Prepotency in a Picture

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Re: Prepotency in a Picture

Postby WalnutCrest » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:10 pm

FWIW, I do DNA testing for parentage and a host of very specific DNA markers testing to palatability.
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Fullblood Aubrac & Mashona Cattle

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Re: Prepotency in a Picture

Postby boondocks » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:25 pm

artesianspringsfarm wrote:
Steve, I may flush a cow or two to this bull but I've never flushed one before. Instead, I've tried to use prepotent bulls on all my cows and kept the ones that fit the type best. Keep in mind, I've only been at this project for five years so I would say I'm not even 100% sure I'm making progress, but based on the young cows in my herd, how they look and perform, I think I am. Undoubtedly, the strongest influence in the herd as I keep going will be from the initial 4-5 cows that most match what I'm looking for, whether that be from retained daughters or sons. That being said, I'm not buying that DNA testing can help me find the right mix of traits for a superbly maternal cow that has calves that can finish out on grass since no one is even interested in testing for those things.

:clap: :clap: well-done, fellow upstater!
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