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Estimated Breeding Values from Eaglehawk Angus

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Eaglehawk Angus  use embryo transfer in order to maximise their elite genetics. The embryo transfer program undertaken by Eaglehawk Angus has allowed them to choose quality cows and fast track their offspring. Over the past seven years, Eaglehawk Angus has retained most of its embryos in order to build their numbers. Eaglehawk Angus occasionally undertakes selling of embryos to private treaty. Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) is the only tool which is available to manipulate the improvement of herd in areas where they are lacking. For instance, if the milking capacity of the herd is low then the Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) helps to improve this trait. Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) can also be used in order to get information relating to marbling, birth weight and eye muscle area and so on.

Eaglehawk Angus advices genitalia examination and semen testing on all clients bulls once a year in order to safe guard against failure. Eaglehawk Angus strive in such a way to match bulls as per the requirements of its customers and in turn make these bulls available at a price that is based on their real genetic value in a breeding program.

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