Trends, Trait Leaders & Distributions
The EPD Trends & Distributions Report contains information on the breed average EPDs for each of the 11 reported traits — birth, calving ease-direct, calving ease-maternal, weaning, yearling, scrotal, milk, milk & growth, carcass fat, carcass ribeye and carcass marbling — through the Fall 2012 Pan American Hereford Genetic Analysis. Additionally, this report contains a listing of the EPD distributions of active sires, active dams and 2010-2011 born calves broken down by percentile rankings for each of the EPD traits.
There are four trait leader reports available below that provide the top 200 animals of specific classes or types in the Hereford breed based on the $Profit Indexes which use multiple EPD criteria in their calculation. An explanation can be found within each of the reports.
Utilizing the AHA web site to look up EPDs allows breeders to efficiently research and sort performance information for their future breeding decisions. The EPD lookup utilities and animal search features found in this website used in conjunction with the following report files that are offered can provide you many useful tools for making comparative decisions when evaluating your herd or making a decision on which animals to use in upcoming breeding seasons.
All of these reports can be downloaded for free. The files that you download can then be printed at your home or office or distributed to potential customers, etc. We do have this information available in hard copy form, which can be sent to you upon request. Feel free to contact the AHA customer service department at 816-842-3757 if you would like to order a copy.
Below are links for each of the available reports. Due to the size of some of these files, it could possibly take several minutes for some of these reports to be downloaded to your computer if you are accessing the internet on a dial-up connection. Additionally, you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these reports. If you do not currently have a copy of the Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy of the program.
- Genetic Trends & Distribution
- Top 200 Active Sires List
- Top 200 Active Dams List
- Top 200 Bull Calf List
- Top 200 Heifer Calf List
In November 2010 the AHA Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.
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Check out these DNA testing resources:
• DNA Testing Procedures Fact Sheet
• How to Collect Samples video
To request DNA kits or for more information, contact Toni Shapiro at 816-842-3757 or email@example.com.
On April 9, 2013, the American Hereford Association (AHA) released new genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) based on new correlations updated because of the addition of more than 2,000 animals with 50K genotypes. >> Read more