EPDs?

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Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) are best used in comparing one bull (or cow) of the same breed to another. Simply put, if a bull has a birthweight EPD of 5, you can expect his calves to weigh five pounds more at birth than if you breed the same cow to a bull with a BW EPD of 0. If his Weaning Weight EPD is 40, you can expect his calves to weigh 40 more pounds at weaning than if you bred that cow to a bull with a WW EPD of 0. Here's a link to a Angus Association site that has a good explanation on what EPDs mean and how to use them. Good luck...

<A HREF="http://www.angus.org/pubs/bullbuy.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.angus.org/pubs/bullbuy.htm</A>
 
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> What is an EPD? I've read that
> alot in the posts, but am not sure
> what it is.

> Any help?

> Thanks,

> Richard - UT

Keep an open mind as far as EPDs go. There are a lot of flaws in figures as there are so many different areas in which cattle are raised,so many different types of feed,grasses etc.Different types of cattle etc.



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That's the whole point in EPDs. By the time they reach a high accuracy, many different sources of data have been included. That to a certain degree decreases the influence any one type of environemtn or mangament have on the overall results.

dun

> Keep an open mind as far as EPDs
> go. There are a lot of flaws in
> figures as there are so many
> different areas in which cattle
> are raised,so many different types
> of feed,grasses etc.Different
> types of cattle etc.
 

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