During the past ten years, the use of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) by both seedstock producers and commercial cattlemen has increased markedly. EPDs have proven to be very valuable for discerning within breed sire differences, but are still of no value for comparing sires between breeds. Even though EPDs were never intended for across breed comparisons, many commercial cattlemen find this limitation to be very frustrating.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1991
Gibb, Jim, "The State of Interbreed EPDs" (1991). South Dakota Beef Seedstock Symposium, 1991. 10.