ARS 2,000 Bull Project targets economic traits

ARS 2,000 Bull Project targets economic traits

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease.

The project is also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure.

In 2007, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists started the "2,000 Bull Pr

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