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Summary and Conclusion

This project has shown clearly that while the EBVs for some individual sires did change, there was, on average, minimal change in the EBVs of sires in cohorts 1, 2 & 3 of the ASBP, and the initial EBVs of the sires, despite being of low accuracy, described the relative genetic merit of the sires well.

The outcomes from the project demonstrate that EBVs are a reliable selection tool, and beef producers should use EBVs with confidence to identify genetics that are most aligned with their breeding objectives, and in turn, to achieve long term, sustainable genetic improvement.