Will they release results without permission from the owner?dragon lady said:
red said:You know, that's an interesting question Jill! If you send in a sample on a bull that you don't own because it's not been done, can you get the results or is that an owner's only right?
shortdawg said:I was told matter of factly on showsteers last year that testing a bull you don't own was not something you should be doing. I didn't really see any problem with it if you don't share the results. What do you all think ?
itk said:First of all $50 is a great buy for Vortec semen. Since it happened to us if you are going to send in samples to get tested make sure you get the bill and it is not sent to the owners. We own quite a few donor cows that we bought from other operations however we had not yet flushed the cows. People had ET calves purchased from the former owner and requested tests without notifying us. Needless to say we were alittle upset having to pay for tests that we did not request on cows that might not ever get flushed at our place. This was early on in the testing process so I'm sure they have most of the wrinkles out but it never hurts just to give the owner a call. They might even have all the tests done they just haven't been posted yet. Not saying you shouldn't do it just be courteous of the owner. I'm also not sure if you could get them posted on the official lists because you have to be an owner to release DNA if I remember right.