farmguy wrote:I looked at a Select Sires bull, CL 1 Domino 215Z. His dry matter on the EPD graph intake (DMI 1.1) was in the way left
which I believe is very high for dry matter intake. What does that mean to me?
Does it mean his offspring will not make good use of feed they eat?
Breed average DMI for Herefords born in 2012 is epd 0.0
It means his offspring are predicted to eat 1.1 lbs more feed per day on a dry matter basis than Herefords born in 2012.
The reliability of this prediction is only 21% and four out of five offspring will be better or worse.
My main take away is that on average Herefords are becoming slightly less feed efficient as the average Hereford
born in 2017 is predicted to eat .25 lb more feed per day on a DMI basis than those born in 2007.
Hereford average Mature Cow Weight has increased 10 lbs in the 10 years from 2007 to 2017 along with increased milk
I believe those are the reasons for this current trend.
His offspring are predicted to eat .92 lbs more than the average hereford born in 2017.