Repronomics project aims to lift genetic improvement in tropically-adapted cattle

LOW reproductive rates in northern Australian beef herds are recognised as a significant limiting factor to enterprise productivity. Many factors influence reproductive rates, in particular environmental and management factors. Better management of these animal environment influences play an integral part in increasing productivity, however having new and increasingly more accurate methods of genetic selection will provide the opportunity to further influence the rate of gain in industry and increase enterprise productivity and viability. A new five-year collaborative project aims to improve the evaluation of animals within industry for a number of economically important performance traits, in particular female fertility. The…

Source: Beef Central
Repronomics project aims to lift genetic improvement in tropically-adapted cattle