The American Angus Association's recently released Angus Optimal Milk (AOM) module is an online educational tool designed for commercial cow-calf producers. Directed at the use of targeted Angus Milk EPDs, AOM helps producers identify the right amount of milk for their herds. Once producers understand how much milk is optimal for their operations, they can easily select Angus bulls with the right Milk EPDs to match their needs.
The module's three-step process lets users define their current cow herd in terms of cow size, milking level, estimated pasture and feed costs, and feed resource availability. With these inputs, the module estimates an optimal Angus milk range for the herd.
To learn more, go to www.angus.org, and click on the “Data Searches and Tools” icon.