The United States Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) at Clay Center Nebraska has long been the source for unbiased research on beef production. Multiple projects have been conducted at USMARC evaluating the differences among major beef breeds that have allowed both Seedstock and Commercial cattlemen alike to advance their operations in all phases of beef production. From documenting the value of heterosis to genome sequencing, USMARC has provided resourceful information to allow breed associations to implement most of the genetic tools used today.

The reports provided on this page include the published Journal of Animal Science Papers from research conducted at USMARC as well as Hereford World articles talking further about the differences in these papers.