Genetic Selection for Healthier Cattle

Genetic Selection for Healthier Cattle

Warren Rusche


The adoption of advanced genetic selection tools such as Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) has been one of the greatest success stories in improving productivity in the beef industry. The ability to select and find cattle that excel in growth while still delivering acceptable calving ease and improved carcass merit has had a tremendous impact on the increases in productivity per cow that has occurred in the last thirty years.

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