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“We’ve tried other programs in the past, but when you find what works you stick to it. With AI, I basically bred out all the difficulties. I wanted uniformity, but I’ve improved udder quality and structure in the herd. I also have a tighter calving season, and with AI to calving ease sires, I can calve without having to watch; and less labor is always great.” Mark Fulton, Fulton Ranch, SD “AI gives us the total package. We can breed a heifer designed like we want with predictability. We used to use young sires, now we use proven sires because the reliability and consistency is something we can’t put a price on. (Those heifers) stay in the herd and don’t fall out. ” Jerry Kuenning, Imperial, NE ABS is the industry’s source for proven, profit-driven results. Backed by the exclusive Angus Sire Alliance program since 1996, ABS is better equipped to deliver results you can count on. To learn more about the ABS genetic service toolbox, contact your local ABS Representative or call 1.800.ABS.STUD. 1.800.ABS.STUD absbeef.com Quality and Balance At Its Best ✔ Well rounded, maternally oriented bull with super phenotype and calving ease ✔ The next step CONSENSUS 7229 son offering outstanding performance and maternal traits with enhanced calving ease and $Beef ✔ +16 Calving Ease sire whose progeny dominated the 2017 Baldridge Bros. Sale ✔ Progeny offer consistent, well balanced type and kind with extra depth of rib and muscle ✔ Ideal maternal combination coupling a top $Weaning Index with moderate Milk and mature size along with outstanding Heifer Pregnancy MILL BAR HICKOK 7242 AAA 17351674 and Docility EPDs CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 x S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM MILK Hd/Dts MW MH +16 -1.1 +69 +114 +.18 +.46 +0.3 +.92 +34 +12.5 +11 +30 3 +31 +0.3 .70 .85 .85 .79 .29 .29 .68 .77 .64 .26 .48 .46 36 .35 .40 EPDs as of 9/15/2017 TOP 35% T R A I T EPD A C C CW MARB REA FAT C/U Pg $EN $W $G $B +47 +.84 +.73 +.042 0 -19.28 +79.53 +41.86 +146.83 .52 .46 .47 .47 231 DNA tested AMF, CAF, D2F, DDF, M1F, NHF T R A I T EPD A C C The Calving Ease Cowmaker ✔ A breed standard for calving ease on purebreds and for making baldies ✔ No sire in the breed can match his proven combination of calving ease and maternal traits ✔ Maternal machine, ranks in the top 10 of all high accuracy sires for teat and udder EPDs ✔ Daughters are moderate, big ribbed, easy fleshing with fantastic udders ✔ Won’t sacrifice carcass traits with excellent marbling and ribeye area UPS DOMINO 3027 AHA 42426386 CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET x SH DIAMOND 881 CED BW WW YW SC MM MG MCE MCW US TS +10.2 -1.1 +47 +77 +1.1 +37 +61 +7.2 +61 +1.39 +1.47 .74 .94 .92 .93 .87 .89 .69 .86 .90 .80 EPDs as of 9/15/2017 TOP 35% T R A I T EPD A C C FAT REA MARB BMI CEZ BII CHB +0.015 +0.39 +0.46 $26 $26 $20 $33 .82 .83 .82 DNA tested DLF, HYF, IEF T R A I T EPD A C C ©2017 ABS Global, Inc. HICKOK 29AN1965 DOMINO 3027 29HH0838 .94


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