the strength of angus
Starting in 2010, the Angus genetic evaluation from Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) was the first in the beef cattle industry to be updated on a weekly basis. Angus breeders have been quick to adapt to the technology and their continued support only helps to drive the breed forward.
"The accuracy of the Angus genetic evaluation is unparalleled in the global beef industry," said Dan Moser, Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) president.
"The database is robust not only because of the number of genotypes, but also the number of pedigree and phenotypic records used."
To date, the Angus extended pedigree includes more than 22 million animals, and the evaluation consists of 8.9 million weaning weights
and 1.57 million calving ease records all from first-calf heifers, 280,000 docility scores, 118,549 carcasses, 67,600 heifer pregnancy records
and 22,000 individual feed intake records.
With the AGI genomic expertise and the world's most comprehensive genetic database, Angus Link can reward you for the investment and dedication
you have put into your herd in the past, present and future.
Add More Value
Consumers are increasingly more interested in the source of their food, what goes
into it and how it's raised. As a result, demand is continually growing for
cattle enrolled in USDA Process Verified Programs (PVP) providing producers the
opportunity to add additional value to their calves. AngusSource® is the Association's
USDA PVP that offers the following verifications:
- Age & Source
- Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC)
- NeverEver3 (AS-NE3)
- Cattle Care & Handling (AS-CCH)
- Calf Management (AS-CM)
- Angus-Sired Genetics (AS-ASG)
To learn more about AngusSource go to www.angussource.com