Breeding+ factsheet 6 - beef sire selection

Published 23 December 13

Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are the best available measure of beef bull genetic merit..

They are calculated from the individual performance data of recorded animals and data from all known relatives using the same statistical technique as dairy sire evaluations.

This factsheet gives a break down of the information used within a EBV.

More information on beef from the dairy herd can be accessed on the Eblex website.