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What are the average EPD's for the simmental breed? Does a lower or a higher # mean that a bull is better for a certian EPD? What are CE, MCE, MWW, CWT and %RC?
 
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For most traits the higher the number (within reason) is better, the only exception for sure would be BW. Here goes, from the fall summary: CE +3.2 BW +3.5 WW +36.6 YW +60 MILK +8 CW +0.1 PRC +.00 MARB +.00, I don't know what the one is for MCE. CE is Calving ease, how easy this bulls calves are born. MCE is maternal calving ease, how easy this bulls daughters calve. MWW maternal weaning weight, how this bulls daughters calves wean. CWT used to be carcass weight and probably still is. %RC was percent retail cut, that one probably still is also.

dunmovin farms

> What are the average EPD's for the
> simmental breed? Does a lower or a
> higher # mean that a bull is
> better for a certian EPD? What are
> CE, MCE, MWW, CWT and %RC?
 
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The average Maternal Calving Ease for the fall of 2001 is 1.5 The new epd's are posted at the American Simmental Assns web site: <A HREF="http://www.simmental.org">www.simmental.org</A> - go to searchable sire data. I checked it and they don't have the averages for spring 2002 listed, just each individuals new epd's. Calving Ease & Maternal Calving ease indicates + or - birth weight, so you want this figure lower. Jeanne
> For most traits the higher the
> number (within reason) is better,
> the only exception for sure would
> be BW. Here goes, from the fall
> summary: CE +3.2 BW +3.5 WW +36.6
> YW +60 MILK +8 CW +0.1 PRC +.00
> MARB +.00, I don't know what the
> one is for MCE. CE is Calving
> ease, how easy this bulls calves
> are born. MCE is maternal calving
> ease, how easy this bulls
> daughters calve. MWW maternal
> weaning weight, how this bulls
> daughters calves wean. CWT used to
> be carcass weight and probably
> still is. %RC was percent retail
> cut, that one probably still is
> also.

> dunmovin farms

Simme Valey in NY
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Thanks Jeanne, I had assumed they did MCE the same as Gelbvieh and it was a ration rather then a weight

dunmovin farms

> The average Maternal Calving Ease
> for the fall of 2001 is 1.5 The
> new epd's are posted at the
> American Simmental Assns web site:
> <A HREF="http://www.simmental.org">www.simmental.org</A> - go to
> searchable sire data. I checked it
> and they don't have the averages
> for spring 2002 listed, just each
> individuals new epd's. Calving
> Ease & Maternal Calving ease
> indicates + or - birth weight, so
> you want this figure lower. Jeanne
 
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I'm very sorry. Don't know what I was thinking - that's it - I wasn't thinking! Calving Ease & Maternal Calving Ease ARE ratios. A plus figure indicates less calving difficulties compared to a minus. A +5 means you should experience 5% less calving difficulties than using a bull with 0 ratio. SO, the BIGGER THE BETTER on these. Sorry if I confused anyone. I use these all the time & typed it wrong. Jeanne
> The average Maternal Calving Ease
> for the fall of 2001 is 1.5 The
> new epd's are posted at the
> American Simmental Assns web site:
> <A HREF="http://www.simmental.org">www.simmental.org</A> - go to
> searchable sire data. I checked it
> and they don't have the averages
> for spring 2002 listed, just each
> individuals new epd's. Calving
> Ease & Maternal Calving ease
> indicates + or - birth weight, so
> you want this figure lower. Jeanne

Simme Valley in NY
[email protected]
 

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