Genomic Selection: What, Why, How?

In 2015, Herefords Australia, in conjunction with the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (ABGU) and Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS), began development of a Genomics Policy. The aim of this Genomics Policy is to develop and enhance genomic selection for Australian Hereford cattle. During this process there has been much discussion around the challenges associated…

Trending Genetic Tools

By Catherine Brown Associate Editor Canadian Hereford Digest October 2016 Commercial Edition “In the 1950s, artificial insemination was developed,” says Rod Geisert, beef genetics extension specialist at the University of Missouri, in Jared Decker’s “A Steak in Genomics” blog. “In 1978, the first human [conceived] from in vitro fertilization was born. Both of these technologies…