Applying new technologies to investigate ancestry in cattle
Jared E. Decker and Jeremy F. Taylor
A Steak in Genomics
Animal breeding can be viewed from the perspective of three basic categories: recording matings, predicting the outcome of matings, and planning future matings. Thus, ancestry is a central and integral part of animal breeding, and breeders have had an inherent interest in ancestry since at least the time of Robert Bakewell (1725-1795).