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Happy 4th of July

From the ORIgen family to yours we are wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July.

    The ORIgen office will be closed Monday & Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th in observance of the 4th of July Holiday. We will resume normal business hours Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8 a.m. MDT.
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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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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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A MONUMENTAL Force!

    EXAR MONUMENTAL 6056B
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When a bull comes along with such EPIC porportions, you know he’s going to be MONUMENTAL to the industry.

EXAR MONUMENTAL 6056B puts it all together—calving-ease, strong growth, high marbling, big Ribeye and outstanding phenotype. He was very popular in Denver.

MONUMENTAL not only excels in the measurable traits, he also has excellent feet and legs and tremendous balance and eye appeal with a good disposition.

This herd-sire prospect checks all the boxes necessary to be a MONUMENTAL force in the Angus seedstock industry.

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Rito 3S10 Ascends to Number 1 Active Sire for Marbling EPD!

With the weekly update released by AAA on Friday, February 24, 2017, Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress has ascended to the lofty position of the Number 1 active Angus sire for Marbling score EPD in the breed that sets the standards for carcass excellence and quality grade. 

There are currently 30 progeny of 3S10 that have been scanned in seven different herds (none of which are the bull’s owner Three Trees Ranch) with an almost unbelievable average %IMF ratio of 120 and an average URE ratio of 105. 

At Three Trees Ranch, 70 progeny of 3S10 have been i50K tested and 22 of them rank top 1% in the genomic tested population for the marbling score molecular breeding value percentile, with 60 ranking top 5% and the worst of the whole group ranked at 14% with a PHENOMENAL OVERALL AVERAGE of top 3%. 

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, seven sons of 3S10 sold in the outstanding 44 Farms sale, where marbling matters. The seven 3S10 sons sold for an average of $8,286 with a top price of $11,000 and they had an average Marbling score EPD of 1.52 on sale day with a range of 1.23 to 1.80.

To purchase a fall yearling son of 3S10 to move your herd’s genetic profile closer to the highly valued USDA Prime levels, contact Dick at Three Trees at (770) 846-0046 or purchase semen to breed virgin heifers of any breed from www.ORIgenbeef.org.

 

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Welcoming Chelsee Camblin

If you have called ORIgen in the recent weeks you may have noticed a new voice. We welcomed Chelsee Camblin to ourfb_img_1481733282924 team the beginning of December. Chelsee is a fourth generation cattle rancher from Maybell, Colorado, where her family has a commercial cow calf operation. She was actively involved in 4-H and FFA growing up.  After high school Chelsee attended Casper College and studied Graphic Design. When she is not working you will find her taking  livestock photos and attending cattle shows.  Chelsee currently resides in Park City, Montana.

At ORIgen you find Chelsee helping in many different areas such as  answering phone, transferring certificates, taking orders and helping out where ever she is needed. We are excited to have her join the ORIgen Team!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE ORIGEN FAMILY

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to work in an industry full of wonderful people. The ORIgen office will be closed on Thursday Nov. 24 & Friday Nov. 25 so our staff can enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We will return on Monday, November 28 at 8 am.

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ORIgen App

Download the ORIgen App today on Google Play or the ITunes App Store. The ORIgen App was created for individuals to stay current with what is happening at ORIgen and easily access tools to help make your operation more success in improving your genetics.

FEATURES:
-Order Semen, Certificates and AI Supplies
-View Current EPDs
-View the ORIgen Event Calendar
-Get News Alerts
-Semen Tank Inventory
-Gestation Calculator
-View Heat Sync Protocols
View Frame Score Table

For Android users click HERE to download.

For iOS users click HERE to download.

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EPD Updates & 50K Data week of 8-26-2016

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.
8-26-16 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.

8-26-16 ORIgen sire progeny averages

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EPD Updates & 50K Data week of 8-12-2016

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.
8-12-16 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.
8-12-16 ORIgen sire progeny averages

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