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Simmental Beef EBVs in Action

Simon P. Marsh, Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University – Feb 2017

Click the link to read about the sixth study from Harper Adams comparing progeny performance from bulls with varying indexes.

All six studies have shown that progeny from bulls with better figures and reasonably high levels of accuracy, perform better in the commercial herd.

Omorga Volvo & Starline Decision Trial (August 2016)

Omorga Volvo & Dirnanean Bradley Trial (February 2017)

About the author

Samuel Boon

Samuel Boon

I am the Manager of Signet Breeding Services, within the AHDB.

Enthusiast on all things genetics to do with sheep and cattle and currently also supporting Bridget Lloyd in running the @RamCompare progeny test with ~18,000 lambs/annum.

I am also involved with the:-

  • Relaunch of Terminal Sire Breeding Programmes (Sheep)
  • AHDB lead for the Welsh Sheep Breeding Project run by HCC - working with Innovis, HCC and Janet Roden
  • Database design and development for this website
  • National Sheep Breeds Survey
  • Development of Carcase Trait EBVs in Beef Cattle
  • Formerly involved with the delivery of the Welsh Sheep Strategy, Northern Upland Sheep Strategy, Suckler Cow Project, Highlands and Islands Sheep Strategy

I can be followed on Twitter @SamBoonBreeding