Simple. Smart. Progressive.TM

StrataGEN uses genomic insights to categorize both progeny proven and young sires into one of four unique genetic lines based on common traits they have inherited from their ancestors. This categorization allows for optimal use of superior genetics. Mating across genetic lines not only reduces inbreeding challenges, but enhances genetic superiority with the effective use of genomic technology.

Control with Genomics

The use of genomic evaluations more accurately pinpoints the exact genes an individual possesses, indicating the proportion inherited from each parent, grandparent and other ancestors. This tool allows for grouping of individuals based on actual genetic make-up, rather than just anticipated pedigree similarities.

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Simplified Mating Lines

The four unique genetic lines in the program are based on common traits they have inherited from their ancestors, using genomic insights. Each line is identified with a single color – orange, blue, yellow or red, making it easy to understand and implement the system. 

Herd Benefits

Mating across genetic lines with StrataGEN not only reduces inbreeding challenges, but enhances genetic superiority with the effective use of genomic technology. It’s a simple, easy-to-use, easy-to-implement approach to inbreeding.

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Continued Development

Sires will continue to be developed for use in the StrataGEN program. Each sire will be genomic tested and categorized into the specific line matching their genetic make-up. The ongoing development of these four distinct and intensely selected lines will maintain line consistency and reduced inbreeding when crossing lines, while continuing to build genetic superiority.

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Contact a specialist

Your StrataGEN specialist will work with you to identify goals, choose the right approach to evaluate your herd, help develop an individualized breeding rotation and support you in implementing the StrataGEN program in your herd. 

Contact your member cooperative to schedule a consultation with your local StrataGEN program specialist.

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