EBVs Belong to the Progeny

May 19, 2020 10:13 am

If I set a threshold of +4.0kg for birth weight and won’t use bulls with EBVs above this, then we will get a set of... Read more

May 12, 2020 4:17 pm

The use of set thresholds when making breeding decisions is an important component of utilising EBVs within a breeding program, however if the thresholds are... Read more

May 4, 2020 10:50 am

Another common mistake when interpreting EBVs is not understanding what the trait is describing in the performance of the progeny.   Once we understand the trait... Read more

April 29, 2020 2:28 pm

Any discussion which tries to relate a bull’s EBVs to his own physical appearance or performance is fundamentally flawed. In essence, you are using the... Read more

April 8, 2020 9:52 am

Gaining a true assessment of a bull’s potential value and the direction he could take the herd can be hard when relying only on physical... Read more

April 6, 2020 4:47 pm

Considering the developed understanding that a bull will have an immediate impact over 1-5 years in direct siring of progeny and then an additional 3-10-year impact... Read more

April 1, 2020 2:03 pm

Often the value placed on a bull within a breeding program has a very short-term focus, with high expectations on him and the immediate influence... Read more

March 18, 2020 2:17 pm

EBVs describe expected differences in the performance of progeny and are a prediction of an animal’s genetic merit. Calculated for a range of traits with... Read more

February 10, 2020 2:19 pm

There is probably not a more succinct line than ‘EBVs belong to the progeny’ that could better address the most common issues people have when... Read more