This calf’s grey patches are a result of CRISPR genome editing
Crown Research Institute AgResearch
CRISPR genome editing has been used to create a cow with grey patches instead of black, meaning it will absorb less heat. The aim is to reduce heat stress in the animals due to global warming  which, ironically, is in no small part due to emissions and deforestation from cattle ranching.
“Genome editing is a promising approach to rapidly improve and adapt livestock to changing environmental conditions,” says Goetz Laible at the Crown Research Institute AgResearch in New Zealand. “On a global scale, even modest improvements in productivity from colour-diluted cattle …