I'm not sure what the breed averages are now, but they shoudl be in the neighborhood of: BW 2.8, WW 31, Milk 15, YW 57, CW 7, MARB .07, REA .14, Fat .00, %RP 0.1, SC .10 For BW I like +2.0 or less, maybe even into the minus side. If I was not going to keep any heifers from this bull I would disregard MILK and SC and look for everything ese to be breed average or better. Depending on when the calf would be sold WW or YW becomes more important. However, I don't like (for heifers) a bull that is very much above the average for WW, it can really put a stress on the heifer trying to produce as much milk as she is capable of and if not enough the calf tends to look rather rangy and sorry at weaning and will be really cobbered at the salebarn. Just my opinion
> ok, all these numbers i see, and i
> can even read them... let alone
> know what they mean. can SOMEONE
> please just tell me what are the
> MOST ideal EPD numbers for a bull
> to breed a first time heifer, she
> is an angus. i need a pure calf.
> what is the best epd numbers.. im
> sorry this is my first heifer and
> i am thouoghly confused. thank you
> all for tolerating me!