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Breeder’s Journal Commercial Edition

March 2018


Enhance your AI program

Improved synchronization systems, better and more proven genetics, and now improved sexed semen technology all make AI a more valuable and convenient technology than ever before. There has never been a better time to start or expand your AI program.

ü Improved cow herd reproductive efficiency ü Reduced cost compared to natural service ü Gender selection to add value & meet specific production goals ü Proven sires for targeted, reliable genetic improvement

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• High accuracy, progeny proven calving ease • Added pounds and performance • Enhanced end product quality & value • Improved feed efficiency to increase return on investment • Time tested maternal traits to build a cow herd

Full service convenience from your local ABS Representative The benefits of AI aren’t just for heifers anymore

Contact your local ABS representative or call 1-800-ABS-STUD to explore the benefits of AI for your herd. ABSBEEF.COM | 1.800.ABS.STUD

Cover photo: Monty and Kristi Morrill, Morrill Cattle Company, KS


Table of Contents 2-3

Quality and Balance

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Time Tested Genetics

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Feature Article: Defining and Improving Maternal Value

10 - 11

Proven Commercial Value

12 - 13

Powerful Maternal Design

14 - 15

Sexcel, ABS’ New & Improved Sexed Semen Technology

16 - 17

Multi-Breed Maternal Strength

18 - 19

Profit Power Chart

20 - 21

Pounds & Performance

22 - 23

New ABS Acquisitions

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Spring Specials

On the cover: FINAL PRODUCT daughter with PAYGRADE calf Photo by: Sitz Angus Ranch

This Commercial Edition of the new ABS Beef Breeder’s Journal is designed to focus on the bulls and issues that are most relevant to our commercial cow-calf customers. It features high accuracy, time-tested bulls that have been proven to add value at the ranch level. ABS is committed to identifying and delivering profit oriented genetics for our commercial producers, and our Angus Sire Alliance partnership is a prime example of that commitment. Bulls tested in this unbiased, commercially oriented system offer the most thorough, real world, profit proven genetics in the industry and are a key part of our product lineup. The ABS Pasture to Plate philosophy starts with the cow and is an area of primary emphasis in our program. In this month’s feature article – Defining and Improving Maternal Value – a panel of leading producers discuss the benefits and challenges involved in maternal selection. Our newly launched beef Sexcel, sexed semen technology, opens the door to new solutions and strategies that balance maternal value while maximizing efficiency and profitability of the complete beef production system. We are leading our Sexcel offering with our best genetics, including many of our most popular sires. Look for new additions to this dynamic product line throughout the spring and beyond. While this publication is focused on some of ABS’ key commercially oriented bulls, you can always find current information on our complete lineup online at absbeef.com including our 2018 Sire Directory and new Bull Search tool. Contact your local, full service, ABS Representative today to enhance your AI program.


Industry Headliners for All Around FUTURE FORCE

CHAPS

29AN1857 ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

29AN1945

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.19 ADG(lb/day) +.05 Top 30% EFFICIENCY INDEX $10.39 Top 15% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $70.01 Top 5% MATERNAL INDEX $337.24 Top 2%

+68 $W +115 $B

+65 $W +95 $B

YON FUTURE FORCE Z77 AAA 17264322

ELLINGSON CHAPS 4095 AAA 17932714

The Future is Now

Most Valuable Resource

YON FUTURE FOCUS T219 x S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035

S A V RESOURCE 1441 x M A S WIDE BUTT 6032

✔ Top 1% calving ease with an outstanding combination of Docility, carcass merit

and $Weaning ✔ Third generation Sire Alliance standout ranking in the top 10 active sires for Total Profit with top 15% Feed Efficiency and top 2% Maternal Value ✔ +17 CED, +56 WW, +104 YW, +1.23 SC, +26 DOC, +13 MW, +0.4 MH, +.79 Marb and +.77 RE

✔ Powerful Resource son whose low birth weight, high performance progeny record sets him apart

✔ Sound structured bull that should improve foot quality ✔ +6 CED, +118 YW, +1.33 SC, +20 DOC and +.74 RE

COMMAND

Paternal Sister – YON Witch A277

SUBSTANTIAL

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Son and ABS sire - YON Full Force C398

+73 $W +163 $B

29AN1870 ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.45 Top 10% ADG(lb/day) +.05 Top 25% EFFICIENCY INDEX $15.20 Top 5% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $61.28 Top 20% MATERNAL INDEX $268.10 Top 30%

+59 $W +81 $B

BALDRIDGE COMMAND C036

AAA 18219911 S A V RESOURCE 1441 x M A S WIDE BUTT 6032

In Command and In Demand

✔ Impeccable calving ease and maternal tabulation ✔ His progeny excel from both a type and data perspective ✔ +9 CED, +125 YW, +.27 RADG, +17 DOC and +1.00 Marb

CROSSBOW

29AN1949

MOHNEN SUBSTANTIAL 272 AAA 17292558

BENFIELD SUBSTANCE 8506 x LT TERRITORY 5824 OF EA

Substantial Calving Ease & Maternal Value

✔ Four star calving ease with solid growth and added muscle shape ✔ Ideal maternal phenotype and data package featuring top 5% efficiency with moderate

mature size

✔ +16 CED, +58 WW, +100 YW, +1.11 SC, +20 DOC, +12.5 HP, +28 MW and +0.2 MH

+51 $W +152 $B SPRING COVE CROSSBOW AAA 17924903 KM BROKEN BOW 002 x C C A EMBLAZON 702

Taking Aim at Total Profit Son and ABS sire - Sitz STELLAR 726D

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Daughter – Shaw Lady Substantial 5505

✔ The industry’s most proven BROKEN BOW son ✔ Double digit CED with strong growth and top 10% $Beef ✔ +18 CED, 103 YW, +11.4 HP, +14 CEM and +1.02 Marb


Quality and Balance HICKOK

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Daughter – Baldco Florabelle Fanny 186

+71 $W +144 $B MILL BAR HICKOK 7242

AAA 17351674 CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 x S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035

Daughter – Baldridge Isabel D751

Quality and Balance At It’s Best ✔ Well rounded, maternally oriented bull with super phenotype and calving ease ✔ Progeny offer consistent quality, performance and marketability ✔ +14 CED, +113 YW, +33 DOC, +13.3 HP, +.87 Marb and +.69 RE

BROKEN BOW

29AN1829

Broken Bow steer

+65 $W +147 $B KM BROKEN BOW 002

AAA 16764044 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 x BASIN AMBUSH 8161

The Complete Package

Daughter – Poss Erica 327

✔ High customer satisfaction made him our #1 volume seller in 2017 ✔ Progeny have been the high sellers & top sire group in sales across the country ✔ +14 CED, +103 YW, +19 DOC, +11.5 HP, +.91 Marb and +.70 RE

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Time Tested Calving Ease and SPECIAL FOCUS

HOMESTEAD

29AN1790 ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

29AN1926

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.43 Top 15% ADG(lb/day) +.00 EFFICIENCY INDEX +7.94 Top 25% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX +44.58 MATERNAL INDEX +302.17 Top 10%

-4.08 $EN +56.69 $W

-27.68 $EN +68.22 $W

B P F SPECIAL FOCUS 504 AAA 15140670

K C F BENNETT HOMESTEAD AAA 16771888

Elevated In Focus Genetics

Stake Your Claim for the Future

MYTTY IN FOCUS x J R SOMETHING SPECIAL

K C F BENNETT ENERGIZER x K C F BENNETT QUALITY M22

✔ High accuracy, sure-bet calving ease with solid growth and moderate mature size

✔ Top 2% Calving Ease genetics with top 10% Docility & $W ✔ Sires moderate mature size with excellent teat & udder quality ✔ +16 CED, +99 YW, +25 DOC, +12.9 HP, -15 MW, +0.0 MH

coupled with reduced feed intake and excellent efficiency genetics ✔ +14 CED, +89 YW, +.99 SC, +11.0 HP, +11 CEM, +20 MW, +0.2 MH and +.72 Marb

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Daughter - Basin Joy 566T

CHINOOK

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Daughter - Basin Lucy 0215

-4.95 $EN +60.24 $W

29AN1750 ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.27 Top 30% ADG(lb/day) -.03 EFFICIENCY INDEX $1.33 TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $37.06 MATERNAL INDEX $310.40 Top 5%

-2.88 $EN +60.23 $W

SUMMITCREST FOCUS 2U66 AAA 16265642 MYTTY IN FOCUS x VERMILLION DATELINE 7078

Impact Calving Ease Genetics

✔ Combines double digit Calving Ease with moderate,

big bodied, easy fleshing daughters

✔ +12 CED, -.09 DMI, +22 DOC, +13.2 HP, +10 MW, +0.0 MH

ROCKMOUNT

29AN1934

SHIPWHEEL CHINOOK AAA 15908864 H A IMAGE MAKER 0415 x MYTTY IN FOCUS

Proven Calving Ease & Maternal Leader

✔ Combines two of ABS’ highest customer satisfaction bulls ever in IMAGE MAKER and IN FOCUS ✔ Leader for real world maternal value with a top 5% for Sire Alliance Maternal Profit Index ✔ +16 CED, +87 YW, +13.0 HP, +15 CEM, +33 MW, +0.5 MH

+0.63 $EN +52.63 $W STEVENSON ROCKMOUNT RX933 AAA 16647203 MCC DAYBREAK x SITZ ALLIANCE 6595

Rock Solid Calving Ease & Efficiency

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Daughter - S Gloria 0406

Daughter - S Blossom 0278

✔ Sure fire calving ease with sacrificing performance & muscle ✔ Sire Alliance proven top 4% reduced intake & top 10% efficiency ✔ +14 CED, +91 YW, -.04 DMI, +10.7 HP, +29 MW, +0.4 MH


Maternal Value RESERVE

29AN1852

ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -1.25 Top 1% ADG(lb/day) -.05 EFFICIENCY INDEX +17.17 Top 3% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX +69.60 Top 10% MATERNAL INDEX +330.59 Top 3%

+4.09 $EN +50.20 $W V A R RESERVE 1111

AAA 16916944 B/R NEW DAY 454 x CONNEALY ONWARD

Daughter - Montana Rita B075

Special Reserve ✔ High accuracy calving ease, maternal design and efficiency ✔ Sire Alliance Proven in the top 3% for both Feed Efficiency and Maternal Profit ✔ Foot Score research leader with +.45 Claw and +.44 Angle EPDs ✔ +9 CED, +91 YW, +.03 DMI, +22 DOC, +10.5 HP, +36 MW and +0.0 MH

HOOVER DAM

237AN2102

Daughter – Baldridge Blackbird A030

+8.31 $EN +56.61 $W HOOVER DAM

AAA 16124994 SYDGEN C C & 7 x TC GRIDIRON 258

As Solid As His Name ✔ High accuracy, high customer satisfaction choice that sires moderate mature size daughters with excellent udder quality, structural soundness & Docility ✔ Among the best foot improvers in the breed with +.39 Claw & +.42 Angle Foot Score research EPDs ✔ +8 CED, +89 YW, -.03 DMI, +21 DOC, +11.3 HP, +15 MW and +0.0 MH

Daughter – Basin Lucy 1667

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Defining and Improving Maternal Value “To build a cow herd” – That’s the first reason given by many long-term ABS customers as to why they utilize AI in their operation. For many, access to proven, high genetic merit sires to improve their cowherd base is the driving factor behind their AI program. Even with improved genetic selection tools available today, building a cowherd may not be as easy and straightforward as it seems. For many cattlemen finding the right balance between performance and maternal traits is an ongoing process. We thought it would be good to take a closer look at what defines “Maternal Value” and to examine both the improved tools available and the challenges involved today in creating a productive and profitable cowherd. To provide perspective we enlisted the experience and input of several leading commercial and seedstock producers from around the country. While their objectives and environments vary, they share many of the same goals and face similar obstacles.

Q. How do you define maternal value and what traits do you think of as “maternal” traits? Chad Ellingson, Ellingson Angus, ND Maternal value is the ability of a cow to wean a calf more than ½ of her body weight every 365 days. She needs to have the structural functionality to do this over a long lifespan without needing extra care or labor. The EPDs we take into consideration the most are milk, heifer pregnancy, maternal calving ease and mature height. Not necessarily that these EPDs are the most extreme though the optimum for our customers’ management and feed resources. Paul Bennett, Knoll Crest Farms, VA Maternal value encompasses multiple traits that must be in sync with each other, as well as, the environment. Maternal traits include: 1) the ability of a heifer/cow to become pregnant early in the breeding season and maintain that pregnancy 2) calve unassisted and mother her calf without incident 3) wean a calf that is heavy enough, given the environment and feed resources 4) maintain appropriate body condition and size 5) remain fertile, productive, sound and healthy to at least 10 years of age 6) reproduce a genetic package that will earn added value in the marketplace 7) have a disposition that allows them to be “uneventful” in the herd. Tyrell Rousey, Berger’s Herdmasters, NE A female that is well adapted to the environment and conditions that she is expected to produce in and is able to thrive within those conditions for 10 years or more. Traits that first come to mind when I think of maternal are fertility, maternal instinct, fleshing ability, teat and udder quality, foot quality and structural soundness, and ability to wean a high % of her body weight without sacrificing the previous mentioned traits.

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Chris Stansberry, OSU Range Research Station, OK Key maternal considerations for the commercial program here include mature size and weight, fertility, calving ease, soundness, longevity and milk - including teat and udder quality as well as resistance to mastitis.

Sitz Angus Ranch, MT Rich Ham, Commercial Producer, NE Udder quality, moderate milk, longevity and mothering instinct are top of the list maternal traits for us. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT To us “maternal value” is the ability of a cow to produce a profitable trouble free calf and to do it year in and year out on less than ideal conditions. If a cow can’t do that all the other traits mean nothing. Maternal traits important to us are fertility, mothering ability, udder quality, ability to thrive in poor conditions and good feet & legs. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO Maternal Value to us means the cow does her job in a sustainable and profitable manner. Females are expected to calve every year in the first 75 days of the calving season without individual assistance on calving, nursing, medical treatments, etc… They are expected to wean a calf that ratios at least 90%. There are many traits that go into these requirements from reproductive efficiency, maternal calving ease, milking and mothering ability; all are measured by the cow’s Sustainability EPD and Maternal Profit Index in our given environment. Doug Frank, ABS US Beef Product Manager Our customers help us define and quantify maternal value. Through their purchases, they tell us that they really value proven, time-tested bulls that combine balance and great maternal phenotype. Many of our most popular maternal sires are more moderate from a performance and mature size standpoint with documented feed efficiency genetics. It also seems that convenience traits like Docility and foot and udder quality have become a necessity today in maternal selection.

Q. Describe your environment and what type of cow you are trying to produce for your operation and customers. Chad Ellingson, Ellingson Angus, ND Our environment consists of temperature extremes from blustery winters to summers where it can be triple digit temperatures. When taking this into consideration we need to produce the type of cattle that are very adaptable to diverse conditions. Our cattle and customers’ cattle mainly graze on a combination of native and prairie grass. We strive to produce a cow that is average in


stature that maintains the body width and volume for her ability to consume enough forage to thrive and produce. She needs to have structurally sound feet and legs and we also demand that she have an excellent udder structure. Paul Bennett, Knoll Crest Farms, VA First and foremost, our environment mandates that our cows are capable of thriving on hot fescue. This includes heat tolerance, early shedding, sound feet, extremely fertile and having enough milk to wean a heavy calf under these conditions. Typically, a midsized cow with average-to-above-average fleshing ability works best. Chris Stansberry, OSU Range Research Station, OK Developing cows that are sustainable on primarily native and introduced warm season forages utilizing minimal additional nutritional inputs. Inputs should be limited to hay during inclement weather and protein supplementation to optimize utilization of standing forages. Rich Ham, Commercial Producer, NE Our cows are not small. They are medium sized, long bodied and feminine. Udder quality and structural soundness are a must. They have added volume, with good girth and muscling. We prefer curve bender type females that combine calving ease with big growth. We feed all of our steers to finish and have found that if the cow is made right she will produce a heavy steer that will consistently grade 95-100% choice with little to no direct selection for marbling. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT We run in a desert environment where the cattle winter out. We feed some molasses supplement most of the winter and partial feedings of hay as the feed quality deteriorates in late winter early spring. The ideal cow for us is a moderate to medium framed feminine fertile cow that has an excellent udder and a reasonable amount of milk production. They must calve easy and have the mothering ability to get the calf up and going in extreme range conditions. There are cattle that are too docile and don’t have the drive to get the calf up and going, on the other hand there are certain genetics we have used that have too much mothering instinct. She must then raise a respectable calf in our harsh environment while breeding back and maintaining body condition. There is nothing prettier than a fat cow but if she has a little calf standing next to her she has failed us. Longevity is extremely important to us, we have a lot of money invested in a heifer and she needs to stay in the herd for our operation to be profitable. Good structure with excellent feet and legs is crucial the cattle must be able to travel long distances to feed and water. We have had way to many cows and bulls fall out of production early because of their feet. Last her calf must go onto the feedlot and perform for the feeder as well as the packer. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO We run in a fescue-based grass environment in Missouri. Our cattle have to tolerate heat indexes over 100° and wind chills below 0°. Tolerance of endophyte infected fescue is one of our greatest challenges, so a good hair coat in winter and quick and complete shedding is important. I think producers have a tendency to breed for a phenotype that they believe works, we provide a given production environment and let the cows prove to us which ones work. In general, our cows range from around a 5.5 to 6.5 frame score and will weigh 1250-1400 lbs. in good condition. Joe Jones, ABS Area Sales Manager, ID The annual precipitation for most of my area ranges between seven to 13 inches. The cattle spend the majority of the months grazing dry feed. Scarce water holes are few and far between

“To us “maternal value” is the ability of a cow

to produce a profitable trouble free calf and to do it year in and year out on less than ideal Ben Adams conditions.” which limits the type of cow that can utilize our ranges. She must be moderate framed with enough body capacity and fleshing ability to maintain herself in our dry environment. Sound functional cattle are a must or our environment sorts them out fairly quickly. If we lack the due diligence in selecting for maternal traits such as frame size and fertility our environment will do the culling for us.

Q. Do you have specific EPD or Index criteria that you use when selecting maternally oriented bulls for your program? Chad Ellingson, Ellingson Angus, ND While we strive to produce cattle with tremendous weaning and yearling performance we also realize if we push the performance level to the extreme without keeping mature height in check we will get cattle that won’t be functional. The beauty is the industry has discovered lines of cattle that have the correct growth curve. These cattle have early rapid growth in life and their growth almost stops at 15 months of age. We have found the most productive females come from sires with these optimum growth curves. We pay particularly close attention to keeping a high ranking for maternal calving ease and heifer pregnancy while putting downward pressure on mature height with a milk EPD above breed average, though not extreme. Cattle that are extreme on mature height and milk many times become inefficient in our range conditions. Tyrell Rousey, Berger’s Herdmasters, NE All of our cattle go through the American Simmental Association database so All Purpose Index (API) has certainly been one Index. We use Simmental, Angus and Red Angus so MCE, Stayability, $EN, HP, and a moderate milk EPD are all things that are factored and weighed against other EPDs in our decision making. Rich Ham, Commercial Producer, NE Above average maternal calving ease with moderate milk are a must. Moderate mature weight relative to carcass weight is also a consideration. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT We try to stay middle of the pack with no big extremes. We like to stay 2.0 or less on birth weight and in the 18 to 25 range on milk. A positive $EN and average or better docility is important. For our environment keeping the YH in check is critical to avoid too large of cow. We typically try to avoid extreme growth or carcass EPD’s because those cattle will not have the longevity we want. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO We have our own genetic analysis system in place complete with Maternal Profitability indexes. This index incorporates birth, growth and feed efficiency EPDs; along with milk, heifer pregnancy and cow stayability EPDs. When selecting AI sires; calving ease, growth and milk have intermediate optimums when selecting for maternally oriented bulls. Heifer pregnancy, docility and scrotal circumference are also given some attention. Ben Lohmann, ABS Beef Sire Acquisition Manager ABS pursues different types of bulls suited for different types of programs but we evaluate all bulls for the necessities of feet,

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Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT structure, and disposition. If targeting targeting Maternal Maternal –– aa manageable manageable sized cow cow that sized that is is both both fertile fertile and and productive productive enough enough to to stay stay in in the the herd, we we do do have herd, have a a number number of of EPD’s EPD’s and and indexes indexes available available to to us. We We can can use us. use indexes indexes like like $W $W (Angus), (Angus), API API (Simmental), (Simmental), BMI BMI (Hereford) or (Hereford) or HB HB (Red (Red Angus) Angus) but, but, we we need need more. more. For For sure sure keeping keeping a watchful watchful eye a eye on on mature mature size size and and when when possible possible levels levels of of feed feed effiefciency and ficiency andorordry drymatter matterintake. intake.Other Othertraits traitsthat thatare arehigh highononthe thelistlist include maternal maternal calving include calving ease ease and and in in some some regions regions guarding guarding against against an excess excess of an of milk. milk. Additionally, Additionally, beyond beyond evaluating evaluating aa bull’s bull’s dam dam or or daughters udder quality, Hereford breed gives udder daughters forfor udder quality, thethe Hereford breed gives usus udder qualquality EPD’s to help our decision. Using the word maternal is ity EPD’s to help with with our decision. Using the word maternal is not notinvitation an invitation to disregard production traits; have to maintain an to disregard production traits; we we have to maintain a a certain level level of certain of productivity productivity to to remain remain profitable. profitable. That That said, said, too too much much performance can and will make create females with maintenance performance can and will make create females with maintenance costs that that greatly greatly reduce costs reduce profit profit potential potential and and likely likely reduce reduce their their ability ability to stay stay in in the the herd. to herd.

Q. What What additional additional non-EPD Q. non-EPD parameters parameters do do you you use? use? Chad Ellingson, Ellingson, Ellingson Chad Ellingson Angus, Angus, ND ND Along with using genetic prediction Along with using genetic prediction tools tools we we also also put put aa strong strong ememphasis on still evaluating cows. We have never found a phasis on still evaluating cows. We have never found a female female that that has all all of of the the top has top ranking ranking EPDs EPDs but but doesn’t doesn’t possess possess the the right right body body type and and structural structural integrity type integrity to to be be productive productive for for very very long. long. We We are are not only in the beef business but the protein business where not only in the beef business but the protein business where itit isis crucial thatthat cattle have the the body typetype to travel andand convert low low quality crucial cattle have body to travel convert qualforage into protein. ity forage into protein. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT The bull must have eye appeal nobody wants to look at an ugly The bull must have eye appeal nobody wants to look at an ugly bull no matter how good of numbers he has. We like to talk to bull bull no matter how good of numbers he has. We like to talk to bull producers as well as other commercial producers and see what is producers as well as other commercial producers and see what is working or not. If somebody else has had a bad experience there working or not. If somebody else has had a bad experience there is no sense in repeating it. When possible we look at the bulls and is no sense in repeating it. When possible we look at the bulls and then go look at their dams there is a good chance that is the kind of then go look at their dams there is a good chance that is the kind of cow they are going to produce. cow they are going to produce. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO For AI sire selection we rely heavily on information For AI sire selection we rely heavily on information from other breeders and company representatives. For choosing from other breeders and company representatives. For choosing maternal bulls we use high accuracy sires who have daughters in maternal bulls we use high accuracy sires who have daughters in production in a fescue-based environment. We inquire about fleshproduction in a fescue-based environment. We inquire about fleshing ability, mothering ability, temperament, breed-back rates, and ing ability, mothering ability, temperament, breed-back rates, and teat and udder structure. teat and udder structure.

From an industry perspective we have to ““balance From an industry perspective we have to the needs of the ranch but also

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balance the needs of the ranch but also understand we are in the business of understand we are in the business of Todd Sears producing beef.” producing beef.” Todd Sears

Tyrell TyrellRousey, Rousey,Berger’s Berger’sHerdmasters, Herdmasters,NE NE Currently Currentlyititisisaaconsideration considerationininall allmatings matingsmade. made.As Asaa seedseedstock operation we obviously produce replacestock operation we obviously produce our our ownown replacements ments and themajority vast majority ourcustomers bull customers keepown their and the vast of our of bull keep their own replacement females it certainly must be made a top replacement females so itso certainly must be made a top priorpriority. Moving forward, we may consider doing some termiity. Moving forward, we may consider doing some terminal nal matings with of ET sexed semen maternal matings with thethe aidaid of ET andand sexed semen butbut maternal traits traitswill willremain remainaatop toppriority priorityininthe themajority majorityofofour ourmating mating decisions. decisions. Ben BenAdams, Adams,Salt SaltWells WellsCattle CattleCompany, Company,UT UT Maternal traits are a consideration Maternal traits are a considerationininall allour ourmatings. matings. We We don’t don’tbreed breedanything anythingstrictly strictlyfor forterminal terminaland andfeel feelififyou youhave haveaa strong strongmaternal maternalherd herdthe theother otherstuff stuffisiseasy easytotoget. get. Nick NickHammett, Hammett,Circle CircleAAAngus AngusRanch, Ranch,MO MO Our Ourmost mostprofitable profitablecows cowsbased basedon onour ourMaternal MaternalProfit ProfitIndex Index are areselected selectedtotobe beAI’ed AI’edtotohighly highlyproven provenAngus Angusbulls, bulls,the thebulk bulk of ofour ourreplacement replacementheifers heifersand andbull bullproduction productionresult resultfrom from these thesematings. matings.AAhigh highpercent percentofofthe theremainder remainderofofthe theherd herdwill will be bebred bredto toproduce produce¼¼and and1/8 1/8blood bloodWagyu Wagyucattle, cattle,which whichhave have performed performedvery verywell wellfor forus usininthe thefeedlot feedlotand andon onthe therail. rail. Todd ToddSears, Sears,ABS ABSBeef BeefAI AISales SalesDirector Director From Froman anindustry industryperspective perspectivewe wehave havetotobalance balancethe theneeds needs of the ranch but also understand we are in the business of the ranch but also understand we are in the businessofof producing producingbeef. beef. The The“right “rightkind” kind”ofoffemale femaleisiscritical criticalbut butininthe the commercial segment we really only need 15-20% of our commercial segment we really only need 15-20% of ourcalf calf crop cropto togo goback backinto intothe thecow cowherd herdversus versusthe the80% 80%that thatultiultimately gets fed out. Utilizing bulls that improve udders, mately gets fed out. Utilizing bulls that improve udders,add add maternal maternalinstinct instinctand andhave havemoderate moderatefeed feedrequirements requirementsare are important importantto tothe theranch ranchbut butwe wealso alsoneed needcalves calvesthat thatperform perform and hang excellent carcasses. Today’s advancements in and hang excellent carcasses. Today’s advancements in sexed semen and embryo technologies can deliver the ability sexed semen and embryo technologies can deliver the ability to designate specific matings targeted toward maternal value to designate specific matings targeted toward maternal value and replacement females. This then provides opportunities and replacement females. This then provides opportunities to maximize performance, beef value and overall production to maximize performance, beef value and overall production efficiency across the remaining females. Balancing all that efficiency across the remaining females. Balancing all that isn’t easy but today we have tools that will increasingly allow isn’t easy but today we have tools that will increasingly allow us to better address how to make great cows and great feeder us to better address how to make great cows and great feeder calves. calves.

Q. Does crossbreeding fit as part of the maternal Q. Does crossbreeding fit as part of the maternal equation for you or your customers? equation for you or your customers?

Paul Bennett, Knoll Crest Farms, VA Paul Bennett, Knoll Crest Farms, VA We always encourage our bull customers to take advantage of We always encourage our bull customers to take advantage of the huge benefits of crossbreeding . It is well documented that the huge benefits of crossbreeding . It is well documented that maternal heterosis can benefit most commercial operations, maternal heterosis can benefit most commercial operations, especially where environmental conditions pose a limitation to especially where environmental conditions pose a limitation to production. production. Tyrell Rousey, Berger’s Herdmasters, NE Tyrell Rousey,operation Berger’s that Herdmasters, NE bulls, capturing As a seedstock sells SimAngus As a seedstock operation that sells SimAngus capturing the value of heterosis is one of our core beliefs. bulls, The research the value of heterosis is one of our core beliefs. The research is too numerous to mention citing the value of Breed compleis too numerous to mention citing the value of Breed comple-


mentarity and heteroisis to the overall profitability of a commercial mentarityWhen and heteroisis to the overall profitability a commercial operation. discussing “maternal” I believe it’sofessential operation. When discussing “maternal” I believe it’sits essential that crossbreeding be in the same discussion given positive that crossbreeding be in the and same discussion given its positive impacts on fertility, longevity, lifetime production. impacts on fertility, longevity, and lifetime production. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT Benrun Adams, Saltcommercial Wells Cattle Company, UTdon’t feel like we We a straight Angus herd and We run a straight commercial Angus herd and don’t like we are disciplined enough to crossbreed and maintain thefeel integrity of are disciplined enough to crossbreed and maintain the integrity of our brood cows. From what I understand hybrid vigor is greatest our brood cows. From what I understand hybrid vigor is greatest in the first cross. Most producers are buying bulls that are alin the first cross. Most producers are buying bulls that are already crossbreed and the bull producer got the maximum benefit ready crossbreed and the bull producer got the maximum benefit of the hybrid vigor. Over time if you are not extremely disciplined of the hybrid vigor. Over time if you are not extremely disciplined in your breeding you end up with a herd of “mutts” and the hybrid in your breeding you end up with a herd of “mutts” and the hybrid vigor is no longer an advantage. vigor is no longer an advantage. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO We have used Hereford genetics in the past to make F1 females We have used Hereford genetics in the past to make F1 females for both replacements and for sale as bred heifers. We are lookfor both replacements and for sale as bred heifers. We are looking into doing more of that in the future and would really like to ing into doing more of that in the future and would really like to use Hereford semen sexed for females to do so. use Hereford semen sexed for females to do so. Doug Frank, ABS US Beef Product Manager Doug Frank, ABS US Beef Product Manager ABS has always been a proponent of cross breeding specifically ABS has always been a proponent of cross breeding specifically for the enhancements to fertility, longevity and overall maternal for the enhancements to fertility, longevity and overall maternal productivity that it brings to our commercial customers. AI and productivity that it brings to our commercial customers. AI and now improved sexed semen technology allow producers to implenow improved sexed semen technology allow producers to implement strategies that maximize the value of crossbreeding while ment strategies that maximize the value of crossbreeding while minimizing minimizingmanagement managementchallenges. challenges.

Q.Q.What Whatare areyour yourbiggest biggestgenetic geneticchallenges challengestoday todayin in producing what you consider to be the “right kind” producing what you consider to be the “right kind”of of female? female? Chad ChadEllingson, Ellingson,Ellingson EllingsonAngus, Angus,ND ND The industry is focused on producing The industry is focused on producingthe theterminal terminalextremes extremes for forgrowth growthand andcarcass. carcass.Those Thosetraits traitsare areoften oftenantagonistic antagonistictoto maternal maternaltraits. traits.So Soininorder ordertotoproduce producecattle cattlethat thatare areprogressprogressing forward in maternal merit we need to take a more ing forward in maternal merit we need to take a morebalanced balanced approach approachand andnot notan anextreme extremeapproach approachififwe westill stillwant wantcattle cattlethat that are arestill stillmaternally maternallyfunctional. functional. Tyrell TyrellRousey, Rousey,Berger’s Berger’sHerdmasters, Herdmasters,NE NE I personally I personallythink thinkthat thatit itisisgetting gettingharder hardertotoproduce producethe the“right “right kind” kind”ofoffemale. female.There Therehas hasbeen beenaarelentless relentlesschase chasefor formore moreofof everything. everything.More Moreweaning weaningweight, weight,more moreyearling yearlingweight, weight,more more marbling, more $Beef, etc. The result has been bigger marbling, more $Beef, etc. The result has been biggercattle cattlethat that

require more inputs. Especially when considering a Sandhill and require more Especially when considering a Sandhill and western rangeinputs. environment those cattle don’t fit. Additionally the western rangethings environment those don’torfit. Additionally the push for those quantified in acattle number EPD had caused push for those things quantified in a number or EPD has caused the neglect of those things not easily put into a number or EPD the neglect of those thingsfleshing, not easily put into number EPD such as maternal instinct, ability, teataand udderorquality, such as maternal instinct, fleshing, ability, teat and udder quality, foot quality and structural soundness. foot quality and structural soundness. Chris Stansberry, OSU Range Research Station, OK Chris Stansberry, OSU Range Research Station, OK Our biggest genetic challenges are keeping mature size in check Our biggest genetic challenges are keeping mature size in check and maintaining consistency of phenotype. and maintaining consistency of phenotype. Rich Ham, Commercial Producer, NE Rich Ham, Commercial Producer, NE Too much milk is our biggest challenge today! We’re starting to Too much milk is our biggest challenge today! We’re starting to lose udders and teats on females forcing us to cull cows way too lose udders and teats on females forcing us to cull cows way too young before they’ve paid for themselves. young before they’ve paid for themselves. Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT Ben Adams, Salt Wells Cattle Company, UT Most bull producers are following the next big trend or particular Most bull producers are following the next big trend or particular bull that offspring are topping the bull that offspring are topping the sales. These trends or particular sales. These trends or particular bulls aren’t bulls aren’t always what’s best for the “right kind of female.” always what’s best for the “right kind of female.” It is hard to find producers or stud services that are keeping It is hard to find producers or stud services that are keeping the “cow” at the top of their priorities. We have used the wrong the “cow” at the top of their priorities. We have used the wrong bulls and it only takes one or two bulls to change your herd in a bulls and it only takes one or two bulls to change your herd in a detrimental way especially if you are artificial inseminating large detrimental way especially if you are artificial inseminating large numbers to one particular bull. Finding genetics that perform in numbers to one particular bull. Finding genetics that perform in our environment and continue to perform in the feedlot and our environment and continue to perform in the feedlot and packpacking house is a challenge. ing house is a challenge. Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus Ranch, MO Nick Hammett, Circle A Angus MOfrom with the right The Angus breed has many bullsRanch, to choose The Angus breed has many bulls to choose with the right numbers, we see challenges in foot and toefrom structure, temperanumbers, we see challenges in foot and toe structure, temperament, fleshing ability, reproductive efficiency and adaptability to a ment, fleshing ability, reproductive Fescue efficiency andgenerally adaptability to a fescue-based grass environment. cattle require fescue-based grass environment. Fescue cattle generally require a large volume rumen, so width, depth and spring of rib; a good awinter large hair volume so width, depth and spring of good coatrumen, and quick and complete shedding in rib; lateaspring winter hair coat and quick and complete shedding in late spring are necessary. are necessary. Travis Chrisman, ABS Representative, NE Travis Chrisman, ABSease Representative, I see maternal calving maybe not asNE a challenge but as an I underutilized see maternaltrait calving ease maybe not as a challenge butbulls as an or opportunity today. Selecting proven underutilized trait or opportunity today. Selecting proven bulls that are above average for maternal calving ease helps avoid a that are above average for maternal calving helps avoid a lot of problems and provides the flexibility to ease add performance lot of get problems and provides flexibility addas performance and better breed back onthe females - nottoonly twos but also and get better breed back on females - not only as twos but also as mature cows. as mature cows.

Maternal Maternalvalue valuehas hasbeen beenand andwill willcontinue continuetoto bebea aprimary primaryconsideration considerationand andfoundation foundation ofofthe theABS ABSproduct productoffering. offering.ABS ABSlong longterm term Pasture PasturetotoPlate Platephilosophy philosophystarts startswith withthe the cow cowand andthe theneeds needsofofour ourcommercial commercialcowcowcalf calfproducers. producers. It Itcomes comesdown downtotoyou youand andyour youroperation. operation. We Werecommend recommendthat thatyou youidentify identifythe thespecific specific maternal maternalneeds needsand andobjectives objectivesofofyour yourproprogram gramand anduse usethose thosetotodesign designaaconsistent consistent and anddisciplined disciplinedapproach approachtotobuilding buildingyour your cow cowherd herdasaswell wellas asaagenetic geneticbase basethat thatwill will add addvalue valuethroughout throughoutthe thebeef beefchain. chain. ABS ABSisisdedicated dedicatedtotoproviding providingthe thebest bestgegenetic neticsolutions solutionsincluding includingbull bullpower, power,techtechnology nologyand andservice servicetotohelp helpyou youmeet meetthose those objectives. objectives.

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Proven Commercial Value FRONT & CENTER

ABS is committed to developing and identifying bulls that deliver profit oriented genetics for the commercial beef industry.

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Our partnership with Circle A Angus Ranch and the Sire Alliance program is an example of that commitment. Progeny of all Sire Alliance bulls have been tested in an unbiased and unpampered commercial environment from birth to harvest. This evaluation includes individual carcass data and feed intake measurements on progeny from each sire group. ABS Sire Alliance proven bulls offer you the most thoroughly commercially proven and profit oriented genetics in the industry.

+71 $W +127 $B CONNEALY FRONT & CENTER AAA 17029809

KESSLERS FRONTMAN R001 x CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER 746

Front Pasture Maternal Genetics ABS top 30 active sires ranked by Maternal Profit Index Spring 2018 Sire Alliance Data

TOTAL PROFIT

PROG. FEED INTAKE MATERNAL MAT. RANK EVAL. EFFICIENCY RANK ACC PROFIT RANK ACC

1

FRONT & CENTER

63.81

15%

13

20.53

1%

.32

372.53

1%

.14

2

PAYWEIGHT 1682 (Ref)

77.22

2%

136

16.16

4%

.43

367.33

1%

.48

3

BRUISER

84.83

1%

276

27.69

1%

.55

358.93

1%

.55

4

FUTURE FORCE

70.01

5%

95

10.39

15%

.36

337.24

2%

.35

5

RAMPAGE

96.12

1%

38

19.73

2%

.32

331.07

3%

.16

6

RESERVE

69.60

10%

73

17.17

3%

.48

330.59

3%

.38

7

FRONTMAN

30.17

111

12.36

10%

.47

323.44

3%

.51

8

CHINOOK

37.06

138

1.33

.51

310.40

5%

.59

9

ROCKMOUNT (New)

62.95

15%

40

14.14

.36

308.81 10%

.17

10

IMPRESSION

64.23

15%

676

3.16

.68

306.03 10%

.75

11

SPECIAL FOCUS

44.58

104

7.94

25%

.42

302.17 10%

.54

12

ASSERTIVE (New)

66.88

10%

91

21.62

1%

.35

300.84 10%

.14

13

BLUESTEM

61.26

20%

73

8.24

25%

.42

300.73 10%

.52

14

EMBLAZON 999 (New)

72.08

4%

37

17.69

3%

.32

300.03 10%

.13

15

UP RIVER

52.96

46

17.58

3%

.35

294.79 15%

.39

16

BRILLIANCE

38.81

285

14.20

10%

.61

293.51 15%

.70

17

FINAL PRODUCT

53.22

155

10.07

15%

.48

291.30 15%

.64

18

NEW LEVEL

67.43

10%

380

11.22

15%

.61

289.05 15%

.76

19

DESTINATION 630

75.76

2%

73

11.13

15%

.45

287.23 15%

.48

20

PLAINSMAN

42.31

116

4.53

.46

284.49 15%

.55

21

IMAGE MAKER

44.77

521

2.54

.60

282.45 20%

.78

22

DEFINITIVE

37.71

140

-1.76

.50

282.14 20%

.52

23

PROFICIENT (New)

75.85

2%

35

13.67

10%

.32

276.88 20%

.11

24

MONUMENT

57.13

25%

167

17.72

3%

.51

276.26 20%

.59

25

PROGRAM

56.25

30%

145

3.71

.45

276.22 20%

.55

26

HIGH NOON

70.12

5%

205

6.58

35%

.55

268.34 30%

.57

27

SUBSTANTIAL

61.28

20%

97

15.20

5%

.49

268.10 30%

.43

28

COMPLEMENT

47.51

282

9.08

20%

.59

266.70 30%

.68

29

ABSOLUTE

64.27

15%

140

18.67

2%

.53

266.17 30%

.52

30

FOCAL POINT

53.42

35%

193

3.00

.57

264.93 30%

.64

10%

✔ Outstanding source of calving ease, maternal value and efficiency ✔ Foot quality leader and outstanding daughter reports with a top 5% $W Index ✔ +16 CED, +108 YW, +.27 RADG, -.40 DMI, +10.6 HP and +.73 RE

ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.93 Top 2% ADG(lb/day) +.03 EFFICIENCY INDEX $20.53 Top 1% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $63.81 Top 15% MATERNAL INDEX $372.53 Top 1%

Daughter - Myers Georgina 15C

BLUESTEM

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+55 $W +127 $B BUFORD BLUESTEM 9974 AAA 16543415

S A V NET WORTH 4200 x C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321

Power Phenotype with Calving Ease

✔ High accuracy and high altitude proven sire that provides an ideal mating for

calving ease without sacrificing muscle, phenotype and maternal value

✔ +8 CED, +88 YW, -.11 DMI, +12.0 HP, +1 MW, -0.2 MH and +.65 Marb

• Unbiased 3rd Party Evaluation ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

• Non-pampered Commercial Environment • Individual Progeny Feed Intake • Individual Progeny Carcass Data • Maternal Evaluation Including Both Heifer Pregnancy & Stayability Data 10

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.48 Top 10% ADG(lb/day) -.00 EFFICIENCY INDEX $8.24 Top 25% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $61.26 Top 20% MATERNAL INDEX $300.73 Top 10%

Daughter - Spruce Mtn Rita 1535


BRUISER

ABSOLUTE

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+64 $W +127 $B

+63 $W +155 $B

S A V BRUISER 9164 AAA 16396531

K C F BENNETT ABSOLUTE AAA 16430795

Scale Smashing Bruiser

Absolute Industry Leader

S A V BISMARCK 5682 x S A V 004 PREDOMINANT 4438

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 x WULFFS EXT 6106

✔ Calving ease sire that transmits added performance, capacity & dimension ✔ Breed leading efficiency sire that combines high output with reduced intake ✔ +10 CED, +119 YW, +.38 RADG, -.38 DMI, +14.7 HP, +10 CEM & +.64 RE

ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

✔ High accuracy multi-trait excellence with added feed efficiency ✔ Moderate milk and mature size bull that excels for both $Weaning & $Energy ✔ +11 CED, +116 YW, +.28 RADG, +1.06 SC, +.70 Marb & +.71 RE

ANGUS

RANK

SIRE ALLIANCE

INTAKE (lb/day) -.77 Top 3% ADG(lb/day) +.10 Top 10% EFFICIENCY INDEX $27.69 Top 1% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $84.83 Top 1% MATERNAL INDEX $358.93 Top 1%

Daughter - FHCC Gammer 5150

EMBLAZON 999

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) +.04 ADG(lb/day) +.15 Top 2% EFFICIENCY INDEX $18.67 Top 2% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $64.27 Top 15% MATERNAL INDEX $266.17 Top 30%

Daughter - K C F Miss Absolute A198

ASSERTIVE

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+52 $W +137 $B

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+78 $W +163 $B

LD EMBLAZON 999 AAA 16665803

K C F BENNETT ASSERTIVE AAA 17863288

Blazing a Profitable New Trail

Assert Your Herd’s Value

O C C EMBLAZON 854E x RITO 1I1 OF 2536 RITO 6I6

K C F BENNETT ABSOLUTE x K C F BENNETT HOMESTEAD

✔ The highest proven performance son of Emblazon in the breed ✔ Offers a touch more frame with excellent thickness, capacity & fleshing ability ✔ +13 CED, +122 YW, +.30 RADG, -.16 DMI, +26 DOC, +11 CEM & +.67 RE

✔ Combines two of ABS’ highest customer satisfaction bulls ever in IMAGE MAKER

and IN FOCUS

✔ Leader for real world maternal value with a top 5% for Sire Alliance Maternal

Profit Index

✔ +10 CED, +125 YW, +10.9 HP, +10 CEM, +24 MW, +0.1 MH ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.34 Top 20% ADG(lb/day) -.09 Top 10% EFFICIENCY INDEX $17.69 Top 3% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $72.08 Top 4% MATERNAL INDEX $300.03 Top 10%

Son – Baldridge Deuce D311

ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.59 Top 5% ADG(lb/day) +.08 Top 15% EFFICIENCY INDEX +21.62 Top 1% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX +66.88 Top 10% MATERNAL INDEX +300.84 Top 10%

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Powerful Maternal Design STELLAR

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BRILLIANCE

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+72 $W +111 $B SITZ STELLAR 726D AAA 18397542

MOHNEN SUBSTANTIAL 272 x CONNEALY FINAL PRODUCT

Stellar Performance and Design

✔ Outstanding pedigree and maternal design with an

exceptionally big bodied, easy fleshing phenotype

+11.55 $EN +68.44 $W

✔ +12 CED, +116 YW, +21 DOC and +14.2 HP

COWBOY UP

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S A V BRILLIANCE 8077

AAA 16107774 S A V BISMARCK 5682 x S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004

Brilliant Type and Performance +49 $W +178 $B

✔ High accuracy, double digit Calving Ease has driven repeat commercial demand ✔ Strong maternal data and pleasing maternal design equals proven cow maker ✔ +10 CED, -.60 Intake EPD with top 10% Efficiency and top 15% Maternal Indexes

ANGUS

SIRE ALLIANCE

HA COWBOY UP 5405 AAA 18286467 HA OUTSIDE 3008 x HA PROGRAM 7328

It’s Time To Cowboy Up

✔ Perfect bull to put punch and power back in your herd ✔ Wide based, big bodied & sound made with

EPD

RANK

INTAKE (lb/day) -.60 Top 5% ADG(lb/day) +.02 EFFICIENCY INDEX $14.20 Top 10% TOTAL PROFIT INDEX $38.81 MATERNAL INDEX $293.51 Top 15%

excellent feet

✔ +7 CED, +78 WW, +149 YW, -.21 DMI and +1.11 SC Daughter – Timberview SA Miss Burgess

BADGER

RAINMASTER

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+71 $W +121 $B B/C BLAIR BADGER 5023 AAA 18380793

+67 $W +102 $B Dam – Duff Amigo 927K Juanada 071

COLEMAN CHARLO 0256 x DUFF AMIGO 815

S A V 654X RAINMASTER 6849 AAA 18578966 COLEMAN CHARLO 0256 x S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004

Powerful Maternal Genetics

Right as Rain Genetics

✔ Highly productive and efficient maternal genetics combining top 5% EPDs for both Yearling Weight and Dry Matter Intake ✔ +10 CED, +111 YW, +.33 RADG, -.25 DMI, +.98 SC and +1.00 RE

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Dam – S A V Blackcap May 4136

✔ Combines calving ease potential from the Rainmaker line with the most dominating cow in S A V history

✔ +9 CED, +109 YW, +1.32 SC and +20 DOC


UP RIVER

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+77 $W +146 $B Grandam – Thomas Carol 1246

THOMAS UP RIVER 1614 AAA 17091363

SITZ UPWARD 307R x RITO 1I2 OF 2536 RITO 6I6

Man Amongst Boys

✔ Moderate framed, power sire that still offers reasonable calving ease with outstanding performance and maternal value ✔ Sires big ribbed, easy fleshing females & ranks in the top 15% for Maternal Profit through the commercially oriented

Sire Alliance testing program

✔ +7 CED, +69 WW, +125 YW, +.23 RADG, +1.44 SC, +17 DOC and +.69 RE

BIG SKY

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+64 $W +135 $B MUSGRAVE BIG SKY AAA 17614813

Daughter – Musgrave Royal Lady 1530

CONNEALY EARNAN 076E x S A F 598 BANDO 5175

Big Sky Performance and Quality

✔ Moderate birth weight sire with tremendous performance and a prolific and productive maternal background

Stamps his progeny with soundness, hoof quality, muscling and phenotype

✔ +10 CED, +66 WW, +113 YW, -.02 DMI, +19 DOC, +14.0 HP, +15 CEM and +.79 Marb

HESSTON

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+58 $W +121 $B S A V HESSTON 2217 AAA 17318946

Dam S A V Emblynette 3301

S A V HARVESTOR 0338 x S A V 598 BANDO 5175

Impressive from All Angles

✔ Moderate birth weight Harvestor son with impressive power, performance and structure ✔ One of the very best in the breed on the recent Foot Score research EPDs with +.36 Claw and +.30 Angle EPDs ✔ +2 CED, +63 WW +103 YW, +.90 SC, +12 DOC and +.58 Marb

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How Does it Perform? We have tested and validated Sexcel™ extensively to be confident of its performance. We were able to do this through field trials involving over 12,000 units of Sexcel™, primarily in dairy herds. Our trials show that Sexcel™ achieves a higher relative conception rate when compared to conventional semen, than other sexed genetic products available on the market.*

Relative Conception Rate (%)

100% Old Technology

Sexcel™

90%

80%

70% Stud a

Stud b

Stud c

Stud d

Stud e

Sexcel

* Relative conception rate (RCR) measures conception rate of sexed semen compared to conception rate of conventional semen from the same sires. Data is taken from inseminations in dairy heifers with pregnancy checks at 30-90 days. This data does not reflect a head to head trial. Data source: Sexcel data is from a 2016 ABS field trial. Stud A, B, C, D, E data is from customer commercial results 2014-2017 reported through the ABS Real World Data® database for the major bull studs in the AI industry.

We conducted a study in 2017 evaluating the use of Sexcel™ gender-skewed semen in conjunction with a fixed time AI protocol. Nearly 900 beef cows and heifers in six different herds were used in this project. Based on our experience, Sexcel™ gender-skewed semen can successfully be used in fixed-time AI protocols among animals that exhibit estrus.”

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South Dakota State University

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29HH0838

FUSION

29AR0255

+32 BMI +31 CHB UPS DOMINO 3027 AHA 4246386

CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET x SH DIAMOND 881

The Calving Ease Cowmaker

+108 HB

✔ The breed standard for calving ease and

maternal value ✔ Top 10 high accuracy sire for teat and udder EPDs ✔ +13 CED, +76 YW, +1.40 US, +1.50 TS and +.41 Marb

DOMINO 1109

29HH0843

+56 GM

ANDRAS FUSION R236

RAAA 1506931 ANDRAS IN FOCUS B175 x ANDRAS THUNDER B105

Energize Your Cow Herd with Fusion

+29 BMI +32 CHB

✔ Outcross pedigree featuring the highly proven and positive influence of IN FOCUS ✔ Calving ease sire that makes his progeny thick, deep and soft sided ✔ Daughters display near perfect feet, beautiful udders and awesome disposition ✔ +17 CED, -3.8 BW, +86 YW, and +1.05 Marb

PYRAMID 3027 DOMINO 1109 AHA 43185506 UPS DOMINO 3027 x CJH HARLAND 408

Stacked for Greatness

✔ Progressive step from the legendary

DOMINO 3027

✔ Backed by one of the breed’s top up and

coming donors

✔ +12 CED, +90 YW, +1.30 US, +1.30 TS and +.55 REA

Daughter – MLK CRK Thunder 511

JUICE BOX

OSCAR X28

29HP0926

+33 BMI +26 CHB

29AR0257

NO WORRIES

+161 HB +53 GM

29AR0262

+158 HB +54 GM

MPH 10H JUICE BOX Z3 AHA 43325046

FEDDES OSCAR X28 RAAA 1368605

LSF BRA NO WORRIES 4657B RAAA 1689588

Refreshing Calving Ease & Maternal

Next Step Calving Ease & Maternal

Worry Free Genetics

DR WORLD CLASS 517 10H x CRR ABOUT TIME 743

✔ Strong udder traits and a breed leader for

Sustained Cow Fertility and Baldy maternal Index ✔ +9 CED, +84 YW, +23.9 SCF, +1.40 US & +1.50 TS

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Daughter – Smoky Y May 1613D

RED CROWFOOT OLE’S OSCAR x BIEBER ROMERO 9136

✔ Strong calving ease and maternal genetics with

enhanced growth & performance ✔ +13 CED, -6.4 BW, +108 YW, +13 CEM & +11 STAY

BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 x LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S

✔ Unique combination of calving ease, growth & carcass

✔ Super sound structured and long bodied ✔ +16 CED, +102 YW, +13 HPG, +11 STAY & +1.07 Marb


BOULDER

29SM0472

ALL TIME

29SM0466

+163 API +87 TI OVAL F ALL TIME A322 ASA 2749844

MCM TOP GRADE 018X x HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K

+188 API +89 TI

Top Shelf Genetics

✔ Elite Purebred sire with top 1% API and TI values ✔ Sound footed & attractive with an excellent phenotype ✔ His dam is a 14th generation female in the

Fischer program

✔ +14 CED, +107 YW, +16 STAY, +11 DOC & +.97 REA

LONGEVITY

CCR BOULDER 1339A

ASA 2880390 HOOVER DAM x TRIPLE C L. TAYLOR

29SM0479

Muscle, Maternal & Incredible Phenotype ✔ Top of the breed for calving ease, muscle and shape, API and maternal value ✔ Moderate framed, big ribbed, deep flanked stud with loads of muscle and style ✔ +20 CED, +96 YW, +15 STAY, +14 DOC, +.94 Marb and +.76 REA

+145 API +80 TI ASR LONGEVITY Y184 ASA 2598898

ASR/GLS PACESETTER U862 x ASR SHOWCASE K053

Cow Maker Deluxe

✔ Top 10% API backed by a cow family known for BOULDER as a yearling

PREMIER

good feet, sound udders, excellent fertility & amazing longevity ✔ +6 CED, +112 YW, +17 STAY, +12 DOC and +1.15 REA

Son - CCR Boulder 4089D

29AR0258

PREMIUM REVENUE 2 9SM0455

+221 HB +56 GM

DUAL FOCUS

29SM0407

+159 API +80 TI

+157 API +80 TI

BROWN PREMIER X7876 RAAA 1379610

CCR PREMIUM REVENUE ASA 2703755

TNT DUAL FOCUS T249 ASA 2421851

Premier Curve Bender & Carcass Sire

Premium Maternal & Carcass Genetics

The Best of Simmental and Angus

GAR-EGL PROTEGE x HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K

✔ Breed leading total profitability ranking in the top percentiles for both Herd Builder & Grid Master indexes ✔ +13 CED, +116 YW, -3 ME, +14 HPG & +16 STAY

RITO REVENUE 5M2 OF 2536 PRE x HTP SVF IN DEW TIME

MYTTY IN FOCUS x HC HUMMER 12M

✔ His sire is a maternal, carcass and feed

✔ Highly proven calving ease and maternal leader ✔ Moderate framed, deep sided, heavy muscled &

✔ His flush sisters are gorgeous & broody with

✔ +18 CED, +98 YW, +12 STAY, +12 DOC and +.62 Marb

efficiency leader perfect udders

✔ +13 CED, +101 YW, +14 STAY, +15 DOC & +.81 Marb

easy fleshing

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Bull Code Number & Name

4 4 29AN1828 2U66 11 4 29AN1783 ABSOLUTE 11 29AN1947 ASSERTIVE 12 29AN1999 BADGER 13 4 237AN2992 BIG SKY 10 4 29AN1799 BLUESTEM 12 4 29AN1751 BRILLIANCE 3 4 29AN1829 BROKEN BOW 11 4 29AN1782 BRUISER 2 29AN1945 CHAPS 4 4 29AN1750 CHINOOK 29AN1972 COMMAND 12 4 237AN2949 COWBOY UP 2 29AN1949 CROSSBOW 11 4 29AN1938 EMBLAZON 999 18 237AN2869 ENHANCE 2 29AN2020 FORTHRIGHT 10 29AN1840 FRONT & CENTER 2 29AN1857 FUTURE FORCE 13 237AN2991 HESSTON 3 29AN1965 HICKOK 4 29AN1926 HOMESTEAD 5 4 237AN2102 HOOVER DAM 18 29AN2023 MAGNITUDE 18 29AN2011 NATIONAL 29AN2057 PAYWEIGHT PLUS 18 29AN1890 PROFICIENT 12 29AN2017 RAINMASTER 18 4 29AN1891 RAMPAGE 5 4 29AN1852 RESERVE 4 4 29AN1934 ROCKMOUNT 4 4 29AN1790 SPECIAL FOCUS 12 29AN2025 STELLAR 2 4 29AN1870 SUBSTANTIAL 18 29AN2042 TITUS 13 29AN1856 UP RIVER Breed Average for Current Sires

Calving Production Traits CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP Ease Rating EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC Sire

$20 $30 $25 $25 $35 $22 $22 $28 $25 $25 $20 $30 $30 $22 $25 $30 $22 $24 $24 $35 $26 $30 $26 $25 $22 $30 $20 $35 $30 $22 $25 $22 $25 $25 $30 $22

$35 $35 $40 $40 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $40 $35 $40 $50 $35 $35 $40 $35 $40 $40 $35 $40 $40 $40 $35 $35 $40 $35 $40 $40 $40 $50 $35 $40 $35 $40 $35

★★★★ +12 ★★★ +11 ★★★ +10 +10 ★★ +10 ★★★ +8 ★★★ +10 ★★★★ +14 ★★★ +10 ★★★ +6 ★★★★ +16 +9 ★★ +7 ★★★ +18 ★★★ +13 ★★★ +12 ★★★ +15 ★★★★ +16 ★★★★ +17 ★★ +2 ★★★★ +14 ★★★★ +16 ★★★ +8 +14 +12 +12 ★★ +6 I+9 ★★★ +9 ★★★ +9 ★★★★ +14 ★★★★ +14 +12 ★★★★ +16 +3 ★★★ +7 +6

Bull Code Number & Name

$20 $22 $24 $25 $25 $25

237AR1329 EXCELLENT ANSWER 16 4 29AR0255 FUSION 29AR0261 JULIAN 1W 16 29AR0262 NO WORRIES 16 29AR0257 OSCAR X28 17 4 29AR0258 PREMIER Breed Average for Current Sires

P U RE B RE D S I M M E N TA L Homo. Blk 21 29SM0462 AFTER SHOCK Homo. Blk 17 29SM0466 ALL TIME Homo. Blk 21 29SM0451 BIG CASINO Homo. Blk 17 29SM0479 LONGEVITY Breed Average for Purebred Sires PE RC E N TAG E S I M M E N TA L Homo. Blk 21 29SM0476 ABILENE Homo. Blk 17 29SM0472 BOULDER Homo. Blk 17 4 29SM0407 DUAL FOCUS Homo. Blk 21 29SM0480 PAY DIRT 17 29SM0455 PREMIUM REVENUE Homo. Blk 29SM0475 REVENANT Homo. Blk 29SM0474 THE ROCK Homo. Blk Homo. Blk 21 29SM0458 TSN PROTEGE 29SM0464 WOLFPACK Homo. Blk Breed Average for Percentile Sires

Certificate

Semen

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16 29HH0843 DOMINO 1109 $25 $50 16 4 29HH0838 DOMINO 3027 $30 $50 16 29HP0926 JUICE BOX $22 $40 29HP0928 REVVED UP $25 $40 Breed Average for Current Sires

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Calving Ease Rating

★★★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★

+87 +116 +125 +111 +113 +88 +84 +103 +119 +118 +87 +125 +149 +103 +122 +140 +105 +108 +104 +103 +113 +99 +89 +153 +130 +135 +111 I+109 +141 +91 +91 +89 +116 +100 +184 +125 +88

.86 +.19 .57 .94 +.28 .76 .57 +.35 .45 .37 +.33 .20 .90 +.24 .24 .84 +.20 .46 .93 +.15 .68 .89 +.20 .49 .87 +.38 .64 .56 +.18 .25 .87 +.11 .33 .46 +.27 .27 .75 +.45 .21 .65 +.23 .26 .84 +.30 .38 .64 +.35 .23 .67 +.21 .24 .77 +.27 .42 .76 +.20 .46 .73 +.14 .21 .81 +.17 .29 .80 +.29 .34 .96 +.25 .70 .43 +.27 .25 .42 +.25 .24 .43 +.24 .29 .61 +.21 .58 .48 I+.20 .05 .93 +.31 .55 .93 +.24 .56 .85 +.20 .33 .91 +.19 .49 .43 +.15 .28 .85 +.20 .54 .39 +.42 .19 .76 +.23 .43 +.20

EPD

ACC

Production Traits BW WW EPD ACC EPD ACC

+11 +17 +13 +16 +13 +13

.50 .86 .69 .32 .71 .85

-4.2 -3.8 -3.4 -7.5 -6.4 -4.7

CED

+6

-2.0

.59 .92 .76 .42 .82 .91

+64 +45 +69 +60 +61 +70

.57 .76 .45 .20 .24 .46 .68 .49 .64 .25 .33 .27 .21 .26 .38 .23 .24 .42 .46 .21 .29 .34 .70 .25 .24 .29 .58 .05 .55 .56 .33 .49 .28 .54 .19 .43

+0.0 +0.1 +0.4 -0.3 +0.6 -0.1 -0.2 +0.4 +0.1 +0.0 +0.1 +0.0 +0.1 +0.0 +0.0 +0.9 +0.6 +0.3 +0.3 +0.3 +0.2 +0.2 +0.1 +1.2 +0.4 +0.1 +0.6 I-0.2 +0.8 +0.2 +0.3 -0.2 +0.0 +0.0 +1.1 +0.6 +0.4

YW

.53 .90 .74 .37 .80 .89

+57

-.09 +.15 -.34 -.25 -.02 -.11 +.35 +.12 -.38 +1.03 +.60 +.62 -.21 +.23 -.16 +.37 +.41 -.40 +.72 +.43 +.53 +.16 -.03 +1.37 +.79 +.41 +.50 I+.31 +.62 +.03 -.04 +.14 +.78 +.18 +.25 +.71 +.20

.86 .94 .56 .37 .82 .77 .89 .84 .82 .48 .84 .53 .63 .66 .86 .61 .39 .79 .80 .47 .70 .75 .95 .50 .48 .40 .62 .05 .92 .92 .76 .89 .40 .79 .32 .72

+1.20 +1.06 +.86 +.98 +.84 +.62 +1.08 +.47 +.02 +1.33 +1.20 +.21 +1.11 +.22 -.14 +1.62 +1.78 +1.60 +1.23 +.90 +.86 -.50 +.84 +1.46 +.28 +1.88 -.29 +1.32 +1.04 +.27 +.22 +.99 +.48 +1.11 +2.04 +1.44 +.73

.84 .94 .56 .39 .87 .82 .91 .86 .83 .62 .85 .53 .80 .62 .83 .61 .61 .77 .78 .77 .78 .74 .96 .49 .48 .49 .60 .41 .93 .92 .84 .87 .49 .83 .34 .72

MILK

+22 +18 +25 +10 +19 -1 +3 +19 +11 +20 +15 +17 -1 +15 +26 +33 +17 +15 +26 +12 +33 +25 +21 +36 +14 +30 +21 +20 -2 +22 +14 +7 +21 +20 +27 +17 +13

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

+110 +86 +100 +102 +108 +116

.53 .90 .73 .39 .79 .89

+16 +20 +17 +27 +18 +14

.37 .86 .67 .29 .71 .84

+4 +6 +1 -2 +0 -3

.35 .35 .19 .0 .40 .47

+0

.45 .60 .25 .19 .36 .31 .59 .53 .31 .23 .31 .20 .17 .23 .25 .22 .20 .50 .49 .19 .26 .46 .76 .21 .20 .24 .22 .05 .44 .61 .39 .36 .26 .55 .14 .28

+15 +7 +17 +13 +8 +14

+12

.27 .57 .47 .27 .41 .47

MYTTY IN FOCUS S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 K C F BENNETT ABSOLUTE COLEMAN CHARLO 0256 CONNEALY EARNAN 076E S A V NET WORTH 4200 S A V BISMARCK 5682 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 S A V BISMARCK 5682 S A V RESOURCE 1441 H A IMAGE MAKER 0415 EF COMMANDO 1366 HA OUTSIDE 3008 KM BROKEN BOW 002 O C C EMBLAZON 854E SYDGEN EXCEED 3223 TC FORTHRIGHT 9284 KESSLERS FRONTMAN R001 YON FUTURE FOCUS T219 S A V HARVESTOR 0338 CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 K C F BENNETT ENERGIZER SYDGEN C C & 7 K C F BENNETT SOUTHSIDE DEER VALLEY PATRIOT 3222 BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682 GAR-EGL PROTEGE COLEMAN CHARLO 0256 MCC DAYBREAK B/R NEW DAY 454 MCC DAYBREAK MYTTY IN FOCUS MOHNEN SUBSTANTIAL 272 BENFIELD SUBSTANCE 8506 BYERGO BLACK MAGIC 3348 SITZ UPWARD 307R www.angus.org

CEM

STAY

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

+11 +4 +2 +6 +13 +16 +5

.42 .85 .68 .37 .68 .84

+9 +5 +17 +11 +11 +16

.24 .28 .49 .40 .23 .47

+10

$25 $30 $22 $25

★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★

+14.0 +14.5 +10.4 +6.4 +9.8

.63 .47 .83 .77

+0.6 -0.7 -1.4 +1.8 +1.8

.84 .62 .88 .83

+68.3 +74.2 +70.2 +75.7 +64.4

.79 .55 .86 .80

+108.5 +107.6 +100.6 +112.1 +94.6

.77 .54 .85 .80

+.25 +.21 +.19 +.23 +.19

.70 .50 .80 .80

+11.0 +10.1 +13.7 +12.9 +8.3

.32 .30 .78 .71

+23.8 +29.1 +14.7 +12.3 +21.3

.32 .30 .78 .71

+57.9 +66.2 +49.8 +50.1 +53.4

.43 .37 .80 .74

+21.2 +16.5 +18.9 +17.1 +11.9

.39 .35 .41 .33

+12.9 +11.6 +12.9 +12.4 +11.0

.30 .18 .41 .54

$30 $25 $20 $25 $16 $24 $25 $24 $22

★★ +8.0 ★★★★ +20.9 ★★★★ +18.1 +10.3 ★★ +13.1 ★★★ +26.2 ★★★ +17.4 ★★ +12.1 ★★★ +19.6 +11.7

.50 .73 .94 .29 .47 .58 .47 .72 .66

+2.0 -3.4 -0.9 +0.7 +1.6 -7.0 -3.2 +1.7 -1.6 +0.5

.64 .85 .95 .45 .58 .66 .62 .83 .85

+74.8 +56.1 +65.1 +86.5 +62.8 +51.2 +63.8 +101.4 +62.8 +62.8

.56 .79 .94 .40 .51 .54 .42 .78 .78

+109.6 +96.6 +98.4 +146.0 +101.0 +88.0 +106.4 +170.2 +108.5 +97.0

.52 .76 .94 .44 .48 .52 .42 .77 .77

+.22 +.25 +.21 +.37 +.24 +.23 +.27 +.43 +.29 +.21

.50 .70 .90 .40 .40 .50 .40 .70 .70

+12.3 +9.7 +6.9 +4.1 +8.7 +12.6 +10.9 +6.3 +10.3 +6.7

.32 .29 .93 .20 .32 .29 .28 .61 .31

+26.7 +26.8 +13.5 +22.7 +23.7 +32.7 +20.1 +9.1 +25.8 +21.1

.31 .31 .93 .23 .32 .28 .27 .61 .32

+64.1 +54.9 +46.0 +65.9 +55.1 +58.3 +52.0 +59.8 +57.2 +52.5

.38 .42 .93 .28 .38 .35 .31 .66 .43

+19.9 +15.0 +12.5 +8.6 +14.1 +10.3 +16.8 +20.6 +16.3 +10.0

.29 .30 .73 .11 .32 .24 .31 .28 .33

+14.5 +14.1 +12.9 +11.6 +15.1 +11.5 +11.6 +10.3 +9.5 +11.2

.09 .16 .80 .04 .16 .13 .16 .13 .30

CE

Calving CE Ease Rating EPD ACC

★★★ ★★★★ ★★★ ★★★★

BW

EPD

ACC

EPD

Production Traits WW YW ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC

+19

+13.2 +8.3 +10.9 +6.8 +14.0 +12.0 +4.9 +11.5 +14.7 +9.8 +13.0 +7.5 +8.8 +11.4 +9.6 +10.3 +9.4 +10.6 +9.7 +8.9 +13.3 +12.9 +11.3 +15.6 +9.2 +12.2 +0.6 I+8.6 +11.5 +10.5 +10.7 +11.0 +14.2 +12.5 +9.2 +7.9 +10.1

Maternal Traits HPG EPD ACC

ME

EPD

+90

.75 .91 .49 .34 .78 .57 .88 .76 .75 .58 .81 .47 .47 .63 .78 .54 .34 .70 .57 .76 .70 .70 .94 .36 .43 .45 .45 .39 .88 .88 .65 .87 .36 .78 .40 .57

Calving Ease Rating

SIRE SUMMARY

Bull Code Number & Name

.92 +50 .91 .97 +62 .96 .75 +71 .70 .47 +59 .41 .94 +66 .93 .92 +52 .90 .97 +49 .96 .94 +62 .93 .94 +67 .93 .78 +65 .72 .93 +54 .91 .76 +68 .68 .92 +78 .88 .77 +56 .73 .90 +67 .88 .79 +73 .73 .80 +60 .76 .85 +62 .83 .85 +56 .84 .85 +63 .85 .85 +68 .85 .88 +48 .86 .98 +46 .97 .54 +84 .47 .53 +75 .46 .54 +73 .47 .78 +68 .73 .51 I+64 .49 .97 +82 .96 .96 +50 .95 .93 +54 .92 .95 +50 .93 .54 +64 .47 .91 +58 .90 .51 +106 .44 .87 +69 .85 +50

Semen

Bull Code Number & Name

2/5/2018

-1.3 -0.2 -0.5 +0.1 +1.7 +0.6 +0.2 -1.7 +0.3 +0.2 -1.9 -0.4 +2.5 -1.7 +0.8 -0.6 -1.2 -1.1 -1.6 +3.5 -0.7 -1.9 -0.3 +1.0 -0.1 -0.2 +1.6 I-0.1 +2.5 +0.7 -0.6 -1.4 -0.5 -2.2 +2.6 +1.4 +1.3

SIRE SUMMARY Color

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SPRING 2018

.81 .91 .56 .32 .70 .71 .91 .81 .78 .45 .82 .55 .62 .53 .72 .55 .46 .70 .71 .49 .73 .75 .94 .38 .37 .36 .53 .05 .89 .87 .80 .87 .38 .80 .30 .55

SIRE SUMMARY Semen

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SPRING 2018

Certificate

SIRE SUMMARY Semen

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2/23/2018

ADG EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

Production Traits WW YW ACC EPD ACC EPD ACC

DMI EPD ACC

EPD

ACC

+12.3 .42 +13.7 .75 +9.3 .43 +15.3 .40

-1.6 -0.8 +0.3 -1.3

.72 .94 .75 .74

+0.5 +0.1 +0.2 +0.1

+1.2 +1.1 +1.2 +1.7

.38 .81 .35 .40

+1.8

+3.0

BW

Top 35% 4 Rock Solid Sires with accuracies of .90 or greater

+54 +47 +63 +43

+52

.62 .91 .63 .63

+90 +76 +84 +83

+83

.60 .91 .59 .58

+0.2

.10 .60 .10 .10

MCE

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Maternal Traits MWW STAY EPD ACC EPD ACC

MILK EPD ACC

Maternal Traits MG MCE EPD CC

MCW EPD ACC

+18.6 .10 +21.6 .70 +24.0 .20 +15.7 .10

+41 +38 +33 +26

+68 +61 +64 +47

+5.2 +7.4 +8.9 +4.0

+100 +54 +108 +51

+13.6

+24

+50

1..9

SC

+0.9

MILK EPD ACC

SCF EPD

ACC

.27 .86 .24 .23

.24 .73 .22 .19

+90

.32 .82 .33 .30

DOC EPD

ACC

US

TS

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

+1.30 +1.40 +1.40 +1.40

.30 .80 .40 .40

+1.30 +1.50 +1.50 +1.30

.30 .80 .30 .40

+1.20

+1.20


ANGUS Bull Name 2U66 ABSOLUTE ASSERTIVE BADGER BIG SKY BLUESTEM BRILLIANCE BROKEN BOW BRUISER CHAPS CHINOOK COMMAND COWBOY UP CROSSBOW EMBLAZON 999 ENHANCE FORTHRIGHT FRONT & CENTER FUTURE FORCE HESSTON HICKOK HOMESTEAD HOOVER DAM MAGNITUDE NATIONAL PAYWEIGHT PLUS PROFICIENT RAINMASTER RAMPAGE RESERVE ROCKMOUNT SPECIAL FOCUS STELLAR SUBSTANTIAL TITUS UP RIVER

Bull Name

CEM EPD ACC

Maternal Traits MILK Dtrs MW EPD ACC EPD ACC

EPD

ACC

+14 +7 +10 -1 +15 +8 +9 +15 +10 +5 +15 +9 +8 +14 +11 +11 +7 +12 +15 +1 +9 +11 +7 +16 +11 +10 +9 I+4 +10 +3 +10 +11 +9 +10 +4 +7 +8

+28 +18 +27 +28 +26 +23 +26 +23 +19 +23 +24 +27 +10 +19 +15 +33 +20 +30 +32 +25 +24 +43 +24 +39 +32 +38 +12 I+28 +16 +21 +20 +26 +29 +20 +18 +37 +24

+0.0 -0.1 +0.1 -0.5 +0.6 -0.2 -0.3 +0.4 +0.0 +0.0 +0.5 -0.1 +0.5 +0.5 +0.2 +0.6 +0.3 +0.1 +0.4 +0.1 +0.3 +0.0 +0.0 +1.0 +0.2 +0.2 +0.6 I-0.5 +0.4 +0.0 +0.4 +0.2 +0.2 +0.2 +1.2 +0.5 +0.3

.55 .72 .42 .34 .40 .44 .68 .44 .53 .35 .47 .36 .35 .36 .48 .37 .35 .40 .48 .35 .39 .49 .84 .37 .34 .37 .43 .05 .49 .68 .40 .54 .36 .45 .30 .48

.75 .82 .33 .29 .68 .65 .88 .65 .66 .31 .75 .30 .28 .30 .58 .28 .31 .58 .53 .59 .53 .45 .92 .30 .28 .32 .37 .05 .66 .84 .56 .82 .31 .56 .25 .48

Carcass Rating

EXCELLENT ANSWER FUSION JULIAN 1W NO WORRIES OSCAR X28 PREMIER

.76 .82 .34 .30 .64 .74 .90 .70 .69 .34 .80 .31 .30 .33 .57 .29 .36 .56 .49 .61 .55 .44 .94 .31 .28 .34 .37 .34 .51 .82 .61

303 669 0 0 166 259 1710 181 180 0 313 0 0 0 58 0 7 72 36 112 68 18 4101 0 0 0 8 0 51 806 89

.56 .26 .48

77 0 30

.85 .32

+10 +43 +24 -13 +56 +1 -20 +44 +15 +19 +33 +27 +65 +52 +78 +24 +23 +21 +13 +20 +32 -15 +15 +35 +53 +1 +59 I-9 +65 +36 +29 +20 +26 +28 +84 +44 +26

627 0

MH

.55 .68 .37 .31 .39 .44 .69 .44 .47 .30 .49 .30 .30 .31 .59 .32 .30 .35 .54 .29 .35 .42 .84 .32 .29 .33 .40 .05 .45 .66 .36 .55 .32 .42 .25 .42

CW

$ Values $EN $W -4.95 +4.14 -15.69 -6.16 -16.30 +1.58 +11.55 -7.72 -3.80 -8.87 -2.88 -15.58 -9.02 -3.25 -5.35 -30.70 -3.13 -16.37 -15.03 -8.74 -11.22 -27.68 +8.31 -41.08 -26.68 -29.18 +2.43 -17.38 -12.98 +4.09 +0.63 -4.08 -15.06 -1.16 -29.20 -32.70 -3.39

+60.24 +63.25 +78.56 +71.07 +64.15 +55.64 +68.44 +65.21 +64.64 +65.96 +60.23 +73.93 +49.35 +51.07 +52.78 +80.25 +59.06 +71.71 +68.95 +58.75 +71.83 +68.22 +56.61 +97.21 +84.28 +92.21 +53.38 +67.48 +65.83 +50.20 +52.63 +56.69 +72.99 +59.31 +89.56 +77.82 +46.71

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

Carcass Traits CW EPD ACC

+1.19 +1.05 +.40 +1.07 +.70 +.96

.30 .54 .40 .34 .33 .52

+.01 -.03 -.09 +.01 +.14 +.05

.27 .46 .36 .28 .34 .44

+30 +17 +24 +20 +26 +32

MARB

+.42

YG

+.03

EPD

ACC

+23 +49 +44 +35 +38 +38 +29 +40 +33 +40 +12 +49 +73 +45 +39 +76 +38 +32 +30 +43 +47 +52 +40 +75 +55 +48 +45 +33 +63 +26 +28 +31 +38 +24 +87 +62 +34

.72 .77 .57 .36 .52 .67 .80 .66 .73 .45 .73 .43 .49 .48 .61 .48 .46 .57 .62 .49 .52 .58 .83 .41 .39 .42 .55 .27 .58 .70 .62 .68 .43 .69 .37 .58

+.47 +.70 +.82 +.09 +.79 +.65 +.30 +.91 +.24 +.03 +.38 +1.00 +.04 +1.02 +.36 +1.21 +.30 +.40 +.79 +.58 +.87 +.74 +.80 +.67 +.54 +.79 +.86 +.28 +.52 +.79 +.40 +.72 +.48 +.21 +.60 +.23 +.49

.69 .74 .53 .33 .45 .64 .78 .63 .70 .41 .71 .40 .73 .43 .57 .43 .40 .52 .58 .43 .47 .54 .82 .37 .36 .39 .51 .24 .58 .68 .58 .65 .38 .66 .33 .54

+.52 +.71 +.39 +1.00 +.32 +.58 +.57 +.70 +.64 +.74 +.00 +.98 +.76 +.49 +.67 +.78 +.45 +.73 +.77 +.32 +.69 +.73 +.77 +1.04 +1.17 +.52 +.73 +.53 +1.36 +.77 +.61 +.25 +.54 +.48 +.96 +.69 +.44

.65 .71 .50 .33 .47 .61 .74 .60 .66 .40 .67 .39 .44 .44 .55 .43 .41 .50 .55 .44 .47 .52 .79 .37 .36 .39 .49 .28 .53 .64 .56 .62 .38 .62 .33 .51

Fat EPD +.019 +.030 -.004 -.022 +.044 +.064 +.045 -.015 -.024 +.016 +.031 -.013 -.025 +.000 +.007 +.002 +.004 +.014 -.017 +.060 +.045 -.015 -.012 -.038 -.004 +.063 -.018 +.046 -.047 -.035 +.054 +.052 +.057 +.045 +.003 +.001 +.012

REA

FAT

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

Carcass Rating

AFTER SHOCK ALL TIME BIG CASINO LONGEVITY

CW

45 66 14 0 0 29 98 23 53 0 52 0 0 0 13 0 0 7 17 0 0 11 141 0 0 0 9 0 6 35 13 29 0 39 0 9

493 2963 12 0 773 501 2162 680 486 33 549 6 227 67 341 58 24 109 111 267 266 159 6833 0 0 0 57 0 2546 1906 543 1053 0 351 0 65

+.27 -.05 +.31 +.34 -.10 -.05

.27 .52 .36 .29 .30 .48

+.01 -.03 -.02 +.02 +.02 -.02

.30 .54 .44 .36 .42 .53

+.07

+.00

GM

DOMINO 1109 DOMINO 3027 JUICE BOX REVVED UP

$ Values $G

$B

+47.43 +87.00 +107.95 +88.25 +82.03 +48.25 +33.47 +63.40 +100.28 +69.89 +30.03 +89.80 +147.39 +65.33 +101.34 +120.80 +62.34 +83.67 +56.77 +56.11 +68.89 +65.17 +52.48 +117.24 +90.62 +110.01 +65.80 +69.00 +110.53 +52.01 +50.72 +46.10 +72.14 +59.48 +188.36 +87.14 +44.54

+34.67 +38.84 +42.85 +23.33 +36.13 +33.11 +23.59 +50.97 +28.12 +12.81 +24.51 +54.41 +11.90 +48.30 +30.09 +49.75 +25.12 +33.03 +50.34 +26.01 +41.70 +44.69 +48.58 +44.54 +41.60 +34.15 +49.34 +21.24 +45.17 +52.45 +27.63 +33.57 +27.49 +18.87 +34.64 +20.54 +30.76

+97.15 +155.77 +163.76 +121.93 +135.31 +127.50 +88.73 +147.80 +127.47 +95.55 +48.64 +163.66 +178.05 +152.64 +137.63 +203.66 +113.04 +127.05 +115.71 +121.77 +144.93 +162.05 +146.24 +179.98 +157.58 +150.09 +149.27 +102.27 +178.71 +120.02 +100.47 +108.95 +111.29 +81.04 +213.65 +146.90 +108.21

+166 +108 +195 +158 +161 +221 +107

+58 +56 +52 +54 +53 +56 +50

MARB

BROWN P707 X7877 / S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 ANDRAS IN FOCUS B175 / ANDRAS THUNDER B105 BECKTON JULIAN GG B571 / BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 / LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S RED CROWFOOT OLE'S OSCAR / BIEBER ROMERO 9136 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 / 5L DESTINATION 893-6215 www.redangus.org

SIMMENTAL BF

REA

Indexes

SHR

Sire & Maternal Grandsire

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

API

TI

+35.5 +32.5 +27.2 +38.9

.57 .44 .59 .57

-.24 -.31 -.40 -.34

.38 .28 .42 .45

+.20 +.42 -.13 +.32

.47 .40 .52 .58

-.057 -.034 -.073 -.033

.44 .25 .47 .52

+.61 +.97 +.89 +1.15

.38 .32 .45 .53

-.42 -.40 -.21 -.25

.17 .17 .18 .17

$157 $163 $132 $145

$76 $87 $70 $80

HOOKS YELLOWSTONE 97Y / HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K MCM TOP GRADE 018X / HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K RC CLUB KING 040R / JBS MR DESPERADO 301K ASR/GLS PACSETTER U862 / ASR SHOWCASE K053

+37.7 +23.0 +27.1 +58.0 +32.7 +12.6 +28.9 +73.6 +32.7

.43 .56 .61 .35 .40 .43 .36 .56 .57

-.21 -.27 +.00 +.07 +.10 -.15 -.22 +.06 -.21

.30 .43 .56 .27 .30 .29 .27 .45 .44

+.71 +.94 +.62 +.84 +.81 +.95 +.58 +.58 +.58

.42 .55 .74 .41 .42 .42 .41 .58 .57

-.006 -.030 +.009 +.047 +.081 +.018 -.024 +.011 -.028

.28 .50 .71 .25 .30 .27 .26 .53 .52

+.95 +.76 +.28 +.74 +.59 +.65 +.72 +.69 +.70

.35 .49 .73 .33 .35 .34 .33 .53 .51

-.38 -.45 -.38

.20 .16 .17

-.44 -.29 -.64 -.37 -.37

.17 .18 .21 .17 .18

$162 $188 $157 $152 $159 $182 $169 $176 $168

$85 $89 $80 $94 $80 $88 $83 $97 $82

CCR PHENOM 8008A / HTP SVF IN DEW TIME HOOVER DAM / TRIPLE C L. TAYLOR MYTTY IN FOCUS / HC HUMMER 12M BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682 / TRIPLE C SINGLETARY S3H RITO REVENUE 5M2 OF 2536 PRE / HTP SVF IN DEW TIME CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 / MCM TOP GRADE 018X J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z / S D S GRADUATE 006X GAR-EGL PROTEGE / HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS / GW PREDESTINED 701T www.simmental.org

+28.5

Carcass Rating

$F

Sire & Maternal Grandsire

-.30

-.21

+.14

+.33

-.053

-.036

+.75

+.61

-.32

-.31

$124

$124

$70

$70

HEREFORD

Carcass Data Bull Name

Carcass Rating

EPD

+28.7

ABILENE BOULDER DUAL FOCUS PAY DIRT PREMIUM REVENUE REVENANT THE ROCK TSN PROTEGE WOLFPACK

YG

.68 .75 .48 .29 .45 .64 .78 .63 .69 .38 .70 .36 .43 .43 .57 .42 .39 .51 .57 .43 .47 .53 .82 .35 .33 .36 .49 .23 .54 .68 .58 .65 .34 .65 .31 .52

HB

Carcass Data Bull Name

Carcass Ultrasound ACC Progeny Progeny

RED ANGUS

.43 .60 .55 .32 .57 .60

+21

Carcass Data Marb REA EPD ACC EPD ACC

CW

FAT

REA

MARB

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

EPD

ACC

BMI

Indexes BII

CMB

Sire + Maternal Grandsire

+75 +69 +60 +62

.22 .68 .20 .19

+0.035 +0.045 -0.005 +0.065

.27 .66 .23 .25

+0.55 +0.46 +0.29 +0.42

.21 .67 .21 .20

+0.34 +0.41 +0.10 +0.20

.24 .67 .21 .21

$29 $32 $33 $24

$25 $27 $28 $20

$32 $31 $26 $29

UPS DOMINO 3027 / CJH HARLAND 408 CL 1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET / SH DIAMOND 881 DR WORLD CLASS 517 10H / CRR ABOUT TIME 743 TH 133U 719T UPGRADE 69X / MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R

$22

$19

$29

www.hereford.org

+64

+0.009

+0.37

+0.10

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29AN1891

MAGNITUDE

29AN2023

+97 $W +179 $B MEAD MAGNITUDE AAA 18543414

K C F BENNETT SOUTHSIDE x PLATTMERE WEIGH UP K360

+65 $W +178 $B

A New Order of Magnitude

✔ Top 1% WW, YW, CW, $Feedlot and $Beef values ✔ Strong proven cow family with ideal maternal design ✔ +14 CED, +153 YW, +36 DOC, +15.6 HP & +1.04 RE

NATIONAL

QUAKER HILL RAMPAGE 0A36

AAA 16925771 MCC DAYBREAK x IDEAL 4355 OF 0T26 2440

29AN2011

Dominant Beef Value and Marketability ✔ One of the most popular and highly proven bulls in the industry with progeny dominating top index lists and sales across the country ✔ Good footed, sound structured and powerfully constructed with incredible growth ✔ +9 CED, +82 WW, +141 YW, +.31 RADG, +11.5 HP & +1.38 RE

+84 $W +157 $B CONNEALY NATIONAL 390C AAA 18498059

DEER VALLEY PATRIOT 3222 x CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100

Genetics with National Appeal ✔ Multiple generations of calving ease and

Son – CoX Ransom 5032

PROFICIENT

Daughter – Montana Rita 6001

29AN1890

ENHANCE

237AN2869

AAA 17446104 GAR-EGL PROTEGE x GARDENS PASCAL E36

Multi-Trait Superiority

✔ Sire Alliance standout with top 2% Total Profit,

top 10% Feed Efficiency & top 20% Maternal Index values ✔ +6 CED, +68 WW, +111 YW, +.86 Marb & +.73 RE

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TITUS

+80 $W +203 $B

+53 $W +149 $B LEACHMAN TL PROFICIENT G651Y

maternal built in

✔ Also offers top end growth and muscle ✔ +12 CED, +75 WW, +130 YW, +.25 RADG & +1.17 RE

29AN2042

+89 $W +213 $B

SYDGEN ENHANCE AAA 18170041

BYERGO TITUS 6340 AAA 18818214

Enhance and Improve

Massive Performance & Phenotype

SYDGEN EXCEED 3223 x SYDGEN LIBERTY GA 8627

✔ Big spread curve bender that combines double

digit Calving Ease with top 1% growth and Beef Value ✔ +12 CED, +140 YW, +33 DOC, +1.21 Marb & +.78 RE

BYERGO BLACK MAGIC 3348 x BYERGO BIG TIME 8728

✔ Top 1% performance genetics with tremendous fleshing ability, capacity and overall body mass

✔ +3 CED, +106 WW, +184 YW, +2.04 SC & +27 DOC


End Product Value UNITED

29XB0053

TSN PROTEGE

29SM0458

+368 PBI PL UNITED 15-912 Unregisterd SMxAN

W/C UNITED 956Y x MORGANS DIRECTION 111 9901

United Performance & Phenotype

+176 API

✔ Add value to your calf crop - Top 2% EPDs in

the Powerline program for Weaning & Yearling Weight, Post Weanin Gain, Carcass Weight and Marbling ✔ +3.5 BW, +78 WW, +127 YW, +.96 Marb & +1.27 RE

PAY DIRT

29SM0480

+97 TI

TSN PROTEGE Z896

ASA 2699504 GAR-EGL PROTEGE x HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K

Power, Performance and Profit

+152 API +94 TI

✔ Stacks proven performance leaders in PROTEGE and Shear Force ✔ Defines high performance with top 1% WW, YW, ADG, CW and Terminal Index ✔ A sound made performance bull who will add size, muscle and payweight ✔ +12 CED, +101 WW, +170 YW, +.43 ADG, +73 CW, +.58 Marb & +.69 REA

CCR PAY DIRT 2340C ASA 3112013

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682 x TRIPLE C SINGLETARY S3H

We’ve Hit Pay Dirt

✔ Arguably the best PAYWEIGHT 1682 son in

the business

✔ Top 1% for pounds on the ground and on the rail ✔ +10 CED, +146 YW, +.37 ADG, +.84 Marb & +.74 REA Sire - PROTEGE

ABILENE

29SM0476

BIG CASINO

+162 API +85 TI

Daughter – TSN Miss Protégé D384

29SM0451

AFTER SHOCK

+132 API +70 TI

29SM0462

+157 API +76 TI

CCR ABILENE 6018C

ASA 3026655 CCR PHENOM 8008A x HTP SVF IN DEW TIME

JBS BIG CASINO 336Y ASA 2602861

CLRS AFTER SHOCK 604 A ASA 2735656

Phenomenal Power & Performance

A Good Bet for Added Performance

Epicenter of Genetic Progress

foundation ✔ Progeny are attractive patterned with added rib & flank ✔ +8 CED, +74 WW, +109 YW, +.71 Marb & +.95 REA

✔ Thick ended & stout made on a super sound

RC CLUB KING 040R x JBS MR DESPERADO 301K

✔ Multi-dimensional bull combining calving ease

& power ✔ Progeny are stout & big hipped with plus performance ✔ +10 CED, +70 WW, +100 YW & +.89 REA

HOOKS YELLOWSTONE 97Y x HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K

✔ Sound structured bull who is a breed leader for growth traits, carcass merit and profit

✔ +14 CED, +68 WW, +108 YW, +.25 ADG & +35 CW

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New Bulls EXTRA POINT

Game Winning Phenotype and EPDs

29AR0273

✔ EXTRA POINT is the only bull in the breed to have his spread of CE, BW and YW combination ✔ Great cows stand behind him, his granddam X13 has been an influential donor and his dam 413B is earning her way to donor status ✔ Calving ease bull with super length of side, attractive made, with a big top and big square hip

BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334

C-T RED QUEST 4010

OVER EXTRA POINT 413E

RAAA 3627073 1A

Born 2/22/17

Owned by: Overmiller Red Angus, KS; ABS Global, Inc., WI

C-T BLOCKANA 2023

SLGN YARDMASTER 125Y

OVER BLUSH 413B

C-BAR ABIGRACE X13

TRAIT

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

ME

HPG

CEM

STAY MARB

EPD

+14 .27

-4.9 .41

+80 .34

+147 .40

+18 .22

-2 .00

+9 .21

+5 .32

+12 .38

ACC

+.64 .30

YG

CW

REA

FAT

HB

GM

+.26 .23

+51 .32

+.24 .24

+.07 .25

+165

+57

EPDs as of 2/22/2017 TOP 35%

ARMSTRONG

Time For Lift Off

29GV0085

✔ High Carcass merit purebred with strong beef bull phenotype ✔ Dominated his contemporaries both from a growth and ultrasound standpoint ✔ His dam 7309T is a true “Carcass Cow” with stellar record as a donor ✔ ARMSTRONG is impeccable from a foot and structure standpoint with added body and stoutness

FUTURE INVESTMENT X037

POST ROCK ASTRONAUT 157A

TWIN OAK ARMSTRONG 530D ET

AGA 1369727

Born 8/5/16

TRAIT

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

13 .46

+0.9 .39

+61 .38

+91 .38

+28 .47

ACC

TM

POST ROCK ELBA 50U2

FHG VVFG FLYING H EXCLUSIVE

MS CCROSS EC / 7309T

Owned by: Post Rock Cattle Company, KS; ABS Global, Inc., WI

EPD

CEM

HP

8 .44

+7 .14

CAROLINA MS 3661L 5124R

PG30 STAY +2 .10

+10 .12

Dam – CCRO Ms C-Cross EC / 7309T

DMI

YG

CW

REA

MARB $COW

+.000 .08

-.56 .30

+25 .31

+.66 .38

+.38 +93.21 +76.59 +58.79 .57

FPI

EPI

SPRING 2018 TOP 35%

BOOMER

High Performing Head Turner

29AN2056

✔ Lead off bull in the 2018 Byergo Denver Pen of Three ✔ Combines power and good looks with an outstanding, high performance data package ✔ Ranks in the top 1% of the breed for WW, YW, RADG, SC, CW, $W, $F and $B ✔ Dam is a beautiful cow with a perfect udder

SILVEIRAS CONVERSION 8064

BYERGO BLACK MAGIC 3348

BYERGO BOOMER 6351

AAA 18833395

Owned by: Byergo Angus, MO; ABS Global, Inc., WI

BYERGO ELIA CUPCAKE 5900

BYERGO ANDY 0115

BYERGO MISS ELIA 2821

Byergo BLACK MAGIC 3348, ABS Sire and sire of BOOMER

BYERGO MISS ELIA 731

TRAIT

CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG

DMI

YH

SC

DOC

HP

CEM

MILK Hd/Dts MW

MH

CW

MARB

REA

EPD

+5 .31

+2.4 .53

+88 .46

+171 .41

+.46 .21

+.36 .21

+1.3 .35

+2.44 .36

+23 .42

+7.7 .16

+8 .27

+30 .28

+1.0 .32

+77 .39

+.78 .35

+.79 .35

ACC

22

Born 10/15/16

0 0

+75 .27

FAT C/U Pg -.031 .33

0 0

$EN

$W

$G

$B

-39.50 +81.06 +43.51 +209.99 EPDs as of 2/23/2018 TOP 35%


AUTHORIZE

Become an Authorized and Approved User

29AN2059

✔ Standout of the 2018 Ellingson Sale combining stellar phenotype, breed leading genetic values

and a strong maternal tradition

✔ His quality and calving ease doesn’t come at the expense of performance - offering top 1% $Weaning

and growth genetics

✔ High performance individual that posted a 77 lb. birth weight and came off of his 2-year-old dam at 955 lbs. ✔ Dam is a flawless, model Angus female and an absolute favorite in the Ellingson program ✔ Offers a unique maternally oriented pedigree that can

complement almost every popular sire line in the breed today KOUPAL JUNEAU 797

KOUPAL ADVANCE 28

ELLINGSON AUTHORIZE 7057

Owned by: ABS Global, Inc., WI

AAA 18899092

Born 2/20/17

KOUPAL EBONETTE 734

ELLINGSON IDENTITY 9104

EA EMBLYNETTE 5169

EA EMBLYNETTE 1173

Grandam - EA Emblynette 1173

TRAIT

CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG

DMI

YH

SC

DOC

HP

CEM

MILK Hd/Dts MW

MH

CW

MARB

REA

EPD

+10 .38

+1.1 .54

+80 .47

+143 .43

+.29 .21

+.42 .21

+0.7 .39

+.62 .49

+13 .45

+12.8 .21

+11 .31

+32 .32

+0.2 .33

+57 .40

+.50 .37

+.74 .36

ACC

0 0

-3 .28

FAT C/U Pg +.035 .34

0 0

$EN

$W

$G

$B

-24.70 +92.10 +30.15 +161.56 EPDs as of 2/23/2018 TOP 35%

RANGEFINDER

Scoping Out the Next Generation

29AN2066

✔ Outstanding LEUPOLD son with added performance and phenotype ✔ Exceptional maternal pedigree stacking sires known to make impressive females ✔ As the heaviest weaned calf in his contemporary group he will bring more performance and

carcass merit than his sire

A A R LEUPOLD 0578

GDAR LEUPOLD 298

RAML RANGEFINDER 7536

AAA 18894685

Owned by: Raml Cattle, SD; ABS Global, Inc., WI

Born 1/2/17

GDAR MISS BLACKCAP 9232

TC ABERDEEN 759

RAML ROYCE 536

Sire - GDAR LEUPOLD 298

RAML ROYCE 335

TRAIT

CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG

DMI

YH

SC

DOC

HP

CEM

MILK Hd/Dts MW

MH

CW

MARB

REA

EPD

+8 .37

+0.3 .52

+86 .46

+141 .41

+.32 .22

+.10 .22

+0.4 .48

+.52 .48

+26 .35

+8.6 .23

+7 .27

+19 .29

+0.4 .35

+67 .41

+.49 .36

+.78 .36

ACC

0 0

+39 .32

FAT C/U Pg -.010 .33

0 0

$EN

$W

$G

$B

-10.44 +86.76 +33.71 +182.26 EPDs as of 2/23/2018 TOP 35%

POWER ALLEY

Go for Extra Bases with Power Alley Performance

29AN2069

✔ Impressive individual that topped the Spring 2018 44 Farms Bull Sale ✔ Like his dominant sire, POWER ALLEY offers game changing substance, mass and muscle with an

even stronger data package

✔ His dam is a full sister to the highly proven and popular curve bender, beef value and Sire Alliance

leader RAMPAGE

✔ Combines double digit calving ease with top end

growth, $Weaning and $Beef

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 006S

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682

44 POWER ALLEY 6571

AAA 18717237

Born 9/28/16

21AR O LASS 7017

MCC DAYBREAK

QUAKER HILL BLACKCAP 0A32

Owned by: 44 Farms, TX; High Roller Angus, TX; ABS Global, Inc., WI

Dam - Quaker Hill Blackcap 0A32

QHF BLACKCAP 6E2 OF 4V16 4355

TRAIT

CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG

DMI

YH

SC

DOC

HP

CEM

MILK Hd/Dts MW

MH

CW

MARB

REA

EPD

+12 .35

-0.5 .49

+73 .44

+133 .40

+.20 .29

+.91 .29

+0.2 .42

+.40 .43

+19 .37

+10.4 .23

+10 .31

+29 .32

+0.7 .36

+55 .40

+.70 .38

+.78 .37

ACC

0 0

+59 .32

FAT C/U Pg +.035 .34

0 0

$EN

$W

$G

$B

-23.51 +78.27 +37.99 +152.82 EPDs as of 2/23/2018 TOP 35%

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29HH0838 29HH0843 29HP0923 29HP0926 29HP0928

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29SM0407 29SM0451 29SM0454 29SM0458 29SM0462 29SM0464 29SM0466 29SM0472 29SM0474 29SM0475 29SM0479

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$22 $27 $18 $23 $20 $22 $27 $32 $22 $22 $22 $17 $27 $23 $26 $27 $27 $27 $18 $18 $20 $21 $22 $20 $22 $27 $22 $20 $20 $22 $18 $20 $20 $21 $22 $20 $26 $22 $22 $21 $22

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18 22 14 17 16 16 22 25 15 16 15 15 22 17 20 22 22 22 14 14 16 17 16 15 16 21 16 16 16 17 14 15 15 16 17 16 20 16 18 17 16

$23 $28 $19 $25 $21 $23 $28 $33 $23 $23 $23 $18 $28 $24 $27 $28 $28 $28 $19 $19 $21 $22 $23 $22 $23 $28 $23 $21 $21 $23 $19 $21 $21 $22 $23 $21 $28 $24 $23 $22 $24

21 26 17 22 19 21 26 29 20 20 20 17 26 22 25 26 26 26 17 17 19 20 21 20 21 26 20 19 19 19 17 19 19 20 21 19 25 20 21 20 20

19 23 16 18 17 18 23 26 17 18 17 16 23 19 22 23 23 23

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Prices listed are effective for orders either placed & shipped by March 20th or placed & shipped by April 20th. Short supply bulls may be removed from the special at any time.

ABS Proven & Promising Special ANGUS

Contact your local ABS Representative or call

1-800-ABS-STUD

*Short supply bulls may be removed from the special early. Mix and match bulls listed to get the volume prices. Cannot be used in conjunction with normal volume discounts. **If payment for the Beef Deferred balance is not received by Nov. 1st 2018, interest will be imposed on the unpaid balance from the date of purchase at an APR of 15.00%. ***Cash discounts apply to 29 stud code bulls only and payment by check must be received within 10 days of order shipping.

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HOOVER DAM NEW DESIGN 878 IMPRESSION BRILLIANCE FINAL PRODUCT RESERVE UP RIVER PARTNER FULL FORCE MEDIATOR HIGHWAYMAN FAIL SAFE NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT RAINMASTER FORTHRIGHT MAGNITUDE STELLAR GUARDIAN PAYWEIGHT PLUS

Retail $26 $20 $30 $22 $22 $22 $22 $22 $22 $24 $22 $25 $22 $25 $35 $22 $25 $25 $22 $30

by April 20th 30 / 50 / 100 units $24 $18 $26 $20 $19 $18 $20 $18 $19 $22 $20 $22 $19 $22 $30 $20 $20 $22 $20 $27

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20 14 20 15 15 14 15 14 15 16 16 16 15 18 25 16 16 16 15 22

by June 20th 30 / 50 / 100 units $25 $19 $28 $21 $20 $19 $21 $20 $20 $23 $21 $23 $20 $23 $32 $32 $21 $22 $23 $21

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Prices listed are effective for orders either placed & shipped by April 20th or placed & shipped by June 20th. Short supply bulls may be removed from the special at any time.

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