Utilizing EPDs in the Selection of Sires

Utilizing EPDs in the Selection of Sires

July 2017
Matt Spangler
Extension Beef Genetics Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Spangler discusses how EPDs can be utilized in the selection of sires to help cow-calf producers increase profitability of their operations.  Dr. Spangler shows examples of how differences in breeding values would be expected to impact progeny.  A description of  economic indexes can be found in the NebGuide G1847 Economic Indexes for Beef Sire Selection (PDF version, 374KB) and a full description of all available EPDs can be found in the NebGuide G1967 EPD Basics and Definitions (PDF version, 704KB).

 

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