Superior Seedstock Continued from page 54
Quality and efficiency never go out of style AmericanAberdeen.com of smaller herds selling into the commercial market should be sure to study the work being done on efficiency and value at the NDSU Dicksion Research Center Station by Dr. Kris Ringwall and his staff. American Aberdeen genetics. Cattlemen are looking for Angus-type, “easy-keeping” cows that mature at 1,100 pounds - and they can’t find them in ‘load-lot’ numbers. Aberdeen genetics create value by moderating the size of commercial cattle. » » There is nothing wrong with being a small operation, but the breed also needs larger-scale breeding herds to help mature the market for American Aberdeen genetics. » » Growing the market will not lower prices for small operations - demand will grow with breed acceptance and supply. » » To better understand the commercial market, operators Business Model » » The commercial cattle industry is taking note of
Pedigree and Genetic Defects » » The original herd was developed at the Trangie Research Center in New South Wales, Australia. Animal scientists began with a herd of registered Aberdeen Angus cattle, purchased in 1929 from Canada, that were carefully selected for efficiency and smaller frames. The end result was a breed of small, black, polled cattle of pure Aberdeen Angus descent. » » The American Aberdeen focus is back to the basics … efficiency, quality, phenotype, longevity and carcass. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) fail to take into account many of the breed’s benefits. » » All cattle registered with the American Aberdeen Association trace their ancestry back to the Trangie Research Center and to the original Angus purchased from Canada. » » American Aberdeen cattle are free of known genetic defects, including the dwarf gene. Heat Tolerance and Adaptability » » The American Aberdeen are the original Angus. They adapt to hot and extremely cold climates much like any of the British breeds.
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Tunk Mountain Ranch ABERDEEN CATTLE
Patti & Kellie 352-255-1728 (P) 352-396-3778 (K)
P.O. Box 895127 Leesburg, FL 34789
Darren & Katherine Wise 1765 Tunk Creek Rd. • Riverside,WA 98849 509/846-3075 (D) • 509/846-3013 (K)
Registered Lowline Angus Cattle Fullblood • DNA Verified
Y4 Ranch Missy Ousley, & Cowan Perkins Owners
Uphill Creek Farms Aaron Woller Pound, WI (920) 737-6500 We are proud of the great Aberdeen herd we have been carefully building over the past few years. They are now ready to be a part of yours!
JEFF & TERI SCHELKOPF P.O. Box 343 Sutton, NE 402-469-7294 Home of GMC Rifleman B9900 Co-owned with Grass Master Cattle
27810 Hwy. 20 West Hines, Oregon 97738 (541) 589-4852 (541) 589-1475 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cattle For Sale Private Treaty.
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