Select Sires Inc. and Allied Genetic Resources (Allied) are teaming up to become the 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.
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 Dr. 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.
Partnering with Allied is an obvious fit for Select Sires because their breeder-owners are commercially focused, with economically important traits at the forefront of their breeding programs, which is in line with the goals of our core customer base — the commercial cattleman.”
“We represent a very highly regarded group of breeders who are absolutely committed to customer service and the larger beef business,” explained Marty Ropp, chief executive officer of Allied. “Select Sires has the same kind of reputation when it comes to targeting commercial production and overall beef chain profitability from conception to consumption.”
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, cattlemen will find several new and valuable options coming to the Simmental and SimAngus lineups at Select Sires. Look to www.selectsiresbeef.com and the Select Sires 2013 Beef Sire Directory for these exciting additions.