Lizzie Schafer – Agriscience Research – Animal Systems

Lizzie Schafer, a member of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in Illinois, became interested in bovine reproduction when, at the age of seven, she held a cow’s tail as it was artificially inseminated. She has engaged in producer conversations at cattle production sales and shows, discussing successes and failures in bovine reproduction. This led her to reach an agreement with Schafer Stock Farm to use recipient cows, elite donor females, and their facility and equipment to conduct bovine reproductive research. She recently studied to determine if lower quality grade embryos had a higher probability of being female progeny.

Her parents are Suzanne and Aaron and her FFA advisors are Sue Schafer, Lori Parks, and Katie King.

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