Nearly 90 Select Sires Beef enthusiasts visited Gardiner Angus Ranch (GAR) on Friday, September 10, 2021 for the final day of the 2021 Select Sires Beef Tour. Relationships Matter was the topic of the day and during the afternoon program at the Henry and Nan Gardiner Marketing Center, the Select Sires sales team was recognized for reaching an amazing milestone of three million units of GAR semen sold by Select Sires.
The relationship between Select Sires Inc. and GAR dates back more than 50 years and is grounded in a like-minded belief of improving Angus genetics and carcass quality through measurable performance and objective data. The list of sires who make up this feat of three million units sold contains 25 former Lot 1 sires from GAR production sales as well as many sires who are household names in the Angus breed. This elite group includes 7AN222 PREDESTINED (more than 300,000 units sold), 7AN320 PROPHET (more than 150,000 units sold), 7AN361 SUNRISE (more than 150,000 units sold), and 7AN389 SURE FIRE (more than 150,000 units sold). The newest generation of GAR sires adding to this achievement include 7AN580 HOME TOWN, the all-time record high-selling sire at GAR, and 7AN629 TRANSCENDENT, the highest Marbling sire identified to-date in the Angus breed.
The people of GAR make the sires, and the people of Select Sires market GAR genetics throughout the U.S. and the world. The long-standing Select Sires and GAR relationship has benefited purebred Angus breeders, progressive commercial cattlemen and improved the beef experience for millions.