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18th Annual

Pick of the Pen

Bull Sale

Saturday, April 3, 2021 • 1:00 pm

Welcome to the sale...

MCDONALD FARMS, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA

On behalf of everyone at McDonald Farms I would like to welcome you to our 18th Annual “Pick of the Pen” Bull Sale. This year we will be doing an Online Sale as well as Tel-a-auction and Pre-placed bid Sale.

McDonald Farms

2070 Walnut Springs Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060 info@mcdonaldsfarms.com www.McDonaldFarms.com 540-552-2520 • 540-230-6225 (c)

We will not be having an in person sale this year. Hopefully next year we can. Additional information can be seen on our website, (McDonaldFarms.com), and you are welcome to come view the Bulls the Two weeks prior to April 3rd. You are welcome to call me at 540-230-6225 or email at info@mcdonaldfarms.com and I will be glad to answer any questions you may have to the best of my ability. The Bulls are looking the Best they have in several years. If nothing else about 2020 was good, at least it was a good growing season for grass, hay and corn silage. The Bulls have been developed in large pastures and are Stout, Rugged, Hard working Performance tested individuals. They have been tested for DNA results, negative BVD-PI, Breeding Soundness Exams and Semen tested as well as calm dispositions. We have Volume and Pick-up discounts and will be glad to keep the Bulls until May 15th. We provide free delivery up to 150 miles. Thanks to All that help make this sale possible and we look forward to assisting you with your Seedstock needs. All the Best, Bill McDonald

All bulls selling are homozygous black and homozygous polled.

WE ARE IN THE PERFORMANCE ADVOCATE AND THE WITH THE ASA. WE ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF AGR. Performance Advocates submit complete data on all calves Performance Advocates are recognized annually in the Register Performance Advocates gain the privilege of using the Performance Advocate logo Whether you are a seedstock or commercial producer, ASA has a THE option that will fit your objectives and budget. ASA’s THE dam inventory program has three different enrollment options available, making it easier than ever to find the best fit for your herd. By choosing one of the THE options, you will become part of the world’s largest multi-breed genetic evaluation and database. Allied Genetic Resources (Allied) was created to help you market your cattle more effectively, and thus have the greatest opportunity to achieve the goals for your operation. You are producing the right product, in the right way and you should be rewarded for that with more profits and more opportunities. We are excited about the opportunity to leverage the strength, size and scope of this group to provide improved marketing outlets for your cattle.


PB and 3/4 SM Bulls SimAngus™ Bulls PB AN Bulls

Tattoo 0104H 0107H 0114H 0117H 0126H 0137H 0140H 0108H 0109H 0101H 0102H 0105H 0110H 0111H 0113H 0115H 0116H 0118H 0119H 0120H 0121H 0122H 0124H 0125H 0128H 0129H 0130H 0131H 0132H 0136H 0141H 0142H 0144H 0145H 0146H 0147H 0148H 0149H 0151H 0153H 0159H 0163H 0168H 0169H 0171H 0175H 0152H 0161H 0180H

Reg No 3708958 3708918 3708915 3708882 3708940 3708975 3708907 3708892 3708875 3708886 3708899 3708896 3708839 3708914 3708808 3708908 3708832 3708862 3708893 3708807 3708797 3708943 3708804 3708806 3708884 3708935 3708923 3708856 3708973 3708809 3708810 3708983 3708963 3708977 3708951 3708885 3708954 3708878 3708952 3708949 3708962 3708801 3708888 3708964 3708950 3708845 3818307 3708821 3818306

Breeds PB SM PB SM PB SM PB SM PB SM PB SM PB SM 3/4 SM 1/4 AN 3/4 SM 1/4 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 3/8 SM 1/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 5/8 SM 3/8 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 1/4 SM 3/4 AN 1/4 SM 3/4 AN 1/4 SM 3/4 AN

BD 2/3/2020 2/5/2020 2/22/2020 2/23/2020 2/28/2020 3/3/2020 3/6/2020 2/7/2020 2/7/2020 1/30/2020 2/1/2020 2/4/2020 2/17/2020 2/19/2020 2/22/2020 2/23/2020 2/23/2020 2/23/2020 2/24/2020 2/24/2020 2/25/2020 2/26/2020 3/17/2020 2/27/2020 2/28/2020 2/29/2020 2/29/2020 2/29/2020 3/1/2020 3/1/2020 3/6/2020 3/6/2020 3/7/2020 3/9/2020 3/9/2020 3/9/2020 3/10/2020 3/10/2020 3/11/2020 3/13/2020 3/20/2020 3/21/2020 3/29/2020 3/29/2020 4/4/2020 4/15/2020 3/12/2020 3/21/2020 5/8/2020

Sire TJ HIGH PLAINS 986E TJ HIGH PLAINS 986E GIBBS 7382E BROAD RANGE HOOK`S BEACON 56B HOOK`S BEACON 56B TJ HIGH PLAINS 986E GIBBS 7382E BROAD RANGE HOOK`S BEACON 56B HOOK`S BEACON 56B GIBBS 5063C HOME RUN IR CAPITALIST E041 GCCR EASY ANSWER Y108 MCDF EAGLE OAK 8101F NS GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C GIBBS 5063C HOME RUN REDHILL 672X X004 231A TFS DUE NORTH 2659Z GIBBS 5063C HOME RUN GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C MCDF NEW RIVER 499B GIBBS 3133A MOUNTAINEER REDHILL 672X X004 231A GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C TJ FIRST CUT 1109C GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C MCDF NEW RIVER 499B LMF FULLBACK NS E712 DFF MR PROFIT NS D67 HOOK`S BEACON 56B MCDF NEW RIVER 499B DFF MR PROFIT NS D67 IR CAPITALIST E041 GCCR EASY ANSWER Y108 MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z TJ FIRST CUT 1109C GCCR EASY ANSWER Y108 MCDF BALD EAGLE 8146F CCR PAYDAY NS 1348A MCDF NEW RIVER 499B MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z HOOK`S FRONTMAN 16F CCR PAYDAY NS 1348A LMF FULLBACK NS E712 HOOK`S FRONTMAN 16F HOOK`S FRONTMAN 16F MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z

MGS HOOK`S YELLOWSTONE 97Y HOOK`S BEACON 56B MCDF DUAL PREMIUM 571C TRIPLE C SINGLETARY S3H NICHOLS MANIFEST T79 IR RANGE BOSS Y623 TNT JUMP START R238 GW ROBUST 605Z TJ DARKHORSE 452C HOOK`S BEACON 56B MCDF NEW RIVER 499B GIBBS 3009A ELEMENT CCR PAYDAY NS 1348A ASR LONGEVITY Y184

RITO REVENUE 5M2 OF 2536 PRE

BW Adj WW 83 608 94 626 89 634 89 651 69 658 80 651 87 545 68 642 81 618 92 711 83 507 87 577 65 584 82 592 69 594 67 540 64 596 84 649 64 579 64 542 80 550 95 718 81 629 73 619 70 578 83 628 87 645 68 576 84 683 79 598 83 557 67 546 61 535 91 641 79 648 86 636 71 614 75 627 71 650 65 660 89 571 62 583 81 554 91 637 66 535 76 583 75 618 94 609 85 626

Adj YW ADG 1059 2.8 1056 2.7 985 2.2 1049 2.5 1065 2.5 1111 2.9 987 2.8 878 1.5 1132 3.3 1088 2.4 929 2.7 987 2.6 946 2.3 1013 2.7 987 2.5 918 2.4 944 2.2 1068 2.7 983 2.6 969 2.7 970 2.7 1131 2.6 1108 3.0 1015 2.5 992 2.6 1042 2.6 1070 2.7 1010 2.7 1094 2.6 1045 2.8 1032 3.0 956 2.6 917 2.4 1131 3.1 1027 2.4 1050 2.6 1029 2.6 1062 2.8 1120 3.0 1061 2.5 1005 2.7 981 2.5 912 2.3 1121 3.1 876 2.2 964 2.4 1064 2.8 1050 2.8 974 2.2

WDA 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.6 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.6 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6 3.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8

Frame 5.0 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.0 6.1 5.1 3.8 5.5 4.7 3.2 4.7 4.1 4.9 4.0 3.5 4.2 5.2 5.0 4.2 5.0 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.6 5.6 5.1 5.8 5.1 5.1 4.1 4.4 5.7 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.2 4.7 5.6 5.3 5.0 5.5 4.5 4.2 5.7 5.6 4.6

SC 37.4 34.0 34.4 33.0 37.8 37.5 35.2 33.1 37.6 37.7 31.8 37.0 35.7 36.8 34.4 35.5 35.0 36.0 34.1 35.6 37.1 37.2 39.2 34.2 36.3 37.3 38.3 34.8 37.4 36.4 38.2 34.7 36.7 37.8 38.3 38.8 35.9 38.9 39.9 36.0 39.4 34.5 38.9 34.9 37.2 37.3 37.5 35.5 32.6

CE 13.3 12.4 11.9 9.1 17 16.4 10 14.2 18 10.6 12.6 14 19.3 11.2 16.4 18.1 18.5 13.6 17.2 19.1 12.5 8.4 12.5 15.6 17.3 10.9 10 13.2 6.4 16.3 9.9 11.5 19.4 11.2 13.6 10.8 15 16.9 17.8 15.8 12.9 18.6 16.2 11.1 19.1 16.3 18.5 10.6 15.7

% 20 30 35 75 2 3 60 30 4 75 45 30 2 65 10 4 3 35 10 2 50 90 50 15 10 70 80 40 99 10 80 60 2 65 35 70 20 10 5 15 45 3 10 70 2 10 3 75 15

WW 84 89.9 89.7 84.9 82.3 77.2 90.2 69.9 73.1 87.3 67.4 73.3 71.5 80.3 79.4 66.1 57.7 76.5 78.4 59.3 75.8 103.7 79 80.9 77.2 74.6 83.3 77.2 81.3 74.7 65.5 66.2 76.7 78.4 69 92.6 64.3 82.6 67.5 73.4 82.9 71.5 70.4 76.8 70.8 68.2 65.9 92 72.9

% 25 10 10 20 30 50 10 70 55 15 80 55 65 30 35 80 99 45 35 95 45 1 35 30 40 50 20 40 25 50 85 80 45 35 70 4 85 25 80 55 20 65 65 40 65 75 85 5 60

YW 128.3 145.8 147.8 129.4 128 108.7 141.9 97.9 109.9 142.4 109.1 114.2 111.8 138.2 121.1 103.1 79.1 123 139.2 99.9 124.8 165.1 130.5 132.4 123.3 125 130.8 129.7 134.3 121 107.3 101.6 129.2 126.1 109.2 142.1 100.7 127.4 101.8 112.9 137.2 112.7 107.7 119.2 115.6 106.4 103.6 150.1 120.3

% 20 4 3 20 20 65 5 85 65 10 65 55 60 10 40 75 99 35 10 85 30 1 20 20 35 30 20 20 15 40 70 80 20 30 65 10 80 25 80 55 10 55 70 40 50 70 75 3 40

Milk 30.6 30.9 22.6 30.5 29.1 31.5 24.2 27.1 27.1 21.5 27.6 21.8 24.9 23.2 14.6 11.3 23 17.4 29 21 25 21.2 27.2 24.5 23.6 28.1 26 24.2 29.4 20.7 19.2 26 26.7 21.8 28.5 20.4 25 25 20.4 24.3 26.2 22.8 17.1 26.4 17.8 24.2 18.8 20.5 22.8

% 10 10 55 10 15 10 45 15 15 60 15 60 30 45 99 99 50 90 10 65 30 65 15 35 40 10 25 35 10 70 80 25 20 60 10 70 30 30 70 35 20 50 95 20 90 35 85 70 50

Doc 11 12.8 15.9 10.9 13.4 12 13.8 15.4 14.5 15.6 9.5 16.2 12.1 14.5 16.6 15.6 12.8 13.2 15.6 13.9 14.4 13.7 16.3 18 13.8 14.6 11.1 17.2 11.2 10.4 9.7 11 9.8 12.4 6 13.1 12 16.7 15.5 8.6 13.3 16.5 12.3 14.4 14.1 12.6 10.9 13.2 13.6

% 55 30 10 55 25 40 20 15 20 10 85 10 50 20 5 10 40 35 10 25 20 25 10 2 25 20 65 3 60 75 80 65 80 45 99 35 50 5 10 90 30 5 45 20 25 40 65 35 30

Marb 0.52 0.24 0.42 0.43 0.36 0.41 0.32 0.56 0.65 0.2 0.78 0.6 0.48 0.52 0.39 0.74 0.36 0.1 0.64 0.36 0.78 0.46 0.7 0.85 0.38 0.52 0.37 0.53 0.49 0.73 0.41 0.43 0.66 0.62 0.62 0.56 0.5 0.55 0.27 0.31 0.72 0.32 0.34 0.67 0.4 0.2 0.58 0.43 0.94

% 2 25 5 5 10 10 15 15 10 70 3 10 20 15 35 3 40 90 10 40 3 25 4 2 35 15 35 15 20 4 30 30 10 10 10 15 20 15 55 50 4 45 40 5 30 70 10 30 1

RE 0.72 1.3 1.14 1.83 1.31 0.58 0.99 1.32 1.05 0.95 0.47 0.66 1.03 0.86 0.72 0.73 0.52 0.54 0.79 0.59 0.2 1.07 0.46 0.51 0.6 1.02 0.63 0.97 0.41 1.21 0.56 0.45 0.59 0.41 0.29 0.62 0.55 0.69 0.6 0.76 0.99 0.72 0.51 0.8 0.45 0.75 0.58 0.53 0.41

% 85 2 10 1 2 99 25 1 4 10 85 50 4 20 40 35 75 75 25 65 99 3 85 75 60 5 55 10 90 1 70 85 65 90 99 60 70 45 60 30 10 40 75 25 85 35 65 75 90

$API 158.2 149.2 159.8 154.6 169 161.6 153.3 160.4 185.2 130.7 164.9 145.2 158.6 151.6 143.4 175.8 155.3 127.1 167.5 145.9 152.7 150.2 166.2 180.8 148 146.1 139.9 147.6 126.4 173.9 134.5 137.8 165.4 149 157.8 147.9 144.8 151.2 138.2 138.3 168.3 149.5 138.1 146.1 145.3 137.2 149.4 130.4 172.2

% 5 15 4 10 2 3 10 5 1 45 4 20 10 15 25 2 10 55 3 20 10 15 3 1 15 20 30 15 55 2 40 30 4 15 10 15 20 15 30 30 3 15 30 20 20 35 15 45 2

$TI 93.6 89.5 93.2 92.1 91 89.3 90.1 87.5 90.7 80 87.2 83.8 86.2 87 81.8 86.7 74.4 73.5 91.7 75.7 88.4 94.4 93 96.2 82.2 85.8 81.9 85.3 82.2 92.2 73 75.2 91.8 86.5 84.5 90 78.9 88.4 75 77.7 93.6 79.2 77.7 86.7 81.2 74.7 82 86.9 92.8

% 3 10 4 4 10 10 10 15 10 40 15 25 15 15 30 15 65 65 5 60 10 3 4 2 30 20 30 20 30 5 70 60 5 15 20 10 45 10 60 50 3 45 50 15 35 60 30 15 4

Tattoo 2052 2053 2054 2055 2059 2060

Reg No 19932929 19932939 19932930 19932931 19932932 19932936

Breeds PB Angus PB Angus PB Angus PB Angus PB Angus PB Angus

BD 2/16/2020 2/23/2020 2/24/2020 2/25/2020 2/29/2020 3/3/2020

Sire *Spring Cove Crossbow *KCF Bennett Constitution *Spring Cove Crossbow *Werner Flat Top 4136 *KCF Bennett Constitution *KCF Bennett Constitution

MGS #*PA Fortitude 2500 #*Baldridge Breakthrough A091 #+*Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre #*EF Complement 8088 #*SydGen Trust 6228 *Rathbun Accelerate Z523

BW Adj WW 60 624 62 593 80 618 76 575 72 630 92 505

Adj YW ADG 1125 3.1 1046 2.8 1044 2.7 981 2.8 1043 2.6 993 3.1

WDA 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.7

Frame 5.1 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.8

SC 33.1 34.0 36.1 34.6 33.3 34.5

CED 13 12 16 13 12 9

% 10 10 1 10 10 30

WW 79 71 52 56 63 52

% 4 15 65 55 30 65

YW 136 124 91 104 109 99

% 5 15 70 45 35 55

Milk 23 28 29 30 21 26

% 65 30 25 20 80 40

Doc 16 30 15 19 32 14

% 60 4 60 45 2 65

Marb 1 0.5 0.86 0.7 0.73 0.52

% 10 55 20 35 30 55

RE 0.68 0.52 0.31 0.15 0.54 0.48

% 35 60 85 95 55 65

$W 82 84 63 71 65 55

% 5 4 35 20 30 55

$B 173 125 127 112 145 136

% 5 60 55 80 30 40

MF DUAL GAMBLER 57X S D S GRADUATE 006X CONNEALY COMRADE 1385 MCDF BRIGADIER 487B A A R TEN X 7008 S A CCR PATHWAY 9354Y S D S IN FORCE 112Y TJ SHARPER IMAGE 809U MF DUAL GAMBLER 57X MCDF NEW RIVER 499B MCDF DUAL COMBO 262Z MCDF BRIGADIER 487B MF DUAL GAMBLER 57X MF 5050 MAJESTIC 67X CONNEALY COUNSELOR MF 878 4144 1057 MSR TENACITY 3733A DEER VALLEY ALL IN EF COMPLEMENT 8088 MF RANCH MAGNUM 79W J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 CCR FRONTIER 0053Z MCDF VIRGINIAN NS 360A CCR CONVOY 7005X SSF BLK PREDISTINED U221 TRAXS VELOCITY Y7 CCR PATHWAY 9354Y MSR TENACITY 3733A LRS TOP TEN 104A CCR PAYDAY NS 1348A PA FORTITUDE 2500


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18th

McDonald Farms Annual Pick of the Pen

Bull Sale

Saturday, April 3, 2021 • 1:00 pm MCDONALD FARMS, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA

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MCDONALD FARMS BULL MANAGEMENT

Our cows work for us, so our bulls will work for you.

We believe that the natural resource of forages in this area is our greatest asset when it comes to livestock production. We strive to produce cattle that can utilize this resource to optimal levels. We also know that our end product must meet or exceed the expectations of all our customers, from the commercial cattle producer, the feedlot operators, the packers and our ultimate customer the consumer. We have selected these cattle for calving ease, growth performance, milking ability, carcass quality, and calm disposition. They have been performance tested on forage rations in big pastures. We want to produce Decathloners and not a Sumo wrestler. They have been tested to be BVD-PI free, AMF/NHF/CAF, and ultrasounded. They have passed Breeding Soundness Exams and Semen tests. They are stout strong bulls ready to go to work.

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McDonald Farms 18th Annual Pick of the Pen Bull Sale  

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM

McDonald Farms 18th Annual Pick of the Pen Bull Sale  

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM