ASA now offers genetic evaluation for commercial cattle called the Commercial Option in Total Herd Enrollment program. However, the Commercial Option is not a fit for every commercial operation. At a minimum, a high proportion of the calf crop should be sire identified. Producers need to submit a reproductive record on every breeding female in the herd. To get the most out of the genetic evaluation, data collection and submission is key (e.g., calving ease scores, weights, carcass records).
If you are interested in enrolling, contact the ASA today at 406-579-8817.