PRESERVATION AND VALORIZATION OF THE HAMRA SHEEP BREED

Ayachi Ahmed, Belkhadem sara, Gaouar Semir Bechir Suheil

Abstract


The sheep breed Hamra is in a very detrimental situation, the numbers are lacking, it is almost in danger of extinction in our country. There is still a very small herd in the racial cradle. This sheep breed must be saved, because it has potentialities in measures to provide solutions in the national economy. During the colonial period the port of Marseilles received annually more than a million heads of Algerian sheep, , To answer a specific demand (of Hamra meat) from the French consumer . This rescue falls within the framework of a national biodiversity conservation policy, which will enable the sheep breed Hamra to be
restored and integrated into the national economy by the conservation and multiplication of the largest number of. A response from the public authorities is desired to provide solutions to this genetic leaching not only for the Hamra breed but also for other sheep breeds such as: D'men, Rembi, Barbarine, Berber, Tadmit and some genetic populations such as Tazegzawt and Srendia. "Rustic" biodiversity is nevertheless valuable, however, especially in the face of adaptation to climate change and the scarcity of forage resources.


Keywords


Biodiversity, Hamra Sheep breed, Preservation, Conservation and Algeria

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