If the first part of our conversation about BRD and genetics gave you the impression that there is little known, don’t worry. What is known is impressive and what we’re poised to learn has the potential to substantially change the cattle industry for the better.
There is no doubt genetic science has brought significant benefits to the cattle industry. Unfortunately, the genetic roots of disease hardiness, including incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), have proven particularly difficult to analyze. Here is what we know.