ABS Global now has semen on 129MA3519 DJANGO
DOUBLE CLEAN, TRIPLE GOOD
- THF / PHAF
- 50% MAINE ANJOU
- I-80 x HEADLINER
Contact your local ABS Representative to order, or call 1-800-ABS-STUD.
The Fall 2014 Beef Focal Point is now online. Mailed copies should arrive soon, be checking your mail next week.
Highlights in this issue:
The Sept. 19 Genetic Evaluation reflected the third re-calibration of Genomic information into Angus EPDs. The number of animals used in the training population increased by 47% since the 2013 re-calibration.Heifer Pregnancy EPDs were updated, which had been static since May. In addition to Heifer Pregnancy, Carcass Weight and Mature Weight were the traits that changed the most.
The overall results were very good, we’ve put together some highlights of the re-calibration for ABS sires:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.If you are interested in participating in future ABS Global beef tours, please contact Vasco Beheregaray Neto, Global Beef Brand Manager, at email@example.com.
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.
Maternal Trait Movers
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.
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.
You can now order these exciting sires through ABS!
**UPDATE** – Wednesday, May 14, 2014: ARMADA is now available in addition to these sires