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Dr. Jamie Courter is your Mizzou Beef Genetics Extension Specialist

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By Jared E. Decker Many of you have probably noticed that things have been a lot less active on the A Steak in Genomics™   blog, but you probably haven't known why. In January 2021, I was named the Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics at Mizzou, and I now focus on research, with a little bit of teaching. I no longer have an extension appointment. But, with exciting news, the blog is about to become a lot more active! Jamie Courter began as the new MU Extension state beef genetics specialist in the Division of Animal Sciences on September 1, 2023. I have known Jamie for several years, meeting her at BIF when she was a Masters student. I have been impressed by Jamie in my interactions with her since that time.  Dr. Courter and I have been working closely together the last 6 weeks, and I am excited to work together to serve the beef industry for years to come! Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina State University and earned a master's degree in animal

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Taney County Livestock & Forage Conference

Wanted to give you all a heads up that I will be presenting at the Taney County Livestock & Forage Conference, Thursday February 27, 2014. The program will run from 6 to 9 pm at the Forsyth High School Cafeteria - Panther Pit, Forsyth, MO.

There will be a beef dinner, followed by my presentation on "Beef Cattle Selection Decisions" in which I will be discussing genetic testing in beef cattle, how to understand sale catalogs and make well-founded breeding decisions. I will be followed by Stacy Hambelton who will discuss "Evaluating the Cost of Retaining Heifers" and Tim Schnakenberg who will discuss "A Look at Some Developing Pasture Weeds".

Please preregister by calling 417-546-4431 by February 24th.

This program is made possible by the Taney County Extension Council and the Taney County Commission. A meal will be provided at this conference courtesy of Branson Bank, First Community Bank, and Peoples Bank.

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