Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Miles City, Montana » Livestock and Range Research Laboratory » Docs » Genetic's Objectives

Genetic's Objectives
headline bar



Define genetic merit from component traits that may be antagonistically correlated. Identify molecular genetic markers associated with traits of economic and/or biological importance. Develop genetic evaluation systems that accurately predict merit from available quantitative and molecular information. Validate efficacy of new knowledge and technology in accelerating genetic improvement.

USDA, ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
243 Fort Keogh Rd., Miles City, MT  59301-4016
Phone: 406-874-8200, Fax:  406-874-8289