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Cattle genetics: Selecting a maternal sire

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.

There are several important factors to consider when selecting a bull to sire replacement females. The bull makes a lasting contribution to the herd, be it good or bad. The quickest way to change the genetics of a herd is through sire selection. Any contribution should move heifers in the best direction to meet the goals of the breeding program.

Seedstock producers are finding that maternal qualities are as important to most of their bull buyers as weaning and yearling weight; and some of the most important maternal qualities cannot be measured with expected progeny differences (EPDs) – things like conformation, disposition, udder shape and teat size.