Genetic evaluation is changing. Genomic testing is revolutionising the way dairy producers make management, selection and breeding decisions on the farm. Up until now the major focus on genomic testing has been the benefit in identifying high quality young bulls early. We can now use exactly the same power of prediction for female youngstock, as a cost-effective management tool available to dairy farmers.
Genomic tests provide the genetic information, and therefore potential, an animal actually inherited from its parents rather than a prediction of what it could have inherited. This makes results significantly more reliable than parent average values (typically 50-70%). Genetic progress can be accelerated more rapidly and will enhance herd profitability by capitalising on improved performance across a number of traits.
This video illutrates the process well, please view by clicking the link - Clarifide