American Shorthorn Assoc. updated EPDs

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OMAHA, Neb. – The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) has released the updated EPDs for spring 2013, which includes traits for calving ease, performance and carcass. The ASA measures eleven different traits and calculates three newly released dollar values indexes. Statistical analysis was provided by Dr. R. Mark Enns and associates at the Colorado State University, Center for Genetic Evaluation of Livestock in Fort Collins, Colo. EPDs may be viewed online at http://www.shorthorn.org along with updated breed averages and percentile rankings.

The 2013 Shorthorn Sire Summary is also available to view online. The publication contains the most current and up to date information on 537 active sires and 385 young sires. A percentile breakdown chart, EPD glossary and a breakdown of contemporary groups, supplement the data. The Shorthorn homozygous polled bulls list is also featured.

Requests for a printed copy of the sire summary can be made by calling the ASA office.

For data to be included in the fall 2013 genetic evaluation, info must be submitted to the ASA by July 1, 2013.