New genomic test identifies polled cattle genotypes

Beef producers can identify homozygous and heterozygous polled at an early age.

Commercial beef producers have long-established breeding programs that propagate polled animals. Now, a new genomic test called GeneSTAR Horn/Polled — available from Zoetis — allows beef producers to identify homozygous and heterozygous polled for Brahman, Brangus, Limousin and Simmental breeds at an early age. Zoetis said its latest innovation has the opportunity to positively support animal welfare, as well as the beef industry overall, by proliferating the number of polled animals in t

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