I got into a discussion last week about selecting a bull to breed heifers. One point of view was to select a bull by "breed", in this case Waygu to breed to Brangus type heifers, because of calving ease traits. My view was selecting a "hiefer" bull using known genetics and obtain similiar calving ease potential. Point being: IF Waygu sired calves are docked when sold (and I don't know that to be a fact), why not select a Brangus/Angus bull with heifer EPD's from a reputable source, pay alittle more for the bull, and have a more desireable calf, and hopefully less dock in price. conclusion: Do we select according to breed or known genetic traits???