Angus BreedCHECK

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Angus BreedCHECK is a genomic (DNA) based system that estimates breed composition (from 11 breeds), with a particular focus on Angus content.

Heifers that are 87.5% (or 7/8th) or greater Angus content receive the Angus BreedCHECK tick. Heifers that are below 87.5% Angus content are flagged with an Angus BreedCHECK cross and provided with additional information to further understand their breed background. This includes the percentage (%) content value estimate for:

  • Angus
  • Non-Angus
  • British (including Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn and Murray Grey)
  • Indicus (including Brahman and Santa Gertrudis)
  • European (including Charolais, Simmental and Limousin)
  • Other (including Holstein and Wagyu)

Angus HeiferSELECT genetic predictions are provided on all animals that are greater than 50% Angus content. Caution should be applied when using the Genetic Predictions for animals less than 87.5% Angus as the associated reference population is based on straight bred Angus animals.

Angus Australia acknowledges the funds provided by the Australian Government through the Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC).  

This resource was created as a result of a collaboration between Angus Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC) (Project P.PSH.1063).