HD Genomics – the new unique genomics based breeding programme for Norwegian Red, is based on a single step Genomic evaluation which differs from the Genomic evaluations currently available for other breeds. The different methodology used for HD Genomics has been selected, as for smaller breed populations, a single step evaluation is more accurate.
What is a single step evaluation?
A single-step Genomic evaluation involves all bulls and cows, both those who have genotype information and those who do not, receiving estimated breeding values in the same step. The advantage of a single-step evaluation is that all available information such as phenotypes, genotypes and pedigree information on all animals will be included simultaneously in the production of breeding values. This ensures a sire’s Genomic breeding values will be of the highest reliability possible at that time.
HD Genomic sires are now available through our unique HYVIG crossbreeding programme…. speak to your local Genus ABS representative today to find out be used in your herd, or click here for more information on some of our available sires.