Statistic outline of French genetic organisation - Ruminants 2019
The French genetics organisation for ruminants is characterized by:
- The involvement of approximately 70,000 breeders in the selection of the various breeds;
- Very wide bases of selection (registration and performance recording for a great number of animals);
- An intensive progeny testing of AI males, which is more and more taken over by genomic evaluation;
- A high genetic level;
- A significant genetic progress in all breeds and species.
Within the framework of a system of Quality Management, the breeders organizations combine their means and skills to provide farmers reliable results to lead the selection of their breeds.