Angus enhances its genetic analysis
Dr. Bob Hough
Western Livestock Journal
The American Angus Association has made a quantum leap forward in its genetic analysis moving to the “One Step” model for the calculation of expected progeny differences (EPDs). This will greatly improve the amount of information garnered from genomics. In addition, Angus has done a regular update in genetic parameters such as trait heritabilities and genetic correlations as well as economic assumptions for their indexes.