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.

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Early Spring Specials

December 22, 2014

Start planning for 2015 now! With only a few days left in 2014, take advantage of early spring specials while inventory is still strong on high-demand sires.

The Spring Specials feature ABS Global’s best lineup of bulls ever –  both in terms of quality and quantity.

The Early Spring Angus Special includes 18 bulls, featuring a combination of proven breed leaders backed by ABS’ exclusive Sire Alliance data and some of the most exciting up-and-coming sires in the industry. The added-value Sire Alliance data brings, especially from a feed efficiency perspective, is unmatched in the industry.

  • The Early Spring Simmental Special has been expanded to include 12 bulls highlighting key, proven sires as well as several elite, young bulls.  This group is especially strong from a purebred standpoint led by SURE BET, YELLOWSTONE, AFTER SHOCK and ALL TIME.
  • The Proven and Promising Special has also been expanded and includes proven “go to” sires like NEW DESIGN 878, BRILLIANCE and FINAL PRODUCT along with exciting first-calf-crop bulls including UP RIVER, SUBSTANTIAL and PROTOCOL.

Download a PDF copy of the Spring Special here


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Remember short supply bulls can be removed from the Special at any time. Stay tuned for updates and order early.


DJANGO Now Available through ABS

October 16, 2014

ABS Global now has semen on 129MA3519 DJANGO




  • THF / PHAF
  • I-80 x HEADLINER

Contact your local ABS Representative to order, or call 1-800-ABS-STUD.


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Fall 2014 Focal Point Online

September 26, 2014

The Fall 2014 Beef Focal Point is now online. Mailed copies should arrive soon, be checking your mail next week.

Highlights in this issue:

  • NEW Fall Special  – ends November 21, 2014
  • NEW Proven & Promising special – ends November 21, 2014
  • ABS Spotlight – The ABS Representative and commitment to Pasture to Plate Genetics and Service
  • Lots of exciting new photos and support photos
  • Angus data reflects the recent Angus Genomic Re-Calibration



Fall Angus Genomic Recalibration

September 25, 2014

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:




  • This Calving Ease Sire got even better and is now the Absolute Industry Leader
  • Increased to +15 for Calving Ease EPD and +36 for Docility
  • Added 15 pounds for Carcass Weight EPD while also improving for MARB & REA
  • His overall $B Index improved to $107.70
  • He is among an elite group of bulls that exceed +$50 $W and +$100 $B
  • He is #1 among that group for Calving Ease EPD
  • His Top 1% progeny efficiency data is a significant added benefit that is not reflected in his Angus EPDs






  • Checkout his recent photo!
  • Improved from +9 to +12 CED
  • Also increased to $107.20 for $B Index with a 5 pound jump in Carcass Weight




  • Double digit Calving Ease with a Top 5 Sire Alliance Total Profit Index
  • Improved by $4 for both $W and $B Indexes




  • Moved from +14 to +17 CED
  • Improved 10 points for Docility EPD from -14 to -4
  • His Sire Alliance carcass data and recalibration has moved him up nearly $10 for $B to $87.47



29AN1895 PAYWEIGHT 1682

  • Improved from +11 to +15 CED
  • +69 WW and +114 YW in a moderate, massive phenotypic package
  • Among an elite group of sires that exceed +50 $W ($54.14)and +100 $B ($102.02)






  • NEW photo!
  • His first progeny are turning heads and improving his calving ease potential
  • Improved to +14 CED and gained 4 pounds to +103 YW EPD
  • His overall $B Index went up $6 to $109.68




  • Increased by $8 for $B Index to $109.95
  • Remains the #1 bull in the breed for $W Index increasing another $4 to $84.82
  • Also ranks #1 in the breed for both WW (+116) and YW (+172) EPDs
  • The genomic recalibration improved his carcass traits across the board






  • NEW photo!
  • Ranks #3 for both WW EPD and YW EPD among all active sires
  • Also ranks #5 for $F and among the top 20 bulls for $B Index



  • Top 10 Sire for Heifer Pregnancy EPD
  • $52.96 $W and $92.60 $B Index



29AN1827 RITO 6EM3



  • Dropped 16 pounds for Mature Weight which improved his $EN to +$14.38 and his $W by $11 to $53.25
  • His daughters continue to impress as mature cows with beautiful udders




  • Joins ABSOLUTE in the exclusive +$50 $W and +100 $B Club
  • He’s #2 in that group behind former ABS Sire PRECISION 1023 for $EN Index at $7.64
  • Also ranks in the top 20% for $EN Index
  • #4 on the Main Sire list for Marbling EPD at +1.65



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ABS Hosts 2014 South American Beef Tour

September 9, 2014

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.

Tour Group at JBS

Tour Group at JBS

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.

The group visited with and toured Sandpoint Cattle Company in Nebraska

The group visited with and toured Sandpoint Cattle Company in Nebraska

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.

Looking at spring pairs at Connealy Angus

Looking at spring pairs at Connealy Angus

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.

Viewing ABS bred progeny at Hueftle Red Angus

Viewing ABS bred progeny at Hueftle Red Angus

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.

Viewing and learning about Bill Rishel's Angus program

Viewing and learning about Bill Rishel’s Angus program

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

Fall 2014 Sire Alliance Data

August 11, 2014

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.

DESTINATION 630 and BROKEN BOW lead this class of new graduates with both ranking in our top 5 active sires for Total Profit Index while also posting very strong initial Maternal Index numbers.


New Graduates

  • His progeny have made DESTINATION 630 a winner across the board.  Among active sires, he ranks in the top five with a +$70.32 Total Profit Index and is only behind COUNSELOR with a +$339.14 Maternal Index.  In addition, DESTINATION 630 ranks in the top 30% of the population for Feed Efficiency. Look to DESTINATION 630 for a combination of breed leading $B and excellent all-around Sire Alliance data.
  • BROKEN BOW also ranks among our top 5 active sires with a +$69.30 Total Profit Index and is in the top 15% for Maternal Index at +$292.30. Take another look at the rest of his data package, at +13 CED and knocking on the door of +$100 $B, he should also be a bull that will work for many situations.
  • Consistent with the IN FOCUS sire line, 2U66 excels from an efficiency and maternal trait standpoint ranking in the top 30% for Feed Efficiency Index along with a +$301.89 Maternal Trait Index that puts him among our top 10 active sires.
  • As expected, both HYLINE IMAGE MAKER and RITO 6EM3 represented themselves well from a maternal standpoint ranking in the top 15% and 30% respectively.


Maternal Trait Movers

  • In addition to these new graduates, several proven sires improved their maternal position with additional daughter records. IN FOCUS continues to move up the list with each new summary and now ranks in the top 5% for Maternal Index at +$307.87.
  • FINAL PRODUCT has made the biggest move over the last year, improving by 40 percentage points.  He now stands at +$272.40 which puts him in the top 25% of the population.
  • DESTINATION 928’s move into the top 35% for Maternal Index is driven in large part by the strength of his son DESTINATION 630.


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.


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