Evaluating Sustained Cow Production: Alternative Definitions of Stayability

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.

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