South Korea: Gyeonggi-do Livestock Promotion Center selected three bulls for future testing

Updated May 30, 2023
The Gyeonggi Provincial Livestock Promotion Center announced on the 30th that it had selected three candidate bullocks that had passed the genetic ability test of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Livestock Improvement Council among Korean cattle that had completed their own test.
(Suwon = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Gyeong-tae = It is the first time in Korea that a local government has selected seed bulls for posterity testing. The average weight of the three selected animals at 12 months old was 529kg, which was higher than the total average weight (412kg) of 400 domestic black cattle at the time, and it was confirmed that the selection index such as genetic ability was excellent. The province is promoting projects such as genome analysis, seasonal breeding, and high-capacity cattle purchase with the goal of developing guaranteed seed bulls for the first time as a nationwide local government. Lee Kang-young, director of the Livestock Promotion Center in Gyeonggi-do, said, "Current livestock improvement is progressing from a specific trait (marbling)-centered improvement system in the past to farmhouse and consumer preference-oriented improvement." We will do our best to find a way to help." The government is promoting competency testing projects, such as ...
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