Age is in the eye of the beholder

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Researchers at Kansas State University are working on a new cattle-age-verification method. The scientists are looking at cattle eye lenses — specifically lens weight and/or its nitrogen content — to determine whether it correlates with chronological age.

A relationship between the amount of eye nitrogen and the chronological age of pigs has been established, and these researchers want to find out whether the same is true in cattle.

Supporters hope the method will increase the number of cattle eligible for export.



Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


Roll-Belt™ 560 Round Baler

The New Holland's Roll-Belt 560 5'x 6' round baler delivers two elements producers ask for the most: higher baling capacity ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight