McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Use of Parentage Testing in the ISU McNay Angus Beef Cattle Herd

Authors: Jamie Williams (Iowa State University) , James Reecy (Iowa State University) , Mark S. Honeyman (Iowa State University)

  • Use of Parentage Testing in the ISU McNay Angus Beef Cattle Herd

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Use of Parentage Testing in the ISU McNay Angus Beef Cattle Herd

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Abstract

The ISU McNay research herd consists of approximately 400 head of registered purebred Angus cows and is located at the ISU McNay Farm, Lucas County, Chariton, Iowa. The herd has been selected since 1996 for increased marbling and has been a valuable data resource for use in both short- and long-term research. Previous research with the herd has involved ultrasound technology to select for marbling, the inheritance of pinkeye resistance, genetic variation in response to vaccination, as well as the genetic basis of mineral and fatty acid concentrations in beef.

How to Cite:

Williams, J. & Reecy, J. & Honeyman, M. S., (2018) “Use of Parentage Testing in the ISU McNay Angus Beef Cattle Herd”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2017(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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