Midtenn wrote:Son of Butch wrote:A top 10% bull is still a top 10% bull epds are for comparing individuals to each other or vs breed average use the
% ranking. $W and $B are also affected by the drop in beef prices vs year ago or whenever your bull book was published.
Incorrect statement you put there. The top 10% milk bull I mentioned "VAR generation"' , is no longer a top 10% bull. I'm not talking about dollar values at all. A pound of milk weighs the same every year ....a pound.
I would have never considered using this bull last spring, but now he's at the top of my list, a list in which I have very little confidence...
Of course individual bulls will rise and fall each year as more information is gathered until they reach the unattainable 100% accurate. VAR Generation never was a top 10% milk bull to 100% certainty, in example he was rated a top 10% milk bull to the degree of 50% certainty (maybe he is maybe he isn't) until more information became available proving that he is not and fell. It applies to either pounds or $ values.
+ $100 Beef looks great... until you realize $110 is breed average and $100 is actually 13% below breed average
so if your cows are breed average you are actually regressing genetically using less than a $110 sire.
My point is when using epds use percentile ranking and accuracy.
When using either a pound or $ ranking you better know it's rank vs breed average or you'll be making decisions
in the dark.