Genomic testing in dairy cattle - how does it work?

By Ee Cheng Ooi*
March 9 2020 - 12:50pm
FINDING THE BEST: Genomic testing allows the earlier identification of high genetic worth animals - opening up options for farmers to manage their herds.
FINDING THE BEST: Genomic testing allows the earlier identification of high genetic worth animals - opening up options for farmers to manage their herds.

One of the joys of writing this column is the opportunity to investigate things that I don't know enough about. Every vet has been put on the spot by a farmer asking some head-scratching baffler - I find the "why does my cow do this strange behaviour?" ones to be the trickiest - and have had to reply, "well, I'm not sure about that one, but let me look it up and get back to you".

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