Main Point: Embrace Science and Tech
But, I fear with all of the baggage genetic defects bring, that my main point will be lost. My main point is simple.
Embrace new approaches.
I love that Burke Teichert encourages us to be a constant learner searching for better practices. I have also tried to encourage people to embrace science.
In conclusion, I am not a genetic defects zealot. Manage them how you see fit. But, I am a science zealot! Please look for ways science and technology can benefit your operation. For different production systems and breeding objectives, how science is used will look differently. Science can improve all beef production systems.