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Genetic improvement. Benefits for commercial producers. Dr Michael Bradfield BREEDPLAN SA. World meat production and trade. Source: FAPRI, 2010. This was Achieved by Maximising Genetic Progress! (n0 hormones!). Day 8 5. Day 43. Day 57. Day 71. 1957 Chicken Genetics.

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Genetic improvement

Genetic improvement

Benefits for commercial producers

Dr Michael Bradfield

BREEDPLAN SA


World meat production and trade
World meat production and trade

Source: FAPRI, 2010


This was Achieved by Maximising Genetic Progress!

(n0 hormones!)

Day 85

Day 43

Day 57

Day 71

1957 Chicken Genetics

2001 Chicken Genetics


Value of genetic improvement to South African beef herd

$$

After 10 years

4.50 Billion Rand

RSA R40


In France, like much of Europe, many of the breed societies have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

Vincent Ducrocq (ARC 20/02/2012)


+5kg have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

+3kg


- 6 days have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.


EMA RBY have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

+ 3.8 1.6

-3.5 -1.5

--------------------

7.2cm 3.1%


? have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.


WHAT IS GENETIC PROGRESS ? have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

The formula is:

R = S x h²

L


Brahman Extensive Rangeland have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry. Grassfed Index


Namibian Extensive Rangeland Grassfed Index have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

Objectives

Steers finished on grass (30 months).

460-500 kg live weight.

P8 Fat 10 mm.

Daughters retained for breeding

Reduce cow size.


+50$ have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.


Brahman International Genetic Evaluation have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

  • Selecting suitable genetics “across country borders”:

  • Breeders can benchmark their own herd genetics to other genetics around the world on a common base

  • Opportunities of a wider gene pool:

  • - potential for accelerating rate of genetic improvement

  • - marketing genetics on a common base


Brahman Performance Records Available have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

*These numbers may include repeat measures on the same animals.


Other Considerations have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

  • By undertaking this project Brahman would become the first Bosindicus breed to commission an international genetic evaluation.

  • This should assist Brahman to increase its market share of genetics - particularly to developing country projects.

  • It needs to be accepted from the outset that while the international evaluation will be more informative than national evaluations - there will be winners and losers. That is part of the price of progress.


Stud Industry have become very weak and have very little influence on the industry.

Put the interests of your commercial clients FIRST

by selecting animals that make commercial producers more MONEY

Lets be courageous, roll up our sleeves, and do it!


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