Understanding EPDs and profile scores

Understanding EPDs and profile scores

Sally Northcutt

Angus Journal

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been around in plain view since the early 1980s. Now, with the arrival of genomic-enhanced EPDs for carcass traits, some confusion has surfaced regarding other descriptive values that accompany genomic profile results. This month’s column provides a guide as to what to expect from EPDs in comparison with available profile scores in your AAA Login account.

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