With weaning of calves born in the spring of 2017 either completed or soon to get underway, it is timely for Angus Australia members enrolled in Angus BREEDPLAN to reflect on what performance information should be collected on their animals.
Weaning is an ideal time for the collection of weights on both the calves being weaned, and their mothers, plus docility scores for the calves. This information will help inform the calculation of the 200 Day Growth, Milk, Mature Cow Weight and Docility EBVs.
While nothing is compulsory, the collection of this information would be recommended for any members who place importance on calf growth to weaning, mature cow size, milking ability and temperament within their breeding objective.
Further information regarding the collection of performance information at weaning is available from the links below:
Further information regarding the collection of DNA samples is available from the link below: