Genomics poised to benefit beef cattle breeders

Genomics poised to benefit beef cattle breeders

Bob Weaber, Ph.D., State Extension Specialist-Beef Genetics, University of Missouri

Beef cattle genetics researchers across the country have recently been armed with a new tool to aid in the search for new DNA markers that describe variation in economically important beef production traits. This new tool is a rapid, high-volume genotyping platform that produces nearly 50,000 genotypes per animal genotyped and genotypes 12 animals at a time on a single chip or glass slide.

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