DNA Resources

The following documents have been compiled as a resource guide for producers considering the use and application of DNA technology within their seedstock enterprise.



Technical Notes

General
Understanding DNA Technology
DNA Parentage Verification

Single Gene Traits
Breeding for Polledness
Managing Genetic Conditions
Understanding Coat Colour

Genomics
An Introduction to Genomics




Webinars

The following webinars are from past webinar courses facilitated by SBTS and TBTS, which relate to DNA technology.

Title Date Duration
Genomics - The Current State of Play for Seedstock Herds
An update on the opportunities currently offered to seedstock producers by DNA based technology, including an update on how genomics is currently being used in the BREEDPLAN analysis. Also an insight into what the future will hold in the genomics space.
29/07/2013 71 mins
The Beef CRC Test for Growth, Feed Efficiency, Carcass & Reproductive Performance
This webinar was presented by Mike Goddard (University of Melbourne) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the fifth webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It presented an overview of the Beef CRC genomic (DNA based) predictions for economically important traits for beef production, including how it will be made available to industry.
10/09/2012 58 mins
The Australian DNA Test for the Polled Gene
This webinar was presented by Dr John Henshall (CSIRO Animal, Food & Health Sciences) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the sixth and final webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It presented an overview of the recently released DNA test for the polled gene that provides producers with a tool to better identify breeding animals which will consistently produce polled progeny. Includes an update on the latest improvements that have been made to the test.
17/09/2013 56 mins
DNA Technology - Understanding the Basics
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Mike Goddard (Beef CRC) and was the first session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It provided an introduction to DNA for the seedstock producer, and discussed topics such as what is DNA?, what is a gene?, what is a gene marker?, what is a SNP? and what applications are currently available for DNA technology within a seedstock enterprise?
20/06/2011 1 hr 1 min
Utilising DNA Technology for Parentage Verification
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Emily Piper (University of Queensland) and was the second session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as why is pedigree important? how accurate are current pedigrees and what DNA based parentage verification tools are available?
27/06/2011 1 hr 4 min
Managing Genetic Conditions with DNA
This webinar was presented by Carel Teseling (Angus Australia) and Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the third session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what are genetic conditions?, what DNA based tools are available relating to genetic conditions? and how can genetic conditions be best managed within a seedstock breeding program?
04/07/2011 54 mins
Utilising DNA to Change Type Traits
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and John Henshall (CSIRO) and was the fourth session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what are type traits? and what DNA based tools are available to change coat colour and polledness?
11/07/2011 1 hr 11 min
Improving Production Traits with DNA
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Ben Hayes (Beef CRC) and was the fifth session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what DNA tests are available in Australia for economically important production traits?, how do they work? and how useful are they?
18/07/2011 1 hr 14 min
Assessing the Cost Benefit of DNA Technology
This webinar was presented by Christian Duff (SBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Mike Goddard (Beef CRC) and was the sixth and final session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what benefits does DNA technology offer seedstock producers? and how can seedstock producers assess the cost benefit of using DNA technology within their operation?
25/07/2011 1 hr 10 min