America's next top beef cow

Dec 19, 2012

Thousands of years of selective breeding went into producing the best beef possible. Now, that's changing.
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And you probably remember the ads in the 1990s promoting beef as, well, what’s for dinner. But when you sat down at the table to eat that beef, did you know that it’s the product of thousands of years of selective breeding?   For nearly all of that time, ranchers have made cattle mating decisions based on the outward appearance of animals.   That’s changed, in a big way, and as Frank Morris reports in part three of the beef series, an emerging understanding of cattle genetics promises to accelerate that change exponentially.