Angus group recognizes 2 producers

Two cattle producers in Marion County have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having animals included in the organization?s annual report of outstanding registered Angus cows.

Harms Plainview Ranch of Lincolnville has seven cows included in the organization?s Pathfinder Report for 2009 and Clark White of Peabody has one cow included.

Only 2,284 of the nearly 33,000 American Angus Association members are represented in the report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs.

The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.

These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, Bowman said.

Nearly 1.8 million eligible dams and more than 5.7 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status.

The 2009 report lists 10,017 individual cows and 263 Pathfinder sires. It is published online at www.angus.org, and printed copies are available from the Association.

The largest number of Pathfinder cows from a single herd this year is 76.

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