Genetics are the foundations of all life. If we get them wrong efficiencies are impossible. TFU has a dedicated policy division aimed at Farm Genetics as this is a key component that drives innovation and the advancement of sustainable farming.
Because of the long-term effects; your investment in crop or livestock genetics is probably the most important investment you can make as when this is wrong it is impossible to realise the genetic potential of everything we grow or breed.
Tradition and history in the UK and across the world often carries more weight than, in truth, it should. The main point about history is that we should all learn from it! This is particularly true in the genetics sector, where for years the market has been dominated by the practice of large multi-national companies. No more so in the cattle genetics industry were selection is done by EBV’s, which in fact are calculated estimation nothing more.
We have three simple aims for British Genetics
Provide farmers with actual values instead of estimations
Create a standard that promotes British Genetics as the best in the world.
Focus and develop research to convert genetic development to profitability for our farmers without the rising costs.
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