Rushville Republican

Agriculture

March 8, 2013

Local Angus breeder recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

RUSHVILLE — Meyerway Angus of Rushville has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association(r) for having a registered Angus bull included in the Association’s 2013 Pathfinder(r) Report.

Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production. More than 2 million eligible dams with more than 6.8 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status.

In addition, bulls that have sired a minimum of five or more Pathfinder Cows are recognized as Pathfinder Sires.

All registered Angus cows and sires meeting the strict Pathfinder standards are listed, along with their owners, in the annual Pathfinder Report. The 2013 Pathfinder Report lists 8,680 individual cows and 234 Pathfinder sires. It is available online at www.angus.org<http://www.angus.org>, and printed copies are available from the Association.

Started in 1978, the Pathfinder Program continues to recognize outstanding breeders participating in the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR(r)) Program.

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