Genotyping females can play a significant role for identifying the most profitable heifers to breed as replacements. Genomics is breeding using DNA to help better predict how well an animal will perform in the future. (more…)
The on-going Tully trial work forms part of the international collaborative project called ‘RumenPredict’, which aims to link the rumen microbiome, host genetics to feed efficiency and methane emissions phenotype to benefit mitigation strategies.
For the majority of us, we are lucky enough to have brothers and sisters, siblings who we share the same parentage with. Does this mean that we are the exact same as our ‘full brothers’ and ‘full sisters’? (more…)