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.

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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)

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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 Progeny Lead Fall Angus Sales

October 18, 2013

The fall sale season is underway and the Angus breed has had several outstanding sales represented so far.  ABS sired progeny have been sale standouts and impressive in the robust sale season.

Texas Angus Breeders’ Select Sale, Glen Rose, TX –

  • Top Selling Bull, CoX Complement Z17T, sired by COMPLEMENT

Express Ranches Bull Sale, Yukon, OK –

  • High Selling Bull, for 1/2 interest, EXAR It All Counts 2219, sired by IMPRESSION
  • 2nd High Selling Bull, EXAR SEMA 2131B, sired by UPSHOT
  • ABS sired progeny earned 5 of the top 8 selling bull honors, selling for an average of $17,740

Werhmann Angus Female Sale, New Market, VA – 

  • Top Selling Open Heifer and overall, Rita 2H12 of 158 Rito 9Q1, sired by 9Q13
  • Top Selling Bred Heifer, Rita 12E9 of 5F56 Rito 5M2, Sired by RITO REVENUE
  • 2nd & 3rd High Selling Bred Heifers sired by COMPLETE
  • 2nd High Selling Open Cow, Rita 0243 of Rita 7O68 5M2, sired by RITO REVENUE

Buford Ranches Bull Sale, Welch, OK – 

  • 2 of the top 7 selling lots sired by BLUESTEM

Vintage Angus Ranch Female Sale, Modesto, CA – (record setting sale)

  • 3rd High Selling Female, V A R Blackcap 3185, sired by UPSHOT has the #1 $B Index among non-parent daughters, brought $100,000
  • UPSHOT daughters were 3 of the top 10 selling Open Heifers, with 17 total daughters in the sale averaging $20,850
  • 2nd High Selling Bred Heifer, V A R Blackcap 2066, sired by UPSHOT
  • Top 3 Open Cows all sired by ABS sires: ALL AROUND, COMPLETE & IMPRESSION
  • Top Bred Cow, Exar Blackcap 5899, sired by COMPLETE

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Fall Angus Sire Alliance Graduates

October 10, 2013

Have you checked out the October Angus Journal yet? This month’s ABS ad features the recent fall 2013 ABS Sire Alliance graduates. The ABS Global and Circle A Sire Alliance partnership dates back to 1996 and is focused on testing progeny of ABS sires with Real World Data for real world profit.

The industry continues to call for a focus on improving efficiency for long-term profit. The ABS Sire Alliance program does just that with over 13 years of individual progeny intake data.  The Sire Alliance’s progeny test is the most thorough in the industry and has helped identify several multi-trait performers over the years.

Selected ABS sires are mated to commercial females to generate large contemporary groups. The complete performance testing program captures data from birth to harvest and focuses on tenderness, feed efficiency, maternal profit, and total profit indexes. The fall 2013 Sire Alliance data is featured below along with highlights of the program.

Be sure to take advantage of several Sire Alliance leaders who are also on the Fall 2013 Angus Special and Fall 2013 Proven & Promising Special.

  • Data is derived from large contemporary groups
  • Data is generated for: calving ease, pre-weaning performance, feedlot gain and intake, and carcass yield and quality
  • The first and only Shear Force EPDs in the Angus breed
  • The Feed Efficiency Index identifies the most profitable combinations of intake and gain
  • Feed efficiency genetics can account for as much as $40 value difference per calf
  • The Profitability Values reflect the estimated differences on a per calf basis in a retained ownership situation
  • The Maternal Profit Index looks at lifetime value differences of a bull’s daughters
  • The Maternal Profit Index is an excellent guide to balancing all economically important traits if you are retaining heifers

 

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ABS Fall Special

September 19, 2013

Fall is here and cooler weather is moving in. That means, the ABS Fall Beef Special is underway.

  • The largest Selection of the Industry’s Top Genetics
  • The Best Prices of the Season
  • The Best Availability on High Demand Sires
  • ABS Exclusive Beef Deferred Program

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Download a copy here.

Place orders early to ensure availability on high-demand sires.

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Data Suggests Disposition Pays

September 10, 2013

A newly released study by Certified Angus Beef, Black Ink Basics, conducted at Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity proves docility makes a difference. The study collected data on 68,000 cattle from Iowa feedlots and used the six-point Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) disposition scoring system. The cattle were scored three to four times during feeding periods and then were grouped into three categories: docile (DC), restless (R) and nervous to very aggressive (NVA).

Highlights from the study

  • When Considering all the costs, docile calves netted more than $57 above their aggressive counterparts
  • Calves that were considered docile graded Premium Choice and Prime at more than double the rate of their nervous to very aggressive contemporaries
  • Aggressive calves also had lower feedlot gain and efficiency, resulting in a $34.74/head feeding loss
  • Favorable disposition equals higher postweaning calf value
  • Docile calves earned $13.11 more in quality grade premiums
  • Docile calves had more than double the Certified Angus Beef Brand acceptance rate over aggressive cattle
  • Aggressive cattle produced less desirable carcasses with 25% more dark cutter

Certified Angus Beef Focus on Cattleman page

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ABS is committed to providing the highest genetic and service solutions for your operation.  If you want to improve the docility of your herd, look to these top 15 ABS mainline proven and semi-proven sires.

Name DOC    DOC         Acc
POWER TOOL
39    0.66
SAFEGUARD 37    0.49
C C & 7  35    0.91
TEMPLATE 32    0.65
LIBERTY 31    0.70
TRUST 29       0.78
NEW DESIGN 458N 27       0.78
ABSOLUTE 27       0.60
PROGRESSION 25       0.43
2U66 24    0.32
HOOVER DAM 22    0.89
EFFICIENT 22    0.80
FORESIGHT 20    0.90
DESTINATION 928 20    0.82
MOTIVE 20    0.46

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Developmental Duplication Genetic Condition Test Available

September 4, 2013

Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Zoetis Genetics have announced they are accepting orders and samples for Developmental Duplication (DD) genetic condition testing.  Similar to other genetic tests, orders should be submitted through the AGI ordering process available on the American Angus Association login page www.angusonline.org.

View full release from American Angus Association

ABS DD Results August 30 2013

Previous ABS Beef Blogs on Developmental Duplication

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