cow genetics

Agriculture
3:27 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Judging a cow by more than its cover

Maddee Moore, a “cow-fitter,” helps competing heifers look their best at the American Royal livestock show.
Credit Frank Morris / Harvest Public Media

This story on the American beef industry is part of a special reporting series from Harvest Public Media.  Check out the rest of their stories at harvestpublicmedia.org.

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.

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Agriculture
5:37 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Better breeding through cow genetics

For cattle breeders, buying a new bull or cow can be a risk—its offspring will bring home the profit. Jared Decker, a phD student in genetics at the University of Missouri, thinks he’s found a way to manage some of that risk through the manipulation of cow genetics.

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