2015 ABS Photo Contest

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

“Working Cattle on a Beautiful Fall Day” by Becky Harrell


“Summer Roundup” by Vasco Beheregary Neto

“Summer Roundup” by Vasco Beheregary Neto

R.A. Brown Ranch Donors on Summer Bermuda

R.A. Brown Ranch Donors on Summer Bermuda

"Cowboy Sunset" by Ricardo Arias, NM

“Cowboy Sunset” by Ricardo Arias, NM

Note: All entries must be high resolution and submitted through the online form.


HOOVER DAM Daughters in Production

April 11, 2013

HOOVER DAM is a customer favorite widely used for his combination of Calving Ease, Docility, Carcass Merit and $B index.  These EPDs backed by consistent, attractive, sound offspring with added style and muscle have lead HOOVER DAM to being one of the most popular sires in the breed.

HOOVER DAM’s ability to consistently sire high quality cattle is transmitting to his daughters.  With his first females in production, you can add nice, attractive, well balanced udders to his list of customer favorite qualities.

Landi McFarland, Hoover Angus, offers these comments on the daughters’ milking ability, “Personally I think they are average to slightly better on milk.  I think HOOVER DAM could be a +30 Milk bull after he adds more daughters in production to his data, but not upper 30’s.”

ABS Beef Product Manager, Doug Frank, adds this commentary, “In general, HOOVER DAM has been an extremely consistent sire, delivering outstanding calving ease and muscle in an attractive, complete phenotype.  His daughters are extremely docile and slick haired.”

Queen of Ellston K11

Queen of Ellston K11

Queen of Ellston K11, pictured this week at Hoover Angus, is a full sister to the $11,000  Lot 210 HOOVER DAM open heifer sold at Hoover Angus’ 2013 sale.

Don’t miss out on using HOOVER DAM this spring!  Through April 29, 2013 or until supplies run out, HOOVER DAM is available on the April Savings Special for $26/22/20 – price breaks are for retail, 50 unit and 100 unit orders.

Complete Sire Listing


2012 National Angus Conference & Tour Highlights

October 12, 2012

The 2012 “Come Home to Kansas” National Angus Conference and Tour was held October 3-5.  The annual event is put on by the American Angus Association and Angus Foundation with help from the host state association.

Photo taken and provided by Anne Lampe, Kansas Angus Association

The 3 day meetings and tours feature keynote industry speakers and tours in the area for attendees.  It’s a great event that allows breeders from all over to come together for a few days to learn, socialize and see great cattle.  Several of the tour stops featured ABS sired progeny on display.  Highlights of the calves follow.

  • HOOVER DAM – sires moderation in an attractive package, very consistent in his calf crop, high appeal and great style
  • BRILLIANCE – sires calving ease in an attractive pattern, progeny on display at several stops, easily a go to bull for calving ease with added look
  • IMPRESSION – growth and muscle in a great package
  • COMPLETE – sires broody females and bull calves with stoutness and muscle shape, progeny easily catch attention
  • FRONTMAN – bone and substance in a calving ease package, excellent feet and legs, works on numerous pedigrees and progeny are attractive
  • FINAL PRODUCT – calves have excellent phenotype with great EPD package
  • LEAD ON – producers have gone back to use him again, great foundation for females and heifer pregnancy EPD
  • 3F EMBLAZON – cattle are moderatee, deep ribbed, daughters have perfect udder
  • RITO 6EM3 – his calves have an unmatched phenotype in a moderate package
  • PROGRESSION – a new sire for ABS but saw really nice spring calving heifers on display just out of pasture at Gardiner Angus Ranch, a young sire with a lot of excitement and bright future
  • Nemaha Valley Angus, served as a tour stop with an impressive display of INFINITY bull and heifer calves on display with their awesome dams sired by ABS bulls.
Provided by Sandra Levering, ABS District Business Manager for Kansas

Photo taken and provided by Carrie Heitman, American Angus Association

ABS is grateful for the hard work of everyone involved in putting together a great event!  From the organization and planning to the gracious hosts and donors that make it possible – thank you for a job well done!  For more information and a complete look at the 2012 tour, visit http://www.nationalangusconference.com/2012nationalconference/index.html

Photo taken and provided by Anne Lampe, Kansas Angus Association

Complete Sire Listing and EPDs

2012 Photo Contest is Under Way!

April 26, 2012

Enter your beef photos now!

The ABS GLOBAL 2012 PHOTO CONTEST ends MAY 31, 2012

Grab your cameras and get shooting! For some inspiration here are a few of the favorites from last year that made it into the 2012 Beef Calendar.  Your photo could be the next winner!

"Where is Spring" by Troy Rowan, IA

"Branding Season" by Val Hobson, CO

"Angus Bull Class at Expo Londrina 2011" by Vasco Beheregary Neto, Brazil

"Moving Bulls in the Snow" by Valerie Gaffney, WI

ABS Global, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2012 photo contest, open to all photographers including ABS Global, Inc. customers, employees, and employee family members. ABS is searching for scenic and on-farm photos of ABS‐sired offspring and customers to use in promotional items, included but not limited to the yearly calendar, posters, brochures and the company website.

There is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted, however, a maximum of two photos per entrant will be published in the annual calendar. All photos must be submitted through an online entry form via the ABS Global, Inc. website by May 31, 2012. Photos should be a high resolution (at least 300 dpi or 3200 x 2400 pixels) JPEG image and 8”x10” or larger. The contest includes both vertical and horizontal photos.

Entries will be judged and preference will be given to photos that include ABS sired cattle. ABS apparel will be awarded to the top entries, which will be announced by June 30, 2012.

Photographers will receive credit for any photo used. By submitting a digital photo for consideration in this contest, you are stating that you have secured the necessary permissions for all photo content and are authorizing ABS Global, Inc. to use the photo in any and all ABS Global, Inc. promotions or as ABS Global, Inc. feels appropriate. ABS Global, Inc. does not accept any responsibility for photos that may be reproduced or used without these permissions.

To submit your entries, visit the online form at:absglobal.com/photo-contest-form-2012

Questions? Feel free to contact ABS Global, Inc. at 1-800-ABS-STUD.