Yon Family Farms Use Genomic Test to Deliver More Predictable Seedstock
Kevin and Lydia Yon describe their motivation for using genomic-enhanced EPDs in a recent segment on The Angus Report. Listening to their comments, one gets the sense that a good reputation from a reliable product is important to their operation. To provide reliable information to their commercial bull buyers they have collected various forms of performance data, from weights to ultrasound data. They value the increase accuracy of genomic-enhanced EPDs and feel that they can be more confident in the bulls they place with customers.
The approach Yon Family Farms is just one of many applications and benefits of genomic-enhanced EPDs. Genomic-enhanced EPDs can also be used to increase rate of genetic progress, select for an optimum, decrease the generation interval, put more intensity on the selection of females, or select for difficult to measure traits.