The American Angus AssociationSM has released its 2007 PathfinderSM Report. This year's report lists 9,726 individual cows and 256 sires that qualify for Pathfinder status. The Pathfinder Report is published annually by the Association, is accessible online at www.angus.org/pubs/pathfind.htm.
The Pathfinder program was started in 1978 to recognize superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production, including early calving, a regular calving interval and above average weaning performance. Bulls that have sired a minimum of five or more Pathfinder cows are listed as a Pathfinder sire in this report. More than 1.5 million eligible dams and more than 5 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status.
The 2007 Pathfinder Report is included in the April issue of the Angus
Journal, or may be obtained by contacting the American Angus Association. The American Angus Association, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services to more than 34,000 members and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics. For more information go to www.angus.org.