How EPD's Can Help with Beef on Dairy Sires

Selecting the right sires for Beef on Dairy is an important choice and can be made by relying on Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) for each trait that is important for your operation's goals. EPDs are expressed as differences, in units that are industry standard for each trait. There are four primary traits that go into EPDs; pedigree information, individual performance data, progeny performance data, and genomic predictions. The differences between sires are what helps you make the correct breeding decisions.

In this presentation by Aaron Arnett, Director of Beef Genetics for STgenetics, you will learn about many factors that go into the Beef on Dairy decision with a deep dive into Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) and how to properly utilize these traits within your dairy herd.

Tune in on Monday, August 17th at 1 PM EST for the presentation!