$mart Select Service provides:
Herd Reports– $mart Select Service creates herd reports for commercial cattlemen to compare and rank their individual animals based on performance to improve the average productivity of the herd.
Progeny Report – calf performance averages, possible sire and dam
Herd Sires Report – bull battery information, number of progeny, exposure data
Dam Production Report – calf information, exposure data, disposal codes
Herd Summary Report – summarizes overview of herd’s performance and management (i.e. vaccination records, pasture groups, management codes, etc.)
Genetic Tools– $mart Select Service allows animals enrolled in the program to be a part of a genetic evaluation which consists of more than 340,000 and provides ranchers with accurate tools to better select superior cattle within the herd.
Genetic Tools provided:
Feeder Profit Index (FPI) – Index for selecting progeny that will perform in the feedyard and on the rail. FPI requires a calving ease score and weaning weight to be recorded.
Stayability (ST score) – Gauges the reproductive longevity of the herd. ST score requires record of heifer’s first calf, a calf recorded every other year, and date exposed.
Access to knowledgeable staff– $mart Select Service members gain free access to professional and knowledgeable American Gelbvieh Association staff to aid in development of a management plan best serving the interest of each individual ranch.