Improved Livestock Breeds

Improved Livestock Breeds


K.V.D.A works with livestock farmers and allied industries to improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability through better livestock breeds and management practices.

We’re helping farmers improve future generations of their livestock, hence improving farm sustainability and productivity and the quality of livestock products such as meat and wool.

Building upon our extensive global leadership in understanding the genomes of cattle and sheep, we increase the rate and capture of genetic improvement in key economic and functional livestock traits.

For example, in beef production we are developing DNA-based methods that will allow producers to select breeding cattle whose offspring are more likely to have favourable characteristics such as high fertility or lack of horns.

We are also working on the development and application of new technologies with potential to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of livestock production systems through enhanced measurement, monitoring, movement and management of animals and their environment.