The Angus HeiferSELECT genetic effects table enables you to assess genetic differences between heifers tested with Angus HeiferSELECT in real terms by providing the predicted genetic difference per ten (10) unit change in Angus HeiferSELECT value.
The genetic effects table can be used to predict the difference in progeny performance between two females. For example, a female with a Carcase Weight genetic prediction of 80 would be expected to produce progeny that are, on average, 15.25 kg heavier at around 2 years of ag, compared to a female with a Carcase Weight genetic prediction of 30, all other things being equal.
[Working: 6.1 kg genetic difference per 10 unit HeiferSELECT value, 30.5 kg (6.1 x 5) genetic difference per 50 unit HeiferSELECT value, 15.25 kg (30.5 / 2) progeny difference (as females only contribute half of the genetics to the progeny, with the remainder coming from the sire to which they are joined)]
– Calving Ease is presented in birth weight units of kgs, with higher CE genetic predictions resulting in lower birth weight, a major contributor to overall calving ease.
– The CCV, FCV and TBV are based of economic modelling underpinned by current day parameters therefore Australian dollar ($) units apply.