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Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus bulls included in the Association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.
Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.
Over two million eligible dams with more than 6.8 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status.
In addition, bulls that have sired a minimum of five or more Pathfinder Cows are recognizes as Pathfinder Sires.
All registered Angus cows and sires meeting the strict Pathfinder standards are listed, along with their owners, in the annual Pathfinder Report.
The 2013 Pathfinder Report lists 8,680 individual cows and 234 Pathfinder sires. It is available online at www.angus.org, and printed copies are available from the association.