The American Simmental Association (ASA) has added dollar indices to its
Spring 2005 Sire Summary. Working with USDA geneticist, Dr. Mike MacNeil,
ASA blended EPDs with five years of economic data on prices and costs to
predict the dollar differences between sires when used in a commercial
Terminal Index (TI) is designed for evaluating sires’’ economic merit in
situations where they are bred to mature Angus cows and all offspring
are placed in ...
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