Animal breeding 411

Module code TLR 411
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Molecular breeding and selection, including DNA markers, applications of genomics such as biodiversity management, parentage verification, MAS and genomic selection. Formulation and application of breeding objectives with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. Species-specific breeding systems. Breeding objectives and selection programmes for beef and dairy cattle, small stock and companion animals. Selection of traits of economic importance and the efficiency thereof. Crossbreeding systems in meat producing farm animals. 

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites TLR 320 and GTS 261 and GVK 420# and PVK 420#. Final year students only.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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