Bringing Order to Chaos

– Dr. Tom Turner, Beef Specialist, OSU Extension (reprinted from the 1999 Ohio Cattleman Seedstock Buyers Guide

For the past thirty years or so we, in the United States, have collected virtually all genetic material available in the world for our beef industry. Numerous breeds have been promoted as the “answer” while commercial producers desperate to improve their bottom line have sampled one breed after the other, such that ‘genetic chaos’ exists in our breeding herds. Please don’t misunderstand. Many breeds do have value and possess a reduced level of heterozygosity for certain traits so that, when used properly, they can Continue reading