As spring approaches and the sales are starting to wrap up, it’s that time of year again to start thinking about Carcass Merit Program (CMP) placement. The ASA is looking for data-driven breeders looking to enroll bulls in the CMP young sire test. The program will sample a diverse group of young sires among commercial cow herds across the nation. The program provides valuable insight for a sire’s genetic merit but does not solely focus on the terminal portion of a calf's life cycle. Performance data from the entire calf crop is collected: birth weights, calving ease, and weaning weights are gathered on every calf born along with a low- density genomic panel for every terminal calf.
Cooperator herds start breeding in May and there is limited space available to nominate a bull so please inquire about availability and updated procedures.