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VG85
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Too Test Or Not Too Test?


Just had a heifer calf born. She is a Hahncrest Appl Jax-P-Red x Double-D Destry Jessibel-ET (13th Generation VG/EX from Ja-Bob Mark Heavenly Joy family) She is Polled and Red! Her parent average for TPI is 1968. The last listing of top 20 Polled/Red Holsteins I could find (April '15) had #20 at 2115GTPI. The mother of the calf was tested at 111 above her official PA/PTA. Going 111 points above parent average would put this heifer a 2079GTPI. My question is does it pay to genomic test the calf if she may not make it up to the top 20? What rank would give this calf added value in the breeding world?
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EX95
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Re: Too Test Or Not Too Test?


if you believe in genomic testing, even if she does not rank really high, you will still have more insight into her strengths and weaknesses. Use it when mating her down the road if nothing else, IMO. You are excited about the calf, you may as well know more about her, spend the $45.

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