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What Are EPDs and Why Should We Use Them?

Expected Progeny Difference, or EPD, is the prediction of how future progeny of each animal is expected to perform relative to the progeny of other animals within the same breed. The EPD is calculated using information submitted to the breed association. This information includes pedigree, actual performance data (weights) of the individual, performance information submitted …

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Ranching Made Easier

A rancher’s job is never done, but it can be easier with the GENEX Beef App. From the moment the sun first peeks over the horizon, until long after it has set. You are called upon to be a CEO, an accountant, a mechanic, a scientist and most important a caretaker. That is why we …

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Bull Pen Report

After getting the all-clear from GENEX headquarters to travel again, Cody Sankey, AVP Beef Programs, and Brad Johnson, Director of Beef Genetics, were elated to take their first trip to Montana and the Dakotas to see GENEX bulls and progeny. Read on to see what caught their eye. LINDSKOV-THEIL RANCH Our first stop was at …

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American Angus Association Adds New EPDs and Updates Economic Assumptions

On Friday, May 29, the American Association officially released the new PAP EPD and Combined Value Index, as well as updated the economic assumptions that drive the Association’s $Value Indexes. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure (PAP) EPD The PAP EPD has existed as a research EPD from the association for the past 16 months. PAP scores are …

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