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Most Widely Used Sires in Last Two Years
May 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Angus Australia has recently conducted a review of the most widely used sires in the last 2 years.
LD Capitalist 316has the most progeny born in the lasttwo years, followed by Baldridge Beast Mode B074 and EF Complement 8088. These bulls have a combined total of 4,374progeny born during this period.
Of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years, 15have been bred in Australia, while 5 are imported sires from the United States. Of the 15 bulls bred in Australia, 7 are sons of imported sires from either the United States or New Zealand.
The average Angus Breeding Index of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is +147, which is placed in the highest 6% percentile band (when compared to 2018drop calves). None of the 20 most widely used bulls have an Angus Breeding Index that is below breed average.
Across individual traits, the average EBVs of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is as follows: