Project hopes EPDs can catch lameness early

Project hopes EPDs can catch lameness early

Barbara Duckworth

The Western Producer

Lameness in cattle is a painful condition that affects their welfare and overall performance. Good feet and legs are primary considerations when selecting animals that can travel easily across the range. The Canadian Angus Association received nearly $240,000 in federal funding for a two-year project to generate genomically enhanced expected progeny differences for feet and leg structure in the suite of EPDs available, said Kajal Devani, director of science and technology at the Angus association.

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