Profit begins with reproduction. Producers who can count on a higher percentage of pregnant heifers will have a larger number of replacements that they can cash crop. The Red Angus HEIFER PREGNANCY (HPG) EPD predicts the proba- bility of heifers conceiving to calve at two years of age.
CALVING EASE is a trait of major economic impact. Heifers that experience calving problems require additional labor and are less likely to rebreed. Red Angus completely describes calving ease with Direct (CED) and Maternal (CEM) EPDs.
Annual cowherd feed costs represent producers’ largest expense, and simply maintaining the cowherd’s body weight and condition accounts for 65-70% of that total. Red Angus’ mature cow MAINTENANCE ENERGY (ME) EPD arms pro- ducers with a tool to help keep feed costs in check. Efficient, easy-fleshing Red Angus replacements help you get a handle on feed expenses and make the most of available forage.
Females that stay in the herd reduce replacement rates….and provide more valuable heifers to sell….a huge economic driver for cow/calf producers. Red Angus customers have the advantage of a STAYABILITY EPD, which predicts a bull’s ability to sire daughters that remain productive past the age of six.
TN Juniors that exhibited in the Red Angus Junior Show are: Ethan Bell and Jacob Bell of Friendship TN, Samantha Bussell of Carthage TN, Hannah Collins of Dyersburg TN, Gavin Giffey of Sparta TN, Dylan Malone of Fayetteville TN, Jake Ozburn of Unionville TN and Erin Welch of Friendship TN.
A big thank you goes out to SERAA for providing the Junior Premiums for these kids. The Southeast Red Angus Association proudly offers $500 in sponsorship for designated State Junior Shows for its 9 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.