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Most U.S. Dairy Cows are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good.
NPR, Oct. 19, 2019

Protecting Food Animal Gene Pool Essential
Feedstuffs, Sept. 30, 2019

How Scientists Safeguard Almost a Million Vials of Frozen Animal Semen
Atlas Obscura, Sept. 6, 2019

 From Two Bulls, 9 Million Dairy Cows
Undark, June 19, 2019

The Ocean's First Fertility Clinic
Great Big Story, April 2019

Preserving Livestock Genetic Diversity
Mother Earth News, Oct/Nov 2018

Holsteins Born at Penn State to Improve Genetic Diversity are 'Udderly' Amazing
Penn State News, May 21, 2018

This Colorado Vault is Keeping Your Favorite Foods From Going Extinct
The New Food Economy, March 5, 2018

America Has a Bacon Problem: Our Pigs Aren't Fat Enough
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2017 (subscription required) (PDF)

 Arks of the Apocalypse
The New York Times Magazine, July 13, 2017


Recovering Lost Genetic Diversity in Holsteins is Focus of Professors' Research
Penn State News, May 8, 2017


The Investment Bank
5280 Magazine, May 2017 (PDF)


Saving the Animals
AgResearch Magazine, March 2016


New Bee Germplasm Collection
AgResearch Magazine, January 2016


America's Seed Bank: Our Food Supply's Last Line of Defense
CNN, August 25, 2015


How "Meat Banks" Are Helping Farmers Preserve Precious Livestock
Smithsonian Magazine, June 1, 2015


Genetic Structure of Goat Breeds from Brazil and the United States: Implications for Conservation and Breeding Programs
Carvalho et al., Journal of Animal Science, to be published, 2015

Supplemental Material 1, Allele Frequencies of 23 Microsatellite Loci Genotyped in 10 Goat Breeds from US and Brazil (PDF)


These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them
NPR, April 24, 2015


Holstein Lineages Trace Back To Two Bulls
Hoard's Dairyman, March 25, 2015  

Holstein Lineages Trace Back to Two Bulls (PDF)

Uma Arca de Noe do Brasil
Fronteiras Da Genetica

Uma Arca de Noe do Brasil (in Portuguese) (PDF)


Southern Section American Society of Animal Science
Genetic Diversity in Small Ruminants - Implications for Production and Profitability Symposium
Feb. 1, 2015

Dan Waldron
Assessment of Small Ruminant Genetic Diversity: Selection Approaches, Gene Bank Use, and Areas of Needed Progress (PDF)

Joan Burke
Emerging Climate Change Issues: Health x Forage x Genetic Interactions (PDF)

Penny Riggs
How Might Small Ruminant Industries Utilize Genomic Tools? RNAseq and Juniper Utilization (PDF)

Alison Martin
Improving Competitiveness of Endangered Breeds (PDF)

Phillip Purdy and Stephan Wildeus
Emerging Reproductive Techniques that Enhance Genetic Resource Use (PDF)

Status of Genetic Diversity of U.S. Dairy Goat Breeds (PDF)
Dairy Goat Journal, Jan/Feb 2015


Throwing A Lifeline To A One-Time Arab Science Power
Science, Jan. 16, 2015


Colorado Farmer Works To Ensure Diversity In Rare Sheep Breed
KVNF radio, Dec. 12, 2014