Cougar Hollow Ranch, in Lipan, and Clint L. Peterson, of Weatherford, have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having one registered Angus cow included in the Association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.
Lynwood W Lesikar, of Poolville, has been recognized for having two registered Angus cows included in the report.
Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The Pathfinder program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits economically important to efficient beef production. These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, Bowman says. 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, in the Pathfinder Report that is published annually by the Association.