Progress with Genetic Selection for Low Methane Traits in Dairy Cows

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  • Jan Lassen
  • P C Garnsworthy, The University of Nottingham, Loughborough, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • M G Chagunda, Scottish Rural University College (SRUC), Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • E Negussie, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Biotechnology and Food Research, Jokioinen, Finland, Finland
  • Peter Løvendahl
  • Yvette de Haas, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Netherlands
Over the last 5 years a number of methods have been developed and adapted to measure and quantify methane emission from individual animals. Their approaches show similarities and yet also differences. In general they focus on being noninvasive measuring in the cow everyday environment. In order to make genetic selection for methane emission it will be necessary to make large scale measurements in commercial farms. International collaboration, comparison and validation are essential to make progress in this area. It will be necessary to have strategic collection and exchange of data. More work is needed on how to get small scale phenotypes in to large scale genomic selection
Original languageEnglish
Publication year17 Aug 2014
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2014
Event10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) - The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 17 Aug 201422 Aug 2014
Conference number: 10th

Conference

Conference10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP)
Number10th
LocationThe Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period17/08/201422/08/2014

    Research areas

  • dairy cattle, methane, genetics

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