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Annelin Molotsi     University Lecturer 
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Annelin Molotsi published an article in September 2017.
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Kennedy Dzama

68 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa

Schalk Cloete

31 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa;(P.T.M.);(I.A.M.);(S.W.P.C.)

Cletos Mapiye

28 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa.

S. J. Oosting

15 shared publications

‡Animal Production Systems group, Wageningen University & Research, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Tawanda Marandure

1 shared publications

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Genetic diversity and population structure of South African smallholder farmer sheep breeds determined using the OvineSN... Annelin H. Molotsi, Jeremy F. Taylor, Schalk W.P. Cloete, Fa... Published: 16 September 2017
Tropical Animal Health and Production, doi: 10.1007/s11250-017-1392-7
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Article 7 Reads 1 Citation Genetic Traits of Relevance to Sustainability of Smallholder Sheep Farming Systems in South Africa Annelin Molotsi, Bekezela Dube, Simon Oosting, Tawanda Maran... Published: 28 July 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9081225
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Sustainable livestock production is important to ensure continuous availability of resources for future generations. Most smallholder livestock farming systems in developing countries have been perceived to be environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. Farming with livestock that is robust and adaptable to harsh environments is important in developing countries especially in semi-arid and arid environments. This review discusses the different sheep farming systems employed by smallholder farmers and associated sustainability problems facing them. The review also gives an overview of sustainability indicators and limitations to the sustainability for the different smallholder sheep production systems in South Africa. It is argued that genetic diversity is important for sustainability and needs to be maintained in sheep for sustainable production and reproduction performance. The application of traditional breeding and genomics to ensure sustainable production is explored. Animal breeding approaches, specifically genomics can be applied to improve areas of environmental sustainability of smallholder sheep farming systems but must be targeted to the specific production environments, challenges, and opportunities of smallholder production. The genetic traits important for sustainability, the role of genomics in improving these traits and linking these genetic traits to different farming systems in South Africa are discussed.