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Peer-reviewed Article

Integrated data-collection system tracks beef cattle from conception to carcass


Alison L. Van Eenennaam, UC Davis
Kristina L. Weber, UC Davis
Krista Cooprider, UC Davis
Daniel J. Drake, Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor

publication information

California Agriculture 64(2):94-100. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v064n02p94. April-June 2010.


Unique identifiers and integrated software allow the collection of breeding, genetics, meat quality and health information.

author affiliations

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.

author notes

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.