SBTS TechTalk – The Importance of Performance Recording your cattle

July 7, 2017

The saying “You only get out of something what you put into it” is particularly true of performance recording for genetic evaluation purposes. While it is possible for animals which have little or no performance data recorded to have EBVs, this TechTalk explains the benefits of recording as much trait information on your animals as practical.

Specifically, this article will discuss how we use recording to identify genetic merit, how recording more information can increase EBV accuracy, how identifying curve benders is impossible without recording, why recording is still important with genomics and how trait records can be used for non-genetic purposes. In addition, this article will discuss how to find out what traits have been recorded for each animal on the BREEDPLAN database and the value of recording traits for which BREEDPLAN does not currently calculate EBVs.

Please click to download – June 17 – The Importance of Recording the Performance of your cattle