Content tagged "expected progeny difference epd"

Recent Changes to National Cattle Evaluation

Beef Cattle Updated: June 14, 2018

 Single-step genetic evaluations have become a reality for several beef breed associations, with the expectation that more will adopt single-step predictions...

2017 Across-Breed EPD Table & Improvements

Beef Cattle Updated: January 04, 2018

      Larry Kuehn and Mark Thallman      U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, *Click here for printable...

EPD Basics and Definitions

Beef Cattle Updated: February 09, 2017

 Summary:EPDs represent the genetic component of an animal’s phenotype that is expected to be passed on to the next generation. Studies have shown that using...

Recent Developments in Genetic Evaluations and Genomic Testing

Beef Cattle Updated: January 19, 2016

  Summary: The application of genomics to improve the accuracy of EPDs is a rapidly developing field. There are ongoing improvements in genotyping and...

Genetic Practices to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction

Beef Cattle Updated: December 08, 2015

  Summary: Reproduction is typically a lowly heritable trait, but there are genetic practices that can help improve reproduction rates.Reproduction has a...

The Random Shuffle of Genes: Putting the E in EPD

Beef Cattle Updated: April 23, 2015

  Summary: Why are EPDs imprecise for young animals? How can genomics be used to track the random shuffle of genes?Even though expected progeny differences...

How DNA Testing Will Affect the Accuracy of EPD Information

Beef Cattle Updated: April 21, 2015

Summary: Genomic information can increase EPD accuracy, particularly for non-parent animals. Collecting phenotypes is still critical.Selection decisions in...

Value of Collecting Phenotypes

Beef Cattle Updated: April 21, 2015

   Summary: Even when using genomic selection, phenotypes are needed to build EPD accuracy and to retrain genomic predictions.From a historical point of...

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