Operational Group

Implementation of Genomic Selection in small dairy cattle populations

Operational Group

Implementation of Genomic Selection in small dairy cattle populations

Start Date: 01 November 2016

End Date: 01 October 2019

Location: Slovenia

Objective:

  • To develop an action plan for the implementation of genomic selection in the herds of Holstein-Friesian breed - the case of a small HF population in Slovenia
  • Genotyping of HF male and female animals with the aim of discovery genetic defects (e.g. CVM, BLAD...), genetic features (RC, kappa caseins, lactoglobulins, ...), inbreeding estimates, parentage verification, ...
  • To establish a reference population for the Holstein-Friesian population in Slovenia on the base of bulls and cows
  • The possibility of cooperation with InterGenomics-Holstein - for the international comparison of genomically tested bulls.

Partners:

  • UL – Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science (coordinator)
  • ≈125 farmers with HF cows (farmers with HF bull dams)
  • Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia – Department for Performance Recording and Breeding (technical support, milk recording data)
  • Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (Herdbook data, MR data)
  • Slovenian Holstein Association

Funding Organisations:
Ministry of Agriculture Forest and Food, Slovenian Holstein Association, Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)

Website:
www.holstein.si

Coordinator :
University of Ljubljana (UL), Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Animal Science, Groblje 3, 1230 Domžal Dr. Marija Klopčič - Klopcic@bf.uni-lj.si