New live export bull selection tool
Beef producers targeting the Live Export market now have another tool at their disposal to assist them in selecting bulls for their production system. The new Live Export Index is available on the Australian Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) website, and allows producers to rank animals according to their genetic profitability when targeting the Live Export trade. This allows producers to combine both a physical appraisal of a bull with his genetic potential before selecting them for use in their breeding enterprise.
The following sources will provide a wealth of information on EBVs and Selection Indexes and also the ability to look at bulls and their values:
BREEDPLAN – http://breedplan.une.edu.au
BreedObject – http://breedobject.com
ABBA – http://brahman.com.au
TBTS – 07 4927 6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Pastoral Production office – 08 8973 9739.