Friday, February 26, 2016

Main Point: Embrace Science and Tech

Today, an article I wrote appeared in BEEF Magazine's Cow-Calf Weekly.
Do we HAVE to cull genetic defect cattle? Science says no
In this article, I used genetic defects as a case study for what happens when we don't embrace the new opportunities science provides. Science now allows us to manage genetic defects differently than we did 50 years ago.

But, I fear with all of the baggage genetic defects bring, that my main point will be lost. My main point is simple.
Embrace science.
Embrace technology.
Embrace new approaches.

I love that Burke Teichert encourages us to be a constant learner searching for better practices. I have also tried to encourage people to embrace science.

In conclusion, I am not a genetic defects zealot. Manage them how you see fit. But, I am a science zealot! Please look for ways science and technology can benefit your operation. For different production systems and breeding objectives, how science is used will look differently. Science can improve all beef production systems.


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