ABRI (Agricultural Business Research Institute) is proud to announce that over 500,000 genotypes are now passing through the BREEDPLAN evaluations each month.
This provides immediate benefits to our member and clients with:
• Potential for greater accuracy on reported EBV’s, especially for young animals.
• More accurate selection decisions possible on younger animals.
• True genomic relationships used in addition to the pedigree.
• All available information (including genotypes) used to predict the genetic merit of animals more accurately – this is called Single-Step BREEDPLAN
“Single-Step BREEDPLAN retains as much of the available SNP information (between 50,000 – 100,000 SNPs per animal) and uses all this information in the analysis. This represents a high return on investment for our members testing at 50K SNP densities or more. Single-Step BREEDPLAN evaluations are validated scientifically, demonstrating improved accuracy of prediction compared to pedigree-based evaluations” said ABRI’s Genetics, Research & Development Manager, Dr Brad Crook.
Single-Step BREEDPLAN is currently available for Australian Angus, Hereford, Wagyu, Brahman, Santa Gertrudis, New Zealand Hereford and Angus and UK Hereford, South Devon and Hungarian Charolais.
Single-Step BREEDPLAN is in development for Australian Brangus, Speckle Park, Tropical Composites, Limousin, Simmental and UK Charolais, Beef Shorthorn, Angus, and South African Wagyu.
“The Science underpinning BREEDPLAN is always at the cutting edge of genetic evaluation services world-wide and BREEDPLAN will soon have over 600,000 genotypes passing through monthly.”
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