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Angus HeiferSELECT

Angus HeiferSELECT is a genomic selection tool to help inform the selection of Angus replacement females (87.5% Angus content or greater) in a commercial beef breeding operation.

Angus HeiferSELECT provides:

  • Genetic predictions for thirteen (13) maternal, growth, feed intake, carcase and resilience traits
  • Genetic prediction for cow-calf value, feedlot-carcase value and total breeding value (with star rating)
  • Angus BreedCHECK – genomic breed composition prediction
  • Sire assignment – Possible sires must be registered with Angus Australia and have genomic profiles available

Angus HeiferSELECT is compatible with add-on BVDV testing, facilitating the identification of animals persistently infected with Bovine Virus Diarrhoea Virus (also known as Bovine Pestivirus).

Angus HeiferSELECT complements other sources of information that may be used in commercial replacement heifer selection, such as phenotypic evaluation, age, weight and pedigree information, and provides valuable insight into the genetic potential of heifers, particularly for traits that are otherwise difficult, time consuming or expensive to measure using traditional methods.

The following module will overview the Angus HeiferSELECT product and the potential it can deliver to inform the selection of replacement heifers for commercial Australian Angus breeders.

Work your way through the module topics on the following pages.