Accurate. Affordable. Dependable.
- HD 50K™ is the enduring gold standard for genomic prediction
- Greatly increases accuracy and scope of predictions for young bulls and females with limited or no progeny
- One sample for GE-EPD, parentage, initial progeny proof and sire assignment
- GE-EPDs empower more informed breeding and marketing decisions throughout the beef supply chain
- Enables sire assignment and efficiently provides dependable genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs)
- Three options for sample collection: FTA blood cards, hair cards (from the roots of the tail switch), and the preferred method, Allflex® tissue collectors
- Order sample collectors electronically from Zoetis
Young, non-parent Brangus animals, GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K have higher accuracy and less potential error.
- Higher accuracy is roughly equal to 10-20 progeny equivalents, with performance data contributing to conventional EPDs.
- The end result is fewer breeding mistakes and faster, more dramatic genetic advancements in productivity.
Commercial users of Brangus genetics can more dependably buy bulls for prescribed purposes if based on GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K or i50K.
Brangus bulls for low birth weight and ease of calving when bred to replacement heifers can be purchased with more confidence and fewer surprises in the form of assisted births.
Brangus bulls can also be identified for the purposes of siring productive replacement heifers (Milk, Calving Ease Maternal-CEM and Scrotal Circumfrence-SC) and/or for producing steers with higher gains (Yearling Weight-YW) in the feedyard and more valuable carcasses (Marbling-IMF and Ribeye Area-REA).
The investment in i50K by Brangus seedstock producers thus enables commercial customers to do a better job of buying bulls that are more dependably matched to their specific needs.
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