Genetics: The computer revolution in progeny testing

Thanks to the power of computers, we can now evaluate how progeny perform in the most challenging of commercial environments to drive higher rates of genetic and economic improvement


In my last column, I briefly mentioned the role of advancing computer technology in establishing genetic markers and the positive impact these markers are having on the pace of genetic improvement.

Computers are also revolutionizing progeny testing. There’s no better evidence of this than the emergence of crossbred breeding values.

Better Pork - April 2009