Deer Industry NZ
Episode One - Genetics 101

Episode One - Genetics 101

October 22, 2019

In the first of a series of 6 podcasts called 'Keen on Genes', Deer Industry NZ sheds light on how important Deer Genetics are to future productivity and profitability on farm.

Brought to you by Susan Murray, in this episode she talks to Sharon McIntyre (Deer Select Manager, Deer Industry NZ), Dr Geoff Asher (Senior Scientist, AgResearch) and Jamie Ward (Research Associate, AgResearch).

Episode Two - How Breeding Values work

Episode Two - How Breeding Values work

October 22, 2019

In this episode, Susan Murray digs a little deeper into genetics and explains how breeding values work, and how that translates to value in dollars and cents.

Episode Three - Terminal or maternal sire genetics?

Episode Three - Terminal or maternal sire genetics?

October 22, 2019

Susan Murray explores the genetics that go into terminal and maternal sires, with some ideas about where your investment can go, depending on and your breeding objectives.

Episode Four - Breeding objectives on the farm

Episode Four - Breeding objectives on the farm

October 22, 2019

Sharon McIntyre talks over breeding objectives on the farm with Otago breeders and finishers, Tony and Debi Chittock. They discuss the farm system they have developed on their property near Balclutha and the breeding objectives that will allow them to make the best use of what they can grow in this environment.

Episode Five - What the customers want

Episode Five - What the customers want

October 22, 2019

Episode five takes a different angle, this time from the perspective of the customer. Susan Murray talks to Duncan New Zealand’s procurement manager, Ray Coombes. He explains what they and their end customers are wanting their venison suppliers to produce, and the role that good genetics plays.

Episode Six - Mythbusting

Episode Six - Mythbusting

October 22, 2019

In the final of this series,  Geoff Asher, Jamie Ward and Sharon McIntyre address some of the old myths and misconceptions about breeding and genetics.

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