From a total of 284,230 sires with progeny records reported as of Friday, May 22, 2020 in the American Angus Association data base, the Fall 2020 Sire Evaluation Report lists 2,391 sires with the following qualifications to be included in the Main Report:
- The sire must have at least 35 yearling progeny weights in proper contemporary groups on Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR).
- The sire must post a yearling accuracy value of at least .40.
- He must have had at least 5 calves recorded in the American Angus Association Herd Book since June 1, 2018.
Among the 2,391 sires in the Main Report of the Fall 2020 National Cattle Evaluation, there are 37 head that record one of the top 25 $Combined value indexes and the eight of those featured at ORIgen represent 22% of the elite proven sires!
Led by the past ORIgen sire WAR Calvary B063 Z044 at Number 1, this now-deceased leader is joined by ORIgen sires SydGen Enhance, Bakers Northside 6007, Diablo Deluxe 1104, Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress, SydGen Exceed 3223, FF Rito Righteous 6R41 and SydGen Blacksmith 4010.
There are 67 proven sires that record one of the top 25 $Beef value indexes and 16 of those are ORIgen marketing sires that represent 24% of the breed leaders!
The past ORIgen sire WAR Calvary B063 Z044 again leads the way at Number 1 and is joined by Bakers Northside 6007, SydGen Enhance, Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress, Baldridge Alternative E125 SydGen Exceed 3223, Diablo Deluxe 1104, SydGen Blacksmith 4010, SydGen FATE 2800, MW DNAmite, FF Rito Righteous 6R41, Stevenson Big League and EXAR Monumental 6056B.
Connealy Cool 39L ranks Number 1 for percent Heifer Pregnancy EPD and Number 2 for $Maternal calf value index.
Crouch Silverado, another long-term ORIgen featured sire, records the Number 1 $Weaned calf value index with 17 other ORIgen sires joining him among the sires with top 25 $W values.
Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress ranks Number 1 for both $G and Marbling score EPD and a daughter of Rito 3S10 is the Number 2 for $B index when compared to 300,262 active dams.
The past ORIgen sire PA Valor 201 ranks Number 1 for RE EPD where he is joined among the proven leaders by FF Rito Righteous 6R41.
Stevenson Big League records the Number 1 Weaning Weight EPD of the 2,391 proven sires and the Number 3 Yearling Weight EPD to rank among the top 10 for $F index where he is joined by Bakers Northside 6007.