Understanding Genomics

Angus BREEDPLAN incorporates genomic predictions from several different genomic products:

• Zoetis (i50K & HD50K)
• GeneSeek (GGP-LD & GGP-HD)
• Beef CRC

Genomic information assesses the genetic makeup of an animal at thousands of locations across the animal’s genome (known as SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms) to provide a genomic prediction of an animal’s genetic merit. The genomic predictions are incorporated with any pedigree and performance information that has been recorded with Angus BREEDPLAN for an animal or its relatives to calculate EBVs of higher accuracy.

Further information regarding the genomic information that is incorporated in Angus BREEDPLAN is provided in the documents below.