Selective Advances in Cattle Breeding | Adventures in Genomics

December 19, 2017

The world population is continuously growing. As the second largest producer and largest exporter of beef in the world, Brazil has an important role in feeding such a population. Jacques and Irene from our Scientific Affairs team met with José Fernando Garcia, Professor of Genomics at Sao Paulo State University, and other advocates of the use of genomic selection. Hear their thoughts on how to improve zebu breeding in Brazil while reducing the environmental impact.


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