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26 – Front and Rear Feet Angle

Front Feet Angle (FA) and Rear Feet Angle (RA) EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in desirable feet angle.

Front Feet and Rear Feet Angle EBVs are calculated from a subjective assessment of feet angle (strength of pastern, depth of heel) by an accredited assessor when animals are less than 750 days of age and are expressed in percentage units.

Higher Front Feet and Rear Feet Angle EBVs indicate an animal is expected to produce a higher percentage of progeny with desirable feet angle.

Low Front Feet and Rear Feet Angle EBVs are published with an additional flag of either “ST”, indicating increased probability of progeny with steep feet angle, or “SH”, indicating increased probability of progeny with shallow feet angle.
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