|"Increasing the protein content of the
diet to 25-30% energy from 12-15%
(which is typical for western diet), at the
expense of high carbohydrate and
25-30% energy from fat induced weight
loss, primarily targeting body fats, while
preserving lean body mass.
Furthermore, high protein diets improved
insulin sensitivity, glucose control and
coronary heart disease risk factors."
2005 Indiana Dietetic Association
|'Cross Creek Farms
American Aberdeen and Moderator Breeding Stock
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the official American Aberdeen
American Aberdeen in the US, originated from a study
for efficiency relative to frame and growth at the New
South Wales Dept. of Agriculture at the Trangie
Agricultural Research Centre. The cattle descended
from totally Angus based genetics consisting of 42
animals acquired by Trangie during the period from
1929 to 1964. The Angus herd foundation stock were
some of the best in the world obtained from Canada,
USA, Scotland and Australia, and their registered
Angus ancestry can be traced.
Trangie staff chose one herd selected for high yearling
growth rates and another selected for low yearling
growth rates, with a randomly selected control group.
They dubbed the herds High Line, Low Line and Control
LIne. From 1974, the Low Line herd remained closed,
with all the replacement bulls and heifers selected
from within the line. The study showed that, although
some individuals were exceptions, for the most part,
High Lines and Low Lines' efficiency as protein
converters were much the same . From 1974 to 1993,
the Lowline breed was developed. After 15 years of
selective breeding, the Low Line herd had stabilized at
about 30 percent smaller than the High Line cattle. The
bulls were maturing at about 43 inches, and the cows
at about 39 inches or less, against 59 inches for
standard Angus bulls (High Line), and close to the
same height for standard Angus cows.
On October 30, 1993, the New South Wales Dept. of
Agriculture conducted a complete dispersal sale. The
offering consisted of 22 bulls, 44 cows, 52 heifers, and
29 Lowline caLves. These animals were bred for
feeding EFFICIENCY, PRIME BEEF qualities,
and to maintain the potential
of their Angus ancestors. Tom Gunderson
bought the bull, Quartermaster, in Australia in 1996,
and brought the bull to the US,
and so began the American Aberdeen saga...
In 2002, 'Cross Creek Farms purchased our
American Aberdeen nucleus
herd from Tom Gunderson, dba Dakota Classic Beef.
We are proud to take part in the propagation of these
great cattle. Everything they say about them is true.
They are delightful to manage. More importantly,
AMERICAN ABERDEEN cattle have real world
merit in the cattle industry today!
Matching Calving Ease
with Value on the Rail
North Dakota State University
Dickinson Research Extension Center
"Data shows docile calves are worth $62
a head more than aggressive calves.
Poor disposition in cattle can reduce their
chances of grading Prime and premium
choice by 50%... Percentage of Prime and
premium choice was reduced by half
when comparing aggressive to
Data came from a 4 year study of more
than 13,000 calves from 12 states...
Iowa State University Extension animal scientist
17+ Years' Beef Production
Moderator and Moderator Plus
Grass Finished Calves
Progeny of Hank, JR, Doc Holliday
Kryptonite, Encore & Apex
ONLY 2 steers that did not
Grade Choice, since 2004
100% Yield Grade 1's & 2's
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Our customers are satisfied!
"It's Really Good!"
CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID, CLA,
an essential fatty acid :
be able to affect and treat some types of
diabetes. According to Dr. Martha Belury at
Purdue University and Dr. John Vandel
Heuvel at Penn State University, CLA
normalizes impaired glucose tolerance in
non insulin-dependent diabetes.
While there are numerous studies on CLA
and body fat reduction, the most significant
human studies showed a 9% reduction in
body fat and 2% increase in lean body mass
- all with no change in diet or exercise. In
an animal study, after only 12 weeks, the
LDL and total cholesterol and triglyceride
counts were markedly lower in the blood of
the animals fed CLA.
These health claims sound almost too good
to be true, yet the scientific evidence is
overwhelming. Our body is not capable of
producing significant quantities of CLA on
its own, so we must get it from our diets.
With the changes in our dietary
preferences, CLA levels have dropped off
dramatically. As a result, the incidence of
obesity and other health problems has
steadily increased. CLA is found in beef,
lamb, turkey, and some milk products.
Compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef
has 4 times the levels of conjugated linoleic
acid (CLA), more Beta Carotene, more
Omega 3 fatty acids, more Vitamins A and E,
and lower levels of saturated fats. In fact,
the more grain is fed, the lower the CLA...
CLA is essential to good health. This and
the added nutrients from grassfed beef will
be a plus for your overall health.