Genes for Cowboys
by Sheila M. Schmutz, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
This is a web based book written to help ranchers and agriculture students understand genetics relevant to beef cattle. This book is in progress and chapters will be added as they are completed. This page was orginally mounted on Sept. 28, 2002 and was last updated on Feb. 13, 2004
The goal of this "book" is to help ranchers and agriculture students understand the recent developments in genetics as they relate to cattle. DNA studies and molecular genetics are the focus, as opposed to quantitative genetics. Several other books on quantitative genetics have been published and you are advised to seek out some of those for information of that nature.
Feedback is welcome, especially if you think something is not clear.
Links to Other Cattle Genetics Websites
for further information contact:
Sheila M. Schmutz, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Animal and Poultry Science
College of Agriculture
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A8
phone: (306)966-4153 fax: (306)966-4151