November 9, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Holly Martin, director of communications
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Cutline: Deer Valley Growth Fund owned by Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, Tenn., sired 5,006 calves registered into the Angus herd book, the most in fiscal year 2023. Pictured from left are Kelsey Theis, Miss American Angus; Jonathan Perry, recipient; and Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO.
Top Sire honored at the 2023 Angus Convention
Deer Valley Growth Fund records over 5,000 progeny.
Over the last 150 years, the popularity of Angus cattle has grown, making over 70% of America’s cowherd influenced by Angus genetics. Influential sires have made their mark and during the 2023 American Angus Association® Awards Dinner and Reception on November 5 in Orlando, Florida, the Association recognized the sire registering the most progeny.
Deer Valley Growth Fund owned by Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, Tenn., sired 5,006 calves registered into the Angus herd book, the most in fiscal year 2023.
Jonathan Perry, general manager of Deer Valley Farm, was honored to accept the award. “We have loved seeing the success Angus breeders have had with Growth Fund.”
Recognizing these sires highlights the breeders dedicated to providing top-quality Angus bulls.
“Our members enjoy wide diversity in genetics to achieve whatever their breeding goals are,” said Mark McCully, chief executive officer of the Association. “We’re thankful for these cattlemen committed to breed improvement.”
The top 10 sires are recorded from October 1 through September 30.
2. G A R Home Town, Gardiner Angus Ranch, Inc., Ashland, Kan., 4,137 calves
3. Sitz Resilient 10208, Bar J V Angus Ranch, Fairview, Mont.; Dan Ingalls, Casper, Wyo.; and Lunds B Bar Angus, Wibaux, Mont., 3,234 calves
4. DB Iconic G95, Douglas Booth Family, Torrington, Wyo., and Genex Cooperative, Shawano, Wis., 2,970 calves
5. Tehama Tahoe B767, Midwest Genetics, Long Island, Kan.; Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, Calif.; and VanDerVeen Farms, Phillipsburg, Kan., 2,963 calves
6. Sitz Stellar 726D, ABS Global, Inc., De Forest, Wis., and Sitz Angus Farm, Dillon, Mont., 2,838 calves
7. Poss Rawhide, Danny Poss, Scotia, Neb., and Sexing Technologies, Navasota, Texas, 2,315 calves
8. Tehama Patriarch F028, ABS Global, Inc., De Forest, Wis., and Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, Calif., 2,192 calves
9. S A V Rainfall 6846, Kurt Schaff, Kansas City, Mo.; Schaffs Angus Valley, Saint Anthony, N.D.; and Square B Ranch & Cattle, Wasilla, Alaska, 2,183 calves
10. Myers Fair-N-Square M39, Myers Angus Farm, Harrodsburg, Ky.; and Sexing Technologies, Navasota, Texas, 2,091 calves
– Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 22,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.