Tools for evaluating genetic selection success

Tools for evaluating genetic selection success

ERIC MOUSEL

Prairie Star

When evaluating the end point of a breeding program, the operator needs to look at whether they sell weaned calves or background calves, retain replacement heifers, retain calves in the feed yard or finish themselves, or retain through slaughter, etc. The economically relevant traits that should be selected for will largely be determined by this end point.

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