Red Angus DNA Scores Align with Carcass Results

Red Angus DNA Scores Align with Carcass Results

Dr. Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

Cattlemen and women frequently ask if DNA scores are truly predictive of phenotypic results. A recent study completed by the Red Angus Association gathered DNA data on a set of Red Angus calves and followed the cattle through harvest, collecting phenotypic data. The results illustrated the Igenity® DNA scores accurately predicted carcass weight, marbling score and overall carcass value.

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