Owner Animal Health Center Cannon Falls, MN, United States
Though comparable technology is readily available to them, beef cattle producers have been slow when it comes to the integration of genetic technology compared to their competitors in the animal protein space. I will offer my view of the reasons for this and a path forward that appears to hold promise.
Establish technological level of seedstock production across species
Convey demographics of beef cattle production
Identify genetic decision makers in beef industry
Convey rationale for relatively low levels of genetic technology integration in beef industry
Convey traditional approach to enhancing genetic technology integration
Communicate a more effective approach to the integration of genetic technology