ABS Hosts 2014 South American Beef Tour

September 9, 2014

ABS Global hosted a group of South American beef producers touring ranches, universities and prominent beef industry professionals in the heart of U.S. beef country throughout Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.

Tour Group at JBS

Tour Group at JBS

This exclusive ABS led tour focused on exposing successful beef practices and feed efficiency data to prominent beef producers and cattle breeders in South America. The 37 participants of this year’s tour represented more than 140,000 beef cows in various regions of South America.

The group visited with and toured Sandpoint Cattle Company in Nebraska

The group visited with and toured Sandpoint Cattle Company in Nebraska

This year marked the seventh consecutive year for the tour, covering 13 tour stops at ranches, universities, and visiting with industry leaders. The participants interacted, visited with and learned from prominent US cattlemen and women.

Looking at spring pairs at Connealy Angus

Looking at spring pairs at Connealy Angus

Tour stops included visiting Connealy Angus in Whitman, Neb., Sandpoint Cattle Company in Lodgepole, Neb., JBS in Kansas, Hueftle Cattle Company in Cozad, Neb., Colorado State University and the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb. Participants also attended seminars on feed efficiency data with Powerline, and reproduction technology with Dr. Rick Funston, Beef Reproductive Physiology Specialist with the University of Nebraska.

Viewing ABS bred progeny at Hueftle Red Angus

Viewing ABS bred progeny at Hueftle Red Angus

ABS is thankful to both tour participants and tour stop hosts for helping make the 2013 South American Beef Tour a success. ABS believes interaction and exchange of cattle production methods across cultures is important for continued growth of the global beef industry. Sharing genetics and management practices can help achieve higher success for international beef demand.

Viewing and learning about Bill Rishel's Angus program

Viewing and learning about Bill Rishel’s Angus program

If you are interested in participating in future ABS Global beef tours, please contact Vasco Beheregaray Neto, Global Beef Brand Manager, at vasco.neto@genusplc.com.  

Fall 2014 Sire Alliance Data

August 11, 2014

The fall 2014 Angus Sire Alliance summary just completed. This exclusive progeny testing program evaluates ABS sires in a commercial herd setting. The ABS Global and Circle A Ranch Sire Alliance program has recorded complete birth-to-harvest data since 1996.

The Sire Alliance program adds reliable, real world data for added profits and predictability from Pasture to Plate. Over the years, the program has identified several proven and popular multi-trait performers, and this year’s summary is no exception.

DESTINATION 630 and BROKEN BOW lead this class of new graduates with both ranking in our top 5 active sires for Total Profit Index while also posting very strong initial Maternal Index numbers.


New Graduates

  • His progeny have made DESTINATION 630 a winner across the board.  Among active sires, he ranks in the top five with a +$70.32 Total Profit Index and is only behind COUNSELOR with a +$339.14 Maternal Index.  In addition, DESTINATION 630 ranks in the top 30% of the population for Feed Efficiency. Look to DESTINATION 630 for a combination of breed leading $B and excellent all-around Sire Alliance data.
  • BROKEN BOW also ranks among our top 5 active sires with a +$69.30 Total Profit Index and is in the top 15% for Maternal Index at +$292.30. Take another look at the rest of his data package, at +13 CED and knocking on the door of +$100 $B, he should also be a bull that will work for many situations.
  • Consistent with the IN FOCUS sire line, 2U66 excels from an efficiency and maternal trait standpoint ranking in the top 30% for Feed Efficiency Index along with a +$301.89 Maternal Trait Index that puts him among our top 10 active sires.
  • As expected, both HYLINE IMAGE MAKER and RITO 6EM3 represented themselves well from a maternal standpoint ranking in the top 15% and 30% respectively.


Maternal Trait Movers

  • In addition to these new graduates, several proven sires improved their maternal position with additional daughter records. IN FOCUS continues to move up the list with each new summary and now ranks in the top 5% for Maternal Index at +$307.87.
  • FINAL PRODUCT has made the biggest move over the last year, improving by 40 percentage points.  He now stands at +$272.40 which puts him in the top 25% of the population.
  • DESTINATION 928’s move into the top 35% for Maternal Index is driven in large part by the strength of his son DESTINATION 630.


All of the recent graduates are readily available and several top Sire Alliance sires are also currently featured on the 2014 Thank You Special. For more information on the Sire Alliance program or proven Pasture to Plate profitability, contact your local ABS Representative today.


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2014 Photo Contest Winners

August 4, 2014

The 2014 photo contest closed with an exceptional number of entries this year. Thank you to everyone for entering and submitting pictures for consideration, you certainly made the selection a challenge!

ABS is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s beef photo contest. Only the top placing winners of the contest are listed here, but be sure to check the 2014 ABS calendar when it arrives later this year to see if your picture(s) are featured!

Please join us in congratulating these entries!

1st Place: “Summer Roundup” by Vasco Beheregary Neto




2nd Place: “Working Cattle on a Beautiful Fall Day” by Beth Mackenzie

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3rd Place: “Feeding with the Team” by Becky Harrell

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2014 Thank You Special

August 1, 2014

Thank you for a record breaking spring season!

Due to your support of our products and services, ABS remains #1 and going strong.

ABS and our bull owner partners would again like to extend a Thank You Special offer to the customers who have contributed to this success. These Thank You Special prices are the most generous of the year and are effective from August 1st to September 15, 2014.

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UPDATE: New Club Calf Bulls Available

May 12, 2014

You can now order these exciting sires through ABS!

**UPDATE** – Wednesday, May 14, 2014: ARMADA is now available in addition to these sires

  • 138MA5381 ARMADA
  • Hottest Rookie Sires for 2014
  • 1/4 Simmental, 3/4 Maine Anjou
  • Monster bones, incredible hair and unparalleled in his structural correctness and movement
  • THF / PHAF
  • ASA #2808196 / AMAA #440007



  • The Best MAB Son Born to Date
  • Will breed more power and hair in a soft, sound package
  • THC / PHAF



  • 54MA862 SET ME FREE
  • Awesome Balance with a Huge Top
  • Extra cool through front 1/3
  • Use him to make top end show steers on TH positive females or Maintainer show heifers
  • THF / PHAF
  • 10% CHI 37.5% Maine Anjou



  • Flawless In His Structure
  • Huge boned and about as smooth as you could design one
  • He possessed more length of body and better structure than most Monopoly’s
  • Use him on THC cows to make steers or high end % Chi Show heifers
  • THF / PHAF



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First PRIME BEEF Calves Impress

April 29, 2014

The first PRIME BEEF calves are on the ground and growing well.

PRIME BEEF calf in Nebraska

PRIME BEEF heifer calf in Nebraska

While in Nebraska last month, I stopped at C Lazy B Cattle to see PRIME BEEF calves. Most of the calves were on commercial Red Angus cows and definitely the most impressive sire group I saw that day. Even more impressive was the sheer number of PRIME BEEF calves for the sire’s first natural service turnout.

PRIME BEEF heifer calf

PRIME BEEF heifer calf

Cory Banzhaf, owner at C Lazy B, was also pretty high on the calves and said they had a lot of vigor from the start. Banzhaf also really likes the calves out of this young sire and is excited for his future.

PRIME BEEF bull calf

PRIME BEEF bull calf

The calves were consistently big topped and square with a lot of width and dimension throughout. They were stout made with a lot of muscle expression, thickness, and structurely correct. I expect them to be pretty impressive at weaning and yearling if they continue on the same pattern. Overall, I’m excited about what I think PRIME BEEF can do and the impact he can have. The calves were consistently high quality and striking. He’s a young sire I think will have a lot to offer purebred and commercial breeders alike.

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Provided by: Katy Kemp


2U66 Calves and Daughters

April 21, 2014

Recently in Nebraska I looked at several 2U66 progeny. I saw young calves, yearling heifers and nursing daughters.

Lonesome River Ranch 2U66 daughter

Lonesome River Ranch 2U66 daughter

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the progeny. The cattle exhibit the deep, soft fleshiness and docility you expect from his sire IN FOCUS, but 2U66 does it with a lot more power and substance. The calves also appear to have a touch more length of spine.  The cattle were stout, big footed, and wide based.

2U66 Heifer Calf on the side of commercial Angus Cows in Nebraska

2U66 heifer calf on the side of commercial Angus Cows in Nebraska

The young calves already showed a lot of phenotype and consistency. The yearling heifers were above average on muscle, rib shape and capacity while still structurally sound.

2U66 bull calf on the side of commercial Angus cows in Nebraska

2U66 bull calf on the side of commercial Angus cows in Nebraska

The mature daughters were maternal in their type and kind, raising healthy calves. I would look to 2U66 for the IN FOCUS  expected calving ease, softness and docility with more muscle and phenotype.

Lonesome River Ranch 2U66  daughter

Lonesome River Ranch 2U66 daughter


If you think 2U66 is an option for your herd this spring, take advantage of him on the Prime Time Special while supplies last!

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Provided by: Katy Kemp