Using EBVs and $Index Values in beef breeding


The genetic variability that exists among animals provides an important opportunity to improve the future performance and profitability of your beef herd. The first step in exploiting this variability is to develop a breeding plan for your herd, including a description of your breeding goals/objectives for improvement of your herd.

Once these breeding goals have been established they should be the single focus for your bull selection decisions. For more information on developing a breeding plan and breeding objective for your herd, see Primefact 620 Developing an effective breeding plan for your beef business.


Primefact 625

Published: 01 May 2007