Animal Breeding

Throughout the past two decades we have seen a major improvement in the science of animal breeding and livestock production. There are many factors contributing to this enhancement such us improved animal health, increased feed production, better husbandry, recognition of genetic potential within breeding and of course, new technologies. New technologies such as GenStat and ASReml data analysis software.

Why GenStat & ASReml?

As the only company of it’s kind to concentrate on the life sciences, VSNi are ideally placed to help you reach your goals and continue with the rapid developments taking place within Animal Breeding. GenStat provides all the tools you need to bring viable research, quality production and produce to your fingertips.

  • Analyse large, complex breeding data easily and efficiently
  • Assist in defining factors that affect your breed
  • Discover patterns in vast sets of data
  • Define key traits to help you discover & create new alleles
  • Determine genetic risk factors
  • Examine traits of scientific-economic importance
  • Assist in increasing livestock
  • Assist in the prediction of breeding values & genetic merits
  • Integrate breeding, agricultural and climatic data

With thousands of analyses, procedures and directives a single page isn’t nearly enough to show off GenStat. The following is but a small example of some of the possibilities; to gauge the full potential why not try GenStat or ASReml for yourself? In fact why not try both!

  • Design experiments and plan sequential livestock monitoring systems
  • Analysis of variance to compare varieties and trends
  • REML facilities to achieve advanced genetic analysis
  • Chi squared tests for conformity and association
  • HGLMs allowing extra error components in linear predictors

VSNi believe in working with our users to assist with continued improvements within risk management, livestock management, and developing beneficial approaches to environmental impacts. We understand our role is to support you in achieving your objectives and as such promise to deliver yearly updates based on your input along with an unparalleled level of support to assist in your research and keep improving the science of animal breeding.

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