Ankonian has been invaluable. - President Eisenhower

Ankonian has been invaluable. - President Eisenhower (HM17R3)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.444', W 77° 15.873'

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Eisenhower National Historic Site

— National Park Service —

Here in the bull pens and breeding shed, Eisenhower's plans for the next generation of cattle unfolded. Much of the herd's success rested on Ankonian 3551. From his pen (on your left), Ankonian served as principal bull from 1956 to 1965. But his reign was carefully controlled.

Rather than release Ankonian into the pasture to sire calves, each mating of cow and bull was closely monitored. Herdsmen charted bloodlines and considered the attributes of each cow. Suitable cows were brought to the breeding shed (on your right) for either artificial insemination or mating. Ankonian's contributions to the herd led the President to remark in a 1958 letter, "I have been very proud of the animal."
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HM NumberHM17R3
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306100 N 4406984
Decimal Degrees39.79073333, -77.26455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.444', W 77° 15.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 26.64" N, 77° 15' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 299 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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