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Hereford and Red Angus Heifers Recruited for Genomics Research

The University of Missouri is recruiting 2,500 Hereford heifers and 2,500 Red Angus heifers to participate in a heifer puberty and fertility genomic research project. Heifers should be registered Hereford, registered Red Angus, or commercial Hereford or Red Angus. Hereford x Red Angus crossbred heifers targeted for the Premium Red Baldy Program would also be a good fit for the research project. Producers must be willing to work with a trained veterinarian to collect the following data: ReproductiveTract Scores collected at a pre-breeding exam 30 to 45 days prior to the start of the breeding season. PelvicMeasurements (height and width) collected at the same pre-breeding exam 30 to 45 days prior to the start of the breeding season. Pregnancy Determination Using Ultrasound reporting fetal age in days. Ultrasound will need to occur no later than 90 days after the start of the breeding season. In addition, heifers must have known birth dates and have weights recorded eithe

Show-Me-Plus™ Heifers to Sell in Joplin


The Southwest Show-Me-Select™ Replacement Heifer Sale will be November 17th, 2017 at 7 PM at the Joplin Regional Stockyards. Video preview and sale may be viewed at www.joplinstockyards.com and DVAuction on-line bidding may be arranged in advance.

A Show-Me-Plus™ heifer is a registered or commercial heifer that has genomic predictions. For a registered heifer, this means she has GE-EPDs. For commercial heifers, it means she has been tested with a DNA panel
providing genomic predictions.

The following lots contain Show-Me-Plus™ heifers.

DJV Cattle Co., Edwards djvcattlecompanyjustin@gmail.com 573-345-3404
15, Angus and Angus cross heifers; all heifers have been GeneMax tested which qualifies them as Show-Me-Plus; all are synchronized and AI bred to calve on February 20; our first SMS sale.

Service Sire Breed CE/
Acc
WW/
Acc
Milk/
Acc
YW/
Acc
$W
AI – GAR Prophet Angus 11/
.91
72/
.96
33/
.86
124/
.95
$92.42


Goodnight Angus Farm, Carthage jeff.goodnight@sbcglobal.net 417-459-2558
4, home-raised registered Angus heifers; complete performance data; genomically tested with GGP LD test; Show-Me-Plus qualified; tested and negative for Neospora; AI breds due January 24; cleanups due March 5 to March 19; our 4th SMS sale.
Service Sire Breed CE/
Acc
WW/
Acc
Milk/
Acc
YW/
Acc
$W
AI – GAR Sure Fire Angus 16/
.82
58/
.85
27/
.47
108/
.88
$61.36
AI – GAR Prophet Angus 11/
.91
72/
.96
33/
.86
124/
.95
$92.42
NS– Jacs Blackjack 5124 Angus 12/
.34
61/
.48
23/
.31
116/
.43
$59.74


Circle S Chicks (Dusty & Val Sturgeon), Stark City sturgeon-V@yahoo.com 417-489-0039
100, Red Angus heifers; 70 were synchronized and AI bred are due to calve February 1; 30 head are pasture exposed only and will calve from February 21 to March 23; preg tested via ultrasound and were fetal-sexed; genomically tested with Red Angus Herd Navigator which makes them Show-Me-Plus heifers; our 5th SMS sale.
Service Sire Breed CE/
Acc
WW/
Acc
Milk/
Acc
YW/
Acc
Herd-Builder
AI – Andras Fuslon R236 Red Angus 16/
.77
44/
.87
23/
.75
87/
.86
$124
NS – Bieber Fusion C168 Red Angus 13/
.21
42/
.33
24/
.20
70/
.37
$126
NS – Bieber Rou Stormy D37 Red Angus 10/
.26
61/
.33
24/
.14
103/
.36
$143
NS – Bieber Takeout D408 Red Angus 11/
.28
48/
.32
25/
.16
69/
.36
$118
NS – Bieber Acc Scc Triumph D109 Red Angus 10/
.27
50/
.35
26/
.16
83/
.38
$149


5C Ranch Inc./Scott Casey, El Dorado Springs charlie_casey@hotmail.com 417-296-1276
10, home-raised Angus & Angus cross heifers with Hereford influence; have used Angus bulls for 15 years; herd of 300 cows are Top Dollar Angus qualified; these sale heifers are Genemax Focus tested thus are Show-Me-Plus; grown on fescue with daily hand feeding; several of these 10 head are out of SMS females we’ve bought; carcass data from our herd the last 2 years show, 90% Choice/Prime; 4 lbs ADG; 30% Certified Angus Beef; 6:1 feed:gain; 5% were yield grades 4 & 5’s; Synchronized and AI bred to calve February 11; cleanup breds due February 19 to February 24; our first consignment to the SMS sale.
Service Sire Breed CE/
Acc
WW/
Acc
Milk/
Acc
YW/
Acc
$W
AI – Thomas Top Hand 0536 Angus 12/
.73
70/
.86
28/
.49
121/
.80
$74.67
NS– HPCA G A R Prophet 301 Angus 14/
.32
66/
.41
48/
.29
116/
.35
$91.95
NS– HPCA All In 565 Angus 18/
.35
63/
.44
30/
.33
108/
.39
$80.56

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