The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has proposed using polled genetics as an alternative to dehorning. However, there are few polled dairy sires with high genetic merit for important economic indexes.
Genomic editing technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 offers tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress, but a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) appears likely to stifle research and development.
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.