Friday, 23 June 2017

Scientists work to develop heat-resistant 'cow of the future'


Date: June 23, 2017
Source: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida scientists are working to breed the "cow of the future" by studying the more heat-tolerant Brangus cow -- a cross between an Angus and a Brahman.

Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor in the UF/IFAS department of animal sciences, is part of a team of UF/IFAS researchers that has received a three-year, $733,000 federal grant for this research.

"The grant allows us to track down DNA segments from the two breeds and figure out which regions of the cow's DNA are important to regulate body temperature," Mateescu said.
 

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