Genomic tools for crossbred cattle in the works

Genomic tools for crossbred cattle in the works

Piper Whelan

Canadian Cattlemen

Breed associations and other partners are already using this technology to increase the accuracy of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), which are predictions of an animal’s genetic value in producing progeny. Genomically enhanced EPDs are more reliable for selecting young animals with no offspring, providing a more accurate prediction of their progeny’s traits.

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