Trends, Trait Leaders & Distributions
The EPD Trends & Distributions Report contains information on the breed average expected progeny differences (EPDs) for each of the 15 reported traits -- birth, calving ease-direct, calving ease-maternal, weaning, yearling, scrotal, milk, milk & growth, udder suspension, teat size, carcass weight, carcass fat, carcass ribeye and carcass marbling -- in this most recent Pan-American Hereford Genetic Analysis. Additionally, this report contains a listing of the EPD distributions of active sires, active dams and calves born in the past two years 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
State associations and Hereford breeders can utilize “He Want’s it All” ads in local and state publications or sale catalogs. To download AHA ads in three different sizes and color or black-and-white, visit HerefordResource.com. Also available is a one-page fact sheet about Hereford EPDs.
Steer exhibitors at the 2016 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) must submit DNA for their steers by April 1, before they can enter for the show (according to new AHA rule, all steers must have a basic DNA test on file at the association). Once exhibitors have received the DNA results, the exhibitor can then ENTER his or her steer for the JNHE.