cow genetics http://kbia.org en Judging a cow by more than its cover http://kbia.org/post/judging-cow-more-its-cover <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>This story on the American beef industry is part of a special reporting series from Harvest Public Media. &nbsp;Check out the rest of their stories at <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/big-beef">harvestpublicmedia.org</a>.</em></p><p>Backstage behind the cattle pens at the giant livestock show at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., “cow fitter” Maddee Moore was awash in glamour goods.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:27:32 +0000 Frank Morris 26152 at http://kbia.org Judging a cow by more than its cover Better breeding through cow genetics http://kbia.org/post/better-breeding-through-cow-genetics <p>For cattle breeders, buying a new bull or cow can be a risk&mdash;its offspring will bring home the profit. Jared Decker, a phD student in genetics at the University of Missouri, thinks he&rsquo;s found a way to manage some of that risk through the manipulation of cow genetics. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:37:42 +0000 Sarah Redohl 15458 at http://kbia.org Better breeding through cow genetics