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Final call for Final Answer

FINAL ANSWER (1AN01044 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035), the highest selling sire in the history of the Angus Breed, died last month. He was 14.

Born on February 22, 2000, he sold in the 2001 Martin and Angie Schaff Complete Retirement Dispersal to Alta Genetics and Baker LeMar Angus, South Dakota. Genex acquired Final Answer with the purchase of the Alta beef program in 2002. Since then, he has become the highest selling beef sire in the history of Genex.

Since 2009, FINAL ANSWER has been on the top 10 list for Angus registrations every year, ranking as the number one sire for registrations at the end of fiscal year 2012. He currently has 28,712 progeny registered with the American Angus Association along with countless commercial offspring. FINAL ANSWER achieved a great feat for any beef sire, by producing his 500,000th unit of semen on July 25, 2013.

He has attained many notable accomplishments, due in part to his commercial acceptability and extensive use worldwide. He leaves behind moderate, efficient replacement females and superior sons, such as 1AN01146 RIGHT ANSWER, 1AN01222 PRIORITY and 1AN01141 PIONEER. In addition, his legacy continues in his clone, 1AN01259 FINAL ANSWER II, a sire that can be used with the same expectations as FINAL ANSWER.

"I have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest maternal sires of the breed," says Willie Altenburg, Genex Associate Vice President of Beef Genetics. "Among that group of iconic sires is Final Answer, he will go down in history as one of the greatest calving ease and maternal sires of his era."

Final Answer stats

Born: 2-22-2000

Birth Weight: 69 lbs.

Yrlg Frame: 6.3

205 Days: 843 lbs.

Mature Frame: 6.0

365 Days: 1,360 lbs.

Scrotal: 44.0 cm.

Mature: 2,475 lbs.

Tattoo: 0035

Owned By: Baker’s Lemar Angus, S.D.; Martin Schaff, N.D.; Genex, Wisc.