McKay Leads New Cattle Genomics Collaboration

Holstein dairy cows in a barn.

A team of researchers from four universities across the U.S. was awarded an Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) grant to establish the “Cattle Genome to Herd Phenotyping for Precision Ag” initiative. UVM Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department Associate Professor Stephanie McKay is the lead principal investigator for the project, and she will work with researchers from Oklahoma State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Idaho to improve cattle productivity through phenotyping technologies. This grant is one of seven seed grants, ranging between $15,000$20,000. Continue reading “McKay Leads New Cattle Genomics Collaboration”