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Local farms receive national recognition

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Two Pulaski County farms have received national recognition for having some of their registered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

Only 1,992 of the Association’s more than 25,000 members are represented in this year’s Pathfinder Report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Kegley Farms of Pulaski LLC had four registered Angus cows included in the report, while Lyn Lew Farm in Dublin had one.

The Pathfinder program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits, such as early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, which are economically important to efficient beef production.

Over 2 million eligible dams with more than 6.8 million weaning records were examined to determine Pathfinder status. All registered Angus cows that meet the strict Pathfinder standards are listed, along with their owners. The largest number of Pathfinder cows from a single herd this year is 96.

The 2013 Pathfinder Report is published online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.angus.org” \t “_blank” www.angus.org.