- Be in the top 25% for the CHB$ profit index.
- Have a minimum accuracy level of 30% for both ribeye area (REA) and marbling (MARB) expected progeny difference (EPD).
A bull receiving the CHBS status will be recognized with CHB after his name when doing an animal or EPD inquiry on Hereford.org.
In November 2010 the AHA Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.
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On April 9, 2013, the American Hereford Association (AHA) released new genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) based on new correlations updated because of the addition of more than 2,000 animals with 50K genotypes. >> Read more
Check out these DNA testing resources:
• DNA Testing Procedures Fact Sheet
• How to Collect Samples video
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