American Angus Association Pathfinder Program

The Pathfinder Program



The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.  These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights.

Millions of eligible dams and more than 6 million weaning records are examined to determine Pathfinder status.  

It is published online at www.angus.org and printed copies are available from the Association.  

Started in 1978, the Pathfinder Program continues to recognize outstanding breeders participating in the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR) Program.  
 
All of the following report information is from the American Angus Association


Keller Windchime
Pathfinder Cows

Keller Windchime Pathfinder Sires

2019 Pathfinder Report 
Keller Windchime Angus Cows selected:

Windchime Rita 9292
Windchime2 Eralda 9299
Windchime2 Dynamo 0413
Windchime Royality 4562
​Windchime Lady 4633
2019 Pathfinder Herd Sire:

Windchime UpRiver 5497​​

2019 Pathfinder Young Sires:

Windchime Impression 5606
Windchime UpRiver 5479
Windchime War Party 6410

2018 Pathfinder Herd Sires
Windchime Program 2513 
Windchime UpRiver 5497
Windchime Pioneer 4433


2017 Pathfinder Report
Only 9598 cows were selected out of the
2,368,610 that were eligible
​Keller Windchime Angus cows selected: 

Windchime Burgess 4012
 Windchime Eralda 4175
 Windchime2 Eralda 9299 
 Windchime2 Dynamo 0413 
Windchime2 Blackbird K 0256
 Windchime Charity 2485
Windchime2 Black Angel 178C
Windchime2 Delia 1491
 Windchime2 Lady 2466
Windchime Burgess 2509
Windchime2 Black Angel 278C
 Windchime2 Blackbird K 2537






From a total of 257,684 sires with progeny records in the American Angus Association data base, this Fall 2017 Sire Evaluation Report lists 2,603 sires with the following qualifications.
The sire must have at least 35 yearling progeny weights in proper contemporary groups on Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR).
The sire must post a yearling accuracy value of at least .40.
He must have had at least 5 calves recorded in the American Angus Association Herd Book since June 1, 2015.
The Young Sire Supplement lists 3,624 bulls born after January 1, 2013, that have at least 10 progeny weaning weights on AHIR and post a weaning accuracy of at least .30.


KELLER WINDCHIME ANGUS PATHFINDER SIRE  2017
​Windchime Program 2513

​​KELLER WINDCHIME ANGUS PATHFINDER
YOUNG SIRES 2017:

Windchime Pioneer 4433​

Windchime Stimulus 3526​

Full reports found at www.angus.org


2017 Pathfinder Herd Sires

2016 Pathfinder Report
Only 9480 cows were selected out of the 2,288,491 eligible.  
Keller Windchime Angus cows selected:
Windchime Burgess 4012  
Windchime Eralda 4175
Windchime2 Eralda 9299
Windchime Dixie 9427
Windchime2 Dynamo 0413
Windchime2 Blackbird K 0256
Windchime2 Lady 1466
Windchime2 Delia 1491
Windchime Black Angel 178C
2015 Pathfinder Report
Only 9138 cows were selected out of 2,158,974 eligible.
Keller Windchime Angus cows selected:
Windchime Rose 2174
Windchime Burgess 4012
Windchime Eralda 4175
Windchime2 Eralda 9299
Windchime Dixie 9427
Windchime Charity 0385
Windchime2 Dynamo 0413
Windchime Rose 0231
Windchime2 Dixie 0458
Windchime Eralda 0316
Windchime Burgess 0312
Windchime Blackbird K 0256

Pathfinder Sire Evaluation Bull - Windchime Foreman 6278 

The Manilla Times
September 23, 2010
Keller Windchime Angus Have Bull Listed in 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report
Keller Windchime Angus, Manilla, Iowa, owns one bull listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, MO.  Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,871 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com 

"This report provides both Angus breeders and commerical cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd," says Bill Bowman, American Angus Association chief operating officer and director of performance programs.  Expected  Progeny Differences (EPDs) are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 9,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association's Beef Improvement Records program.  
The Fall 2010 evaluation includes updated research reports for heifer pregnancy and docility.  EPD's  are listed for growth and maternal traits, as well as carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases.  Decision-making  tools also include $Values, the suite of bio-economic indexes designed to assist commerical producers in simplifying the genetic selection process.  In addition, the Fall 2010 Sire Evaluation Report includes updated research reports for docility and heifer pregnancy.

The semi-annual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes over 19 million measures used to generate over 55 million EPD's for the Angus breed. 
2014 Pathfinder Report
Only 8842 cows were selected out of 2,133,688 eligible.
Keller Windchime Angus cows selected:
Windchime Rose 2174
Windchime Burgess 4012
Windchime2 Royality 4002
Windchime Eralda 4175
Windchime Rose 5279
Windchime2 Elba 7355
Windchime2 Royality 7121
Windchime2 Eralda 9299
Windchime Dixie 9427
Windchime Rita 9292
​Windchime Charity 9385
2011 Pathfinder Report
Keller Windchime Angus cows selected:
Windchime Delia 1052
Windchime Black Angel 3203
Windchime Burgess 4012
Windchime2 Royality 4002
Windchime Rose 5279
​Windchime Elba 6067
2010 Pathfinder Report
Keller Windchime Angus cows selected:
Windchime Delia 1052
Windchime Mary 3007
Windchime Black Angel 3203
Windchime2 Rose 4243
Windchime2 Royality 4002
Windchime2 Hope 5230
​Windchime Rose 5279
In 2009 we had 11 cows on the report
In 2007 and 2006  we had the same 6 cows on the report
In 2005 we had 1 cow on the report
In 2004 we had 3 cows on the report
2002 was our first year on the report with 1 cow