News from the American Angus Association

On Friday, May 31st the American Angus Association will be releasing two new foot score EPDs. The EPDs will be for Claw set (Claw) and Foot angle (Angle). Currently, breed average for both of these traits is 0.5. This means an animal with EPDs less than 0.5 can be considered as a “breed improver” for that trait. The foot scores range from 1-9 with 5 being an ideal score for both claw set and foot angle. Foot scores can be collected on animals as early as one year of age; however, producers are encouraged to continuously collect foot scores on older females. The foot scoring guide can be found at

Read more about the new EPDs here

Shared from the American Angus Association and GENEX Beef