The key actor in Normande breed genetics
The role of the Organisation for the Selection of the Normande dairy breed
Breeding selection and objectives
The Organisation for the Selection of the Normande breed is in charge of the study of the breed under all its aspects in sight in particular to determine the model, to specify the orientation and to define the program of selection " (decree 69-667 of June 14th, 1969).
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The technicians in Norman race assure the systematic checking of the animals of the breedings members the body of selection in Norman race. She proposes two levels of services to her members:
The simple service:
· Distribution of the balance sheet and the genetic inventory
· Comments of the balance sheet(assessment) and the genetic inventory with your Norman technician and the other technical advice in the request
The racial database is the alive memory of the Norman. She(it) uses the average contemporaries of the data processing, and she answers the current conceptions of the quantitative genetics. Installed on the site of the ARSOE of Caen, the genealogical book lists more than two million animals with their characteristics, accessible permanently to the selectors, the breeders and the bodies.
The OS in Norman race centralizes all the statistical, technical or economic information concerning the race. It informs the breeders about it and the users through its range of communications tools:
· The quarterly magazine Norman Vision
It assures the general promotion of the race by organizing or by participating in national in scope demonstrations and international: autumn trade shows (SPACE in Rennes and Summit of the breeding in Clermont-Ferrand), Norman National Competition (to Saint-Lô in 2009), Agricultural Competitive examination within the framework of the International Show of the Agriculture in Paris, Eurogenetic show to Épinal, show Aquitanima in Bordeaux.