Identifying Animals With Genomic Information in Angus BREEDPLAN

February 26, 2018 12:07 pm

New trait indicators are now available to assist with the identification of whether animals’ have had genomic information included in the calculation of their Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs.

Animals for which genomic information is included in Angus BREEDPLAN will have a trait indicator of either Genomics(CE), Genomics(S-Step) or Genomics(CE,S-Step), subject to the genomic information that is analysed and the analytical methodology utilised.

Table 1: Description of Genomic Trait Indicators 
TRAIT INDICATOR TRAITS FOR WHICH GENOMIC INFORMATION INCLUDED GENOMIC INFORMATION INCLUDED ANALYTICAL METHODOLOGY
Genomics(CE) Calving Ease Direct

Calving Ease Daughters

Genomic prediction (e.g. MVP, MBV) Multi-step (blending)
Genomics(S-Step) Birth Weight

Gestation Length

200 Day Growth

400 Day Weight

600 Day Weight

Mature Cow Weight

Milk

Scrotal Size

Days to Calving

Carcase Weight

Carcase EMA

Carcase Rib Fat

Carcase Rump Fat

Carcase IMF

Retail Beef Yield

NFI-p

NFI-f

Genotype Single Step
Genomics(CE,S-Step) Calving Ease Direct

Calving Ease Daughters

Birth Weight

Gestation Length

200 Day Growth

400 Day Weight

600 Day Weight

Mature Cow Weight

Milk

Scrotal Size

Days to Calving

Carcase Weight

Carcase EMA

Carcase Rib Fat

Carcase Rump Fat

Carcase IMF

Retail Beef Yield

NFI-p

NFI-f

Genomic prediction (for calving ease traits)

 

Genotype (for other traits)

Multi-step (for calving ease traits)

 

Single step (for other traits)

Genomic information is not currently included in the calculation of EBVs for docility and the structural soundness traits for any animals.

The new genomic trait indicators can be viewed by searching for an animal in the Angus Database Search facility, and then selecting the EBVs tab. The trait indicators are displayed within the traits observed section, which is towards the bottom of the EBV table.

Work is now underway to display the number of progeny from a particular sire or dam who have genomic information analysed in the single step component of Angus BREEDPLAN. When available, this information will also be displayed in the traits observed section within the Angus Database Search.

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