Select Sires Beef Designations

New in this year’s directory, you will find icons designating traits and/or industry sectors where a sire offers significant improvement. Listed below are the descriptions for these new icons. Use these icons to help find and utilize the sires that best fit your needs and goals. 

The Cowmaker logo designates sires expected to make the next generation of daughters to retain in your herd. This designation is a combination of maternal EPDs and reports from the field.

Using conception data along with quality control evaluations, beef sires designated as Fertility Verified have been field tested and achieved Select Sires’ industry-leading quality standards.

Sires that are .85 or higher accuracy for Birth Weight EPD.

These sires are your go-to for your heifers. The Calving Ease logo identifies sires that rank high for Calving Ease Direct and/or have been successfully used in the field on virgin heifers.

Expect Performance Leaders sires to deliver cattle that are leaders for adding growth. These sires will rank among the best in their respective breeds for WW, YW, and ADG.

The Carcass logo designates sires that will add carcass value and quality. These sires rank high for marbling, ribeye area and $B.

These sires are designed to perform at high altitudes and rank high for PAP EPD or by having great individual PAP data.

This icon identifies sires with sex-sorted female semen available. All gender SELECTED semen is processed using SexedULTRA technology.

Look for the gender SELECTED 4M icon to identify sires with sex-sorted female semen available in 4 million sperm doses. All gender SELECTED semen is processed using SexedULTRA technology.

This icon identifies sires with sex-sorted male semen available. All gender SELECTED semen is processed using SexedULTRA technology

This represents a sire with progeny qualifying for the 44 Farms Prime Pursuits and Angus Strong buy back programs. Using these sires will make your calf crop eligible to participate in 44 supply chain opportunities.

Identifies sires that will help you target CAB standards.

Sires earn the ShowcaseTM designation through outstanding show results or from a show-winning pedigree. Turn to this designation to produce your next show winner or to improve the overall phenotype of your herd.

Limitations and Conditions of Sale: gender SELECTED semen shall be used only for the single insemination of one female bovine during natural ovulation with the intent to produce a single offspring unless specifically approved on an individual customer basis by Sexing Technologies in writing. As a condition of purchasing gender SELECTED semen, the purchaser agrees that gender SELECTED semen will not be reverse sorted or re-sorted unless specifically permitted, in advance, on a case-by-case basis by Select Sires in writing. Select Sires intends to monitor the use of the gender SELECTED semen and vigorously enforce these restrictions on use.

All West/Select Sires is dedicated to being your trusted partner for genetics, service, fertility and reproduction. We believe our goal is to be your genetics partner which helps create pregnancies that are designed to meet your desired outcome.

All West Beef can bring all of this and more to your ranch!

With years of research and discipline, we offer a broad spectrum of genetics from carcass oriented sires to phenotype and function. But what sets us apart is the people we have out there serving you because at Select Sires, your success is truly our passion.

We pride ourselves on the relationships we develop with our customers and believe in the power of a handshake. We have an extensive team of Independent Beef Sales Representatives (BSRs) and professional technicians who are passionate about serving you and helping you reach your goals. Our representatives work around the clock to ensure our customers get the information they need when making big decisions like what bull to use this spring. With years of experience, our representatives have worked with numerous operations and they know what genetics work best. From genetics to chute-side service to a friend you can trust, our representatives are the people you can count on to get the job done.

Let our people save you time so you can get back to what matters most. Start the conversation today by contacting your local representative! 

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Morgan Johnsrud
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