Updated Angus Bull Photos

August 7, 2013

Maybe it’s state and county fair time in your area.  Maybe you’re trying to put up all the hay you can before cooler weather sets in.  Or, maybe you’re just waiting for the cooler weather of fall?  Whichever, fall calving and breeding season will be here soon.  ABS has a great lineup of proven and new sires to complement any program.  Contact your local ABS Representative to discuss sires or the services they provide to best fit your needs.

While we’re working on getting the Fall Focal Point together, here’s a little preview on some recent bull photos.

























29AN1827 RITO 6EM3




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Standout Daughters at Express Angus Ranch

June 26, 2013

Before BIF Conference I spent the morning at Express looking through a lot of daughters.

29AN1807 UPSHOT –  In just about every pen with bred heifers, yearlings, and weaned fall calves, UPSHOT is the leading sire group.  If you’re still not sure what kind of impact UPSHOT will have, I’d say Express’ confidence in the number of calves, not just he quality, goes a long way.  The females are broody and big ribbed with length. UPSHOT sons continue to offer high growth and performance with added muscle and stoutness.  I think UPSHOT will offer a little more frame than first anticipated but does it with lots of depth and rib shape – will add power, volume and performance to moderate females.

Broody made and thick UPSHOT bred heifer

Broody made and thick UPSHOT bred heifer

Deep fall weaned UPSHOT heifer

Deep made fall weaned UPSHOT heifer

29AN1827 RITO 6EM3 – Sons have been crowd favorites in recent Express bull sales but the daughters are performing just as nice in the donor battery and as pairs.  The females have picture perfect udders and volume in moderate packages.  Soft ribbed and clean fronted with good structure, and raising calves with volume and performance, 6EM3 daughters have a lot of appeal and longevity to their future. For a double digit CED and negative BW bull, progeny are stout, heavy muscled with a lot of middle to them, no sacrifice on muscle and power here while maintaining a moderate and easy fleshing package.

Spring Calving 6EM3 daughter

Spring Calving RITO 6EM3 daughter

RITO 6EM3 Donor with a deep sided heifer calf at side

6EM3 Donor with a deep sided heifer calf at side

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Happy Birthday NEW DESIGN 878!

February 19, 2013

Sunday marked Bon View NEW DESIGN 878‘s 15th birthday!

NEW DESIGN 878 is known for his sure bet customer satisfaction and maternal value.  His reputation for producing highly productive daughters led 878 to the Angus breed’s #1 sire for registrations from 2003 – 2006, the #2 sire for all-time registrations in 2012, and the breed’s five-time #1 PATHFINDER Sire.

NEW DESIGN 878 is sound, youthful and vibrant at 15 years!

To celebrate, ABS is offering a “Birthday Special” on NEW DESIGN 878.  For 15 business days (ending March 4, 2013) ABS will offer the following exclusive pricing:

  • NEW DESIGN 878 semen $15 (no limit)
  • NEW DESIGN 878 semen certificates at $15
  • NEW DESIGN 878 sorted Male and Female Sexation Semen $30

NEW DESIGN 878 15 Years


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Updated Spring 2013 Beef Sire Directory Online!

January 15, 2013

ABS posted last week that the Spring 2013 Sire Directory was available for viewing online. 

With the release of the recalibrated Angus EPDs ABS has updated the directory, and the updated version is now online.  You should expect them arrive by mail in 1-2 weeks.  Please send all requests for a new directory to ABS.Beef@genusplc.com

Spring 2013 ABS Beef Sire Directory


Be sure to talk to your ABS Representative about the Early Spring Specials, found on the inside back cover.  Order early and mix and match any bull listed for volume prices.

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ABS Influence Highlighted at Riley Bros. Angus Sale

October 1, 2012

Riley Bros. Angus held their 1st Female Production Sale on September 8th, 2012.  Located in Darlington, WI, Riley Bros. Angus is owned and operated by Jeff & Jon Riley and family, and managed by Glenn Davis.

Riley Bros. Angus are a long time customer of ABS Global, we are happy to congratulate them on an outstanding 1st Production Sale that featured ABS sired progeny.  Highlights follow.

  • 48 Total Registered Females averaged $4,357
  • Top Open Heifer, Sired by FINAL PRODUCT – $10,000 to Crouch Angus Valley, IA
  • Top Open Cow, Sired by CONTRAST – $32,000 to Crouch Angus Valley, IA
  • Lot 1, 2nd highest Female in the sale, Sired by NEW STANDARD – $16,500 to Gary Wall, MT & Mindemann Angus, WI
  • 3 of the top 4 Bred Cows, Sired by NEW STANDARD & IN FOCUS

CONTRAST x D H D Traveler 6807, R B Lady Contrast 308-850;
Top Selling Female in Production Sale

NEW STANDARD x D H D Traveler 6807, R B Lady Standard 305-0790;
2nd High Selling Female – full sister to Riley Bros. Sire, R B Active Duty 010

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Fall Brangus Special

September 27, 2012

Take advantage of the fall Sexation Special on Brangus Sires

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ABS Sires Have Strong Influence in the KAA Carcass Data Project

September 6, 2012

The Kansas Angus Association recently announced the winners to their annual Carcass Data Project (CDP).  Kansas Angus is the only state Angus association to hold a CDP, and partnering with Certified Angus Beef® (CAB), the contest has grown over the years.  

79 registered Angus sired steers entered the CDP in late December 2011 at McPherson County Feeders in Marquette.  About half the group was sired by an ABS bull or ABS bred son.  The group posted 93% Choice and 47% CAB® acceptance.

Final standings were based on the top 3 calves by one owner; factoring gain, marbling and CAB® acceptance to determine winners.

1st Place – Thomas Klausmeyer, Klausmeyer K3 Angus, Conway Springs.  5/8 Klausmeyer calves were ABS bred, including sires EXTRA K205, IN FOCUS, DR J ANALYST, and an OBJECTIVE son.  

2nd Place – Terry Hobbs, Hobbs Ranch, Penokee.  All 10 entries of Hobbs Ranch were sired by NEW LEVEL.

3rd Place (tie) – Jeff Klausmeyer, Klausmeyer K3 Angus, Clearwater.  Klausmeyer entered 2 steers sired by an OBJECTIVE son.

3rd Place (tie) – Dean Larson, Tescott.  All 5 entries sired by a WAVE son.

Topping the ADG of all sire groups was Nemaha Valley Angus, Bern with 4.26 ADG on 14 head.  11 of the steers were ABS sired including CONNECTION, LEAD ON and OBJECTIVE.

ABS congratulates these winners on their accomplishments and is proud to provide our customers with genetics that deliver from Pasture to Plate.

Special thanks to Anne Lampe, Kansas Angus Association, for providing the information. If you’re a member if KAA and want to learn more or enter, please contact http://www.kansasangus.org/

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