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 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).