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29 – Rear Leg Side View

Rear Leg Side View (RS) EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in rear leg structure when viewed from the side.

Rear Leg Side View EBVs are calculated from a subjective assessment of rear leg structure when viewed from the side by an accredited assessor when animals are less than 750 days of age and are expressed in percentage units.

Higher Rear Leg Side View EBVs indicate an animal is expected to produce a higher percentage of progeny with desirable rear leg structure.

Low Rear Leg Side View EBVs are published with an additional flag of either “SR”, indicating increased probability of straight legged progeny, or “SI”, indicating increased probability of sickle hocked progeny.
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