Genomics Beefs Up Fight Against Cattle Thieving | GenomeWeb

Genomic testing could be used to trace modern-day cattle rustlers, AgriLand reports.

An official from Ireland's agriculture and food authority, Teagasc, says that the country's large database of beef cattle could be used to identify stolen cattle and to trace the origin of meat. Teagasc's Donagh Berry adds an animal's sire could also be determined, as long at the sire himself has been genotyped.

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