Technical Notes

The technical notes provide an easy to read series of fact sheets relating to the application of genetic technologies within a breeding program.

IMPORTANCE OF GENETICS
Do Estimated Breeding Values Really Work?
The Value of Raw Performance When Making Selection Decisions

PERFORMANCE RECORDING
Importance of Recording the Performance of Your Cattle
The Importance of Whole Herd Recording
Performance Recording for Small Herds
Scan Data for Heifers is Valuable

USING PERFORMANCE DATA IN BREEDING DECISIONS
Where Does This Animal Rank? Introducing the EBV Percentile Graph
Maximising Genetic Improvement in a Seedstock Enterprise
Managing Inbreeding Within a Seedstock Beef Breeding Enterprise
Identifying Curve Bender Animals
Searching for Genetics Online
Across Country Selection Indexes
Breeding for Specific Production Systems
Meat Standards Australia: Breeding for Improved MSA Compliance and Increased MSA Index Values
Making Bull Selection Decisions For Heifer Matings
Cross Breeding
Tools of the Trade: Cross Breeding

DNA RESOURCES
Understanding DNA Technology
Parentage Verification
Increasing Pedigree Accuracy with DNA Parentage Verification
Moving Towards SNP Parentage Verification
Single Gene Traits
Breeding for Polledness
Managing Genetic Conditions
Understanding Coat Colour
Genomics
An Introduction to Genomics