Spring 2015 Beef Sire Directory

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 is looking like a new era of opportunity for the beef industry.

With strong consumer demand, tight supplies and record prices, the beef industry is entering a new era of growth and unprecedented opportunity. Position your herd to make the most of these exciting times with AI and ABS genetics.

Our Spring 2015 Beef Sire Directory is at the printer, but you can get a first look online here.



Highlights of this issue:

  • New spring EPDs
  • Spring 2015 ABS and Circle A Sire Alliance data and progeny measurements
  • Profit-driven genetics with proven, real-world results
  • Spring 2015 Specials – with increased demand this spring take advantage of these industry-leading specials before supplies run out

Stop by and visit us if you will be in Denver for the NWSS. This year ABS will have our usual booth on the hill located under the arena stands, and a booth in the yards! Come by and see us at both locations for a hot cup of coffee and learn more about the 6 ways ABS and AI can help improve efficiency and profit in 2015. While you’re there take spin on the ABS prize wheel for some exciting prizes.

Complete Sire Listing

ABS Sired Progeny Take Home Honors at 2013 NAILE

November 19, 2013

This week is the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Below are winners with progeny sired by ABS bulls. The ABS headline for calving ease and phenotype, BRILLIANCE, took top honors in each show!

Congratulations to everyone involved at the NAILE show, we know the hard work and dedication that goes into having your animals ready for such a big show! Safe travels to everyone on their way home and don’t forget to stop by the ABS booth and visit with us before leaving.

  • Grand Champion Owned Female, Junior Show, PVF Missie 2018 – sired by BRILLIANCE, shown by Carter Ward, MO
  • Reserve Senior Champion Female, Junior Show, Champion Hill Shadoe 81-7 – sired by BRAVE, shown by Kaitlyn Clarke, OH
  • Senior Heifer Calf Champion, Junior Show, Champion Hill Georgina 8308 – sired by BRAVE,  shown by Christine Taylor, AR
  • Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion,  Junior Show, WSA Lady 9162 – sired by MOTIVE, shown by Colleen Jones, NC
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bull, Super Point ROV Show, DDA Dameron Northern Light – sired by BRILLIANCE, shown by Double Diamond Angus, IL and Dameron Angus Farm, IL
  • Winter Bull Calf Champion, Super Point ROV Show, LVS Brilliance 1305 – sired by BRILLIANCE, shown by Savannah Levisay, CA and Matthew Mitchell, PA
  • Grand Champion Female, Super Point ROV Show, Cherry Knoll Pleasant Elsa – sired
  • Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair, Super Point ROV Show, Cherry Knoll Elisha 1146 – sired by SAUGAHATCHEE, shown by Trista Bates, MT and Cherry Knoll Farm, PA
  • Reserve Champion Intermediate Female, Super Point ROV Show, Champion Hill Georgina 8211 – sired by SAUGAHATCHEE, shown by Blake Boyd, KY and Champion Hill Angus, OH
  • Champion Junior Female, Super Point ROV Show, Cherry Knoll Pleasant Elsa – sired by BRILLIANCE, shown by Logan Wright, WV and Cherry Knoll Farm, PA
  • Reserve Champion Senior Female, Super Point ROV Show, SCC Queen O Diamonds GAF 197 – sired by CURRENCY, shown by Kinsey Crowe, OH

Complete Show Results and American Angus Association Coverage can be found here.

Complete ABS Sire Listing. 


ABS Influenced Progeny Excel at 2013 NWSS

February 5, 2013

ABS enjoyed seeing and visiting with those in attendance of the 2013 National Western Stock Show.  It was an exciting and fast paced 2 weeks.

ABS congratulates the exhibitors and ranches on a job well done participating in the “yards” and “hill” shows,  sales and events.  Below is a recap for some of the standout ABS Sires.


  • Several Divisional winners in the ROV female, Junior female and both Bull Shows
  •  Congratulations to Express Ranches, Seldom Rest Farms and Dameron Angus for exhibiting Dameron First Impression, Reserve Grand Champion Bull in the 2013 NWSS Angus Open Bull Show
  • Congratulations to G13 for exhibiting G13 Bravo, Reserve Grand Champion Angus Sale Bull
  • The high selling lot in the 2013 Bases Loaded, sired by BRILLIANCE, Ankonian Ayres 302, sold for $100,000 to French River Cattle Co. and Gastonwood Angus United Kingdom
Reserve Champion Angus Bull - Dameron First Impression

Reserve Champion Angus Bull – Dameron First Impression


  • UPSHOT’s 1st progeny made a huge splash for the week sweeping the yards!  6 daughters sold in the Bases Loaded and Angus Night on the Mountain sales averaged just over $17,000; with 5 heifer pregnancies offered in the Bases Loaded also commanding an average of $8,200.
  • Congratulations to Express Ranches for exhibiting both the Champion Pen of 3 and Champion Angus Carload – both groups were lead off and anchored by the 1st UPSHOT sons
Champion Angus Carload

Champion Angus Carload


Angus Night on the Mountain II –

  • IMPRESSION females were the top sellers at the Angus Night on the Mountain II sale at Spruce Mountain Ranch.  Lot 8, Spruce Mtn Blackbird 2304, sold for $44,000 to Herbster Angus Farm


Spruce Mtn Blackbird 2304

Spruce Mtn Blackbird 2304

Bases Loaded Sale

  • The annual Bases Loaded Sale featured several ABS sired progeny and genetic packages.  This year’s sale grossed $724,100 with 39 Lots averaging $18,567.
  • High selling – Lot 6, Ankonian Ayres, sired by BRILLIANCE
  • Lot 1 – Baldridge Waylon, sired by PROTEGE sold 3% interest to Rollin Rock, A&B Cattle Company and Scheer Spear U for $39,000
  • Lot 29 – Shady Brook Titan, sired by MOTIVE, sold to Kiker Angus, Spruce Mountain Ranch, Jacs Ranch, Vin Mar Cattle and Sooline Cattle for 1/2 interest at $30,000
  • Lot 23 – L/R Victoria Springs 2091, one of the first public auctioned 2U66 daughters, brought $12,000

National Western Angus Foundation Female Sale

  • Sale Grossed $811,555 with live cattle average of $7006
  • Top Open Heifer – Lot 63 – RB American Gal 890-250, sired by OBJECTIVE 7125 and full sister to AMERICAN MADE, sold to Widholm Family Cattle for $50,000
  • Top Embryos – Lot 150 – 2 Frozen embryos sired by HOOVER DAM, sold to J.J. Scheckel for $6,000
  • 2nd high selling embryos – Lot 217A – 4 frozen embryos sired by C C & 7, sold to KDS Angus for $6,400

Other Breeds “Hill” Show Winners

  • Congratulations to Kevin Jensen and Kyle Perez for exhibiting the Grand Champion Horned Hereford Female – KJ DWE Sheila 457Y, sired by THOR
  • Congratulations to 74-51 Cattle Company for exhibiting the Reserve Champion Senior Simmental Bull – FF 74-51 Big Slap X401, sired by MOVIN FORWARD
KJ DWE Sheila 457Y

KJ DWE Sheila 457Y

Thanks for stopping by the ABS booth to visit with us and congratulations to all the exhibitors – we look forward to 2014!

Complete Sire Listing

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