Angus University: Focusing on Fertility
On October 27, 2020, Kelli Retallick and Duc Lu from Angus Genetics Inc. gave a seminar on AGI's research into haplotypes affecting fertility.
The dairy industry has been reporting these haplotypes that cause pregnancy's losses for years.
I appreciate that Kelli and Duc emphasized that these should be treated like any other EPD, simply tools that help make selection and mating decisions. No scarlet letters needed!
Jerry Taylor reported on USDA funded work on this topic at the 2019 BIF Symposium.
Let me know if you have questions about this research or these types of tools!