Scotbeef to monitor genes affecting eating quality

June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/8/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 23, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports on the launch of an on-farm monitoring project by leading Scottish beef processor Scotbeef to identify the genetic factors affecting the eating quality of beef. The project aims to help farmers meet market specification and improve consistency of cattle coming from its meat plant according to chairman Ian Galloway. Scotbeef plans to conduct deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing of 1500 calves on four Scottish farms and follow them through to slaughter to assess carcass quality.


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