Capitalising on genetic variation

The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) has demonstrated that there is great potential to achieve genetic improvement in Angus breeding programs by capitalising on the genetic variation that exists between Angus animals.

A recent project undertaken by Angus Australia assessed the variation in the average performance of progeny from sires in cohorts 1, 2 and 3 of the ASBP.

This project has illustrated the considerable genetic variation that can be found between Angus animals and the opportunity that consequently exists to improve the productivity and profitability of Angus beef breeding enterprises by utilising superior genetics.

 

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