In case you haven't heard, we have almost no interest in
bloodlines as a means of determining genetic quality. When folks
about bloodlines, they're usually using them a method of adding
their livestock based on the attributes of their
great-great-grandparents. Unfortunately, genetics don't work that
way. After a couple generations, a bloodline begins to have very
little in common with its ancestors (without some method of genetic
So, you may be wondering why people who don't like registration
are talking about breeding lines. That's because we're using them
different purpose than most people use bloodlines.
By constantly randomizing the bucks from each line, we refresh the
available genetics without endangering the quality of the herd. In
way, we can maintain a healthy cycle of breeding while continuing to
pursue our goal of producing maintenance-free livestock.