A new website called eBEEF.org was developed by beef cattle scientists to help producers to have to the latest beef cattle genetics and genomics information.
The website, showcased at the 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi, is part of the national extension program, an interactive program that delivers research-based information to the public from land-grant universities across the United States. The beef cattle scientists who developed the website’s resources represent six land-grant institutions.
One of the scientists was Bob Weaber, cow-calf specialist for K-State Research and Extension. He said a grant provided through eXtension supported the project.
“The focus is on genetics,” Weaber said. “We’ve put together a vast set of resources including short video clips, fact sheets, archived talks, webinars and other useful links all related to genetics of beef cattle and genetic improvement of beef cattle. We think it’s going to be a good resource for producers to interact with many extension educators.”
Weaber, who is also an associate professor of beef breeding and genetics at Kansas State University, said eBEEF.org only includes selected researched and peer-reviewed information. Another goal of the website is to archive the information generated from current and future beef genetics integrated grants funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.