The American Angus Association recently released Angus Optimal Milk, an online educational module designed for commercial cow-calf producers. The first of its kind, directed at the use of targeted Angus Milk expected progeny differences (EPDs), the Optimal Milk Module is simple to use and relates the impact of milk genetics to a producer's net income per cow.

The tool is designed to help producers identify the right amount of milk for their own herds. Once producers understand how much milk is optimal for their operations, they can readily select Angus bulls with the right Milk EPDs to match their needs.

The American Angus Association is arming beef producers with the tools to better define the genetics that will have a positive effect on the net return of their ranching operations. Angus Optimal Milk can be found at, and then click on the 'Data Searches and Tools' icon listing various applications for seedstock and commercial breeders with Angus interest.

Source: Association Release