What is animal breeding?

Animal Breeding

Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of domestic livestock. Selecting animals for breeding with superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk, or wool production, or have other desirable traits has revolutionized agricultural livestock production throughout the world. The scientific theory of animal breeding incorporates population genetics, quantitative genetics, statistics, and recently molecular genomics and is based on the pioneering work of Sewall Wright, Jay Lush, and Charles Henderson.

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Animal Breeding - Honors and Awards
... The Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics, American Society of Animal Science Since 1962 National Association of Animal Breeders Award, American ... Lush Animal Breeding and Genetics Award, American Dairy Science Association Since 1982 Fellowship of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and ...
Hódmezővásárhely - History - 20th Century
70 per cent of the population, however, was engaged in farming and animal breeding ... Animal breeding still dominated the livelihood of the inhabitants ... Rural animal breeding was characterised by economic efficiency ...
Arthur B. Chapman - Academic Career
... returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a member of the faculty of Animal husbandry ... in 1972, was appointed Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Meat and Animal Science and the Department of Genetics and Dairy Science ... every winter as well as courses on genetics and animal breeding ...

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