DNA helps solve cattle murder mystery

Sep 13, 2004
By Sarah L. Swenson WLJ Associate Editor DNA testing is becoming more and more familiar to the beef industry for use as a selection tool. But, what about as a means to solve crimes? Thanks to the efforts of a Montana sheriff department, this tool can and will now be used to solve heinous crimes involving livestock. Ken and Dawn Overcast were able to see first hand how effective DNA testing can be when four of their pregnant Angus cattle...

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