Genetics Selection Tools in Beef Cattle: Economic Indexes

Genetics Selection Tools in Beef Cattle: Economic Indexes

January 2015
Matt Spangler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Beef Genetics Extension Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An economic index is a collection of EPDs weighted by their economic value such that traits with greater impacts on production goals have larger economic weight. In this webinar, Dr. Spangler discusses the different economic indexes available to producers and how they can be used in genetic selection.

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