Association Roundup: March 26, 2011
Limousin: Limousin breeders recognized the importance of temperament in the early 1990s and since that time have greatly improved temperament of Limousin cattle. Developing the first docility expected progeny difference (EPD) in 1994, the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) led the way in producing cattle that can work from the west coast to the east coast.
Evaluating the genetic trend since the early 1990s will show that Limousin’s average docility score EPD has increased over nine fold. Docility is important to every segment of the beef industry and can have an effect on production and acceptance throughout the beef industry.
Gelbvieh: The American Gelbvieh Association has launched a redesign of its Web site, http://www.gelbvieh.org. The new design features a modern look, ease of navigation and updated content.
One enhanced feature from the previous site is a calendar for upcoming sales and events as well as sale listings for replacement females, bulls and feeder cattle.
The AGA’s free listing exchange service is a current listing of Gelbvieh-influenced feeder cattle, females and bulls for sale by members across the country. The listing includes seller contact information and a brief description of the animals including number and age range, color, breed description, photos and other information. Members and commercial cattlemen with Gelbvieh-influenced feeder cattle, bulls or females for sale can post their listing on the Web site free of charge. Contact Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association director of breed promotion, at 303-465-2333 for assistance.
Additionally, the “Places to Be” calendar has dates and information on upcoming sales, shows, junior activities and state association field days.
The site’s “Search for an animal” and “Find a breeder” features link directly to the Gelbvieh association’s registry database with online search capabilities.
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