Industry advancements and the genomics era

Industry advancements and the genomics era

Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

It is said the beef cattle industry is in the "genomics era." The ability of cattle breeders to utilize DNA technology to enhance animal selection decisions is owed, in no small part, to the work of geneticists and biochemists at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). So said Steve Kappes, deputy administrator for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), during the 2014 Beef Improvement Federation symposium June 18, in Lincoln, Neb.

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