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The average annual milk production for U.S. Milking Shorthorn cows is well-documented by NDHIA through milk recording.
Tibia Hemimelia (TH) is an undesirable genetic recessive in the Milking Shorthorn.
Although there is no official U.S. genomic evaluation for Milking Shorthorn at present, genomic tests can be ordered through the American Milking Shorthorn Society. Genotyping will help develop the reference population.
Milking Shorthorn does not have a customized total merit index. Animals are ranked on the national index by CDCB, Lifetime Net Merit $.