With GE-EPDs, the added DNA speeds improving traits, whether for maternal or meat market ends. Beef-cow herd owners will learn new ways to raise better calves at three University of Missouri meetings in March.
A sample of Duroc boar semen was the one millionth sample of animal germplasm to arrive at USDA-Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Germplasm Collection—a milestone in preserving genetic animal information.
A basic understanding of genetics will help us understand why some traits are more heritable than others. The basis for heritability has to do with a phrase you have probably heard before – “nature verses nurture.”