Program starts with good DNA

LUNDBRECK, Alta. — The cattle are DNA tested, their expected progeny differences analyzed and from that, a breeding program is developed. That attention to genetics allows the Lynch Stauntons to accurately select for desired traits in the cow-calf herd on their Antelope Butte Ranch north of Lundbreck. Hugh Lynch Staunton and later his sons Jim […] Read more

Now: Genetic technology transforms beef, dairy sectors; Then: Pine needles cause pregnant cows to abort

NOW: Earlier this year, the McKinsey Global Institute published a list of 12 disruptive technologies it believes could transform life, business and the economy. Included on the list were improved internet and computer capacity as well as genomics. The economics research firm estimated genomics could have a potential value to agriculture and human health of […] Read more