To avoid the problem in the future, both the genetic and phenotypic bases for calving ease traits will be updated at the same time.
Since there are no good options for pain control, polled genetics is likely the best long-term solution.
Little research exists as to which beef bulls work best.
Use of these unique genetic bulls could reintroduce lost genetic variation.
The actual number of heifers you need to maintain herd size can be quite surprising.
Gains are positive for all breeds for all Merit Indexes:Lifetime, Cheese, Fluid and Grazing.
The traits include: Displaced abomasum, milk fever, ketosis, mastitis, metritis and retained placenta.