The Genetics of Horned, Polled and Scurred Cattle

The Genetics of Horned, Polled and Scurred Cattle

Darrh Bullock

University of Kentucky

Completely avoiding both horns and scurs in your cowherd is near impossible for most commercial cattle producers. Understanding how we get polled and horned cattle is relatively simple and a genomics test can tell us if an animal is a carrier of the horn allele or not.

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