How to assist your beef clients with bull buying decisions using herd goals and Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

  • W. Mark Hilton Elanco Animal Health, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Keywords: genetics, expected progeny differences, genomically enhanced EPDs, crossbreeding, hybrid vigor, heterosis


Beef cow-calf veterinarians are relied upon more and more to provide advice and consulting to their clients. While issues of health are the mainstay of many conversations, progressive producers are asking their herd health veterinarians about non-health subjects that have a financial impact on their herds. Providing unbiased information on improving the genetics of a herd can make a significant impact on the producer’s bottom line.

Author Biography

W. Mark Hilton, Elanco Animal Health, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Technical Consultant

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