Producers using registered Angus bulls and enrolling in the AngusSource® program continue to realize the value in information. AngusSource, a USDA process verified program (PVP) that documents source, age and genetics, announces its second quarterly winners in the Premium Value Challenge (PVC). Producers enrolled in AngusSource can enter the PVC by submitting sale information on their calves.
“The AngusSource program is gaining momentum. Industry awareness is at an all-time high,” says Sara Moyer, director of the AngusSource program. “We are proud to recognize those producers through the PVC that took full advantage of the marketing assistance that AngusSource offers and in doing so received a premium for their Angus-sired calves.”
Once producers marketed their calves they were asked to submit their sale information to AngusSource. Those cattle that received more than a $5 cwt premium over the Cattle-Fax mid-range weekly price for their region qualify for PVC. This quarter of the PVC was conducted for cattle marketed from November 2006 through January 2007. The quarterly state winners and their sale information follow.
Linda Green, Flippin, Ark., received $12 cwt premium for heifers and $11 cwt premium for steers. Rocky P Ranch, Hanston, Kan., received $7.70 cwt premium for steers. Brian Lease, Clark, Mo., sold steers for $5.10 cwt premium. Kenneth Pelster, Bartlett, Neb., sold a lot of steers for an $8.25 cwt premium. In Nevada, Alan Cain, Winnemucca, sold heifers for a $9.75 cwt premium, and Anthony Lesperance, Paradise Valley, sold steers for $11 cwt premium. Cletus Blubaugh, Tonkawa, Okla., received $5.89 cwt premium for heifers. Thaine and Anita Schickendanz, Fargo, Okla., received a $6.38 cwt premium for their steers.
The steers and heifers sold at premium through various marketing outlets including private treaty, at a local auction market and via video auctions. Producers who are currently marketing their calves can still participate in the PVC, as it is conducted quarterly. Data is now being collected on those calves sold February through April 2007. All producers who submit information with more than a $5 cwt premium receive an AngusSource cap, and state winners received an AngusSource wind shirt.
For more information about AngusSource or the Premium Value Challenge, go to www.angussource.com. To enter, Producer Participant must submit a completed AngusSource customer feedback form (CSTR 100) to the American Angus AssociationSM via mail or e-mail. This form is available online at www.angussource.com or by calling 816-383-5100. Producers must submit the price, weight, number of head, method of sale and location to the American Angus Association. Both steers and heifers are eligible and will compete in separate divisions. Mixed sex lots of cattle are not eligible. Cattle sold will be compared to Cattle-Fax regional data and a mid-range price will be used.
The American Angus Association, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services to 34,000 members and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics.