A traceability program is being started by Tyson Foods, Inc. that will use DNA to trace beef pack to the individual animal while proving its genetics.
Today, cattlemen can pick out superior calves better than they ever have, as DNA testing gets cheaper and projections get more accurate.
When Mark Gardiner looks across his pastures here on the southern Kansas plains, he doesn't see the average bull. These animals are superstars.
DNA markers can identify animals, even after meat processing and the rapidly-growing Open Prairie brand will use the tracing tech.
Neogen announces the launch of Igenity® Feeder, a DNA tool designed to assist cattle producers in the stocker and backgrounder phase to manage feeder cattle according to their genetic potential for carcass traits.