The Christmas Story
Many thanks to the brilliant people who made this video and to Elnini, who posted it on Keeping a Family Cow. And may your hearts be warmed by this unique reminder of how much God loves us, to send His only Son.
"The very term "Sire Qualified" describes a useless status. Comparing the genotypes of an alleged offsprin (sic) with an alleged sire can not show any meaningful level of assurance that the two are related. The only parentage verification worth anything is "Sire and Dam Qualified." (I will not identify the poster by name because they have since deleted their post and I cannot provide a link to it.)I was confused, so I called VGL to get an explanation. The person I talked to was astounded that "Sire Qualified" had been called useless. However, as she further explained Parentage Verification, I understood that the poster was trying to say this:
"You'll remember that an individual (in this case, a cow) gets half of its genetic material from each parent, so this animal got the 217 from one parent and the 221 from the other. Hold that thought; it's going to be important."Well, now it's important. This calf cannot have gotten the "100" from both parents; the "200" had to come from one of them, but neither of the parents has a 200 on that marker . . .