As the Wagyu breed continues to grow across the U.S., many breeders have advocated for the advancement and collection of EPD data. With minimal research, one can easily see the advantages of implementing such a program through breed advancements seen by numerous cattle breeds in the U.S.
The time is now to take the initiative in data collection from the small breeder to commercial cattlemen.
The Australian Wagyu Association has made great advancements over the years in data collection and below is a PDF from their association which highlights the importance of EPD / EBV data collection. Just image if U.S. Wagyu breeders had these tools at their disposal. I believe it is the only way to advance the breed in a scientific manner.