Angus NZ

Do EBVs work?

Trials are occasionally carried out to validate Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs), to prove that what they are predicting is actually happening on commercial farms. This involves matching the expected performance on farm (the EBV) to the actual performance for a given trait. An outcome of the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics Beef Progeny Test has been proving that various BREEDPLAN EBVs do in fact produce what they predict.