The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Missouri recorded a total of 2995 Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

The 10 top recorders in Missouri are: Sydenstricker Genetics Inc, Mexico, 661-head; Circle A Ranch, Iberia, 500; Alan W Mead, Barnett, 426; Fox Run Farms LLC, Mexico, 290; Terry Little & Son, Monticello, 216-head; Hopewell Farms Livestock LLC, Paris, 201; Marshall & Fenner Farms, Malta Bend, 190; KCS Angus Ranch LLC, Novinger, 180; Mr & Mrs Jack C Baker, Butler, 169-head; Galaxy Beef LLC, Graham, 162.         

Angus breeders across the nation in 2011 registered 294,975 head of Angus cattle. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Schumann said. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”

The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo., is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members. For more information about the Angus breed go to