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Optimizing Genomic Selection in Broilers

  • Title: Optimizing Genomic Selection in Broilers
  • Funded by: Cobb Vantress Inc., Arkansas, USA
  • AU Head of projest: Professor Just Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
  • Business partner: Cobb Vantress Inc., Arkansas, USA (http://www.cobb-vantress.com/ )
  • Project period: 2017 – 2018
  • Grant: 344.000 €

Project description: The project consists of three different sub-projects:

Project 1 is an estimation of genetic correlations of different traits between bio secure and commercial test environments, from which the results can be used to optimize the breeding program for broiler lines using phenotypic testing in both bio secure and commercial test environments

Project 2 is the development of multi-trait genomic feature models based on identifying the most informative SNPs or genome regions in broilers


Project 3 is the development of a better genetic evaluation model to account for maternal effects in broilers.