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                                    Expected P rogeny Differences(EP D’s)and T heirValue


                 AllEP D’sgiven throughout thiscatalog are the most current numbersavailable at the  me of




                                         O urcatalog being produced and forma ed.


                   L otN umber  R egistra on N umber     P rivate Herd N umber                          P olled/S curred                              Genera on

                                   88         R 10281037 S R CADEN CE02B     5thGEN
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                                                        331C7
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                                                                EPD’S   %
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                                        CADEN CEO FBI KS *( S )
                                   S I E: S VFCADEN CE392 U 540  CED  -0.3
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                                        S VFM S AL I392M 2
                     Genera onalP edigree                      BW   6.0

                                        BT M ER CEDES 196/X 2  WW   45
                                   DAM : S R VER A BT M ER CEDES 02R

                                        T FM S O 2N            YW   83                           BriefDescripi on
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                                   R EA per100 lbs.:
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                                    BW    205 Wt  365 Wt  ADG  CEM           HPreg  1.18        N ew  Fer lity  EP D’s&

                                   75(100)  743(124)  1,007(103)  1.67  SC   STAY  0.99     P ercentageofBreedR anking
                                   REA 365  IMF 365  FAT 365  SC  REA       CWGT.  1.74
           AdjustedP erformanceValues&
          ContemporaryGroupP ercentage  14.08  3.857  0.24  35.5  IMF        TERM  2.72
                                    (106)  (104)   (122)      FAT  -.039     FERT  0.06
                                                                          CurrentEP D’s& P ercentageofBreedR anking
         EP D Descrip on:



         Calving Ease Direct (CED)T he difference in percentage ofunassisted births,w ith ahighervalue indica ng greatercalving ease in first calfheifers.




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         BirthW eight(BW )EP D predictscalfbirthw eightofabullsprogenyw hencomparedtothebreedaverage,inpounds.
         W eaningW eight(W W )EP D predictsthew eaningw eightsofabullsprogenyw hencomparedtothebreedaverage,inpounds.
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         YearlingW eight(YW )EP D predictstheyearlingw eightsofabullsprogenyw hencomparedtothebreedaverage,inpounds.

         M ilk ( )EP D predictsthe maternalcontribu on to w eaning w eight ofthe calf,expressed in poundsofthe calf,a ributed to the milking ability of
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              abullsdaughters. T hisisthrough milk produc on,behavior,immunity and othermaternalenvironmentalfactors.








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         T otalM aternalEP D( M )predictsthew eaningw eightofasire’sdaughterscalves. EqualtohismilkEP D plushalfhisW W EP D.
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         S crotalCircumference ( C)EP D predictstes cularsize at puberty.



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         U ltrasoundEP D’s:
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         R ibeyeArea( EA)EP D predictstheadjustedribeyeareaofasire’sprogeny,measuredinsquareinches.
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         IntramuscularFat(I F)EP D predicts% ofintramuscularfatw hichishighlycorrelatedtomarbling.






         R ib Fat T hickness(FT )EP D predictsthe adjusted tw el h rib fat thicknessofasire’sprogeny,expressed in inches.


         R EA andFT areprimarycomponentsofU S DA YieldGrade,andmarblingistheprimarycomponentofU S DA Q uality Grade.
         N ew EP D’s:
         HeiferP regnancy (HP reg)EP D predictsthe probability that an animalsoffspring w illbreed and have acalfasatw o yearold.
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         S tayability ( tay)EP D predictsthe likelihood an animalsdaughtersw ills llbe in the herd at six yearsold versusthe average ofthe breed.




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         Cow  W eight (CW )EP D isapredic on ofhow  much an animalsdaughtersw illw eigh asafive yearold versusthe average ofthe breed.






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         T erminalIndex ( I)EP D combinesbirth w eight,w eaning w eight,milk produc on,post w ean gain, ibeye area,marbling,and back fat EP D’sinto



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              asingle num ber. T he index isexpressed asastandard devia on from the breed average,meaning that bullsw ith a+2 index are tw o standard



              Devia onsabove the average. Highernumbersare superiorto low  numbers.




         Fer lity Index (FI)EP D isan index that combinesheiferpregnancy,stayability,the age acow  w illfirst calve,mature cow  w eight,and back fat
















              EP D’sinto asingle number. T he index isexpressed asastandard devia on from the breed average,meaning that bullsw ith a+2 index are




              tw o standard devia onsabove the average. Highernumbersare superiorto low  numbers.



         P erformanceValues:
         ActualBirthW eight(BW )isreportedfrom theproducer
         W eaningW eight(W W )isadjustedto205days
         YearlingW eight(YW )isadjustedto365days
         S crotalCircumference( C)isadjustedto365days.
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         Average Daily Gain (ADG)isameasure ofgrow th rate on ahigh energy diet. It isposi vely associated w ith feed effi ciency.






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         R ibeye Areas( EA)are adjusted to 365 daysand ra oed rela ve to contemporaries.





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         IntramuscularFats(I F)are adjusted to 365 daysand ra oed rela ve to contemporaries. I F ishighly correlated to marbling.


         Fat T hickness(FT )isadjusted to 365 daysand ra oed rela ve to contemporaries.



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