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HeiferSELECT

Angus HeiferSELECT is a separate genetic evaluation run by Angus Australia for commercial females. The service is available to commercial members of Angus Australia who want to utilise genomics to increase their rate of genetic gain in commercial Angus females (87.5 Angus content or greater).

Angus HeiferSELECT complements other sources of information that may be used in commercial replacement heifer selection, such as phenotypic evaluation, age, weight and pedigree information, and provides valuable insight into the genetic potential of heifers, particularly for traits that are otherwise difficult, time consuming or expensive to measure using traditional methods.

Angus HeiferSELECT calculates a genetic prediction for 9 individual traits, a overall breeding value and a star rating. The traits include;

  • Calving Ease Direct
  • Weaning Weight
  • Milk
  • Yearling Weight
  • Mature Cow Weight
  • Carcase Weight
  • Eye Muscle Area
  • Rib Fat
  • Intramuscular Fat