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Hereford and Red Angus Heifers Recruited for Genomics Research

The University of Missouri is recruiting 2,500 Hereford heifers and 2,500 Red Angus heifers to participate in a heifer puberty and fertility genomic research project. Heifers should be registered Hereford, registered Red Angus, or commercial Hereford or Red Angus. Hereford x Red Angus crossbred heifers targeted for the Premium Red Baldy Program would also be a good fit for the research project. Producers must be willing to work with a trained veterinarian to collect the following data: ReproductiveTract Scores collected at a pre-breeding exam 30 to 45 days prior to the start of the breeding season. PelvicMeasurements (height and width) collected at the same pre-breeding exam 30 to 45 days prior to the start of the breeding season. Pregnancy Determination Using Ultrasound reporting fetal age in days. Ultrasound will need to occur no later than 90 days after the start of the breeding season. In addition, heifers must have known birth dates and have weights recorded eithe

Better breeding through cow genetics

Welcome to A Steak in Genomics!

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be featured in a story on KBIA, Better breeding through cow genetics, by Sarah Redohl.  The story began by describing how I became interested in animal genomics.  It continued by explaining the Animal Genomics Group's genomic selection research.  It concluded with a somewhat skeptical assessment of genomic markers by an Angus breeder.

So, I decided to write this blog to inform farmers, ranchers, and scientists about the use of genomic technologies in animal breeding.

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farmnwife said…
It's a great start to your blog. Look forward to reading more. I am interested in the topic.
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