DNA Testing in Goats

With the growing popularity of genomic evaluations and the importance of documenting accurate pedigrees, the use of DNA testing is growing in most livestock and breed associations, including goats. However, limited information is available on gene markers in goats, and very few genes have been identified to be related to production traits in dairy, fiber, or meat goats at this time. Researchers are working on identifying the goat genome, as has been done in other species.

In addition to genomic …