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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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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Spring 2014 Focal Point Online

April 14, 2014

The Spring 2014 Beef Focal Point is now available to view online. Mailed copies should arrive soon – be checking your mail.

Highlights in this Issue: 

  • NEW Spring 2014 Prime Time Special – ends May 20, 2014
  • ABS Customer Spotlight – Davidson Ranch using ABS Sexation semen to rebuild the herd
  • Exciting NEW sires added in Angus, Simmental, and Club Calf

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NEW Prime Time Special

April 2, 2014

It’s hard to believe this is already April 2. We know March seemed to move into overdrive for us at ABS. Did March seem to fly by too fast for you, or did winter’s strong hold keep you busy?

While March was an exceptional month, we know some of you may have missed our annual Spring Special. Don’t worry, here is your chance! From now through May 20, you can take advantage of extended special pricing on certain bulls. Don’t forget the annual Proven & Promising also runs through June 27, providing a great opportunity on Rock Solid Proven sires and unique up-and-coming sires with a lot of genetic promise.

If your new to AI or considering starting this year – there has never been a better time consider using AI in the beef cattle industry. AI delivers unprecedented value and return on investment due to better than ever proven genetics for performance and efficiency, combined with all-time high values for that production.  In addition, AI delivers that value at prices that are significantly less than it currently costs to buy and maintain natural service sires.

Talk to an ABS Professional today to see how our Pasture to Plate Genetics can benefit you.

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Bull Session Q & A

March 24, 2014

How’s calving season going in your area? Are you done or just getting started? ABS always enjoys calving season – seeing the year’s efforts pay off, but also knowing that breeding season soon follows! We know spring is a busy time on the ranch with lots to do.

One very important task is deciding mating decisions for next year’s calf crop. Many consider this planning the deciding factor in the next year’s profit margins – genetics are a key component. Most recently, several agricultural economists and specialists have spoken of the unique opportunity for profit in the cow-calf sector and beef cattle industry.  Are you capitalizing on the benefits profit-proven genetics can provide?

We want to make sure you have all the information needed when making breeding decisions this year. If you enjoyed our previous Q & A session over synchronization with Dr. Cliff Lamb,  we are doing it again! Only this time, we will answer your bull questions. Maybe you want to know about a new sires’ first calf crop reports, or the best pedigree match-ups on a sire, or which sires best fit your production goals – whatever your questions, we’ll do our best to answer!  Here is your chance to get the experts at ABS to answer your questions on matings and bull selection.  

Simply submit your questions to abs.beef@genusplc.com and we’ll answer them. We will reply here on the blog, grouping questions and answers over several posts. The first post will go up Wednesday, April 2nd. So get your questions ready and email them in.

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2014 NWSS Highlights from Denver

January 28, 2014

ABS Global had an exciting week at Denver seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones and evaluating good cattle. We hope you stopped by to pick up a new sire directory and visit with us about sires. If you couldn’t make it out to Denver some highlights are below.

The week started with the Red Angus Show. 29AR0250 EVOLUTION, an up-and-coming sire in the lineup, made his display debut along with some of his progeny to a well received crowd.

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29AR0250 EVOLUTION

  • C-Bar-RJ Abigrace A30, Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Female, Junior Show & Reserve Spring Heifer Calf in the Open Show, sired by EVOLUTION
  • C-Bar MS Stony A305, Champion Fall Heifer, Open Show, sired by EVOLUTION
  • C-Bar MS Stony A302, Reserve Champion Fall Heifer, Open Show, sired by EVOLUTION
  • Champion Get-of-Sire, C-Bar Ranch, EVOLUTION
  • Champion Jr. Get-of-Sire, C-Bar Ranch, EVOLUTION

The Angus events and shows featured several ABS influenced progeny. BRILLIANCE continued his reign in the show ring with winning phenotype, and has now sired either the Champion or Reserve bull at the NWSS for the last 3 years.

Grand Champion Bull, BRILLIANCE x EXG RS First RateS903 R3, DDA Dameron Northern Light

Grand Champion Bull, BRILLIANCE x EXG RS First RateS903 R3,                   DDA Dameron Northern Light

  • BCII Lucy 6213, Summer Heifer Calf Champion, Junior Show, sired by SAUGAHATCHEE
  • DAJS Trixie 708, Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion, Junior Show, sired by BRILLIANCE
  • DDA Dameron Northern Light, Grand Champion Bull, sired by BRILLIANCE
  • WCC Genuine Z103, Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion, sired by FINAL PRODUCT
  • PVF Missie 2018, Reserve Grand Champion Female, sired by BRILLIANCE
  • In the Angus Night on the Mountain Sale, Spruce Mtn Rita 308, sired by 9Q13, was the top selling heifer.
  • The Angus Foundation Heifer package, featuring EXAR Royal Lass 2068, daughter of UPSHOT, sold for $120,000

In the yards Express Ranches took Champion Carload honors with all but one bull in the carload having ABS influence. The leadoff and anchors of the Champion Carload, STETSON & RESISTOL, are new to the ABS lineup and generated a lot of interest from breeders. Look to these Ten X flush brothers this spring for calving ease and performance with exceptional phenotype.

The Riley Bros Farms gained a lot of attention with TOUR OF DUTY on display and set a record in the Foundation Female Sale with RB Lady Standard 305-890 selling for $175,000 to Herbster Angus. This leading female is a daughter of NEW STANDARD and the dam of AMERICAN MADE.

Congratulations to C K Ranch and Jensen Bros. in the Hereford Show on their Champion Yearling Pen of bulls with DOMINO 3027 and THOR pedigrees.

Champion Percentage Pen of 3 in the Simmental Show –  honors went to Benes Cattle with BRILLIANCE x DREAM ON pedigrees.

We hope you had a good week and safe travels home. Thanks to everyone who came out and visited with us, we are looking forward to an exciting spring calving and breeding season.

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2014 Beef Directory is Online

January 6, 2014

The Spring 2014 Beef Sire Directory is printing and should arrive to your mailbox within a week or two, but you can view the online version today!

Look for more posts this week to discuss highlights including new sires and new exclusive Angus Sire Alliance data. If you’re headed to Denver for the NWSS, be sure to stop in, pick up a copy, and discuss the lineup with us.

Talk to your ABS Representative about the Early Spring Specials, found on the inside back cover.  Order early and mix and match any bull listed for volume prices.

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