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This is the part of the website that adds the personality.  We want to hear about the specifics of family members.


  A man of excellence!! Forrest Byergo.

Scott Byergo writes in and tells me about Forrest.

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 www.angus.org.

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, MO.


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 cattle bloodline's.

Byergo recognized on Beef Improvement Federation

Byergo listed on Honor Roll of Excellence

Marc Byergo writes a paper about the farm



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