Machine learning to further improve the decision which boar ejaculates to process into artificial insemination doses

Recently a new CASA article about ‘Machine learning to further improve the decision which boar ejaculates to process into artificial insemination doses’ has been accepted and published. Highlights are: • CASA is a valuable tool for AI laboratories to decide which boar ejaculate to process into AI doses. • This decision could not be improved by a data-driven…

Towards efficient and large routine genomic evaluations

In collaboration with the Technical University of Delft, researchers at Wageningen University & Research, Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR-ABG), have recently implemented an efficient algorithm, called the deflated preconditioned conjugate gradient method. This algorithm, new in animal breeding, aims to allow large routine single-step genomic evaluations to predict genomic breeding values more accurately. First tests…