Angus Weaning Weight EPD vs. $Weaning

June 13, 2016 admin No comments exist

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Weaning Weight EPDs:

Weaning weight EPDs are indicators of the genes for growth that will be passed from an animal to its progeny. Weaning weight EPDs predict the average difference in weaning weight of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. This weaning weight difference is predicted for a standard weaning age of 205 days. This difference in weaning weight is attributed solely to differences in genes for growth passed from the bulls to their offspring. Rapid early growth is an important selection criteria for cow-calf producers since feeder cattle are sold by the pound.

Weaned Calf Value ($W)

Weaned Calf Value ($W), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for preweaning merit. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth, maternal milk and mature cow size.

 

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