Identifying Animals with Structural Score Information

May 26, 2020 11:45 am

Traits observed and progeny count information is now displayed in the Angus Database Search to indicate whether animals have structural score information recorded for foot angle, claw set, and rear leg hind and side view.

Animals for which structural score information is recorded will have traits observed information displayed as Structure(FA,RA,FC,RH,RS). An example is provided in the image below.

Likewise, information is displayed indicating the number of an animal’s progeny that have structural score information recorded. An example is provided in the image below.

It is important to note that the traits observed and progeny count information for the structural traits represents the structural score information that is recorded on the Angus Australia database. It differs to the equivalent information that is displayed for other traits which represents the information analysed in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation

The structural score information displayed may consequently differ to the structural score information analysed in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation as it does not account for structural score information recorded in New Zealand, or structural score information that is removed from the evaluation due to insufficient variation between scores and/or the absence of a prior 400 day weight.

To further discuss the traits observed and progeny count information for the structural traits, please contact staff at Angus Australia.

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