Current State of Genomic Selection Tools for Beef Cattle

Current State Genomic Selection Tools for Beef Cattle

March 2013

Dr. Matt Spangler
UNL Beef Genetics Specialist
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Genomic technology and its application are rapidly evolving. Dr. Spangler discusses the current application of genomic tools including testing for genetic defects, paternity, genomic enhanced EPDs, and the potential for marker-assisted management. This webinar also focuses on the evolution of marker panels, and how they are being used to date including the numerous breeds that are including this information into their EPDs.

Related Resources

Commercially Available DNA Tests for Genetic Improvement of Beef Cattle, NebGuide G1856 (PDF version 317KB)

National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle (provides additional information relative to genomic selection in beef cattle).

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