Breeding Programs – Review of Approaches in Australia
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This paper discusses the range of genetic breeding programs which are available to Australian livestock industries. It presents a short history of genetic evaluation schemes and discusses the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme, BREEDPLAN for Beef Cattle, PIGBLUP, KIDPLAN, and the newly created Sheep Genetics Australia which combines wool and meat into one database. The paper concludes with an update on the Alpaca Across-Herd Genetic Evaluation (AGE) program and presents data on the traits measured to date.
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