Back in September 2017 I began a blog on animal breeding. It was part personal interest and part sounding out a business idea. The personal interest was my wanting to explore more deeply the science of breeding. This is incredibly maths-intensive, and there was potential, with the help of the programmers on our team, to create subscription-based software that did all these calculations for all animals in a central database.
Yes, this already exists for large, commercial industries such as cattle and sheep, and is well-resourced and funded. Our version, if there was a demand, was aimed at a smaller industry, and worldwide, so breeders in one country could compare their own animals locally, nationally and even internationally.
The plan was to create the blog — I wanted to anyway — and see what interest there was. The blog did attract subscribers and non-subscriber regular readers, but there was not enough demand to fund development of software, and the project lapsed.
But this post isn’t about that — that was simply the necessary backstory. This post is to showcase just how deep and thorough our research can be, even when coming in cold on a subject with not much knowledge or experience.
In this case, I had a good knowledge of genetics from university days, but had never studied breeding. I wanted to learn more, and so began!
I registered a domain — now expired — and installed b2evolution. Because it’s b2evolution (!), it was very simple to transfer the entire site across to another b2evolution installation when that domain expired. And here it is here, The Better Breeding Blog. You can see for yourself just how detailed the content is, with all images, graphs and maths by me as well!
If you’re in need of a researcher and writer who can, well, research and write on even difficult and technical subjects, please do get in touch!