Roberto from Paraguay is following the European master's in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) in the specialisation ‘Biological and Societal Context of Breeding’. His first year he is studying here at WUR, writing his first minor thesis about ‘Beef cattle international evaluation’ that will allow breeders to compare animals’ genetic value across different countries. Next year he will be at SLU in Uppsala, Sweden to write his second thesis.
"Beef production is increasing rapidly in the world, as a matter of fact the entire livestock industry is, with the accompanying environmental impact. With the knowledge of this programme I want to fight this climate change by selecting genetic indicators for lower emissions when breeding for beef production."
"After EMABG, I hope to work for an European breeding company with genotype population data, but I am also open to the possibility to work with the same matter in an organisation or institution. Then after a few years, I would like to return to Paraguay and incorporate all my knowledge in the breeding industry, as Paraguay is one of the largest beef exporters in the world.”