Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2006

Venue:    University of New England, Armidale, NSW Australia
Dates:     Date: 7-16 February 2006

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Module A    A Quantitative Overview to

               Gene Expression Profiling in Animal Genetics


                            Dr Toni Reverter, CSIRO LI, Brisbane


                                                                                    Link to SLIDES on Toni's Website




Module B  Optimal Design of Breeding Programs

Hans Graser                    Notes  

                Prediction of Multiple Trait Selection

                Definition of Breeding Objective

                Gene Flow

                Calculation of discounted expressions

                ZPLAN - a PC Program to Optimise Breeding Programs




John James                    Notes   

                Balancing long-term and short-term selection response

                Sire Purchase Policies

                Optimising expenditure on trait measurement

                Calculation of discounted genetic expressions -exercise-


                           Exercise       amer.xls


Julius van der Werf              Notes

            Optimizing design of breeding programs                               

            Optimizing selection across age classes (age structure)    


            Marker Assisted Selection                                                       

            Slides1        Slides2           Slides3


                Software: truncsel.xls    xGxAx.xls

                                 mtindex.xls    selint.xls

With thanks to sponsorships from the Australian livestock industries:

        Australian Wool Innovation           Meat and Livestock Australia



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