Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Production of beef cattle represents a $60 billion industry in the United States (USDA, 2015). The American beef cattle industry loses an estimated $370 million annually due to heat stress (St-Pierre, 2003). As of 2003, this was equal to nearly 99 million pounds of beef lost (USDA, 2015). The average American consumed roughly 65 pounds of beef in 2003; this means that the 99 million pounds of beef lost to heat stress would have been enough to feed approximately 1.5 million Americans for an entire year (Barclay, 2012).
HSP90, beef cattle, beef cattle genetics, beef cattle productivity, polymorphisms of bovine HSP90
Smith, Glynn G., "Polymorphisms of Bovine HSP90 and Their Implications in Beef Cattle Productivity" (2018). Animal Science Undergraduate Honors Theses. 21.