AN S 652B H Spring 2023 - CANCELED: Animal Breeding Strategies: Design and Evaluation of Animal Breeding Programs

Spring 2023
2 credit hours
Enrollment Limit: 
March 20, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Jack Dekkers,, 515-294-7509
Course Description: 
Basic concepts and methods for design and evaluation of genetic improvement programs for livestock. Topic A. (1st half semester) Prediction of response to selection, selection index theory, multiple trait selection, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and marker-assisted selection. Topic B. (2nd half semester) Advanced concepts in design and evaluation of animal breeding programs, including modeling and optimization, derivation of economic values, gene-flow, and predicting rates of inbreeding. Each topic may be taken only one time for academic credit.
Course Prerequisites: 
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Required Course Materials: 
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Departmental Requirements: 
Per the instructor, the lectures will be streamed synchronously but also recorded. So the students don’t have to be on-line at the same time, although that would be preferred.
Proctor Requirements: 
Proctor is required.

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