Genetic evaluations in beef cattle

The page shows the genetic evaluations in beef cattle (such as Charolais, Limousin, et. al.)  and the National Genetic Evaluation Systems for beef cattle as applied in different ICAR member countries.

Description of National Genetic Evaluation Systems for beef cattle as applied in different ICAR member countries

While we do our best to have this information as complete and updated as possible we cannot guarantee that this is always the case as we rely on national genetic evaluation units to provide this information.

Weaning weight Birth weight Carcass conformation Carcass fat Carcass weight Calving ease Publication policy
Australia Charolais, Limousin
DFS (Denmark, Finland, Sweden)

Charolais, Limousin and Simmental

Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford

 Charolais, Limousin, Simmental Charolais, Limousin, Simmental
Czech Republic Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Pub
France Charolais, Limousin  Charolais, Limousin Charolais, Limousin
Germany Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford
Ireland Charolais, Limousine, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousine, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousine, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Charolais, Limousine, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus and Hereford Pub
South Africa Charolais Charolais
Spain Limousine Pub
Switzerland  Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Aberdeen-Angus
United Kingdom Limousine Limousine, Simmental, Charolais

Simmental, Charolais

Limousin

Limousine, Simmental, Charolais Limousine Pub

The available files provide information on “Data collection” such as:

  • Trait definition
  • Method and frequency of measurement
  • Who does the performance recording?
  • Method of collecting data
  • Which animals get recorded?
  • Is birthday recorded?
  • Is day of recording available?
  • Are the data adjusted and/or selected? If yes please describe the methodology applied
  • Time period for inclusion of records
  • Criteria (data edits) for inclusion of records
  • Is embryo transfer applied? How are ET animals been identified?
  • Is recipient mother ID recorded?

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