Data sharing benefits all beef producers and improves profitability for the industry as a whole
Rachel Spencer Gabel
The Fence Post
John Genho, Livestock Genetic Services, LLC, works with cattlemen and breed associations. Genho worked previously with King Ranch in Texas to collect DNA tests and genomic tests for EPDs to examine efficiency and various measurements on the cow herd and carcass traits. Genho said the Santa Gertrudis Association and King Ranch reached an agreement to share some data to contribute to the Santa Gertrudis Association to benefit both parties. Like the sharing of data that allows Google Maps to alert drivers to slow traffic, he said the sharing of data can be beneficial to all involved.