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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:03 am
by Chocolate Cow2
Thanks for the explanation Lucky_P.

Re: Simmental vs Angus

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 pm
by Richnm
How accurate are epds ? If the Simmental is bottom 10% for the breed , should I pass on him or judge him by his development? ThAnks.

Re: Simmental vs Angus

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 am
by Ebenezer
Richnm wrote:How accurate are epds ? If the Simmental is bottom 10% for the breed , should I pass on him or judge him by his development? ThAnks.

Will depend on how strong the links are to the trend setter bulls of the breed. Closed herds or limited links to the newest of breeding animals can cause a faulty skew.

Re: Simmental vs Angus

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:16 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Accuracies on a yearling are extremely low, they will change. If you think he was grown out in the management similar to what your cattle are raised in, his personal performance and looks should play a larger role in your decision making.

Re: Simmental vs Angus

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:37 am
by Richnm
How accurate is genetic testing ? I have a Final Answer heifer that weaned at 680 lbs. and her ww epd is 42. I want to get a test on her not sure which one? Her dam never had info reported. Her mom is so long she didn’t fit in the chute. I think she is better than a 42 ww. The dam weighs 1582.