Improving genetics to enhance livestock productivity

Sustainable Livestock Digest

A training workshop on advances in quantitative animal genetics and breeding evaluation procedures takes place at the International Livestock Research Institute 17th to 22nd June 2013.
Led by Dr Raphael Mrode, a Senior Geneticist, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, at the Scotland Rural College (SRUC), the participants will be trained on – quantitative genetic evaluation techniques, how to integrate results from genomic studies in evaluations, and their application in the context of developing countries.
The participants are drawn from various research institutions both locally and abroad.

Dr Mrode will also give an institute seminar on Friday 21, June at ILRI titled “From Contemporary Comparison to Genomic selection; trends in the principles for genetic evaluations” The seminar will outline the evolution of genetic evaluations methods from simple Contemporary Comparison in dairy cattle in the 1960’s, to Best Linear Unbiased Prediction, across countries methods to address issues of environment by genotype interactions, modelling…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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