Just how much performance data is collected for Australian Herefords each year? Are certain traits better recorded than others? Given that this performance data is used to calculate BREEDPLAN EBVs, it is useful to review just how much data is collected for each trait, across the calving drops.
To do this, the ‘Completeness of Performance’ of report is examined. The ‘Completeness of Performance’ report should be familiar to Hereford BREEDPLAN members, as these are produced annually (as a minimum) for each BREEDPLAN herd. Just as the ‘Completeness of Performance’ report for an individual herd summarises the quantity of performance data that has been recorded in that herd for each calving year for a range of traits, the ‘Completeness of Performance’ report for the entire breed summarises how much data has been recorded in the entire breed.
This report will examine the amount of performance data that is collected for the entire Australian Hereford breed. The 2014 calving drop will be used as an example cohort, as, in the first half of 2017, these animals are now old enough to have had performance data collected for most of the BREEDPLAN traits. In contrast, the youngest of the 2015 drop, born in December 2015, may not yet have had ultrasound scanning data and/or 600 Day Weights collected.
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For more information, please contact:
Southern Beef Technology Services
ABRI, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351
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