beef cattle, commercial, expected progeny difference, maternal
Maternal performance for first calf production was evaluated in retrospect for daughters whose sires had expected progeny differences (EPDs) available from 1988 beef breed association national genetic evaluation summaries. When grouped into high EPD and low EPD groups, sire EPD group averages for actual daughter milk production and weaning weights of daughters' off spring consistently ranked the same as sire group average EPDs for milk and maternal weaning weight, although differences between groups were not statistically significant.
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Marshall, D.M. and Freking, B.A., "Relationship of Sire Expected Progeny Differences to Maternal Performance of First-Calf Daughters in a Commercial Herd" (1988). South Dakota Beef Report, 1988. 20.