March 12, 2015
Its time again for the annual ABS Global photo contest!
Do you have an eye for cattle and pictures? ABS is searching for outstanding photos to use in promotional materials, including but not limited to the yearly calendar, posters, brochures and company website. We want to see your best cattle photos. Calving, branding, feeding, working pens, moving pastures, around the farm, and pasture shots – we like them all. So grab your camera, snap away, and send us your best.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2015
Complete rules and submission form found here.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these favorites from previous entries.
“Working Cattle on a Beautiful Fall Day” by Becky Harrell
“Summer Roundup” by Vasco Beheregary Neto
R.A. Brown Ranch Donors on Summer Bermuda
“Cowboy Sunset” by Ricardo Arias, NM
Note: All entries must be high resolution and submitted through the online form.
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March 6, 2015
Birthday NEW DESIGN 878!
Veteran ABS Sire, NEW DESIGN 878, recently celebrated his 17th birthday! 878 was born Feb. 17, 1998, and has been an impressive producer since he was a yearling.
Pictured at 878’s birthday celebration on February 17, 2015: Brian McCulloh and Dan Borgen, and ABS barn crew who have cared for NEW DESIGN 878
At the turn of the year, 878’s production level approached 725,000 units, and he continues to rank in ABS’s top 20 bulls for beef semen sales in several regions across the globe. From 2003 through 2006, NEW DESIGN 878 topped the registration charts as the number one sire for registrations in the Angus breed, still holds the single-year registration record with 10,190 calves registered in 2004, and ranks second (behind first place, another ABS bull, EXT) for total lifetime registrations with 52,978 calves through September 2014.
“We knew from the day 878 arrived at ABS that he was going to be a popular animal,” said Doug Frank, ABS beef product manager. “He had a quick start and customers really liked his first calves, skyrocketing his popularity. He has since had a strong finish, continuing to offer the highest accuracy multi-trait proof in the industry.”
“At a healthy 17 years of age, 878 is proof that solid genes and great care are key to the performance and longevity of the animals,” said Brian McCulloh and Dan Borgen of Woodhill Farms, part owners of the bull. “As producers out in the field every day, we see firsthand that the way we care for our animals directly impacts how they grow and perform. ABS has this figured out and it only takes one look at their facilities and their animals for living proof of the great care their animals receive.
Despite his age, 878 continues to hit the list of American Angus Association’s Pathfinders®—holding the top slot for five years from 2008-2012 and remaining #12 today. 878’s maternal influence will likely be his most important legacy with 16,630 daughters on record weaning 55,543 calves and continuing to pass along his phenomenal genes.
Join us in wishing the “old man of the barn” happy birthday!
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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
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