Genetic Conditions Update

The IBBA has removed the “live” aspect of the genetic conditions portion of the Brangus portal (website). We still have it “live” for the staff but not for the membership. Some of the breeders were complaining that their animal would show as a “potential carrier” (PC) one day, and then the next day it would change to nothing (no genetic impact), and then the third day it would be back to PC. This is all due to animals in between the individual, and its original relation (e.g. great grand sire, grand dam, etc.) have results entered into the database at different times. This will occur in the future but will have less impact once we get the majority of the tested cattle results in our system.

Nearly 75,000 Developmental Duplication (DD) results from other breeds (Angus, Red Angus, etc.) are being added to the IBBA database at this time. Through programming, all animals with impacted genetics will be tagged with the proper genetic condition tag. We hope to make these achievements this week and go back “live” with the genetic conditions.

Dr. Tommy Perkins
Executive Vice President
International Brangus Breeders Association

GoBrangus.com

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2 comments on “Genetic Conditions Update

  1. Cliff and Judy Stewart says:

    We think DD testing is a waste of time and money.

    • GoBrangus says:

      Cliff and Judy Stewart, thank you for your comment. The IBBA does not require all animals to be tested. Testing is only mandatory for AI sires and donor cows. Buyers have the option to breed around the defect, or they can choose not to. We hope this simply provides both members and breeders with more information they can use to assist in selection if they so wish to use it.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions, or you can visit our website at http://www.GoBrangus.com. Thank you again for your input.

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