Brahman Influence Index (BII), is a maternally-focused index based on using Hereford bulls on Brahman x Hereford cows. Emphasizes fertility, REA and IMF, with progeny harvested through a commodity market.
Baldy Maternal Index (BMI), is a maternally-focused index based on using Hereford bulls on Hereford x Angus cows with a progeny endpoint directed towards Certified Hereford Beef (CHB). Emphasizes fertility, CE, WW, IMF and REA with slight negative pressure on yearling weight to keep the mature size of cattle manageable.
Certified Hereford Beef (CHB), is a terminal sire index based on using Hereford bulls to sire calves for the CHB market. Some emphasis is applied to CE with positive pressure applied to WW and YW, IMF and REA. No emphasis is placed on fertility as all calves are harvested.
Calving EZ (CEZ), is a general purpose index that focuses on bulls that can be bred to heifers with resulting calves marketed through CHB. CE and MCE carry significant weight along with fertility. Little emphasis is placed on growth with less on carcass. This index is specifically designed to be used in a heifer program.