ABS Global Celebrates 70 Year Anniversary!

2011 marks the 70 years of business for ABS Global!   Throughout the years, ABS has shared a strong legacy within the dairy and beef industries.

To help celebrate we would like to honor the great Beef Sires past and present that have left their mark not only at ABS but on the industry too.

Through our Facebook page, (Click Here to view page) ABS will list facts on these sires and we would like you to partake in guessing the sire! This is just a fun way to help commemorate the bulls, bull owners, customers who used their genetics and to ABS Global’s commitment to high quality genetics! The following day after a “Name that Bull Question” is posted, we will have the answer featuring the correct sire posted to this page and Facebook.

So take a guess and have fun seeing if you can name and remember some of these bulls!  If you don’t have an active Facebook account, feel free to check out this page for fun in reminiscing as well.

We began yesterday, July 13, 2011 by listing: This Angus sire was a breed leader in registrations for the years 2001 & 2002, and a stalwart in the Angus breed for calving ease and carcass genetics. Can you guess the name of this bull?      — 29AN1472 B/R NEW DESIGN 036

  • Known as the Ultimate in Calving Ease & Carcass Genetics during his tenure; B/R NEW DESIGN 036 was possibly the most complete calving ease, carcass trait sire in the Angus breed.  NEW DESIGN 036 emerged as a curve bender and quickly established his low birth weight track record along with excellent MARB and REA EPD’s.  In the years leading up to his status as the breed leader in registrations, his progeny boasted and 80% acceptance rate in qualifying for CAB in feedyards.   Not only did NEW DESIGN 036 add muscle and carcass quality to his progeny, but he was also known for improving scrotal circumference.  Perhaps most noting is the presence of this Sire’s established genetics still in countless herds and breeding programs today.  Several sons entered studs and continue to be leaders themselves carrying on his legacy.  His son, NEW DESIGN 878 is still in stud and producing today, sharing in the heritage of leading the breed in registrations.
29AN1472 B/R NEW DESIGN 036
 
Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products. Marketing in more than 80 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.

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