Research Breeding Values (RBVs) are EBVs under development.
Further information on EBVs in available from the links below;
Research Breeding Values can be utilised in exactly the same manner as EBVs, however they are subject to greater potential change than the EBVs routinely reported in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation (TACE) as improvements are made to the analytical models that are used to calculate them, and as additional performance information is collected for the trait.
Research Breeding Values should consequently be used with some caution when making animal selection decisions.
The Research Breeding Value published for an individual animal can be benchmarked with other animals using the RBV reference table. Click here to view the RBV Reference Table.