2011-02-17 / Sports

Angus Breeder Recognized

Clark Farms, Hustontown, owns one bull listed in the Spring 2011 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association ® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis; however, a biannual report is still printed. Issued in both the spring and fall, the Sire Evaluation Report features the latest performance information available on 4,765 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.

“ 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. EPDs are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 8,300 Angus breeders this past year through the association’s Beef Improvement Records (BIR) program.

The semiannual Sire Evaluation Report utilizes more than 19 million measures to generate more than 55 million EPDs for the Angus breed.

The American Angus Assoc. provides programs and services for nearly 30,000 members nationwide and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics.

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