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This paper is an overview of livestock improvement and extension management technologies that are aimed at attainment of Food security and industrial development in Nigeria. It demystifies the concept of livestock improvement and examines the rationale for embarking on livestock improvement; and it also highlights livestock improvement management technologies that are sinequa non for attaining food security and industrial development in Nigeria. The paper recommends adoption of cross breeding of improved breeds of livestock; Pedigree selection, artificial insemination, establishment of progeny-testing stations and adoption of performance testing and livestock breeding value evaluation.

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