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BUILD A LEGACY with Rissington bulls and Inherit Select™

Generations of breeding decisions have laid the foundation for your beef cow herd. Now you can continue and improve

that legacy with INHERIT Select,™ a genomic tool to help cow-calf producers with crossbred and purebred

cattle make more informed selection and breeding decisions. INHERIT Select provides the industry with Genomic Estimated Breeding Values (GEBVs) for more than 20 traits that

inform economic indexes which simplify complex information to make better management decisions easier.

THE VALUE OF MORE INFORMED DECISIONS

A replacement can take about 4 years to break even.

Identifying females that produce more valuable calves

can add value long term.

With GEBVs and indexes provided by INHERIT Select,

you can make earlier and better selection decisions

to identify future replacements. Selecting the right

replacements is critical to the future of your herd, and

has a direct impact on short-term profitability.

  • Earlier marketing decisions can help reduce heifer-raising costs and generate revenue.

  • Future herd productivity is accelerated by selecting females with more favourable predictions.

HARNESS HYBRID VIGOUR AND SIRE PARENTAGE

INHERIT Select identifies genomic approximations of

breed composition to help harness hybrid vigour and

optimize production efficiency by:

  • Determining emphasis by breed contributing to crossbred and purebred GEPDs

  • Incorporating parent information for improved accuracy

  • Indicating potential maternal hybrid vigour that favourably impacts reproduction, fitness and survival traits

  • Helping to inform breeding decisions in the future calf crops

SIMPLIFY MULTI-TRAIT SELECTION

The Zoetis Total Return (ZTR) index and Leachman $Profit Index simplify multiple trait selection to yield

greater returns. This is achieved by incorporating the full range of GEBVs and economic and

production assumptions into one easy-to-use number.

The Zoetis Cow|Calf (ZCC) index and Zoetis Growth|Carcass (ZGC) index further inform decisions for these

production segments. Dollar Ranch ($Ranch) and Dollar Profit ($Profit) Indexes, from our evaluation, we run with Leachman Cattle and allow for direct comparison with the bulls purchased from us.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HERDS USING INHERIT SELECT IN COMBINATION WITH THEIR BULL SELECTION?

Our Farmer Partners using this technology over time are generating herds that will objectively perform better than most stud (seedstock) herds. It makes sense with more genotyping and often artificial insemination (AI). These herds are now tending to select more replacements from their younger 2 and 3 year old heifers,  which traditionally were discarded purely because they were a little lighter just because their mothers were younger. Building pedigrees, number of calves per sire and breed composition related to retained hybrid vigour are all aspects that enhance profitability and build value.   

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