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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Genomic testing and breeding success.

The beef business is moving from a segmented industry to one that’s more united, and information is at the core of that shift. Genomic data is helping that transition as genomic data is a growing part of that information. The big paradigm shift is set to change with the incorporation of genomic data into calf value discovery, the growing use of genomic information in leveraging prediction accuracy of genetic merit. One of the stepping-stones along the way is the growing number of commercial producers utilizing genomic tests to identify replacement heifer, without using genomic tests, experience is showing that producers would choose 66-75% of the same heifers. This technology allows selection risk cut by 25-33%.