Angus LinkSM is the American Angus Association’s new feeder cattle program. The program’s three simple scores identify the genetic performance potential of enrolled calves and yearlings from ranch to rail. Cattle composed of multiple breeds are eligible to enroll and the scores work from coast to coast and north to south.
The scores give producers the ability to effectively communicate the genetic merit of their calves to potential buyers and differentiate their calves from others on sale day.
The program’s easy to understand scoring system enables cattle feeders and buyers to incorporate genetic performance potential into their appraisal process at the speed of commerce. By helping to identify cattle that have the potential to work in their system whether they are paid on gain, grade or a combination of the two the Angus Link scorecard can aid in managing risk by making profits more predictable.