Locally owned bulls among top sires
Three Merced County Angus cattle breeders own bulls listed in the 2010 fall "Sire Evaluation Report" published by the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Mo.
Issued in both the spring and the fall, the report features the latest performance information available on 5,871 sires, and is accessible at www.angussiresearch.
David Nervino of Stevinson owns one bull listed in the report. Shane M. Avila of Merced owns one bull, and GMA Angus Ranch LLC of Merced is the owner of one bull.
The fall evaluation includes research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility. Growth and maternal traits are noted, as well as carcass traits that use performance records from the carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases.
The American Angus Association provides programs and services for nearly 33,000 members nationwide and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics. For more information, go to www.angus.org.
-- Carol Reiter