Top Angus Sire honored at the 2023 Angus Convention
Over the last 150 years, the popularity of Angus cattle has grown, making over 70 percent of America’s cowherd influenced by Angus genetics.
Influential sires have made their mark, and during the 2023 American Angus Association Awards Dinner and Reception on Nov. 5 in Orlando, Fla., the association recognized the sire registering the most progeny.
Deer Valley Growth Fund, owned by Deer Valley Farm of Fayetteville, Tenn., sired 5,006 calves registered into the Angus herd book, the most in Fiscal Year 2023.
Jonathan Perry, general manager of Deer Valley Farm, was honored to accept the award.
“We have loved seeing the success Angus breeders have had with Growth Fund,” he said.
Recognizing these sires highlights the breeders dedicated to providing top-quality Angus bulls.
“Our members enjoy wide diversity in genetics to achieve whatever their breeding goals are,” said Mark McCully, chief executive officer of the association. “We’re thankful for these cattlemen committed to breed improvement.”
The top 10 sires are recorded from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
The other nine sires, in order, include G A R Home Town, owned by Gardiner Angus Ranch, Inc. of Ashland, Kan., siring 4,137 calves; Sitz Resilient 10208, owned by Bar J V Angus Ranch of Fairview, Mont., Dan Ingalls of Casper and Lunds B Bar Angus of Wibaux, Mont., siring 3,234 calves and DB Iconic G95, owned by the Douglas Booth family of Torrington and Genex Cooperative of Shawano, Wis., siring 2,970 calves.
Also on the list are Tehama Tahoe B767, owned by Midwest Genetics of Long Island, Kan., Tehama Angus Ranch of Gerber, Calif. and VanDerVeen Farms of Phillipsburg, Kan., siring 2,963 calves; Sitz Stellar 726D, owned by ABS Global, Inc. of De Forest, Wis. and Sitz Angus Farm of Dillon, Mont., siring 2,838 calves and Poss Rawhide, owned by Danny Poss of Scotia, Neb. and Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas, siring 2,315 calves.
Rounding out the top 10 list are Tehama Patriarch F028, owned by ABS Global, Inc. and Tehama Angus Ranch, siring 2,192 calves; S A V Rainfall 6846, owned by Kurt Schaff of Kansas City, Mo., Schaffs Angus Valley of Saint Anthony, N.D. and Square B Ranch and Cattle of Wasilla, Ala., siring 2,183 calves and Myers Fair-N-Square M39, owned by Myers Angus Farm of Harrodsburg, Ky. and Sexing Technologies, siring 2,091 calves.
Amber Wahlgren is a communications assistant for the American Angus Association. This article was originally published by the American Angus Association on Nov. 9.