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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

Brangus Journal: Gene Editing: What Beef Producers Need to Know

Head over to the Brangus website to read my article, "Gene Editing: What Beef Producers Need to Know."

For more information, see Alison Van Eenennaam's blog post titled "FDA seeks public comments on regulation of genetically altered animals."

Importantly, the open period for commenting on the draft regulations has been extended until June 19th.
Draft guidance: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM113903.pdf

Commenting Website: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2008-D-0394-0279).

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