Thanks to the Australian Wagyu Association for putting together this thorough and helpful guide to the Recessive Genetic Conditions in Wagyu. And double thanks for encouraging us to send it out to our peers.
In this handy guide, you’ll read the basic gist of the five genetic conditions of interest that have been identified in the Wagyu breed. There’s also a graphic illuminating how the genetic conditions can be virtually eliminated from the herd by garnering simple data and by practicing skillful breeding.
In addition, for further information on the subject, two Cattle Network articles are well worth a read:”Managing Genetic Defects in Beef Cattle Herds” (03/01/2010) and “Producers Can Manage Genetic Defects in Cattle” (02/08/2010).