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Molecular Value Predictions: Associations with beef tenderness in brahman cattle

Greenwood, P.L., Cafe, L.M., McIntyre, B.L., Robinson, D.L., Geesink, G.H., Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677 and Thompson, J.M. (2010) Molecular Value Predictions: Associations with beef tenderness in brahman cattle. In: 28th Australian Society of Animal Production (ASAP) Biennial Conference, 11 - 15 July, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

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Recently, panels of gene markers have become available that allow for Molecular Value Predictions (MVPs) that represent a molecular breeding value to be calculated for economically important traits (Anon. 2009). This study tested the hypothesis that Molecular Value Predictions (MVPs) generated for tenderness from a commercially available marker panel would have favourable associations with beef tenderness. It also tested the hypothesis that the MVPs for marbling and feed efficiency would not have unfavourable associations with beef tenderness. Two experiments, one in NSW and one in WA, designed to examine tenderness gene marker effects and interactions within Brahman cattle (Cafe et al. 2010), were used to test the above hypotheses.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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