Management of the Animal National Recording and Improvement System as a National Service that includes:
National Recording and Improvement Schemes for beef cattle, dairy animals, small stock, pigs, poultry and game.
Recording validation and data editing.
Development and implementation of novel and innovative recording and improvement methods.
Utilize Genetic- and management information obtained from recording to advice breeders, farmers, producers and any other role players in the National Livestock Industries to be more efficient and to ensure sustainability.
Management of the National Database and its Interface for Animal Recording called the
INTERGIS Integrated Registration and Genetic Information System. Data and file format are described in the Electronic data handling document.
Application of the derived technologies such as BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction) breeding values and indexes for economic production traits result in the genetic improvement of breeding animals as well as improvement of our national livestock herds, not only for South Africa but also in the global arena.