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Expected Progeny Differences and Selection Indices for Beef Cattle Selection

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Publication Number: P2491
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Beef sire selection decisions have a major impact on future calf crops and ultimately on profitability. Using selection tools can help producers make better live cattle, semen, and embryo selection decisions. Widely available beef cattle selection tools include performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and selection indices.

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Professor and Head
Beef cattle

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Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Health
Professor and Head
Beef cattle
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef cattle production and nutrition