Genetic Evaluation Upgraded July 7th – The American Angus Association EPDs and $Values released in the National Cattle Evaluation Friday, July 7, 2017, include updated percentile tables, breed averages and revised Main and Supplemental sire listings. Several other updates have been made to the weekly genetic evaluation including the move to single step methodology, incorporation of more robust growth and carcass models, addition of more than 200,000 genotypes to the database and annual updates to economic assumptions to predict $Values.