GeneticTypeSummary
Genetic Type Summary


Muscle  MU  PRG  Capacity  CA ACC
PLOWMAN +2.6  131  OPEN RANGE  +3.9   36 
MAGNITUDE  +2.4    37  ALLIANCE 187  +2.8  118
ALLIANCE 187  +2.0  118  MAGNITUDE  +2.7   37 
BANDWIDTH  +1.6    37  PLOWMAN  +2.2  131 
COMPLETE  +1.4   12  IN FOCUS  +2.2  201 
SHEAR FORCE  +1.3   42 IDEAL 7451  +1.9  101 
IN FOCUS  +1.2  201  BANDWIDTH  +1.5   37 
MODERN DESIGN  +1.1   43  IMAGE MAKER  +1.3  108 
PROTEGE  +1.1   21  EXCELLENCY  +1.2   11 
10  CONTRAST  +1.0   31  OBJECTIVE  +1.1   97 
11  MAINLINE  +0.9   41 GREAT PLAINS 9520  +1.0   33 
12 EXT 4137  +0.8   51  EXT A1747  +1.0   14 
13  LEAD ON  +0.7  192  POWER DESIGN  +0.9   56 
14  FORESIGHT  +0.7   47  FORESIGHT  +0.9  182 
15  NEW DESIGN 878       +0.7  338  SHEAR FORCE  +0.8   42 

  Udder Composite  UA  UD  TS  UC  Dtrs 
OPEN RANGE  +2.3  +1.8  +2.7  +2.3  15 
GREAT PLAINS 9520  +2.5  +2.3  +1.5  +2.1  12 
3 N BAR PRIME TIME  +1.0  +1.5  +3.0  +1.9  27 
EXTRA H6  +1.4  +1.3  +2.5  +1.7  47 
NEW DESIGN 9150  +1.6  +1.4  +1.2  +1.4  23 
ALLIANCE 187  +1.4  +0.4  +1.6  +1.1  28 
STRATEGY  +1.0  +0.8  +0.9  +0.9  10 
EXTRA K205  +0.4  +0.7  +1.0  +0.7  28 
EXT 4137  +0.8  +0.7  +1.8  +0.6  32 
10 IMAGE MAKER  +0.7  +0.1  +0.9  +0.6  32 
11 LEAD ON  +0.1  +1.1  +0.6  +0.6  40 
12 FORESIGHT  +0.7  +0.1  +1.1  +0.5  21 
13 POUNDMAKER  +0.7  +0.7  +0.2  +0.4 15 
14 IN FOCUS  +0.7  +0.2  +0.3  +0.4  18 
15 NEW DESIGN 878  +0.3  +0.4  +0.2  +0.2  104 

Using GTS in Sire Selection 

GTS allows breeders to make the most informed breeding decisions in the industry.

The ABS GTS (Genetic Type Summary) program accurately and objectively describes physical trait differences for individual sires' progeny.  By using the STAs (Standardized Transmitting Abilities) beef breeders can anticipate the type, or physical characteristics, that a bull will transmit to his offspring.  STAs for each trait are calculated using herdmate comparisons on large numbers of a sire's progeny using a linear evaluation system.


These linear proofs are computed using statistical procedures similar to those used to calculate EPDs.  STAs indicate how bulls compare for each trait included in the evaluation.


STAs also allow breeders to determine where a bull ranks within a given population for each trait.  A bull with an STA  of 0.0 is average for that trait, compared to all other bulls evaluated.  For any given trait, the majority of STAs on all bulls evaluated will be near 0.0.  In fact, approximately 68 percent of the sires' STAs should fall between -1.0 and +1.0 with over 99 percent between -3.0 and +3.0.  Keep in mind that the population dealt with in these GTS analyses is not the entire breed but a relatively select group of animals that are predominately A.I. sired.


Fall 2008 ABS GTS Sire Summary