A Lone Grove couple has been nationally recognized by the American Angus Association.


A Lone Grove couple has been nationally recognized by the American Angus Association.


Jackie and Linda Rabe have two registered Angus cows included in the organization’s 2008 Pathfinder Report, according to John Crouch, association chief executive officer. Only 2,306 of the more than 36,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report.


The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production. Traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights. More than 1.6 million eligible dams and more than 5.4 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. The report is published in the April issue of the “Angus Journal.” Copies are available from the association. The reports also appear on the Web site at www.angus.org.