The Cia. De Melhoramento is the result of the union of cattle ranchers from Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia who seek to produce beef in an increasingly lucrative and sustainable way in the tropics. Although most of this group already had a work developed in the area of breeding, we felt the need to move forward and with very well defined goals. At the end of 2014, the opportunity arose to make that desire a reality, for a concrete and vigorous purpose. Soon, a number of breeders joined the project and founded the Cia. de Melhoramento in January 2015. The solidly assembled technical structure enabled us to continue the data collection routines on the farms and process the genetic evaluations without discontinuity of the harvests. course. All this professionalism made possible, in the first year of operation, CEIP certification of an expressive number of animals and the selection of animals of excellent standard for progeny testing in the next harvest. The constituted entity was structured in such a way as to allow the free discussion of ideas, in a participative environment for the decision making and with the agility that the undertaking demands. All this with a rigorous technical screening and commitment of seriousness and professionalism with our associates and their clients.
Recently, the CIA of Breeding has systematically implemented the use of genomic resources in its routine of genetic evaluations, the 100% Genomic Project, where all the CEIP breeding animals produced in the CIA are genotyped and their genetic values are expressed in Genomic DEPs , with increased accuracy.
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
To promote genetic improvement of the Nelore breed, contributing to a sustainable and high...
To promote genetic improvement of the Nelore breed, contributing to a sustainable and high yield production, shortening deadlines and increasing results.
To be a world reference in breeding for high productivity of the Nelore breed.
The technological innovations developed in partnership with the several associates add dynamism and speed in the evolution of the productive processes.
The processes and management tools promote transparency and ethics in the defense of the interests of our associates and clients.
The constant search for technologies, associated with the high technical standard used in management, promote sustainability throughout the production chain.
The database of an improvement program is its greatest asset, the quality and the ...
The database of an improvement program is its greatest asset, the quality and the quantity of Accumulated information supports the statistical analyzes and bases the genetic and genomic predictions carried out.
Currently 65 herds participate in the Cia. De Melhoramento and the gathering of the information collected compose a set of 600,000 animals evaluated, totaling more than 850,000 evaluations.
From this robust database, combined with its genotype base that exceeds 13,000 animals, the CIA has developed its own genomic prediction equation, which gives more accuracy to the genetic predictions made.
We have already surpassed the mark of 15.000 animals certified with CEIP (Special Certificate of Identification and Production), more than 40 breeders selected for the progeny test, 12 breeding animals with semen available on the market artificial insemination, ultimately an enormous contribution to the cattle ranch results.
CIA GENETIC EVALUATION
Phenotypic information, those collected in the field, are strongly influenced by environmental effects...
Phenotypic information, those collected in the field, are strongly influenced by environmental effects, making decisions that affect the future of your herd need to be based on more robust indicators, more reliable for genetic evaluation.
Genetic assessment provides a safe analysis of the productive potential of the herd, and of the individuals composing it, due to the statistical treatment of the information, as well as corrections and adjustments for environmental effects, isolating the genetic component of the measured result (phenotype).
The process of genetic evaluation of the herd provides information about the products, matrices and breeding herds.
Products – The products born within the program are systematically evaluated, which allows the breeder to know the maternal potential of their breeding mothers and breeding herds, as well as to carry out the selection of weaning and weaning products.
Matrices – Genetic evaluation allows the creator to know individually its matrices, and specifically the strengths and weaknesses of each of them. This level of knowledge enables the efficient selection of matrices as well as the planning of the next generations (genetic mating).
Breeding – As a fundamental part of the breeding equation, the breeding parents of the evaluated products have their genetic value calculated according to the number of children calculated, the greater the accuracy of this prediction.
The Cia. De Melhoramento uses a mobile genetic base, so as the population improves its production rates, the genetic base assumes a new midpoint, therefore more dynamic and challenging.
More than pointing out the best individual on his farm, this technical work places the animal and the herd in a universe that goes beyond the limits of its property, a Benchmarking process of its livestock enterprise.
ICIAgen – It is a harmonic index, because it penalizes individuals with unbalanced genomic DEPhs (linear quadratic), favoring those that possess intense harmonic superiority among the selected characteristics.
In addition to the selection index (ICIAgen), we also calculated the IDesm, the weaning index. This index is an important indicator for maternal characteristics, it ponders a direct effect of growth and carcass quality until weaning.
To compile different and relevant economic indicators on maternal performance we calculate the RMat® – Maternal Return is a bio-economic index that aims to identify the cows with greater productive efficiency and the bulls that produce these matrices.
The components included in the calculation of RMat® are: sexual precocity, reproductive permanence and estimated cost of keeping the cow, and performance of its calves.
CIA DIRECTED IMPACT
At the same time, considering this diversity of different and relevant relevant functional and productive...
At the same time, considering this diversity of different and relevant relevant functional and productive information without the support of a computerized system, and also controlling the degree of inbreeding in the product and population, would be a very difficult and inefficient task, on the other hand, it would be an underutilization of the genetic information produced and a factor of limitation and restriction to the possible genetic gain.
In this way, the Cia. De Melhoramento simulates the mating of proven breeders with each of the evaluated matrices, providing much more subsidy to the breeder’s decisions.
CIA GENOMIC SELECTION
The classical model of animal genetic improvement was based exclusively on the quantitative strategy...
The classical model of animal genetic improvement was based exclusively on the quantitative strategy, measuring the expression of the genes responsible for determining the productive characteristics.
Scientific and technological evolution has made significant advances in the field of molecular genetics, bringing to routines practices previously used only in scientific research.
The combination of quantitative genetics (DEPh) and qualitative genetics (genomics), through a genotype bank of more than 13,000 genotyped animals, allowed the development of more accurate accurate prediction equations, directly reflecting the accuracy of the calculated genomic DEPs.
The greatest impact and use of this technology is in the animal categories with a history of less accuracy in their genetic predictions.
CIA CERTIFIED ANIMALS
After finishing the genetic evaluation of the crop, the animals located among the best individuals...
En el presente trabajo se analizaron los resultados obtenidos en el análisis de los resultados obtenidos en el análisis de los resultados obtenidos.
Después de atender al cribado genético, a la inspección funcional y al patrón racial los animales reciben el CEIP (Certificado Especial de Identificación y Producción), documento que atestigua la superioridad genética de estos individuos, otorgado meritocratimente a los mejores individuos de cada cosecha. Este certificado proporciona exención fiscal en la comercialización de estos animales (ICMS), así como los habilita a la financiación pública o privada.
CEIP CIA REPRODUCERS
Producers who seek better and greater returns on their investments should demand and acquire only...
Producers who seek better and greater returns on their investments should demand and acquire only CEIP breeding stock from their genetics suppliers, this document is the assurance that they are bringing to their flock individuals exposed to high selection pressure and with outstanding superiority in this environment .
Only the animals with real potential for genetic improvement of the selected characteristics are holders of this certification, are called CEIP Cia Reproducers.
All are genotyped and their genomic DEPs give greater accuracy to the productive estimates, increasing the confidence and mitigating risks for the producers that use this genetics.
CEIP CIA MATRIX
It is decisive the contribution of the matrix in the performance measured, it contributes with...
It is decisive the contribution of the matrix in the performance measured, it contributes with 50% of the genetic material of the product, so as we improve the females of the herd, the better the results obtained.
As matrices CEIP Cia. de Melhoramento, it constitutes an opportunity for integral transferability of seleção, gives philosophy of work and antecipação of results, uma time that asseguram superioridade genetic maternal plot.
BEERS OF QUALIDADE CIA
A continuous infusion of superior genetics into população e a seleção systematica das matrizes...
SEMEN AND EMBRYOS CIA
The Cia. de Melhoramento divides its results with livestock through the animals produced...
The Cia. de Melhoramento divides its results with livestock through the animals produced (Breeding, Matrix), but also through reproductive biotechnologies, which allow the user to access the best in terms of genetic evolution.
Semen – Through the growth of artificial insemination, driven by IATF, the breeder can infuse into his genetic herd of CIA breeding stock.
Result of a very high pressure of selection and fruit of several generations of genetically superior animals, the Cia reproducers carry in their DNA the formula of the cattle of short cycle.
Embryos – The transfer of embryos from IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) takes on new dynamics in reproductive strategies, especially for those herds and nurseries involved in genetic improvement programs, because through this technique it is possible to transfer the entirety of decades of work and selection.
CEIP | Special Certificate of Identification and Production
The CEIP (Special Certificate of Identification and Production) is a certificate granted by MAPA to the breeding programs approved and recognized in the technical project CEIP, together with the Department of Agricultural and Cooperative Development – SDC, Department of Production and Sustainability Systems – DEPROS. The Cia. de Melhoramento is formally registered with MAPA under technical project number 24.
It was officially created in 1995, from the publication of the ordinance 267, later regulated in the same year through the ordinance 22, making it operationally enabled. Recently it was updated by the publication of Normative Instruction nº 12, of February 2, 2018.
Genetic improvement programs are responsible for establishing and complying with technical criteria and procedures that direct this certificate to genetically superior animals, with a real potential of transmitting this productive superiority to the next generations.
- Technical design of the breeding program is approved and recognized by MAPA.
- The information considered to calculate the genetic values, as well as the technical procedures involved, are audited by the MAPA.
Guarantees of individuals with CEIP
- Productive competence of individuals with CEIP, since only a limited portion of the population can receive CEIP. A maximum percentage of 30% certification, starting from a level of 20%, evolving at the rate of 0.5% per year according to the proven genetic gain.
- Financing of public or private financial institutions.
- Tax benefits (exemption from ICMS).
CEIP Cia de Melhoramento
The CEIP model of the Cia. de Melhoramento characterizes the certified animal, through its Identification, date of birth, sex, breed, breed of origin, as well as its genealogical information.
The genetic information is arranged graphically and nominally, represented in units of standard deviation (standardized), with the bars intentionally oriented to the right for desirable characteristics and the length of the bar expresses the intensity (positive or negative) of this genomic DEPh.
TRAINING | Complete
The purpose of this training is to prepare the operational leadership of the farm teams, with emphasis on the technical concepts related to the animal breeding program.
Target audience: Capataces y encargados.
The objective of this training is to present the fundamental concepts of animal genetic improvement, as well as the most modern applications of this specialty.
Target audience: Producers, managers and professionals working in the beef cattle segment.
It has the objective of developing and improving commercial concepts applied to the bovine genetics market.
Target audience: Responsible for the commercialization of animals.
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HOW TO JOIN
1. Fill out the form, within 2 days you will receive a call from a CIA technician to schedule a visit to your farm.
2. You will then receive a Proposal for Membership form and our Bylaws.
3. Complete and sign the application form, send a copy to the same e-mail of item 1 and post the original signed by mail the address indicated in the proposal.
4. Within 2 days you will receive confirmation of approval of your proposal and instructions for scheduling the first evaluation visits.