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Genetic Defect - Not Shorthorn Related ;>)
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:18:38 PM »
Interesting read on how this defect formed with this bull in New Zealand.

http://www.thecattlesite.com/news/39855/genetic-defect-seen-in-new-zealands-lic-matrix-bull
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Re: Genetic Defect - Not Shorthorn Related ;>)
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 09:11:41 PM »
many of the calves being excessively hairy, heat intolerant and poor milk production.

sounds like club calves. ;D

The scientific team knew about a gene which has a major role in lactation and is also known to create a hairy phenotype in humans when disrupted, and it was thought that this was probably the gene causing the problem LIC just had to sequence it.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 09:18:40 PM by knabe »
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