The cattlemen’s black book

Farm Forum

The American Angus Association offers the pocket-sized Beef Record Service (BRS)/AngusSource Genetic black books as a hassle-free, recording keeping option for producers.

“The black books are always a popular item with our cattle producers,” says Ginette Kurtz, AngusSource Genetic quality manager. “They have space for all the pertinent management records and calving dates for your herd.”

The 2015 books are available in any quantity for $3 each and can be customized — free of charge — with purchases of 100 or more. Customized orders may include the operation’s logo and contact information foil-stamped onto the back cover, while standard orders feature the Association’s logo.

Books will be shipped by Oct. 15 — just in time to distribute to customers during the fall marketing and holiday seasons. To place orders, contact the AngusSource department at 816-383-5100 or