Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) for Limousin

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Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are important tools in making selection decisions for your herd. EPDs are run twice a year (Fall and Spring) in the National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) with interim calculations performed between runs. To learn more about the new base for Canadian Limousin EPDs please read the following info sheet: Understanding the Base for Canadian Limousin EPDs

You can search individual animals on the Canadian Limousin Association Digital Beef site at cla.digitalbeef.com to view their current EPDs and compare them against the current breed averages for specific traits depending on your breeding goals.

 

Spring 2017 Canadian Limousin Breed Average EPDs
 

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

SC

ST

DOC

GEST

YG

CW

RE

MB

FT

Proven Sires

6.0

2.4

61

85

27

57

6

0.6

7

17

-2.8

-0.28

23

0.54

-0.23

-0.07

Proven Dams

4.0

3

56

76

27

55

5

0.5

9

15

-2.2

-0.30

19

0.49

-0.28

-0.08

Non-Parents

5.0

2.7

61

83

27

58

5

0.6

9

18

-2.5

-0.29

23

0.53

-0.27

-0.07

Genetic Trends & Percentile Ranks

Canadian Limousin genetic trends and percentile ranks are available by clicking on the following links.

 

Trait Leaders

The Trait Leaders lists are excellent educational and management resources for your business, as well, they are a powerful marketing tool in the promotion of Limousin genetics to potential customers!

Criteria to Make the List:
The Proven Sire list requires the sire has sired a calf in the past 3 year as well as be in the top 25% for the trait (top 20% for Stayability).

 

The Proven Dam list requires the dam have had a calf in the past 3 years, as well as be in the top 1% for the trait.

 

The Young Sire list has the following criteria:
EPD trait in the top 1%
for AI/NS calf, born in the past 3 years and a non-pedigree EPD.
for ET calf born in the past 2 years, a weaning weight and a yearling weight
for ET calf born 3 years ago, a birth, weaning and yearling weight

 

Additionally, the animals need to be owned by a current member.

 

Spring 2017 Trait Leaders: Young Sires
Spring 2017 Trait Leaders: Proven Sires
Spring 2017 Trait Leaders: Proven Dams

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