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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

Genomics of heifer pregnancy, days open, and days to conception in Red Angus heifers


Esdras Tuyishimire

On April 22nd at 10 am Central Time, Esdras Tuyishimire will be presenting his Masters thesis work in a seminar titled, "Genomics of heifer pregnancy, days open, and days to conception in Red Angus heifers".

Heifer Pregnancy is a discrete success versus failure observation. Esdras investigated using what day of the breeding season did a heifer conceive (Days to Conception) and how many days of the breeding season was a heifer open (Days Open) as alternative ways to look at heifer fertility. 

You can watch a recording of Esdras' seminar: https://blog.steakgenomics.org/2022/05/video-genomics-of-heifer-pregnancy-days.html 

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Thanks to the Red Angus Association of America for providing the data for Esdras' research!


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