WM Rogue (MF 32447) - Moderator Aberdeen
71.88% Aberdeen, 25% Hereford
Homozygous black, Heterozygous polled
Hip height: 42 inches
Sire: TL Wanamara Vanderbolt (FM6209) Fullblood Aberdeen
Sire's Sire: Kimbolton Elliot (AULM6398) Fullblood Aberdeen
Sire's Dam: Wanamara Emu Dreaming (5519) Fullblood Aberdeen
Dam: Miss Chevious (MF25888) 43.75% Aberdeen, 50% Hereford
Dam's Sire: GL Almost Frosty 13T (PM6178) Purebred Aberdeen
Dam's Dam: RR BabyCakes (25887) 100% Hereford
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2019: 1 heifer calf
From the American Aberdeen Associaton:
American Aberdeen cattle are easy calving, good natured cattle that are very feed efficient and maintain themselves on grass. They have excellent taste, texture and tenderness beef characteristics and exceptional ribeye area per hundred pounds of body weight which translates to very high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses.
American Aberdeens answer the challenges of both the large scale rancher and the small acreage farmers.
For the large scale ranch operation, American Aberdeens lower labor and veterinary costs and provide many economic advantages. Commercial heifers bred to fullblood American Aberdeen bulls calve easily and breed back quickly, reducing the calving interval. Halfblood American Aberdeen cows maintain themselves on about half the feed that is required by a full size crossbred cow and wean more pounds of calf per acre.
American Aberdeen cattle are also a perfect choice for small acreage farmers. Their small size makes them easy to handle and minimizes equipment requirements. Their feed efficiency improves the carrying capacity of a farm. They produce exceptional quality beef. They are ideal show animals for 4-H and other youth projects bringing in the next generation of cattle people. They may also offer the tax advantages of an agriculturally based property and business.
American Aberdeen cross cattle are extremely well suited to grass-fed beef production as they are easy fleshing and will finish on a high roughage ration, producing high value carcasses with a minimum of input costs.
American Aberdeen cattle were developed at the Trangie Research Centre in New South Wales, Australia. Animal Scientists began with a herd of registered Champion Angus cattle, purchased in 1929, that were carefully selected for high quality and small size. The end result was a breed of small, black, polled cattle with pure Angus genetics.
Mature American Aberdeen bulls generally fall into a range of 45-48 inches measured at the hip and weigh from 1,300 to 1,600 pounds. Mature cows generally measure from 42-26 inches at the hip and weigh between 900 and 1,100 pounds.
The American Aberdeen Association, headquartered in Parker, Colorado requires that all Fullblood American Aberdeens have DNA parentage verification to assure their genetic purity providing a breed integrity that is unmatched among other small breeds. The national registry has also established the tradition of an Annual National American Aberdeen Show, Sale and Convention at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, providing a prestigious showplace for the top bloodlines in the breed as well as an ideal setting to share thoughts, ideas and mingle with other American Aberdeen breeders as well as the nation’s top cattlemen of all breeds.
The American Aberdeen Association provides four different programs to help you achieve your cattle breeding goals:
100% Aberdeen cattle—these cattle trace back to the Trangie Research Center and the original Angus purchased from Canada.
Percentage cattle (25%-87.5%)—Percentage cattle with the non-Aberdeen portion coming from registered American Angus or American Red Angus. The member must supply the registered, genetic defect-free pedigree and appropriate fee to enter the foundation animal into the Aberdeen Plus registry. The submitting member must be the recorded owner of the female at the time the calf was born. A flush report is required for all embryo transplant calves. Multi-generational cattle are accepted as long as the breed and percentage criteria are met. Either the sire or dam (or both) of the first generation Aberdeen Plus must be registered with the American Aberdeen Association.
Percentage cattle (50%-87.499%)—Both sire and dam of a Moderator® must be registered with the American Aberdeen Association. Moderator shall be added to registration papers for these animals. (Animals that reach 87.5% or higher Aberdeen bloodline are considered Purebred for registration, although they will never be able to upgrade to Fullblood status.)
Percentage cattle (25% to 50%)—Aberdeen genetics on at least one side of the pedigree, and must be registered with the American Aberdeen Association. Either the sire or dam (or both) of a Moderator Plus® must be registered with the American Aberdeen Association. Moderator Plus shall be added to registration papers for these animals.