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More accurate and profitable genetic decisions

HD 50K for Red Angus
  • Currently distributed by Zoetis, in collaboration with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA)
  • Predict the genetic merit of Red Angus, and red gene carrier Black Angus animals
  • Delivers GE-EPDs that integrate genomic predictions with pedigree and performance data from the RAAA
  • More accurate GE-EPDs and indexes, genomic percentile ranks, parentage verification, and genomic predictions for hard-to-measure traits

Bull buyers increasingly insist on tested bulls. i50K delivers the information buyers want:

  • GE-EPDs, index and accuracy values and MVP percentile ranks for the complete range of 14 traits routinely evaluated in the RAAA performance program, as well as parentage verification.
  • Genomic percentile ranks are based on reference population of about 8,500 animals.1
  • GE-EPD accuracy values associated with verified parentage and integration of MVP powered by i50K marker information, equate to an average of 19 progeny equivalents across evaluated traits.2

Reduce selection and breeding mistakes—with i50K you get to know now:

  • Heifer bulls: Differentiate genetic merit among young, unproven animals for more dependable selection, mating and marketing decisions.
  • Improve the accuracy of EPDs that would otherwise require a first calf crop with performance data in conventional genetic evaluation.
  • Get more rapid and competitive breed-wide multi-trait genetic improvements and benefits across the beef supply chain.
  • Includes genomic predictions in the form of percentile ranks for dry matter intake and tenderness2
  • For females, GE-EPDs deliver more accuracy than a typical lifetime of progeny performance information contributing to traditional genetic evaluation3

Selection and mating decisions are more profitable when you have i50K-enhanced information to:

  • i50K notably enhances the value proposition for Red Angus breeders.
  • Red Angus breeders should submit samples at least 30 days in advance of when results are needed for decision-making.
  1. Data on file, Average accuracy of GE-EPDs powered by HD50K based on verified pedigree and HD 50K information, Zoetis, Inc.
  2. Approximate progeny equivalents associated with accuracy of GE-EPDs powered by HD 50K based on verified pedigree and HD 50K information. Progeny equivalents for carcass traits are actually progeny carcass traits and are actual progeny carcass records – equates to ultrasound scans from approximately 30 progeny.
  3. Beef 2007-08, Part IV: Reference of Beef Cow-calf Management Practices in the United States, 2007-08. National Animal Health Monitoring System, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Available at: http://www.aphis.Usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/beefcowcalf/.Accessed August 6, 2013.

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