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).