Gardiner Angus Ranch's 11th Annual Fall Bull Sale Signals New Beginning
Gardiner Angus Ranch's 11th Annual Fall Bull Sale was a good example of new beginnings simply serving as a beacon of progress. The 2015 fall sale cattle are the first volume offering to sell with industry driven, commercial indexes designed by the scientists at Method Genetics. The new indexes for maternal production (MPI), quality pounds (QPI) and retained ownership income (ROI) were provided on each lot, along with the traditional American Angus Association EPDs and index values.
The Method Genetics indexes are derived from an exclusive database of performance records, pedigree and genomic information collected from Method Genetics (MG) customers, Gardiner Angus Ranch and GAR customers. The indexes are unique and provide a valuable benchmarking tool for GAR customers. The MG indexes closely reflect industry price trends. The retained ownership income (ROI) index is derived with a complete production system approach from conception through carcass end points. Buyers at the fall sale embraced the new tools and were quick to incorporate the information as they sought to enhance their ability to make informed buying decisions. Most importantly, it's all industry driven.
Mark Gardiner Discusses this Industry Driven Data
Cargill Executive to Speak at Kansas State University About Climate Change as Part of Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series
Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill, Inc., will speak October 12 at McCain Auditorium on the K-State campus about the economic impact of climate change on the world's food production.
Page, a Cargill employee since 1974, will present "Climate Change and the Future of Food Production." The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information about Page's appearance at Kansas State University, or to watch his talk live on October 12, visit here.