Integrated data-collection system tracks beef cattle from conception to carcass
California Agriculture 64(2):94-100.
Unique identifiers and integrated software allow the collection of breeding, genetics, meat quality and health information.
A.L. Van Eenennaam is Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis; K.L. Weber is Animal Biology Ph.D. Student, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis; K. Cooprider is Animal Biology Masters Student, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis; D.J. Drake is Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, Siskiyou County.
We acknowledge SFREC Herd Manager Daniel Myers, and Jim Lowe of MidWest MicroSystems, Lincoln, NE, who developed the overall software system design. This project was supported in part by a Core Issues Grant from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and by National Research Initiative Competitive Grant No. 2009-55205-05057 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Animal Genome Program.