This is an example of a SimAngus™ bull here at the ranch.
- Under the EPD, we have ACC, which stands for Accuracy (normally low on young animals without progeny).
- Finally, we have %, which is where an EPD ranks nationally (e.g 16.8 CE has a 0.20 ACC and ranks in the Top 5% nationally).
- A trait that is Top 1% to Top 20% is considered a Trait Leader (Designated in green).
- Top 50% is Average.
- Other traits that are not trait leaders, but above average (Designated in blue).
Bull C 76
CE = Calving Ease of 16.8 is Top 5%, which is outstanding
Birth = Birth Weight of -2.0 is Top 10%, which is outstanding
Wean = Weaning Weight of 69.8 is Top 20%, which is outstanding
Year = Yearling Weight of 121.2 is Top 10%, which is outstanding and so on
ADG = Average Daily Gain
MCE = Maternal Calving Ease
Milk = Maternal Milk — we want an average MM, so this is optimal
MWW = Maternal Weaning Weight
Stay = Stayability or Longevity ( Not listed in Simangus)
Doc = Docility (this number isn’t assigned until the animal is weaned)
CW = Carcass Weight
YG = Yield Grade
Marb = Marbling
BF = Back Fat
REA = Ribeye Area
Shr = Shear or Tenderness – N/A
API = All Purpose Index
TI = Terminal Index
Reference Table 1 (Hybrid Simmental same as SimAngus™)
You can see that C 76 is off the charts for many of his EPD’s and Indexes.