Forrest has owned and
operated a Angus (black cattle) farm for many years. Actually
the farm has been in the family over 100 years.
Per the High Plains / Midwest Journal,
Byergo Angus Farms, Barnard, Mo., has earned the American
Angus Association's Historic Angus Herd Award, which
recognizes members who have been in the continuous production
of registered Angus cattle by the same individual or family
for 50 years or more.
Forrest Byergo started the herd in 1951 as a
4-H project, buying the foundation seedstock in Maryville, Mo.
He became a member of the American Angus Association in 1953
and continued to build the herd over the years.
Management practices such as artificial
insemination (AI), performance testing, embryo transfer and
the herd's participation in the Association's Angus Herd
Improvement Records (AHIR) program allowed the herd to improve
and evolve over time. Retaining quality females has allowed
the Byergo family to assemble a herd raised almost totally
within their own operation.
In addition to Forrest, sons Andrew, Joe and
Rex are involved in the business, as well as several
grandchildren. Today the herd includes more than 250 Angus
females and is still managed as a family operation.
A certificate commemorating this honor was
presented to Forrest and his family at the Missouri Angus
Association's annual banquet Feb. 28 in Columbia, Mo., by
American Angus Association president, Joe Elliott.
The American Angus Association is the
world's largest beef breed organization, providing programs
and services to thousands of commercial producers and more
than 34,000 regular and junior members nationwide. Its
headquarters are in St. Joseph, Mo. For more information go to
The name is BYERGO, ANGUS
FARMS, 32848 State Hwy. M, Barnard, MO 64423. Phone:
660-652-3241. Nodaway County. 2 1/2 miles east of Barnard, MO.
(Andrew Byergo) Phone 816-567-2100. 5 miles north of Savannah,
Forrest's claim to fame is
that in the late 1970's and 1980's he had one of the best
Angus bull's in the world, so if anybody recognizes the
unusual last name, it might be because of that. Forrest is in
his 80's now and has passed on the Angus farm torch, to his
son Andy Byergo who carries on the "Byergo Angus" business.
I have attached some of
the websites I have found about Forrest Byergo and his prize
Byergo recognized on Beef Improvement Federation
Byergo listed on Honor Roll of Excellence