Uses for genomic testing on dairy farms

By Ee Cheng Ooi*
Updated April 1 2020 - 11:27pm, first published March 29 2020 - 7:00am
FUTURE VIEW: Genomic testing can be used to peer into the future - to show what a calf might become when it is still young.

In my last column, I outlined some of the basic science underlying genomic testing. In short: genomic testing looks at the genetic code of an individual animal. It gives us information about that animal by comparing parts of their genetic code to a reference population of animals with known codes and performance characteristics.

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