The Angus Breeding Index estimates the genetic differences between animals in net profitability per cow joined in a typical commercial self replacing herd using Angus bulls.
This selection index is not specific to a particular production system or market end-point, but identifies animals that will improve overall profitability in the majority of commercial grass and grain finishing beef production systems.
The Angus Breeding Index is particularly suited to commercial producers who sell progeny into different markets, or to seedstock producers supplying bulls to commercial clients who produce for a range of different production systems and market end points.
The graph shows the emphasis that has been placed on each trait group in the Angus Breeding Index.
The following table shows the indicative change in traits after one generation if producers select animals using the Angus Breeding Index.