PLAIN CITY, Ohio, November 23, 2020 – The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) recently shared news of a new undesirable trait known as Jersey Neuropathy with Splayed Forelimbs or JNS. Select Sires is working closely with the AJCA and researchers from USDA-AGIL to
learn about this new undesirable trait. As your cooperative, we will continue to support you and provide you with the most up-to-date information. For more information and a complete listing of carrier sires, please access the Frequently Asked Questions
Genetic research and genomic testing are more prevalent than ever before. As technology advances and we test more cattle, we will continue to make these types of genetic discoveries. While it is likely that many sires will carry this undesirable trait,
we have the available genetic information and breeding strategies to avoid its impact.
By using genetic test results, pedigree information and guidance from your Select Mating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultant, you can avoid carrier-to-carrier matings and successfully manage undesirable traits. This breeding
strategy avoids economic loss while continuing to utilize the industry’s best genetics.
Find more information about JNS, how to identify and report affected calves, and additional resources to help manage undesirable traits in your herd in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
JNS Sire Listing
Abnormality Report Form