Angus HeiferSELECT provides genetic predictions for fourteen (14) important maternal, fertility, growth, feed intake, carcase and resilience traits, along with a genetic prediction three overall breeding values.
Angus HeiferSELECT genetic predictions are reporting using an intuitive 0 – 100 scoring system, with a score of 50 representing the average genetic merit of commercial Angus heifers tested with the Angus HeiferSELECT product.
Higher values identify females carrying genetics that will produce “more” of a trait, which may or may not be preferred, subject to your breeding objective.
For example, a female with a Yearling Weight genetic prediction of 80 would be expected to produce progeny that are heavier at 13-14 months of age than a female with a Yearling Weight genetic prediction of 30, all other things being equal.
Similarly, a heifer with a higher Heifer Conception genetic prediction value would be expected to produce daughters that are more likely to conceive and conceive earlier as heifers (older foetal age at pregnancy diagnosis), than those with lower values.
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).