Youth representing 7 beef breed associations participated in an educational program centered on genomics. They had the opportunity to tour GeneSeek and the US Meat Animal Research Center as well as take part in an educational event as part of the annual Weight Trait Project meeting. This educational program focused on talks related to the current and future status of genomic tools for beef cattle genetic improvement.
Youth participants prepare for a tour of the US Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska.
JR Tait wraps up a session at USMARC about the importance of breed associations’ policies and how each association adopts and implements new technologies, such as molecular genetics information, for producers to utilize.
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