LPI and Pro$: The Inner Workings of Canada’s Total Merit Indexes.

Canada has two main total merit indexes. The Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) has been the recognized measure of Canadian genetics for decades, while the Pro$ was added as an alternative ranking commencing in August 2015. The Pro$ is targeted to meet the needs of producers who generate essentially all their revenue from milk sales, while the LPI is more suited for those who desire to market genetics, where the conformation and appearance of the animal provide added value.

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