Sweden and Denmark have different beef breeding programmes. 
Below is the explanation of those two programmes. 


Performance testing
175 bulls are tested annually in a station from 7,5 to 12 months. Bulls are weighed every 4 weeks.

Feed consumption is measured
At the age of 10, 11 and 12 months, the area of the L.D (longest back muscle) is measured by ultrasound. The breeding index, 
S-Index, is calculated.

Daily growth, average is 100.

Muscularity, LD, average is 100.

Feed efficiency index for carcass production, average is 100.

Performance testing
180 bulls, 6 different breeds are tested annually in a test station, from 8-13 months. The best bulls are selected 
by VikingGenetics as AI-bulls.

Daily growth
Bulls are weighted every 2 weeks. Daily growth is calculated into a relative T-figure. Average is 100. Absolute weights are published as birth weight, 200 days and 365 days.

From progeny test in beef herds we get maternal index, production index and calving index and they are weighed together into a TMI.

Calvings on dairy cows
In Sweden we get information of calving ease from the milk recording system on those cows that have been inseminated to a beef bull. That’s good information for those dairy farmers who want to use beef insemination on some dairy cows.