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Genomics: Another Tool in the Toolbox for Cattlemen

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:08:42 CDT

Genomics:  Another Tool in the Toolbox for Cattlemen


Cattlemen have more and more information on their cattle with new advances in science and technology. One of the newest and most exciting tools producers have access to is called genomic technology. Dr.Tonya Amen, Genetic Service Director for Angus Genetics, Inc. said having genomic technology has changed the way and rate in which cattle can be improved.


Genomic testing also offers important data that can be incorporated into expected progeny differences (EPDs). Amen said these genomic-enhanced EPD's look and work just like a traditional EPD. In adding this new genetic component, she said that adds accuracy to those figures much earlier in the animalís life.


Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays featured Amen on the Beef Buzz feature. Click or tap on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to today's Beef Buzz.


Hays caught up with Amen at the recent Cattlemen's Boot Camp at Oklahoma State University. Click or tap here to hear the full interview.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.
   
   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Dr. Tonya Amen of Angus Genetics
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