W591 Genomic Selection in Poultry, Results with Broilers and Comparison with Traditional BLUP

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: Sunset
William Muir , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ashok Ragavendran , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Guilherme J. M. Rosa , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Theo H.E. Meuwissen , Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ignacy Misztal , University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Martien Groenen , Wageningen University, Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands
Terry Wing , Cobb-Vantress Inc, Siloam springs, AR
Ron Okimoto , Cobb-Vantress, Inc, Siloam Springs, AR
Addie Vereijken , Hendrix Genetics Research, Technology &Services B.V., Boxmeer, N Br., Netherlands
Hans H. Cheng , USDA, ARS, ADOL, East Lansing, MI
Results are presented comparing genomic selection (GBLUP) or Genome Wide Marker Assisted Selection (GWMAS)  to traditional phenotypic BLUP selection, to improve multiple traits in two commercial poultry broiler lines. These results are the first and most comprehensive comparison of BLUP vs GBLUP in any species.