This week’s featured video was produced by the Wall Street Journal for their Moving Upstream video series to share story of a controversial research project taking place in Brazil to create heat-tolerant Angus through gene editing.  Researchers identified the “slick hair” gene in Senepol cattle and have developed a Red Angus heifer that has the same gene mutation found in Senepol cattle.

This Gene-Edited Calf Could Transform Brazil’s Beef Industry.  The world’s first Angus calf engineered to be heat tolerant could beef up meat production in warmer climates. Gene-edited beef could be coming to dinner plates around the globe. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ’s Jason Bellini travels to Brazil to meet the world’s first cow that’s been engineered for warmer climates.

 

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

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Doug Mayo

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-News - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent.My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/
Doug Mayo