NEWS
The Attraction of Youth
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jan 26, 2015 05:57 PM CST

Everyone likes a bargain, but bulls are generally not a good place to pinch pennies. Buy young and you'll probably pay less because he's unproven. But do you really know what sort of calves that bull will produce once he's fully developed?

Genomic testing is as close as the industry has come to being able to answer that question before a bull's first calf hits the ground. It's all about progeny equivalency.

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Without genomic testing, a bull has to produce a certain number of calves before anyone can judge how close that young bull's EPDs (expected progeny difference) ...

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