Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation

Being a founding member of International Genetic Solutions (IGS) the American Simmental Association is proud to be a part of an unprecedented collaboration between progressive breed associations fervently committed to enhancing commercial profitability. The collaboration has yielded the world’s largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle with over 17 million animals and 120,000+ genotypes.  In keeping with our commitment to the cattle industry, IGS is pleased to announce the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, released in May of 2018. The new genetic evaluation provides more predictive EPD, better use of genomics, and more accurate accuracy reported with EPD, all with weekly evaluations. This has ushered in a new era in genetic evaluation — an era made possible by a genetic evaluation system dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools, owned by Theta Solutions, LLC).

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