Genetics to select for healthier cattle

Genetics to select for healthier cattle

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

“Genomics allow us to look ‘under the hood’ of an animal so to speak,” said Alison Van Eenennaam with University of California-Davis as she addressed Cattlemen’s College attendees Feb. 1 at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Van Eenennaam provided an overview of the history in DNA sequencing that has brought the industry to where it is today, and commended breed associations for the incorporation of genomic information into their national cattle evaluation programs.

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