Innovative science and genomic technology is driving progress when it comes to regional adaptation of beef cattle.
Jared Decker with the University of Missouri is involved in a comprehensive study, funded by a USDA grant, that seeks to improve regional adaptability of cattle.
Ultimately, Decker hopes to give producers the genomic tools to match cattle genetics with a specific environment. One way to do that is through region-specific genomically enhanced EPDs.
Research shows that even in the short term, cattle are adapting to their environments.
Decker presented his research at the Beef Improvement Federation earlier this summer. Learn more at BIF-Conference.com
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service/NCGA (National Corn Growers Association)