The Beef Evaluation guide provides a comprehensive breakdown of what goes into the Terminal and Replacement €urostar Indexes.
Furthermore, this document provides explanations for some common genetics terminology. In addition it provides an insight into what traits and records are used to generate genetic indexes for animals.
The aim of the document is to better inform index users of the contributing factors, that can result in a change of index value at each evaluation. The document does this by taking each trait of the indexes and looks at how it fits into the model for index calculation. Moreover, what restrictions are put on contemporary groups and the quality controls on recorded data.