Angus NZ

Breeding values: your tool for looking under the hood of your next sire

There’s no doubt that when you’re buying a bull, his physical and structural soundness must be factored in. But what you can’t see is just as important. Using breeding values allow you to see ‘under the hood’ of an animal. You can see his weak points and his strengths to decide if he’s the right fit for your herd. In this presentation, MLA’s Clara Bradford will talk through breeding values and how you can use them to accelerate the performance of your herd. Clara is joined by Queensland beef producer, Kara Knudsen, who shares how she has used them to more than double the fertility in her herd.