Genomics Case Study

January 7, 2016 01:36 PM

By: John Maday, editor, Bovine Veterinarian 

During the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference, experts from Angus Genetics, Inc., the University of Missouri and Zoetis updated veterinarians on genomic technologies and the use of genomic information in beef-cattle selection. Jared Decker, PhD, an Assistant Professor and Beef Genetics Extension Specialist from the University of Missouri, presented a case study from the beef herd at the University’s Thompson Research Center.

The study focused on incorporating genomic information into replacement-heifer selection at the center. Beginning in 2014, researchers used the GeneMax Advantage tests from Angus Genetics and Certified Angus Beef to evaluate the genomic merit of the center’s heifer calves.


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