Searching for Environmental Adaptation in Beef Cattle
Troy Rowan and Jared Decker, PhD
A Steak in Genomics™
The United States is home to diverse climates and geographies. Over the past 150 years, beef cattle have found their way into nearly every one of these unique environments. Some cattle thrive in particular environments, while others struggle. Animals well-suited to an environment performed well and are selected to stay in herds. Poorly-suited animals are culled.