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Genetic Evaluation

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Our Approach

Our genetic evaluations are at the heart of every breeding decision we make. We unashamedly continue to collect a large volume of data on our cattle for over 25 individual traits. For many decades this data got fed into the relevant breed association databases for Angus & Simmental in the early days, a multibreed for the Profit Maker. The weakness of this was that we could not compare across breeds & only within.

 

Fast forward to today. We still send our Angus, Simmental & Charolais data, including genotypes to the relevant breed associations for analysis, but more importantly, all this data, including genotypes, no matter what the breed composition of the animal, goes into the Leachman $Profit Global Multi-Breed Evaluation.

 

The Leachman $Profit analysis

  • 1.5 million beef animals with annual contributions of over 35k

  • 75,000 high density, 50k SNP profiles complement pedigree & performance data.

  • Over 40,000 animals with individual feed intake records

  • Genomic Enhanced BV’s & Indexes

 

We are very aware that more data can get overwhelming and confusing, yet what commercial farmers want to know is which bull/s will make them more money.

The $Profit Indexes Leachman runs simulate actual outcomes based on the genetic inputs that impact revenue and cost. It makes a partial budget. The outcome of $Profit analysis is it allows us to measure, rank and select our cattle for profitability. It also now allows commercial farmers to leverage this on their own cattle through Inherit Select.

$Profit Analysis

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Leachman $Profit® Global Analysis

In today's cattle business, it's easy for commercial farmers to get overwhelmed with a large volume of data.

Lee Leachman had a mission to change that....to simplify the selection process and create a set of indexes using an advanced simulated model. $Profit considers all the genetic influences on cost and or revenue that impact the farmer's bottom line.

The result is $Profit, which allows you to compare any two bulls of any breed and calculate the difference in profit that they are expected to produce in your herd.

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