BROODSTOCK GENETICS

Xelect offers a comprehensive package of support for the genetic management of breeding programs. We provide expertise in aquaculture breeding, quantitative genetics and bioinformatics coupled with a responsive and reliable genotyping service. Our customers benefit from bespoke solutions covering inbreeding control, individual selection, family selection, marker assisted selection and genomic selection. Xelect’s broodstock genetics service is supported by an active R & D program funded from in house resources, Scottish Enterprise and Innovate UK. We also benefit from a formal collaborative agreement on genomic selection with the world leading Roslin Institute of animal breeding at the University of Edinburgh. Each customer is given a dedicated breeding program manager to support hatchery operations worldwide at critical times such at spawning and evaluation harvests. As a first step to establishing long-term collaborations we usually start with a short consultancy to evaluate the genetic structure of the breeding nucleus, review current operations and produce a roadmap for the future development of the breeding program which includs options and a cost benefit analysis. We welcome enquires from any sized producer farming either established or emerging aquaculture species.