Genomic Selection in poultry industry

Forum: Genome Selection Being Implemented in Poultry Breeding Programs

Published on: 05/21/2011
Source : U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
"New developments in genomics have provided opportunities to enhance breeding programs in poultry by being able to genotype large numbers of individuals for tens of thousands of genetic markers across the genome at a reasonable cost," remarked Dr. Jack Dekkers of Iowa State University. He presented to breeder specialists and geneticists at the recent 2011 National Breeders Roundtable, sponsored by...
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Tarusenga Munyanyi Tarusenga Munyanyi
Animal health technologist
May 21, 2011

yes genomics is one of the most important tool of selecting genes which are of economic selection in animal production.The human population is ever growing hence the need to go deeper into this research to increase animal protein which is required for human health. Chickens are the cheap source of animal protein and take small time to mature unlike beef and pigs, Researchers should start to look into it as way of improving poultry breeding,

May 31, 2011

Yes surely there is need to improve chicken breeds to counter the increasing demand in chickens.

March 8, 2013

Undoubtedly, genomic selection is however the most latest and world wide accepted method of improving the desirable traits and doing away with unwanted genes in chickens. Hence, brought about rapid economic progress worldwide in poultry industries.

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