Farm

McNay Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the costliest disease facing the cattle industry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to better understand the genetic component of underlying resistance to bovine respiratory diseases. The focus of this study was to better understand the genetic differences between cattle that were more susceptible and/or more resistant to BRD. Data from Iowa State University’s cattle at the McNay Research Farm have been used to try to determine the best phenotypic measurement with which to identify resistant cattle to ultimately help producers in the selection of this economically relevant trait.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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