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Papers of St Clair Taylor relating to the Animal Breeding Research Organisation multibreed projects

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-352
Identifier: Coll-1850

Content Description

Comprises paper drafts, data and notes relating to Taylor's research on multibreed projects at the Animal Breeding Research Organisation (ABRO) during the 1970s-1980s. Taylor has also provided contemporary annotations and information on potential future projects using the digitised experimental data provided here on two DVDs.


  • Creation: 1972-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Due to the format of the data held on DVDs, advance notice will need to be provided before access can be granted. Please contact the Archives Manager in the first instance.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Biographical / Historical

The breed comparison research with which Taylor was involved was carried out between 1972-1985 at ABRO's Blythbank farm. The objective was to find ways of estimating between-breed variation and inter-breed relationships of body size, milk yield, growth rate, food intake and efficiency of production in cattle.

Much of the farm records and data produced as part of this research were retrieved by Taylor and colleagues in the 2010s, digitised and put onto DVDs.


0.25 linear metres

Related Materials

St. Clair Taylor's working papers can be found in the records of Roslin Institute and predecessor institutions at EUA IN23/1/6/3. These records also contain papers relating to the multibreed experiment at EUA IN23/1/6/1/9.

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Repository Details

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