The Canadian Limousin Association is proud to be one of numerous Canadian and USA beef breed associations that have partnered in a multi-breed genetic evaluation under International Genetic Solutions (IGS). While this does not mean that the EPDs from one breed are directly comparable to another, it does make for a much more robust genetic evaluation with such a great deal of data being contributed from so many partners. In August 2018, the Canadian Limousin Association and our American counterparts at the North American Limousin Foundation, released the BOLT single-step genetic evaluation. This 'single-step' evaluation includes genomic information in the evaluation, making for an overall more accurate genetic evaluation. The genetic evaluation updates on a weekly basis. Therefore, individual animal's EPDs, breed average EPDs, genetic trends, percentile rank and trait leader lists also update on a weekly basis. While the changes from week to week are typically small, we encourage you to please visit cla.digitalbeef.com for the most up to date information. Both non-members and members alike can search individual animal's to view their EPDs as well as accessing the Genetic Trends, Percentile Ranks, and Trait Leaders lists. These lists can be found in the grey left hand menu under 'For Your Information'. Breed average EPDs for active sires, active dams and non-parents can be found within the Percentile Ranks document.
Should you have any questions pertaining to the Canadian Limousin Association genetic evaluation please reach out to CLA General Manager Tessa Verbeek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-636-1066.
The Trait Leaders lists are excellent educational and management resources for your business, as well, they are a powerful marketing tool in the promotion of Limousin genetics to potential customers! Updated weekly - links on cla.digitalbeef.com
Criteria to Make the List:
The Proven Sire list requires the sire has sired a calf in the past 3 year as well as be in the top 25% for the trait (top 20% for Stayability).
The Proven Dam list requires the dam have had a calf in the past 3 years, as well as be in the top 1% for the trait.
The Young Sire list has the following criteria:
EPD trait in the top 1%
for AI/NS calf, born in the past 3 years and a non-pedigree EPD.
for ET calf born in the past 2 years, a weaning weight and a yearling weight
for ET calf born 3 years ago, a birth, weaning and yearling weight
Additionally, the animals need to be owned by a current member.