Angus National Cattle Evaluation Fall 2014

Angus Trait Heritabilities and Genetic Correlations
Trait CED BW WW PG RADG YH SC Doc HP CEM Milk MW MH
Calving ease direct (CED) .201 -.69










Birth wt direct(BW)
.42










Weaning direct (WW)

.20 .152








Postweaning gain (PG)


.20
.483 .283





Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG)



.314







Yearling ht (YH)




.50






Scrotal circumference (SC)





.47





Docility (Doc)






.37




Heifer Pregnancy (HP)







.13



Calving ease maternal (CEM)








.125


Maternal milk









.14

Mature wt (MW)










.37 .75
Mature ht (MH)











.64
1Heritability estimates are on the diagonal.
2Upper off-diagonals are genetic correlations.
3Genetic correlation between 365-d yearling weight and SC or YH.
4Feed intake heritability.
5Maternal component only.

Genetic parameters for carcass traits are published at Journal of Animal Science 2008, 86:2518-2524.
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