Genomics value put to test in Struan's commercial herd

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By Catherine Miller
June 9 2022 - 4:30am
POTENTIAL GAINS: Thomas Elder Institute head Michael Wilkes says the cost of genomic testing is "relatively easy to write off" for commercial breeders given the ability to speed up their genetic progress.

BEEF producers often select the biggest, heaviest heifers to retain within their herds but Thomas Elder Institute head Michael Wilkes expects more and more commercial herds will soon be using a simple DNA test to take the guesswork out of these decisions.

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