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This module outlined some methods that can be used to assess animals available for sale. These included:

  • Visual assessment
  • Raw performance data
  • Progeny testing
  • Genetic assessment using BREEDPLAN Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs)

These methods vary in their accuracy to describe the genetic merit of the animal. Some methods separate genetic factors from environmental factors (including management). Others do not but can still provide a useful snapshot of the animal’s own performance at a specific point in time.

To learn more about animal breeding and genetics, work through the following modules: 

  • Module 4 – Estimated Breeding Values – COMING SOON
  • Module 5 – Using and Understanding Breeding Values – COMING SOON
  • Module 6 – DNA Technologies in Beef Breeding – COMING SOON

Complete the below survey to finish the module.