Until DNA technology allows us to read, interpret and utilize each
animal's entire DNA sequence we will be forced to continue to use secondary
methods to project the individual animal's potential. The JHL uses numerous
secondary methods in an attempt to "shave" off outlier genetics.
Some of those secondary methods are:
- Forced Efficiency
- Disposition and
- Breed specific
Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)
- Linear Measurements
- Spot DNA tests
- Rail Data
of these secondary methods involves tracking in order to Know Thy Cow.