2009-07-23 / Local & State

Local Angus Breeders Recognized

Clark Farms, Hustontown, and Sinclair Cattle Co., Warfordsburg, both have been recognized in the American Angus Association.

Clark Farms owns one bull listed in the 2009 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. and Sinclair Cattle Co., owns 43 bulls listed. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 6,305 sires, and is at www.angussiresearch.com.

"This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd," says Bill Bowman, American Angus Association chief operating officer (COO) and director of performance programs. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by over 9,400 Angus breeders this past year through the Association's Beef Improvement Records (BIR) program.

The Fall 2009 evaluation includes updated research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility. Decision-making tools also include $Values, the suite of bioeconomic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process.

The semiannual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report contains more than 17 million measures used to generate over 51 million EPDs for the Angus breed.

The American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services for nearly 33,000 members nationwide and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics. Go to www.angus.org for more information.

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