The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) has demonstrated that there is great potential to achieve genetic improvement in Angus breeding programs by utilising selections tools, such as EBVs and SelectionContinue reading “Lessons from the ASBP: EBVs Reliably Predict Progeny”
Recently, we explored one reason why a bull’s physical performance cannot be used to validate his EBVs and looked at the impact of non-genetic factors on the physical performance ofContinue reading “EBVs describe the difference, not the actual – Part Two”
The value that genomics delivers is dependent on having a relevant and well recorded reference population, particularly for hard to measure traits. A reference population is a population of animalsContinue reading “Relevant and Well Recorded – the key to a robust reference population”
EBVs are a powerful tool to support breeders when making breeding and selection decisions. It is however important when utilising EBVs that we understand the tool and what information itContinue reading “EBVs describe the difference, not the actual – Part One”
Decisions on heifer selection and retention for breeding are never ones to be taken lightly. A heifer represents not only the next generation of breeding potential for a herd, butContinue reading “Weekly genetics review: Making more informed heifer selection decisions”
Behind the Beef is back, and episode 4 focuses on the commercial advantage of Angus cattle. As many know, there has been a current boom in the markets for commercialContinue reading ““Behind the Beef” Episode 4 – The Commercial advantage of Angus Cattle”
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Angus Education Centre
The Angus Education Centre is an initiative by Angus Australia to give their members access to information about strategies and tools that will help them explore world leading genetic evaluation technologies to enhance the value and profitability of their cattle throughout the beef supply chain.