Trends, Trait Leaders & Distributions
The EPD Trends & Distributions Report contains information on the breed average expected progeny differences (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 -- 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
Plan to join us in Kansas City Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. will enjoy three days of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal. For more information including the schedule of events and hotel reservations, go to AHA Annual Meeting.
Effective Sept. 1, 2015, the cost of the basic DNA profile also known as a parentage SNP profile will increase to $38. The cost of GE-EPD (genomic-enhanced expected progeny difference) tests and combination packages of GE-EPD test with the basic DNA profile or horn/poll tests will remain the same as they have been since late 2014.
Thanks to the supporters of the Hereford Research Foundation, including donors, buyers and bidders, the AHA is able to continue to invest in industry leading research. During the fourth annual auction to benefit the Hereford Research Foundation July 23, 13 lots were sold on BuyHereford.com grossing $38,500. The top selling lot was the opportunity to purchase embryos from Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va. Falling River Farm, Concord, Va., paid $8,000 for Lot 4. >> Read More Highlights