The American Angus Association reports the fifth consecutive year of at least 300,000 registrations and 159,841 genomic tests submitted with the total genotyped animals in the database now 697,901.
An Angus bull sold for a record $1.51 million earlier this year. His new owners might be giddy if his ROI matches that of recently deceased Hoover Dam, a bull that has sold 233,000 units of semen.
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
Since the economic downturn, Angus has enjoyed unparalleled growth.
The industry’s largest beef cattle breed surpasses records and continues to lead the marketplace.
The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.
The Twisted Tail in BeeBeeTown, IA, is well known for its ribs, which won first prize in the 2013 Iowa State Fair Farm Bureau Cookoff. And now, the restaurant can add “Iowa’s Best Burger” to its list of awards.
Eva Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan., was crowned Miss American Angus on Nov. 4 during the 2019 Angus Convention hosted in Reno, Nevada.