Take some time to reflect on what you have read and think about what it means to you and how you can apply these lessons to your breeding situation. How do you feel about EBVs? Do you, or would you use them in your breeding operation? Do you think that they are a reliable genetic evaluation tool?
Three example reflection tools are listed below. These provide a framework that may help you formalise your thoughts. Reflect on what you have learned and how it applies to your farming situation by using the reflection tool listed below:-
PLUS – Thinking back on what you have read in this module, write down something positive that you can apply to your selection process or breeding objectives from having read the material. Will you use EBVs in your next selection decision process? If so, how will you use them?
MINUS – Now write down something negative you have experienced, or something you didn’t understand or didn’t need to know as you worked through this module. Did you learn about something that you think doesn’t apply to your particular situation? Was there anything that didn’t have you convinced or that you think didn’t make sense?
INTERESTING – Finally, write down something Interesting that you can take away from your readings. What new ideas do you have as a result of having worked through this material? Is there something that you would like to know more about or explore in more detail? What other questions do you think could be answered through an exploration and analysis of the data collected in the ASBP?Feel free to get in touch with us to let us know.
If reading this material has provoked any questions on the topic with you, please get in touch with us.
The easiest method is to email us via firstname.lastname@example.org , and write a few brief sentences about what you would like to discuss.