Category Genetics

Physiological profiles to explain breed differences in lamb thermoregulation

By Holly Webb, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Animal Production 2016 speaker highlight: Kate Plush

World first genetic parameters for methane traits in beef cattle

By Holly Webb and Chloe Mitchell, ASAS/ASAP communications interns For the first time ever, researchers in Australia have discovered that methane emissions from beef cattle are a heritable trait. The milestone research, published online in the Journal of Animal Science, offers the potential for using genetic selection to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle, without altering cattle performance.

Genome-wide association study of footrot in Texel Sheep

By Chloe Mitchell, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Animal Production 2016 speaker highlight: Joanne Conington