BREEDPLAN

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The Wagyu BREEDPLAN is the principle method of recording data to analyse information on Fullblood Wagyu cattle. Typically, data collected includes

  • Maternal traits such as milking, calving ease, birth weights
  • Growth weights at 200, 400 and 600 days
  • Carcase traits such as marble score, marble fineness, ribeye area, yield

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To simplify analysis, BREEDPLAN produces Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) that indicate the strength of the animal’s genetics to gain insight into the potential of animals for different production processes. The accuracy of the EBVs is dependent on the volume of the data entered into – put simply, the more data in BREEDPLAN, the better the EBV accuracy. In addition, BreedObject $Indexes indicate which production system your animal is best suited to.

There are three BreedObject $Indexes developed specifically for Wagyu:

  1. Self-replacing Index – SRI
  2. Fullblood Terminal Index – FTI
  3. F1 Terminal Index – F1 Index

Learn more about BreedObject $Indexes

The Wagyu Breeding Guide brings together a suite of carcase EBVs to indicate the genetic merit of a wide range of Wagyu sires and dams. The EBVS will be updated on a monthly basis for member reference.

If you need to brush up on your skills or not sure about how to submit data, check out the Association’s Workshop Videos.

  • How is DNA testing undertaken
  • Completing a Cattle Registration Form
  • Performance Recording
  • Overview of production traits