Claw Set & Foot Angle EBVs

Claw Set

Claw Set EBVs (Claw) are estimates of genetic differences in claw set structure.

Claw Set EBVs are calculated from a subjective assessment of claw set on both the front and back feet (shape and evenness of claws), and are expressed in score units.

Lower Claw Set EBVs indicate an animal is expected to produce progeny with more desirable claw structure, being toes that are symmetrical, even and appropriately spaced.

Foot Angle

Foot Angle EBVs (Angle) are estimates of genetic differences in foot angle.

Foot Angle EBVs are calculated from a subjective assessment of foot angle (strength of pastern, depth of heel), and are expressed in score units.

Lower Foot Angle EBVs indicate an animal is expected to produce progeny with more desirable foot angle, being a 45-degree angle at the pastern joint with appropriate toe length and heel depth.