Genetics

What are the most widely-used Angus AI sires?

Beef Central, April 24, 2018

 

RANKED below are the most widely used Angus AI/ET sires in Australia over the past two years.

EF Complement 8088 (US) pictured above, has the most progeny born in Australia in the last two years, totalling 2073 registered calves.

He is followed by Te Mania Emperor E343 (Aus) (1993 registrations) and Matauri Reality 839 (NZ) (1672). These three bulls have a combined total of 5738 progeny born during this two-year period.

They are followed, in order, by:

  • GAR Prophet (US) – 1448 progeny
  • Ayrvale Bartel E7 (Aus) – 1327 progeny
  • Sydgen Black Pearl 2006 (US) – 1189 progeny
  • Millah Murrah Kingdom K35 (Aus) – 1132 progeny
  • VAR Generation 2100 (US) – 973 progeny
  • Pathfinder Genesis G357 (Aus) – 953 progeny
  • Paringa Judd J5 (Aus) – 879 progeny.

Of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years (access full list below), nine are imported sires, with eight from the United States and one from New Zealand.

The average Angus Breeding Index of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is +135, which is placed in the highest 10pc percentile band (when compared to 2016 drop calves). Only two bulls have an Angus Breeding Index that is below breed average.

Across individual traits, the average EBVs of the 20 bulls with the most progeny in the last two years is as follows:

Click this link to access Breedplan EBVs and accuracies for the 20 most widely used sires.

 

 

 

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  1. Oliver Cay, April 24, 2018

    Great article to show the direction of the Angus breed. Can we get a similar analysis done on the most influential sheep breeds?

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