What does it mean?
This page is provided to define/describe the various terms and abbreviations used throughout our catalog and web site. These are listed in the order they occur in each catalog entry.
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Lot #: Generally, at Sandmeier Charolais, you will find the first number of the lot number is the year the calf was born. If the lot number begins with a 3, it was born in 2003; if it begins with a 6, it was born in 2006; etc.
DOB: The date of birth for the calf.
EPD: Expected Progeny Differency, which is the expected difference in performance of a bull's progeny compared to the average progeny performance of all bulls evaluated within the breed.
BW: Birth Weight
BW-EPD: Birth Weight EPD.
adj WW: This is taking the weaning weight of the calf and adjusting it to a 205 day adjusted weight to allow for comparison.
WW-EPD: Weaning weight EPD.
adj YW: This adjusts the weight to a 365 day weight for comparison.
YW-EPD: Yearling weight EPD.
Milk: Milk EPD.
TM: Total Maternal EPD.
adj Rib: This is determined by ultra-sounding of the bull. It indicates the size of the rib muscle.
IM: Determined by ultra-sound, Intramuscular fat. The quality grade is based upon the
percent of intramuscular fat. These numbers convert to the USDA grading as
Gain: Rate of Gain, the pounds gained per day from weaning.