Show Notes

Are you passionate about breeding robust and resilient animals? If so, this is the podcast for you.

Our guest this week is Dr Wendy Rauw, a renowned expert in animal genetics and breeding. Wendy's career has taken her to various corners of the world, working with a diverse range of species, from sheep and cattle to chickens and even fish. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

In this episode, Wendy and Mark explore topics ranging from 'genotype by environment  (GxE) interaction' to the significance of prioritising robustness and resilience in breeding strategies, especially in our ever-changing climate. 

Wendy also tackles the challenges of integrating welfare and production traits into breeding objectives, emphasising the importance of striking a balance in various production systems.

If you're intrigued by the art and science of breeding animals for a sustainable and resilient future, this podcast is a must-listen!

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