The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of June 2017 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs). In this round of genetic evaluation, over 1.4 million animals were considered. Of those, GE-EPDs were produced for approximately 11,500 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of May 2017 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs). In this round of genetic evaluation, over 1.4 million animals were considered. Of those, GE-EPDs were produced for more than 10,000 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Winter 2016 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs). In this round of genetic evaluation, over 1.4 million animals were considered. Of those, GE-EPDs were produced for approximately 8,250 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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by John Genho, Livestock Genetic Services Over the past several years, genomic tests have become more available to breeders for genetic improvement. These have come in several different forms and have been used in different ways. The following is a review of these forms and methods. Initially, our collective thought was that we could find…

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IBBA Releases Fall 2016 Genetic Evaluation: The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Fall 2016 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs) with its newest national cattle genetic evaluation. Member breeders send DNA samples to GeneSeek or Zoetis, where the DNA testing is performed. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) results are used by Livestock…

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