117.345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement (15 credits)

The relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on quantitative traits. Methods of calculating breeding values or indices to exploit genetic variation in quantitative traits. The use of computers to utilise pedigree and performance records. Selection for disease resistance, the use of new reproductive technologies to enhance genetic gain and the potential importance of molecular genetics in livestock improvement. Maternal influences and methods of selecting for maternal components. Crossbreeding and inbreeding as selection tools.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 1 of 117.254, 203.202. At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2017 Double Semester Distance
2017 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2018 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus

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