Control with Genomics
The use of genomic evaluations more accurately pinpoints the exact genes an individual possesses, indicating the proportion inherited from each parent, grandparent and other ancestors.
Using this tool helps categorize sires based on common genetic traits, regardless of sire or dam, allowing grouping of individuals based on actual genetic make-up, rather than just anticipated pedigree similarities.
When this insight is used to influence herd sire sequence choices, it can actually reduce inbreeding within that herd.
Consider the comparison of traditional pedigree relationships with genomic relationships. Genomics has shown a clear advantage in being a more reliable prediction to future performance.