Beef Improvement Association Makes Available Vast Research for Beef Producers

Beef Improvement Association Makes Available Vast Research for Beef Producers

Patrick Doyle, Ph.D.

California Cattleman

Technology advances at ludicrous speed these days. I remember when ,we mailed cattle registrations, waited for the printed semen catalogs, and ,waited days for ‘snail’ mail responses. If you wanted research a topic, you had to go to a library, an actual brick and mortar building, and locate the card catalog, essentially a dresser full of index cards alphabetized by subject headings. On the card, you’d 6nd the book title, author and book location (Dewey Decimal system) in the library that related to your search. Personally, I don’t miss those days. As an educator, it is nice to have today’s information at a touch of a button.
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