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Dr. Jamie Courter is your Mizzou Beef Genetics Extension Specialist

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

Show-Me-Plus™ Heifers to Sell December 8, 2017 in Farmington

The Show-Me-Select™ Replacement Heifer program will host a sale December 8, 2017 at the Farmington Livestock Auction starting at 7:00 p.m. At the sale, 3 Show-Me-Plus heifers will sell. 

A Show-Me-Plus™ heifer is a registered or commercial heifer that has genomic predictions. For a registered heifer, this means she has GE-EPDs. For commercial heifers, it means she has been tested with a DNA panel providing genomic predictions.

Below is information about the Show-Me-Plus™ heifers selling in Farmington, Missouri.

Turner Farms
Jon & Mary Ann Turner
10511 St. Hwy JJ
Belgrade, MO 63622
(573) 766-5361

  • All three heifers are Registered Black Angus and have been GGP-LD genomic tested.
  • All have been AI'ed and then pasture exposed to Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014, a son of S A V Bismarck 5682.
  • Two pregnancy checked AI bred; on natural service bred.
  • One Tier-2 daughter of Connealy Courage 25L; natural bred to Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014; due around 4/17/2018.
  • Two daughters of SydGen Forward 1568; AI bred to Deer Valley All In; due 2/6/2018 and 2/8/2018; fetal sexed heifer calves.

AI Service Sire
Deer Valley All In
11 (.89)
74 (.95)
128 (.93)
21 (.72)
.65 (.75)
.71 (.72)
-.031 (.75)
Natural Service Sire

Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014
10 (.26)
63 (.31)
112 (.30)
27 (.20)
.45 (.24)
.61 (.28)
.015 (.24)


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