This module is designed to be taken after the completion of Module 1 – Concepts of animal breeding and genetics and Module 2 – Breeding objectives. If you have not completed both modules then please go back and complete them before undertaking this module.

This training package has been designed to help you understand the different selection tools available when looking into improving your herd’s genetic merit. Once you’ve set a breeding objective, you can identify what tools are required to help you get there.

This module outlines some key selection tools available, including:

  • Visual assessment
  • Raw performance data
  • Progeny testing
  • Genetic assessment through BREEDPLAN Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs)

Learning objectives

At completion of this module, participants will:

  • Understand the different tools available for animal selection.
  • Understand that EBVs are the most accurate tool that assist producers with animal selection decisions.

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Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by investing in research and marketing activities. Through it's subsidiary companies, MLA also accelerates innovation across the value chain and delivers the industry’s integrity and on-farm quality assurance programs. Care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in all eLearning modules. However, MLA cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in the training packages. You should make your own enquiries before making decisions concerning your interests. MLA accepts no liability for any losses incurred if you rely solely on this material and excludes all liability as a result of reliance by any person on such information or advice. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all rights are expressly reserved. Requests for further authorisation should be directed to the Content Manager, PO Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059 or info@mla.com.au. © Meat & Livestock Australia 2020 ABN 39 081 678 364. MLA acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support the research and development detailed in this eLearning module.

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Training package Includes

  • 6 Items
  • 2 Quizzes