Goat Genetic Improvement Opportunities Expand with Genomics Research
October 01, 2012
Improving herd productivity and health through the use of genomics
GUELPH, Ont.- Ontario Goat (OG), the Société des Éleveurs de Chèvres Laitières de Race du Québec (SECLRQ) and the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) have received funding for their joint goat genetic improvement project Goat Herd Improvement on Productivity and Health using Genomics.
With approximately $278,000 in funding, from the Conseilpour le Développement de l'Agriculture du Québec (CDAQ), the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAFBC), goat industries country-wide have come together to collect data and analyze results in order to better utilize genomics as a management tool in the goat industry. Click here to read the full release.
Investment in this project has been provided through Industry Councils from Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, which deliver the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.