Angus BREEDPLAN currently calculates EBVs for 25 traits, with EBVs relating to calving ease, fertility, growth, carcase yield and quality, docility, structural soundness and feed efficiency.
While the current EBVs describe the genetic merit of Angus animals for many traits of economic importance within the beef supply chain, research continues in collaboration between Angus Australia and several research organisations to improve the scope of the EBVs that are calculated in Angus BREEDPLAN, and in turn, to provide a genetic description of Angus and Angus-influenced seedstock for a wider number of traits.
Current research is focussed on improving the genetic description of traits such as:
To further discuss any of the research that is underway to improve the calculation of EBVs within Angus BREEDPLAN, please contact staff at Angus Australia. Further details regarding each respective item will be circulated as the research is completed, and subsequently, when the implementation of the research outcome into the Angus BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation has been scheduled.
Top Image: Brad Hine collecting immune competence information