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.

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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


Club Calf Bulls Added for 2014

December 27, 2013

It’s a few days before the new year, but we have some exciting club calf sires added to the ABS lineup for the spring 2014.

Fu Man Chu_Monopoly x Bounty Hunter_THC PHAF_BW 90

FU MAN CHU
Monopoly x Bounty Hunter; THC / PHAF
Owned by Wade Rogers

FU MAN CHU;  Monopoly x Bounty Hunter;  THC / PHAF; Owned by Wade Rogers

LONE RANGER  Walks Alone x Angus x Heat Seeker;  THC / PHAF  Owned by Wade Rogers

LONE RANGER
Walks Alone x Angus x Heat Seeker; THC / PHAF
Owned by Wade Rogers

LONE RANGER;  Walks Alone x Angus x Heat Seeker;  THC / PHAF; Owned by Wade Rogers

DAKOTA GOLD Monopoly x Yellow Jacket x WMW;  THF / PHAF Owned by Lautner Farms

DAKOTA GOLD
Monopoly x Yellow Jacket x WMW; THF / PHAF
Owned by Lautner Farms

DAKOTA GOLD;  Monopoly x Yellow Jacket x WMW;  THF / PHAF; Owned by Lautner Farms

POWER & BALANCE  Monopoly x Nutt N Butt Busisness;  THC / PHAF Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Guthrie Farm, Lucky Strike Show Cattle, & Tyler Atwood

POWER & BALANCE
Monopoly x Nutt N Butt Busisness; THC / PHAF
Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Guthrie Farm, Lucky Strike Show Cattle, & Tyler Atwood

POWER & BALANCE;  Monopoly x Nutt N Butt Busisness;  THC / PHAF;  Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Guthrie Farm, Lucky Strike Show Cattle, & Tyler Atwood

NO WORRIES I-80 x Irish Whiskey;  THF / PHAF Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Triple M Cattle, & Minnaert Show Cattle (Expected Release Mid. January)

NO WORRIES
I-80 x Irish Whiskey; THF / PHAF
Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Triple M Cattle, & Minnaert Show Cattle (Expected Release Mid. January)

NO WORRIES;  I-80 x Irish Whiskey;  THF / PHAF;  Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Triple M Cattle, & Minnaert Show Cattle (Expected Release Mid. January)

I DA MAN Who Da Man x Heat Seeker;  THF / PHAF Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Minnaert Show Cattle,  Triple M Cattle, & Wedig Club Calves (Expected Release Mid. January)

I DA MAN
Who Da Man x Heat Seeker; THF / PHAF
Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Minnaert Show Cattle, Triple M Cattle, & Wedig Club Calves (Expected Release Mid. January)

I DA MAN;  Who Da Man x Heat Seeker;  THF / PHAF;  Owned by Executive Sires Inc., Minnaert Show Cattle,  Triple M Cattle, & Wedig Club Calves (Expected Release Mid. January)

Complete Sire Listing


Spring 2014 Special

December 23, 2013

As we close out 2013, it’s time to look ahead. ABS has just the thing to start your new year off right! The spring 2014 specials are already underway. Order early to ensure availability on hot sires.

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Download a pdf of the spring special here

Complete Sire Listing


Synchronization and AI Questions Answered

December 2, 2013

The other week we asked if you had any additional questions for Dr. Cliff Lamb regarding synchronization.  Below is his response to the question.

You can review previous posts here.

Q.) After starting a group of heifers on the 33 day TAI protocol, it was discovered that we need to breed 1 day early. Is it better to remove the CIDR on day 13 or give PGF 15 days(vs 16) after CIDR removal? How much would either change decrease or expected conception rate?

A.) There is no comparative data to know if there would be a decrease in fertility by limiting the CIDR to 13 days or reducing the interval from CIDR removal to 15 days.  However, I do not believe the fertility will decrease sufficiently with either option in a manner that it is noticeable to a producer.  However, given this scenario, I would elect to reduce the length of the CIDR to 13 days rather than reducing the interval from CIDR removal to PGF to 15 days.

 

Special thanks to Cliff Lamb and if you have further questions please send them our way and we will get them answered.

Cliff Lamb, Ph. D , is currently the Assistant Director and Professor at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Florida.  He graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his M.S in 1996 and Ph. D. in 1998 at Kansas State University.  As Assistant Director of the North Florida Research and Education Center he oversees one of the largest beef cattle feed efficiency facilities in the world.  Dr. Lamb oversees a research program that focuses on applied reproductive physiology in beef cattle emphasizing efficient management systems for replacement heifers and postpartum cows. A primary research focus has been on the development of practical and economical estrous synchronization protocols for beef cows and heifers. He has also published numerous research articles on the use of ultrasound technology for reproductive management of beef cattle, and has a strong research background in embryo transfer technologies.  He is author of more than 60 refereed journal articles, 3 chapters in texts, and more than 200 presentations and articles in other scientific and popular press.

 


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. 

 


Fall Breeding Season Is Here

November 13, 2013

It’s that time of year again, fall breeding season! If you’re a fall calver and missed our spring blog series, synchronization Q&A with Dr. Cliff Lamb, here is your chance!

You can get a refresher on the previous series by clicking here. We received such good feed back, we’re opening it up again, and Dr. Lamb has graciously agreed to answer any further questions you have. If you have a synchronization question, here is your chance to get a response from a leading expert on beef cattle reproductive technologies.

Please post any questions in the comment section below by Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and we’ll have Dr. Lamb answer them.

Cliff Lamb, Ph. D , is currently the Assistant Director and Professor at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Florida.  He graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his M.S in 1996 and Ph. D. in 1998 at Kansas State University.  As Assistant Director of the North Florida Research and Education Center he oversees one of the largest beef cattle feed efficiency facilities in the world.  Dr. Lamb oversees a research program that focuses on applied reproductive physiology in beef cattle emphasizing efficient management systems for replacement heifers and postpartum cows. A primary research focus has been on the development of practical and economical estrous synchronization protocols for beef cows and heifers. He has also published numerous research articles on the use of ultrasound technology for reproductive management of beef cattle, and has a strong research background in embryo transfer technologies.  He is author of more than 60 refereed journal articles, 3 chapters in texts, and more than 200 presentations and articles in other scientific and popular press.

ABS Hosts South American Beef Tour

October 30, 2013

ABS recently hosted a group of South Americans who toured parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Participants visited influential seedstock and commercial ranches, Kansas State University Meat Lab, and American Angus Association’s headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Tour Group at Buford Angus Ranch

Tour Group at Buford Angus Ranch

Participants engage in discussions with ABS District Business Manager, Sandra Levering, at Giles Ranch

Participants engage in discussions with ABS District Business Manager, Sandra Levering, at Giles Ranch

Posing for a photo at Kniebel Cattle Company

Posing for a photo at Kniebel Cattle Company

The tour group enjoyed discussions and seminars with a diverse group of industry leaders representing the U.S. beef industry. The tour began at Express Angus Ranch in Oklahoma, making their way to Gardiner Angus Ranch, Sandhill Hereford Farms, Kniebel Red Angus, Houck Rock Simmentals, and Kansas State University. From the Kansas State University Meat Lab, the tour continued through north east Kansas to the American Angus Association headquarters and Circle A Angus Ranch where they learned more about the ABS Global Circle A Sire Alliance program. As the tour concluded through Missouri, they stopped at Joplin Regional Stockyards headed back to Oklahoma with stops at Ratcliff and Buford Ranches.

Stop at Gardiner Angus Ranch

Stop at Gardiner Angus Ranch

Going through ET calves at Fink Beef Genetics

Going through ET calves at Fink Beef Genetics

The tour made a stop at the American Angus office in St. Joesph

The tour made a stop at the American Angus office in St. Joesph, Missouri

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.

Touring the Kansas State University Meat Lab

Touring the Kansas State University Meat Lab

Going through the Angus Sire Alliance progeny test feedlot at Circle A Ranch

Going through the Angus Sire Alliance progeny test feedlot at Circle A Ranch

In front of Joplin Regional Stockyards

In front of Joplin Regional Stockyards

Touring the working pens and AI facility at Ratcliff Ranches

Touring the working pens and AI facility at Ratcliff Ranches

If you are interested in participating in future ABS Global beef tours, please contact Vasco Beheregaray, Global Beef Brand Manager, at vasco.neto@genusplc.com.