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117.345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2021. For 2020 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

  • Requirements
  • Expected prior learning

The relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on quantitative traits. Methods of calculating breeding values or indices to exploit genetic variation in quantitative traits. The use of computers to utilise pedigree and performance records. Selection for disease resistance, the use of new reproductive technologies to enhance genetic gain and the potential importance of molecular genetics in livestock improvement. Maternal influences and methods of selecting for maternal components. Crossbreeding and inbreeding as selection tools.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 117.245 or 117.254 or 203.202
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2020 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2021 * Double Semester Distance
2021 * Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus

* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.

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