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50 K Genotype Project

 

American Salers Foundation
50K
Genotyping Project
“Building a Salers Research Database”
2015

Thank you to all the breeders who participated in the 50K Genotyping Project!

We are currently working on analysis and will provide updates as they become available.

In September of 2014, the ASA Board of Directors approved ASA’s entry into the genomic field by initiating the establishment of the 1,000 sire training population. The population is based on progeny proven sires and should represent the sires of females in the Salers database. The database should give the ASA the ability to develop a Salers specific panel to improve the accuracy of EPD values on especially young bulls and females.

The project will require complete participation by ASA breeders to accomplish our goal. The ASA Foundation is asking Salers breeders to submit DNA samples on their herd sires and well as other high accuracy sires used previously.

Results of the project will benefit all Salers Purebred producers and commercial producers alike by allowing more accurate performance estimations at an earlier age. This type of technology especially assists those producers with smaller contemporary groups develop higher accuracy values earlier.

 

If you are interested in participating in the 50K Genotyping Project, please follow the steps below:

 

1. View the list of the bulls that are still needed to complete the 50K Training Population.

Copy of Salers Bulls Request Sent to Membership-1

 * If you have an animal on this list, continue steps 2-4. If your animal is not on there, you can check if they are already in the 50K database below.

2. Read through the ASA Foundation 50K Genotyping Packet, found HERE.

3. Contact the ASA office to request sample kit: 303-770-9292

4. Return DNA Sample in provided mailing kit. You will need to fill out the 50K DNA Submission Form that can be found HERE.

 

Thank you for your excitement and participation!

 

Listed below is the list of animals that are already in the 50K Database, click on the file to see the listed animals.

Copy of Salers Current 50K listing for website-1

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