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Schiefelbein's Angus bulls in report



Schiefelbein Angus Farm of Kimball owns two bulls listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association- in St. Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,871 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 Bill Bowman, American Angus Association chief operating officer (COO) and director of performance programs. 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 2010 evaluation includes updated research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility. EPDs are listed for growth and maternal traits, as well as carcass traits that integrate performance records from the carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases. Decision-making tools also include $Values, the suite of bio-economic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process. In addition, the Fall 2010 Sire Evaluation Report includes updated research reports for docility and heifer pregnancy.

The semi-annual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes more than 19 million measures used to generate more than 55 million EPDs for the Angus breed.

The American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services for nearly 33,000 members nationwide and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics. Go to www.angus.org, for more information.