PAP (Brisket disease) in cattle is physiologically known as bovine pulmonary hypertension and is problematic in calves raised at altitudes over 6,000 ft.

The average pressure within the pulmonary artery is the pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) value that producers at high altitude should consider when selecting sires for their herd. Since PAP is a moderately to highly heritable trait (~40%), it’s an indicator trait that can be used to minimize the risk of brisket disease.

The PAP values below were obtained in Bennett, CO at an altitude of ~5,400 ft. The values do not predict the survivability of a bull or his progeny at higher altitudes. At this altitude, the PAP test is used as a screening test for hyper-responders. A bull with a high PAP at 5,400 ft. elevation is at high risk to live at high elevation. Bulls with low PAPs at 5,400 ft. may still be at risk at high elevation, but can be used with greater confidence.

In the case of PAP scores, lower scores are more preferred than higher scores at high altitudes.

Angus      
Code Number Name PAP Score Date
7AN302 Mentor 43  
7AN304 Ambush 43  
7AN306 War Party 36  
7AN308 Concrete 40  
7AN309 Great Divide 55  
7AN310 Value Bull 48  
7AN313 Twenty/Twenty 43  
7AN316 Counterpart 43  
7AN320 Prophet 47  
7AN321  Changeup 45  
7AN322 Progress 42  
7AN323 Homestead 46  
7AN327 Workhorse 37  
7AN331 Sterling 41  
7AN332 Classic 38  
7AN334 Upside 39  
7AN335 Hemisphere 40  
7AN337 Barometer 42  
7AN340 Summit 40 6/12/13
7AN341  Ingenuity 39  
7AN342 Xcel 43 1/18/12
7AN342 Xcel 41 10/24/12
7AN343 Headliner 41  
7AN344 Scotsman 40  
7AN345 Beacon 42  
7AN349 Weigh Up 43  
7AN350  Confidence 35  
7AN351 Capitalist 42  
7AN352 Combination 37  
7AN353 Made Right 48  
7AN356 Fusion 44 1/18/12
7AN357 Top Hand 42 1/18/12
7AN357 Top Hand 41 10/24/12
7AN361 Sunrise 39 1/18/12
7AN362 Composure 36 10/24/12
7AN363 Horizon 38 10/24/12
7AN364  Scholar 47 10/24/12
7AN365  Maestro 42 10/24/12
7AN367 Heisman 43 10/24/12
7AN368 Comrade 44 10/24/12
7AN377 Innovator 37 10/11/13
7AN378 Windswept 57 6/12/13
7AN380 Endurance 45 6/12/13
7AN381 Lumineer 37 6/12/13
7AN382 Lucky 7 40 6/12/13
7AN383 Intensity 39 6/12/13
7AN384 Courage 40 6/12/13
7AN385 Union 37 6/12/13
7AN386 Revival 40 10/11/13
7AN388 Niagara 44 10/11/13
7AN389 Surefire 38 6/12/13
7AN391 Tanker 56 10/11/13
7AN396 Advance 40 3/5/14
7AN397 Early Bird 41 3/5/14
7AN398 Butkus 45 3/5/14
7AN399 Ten Point 40 5/20/14
7AN400 10 Gauge 44 5/20/14
7AN401 Elation 45 3/5/14
7AN402 Recharge 40 5/20/14
7AN403 Windswept 41 5/20/14
7AN404 Security 43 5/20/14
7AN405 Demand 36 5/20/14
7AN407 Thunderbolt 44 5/20/14
7AN408 Konza 41 5/20/14
7AN410 Chieftain 38 5/20/14
7AN411 Exponential 43 5/20/14
7AN412 Yadi 43 5/20/14
7AN413 Observer 55 5/20/14
7AN415 Power Surge 44 5/20/14
7AN416 Driver 37 11/19/14
7AN417  Spotlite 37 5/20/14
7AN419 Remedy 38 11/19/14
7AN420 Double Black 42 11/19/14
7AN421 Frontman 1141 50 11/19/14
7AN422 Prophecy 38 11/19/14
7AN423 100X 49 11/19/14
7AN424 New Vision 41 11/19/14
7AN428 Global 42 8/28/15
7AN432 Bankroll 42 5/22/15
7AN435 Blackfoot 38 5/22/15
7AN437 Capital Gains 42 5/22/15
7AN438 Jennings 43 8/28/15
7AN441 Method 39 12/23/15
7AN442 Relevance 38 12/23/15
7AN443 Bronc 42 6/2/16
7AN445 Drover 40 6/2/16
7AN446 Clarity 37 6/2/16
7AN448 Canton 39 6/2/16
7AN452 Bourbon 41 6/2/16
       
       
Red Angus      
7AR56 Epic 40  
7AR57 Covenant 40  
7AR58 Heritage 41  
7AR59 Outrider 38 10/24/12
7AR60 Samurai 43 10/11/13
7AR62 Apex 48 10/24/12
7AR63 Hard Drive 38 10/24/12
7AR64 Comet 40 10/24/12
7AR64 Comet 39 10/11/13
7AR65 Balanced 39 6/12/13
7AR69 Takeout 53 5/20/14
7AR70 Pursuit 41 11/19/14
7AR71 Unmatched 42 11/19/14
7AR73 Cinch 51 5/22/15
7AR74 Prestigious 44 12/23/15
7AR77 Efficient 42 12/22/16
       
       
Simmental      
7SM60 Yukon 36  
7SM61 Rimrock 34  
7SM66 Vegas 41  
7SM67 Convoy 44 10/24/12
7SM68 Husker 42 1/18/12
7SM74 Stellar 41 6/12/13
7SM75 Robust 39 6/12/13
7SM76 Rancher 39 6/12/13
7SM78 Everclear 42 5/20/14
7SM79 Optimizer 43 5/20/14
7SM80 Wide Range 36 5/20/14
7SM82 Broadway 44 5/22/15
7SM85 Triple Crown 38 6/2/16
7SM89 Rapid Fire 40 12/22/16
       
       
Hereford      
7HP105 Durango 35  
7HP107 Sheyenne 45  
7HP108 Top Shelf 39 10/24/12
7HP109 Redeem 38 10/11/13
7HP110 Tested 38 10/11/13
7HP111 All American 39 11/19/14
7HP112 Resource 39 11/19/14
7HP115 Due North 39 6/2/16
7HH57 Bluestem 39 1/18/12
       
       
Red Brangus      
7RB1 Promise Keeper 46  
       
Brangus      
7BN6 Elijah 37 11/19/14
       
Club Calf      
7CA9 Timesaver 37  
7MA10 First Impression 43  
       
Shorthorn      
7SP33  Gauge 47  
       
Limousin      
7LM13 Zap Chap 41 5/20/14
7LM14 Accel 35 5/20/14
7LM15 Africa 36 5/20/14
7LM17 Brisk 36 5/22/15
       
Charolais      
7CH94 Travel Agent 39 5/20/14
7CH95 Cascade 40 6/2/16

Updated 12-27-16


Select Sires Inc.
11740 U.S. 42 North
Plain City, Ohio 43064
Phone: (614) 873-4683
Fax: (614) 873-5751