Trustee Election Ballots Have Been Mailed
Participate in the selection of members who serve on the ASA Board of Trustees by voting online or by paper ballot. If you are sending in your paper ballot, use the enclosed envelope addressed to The Chairman of the Tellers. Please do not send it to the ASA office. We cannot forward it for you.
Here are the 2020 Trustee candidates. Please take the time to get to know them.
Expected progeny differences (EPDs) provide estimates of the genetic value of an animal as a parent. Specifically, differences in EPDs between two individuals predict differences in performance, independent of heterosis, between their future offspring when each is mated to animals of the same average genetic merit.
Studies have shown that using EPDs are seven to nine times more effective than selecting based on actual phenotypes.