The American Angus Association has launched a new feeder cattle program, Angus Link. The program allows commercial cattlemen, feeders and breeders to add value to their feeder cattle. Angus Link director Chris Engel says the requirements to enroll are simple. “At least 50 percent of bulls used to sire the group must be registered Angus bulls. Up to 25 percent of the bulls can be registered with any other breed association. No more than 25 percent can be non-registered bulls,” says Engel. “We also need the total amount of calving females, along with the breed composition of those cows and basic calf information.” Beef value, feedlot performance and grid scores will be given to each group of calves enrolled. The scores are presented on a scale of 0 to 200, with the average feeder calf score set at 100. Additional details about the program can be found at AngusLink.com.
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