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Select Sires and Allied Team Up On Simmental Genetics

Select Sires and Allied Team Up On Simmental Genetics
Two genetics companies together say they offer new and valuable options.

Select Sires Inc. and Allied Genetic Resources are teaming up to become a premier source of Simmental and SimAngus genetics.

Allied, based in Normal, Ill., represents a large number of committed, independent seedstock producers and currently markets more than 5,000 commercial bulls annually. The breeder-owners offer nearly 3,000 SimAngus hybrid bulls per year and are the nation’s largest producers of Simmental genetics.

Two genetics companies together say they offer new and valuable options.

Additionally, nearly 1,000 Angus, Red Angus and Balancer bulls are sold by Allied herds each year. Allied works with the commercial customer base of its breeder-owners to offer value-added options, and genetic decision-making solutions targeted toward long-term profitability.

“We believe the commercial beef industry is showing a renewed interest in capitalizing on the feed conversion advantage of crossbred steers, in addition to the fertility and stayability advantages of crossbred females,” said Aaron Arnett, vice president of beef genetics at Select Sires Inc.

“Because of their focus on improved calving ease without sacrificing growth or carcass merit, we believe modern Simmental and SimAngus cattle represent the most logical choice for crossing to highly English-influenced herds."

Arnett says partnering with Allied is an obvious fit for Select Sires because their breeder-owners are commercially focused. He says they have economically important traits at the forefront of their breeding programs. That is in line with the goals of Select Sires' core customer base, which is commercial beef producers.

The inclusion of Allied bulls into the Select Sires program allows for two branded categories of Simmental and Simmental-influenced genetics known as Profit Track and Future Track sires.

In the months ahead, beef producers will find several new and valuable options coming to the Simmental and SimAngus lineups at Select Sires.

Look to and the Select Sires 2013 Beef Sire Directory for these exciting additions.

Select Sires Inc. is based in Plain City, Ohio, and is North America’s largest A.I. organization. It is comprised of nine farmer-owned and farmer-controlled cooperatives.

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