2017 Spring Genetic Evaluation

2017 birth weights have been recorded . A within-herd, spring genetic evaluation has recently been performed to compute updated EPDs for 709 animals in the Star cattle population database. In the table the birth weight epds are highlighted. BW-D and BW-M stand for birth weight direct and maternal. For the past two years, the average birth weight has been 69 pounds. In 2017, the average birth weight of calves born to 24 month-old heifers was 61.5 pounds.