2010-09-23 / Local & State

Local Angus Breeders Recognized In Fall Sire Report

Clark Farms, Hustontown, owns one bull listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association ® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,871 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com.

Also, Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, owns 40 bulls listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association ® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

“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 nearly 9,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association’s Beef Improvement Records (BIR) program.

The Fall 2010 evaluation includes updated research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility. EPDs are listed for growth and maternal traits, as well as carcass traits that integrate performance records from the carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases. The semiannual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes over 19 million measures used to generate over 55 million EPDs for the Angus breed.

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