Accelerating Goat Genetic Improvement with Genomics

Speaker(s): Erin Massender
Stage: On-Demand
Friday, January 7, 2022 12:00AM
- Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:00AM

Event: Goat Day
Tags: GBFW, GBFW22, Genetic Improvement, Genetics, Genomics, Goat, Goat Day, Grey Bruce Farmers Week

Genomic tools have revolutionized livestock breeding programs around the world and may soon also be available for Canadian goat breeders. This presentation will explore key concepts of genomics, the benefits and challenges to its implementation, as well as some results of on-going research at the University of Guelph aimed at providing genomic evaluations for milk production and conformation traits to the Canadian dairy goat sector.