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January 7, 2020

It’s often I see unfortunate situations where new breeders get taken advantage of by a genetic source. The most common ones I see are (1) paying replacement seedstock value for cull quality animals/genetics and (2) buying genetics from a herd ran by people with no expe...

October 29, 2019

I was asked to be on a panel discussion at the American Akaushi Association convention recently. The two main questions I received were regarding sire selection and future growth of the breed. A common denominator could be found in both of my answers. In terms of genet...

July 5, 2019

What does it take to be a donor female in the Myers-Cooper Akaushi herd...? The goal of embryo transfer is to propagate and disperse genetics from a top-end female into surrogate females. This way a producer can get more progeny out of the females deemed the most elite...

April 16, 2019

Which side are you on? Personally, I'm bi-partisan. Why...? The two breeds offer complimentary economic strengths and some of the largest Wagyu programs outside of Japan are capitalizing on their complimentary strengths.

I have been very blessed to be able to travel the...

April 16, 2019

Different parts of the world have different usages for Akaushi genetics. This is to be expected since production environments and markets dictate cattle breed usages...or at least it should guide the mission. History has shown commercial bull market demand is indicativ...

July 28, 2018

Recently I was surveyed by a group that is putting together responses from several respected Wagyu and Akaushi breeders in the US. Below are my answers to the questionnaire. Enjoy!

1)  What is the name of your Ranch?

Myer-Cooper Cattle & 33 Ventures, LLC.

2)  What is your...

November 1, 2017

Aquí hay un artículo de la Dra. Elisa Marques - - que ofrece consejos prácticos y puntos de vista sobre cómo navegar las aguas turbulentas de la implementación de la genómica en un programa de mejora genética.

Para aquellos que buscan implementar tecnolo...

October 3, 2017

Here is an article from Dr. Elisa Marques – - that gives actionable tips and insights about how to navigate the rough waters of implementing genomics in a genetic improvement program.

For those that are looking to implement technology in their breeding p...

October 1, 2017

A principios de agosto pude asistir a la convención anual de la Sociedad Wagyu de Sudáfrica. Me impresionó el nivel de organización, el entusiasmo, el conocimiento y las perspectivas comerciales de los asistentes. El evento se llevó a cabo en varias bodegas en Stellenb...

September 19, 2017

In early August I was able to attend the Wagyu Society of South Africa's annual convention. I was impressed with the level of organization, enthusiasm, knowledge and business outlook by the attendees. The event was held at various winery locations in Stellenbosch which...

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Dr. Cooper is a beef cattle geneticist and Akaushi advocate that works with some of the largest and most elite fullblood Akaushi herds available. He utilizes both phenotypic and genetic selection criteria to help breeders achieve their goals.

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