|Cosmo. (Alison Van Eenennaam/UC Davis)|
A Bull Calf Designed to Produce More Male Offspring
The main reason why scientists and researchers wanted to do this was because male cattle produce more meat. So they would have less cattle and still produce the same amount of meat as before. Researchers believe Cosmo will reach sexual maturity within the next year so they will really be able to tell whether or not the addition of the SRY gene was efficient and effective. It will be very interesting to read updates on Cosmo and the offspring that is produced.
Second Link: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/meet-cosmo-bull-calf-designed-produce-75-male-offspring