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Wilde recognized in fall sire report

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Wayne Wilde of Shevlin owns seven bulls listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association.

Issued in both the spring and fall, the report features the latest performance information available on 5,871 sires. It is accessible online at www.angussiresearch.com.

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Expected Progeny Differences are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 9,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association's Beef Improvement Records program.

The fall 2010 evaluation includes updated research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility. EPDs are listed for growth and maternal traits, as well as carcass traits that integrate performance records from the carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases. Decision-making tools also include $Values, a suite of bio-economic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process. The report also has updated research reports for docility and heifer pregnancy.

The semiannual analysis for the report utilizes more than 19 million measures used to generate more than 55 million EPDs for the Angus breed.

The American Angus Association, headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo., provides programs and services for nearly 33,000 members nationwide and thousands of commercial producers who use Angus genetics. Visit www.angus.org for more information.

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