Saturday, July 28, 2012

Manuscript submitted

I submitted a manuscript to BMC Genomics this morning.  I can't wait till the manuscript has made it through the peer review process and is published so I can tell you all about it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Accuracy improvement from Genomic-Enhanced EPDs expressed as progeny equivalents

There is a great article in the Drovers CattleNetwork expressing the improved accuracy from genomic-enhanced EPDs in the number of progeny required to see the same increase in accuracy.  The big gain is in yearling weight, where genomic information provided as much information as 20 progeny.  As the article states, most dams will never have this many progeny in a lifetime, and now producers can have that same level of accuracy at birth.

These results are for Pfizer's 50K product.  I would be interested in seeing the results for Igenity's product as well.  I'll talk more about the differences between the two products in a future post.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Better breeding through cow genetics

Welcome to A Steak in Genomics!

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be featured in a story on KBIA, Better breeding through cow genetics, by Sarah Redohl.  The story began by describing how I became interested in animal genomics.  It continued by explaining the Animal Genomics Group's genomic selection research.  It concluded with a somewhat skeptical assessment of genomic markers by an Angus breeder.

So, I decided to write this blog to inform farmers, ranchers, and scientists about the use of genomic technologies in animal breeding.