Montana State University Steer-A-Yeer Program

BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking donations of steers for its Steer-A-Year program, which allows students to continue their hands-on learning of the beef industry. Donated steers provide students with applied learning experiences in courses such as beef cattle management, professional development in beef production systems, livestock management, meat science and…

Fall Focus 2016: Teaming Technology with Tradition

Fall Focus 2016 brought together roughly 175 in Bozeman to discuss ways to enhance the tradition of seedstock operations with today’s science and technology. Thank you to all who attended this event. Thank you for being engaged in the discussion of improving selection decisions using the best available technology. Thank you for traveling to Bozeman to learn from others, to let your voice be heard, and to reconnect with the ASA family. Fall Focus 2016 was a great success and we look forward to seeing everyone in North Dakota for Fall Focus 2017!

Red Charlie Test Now Publicly Available

GeneSeek launched the new red coat variant test, called Red Charlie.  Breeders interested in coat color testing on a red charlie suspect animal  need to order both the regular coat color test and the red charlie test to have a complete picture of the animal’s genotype for coat color. The Red Charlie test will cost…

eBEEF.org – A Great Animal Breeding and Genetics Resource

Have you checked out eBEEF.org yet?  eBEEF is an effort of 6 extension specialist to provide accurate information about breeding and genetics in beef cattle.  The eBEEF team, Drs. Darrh Bullock, Jared Decker, Megan Rolf, Matthew Spangler, Alison Van Eenennaam, and Robert Weaber, gathered material in one spot for an excellent animal breeding resource.  eBEEF has…

American Simmental Association Science Blog

The ASA science blog is your online resource for frequently asked questions about animal breeding at the ASA.  For the past two years we have used a science forum to post brief summaries of topics concerning DNA testing, genetic conditions, and genetic evaluation in beef cattle.  As many of the topics lend themselves better to…