Post by fivestarherefords on Aug 27, 2021 14:46:39 GMT -6
Worse than a “P” is a “C” in a catalog. We have 60 lots (82 head) in our October sale and every animal will be tested prior to the sale. It’s an investment no doubt but as a registered breeder we have a responsibility to the industry as a whole to provide problem free cattle. Nothing irritates me more than to read a footnote in a catalog that says a carrier animal will be work well in a commercial herd. The defect doesn’t stop with the paper trail!
Post by strojanherefords on Aug 27, 2021 22:57:42 GMT -6
The AHA has decided that now is the time to let us know that our cattle have skeletons in the closet. I have some cows flagged IEP and DLP because they had 9012Y or Explosion buried in the pedigree. Though 34z is still not identified as a diluter carrier.
Lot of cattle in sale catalogs this fall with HYP, MSUDP, and MDP.... wtf
It seems people didn't move fast enough to dump these potential carriers before the rule change.
If it wasn't such a huge potential issue I don't think the AHA would have felt the need to label these animals as potential carriers to start with. I'm honestly happy to see the P cattle called out by the AHA.
It's easy to erase all those P cattle, test them. That will change them to either F or C. Once they are labeled as F the link to a specific carrier is broken and the P label stops there.
Selling known or potential carrier animals to other breeders is a touchy topic. Some buyers know the risks and others don't. The best course of action is to have test results in hand, full disclosure and an informed buyer.