A recently completed research project led by Dr Peter Honey from Charles Sturt University has demonstrated that resistance to internal parasites can be improved through genetic selection, and it is likely that it is possible to select for greater resistance to internal parasites within a breeding program without compromising other commercially important traits. The research … Continue reading A Genetic Approach to Internal Parasite Control
Inbreeding – Be Alert but not Alarmed!
Inbreeding is basically the mating of animals that are related. Within the pedigree of the mated sire and dam, one or more animals will be in common; resulting in progeny with a certain level of inbreeding. The level of inbreeding will depend on the relationship between the two mated animals. The closer the relationship, the … Continue reading Inbreeding – Be Alert but not Alarmed!
Webinar Course : “Know Your Genes” Session 4
Session 4 : Utilising DNA to Change Type Traits July 11th For those that haven't already registered, there is still time to register for the fourth session in the free webinar course titled "Know Your Genes". This session will be held tonight (July 11th) and will discuss the utilisation of DNA technology to change type … Continue reading Webinar Course : “Know Your Genes” Session 4