Angus $EN/DMI

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Re: Angus $EN/DMI

Postby u4411clb » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:19 am

I definitely take $EN into consideration if I am choosing a bull that I will keep heifers from. I think it is actually more valuable than ww. The reason I say that is for approx 25 years in good years meaning plenty of grass and good weather our steers wean at 650 and heifers 600 and bad years steers 550 and heifers 500. This is with bulls years ago whose ww epd’s are now in the 20’s and lately with bulls with ww epd’s above 65. Our weaning weights since we embraced epd’s have not changed much. But cows with high $EN numbers keep condition better and breed back faster so their offspring have stayed in the herd longer and make up a bigger part of the herd as we only keep heifers born in first part of calving season.

Plus I choose milk epd’s in the middle to lower end because I have found as long as a cow has all 4 teats working the amount of milk is not an issue for me. So structure of their bag is more important than milk epd’s. But this is only 1 guys opinion.
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Re: Angus $EN/DMI

Postby u4411clb » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:24 am

In Hereford Bulls I looked for as many Dams of Distinction in the pedigree as possible with also decent growth numbers.
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