Maximizing Livestock Potential using Breeding Values with Dr. Kirsty Moore

Maximizing Livestock Potential using Breeding Values with Dr. Kirsty Moore
3 de dic. de 2023 · 22m 11s

In this informative episode on Genetics in the Paddock with Emily, join us as we delve deep into the world of livestock production with the Dr. Kirsty Moore. Dr. Moore...

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In this informative episode on Genetics in the Paddock with Emily, join us as we delve deep into the world of livestock production with the Dr. Kirsty Moore. Dr. Moore is a senior research scientist from the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, and she's here to introduce us to a fundamental concept in livestock genetics: breeding values.

Breeding values are the secret sauce behind producing healthier, more productive, and genetically superior livestock. They are a powerful tool that can transform your livestock operation and boost your bottom line. But what exactly are breeding values, and how can you use them effectively?
Dr. Moore breaks it down for us, explaining the science behind breeding values and how they play a crucial role in the world of animal breeding. You'll learn how to decipher breeding value data, interpret the values for your own individual production, and implement strategies that can revolutionize your breeding programs.

Whether you're a seasoned livestock producer looking to fine-tune your breeding efforts or a newcomer interested in understanding the genetic potential of your animals, this episode is packed with invaluable insights. Dr. Kirsty Moore's expertise will guide you on a journey toward more efficient and sustainable livestock production. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and take your livestock operation to new heights!

AGBU is a joint venture between the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and University of New England (UNE).

Please share this podcast with your fellow producers and colleagues and feel free to contact us with suggestions or comments via this email address: emily.johnston@dpi.nsw.gov.au with “Podcast” in the title.

Resources related to the discussion within this podcast:

Sheep Genetics (MERINOSELECT, KIDPLAN, LAMBPLAN): https://www.sheepgenetics.org.au/
BREEDPLAN: https://breedplan.une.edu.au/
Southern Multi Breed project: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/dpi/animals/beef-cattle/breeding/smb-project

The information discussed in this podcast are for informative and educational purposes only and do not constitute advice.
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