Cow Genome Sequenced

A Montana dairy cow’s genome has been sequenced, gaining scientists key information that will enable ever more productive dairy cows.

The trouble is that today’s dairy cows are already 240 percent more productive than they were in the 1950s—and they suffer plenty of health problems as a result of their extreme milk yields.* Now the dairy industry has been handed a brand new tool guaranteed to quickly make matters much, much worse. Link.

* Source: Meat Market, p. 10-11.