Evaluating Sustained Cow Production: Alternative Definitions of Stayability
Tamar Crum, Scott Speidel
A Steak in Genomics™
Successful females for stayability varies depending on which of the definitions of stayability the breed association has adopted. It is shown that stayability to 6 years of age is a heritable trait. Stayability is a HUGE driver of herd profitability and accounts for 53-77% of the value of of the maternal indices.