Convenience Traits.


SIRE SELECTION THOUGHTS

"CALVING EASE MATERNAL is an EPD trait that is often ignored.  If you're a cattle breeder saving your own replacements I encourage you to give it some thought.  It is common to select a sire for your first calf heifers with either a good CALVING EASE DIRECT or low BIRTH WT EPD and feel like we've done our job.  The sire represents half the genetics for birth wt and calf structure.   The dam also contributes half the genetics but 100% of the pelvic size and shape, 100% of the environment and 100% of the "want to" when it comes time to give birth.  Give it some thought."

"With calving season about over for most of us, it's time to reflect. We all look at the birth weights and performance when selecting herd sires. Let's not forget the convenience traits: maternal calving, ease docility, and polled vs. horned. You don't need to select for them but by avoiding those that are 'below average', you can make calving season and life a little easier. Take a look at our herd sires and see how yours compares."

Bruner Limousin Genetic Power XXXIII
March 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. cst



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