Angus HeiferSELECT is a genomic selection tool to help inform the selection of Angus replacement females (87.5% Angus content or greater) in a commercial beef breeding operation.
Angus HeiferSELECT provides:
Genetic predictions for nine (9) important maternal, growth and carcase traits
Genetic prediction and star rating for total breeding value
Sire assignment – Possible sires must be registered with Angus Australia and have genomic profiles available
Angus HeiferSELECT complements other sources of information that may be used in commercial replacement heifer selection, such as phenotypic evaluation, age, weight and pedigree information, and provides valuable insight into the genetic potential of heifers, particularly for traits that are otherwise difficult, time consuming or expensive to measure using traditional methods.
The following module will overview the Angus HeiferSELECT product and the potential it can deliver to inform the selection of replacement heifers for commercial Australian Angus breeders.
Check out the video below, and then work your way through the module topics on the following pages.