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Friday, 16 December 2016
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Alta's polled sires

The polled gene in dairy cattle is dominant over the horned gene. Yet horned cattle are still much more prevalent in the global dairy population because few producers ever chose to select for polled cattle as part of their breeding program.

Homozygous polled bull
mated to a horned dam
Heterozygous polled bull
mated to a horned dam

A homozygous polled sire
mated to a horned dam results in
100% polled offspring.
 

A heterozygous polled sire mated to
a horned dam results in a 50% chance
of polled offspring and a 50% chance of
horned offspring.
 


Looking to include polled as part of your genetic selection criteria?
Click HERE or on the image below to download Alta's current list of polled sires.

 

 



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