I brought this from another thread because I thought it needed addressed all on it's own. I agree with Red here. These breeding animals that are carriers need to dealt with so this does not continue to spiral out of hand.
red said:cert said:red said:I know I went into major depression when I found out the my Gold Club heifer tested positive for PHA. She was going to be a donor cow but nixed that idea fast.
Red (cow) (clapping)
Red I have to aplaud you on your decision to not flush the Gold Club heifer. I know that must be hard on your operation but it deserves a pat on the back at the very least. We need more folk like you in the industry. Then TH and PHA would not be as big of an issue.
Thanks Cert! & welcome to the group. (welcome)
It wasn't a really big descion, we decided that if she test positive we wouldn't flush her. But I can't say it was a happy choice!
Question for some of you- should carrier animals be banned from sales that the associations or state associations promote?
My vote is yes. The breed association want to promote the "best" their breeds have. I don't honestly believe that a carrier is the "best".