A herd of breeding cattle are going to pasture
Last updated 12/1/2020 at 12:37pm
A line of horned Herefords that were instrumental at Northern Agricultural Development Center's development of early genetic selection indexes and models to break correlated traits are being auctioned off this week.
The herd is going up for sale Tuesday.
The line originated in 1966 as a closed herd where no external genetics were brought into the herd and were retained, Superintendent of Northern Agriculture Research Center Darin Boss said.
"We generate our own replacements and our own bulls to breed back on those cows, so it's a very line-bred herd," Boss said. "It's looking at various...