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Bulls in Stud week of June 23, 2017

Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.

ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.

Bulls in Stud 6-23-2017

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Bulls in Stud week of June 5, 2017

Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.

ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.

Bulls in Stud 6-5-2017

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2017 Memorial Day-ORIgen office closed

Here at ORIgen we are remembering those who fought so hard for our FREEDOM. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. 

The ORIgen office will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8 a.m.!

 

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Bulls in Stud week of 5-22-2017

Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.

ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.

Bulls in Stud 5-22-2017

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EPD updates and 50K data week of 5/19/2017

Below  you will find sorts of the AAA database of active sires and non parent bulls for several measures are attached for your information.

Remember, current HD50K data for all tested sires is the last tab of this spreadsheet

5-19-17 ORIgen sires

Bulls that rank in the top 10% for a trait are highlighted in green color and those in the top 1% are highlighted in gold color. The most current results for the Developmental Duplication are included in this spreadsheet. Semen from the ORIgen trait leaders can be ordered online. Make your order today!

INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY SORTS….
A weekly summary of the ORIgen sires progeny average ratios that are used in the calculation of the weekly EPD updates.

5-19-17 ORIgen sire progeny averages

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EPD Updates & 50K Data, week of May 5

 

Remember, current HD50K data for all tested sires is the last tab of this spreadsheet.

5-5-17 ORIgen sires

Bulls that rank in the top 10% for a trait are highlighted in green color and those in the top 1% are highlighted in gold color. The most current results for the Developmental Duplication are included in this spreadsheet. Semen from the ORIgen trait leaders can be ordered online. Make your order today!

INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY SORTS….
A weekly summary of the ORIgen sires progeny average ratios that are used in the calculation of the weekly EPD updates.

5-5-17 ORIgen sire progeny averages

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Is the beef industry headed in the right direction?

Consolidated Beef Producers daily email report on the cattle market offers this to “The torrid slaughter pace of the last 6 months has resulted in a shortage of Choice cattle today, right when the marketplace needs them. Packers now face difficult decisions and some critical unknowns.”

An interesting assessment after a spring bull sale season where many seedstock producers have ignored Marbling EPD data because the percentage of carcasses qualifying for the USDA Choice and USDA Prime quality grades has been at record highs for the past several years.

At the annual NCBA convention in February 2017, I asked a Cattle Fax analyst about why they, and many others, seem to ignore the $15 to 20 per hundredweight Prime-Choice spread that has remained very constant during a significant increase in the availability of USDA Prime carcasses and instead want to discuss the extreme variability of the Choice-Select spread.  His answer was that that the Prime-Choice spread had not yet shown the effects of over-supply, implying that he was certain it would eventually…

What few seem to understand or want to accept is that with a coming roll-out of upper two-thirds USDA Choice Angus product by Walmart, the largest retailer of beef in the world, the demand for cattle that are anything less than that qualification level that has been taken directly from the specifications for our Certified Angus Beef program will begin a downward trend as the cow herd continues to rebuild and beef supply increases that allows packers to discount carcasses they do not want or need.  Growing affluence around the developed world will continue to increase the demand for USDA Prime products now primarily exported to the Pacific Rim and sold in fine-dining restaurants and upscale meat specialty shops.

Selling Angus bulls with below breed average Marbling EPD values to commercial cattlemen that will get no hybrid vigor improvement in the carcass traits from crossbreeding is a recipe to continue the widening of the Prime-Choice spread as demand grows faster than supply in the international beef industry.

No bull in Angus history has ever offered more potential progress in one generation than Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress who records the first ever high accuracy Marbling EPD to reach +2.00.  Using the science behind the calculation of Marbling EPD, Rito 3S10, when randomly used on commercial cows, has the genetics to improve the resulting progeny carcasses from those females two-thirds of a quality grade compared with calves out a +0.0 Marbling EPD bull.  That genetic power should be able to move future calves that would have graded USDA Select to USDA mid Choice and allow them to meet the marbling specification to qualify for the Certified Angus Beef brand or move calves that would have been graded USDA mid Choice to USDA Prime and qualify for the Prime premium that has for several years been from $150 to $200 per thousand pound carcass.  Used in a commercial heifer breeding project, semen from Rito 3S10 can generate HUGE financial returns that more than cover the costs of synchronization and insemination and the replacement heifers retained by Rito 3S10 can change a commercial or seedstock Angus herd and keep it relevant for many years to come.

 

 

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EPD updates and 50K data week of April 28.

Below  you will find sorts of the AAA database of active sires and non parent bulls for several measures are attached for your information.

Remember, current HD50K data for all tested sires is the last tab of this spreadsheet.

4-28-17 ORIgen sires

Bulls that rank in the top 10% for a trait are highlighted in green color and those in the top 1% are highlighted in gold color. The most current results for the Developmental Duplication are included in this spreadsheet. Semen from the ORIgen trait leaders can be ordered online. Make your order today!

INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY SORTS….
A weekly summary of the ORIgen sires progeny average ratios that are used in the calculation of the weekly EPD updates.

4-28-17 ORIgen sire progeny averages

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Bulls in Stud week of April 28, 2017

Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.

ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.

Bulls in Stud week of 4-28-2017

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Bulls in stud week of April 16, 2017

Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.

ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.

Bulls in Stud week of 4-16-2017

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