Extension Number

ASL R1441

Topic

Breeding and Genetics

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

A new carcass EPD has been developed for the American Angus Association’s National Carcass Evaluation Program. A percentage of retail product EPD combines the traditional carcass traits (hot carcass weight, fat thickness, ribeye area and KPH) into a composite EPD. Although the heritabilitty for this trait (.25) is not the highest for the carcass traits, it is high enough for breeders to make significant change.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

PDF

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