This week’s featured video was published by the American Angus Association to make producers aware of upcoming changes to the $ Index values.  With so many different EPD values now available for the numerous traits measured, EPD indexes make breeding cattle selection much simpler.  These indexes, that were first created in 2004, and are going to be updated in June of 2019 to better reflect the combination of traits deemed most importance to the beef industry.  The part that may be of greatest interest to Commercial Cow-calf producers is the new Maternal Index ($M).  Watch the video to hear about what the Angus breed will be introducing in June.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

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Doug Mayo

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-News - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent.My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/