Genetics

Genetics

Genetics is one of the fundamental drivers of improving industry productivity.The industry is well served by a variety of commercial stud breeders and artificial breeding companies. The Deer Progeny Test project is now providing across-herd breeding value linkages.

Deer Select is New Zealand’s national deer recording database.  Breeding values are estimated and economic Indexes are calculated using the pedigree records and performance data.

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Stud breeders are collectively responsible for effecting genetic change in the commercial (producer) herds.

Commercial herds are producer farms, which breed offspring for product end points such as venison, velvet or trophy production

Deer Select is the New Zealand’s national deer recording database. Deer Select stores pedigree and performance (trait) records, then uses this data to provide estimated breeding values and economic