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Poll: Carcass weight is the most overrated genetic trait

Published on 16 January 2019

Most Progressive Cattleman readers think that carcass weight is the most overrated genetic trait.

In a recent online poll, Progressive Cattleman asked, “What is the most overrated genetic trait?”

Only 14.8 percent said maternity is overrated, and another 22.2 percent said marbling is overrated. Ribeye almost won the majority, but was short by 2 percent – 30.5 percent of readers think the ribeye trait is pretty overrated.

The majority (32.5 percent), however, thinks carcass weight is the most overrated genetic trait.  end mark

What is the most overrated genetic trait?

  • Maternity: 14.8%

  • Marbling: 22.2%

  • Carcass weight: 32.5%

  • Ribeye: 30.5%

 

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