Livestock Genetic Diversity is Being Preserved Thanks to an ARS Collection

Livestock Genetic Diversity is Being Preserved Thanks to an ARS Collection

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

The ARS collection is the largest of its kind in the world and it’s designed to ensure that there is enough genetic diversity available for breeders to meet the changing needs of the farmers and ranchers who provide much of our food supply. Only with such a diverse collection of genetic stock, available for breeding, can farmers and ranchers address the potential threats posed by emerging diseases, invasive pests, illnesses and fertility problems.

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