Applying breeding techniques can keep meat quality consistent

UK - Ensuring meat suits consumer needs is much easier when you know the stock you're breeding from will produce tender, succulent meat every time. Gene marker technology is now allowing one Norfolk farming family just such knowledge.
calendar icon 16 January 2007
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The Filby family has secured a strong customer base taking control of the supply chain from field to fork, with a strong focus on gene marking techniques to allow them to ensure they are producing what the market wants.

And it is the desire to meet this need that has meant they are embracing new developments being made in gene marking in the pedigree Shorthorn and Simmental breeding herds behind the 1000 head of cattle on farm.

Having always taken a strong interest in genetics the family has used the benefits of careful genetic selection to their advantage for many years in their pedigree herds, sourcing imports from Canada to establish the largest herd of naturally polled Simmentals in the country.

Source: FWi
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