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ORIgen in the Spotlight at Fort Worth!

The record-setting 2015 Texas Angus Association sales in Fort Worth were a showcase for the genetics of  many ORIgen sires.

In the Stars of Texas female sale that had an average on over 70 sales of $7,990, the top-selling and second high-selling bred heifers and the second high-selling open heifer were all daughters of the Three Trees senior herd sire, Rito 9Q13. Top-selling bred cow was a daughter of SydGen C C & 7 and the co-top-selling cow calf pair was a daughter of SydGen Trust 6228, both sires produced by  ORIgen partners at Sydenstricker Genetics.

In the record-setting Best of the West bull sale where 92 bulls sold for an average of $7,288, the $35,000 record-selling bull was a yearling son EXAR Combination 1750B that offered the highest $B index of any non-parent bull of the breed with a CED of 18 or higher. Featured at ORIgen, Combination was produced in America’s largest seedstock operation, the progressive program of ORIgen partner Express Ranches.

Click each sire to see their current EPD profiles as well as their pedigrees.

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Express dominates National Junior Angus Show

Congratulations to the ORIgen founding partner Express Ranches!

With Express Ranches being named the Premier Breeder and Ryan Callahan named the Premier Junior Breeder along with the Silver Pitchers for top boy and girl exhibitors going to Ryan Callahan and Sydney Schnoor, a long-time Express customer, it was a fitting finale to a week where the Grand Champion Owned Heifer was bred and sold by Express and shown by Callie West from Texas who showed two EXAR division winning owned heifers.

Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer was the first natural calf from the 2013 Roll of Victory Show Heifer of the Year bred by Express and shown by Sydney Schnoor from California – another first for the Express program, the Schnoor family and the Angus breed.

Ryan Callahan bred and showed both the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Cow and the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Steer and Sydney Schnoor’s 2013 Grand Champion Owned Heifer reigned as the Reserve Grand Champion Owned Cow and Calf.  Trent Ray, another long-time Express customer from Illinois, had a great final year as an Angus junior with three first prizes and a second prize owned heifer that resulted in a division champion and two division reserve champions.

The 48 owned heifers shown that carried an EXAR prefix included 13 first prize winners, four division champions, three division reserve champions and were anchored by the very popular Grand Champion Owned Heifer.

Express herd sires produced an amazing 39 head of the 57 first prize owned heifer winners (68%) and they sired both the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Owned Heifers, the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifers, the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Steers, the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Cow and the Reserve Grand Champion Owned Cow.

In the owned heifer show, 13 of the 15 division champion heifers were sired by an Express herd sire as were nine of the 15 division reserve champions. In the bred and owned heifer show, seven of the nine division champions were sired by an Express herd sire as were six of the nine division reserve champions.

The 34 first prize winning bred and owned heifers included 24 (71%) daughters of an Express herd sire for a grand total of 79 first prize breeding cattle at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show sired by an Express herd sire.

 

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Congratulations to Express Ranches

Congratulations to our ORIgen partners at Express Ranches on a great first day of showing at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show for EXAR and ORIgen sire genetics!

Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer was a daughter of the ORIgen and EXAR sire DAMERON FIRST IMPRESSION – in another first for Sydney Schnoor and Express, the champion was the late summer yearling that was at the side of her dam when she won the majority of the shows that earned her the 2013 Roll of Victory Show Heifer of the Year honor – another record for the young woman that had both the Grand Champion Owned and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifers in 2013!

Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer was a daughter of the ORIgen sire EXAR CLASSEN.

 

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Congratulations to Express Ranches!

Congratulations to our ORIgen partner Express Ranches on a new record sale today for EXAR Denver 2002B, the lead bull of the Grand Champion Carload of Bulls at the 2013 National Western who sold one third semen interest for $340,000 for a record total valuation of $1,020,000 for a yearling Angus bull.

Bred to break records, EXAR Denver is one of the very first calves born by the record-setting ORIgen sire, EXAR Upshot 0562B, the lead bull of the Grand Champion Carload of Bulls at the 2011 National Western Stock Show that set a record valuation at Express in 2011 when half interest of him sold for $200,000.  The dam of EXAR Denver is a daughter of the Express featured ORIgen sire EXAR 263C that set the record broken by EXAR Upshot when two-thirds interest of him sold for $263,000 in 2006.

Combining a $B index, $W index, WEPD, YEPD and CW EPD among the top 1% of the population with a CED EPD among the top 2% and a Marbling EPD and RE EPD among the top 3%, as a natural calf, EXAR Denver combined a 76 pound birth weight with an adjusted 205 day weight of 930 pounds and an adjusted 365 day weight of 1,592 pounds, recording a yearling scrotal measure of 40 centimeters with an adjusted URE measure of 18.5 square inches and an adjusted IMF measure of 6.11%.

The record sale of EXAR Denver was the highlight of a record-setting week in the beef industry that also saw the lead bull of the Grand Champion Pen of Three Hereford Bulls at the 2013 National Western sell 75% interest for $600,000 to set a new Hereford record valuation of $800,000 for a yearling bull.

Semen from both the sire and maternal grandsire of EXAR Denver is available immediately online at www.ORIgenbeef.org. Take a tour at ORIgen and see EXAR Denver 2002B and EXAR Upshot 0562B for yourself!

EXAR Upshot 0562B

EXAR 263C

 

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Express Ranches Sale Highlights

      The Big Event Sale at Express Ranches in Yukon, OK on August 25, 2012 was a showcase for two very popular ORIgen featured sires. The dam of EXAR Comanchero 1022B was the high selling cow in the sale for $81,000 for one half interest. She has been identified as one of the genomic superstars in the breed just like her son. Comanchero who offers a superior combination of EPD excellence, DNA genomic strength and outstanding phenotype.

The Dam of EXAR Upshot 0562B was the $40,000 3rd high selling donor in the sale. The sky is the limit as the story unfolds in the future for the exciting ORIgen sires.

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ORIgen Distributors

ABS Global ~ 800.ABS.STUD
Angus Semen Service ~ 800.888.4077 ~ Purcellville, VA
Bovine Elite ~ 800.786.4066 ~ College Station, TX
Bull Barn ~ 800.535.6173 ~ Stapleton, NE
Cattle Visions ~ 866.356.4365 ~ Clark, MO
SEK Genetics ~ 800.443.6389 ~ Galesburg, KS
Universal Semen Service ~ 800.227.8774
ABS Canada ~ 888.785.7883
Bouchard Livestock International ~ 866.946.4999 ~ Crossfield, AB Canada
**You may also purchase semen directly from bull owners**

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