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Using bulls, whose performance has been recorded for commercially important traits such as growth rate, muscle depth and birth weight, can improve carcase quality, reduce finishing time and enhance the ease of calving.
Results from four trials carried out at Harper Adams University since the year 2000 are attached below and they clearly demonstrate the physical and financial benefits of looking at figures such as Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) and Breeding Indexes when selecting sires for mating.
In this section
- Technical Information
- Why is Genetic Improvement Important?
- Selecting the Right Bull
- Estimated Breeding Values
- Interpreting Estimated Breeding Values
- Breeding Indexes
- Accuracy Values
- Ultrasound Scanning Beef Cattle
- Recording Scrotal Circumference
- Genome Wide Selection
- Bull Buying Tips
- Breeding Factsheets and Publications
- Sale Cards and Promotional Material
- EBLEX publications
- EBLEX Young Bull Providing Scheme
- Electronic Data Transfer
- The Genetics of Polling
- Inbreeding and How to Manage It
- Downloading EBV's from the Internet
- Online Beef EBV Training Package
- Cattle EBV Trials