Selection for Cattle that are Less Susceptible to BRD
Alison Van Eenennaam
A Steak in Genomics
The long-term goal of this project is to reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex through genomic selection. We would not want to challenge our herd to see if they are susceptible or not; too many would end up dead! Genomics helps us select for traits that are difficult to measure or have a low heritability.