Herefords Australia DNA Regulations

Following enquiry and feedback from members regarding Herefords Australia DNA regulations, in particular regulation 6.1, the following information is provided to members: Below is Regulation 6.1: 6.1.(iii) (a)          Sires of all calves (HBR & MHB registers) born after the 1st of January 2018 must be sire verified; and            (b)          In…

New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes to be Released in October 2019

Four new Herefords Australia version 6 BreedObject selection indexes are to be released in mid-October with the publication of the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis. Herefords Australia, along with staff from the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) and Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS), have finalised development of these selection indexes following approval from the…

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…