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Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« on: October 16, 2007, 12:06:44 AM »
Today, I got a really nice catalogue from SEK Genetics.  In it they announced the joint working of the AMAA and SEK to market tested bulls to the commercial beef producers.  The performance of the bulls and the Free status of these bull for the genetic defects of TH and PHA of the bulls is advertised.   I loved it.  It is a big step and I think it is one the breed has to take to expand sales for people like me.  Some of the bulls that have often been talked about on SteerPlanet are used.  I wrote the AMAA and told them I appreciated this start and looked forward to many more tested bull and proven bulls being pushed for commercial usage.
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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 01:55:52 AM »
This sounds like a real step in the right direction.

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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 09:10:50 AM »
Today, I got a really nice catalogue from SEK Genetics.  In it they announced the joint working of the AMAA and SEK to market tested bulls to the commercial beef producers.  The performance of the bulls and the Free status of these bull for the genetic defects of TH and PHA of the bulls is advertised.   I loved it.  It is a big step and I think it is one the breed has to take to expand sales for people like me.  Some of the bulls that have often been talked about on SteerPlanet are used.  I wrote the AMAA and told them I appreciated this start and looked forward to many more tested bull and proven bulls being pushed for commercial usage.

VERY COOL! (and Hallelujah to SEK and the AMAA) - now I want my catalog!
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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 09:15:39 AM »
i talked with boddicker about this a while ago.  it demonstrates a concerted effort on the part of the board that this is a opportunity to push maine's beyond the showring and into the mainstream.  PHA and TH is going bye bye and will eventually ony be used for research purposes to recover a phenotype unrelated to PHA.  spastec pariesis is next, hopefully monkey mouth, arthritis, soundness are coming too.
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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 11:31:44 PM »
I am not acquainted with "monkey mouth" and have seen it on Steer Planet before.  I know what parrot mouth is in sheep and was shocked when we got it.  And I was told by one breeder that "spider leg" was no more dangerous than parrot mouth..... sounds like some people's reasoning with TH and PHA.

Please tell me more about "monkey mouth."
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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 08:15:50 AM »
WHAT????!!!! Spider syndrome is LETHAL. DEADLY. And parrot mouth can be if it is extreme enough. I for one am not going to spoon feed a sheep or cow! But a few years ago a market heifer won the ISF that was so monkey mouth she couldn't eat.
I have been a big part of the sheep industry and have compared it to the TH/PHA ordeal.  The breeders that had carriers fought the DNA testing tooth and nail, and denied and squalled, and downplayed, UNTIL the buyers demanding (and sometimes not so nicely) the DNA results. Finally everyone started testing and guess what....the spider gene is almost gone, and the scrapie suspectability gene is slowly declining. (in commercial herds is it all but gone).

So maybe the cattle producers are just behind "us" progressive sheep breeders!! ;D
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Re: Genetic Horizons new catalogue
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 08:56:57 AM »
i got the catalog the other day.  there are a few bulls that are appropriately interesting for the commercial market.  kudos to the AMAA and SEK.  there is some of the touchstone in there.

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