breeding programs are commonly employed in several fields where humans wish to completely obliterate the characteristics of their animals' offspring through careful selection of breeding partners:
- Dog and cat fanciers may coordinate a breeding program to raise the probability of an animal's litter producing a championship-caliber animal.
- Horse breeders try to produce fast racehorses through breeding programs.
- Conservationists use breeding programs to try to help the recovery of endangered species by preserving the existing gene pool and preventing inbreeding.
- There also can be breeding programs for plants. For instance, a winery owner, seeking to find a better tasting wine, could design a breeding program so that only the vines whose grapes make the very best wine are allowed to breed.
... From these early beginnings the program continued to grow throughout the 1970s and 1980s ... By the early 1990s, the growth in the Detector Dog Program had led to difficulties in sourcing sufficient quality dogs to supply the program ... The solution was the development of the Customs detector dog breeding program to produce a reliable, high quality supply of dogs ...
... who were used as the foundation stock for the UK breeding program ... Other key breeding lines found in UK pedigrees include those of Edwina Sipos (Cycada), Penni Cragg (Wakanda), June Gillies (Ballego), Kate Ekanger (Cloudborn), Sue Amor (Amorcatz) and Sue Pyrke (Bane) ... The breeding program has been characterized by efforts to breed down from outcrosses for generational advancement by combining outcross lines, old lines and import lines ...
... His breeding program was meant to address an ongoing issue Wild rose species around the world were hardy and disease-free, but bloomed only once per year, and in a limited color range from white ... Wilhelm Kordes also contributed to his breeding stock ... Buck described his program in a 1985 speech "My normal procedure was to grow the seedlings in the greenhouse one year until they got big enough, and plant ...
... They intend to achieve this superbeing through a massive human breeding program, which they have conducted for countless generations using careful manipulations ... In Dune, the Bene Gesserit breeding scheme is, in theory, to have come to full fruition from the union of an Atreides daughter (planned to be born of the Bene Gesserit Lady ... both the empire and the Bene Gesserit breeding program in Children of Dune, and begins his own transformation into a sandworm to give himself the time he needs for his Golden ...
Famous quotes containing the words program and/or breeding:
“If we should swap a good library for a second-rate stump speech and not ask for boot, it would be thoroughly in tune with our hearts. For deep within each of us lies politics. It is our football, baseball, and tennis rolled into one. We enjoy it; we will hitch up and drive for miles in order to hear and applaud the vitriolic phrases of a candidate we have already reckoned well vote against.”
—Federal Writers Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“A mans own good breeding is his best security against other peoples ill-manners.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)