genetic diversity

Penn State researchers diversify Holsteins

· May 11, 2017

Did you know that nearly all male Holsteins alive today can be traced back to two bulls from the 1960s:  Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief and Round-Oak Rag Apple Elevation? “Artificial insemination was really beginning to take off in the 1960s,” said Chad Dechow, a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Today, three-quarters of […]

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