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4 – Considering Accuracy


EBV variation decreases as accuracy increases

An accuracy value is published in association with each EBV, which is usually displayed as a percentage value immediately below the EBV.

The accuracy value provides an indication of the reliability of the EBV in estimating the animal’s genetics (or true breeding value), and is an indication of the amount of information that has been used in the calculation of the EBV.

Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs with accuracy values below 50% should be considered as preliminary or of low accuracy, 50-74% as of medium accuracy, 75-90% of medium to high accuracy, and 90% or greater as high accuracy.

Further information about EBV accuracy values is available from the Angus Australia website. CLICK HERE to view these resources.