Use of Genomic Tools to Improve Production Efficiency, Health Resilience and Carbon Footprint of Beef Production

Use of Genomic Tools to Improve Production Efficiency, Health Resilience and Carbon Footprint of Beef Production

The aim is to present independent validation studies that demonstrate the benefits of innovative genomic tools such as genomic breed composition, genomic retained heterozygosity, genomic enhanced expected progeny differences (gEPDs) for feed efficiency and carcass traits. Other innovations such as DNA pooling show potential for cheaper genotyping while providing important information on pooled records related to sire contribution, heterosis, performance and health as influenced by genetics and management. The application of these genomic tools has potential to improve calf crop percentage, general health resilience, and retail yield of slaughter cattle while decreasing the carbon footprint of beef production.

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