Genomics - from revolt to revolution in the dairy cattle breeding industry

Molecular and Genetic Medicine

ISSN: 1747-0862

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Genomics - from revolt to revolution in the dairy cattle breeding industry

9th International Conference on Genomics & Pharmacogenomics

June 15-16, 2017 London, UK

Andrew Hunt

University of Guelph, Canada

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Mol Genet Med

Abstract :

The dairy industry has been changed forever as a result of the introduction Genomics. Not only from a science side, but also from how it has changed the economics of the dairy cattle breading industry. In dairy cattle industry we have had a phenotypic evaluation system for years for which we have been very aggressive in how we can use genomics and the development of snippets to determine early in life the potential of an animal, greatly increasing the reliability of our breeding predictions. Though this we have changed the industry drastically over the past 5 years. The whole economics of the dairy breeding industry are different. It has eliminated the seed stock producer and been replaced by larger breeding organizations. It has also changed how the typical commercial producer views their investment in genetics. No longer is it a commodity purchase, the greatly increased reliabilities has encouraged producers to invest in higher and more expensive genetics. As a result of these changes the rate of genetic gain has increased almost five times in the past five years. Now on the verge of technologies like gene the rate of genetic gain is only going to accelerate that much faster.

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