Genetics and breeding
Advances in genetic improvement have generally been built on the back of technological changes. Major technological advances in computing power, reproductive technologies and statistical analysis have been huge contributors.
Now DNA technologies offer considerable opportunities, but the practical consequences (and implementation) of the use of these new technologies are very much a function of the structure of the breeding programs and the route to market.
Peter Fennessy writes about the latest discoveries in genetic improvement and how these practical applications continue to yield outstanding success for New Zealand's primary sector.