Local angus breeder recognized in 2011 fall sire report
Fluharty Farms LLC, located near Gause, owns one bull listed in the 2011 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,921 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com.
“This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” says Sally Northcutt, genetic research director. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 9,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association’s Beef Improvement Records (BIR) program.
The Fall 2011 evaluation includes recent additions of Heifer Pregnancy EPDs and genomic-enhanced calving ease EPDs. The calving ease genomic update joins an already impressive list of genomic-enhanced EPDs for growth, carcass, residual average daily gain, and docility. Decision-making tools also include $Values, the suite of bio-economic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process.
The semi-annual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes more than 20 million measures to generate nearly 59 million EPDs for the Angus breed.