Angus releases spring 2012 sire evaluation reports
January 26, 2012
The American Angus Association’s spring 2012 Sire Evaluation Report and updated National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now available online a: http://www.angus.org. While NCE EPDs are generated on a weekly basis, a bi-annual report is still printed.
Accessing the Sire Evaluation Report online is the fastest and easiest way to get the latest performance information on sires in the Angus breed. It allows producers to specify ranges of EPDs and to sort bulls that qualify within those ranges. The evaluation also includes dollar value indexes ($Values), expressed in dollars per head, to assist commercial beef producers in selection decisions. Economic assumptions used to develop $Values are based on a three-year rolling average, which was also updated in the spring 2012 report.
The spring 2012 Sire Evaluation Report lists data on 2,146 sires from a total of 216,873 sires in the Association database. The Young Sire Supplement also included in the report lists 2,654 bulls.
Printed copies will be available by request. Active members who returned their blue request cards to receive a printed copy of the fall 2011 report will receive the spring 2012 report automatically. All other producers who want a printed report may request it by contacting Brenda Weigart at 816-383-5144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– American Angus Association