Tracking the Heredity of BRD

Tracking the Heredity of BRD

Terri Queck-Matzie

Feedlot Magazine

According to Iowa State University research published in the Journal of Animal Science, cattle treated one time for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) weighed 24 pounds less at slaughter than healthy cattle, amounting to an average loss of $23.23 per head. With an estimated occurrence rate of more than eight percent, those numbers are staggering when applied industry wide.

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