Performance recording options for breeders of composite and crossbred bulls

NSW DPI - Brian Sundstrom

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Farm Table says:

Easy to interpret article on performance recording options for breeders of composite and crossbred bulls. Interesting to note the differences in recording options through BREEDPLAN or direct through a breed society.

This article provides information on performance recording options for breeders of composite and crossbred bulls through BREEDPLAN or direct through the specific breed society. Producers should carefully consider their breeding objective and how they wish t o have that information recorded.

Items covered in this article were:

• BREEDPLAN

• Breed society

Key points were as follows:

• BREEDPLAN evaluates cattle based on genetics, it is an online program and any producer can submit data into the National Beef Recording Scheme (NBRS) BREEDPLAN.

This is the best recording option if:

1) Your composite herd is final

2) Historical pedigree is not an important factor

3) You want to record it for free

4) You want set EBVs against your new herd

• Breed societies, some societies are available through GROUP BREEDPLAN and can provide EBVs however not all are and you may need to submit data direct to the breed society.

This is the best recording option if:

1) Your happy to pay a fee

2) Pedigree is an important factor in your breeding

3) Breed or genetic links can provide marketing benefit

4) You want to become a member of that breed society and take advantage of associated benefits that come with being a member

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