RADG: Residual Average Daily Gain – The adjusted amount of post weaning gain in future progeny, in pounds, given a constant amount of feed consumed.
MW: Mature Weight – A predictor of the difference in mature weight of a sire’s daughters compared to the daughters of other sires, expressed in pounds.
MH: Mature Height – A predictor of the difference in mature height of a sire’s daughters compared to daughters of other sires, expressed in inches.
$EN: Cow Energy Value – Assesses differences in cow energy requirements as an expected dollar savings difference in daughters of sires, expressed in dollar savings/cow/year. A larger value is more favorable when comparing two animals. $EN savings include lactation energy requirements and energy costs associated with differences in mature cow size.
Carc H/P: Group/Progeny--Reflects the number of contemporary groups and the number of carcass progeny included in the analysis.
Ult H/P: Group/Progeny--Reflects thenumber of contemporary groups and the number of ultrasound progeny included in the analysis.
SCR: Scrotal Circumference –The adjusted yearling scrotal circumferences of a bull’s progenywhen compared to breed average, in centimeters.
$W: Weaned Calf Value – The expected average difference in future progeny performance for pre-weaning merit, expressed in $/head. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth, maternal milk and mature cow size.
$F: Feedlot Value – Calculates a $/head difference in expected progeny performance for post weaning merit. $F uses WW and YW EPDs along with trait inter-relationships. Typical feedlot gain value, feed consumption and cost differences are accounted for in the final calculations.
$G: Grid Value – Combines quality grade and yield grade attributes, and is calculated for animals with carcass EPDs, ultrasound EPDs or both types of EPDs. A three-year rolling average is used to establish typical industry economic values for quality grade and yield grade schedules.
$B: Beef Value – The expected average dollar per head difference in the progeny post weaning performance and carcass value. The $B value is comprised of two pieces: $F and $G.
DOC: Docility – The difference in yearling cattle temperament, witha higher value indicating more favorable docility.
HPG or HP: HPG, HP: Heifer Pregnancy– Differencesin percent probability of female progeny conceiving to calve as 2-year-olds; a more accurate measurement than her sire’s or paternal brothers’ scrotal circumference.