Twin Valley Precision E161, one of the most heavily used
in the entire breed. Owned by Wilson Cattle Company and their
partners. Bill Wilson bred the dam as well as the preceding
5 generations of cows in the maternal line.
Wilson Cattle Company
Principal Contact: Bill Wilson
Farm Location: Cloverdale, Indiana
Registered Calves Annually: 250 Approx.
Participation in PMB Program: Since 1983
Bulls Sent to PMB Annually: 80 to 100
Female Sales: @ Annual WCC Production Sale
Utilizes Artificial Insemination: Yes, Heavily
Utilizes Embryo Transplant: Yes, Heavily
Other Related Activities:
Cattle Showing - Major Accomplishments:
The WCC breeding program continues to benefit from the vast and varying experiences Bill Wilson has had in the cattle business.
WCC is A STRONG BELIEVER IN THE USE OF EPD's to breed better cattle. The widespread use of EPD's by registered breeders has resulted in the fact that today, most Angus cattle have acceptable EPD's. Many of the most popular and heavily used bulls through A.I. have both SIMILIAR EPD's AND SIMILIAR PEDIGREES.
Bill Wilson believes the use of EPD's AND PEDIGREE alone for selection HAS LIMITATIONS. As an example, they DO NOT DESCRIBE conformation, frame size, muscling or soundness. Neither do they entirely describe performance and productivity, particularly for non-progeny cattle whose records had not been processed through the system at the time the EPD's were published.
In his view, ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA are needed to differentiate between cattle with similiar EPD's and similiar Pedigrees.
The SHOW RING is an excellent place to EVALUATE cattle for those TRAITS which CANNOT BE MEASURED BY EPD's alone. This is one reason that WCC shows cattle.
Bill Wilson has long recognized the contribution performance testing makes to the selection process. At PMB, the COMPETITION BETWEEN BULLS, BETWEEN SIRES and BETWEEN BREEDERS, as well as his ability to MONITOR the ACCEPTANCE level of WCC bulls by the COMMERCIAL CATTLEMAN, continues to exert a major influence on WCC breeding decisions.
WCC uses EVERY AVAILABLE comparative TOOL when making breeding decisions. This includes EPD's, the SHOW RING and PERFORMANCE TESTING.
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