Weekly Genetics Review: Northern BreedPlan uptake on the rise

AUSTRALIA’S beef cattle industry is in two distinct camps when it comes to the science of objective genetic selection through Breedplan. It would be easy to generalise and say the southern industry uses Breedplan and the northern industry does not. But a growing number of tropical breeds are embracing Breedplan recording, with Brahmans leading the way. The breed’s annual showcase event, the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale, this year on October 3 to 5, this year includes 40 percent of the catalogue of 890 sale bulls with BreedPlan figures. That reflects the 54pc of registered Brahman females that had joining dates…

Source: Beef Central
Weekly Genetics Review: Northern BreedPlan uptake on the rise