Big news on the Genestar front, according to this Drovers article:
At the National Western Stock Show this week, Pfizer Animal Genetics announced a genetic milestone with the completion of HD 50K, the beef industry’s first commercially available predictions based on a High-Density panel of more than 50,000 markers. This breakthrough represents significantly greater selection opportunities for owners of black Angus cattle.
Read the article for the complete implications of HD 50K, but “the most powerful use of the HD 50K is to establish a genetic profile for animals early in life… long before progeny data is available and with greater accuracy than parent average information.”
Is Wagyu next?