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Cost effective DNA pooling strategies to drive genetic gain in the livestock industries

Project start date: 02 August 2018
Project end date: 23 April 2020
Publication date: 25 February 2020
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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Summary

​This project will assist commercial farms to identify sires contributing favourably to their breeding objective. Through evaluating new DNA pooling strategies and techniques. A benefit cost analysis will then be completed to investigate the trade-off in accuracy of DNA pooling compared to individual genotyping and other methods of assessing sire performance.

More information

Contact email: reports@mla.com.au
Primary researcher: CSIRO