McCurry Bros of Sedgwick and has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus bulls included in the association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report.


McCurry Bros of Sedgwick and has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus bulls included in the association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report.
Wendling Farm LLC of Halstead has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having 10 registered Angus cows included in the association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report.
Only 2,099 of the almost 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, said Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.
These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, Bowman said.
More than 1.9 million eligible dams and more than 6.2 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status.
In addition, bulls that have sired a minimum of five or more Pathfinder cows are recognized as Pathfinder sires.
All registered Angus cows that meet the Pathfinder standards are listed, along with their owners, in the Pathfinder Report that is published annually by the association.
The 2011 Pathfinder Report lists 9,083 individual cows and 242 Pathfinder sires.
It is available online at www.angus.org, and printed copies are available from the association.
Started in 1978, the Pathfinder Program continues to recognize outstanding breeders participating in the Angus Herd Improvement Records Program.