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Summary and Conclusion

This project has revealed that BREEDPLAN Estimated Breeding Values provided an accurate prediction of the breeding value of sires in cohorts 1, 2 and 3 of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program.

When selecting animals for use within a breeding program, the use of BREEDPLAN EBVs and selection index values, coupled with the significant genetic variation that is present within the Angus breed, provides a considerable opportunity to improve the productivity and profitability of a beef breeding enterprise.