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.
- 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.
- 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.