Multi-breed Genomics for 1 Million Beef Cattle in Ireland

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The latest addition to the ICBF presentations page is a presentation on Multi-breed Genomic Evaluations for 1 Million Beef Cattle in Ireland put together by Dr. Andrew Cromie ICBF with the help of other contributors.

This presentation was presented by Dr. Cromie at the 35th (ISAG) International Society for Animal Genetics Conference which is taking place this week in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The presentation was received exceptionally well by members of the international cattle breeding industry.The ISAG Conference returned to the United States for the first time in 16 years.  The International Society for Animal Genetics is devoted to the study of the immunogenetics, molecular genetics and functional genomics of economically important and domesticated animal species.  The conference consists of a scientific program for it’s members that blends plenary sessions, posters, and workshops of interest to animal geneticists from around the world.

Below are just 3 slides from the presentation by Dr. Cromie. ‘Image 1’ below shows the importance in producing 4 and 5 star animals that are more efficient from a carbon emissions point of view.

Image 1: High Genetic Merit Herds are More Carbon Efficient

 

Carbon

‘Image 2’ below shows the importance in producing 4 and 5 star animals that are more efficient from a profit point of view.

Image 2: 5 Star Cows Leaving More Profit

  5 stars comparison ‘Image 3’ below shows just how much the ICBF computer requirements have grown over the last 10 years.

Image 3: Computer Requirements for ICBF Evaluations

Competer Requirments for ICBF   <– Click here to view full presentation