R. Bras. Zootec.01/Jul/2010;39(Sup..spe):216-22.
Public x private partnership in the development of animal breeding research
Animal breeding is, normally, developed and investigated in public institutions in Brazil. However, herds and populations, true users of that knowledge, are private. The relationship between the public and the private is a very successful case in animal breeding and that case is discussed in this text, with special emphasis on the Animal Breeding and Biotechnology Group of the College of Animal Science and Food Technology of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The exit of that group, measured in research and publications, education and extension is presented as an incentive to other research groups related to animal production in the country.