Beefmaster Breed Genetics Honed for Adaptability14 November 2012
MEXICO - Pedigree Beefmaster bulls will be showcased at the National Livestock Expo and Livestock Industry 2012. The event runs from November 9-18 and will shed on light on recent monitoring of stud bull DNA by the National Beefmaster Association to improve meat characteristics and hardiness.
Taking place at the Palacio de los Deportes the event will cover a broad swathe of new tehcnologies and techniques available in livestock production
The breed is becoming popularly known for haveing 'no geogrpahic limits' due to selective breeding improving the adaptability of the breed.
The Beefmaster DNA exports to the United States and South America are large and globally total 12,000 samples a year. The Breeders Association in Mexico has a team of 35 technicians who are constantly striving to improve the genetics of the breed. Notably, they have begun to apply new monitoring technologies, like the establishment of a DNA paternity test, which seeks to avoid mistakes and protect the interests of the buyer.
The Association has announced that they will soon release the results of the tests performed on 300 specimen bulls.
Already rated as a breed suited to the dry plains of the Americas, the success of the Beefmaster in the Mexico is heralded by the Beefmaster Breeders Association. Their 350 members have corroborated that this breed of cattle has the lowest mortality rate.
The breed, a cross of Hereford, Brahman and Shorthorn, is particular notable in the Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas regions. Where it performs well in the arid conditions.
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