Thank you to Dr. Lana Kaiser and the Maine Anjou Voice for providing this article.
Part 1 - It's All In The Genes
|In regards to the PHA calf
in this article, described as sired by a purebred Maine bull out of a
registered Chianina cow. This information was obtained by the author from
the ACA registration papers. Mr. Miller confirmed to me that the ACA
registered and recorded this cow as a registered Chianina, and that she had
an ACA paper with a Chianina heading. However, under current ACA
registration rules he stated that the ACA should have issued this cow
Chimaine registration papers, not Chianina registration papers. He further
stated that the error in her registration papers was not caught by the ACA
The cow in question is out of an unregistered Angus x Simmie dam. Her sire is registered by the ACA as a 1CM. He traces to (the Maine bull) Stinger through his sire. This composite cow is 6.25% Chi, 56.25% Angus, 12.5% Maine and 25% other. If you have any questions about the cow you can contact Ed Miller at the ACA.
Thank you, Dr. Lana Kaiser