Angus breeders

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Re: Angus breeders

Post by kentuckyguy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:26 pm

I have looked at the ASA website a lot here lately and can’t find a definitive answer. I wanna make sure I’m making the right decisions from the start and not causing myself more headaches down the road.

I’m sure someone here will come along that has some experience with this.

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Re: Angus breeders

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:40 pm

Here is the latest DNA pricing info:
New Genetic Condition Panel Pricing
"The Genetic Conditions Panel is undergoing changes to include all 7 of the genetic defects tracked by the American Simmental Association. These defects are: AM, NH, CA, DD, OS, PHA, and TH. The new Genetic Conditions Panel will only be available with GGP-LD or GGP-HD testing and the add on price for the panel will be $25. If the animal is not undergoing a GGP-LD or GGP-HD test, then defect testing will be $25 per defect. If requesting the genetic conditions panel after a GGP-LD or GGP-HD test is complete, then the testing will be billed at single defect rates, which is $25 per defect"

But, I still can't find out how you know whether you need to test and for what???
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Re: Angus breeders

Post by bse » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:16 pm

try this if your looking to test commercial cattle angus.org/AGI/CommercialTests.aspx

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Re: Angus breeders

Post by gizmom » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:22 am

Till
Take a look at a Schaff sale catalog, if you want to see multi generations by the same breeder.

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Re: Angus breeders

Post by Till-Hill » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 am

gizmom wrote:Till
Take a look at a Schaff sale catalog, if you want to see multi generations by the same breeder.

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Yes I've very familiar with them. And somehow on a lot of the bulls they keep their inbreeding very low. Bunch of cow families but must take many hours to mate cows correctly!

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Re: Angus breeders

Post by Bestoutwest » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:46 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I'm not a Angus breeder, but you really need to think a lot of your cattle to feel you can raise better cattle than you can buy. Most if not all small operations are replicators. Most folks can't afford $10k to $100k to buy a quality cow as a starting point for their herd.


No way in heck can I afford a $10K, $20K bull, probably couldn't swing a $5K bull with our super small herd of cattle. However, I can swing $20 semen and someday, if I can convince the wife to give it a shot, I can afford $500 embryos. I think anyone that believes that's the way to start is going to be pushing manure balls uphill for a long time. I've seen a lot of those $100K animals, and honestly they don't do much for me. The brand and papers do a lot more to sell those animals than their appearance does. And there's no way that those animals will pay for themselves when you're a little guy. I've done the math, and I just can't make it work, but I can see how if you had a big production sale AND a lot to background calves that some of those animals would really put some decent money in your pocket IF they panned out like their EPD's say they will.
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Re: Angus breeders

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 pm

Bestoutwest - you are so right. So many "new" "breeders" think they can buy into the "game". Nope. You have to pay hard knocks & "earn" a reputation before you can sell high dollar cattle.
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