The American Angus Association’s (AAA) fall 2008 national cattle evaluation results are now available at www.angus.org. The semiannual analysis contains information submitted by nearly 9,800 Angus breeders during the past year through the Association’s Breed Improvement Records program.
The latest evaluation includes new carcass EPDs that integrate the performance records from the carcass and ultrasound databases. In addition to the EPDs, other decision-making tools include $Value indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process. Updated research reports also are provided for heifer pregnancy and docility.
Genetic information is available on 6,670 sires in the fall “Sire Evaluation Report,” released each spring and fall.
“This report provides Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate and predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” says Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and AAA director of performance programs.
The Sire Evaluation Report contains more than 16 million measures used to generate more than 47 million EPDs for the Angus breed.