Page 1

R PLUS SIMMENTALS TH

16 ANNUAL BULL SALE

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 AT 1:00 PM AT THE FARM, ESTEVAN, SK

Brand of Consistency & Confidence


R + Simmental sale WELCOME TO OUR 2016 EDITION OF THE ANNUAL R PLUS BULL SALE Once again it is an honor to welcome you to our 16th Annual R Plus Brand Bull Sale. I would like to start by thanking all of our previous buyers and future customers as I look forward to dealing with all of our clients on a one to one basis. As the industry moves forward, the future looks bright and strong. Cattle prices have reached a point where the economic scales are balanced to other industries. Our intentions here at R Plus are to stay in the purebred business supplying bulls that we believe are right for today’s industry. We continue to run a large herd of only purebred red and black Simmentals as this allows us to concentrate on only one sector of the Simmental breed. We believe that since 1992, the red and black Simmental cattle totally meet all of the requirements that we feel are needed in the beef industry. As we enter 2016, I am more confident than ever about our strength and long term positioning. By keeping the customer at the centre of everything we do, by innovating to create new genetics, satisfaction for the customer, and extraordinary customer experiences, we are on track to set ourselves apart from the competition in the beef industry. Once again OBI and staff will be working with us on our 2016 offering. Rob plays a big roll analyzing bulls for our selection. We would like to thank Rob and his staff for the last 16 years. I hope you are as excited for 2016 as I am. I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together. With that, I would like to invite you to the ranch on March 6 for some hospitality, livestock fellowship and viewing of the R Plus Brand of Bulls. Thank you from the R Plus family, Marlin & Lucille LeBlanc

We Welcome Our U.S. Bull Customers Both Past and Future. Day of Sale Exchange Rate Will Apply

Carcass Data, Scrotal Measurements and Weights will be available at the sale, and on the web-site at www.cattlemanagement.ca the third week of February Welcome to the Annual R+ Bull Sale. If a visit to a program that does their own thing, waves their own flag, leads by a conviction to breed superior cattle, then R+ should be on your bucket list. We can all preach the same thing but it is certainly refreshing when visitors are the ones who make these comments: “This could be one of the best sets of bulls with great feet”; “We’ve made many stops and it is certainly refreshing to find a pen of bulls who have super feet, move easily and are fresh appearing”; “The dams of the bulls we picked are problem free with excellent udders and great feet”; “How do you get this done?” others ask. Marlins response is simple, “We work at it. We demand that our cattle respond under our management conditions and guidelines. If they don’t work for us they certainly will not get the chance to work for you.” At R+ you can rest assured that the product is designed to meet the needs of the beef industry. How much they sell for is not a measure however the resulting bulls who have gone on and become leading herdsires for their new owners and have become influential in the big picture of the Simmental industry, is both humbling and gratifying for R+. This year a concerted effort is being made to develop a two year old offering of ranch, hard working bulls. This avenue will be pursued more in the future so that R+ will be able to offer the best of both yearling and two year old bulls. Investing in an R+ bull could be the single most important business decision that you make for your program. The positive response that Marlin and Lucille receive from buyers is what keeps them striving to put their hearts and souls into the Simmental business. The offering once again will have total information, including carcass evaluation; an exercise that at R+, is highly valued. It is a pleasure for OBI to be working with R+ and more of a pleasure to see and experience the success that Marlin and Lucille have. Come and join everyone, the evening before and Sale Day, for their special hospitality. A visit anytime is most welcome. If you are looking for a herd bull, then please come by for a viewing. If any of us at OBI can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to call anytime. Rob Holowaychuk, OBI

R+

Page 2 MARCH 8, 2015

-line at: View the catalogue on t.ca www.cattlemanagemen


R + Simmental sale

R PLUS SIMMENTALS

R

+

Sunday, MARCH 6, 2016 - At the Farm, Estevan, SK Home Cooked Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM

MEAL PREPARED BY JOSH LeBLANC, CURTIS HACK & LUCILLE’S FRIENDS

Sale at 1:00 PM

FOLLOW LEBLANC AUCTION SIGNS

OFFERING: 48 Black & 25 Red Simmental Yearling Bulls, 12 Two Year Olds PLUS Pick of the 2015 R+ Heifer Calves Sale Staff

Chris Poley (T Bar C) - Auctioneer............... 1-306-220-5006 Dennis Ericson - Ringman............................ 1-780-352-7630 Mark Stock - Ringman....................................1-306-678-4811 Ben Wright, Ontario - Ringman.................... 1-519-374-3335 Dallas Spencer, Herdsman .......................... 1-306-421-5944 Roy Rutledge, Assiniboia Livestock............ 1-306-642-5358 or 1-306-642-7688 Ryan Hurlburt ............................................... 1-306-292-9812 Chad Eaton..................................................... 1-306-577-8173 Layton Bezan, Superior Livestock .............. 1-306-775-0412 Dean Martin.................................................... 1-306-485-7494 Bruce Holmquist (CSA General Manager)... 1-403-988-8676 Meghan Black, Simmental Country............. 1-506-324-4825

R PLUS SIMMENTALS

Box 1476, Estevan, SK S4A 2L7 Marlin 306-421-2470 or 306-421-9637 Sale Managed By:

OPTIMAL BOVINES INC.

#407, 4808 Ross St., Red Deer, AB T4N 1X5

Rob Holowaychuk Cell: [780] 916-2628 Fax: [403] 343-6133 Bob Toner [306] 834-7385 Kirk Hurlburt [306] 222-8210 email: o.b.i@shaw.ca

Bull Development: For 2016, the bulls were weaned by

October 1, coming off native grass pastures with no creep. Bulls are on a chelated mineral, full vaccination and health program. Their development begins with a TMR ration of ground hay, corn based pellets and water. Mid November corn sileage is introduced into the ration and the bulls remain on this total balanced ration until delivery to your ranch. The TMR (total mixed ration) means that every bite the bull takes is the same as the last, ensuring no overloading as other feeding programs may allow. The bulls are not creep fed nor full fed, they are developed.

Scott Bohrson - 403-370-3010 Darryl Snider - 780-385-5561 Brian Bouchard (403)813-7999 Darnell Fornwald (403)795-8030

US Contact: Jeff Thomas, Farm & Ranch Guide, Bozeman, MT - 406-581-8859

Delivery: Delivery is to your gate at a mutual convenience, however we would like to have your bulls delivered to your yard by April 23, 2016.

Sight Unseen Program: We offer a site unseen program for buyers who are unable to attend the sale. We have an excellent and very qualified sales staff. We invite you to call anyone of them or myself. All Sight Unseen Purchases are 100% Guaranteed! Reproduction Evaluation:

All bulls will be semen tested and breeding evaluated by Carmen Langevin of Flying C Vet Clinic.

Hotel Accomodation

Days Inn ........................................................1-800-DAYS INN 1305 - 9th St. Estevan, SK Ask for R+ block of rooms

Livestock Insurance

Alameda Agencies Ltd. - Bonnie Thompson 306-489-2258 Cell: 306-483-7311 We ask that you insure your bull after the sale, as injuries can happen. Bonnie will be on hand to help you with your insurance needs.

Page 3 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

R PLUS BLACKEDGE BPG646855

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED LRPS 5028R 08 February 2005

WLE POWER STROKE HC POWER DRIVE 88H KAPPES LADY IRISH F88 SUN STAR MISS DRIVE LRS PREFERRED STOCK 370C MISS MILE WEST 40K ROCKY HILLS GLORY

TNT SHOCKER J46 LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L MS LAZY S BLACK DELIGHT LAZY S BLACK 29N MR BEEF E141 BDV BONDIE K41 TNT MISS TIZZY C57 BW: 90 lbs. 205 day: 851 lbs. 365 day: 1440 lbs.

R E F E R E N C E S I R E S

Edge is a bull we raised and sold in our 2006 sale to Westway and Lewis farms. He has definitely influenced our program more than any other bull we have ever raised or seen in the breed. He is certainly influencing the Simmental breed through his sons and daughters that are working in several herds. The thing about Edge, is he makes his calves better in consistency, kind and type. Throw aways are few and far between. Dam of Edge Sun Star Miss Drive

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

13.7

3.5

68.4 102.5

MCE

MWWT

MILK

14.8

43.2

9.0

A red son of Edge that has become the main stay of our red program. Westway Farms of Didsbury, AB purchased Redge in our 09 sale. We are calving our fourth set of Redge daughters this spring and will continue to use Redge extensively in our program. We would like to congratulate the Hadways on their continued success with Redge offspring, and what a pleasure it is to partner with such a great family. BW: 94 205 day: 727 365 day: 1311

R+

R PLUS REDGE 8018U PG700370

CE

BW

WW

9.3

3.0

56.7 76.1 15.0

RED POLLED PUREBRED LRPS 8018U 23 January 2008

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 R PLUS BLACKEDGE HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K

R+

EPDs

HIGH RIDGE CHAIRMAN DARREL YANK 1G KNIGHTS BLACK VELVET 352C MISS R PLUS 3158N LFE MR LEWIS 376J MISS R PLUS 198L KAPPES MICK’S IMAGE H22 Page 4 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

55.1

26.6


R + Simmental sale

R+

R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X BPG739602

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED LRPS 145X 16 February 2010

KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S S-PAW BLK PERFECTA 305P

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE

FOXY ROCKSTAR LFE BRING DOWN THE HOUSE FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE LFE KEEPSAKE 211N

MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS 2042M MISS R PLUS 6046S MISS R PLUS 3125N

145X was the high selling bull in our 2011 sale purchased by Perkin Land and Cattle and Tyler Lyne, Elgin, Manitoba. The Hard Rock calves have come extremely easy with loads of performance and style. Several daughters were high sellers in the fall sale run. It has been a real pleasure to be involved with young up and coming breeders like Daryl and Tyler. BW: 104 205 day: 803 365 day: 1461

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

10.3

4.3

63.1

98.5

7.3

52.8

20.9

S I R E S

Reload sold in our 2013 sale to Westway Farms as our high seller. American rights sold to Springer Simmentals/Gun Simmentals/ Denning Farms of Iowa. R Plus retained semen on Reload, and we are very excited that we did. A Reload pen of five won the 2015 National Western Stock Show.

R+

R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z

EPDs

RED POLLED PUREBRED PG775135 LRPS 2006Z 29 January 2012

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE

R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S

R E F E R E N C E

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

8.6 3.4 62.6 94.1 10.3 53.4 BW: 88 205 day: 816 365 day: 1374

MILK

22.0

CNS DREAM ON L186 RED BARON HR P101 HS REFLECTIONS J34

IPU RED BARONESS 1T LCHMN BODYBUILDER 7303F IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P BLCC MISS KARA 16K Page 5 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

MR TR HAMMER 308A ET

PERCENTAGE MALE BPTG114419 FGN 308A 01 April 2013

NICHOLS BLK DESTINY G151 ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 ELLINGSON MS PSTOCK K58 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 GLS MOJO M38 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B GFI DARLA M410

NICHOLS BLK DESTINY G151 CNS DREAM ON L186 CNS SHEEZA DREAM K107W SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM STF MR MOMENTUM H508 SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 NJC SVF ANTOINETTE K205

EPDs

R E F E R E N C E

CE

5.3

BW

0.8

WW

75.2

YW

113.5

MCE

9.1

MWWT

57.6

MILK

20.0

LOT 4 - R Plus 5051C - A MR TR Hammer 308A Feature ET Son

S I R E S R+

SAS BIG BRUZER Y131

PERCENTAGE MALE BPTG114042 FGN 131Y 28 August 2011

TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P R PLUS BLACKOUT MISS R PLUS 5083R R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 7026T MISS R PLUS 5121R

R+

LRS PREFERRED STOCK 370C SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SRS G733 GLIMMER SAS LICORICE S532 SAS SLEEP EASY SAS/GB LICORICE SAS/ASF LYNETTE L532

Page 6 MARCH 6, 2016

EPDs CE

7.6

BW

4.5

WW

66.5

YW

100.7

MCE

7.1

MWWT

52.1

MILK

18.8


R+

R + Simmental sale

BMD/RF MAGNAFLOW

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED BPTG779746 BMD 16Z 03 February 2012

NICHOLS BLK DESTINY D12 WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND LADY 908J WHEATLAND BULL 680S HART JACKPOT J310 WHEATLAND LADY 351N WHEATLAND MISS 917J TNT GUNNER N208 TNT TOP GUN R244 TNT MISS SADIE M68 LRX CHEYENNE 14U HC POWER DRIVE 88H LRX ASHES 102P SPRING VALLEY D559 BW: 94 205 day: 650 365 day: 1568

We purchased Magnaflow from Brad Dundas, Outlaw Cattle Co. to add to our bull battery in 2013. Our never ending search for high rib-eyes, strong maternal valued cattle never stops. We are very impressed with the first calf crop. Flow will become a large part of our program in the future.

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

4.5

4.1

66.7 108.6

MCE

MWWT

MILK

3.5

58.3

24.9

DRAKE POKER FACE 2X

BLACK BLAZE FACE POLLED PUREBRED BPG729546 DCC 2X 20 February 2010

STF MR MOMENTUM H508 SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 NJC SVF ANTOINETTE K205

EPDs CE

13.8

BW

0.7

WW

62.7

YW

94.1

MCE

10.1

MWWT

46.1

MILK

14.7

JS SURE BET 4T KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE MAKIN MEMORIES TE MCCLINTOCK G28 TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 BOZ SWEET TEMPTATION

DRAKE TULA 1R DJ PITCH J522 DCC 5N RRL ANNA 110H BW: 92 205 day: 890 365 day: --

R+

EPDs

R E F E R E N C E

We purchased an interest in Poker Face to add to our breeding program. He was selected as he met many of our requirements in a herd bull - super mother, calving ease and strong rib eye data - he falls in the top 3% of the breed. Many of the Poker Face offerings are off first calf heifers.

LFE RICH RAY 369Z

BLACK BLAZE FACE POLLED PUREBRED BPG779730 LFE 369Z 10 January 2012

CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF STEEL FORCE S701 SVF SHEZA BEAUTY L901

MR HOC BROKER G&L BLACKFOOT 716D JM BF H25 YC MISS BIK B80

R PLUS BLACKEDGE LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS MS ARNOLD 135S

LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE MR LEWIS 462P LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S LFE DAKOTA COAL 186N BW: 92 205 day: 804 365 day: ---

S I R E S

EPDs CE

1.7

BW

6.0

WW

78.6

YW

120.7

MCE

5.8

MWWT

51.2

MILK

11.8

LOT 12 - R PLUS 5216C - LFE RICH RAY 369Z SON

We added Rich to our AI program, again selection criteria of an exceptional mother and high carcass quality. The Broker influence will also maintain our high priority of structural soundness. Page 7 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R+

R + Simmental sale

GCF RESOLUTION U15

BLACK BLAZE FACE PERCENTAGE BSTG720223 LRPS 15U 14 January 2008

MR BLACK GX 6W MEYER RANCH 734 MISS GX728R 3C MACHO M450 BZ CIRCLE S LEACHMAN 600U 3C CROCUS H112 B 3C CROCUS F759 B

GW MR. MATERNAL 057D SAC MR MT 73G SPC MISS TAILER 47C GCF MISS ZEIS MT N43 SRS FORTUNE 500 ZEIS MISS FORTUNE J79 ZEIS MISS RAVEN D74

EPDs CE

1.1

BW

4.1

WW

83.9

YW

115.8

MCE

7.8

MWWT

61.1

MILK

19.1

15U is the black baldy bull we purchased out of Missouri. We now have milking daughters and will be moving 15U to a bigger part of our program.

R E F E R E N C E S I R E S

EPDs

R+

CE

4.1

BW

3.2

WW

66.6

YW

95.0

MCE

5.6

MWWT

55.5

MILK

22.2

NAC SPIKE 75X

PUREBRED MALE PG734325 NAC 75X 30 January 2010

HC POWER DRIVE 88H KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L SAFN GLAMOUR 11J 3D TRUSTIN 47T NICHOLS BLK DESTINY D12 X-T MISS DESTINY 73K X-T MISS ROOKIE 57H

R+

GW STOP LIGHT 024F BW: 96 205 day: 854 365 day: -- KAPPES ROCK SOLID H32 KAPPES LADY SKY F45 BLUERIDGE RED VELVET 27N ELLINGSON BLACK PERFECTOR NAC DESTINY 11L TREELON RED JEZZABELLE35J Page 8 MARCH 6, 2016


R+

1

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5015C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160943 LRPS 5015C 24 January 2015

RCC/TCF LINE DRIVE M181 SPRINGCREEK LINER 56U NEVAS L93 IPU MS. 56U LINER 15A TNT GUNNER N208 RTC/JETS UPTOWN GIRL 15U 3D MISS BLACK KATIE 461P

LFE MR LEWIS 514N LFE STRAIT UP 454W LFE RS AMBER 216T WFL ABSOLUTE 51Y R PLUS BLACKEDGE WFL MS BLACK FLASH 8068U WFL MS RED FLASH 136P

1 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

14.5

-0.5

59.7

84.2

12.1

51.1

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

21.2 0.73 -0.050 -0.02

BW: 92 lbs 205 day: 847 365 day: 1386

Here is a bull that is one of the definite pen favourites, sired by the calving ease bull Absolute and mothered by the great 56U daughter we selected from Labatte Simmentals. 5015C is also a heifer’s first calf. Excellent calving numbers, top 2% for ease, top 4% birth weight along with excellent REA and Marbling.

Dam of Lot 1

Retaining 1/3 semen interest

Page 9 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R+

2

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5034C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161093 LRPS 5034C 29 January 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S

R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS MCSTEAMY 8028U MISS R PLUS 4126P MISS R PLUS 1017Y HC POWER DRIVE 88H TRIPLE C POWER TIME M67K TCF SSF KF OUR TIME

2

BW: 88 205 day: 856 365 day: 1426

1017, the dam of 5034 was a planned mating of the great McSteamy with our donor cow 67K. Hard Rock 1017 combination has worked to create a sound, free moving, powerful black bull. EPDs CE

9.0

BW

4.1

WW

63.8

YW

98.6

MCE

9.4

MWWT

56.0

MILK

24.1

REA

0.83

FAT

-0.050

MARB

0.01

Dam of Lot 2

3

R

+

3

R PLUS 5246C

CE

BW

WW

11.2

2.9

62.0 88.1 10.1

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161078 LRPS 5246C 03 March 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S

R+

EPDs

YW

MCE

MWWT

49.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

18.5 0.71 -0.040 -0.02

BW: 94 205 day: 947 365 day: 1613

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 MISS R PLUS 9100W HC POWER DRIVE 88H LFE DIANA 159M LFE DIANA 626J Page 10 MARCH 6, 2016

The 9100 cow has always been a favorite in the herd. Massive, powerful, super uddered female. Raised the #1 adjusted weaning calf in the herd.


R+

4

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5051C

BSF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161011 LRPS 5051C 02 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 3051A R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 1106Y MADER P HOTSTUFF 17T

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

7.5

1.8

65.2

97.4

9.1

54.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

21.9 0.85 -0.070 0.14

BW: 80 205 day: 810 365 day: 1412

Our lead off Hammer son. We introduced Hammer to our herd in the 2015 calf crop. 5051 is a calf we have been extremely proud of in our 2016 offering. We are looking forward to this bull’s future. We believe he has a lot to offer. Top 10% for ribeye, top 15% for fat, top 5% for marbling. Very impressive carcass EPDs along with the 102 index for weaning and 111 index for yearling.

Retaining 1/3 semen interest Great from any angle! Page 11 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


5

R+

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5030C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116109 LRPS 5030C 26 January 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL - COW #3070 BW: 80 205 day: 716 365 day: 1223

Sound, stout, low birth weight Hammer.

R+

6

5

R PLUS 5043C

BSF POLLED PUREBRED MALE TW BPG1160906 LRPS 5043C 01 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 SPRINGCREEK KNOCK OUT 68W LAZYS BLK KNOCKOUT 987Y LAZY S BLACK 800S MISS R PLUS 3159A R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS127X MISS R PLUS 958J BW: 76 205 day: 808 365 day: 1331

6 EPDs

Full brother to Lot 7.

R+

7

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

5.4

2.8

68.3

96.3

9.9

56.3

YW

MCE

MWWT

9.9

56.3

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

22.1 0.70 -0.080 0.13

R PLUS 5042C

BBF PUREBRED MALE TW BPG1161051 LRPS 5042C 01 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 SPRINGCREEK KNOCK OUT 68W LAZYS BLK KNOCKOUT 987Y LAZY S BLACK 800S MISS R PLUS 3159A R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS127X MISS R PLUS 958J BW: 78 205 day: 756 365 day: 1358

Full brother to Lot 6.

R+

7 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

5.4

2.8

68.3 96.3

Page 12 MARCH 6, 2016

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

22.1 0.70 -0.080 0.13


R+

8

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5069C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161045 LRPS 5069C 04 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 MISS R PLUS 1199Y IPU BLACK STEAKHOUSE 34H MISS R PLUS 2033M GMS MS 276F

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N

8 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

13.8

1.2

64.5

96.6

12.2

46.3

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

14.0 0.68 -0.040 -0.09

BW: 94 205 day: 807 365 day: 1393

Our leadoff Poker Face son. A real power house black blaze face here. 1199, the dam, is one of the best blaze cows on the ranch and is always noticed in the summer pasture tours.

Dam of Lot 8 Page 13 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

9

R+

R PLUS 5221C

BWF PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116092 LRPS 5221C 25 February 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL - COW #0244 BW: 86 205 day: 787 365 day: 1365

This black baldy is always one of the real popular bulls in the pen. Performance, hair, great structure and a bonus blaze face.

9

R+

10

R PLUS 5225C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161096 LRPS 5225C 26 February 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 7144T R PLUS 001K MISS R PLUS 2111M LBR C-361

10 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

11.3

2.1

58.4

82.4

10.8

44.6

MILK

REA

FAT

BW: 92 205 day: 857 365 day: 1396

MARB

Huge hip, big top, blaze face powerful bull.

15.3 0.53 -0.080 -0.14

R+

11

R PLUS 5005C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160905 LRPS 5005C 20 January 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N

11 EPDs

R

+

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

12.7

2.3

61.8

92.0

9.5

45.8

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

14.8 0.70 -0.060 -0.07 Page 14 MARCH 6, 2016

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 3031A R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 1151Y MISS R PLUS 7081T BW: 80 205 day: 759 365 day: 1361

Powerful bull with low birth weight.


R+

12

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5216C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160919 LRPS 5216C 24 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 7030T HC POWER DRIVE 88H IPU MS POWERDRIVE 65M IPU MS BLACK VIRGINIA 76K

12 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

6.3 4.5 66.6 102.1 8.6 46.0 BW: 88 205 day: 812 365 day: 1390

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

12.7 0.80 -0.090 0.26

We chose 5216 to lead off our Rich Ray pen of bulls. Bulls that possess huge hip, excellent shape and muscle type, are extremely sound and fluid in their joints when they are on the move and definitely the kind the industry needs more of.

R Plus Mission statement... Dedicated and loyal to the cattle industry, we believe in people, principals and performance. Building trust and credibility is an important part of building relationships, this trust was and is rewarded with a positive working relationship with you and we thank you for this. Throughout the cattle industry, our paths will cross time and again, we look forward to this and thank you in advance for the experience. Page 15 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

13

R+

13

EPDs

6.5

CE BW

4.0

WW

68.9

YW

105.7

MCE

11.2

MWWT

55.4

MILK

20.9

R PLUS 5236C

BWF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161003 LRPS 5236C 28 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S

REA

0.76

FAT

-0.070

R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS MCSTEAMY 8028U MISS R PLUS 4126P MISS R PLUS 1046Y IPU BLACK DAKOTA 46G MISS R PLUS 009K MISS R PLUS 849H

MARB

-0.08

BW: 96 205 day: 897 365 day: 1300

Top 20% ribeye, top 15% for fat.

Dam of Lot 13

14

R+

14

EPDs CE BW WW YW MCE MWWT MILK REA FAT MARB

R PLUS 5209C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160908 MRLB 5209C 23 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER 6.3 JM BF H25 4.7 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U 9.5 LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S 98.5

8.3 LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N 49.4 BDV BONDIE K41 14.6 MISS R PLUS 6126S LFE VINTAGE RED 359F 0.72 MISS R PLUS 964J MISS R PLUS 6163F -0.040 -0.16 BW: 92 205 day: 777 365 day: 1332

One of the cows visitors always inquire about.

R+

Dam of Lot 14

15

R PLUS 5062C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160914 LRPS 5062C 02 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S FOXY CDP BRING IT ON SCISSORS UNDENIABLE 14U MADER PLD BLACKPEARL 61M PRAIRIE WIND 21X R PLUS 2072M PRAIRIE WIND 61S PRAIRIE WIND ROSE 3G

15 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

3.8

4.8

70.7 106.7

MCE

MWWT

7.5

52.2

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

16.8 0.65 -0.060 -0.13 Page 16 MARCH 6, 2016

BW: 86 205 day: 779 365 day: 1302

Maternal brother works in the Lewis Farms summer program.


R+

16

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5309C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161086 LRPS 5309C 20 March 2015

WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND BULL 680S WHEATLAND LADY 351N BMD/RF MAGNAFLOW TNT TOP GUN R244 LRX CHEYENNE 14U LRX ASHES 102P

BOZ REDCOAT PVF/SAS T32 DIRTY DOG KNIGHTS BLK MAGNOLIA 142 MISS R PLUS 9195W TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 MISS R PLUS 4006P TRIPLE C POWER TIME M67K

BW: 95 205 day: 837 365 day: 1423

Super stout Magnaflow. They were an impressive group last year, even more this year. Maternal brother sells as lot 75. EPDs CE

6.6

BW

3.0

WW

60.8

YW

94.8

MCE

7.9

MWWT

58.0

MILK

27.6

REA

0.83

FAT

-0.040

MARB

-0.03

16

EPDs

R+

17

CE

9.0

BW

2.0

WW

63.1

YW

86.7

MCE

7.8

MWWT

50.2

MILK

18.7

REA

0.78

FAT

-0.050

MARB

0.03

17

R PLUS 5270C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161004 LRPS 5270C 10 March 2015

WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND BULL 680S WHEATLAND LADY 351N BMD/RF MAGNAFLOW TNT TOP GUN R244 LRX CHEYENNE 14U LRX ASHES 102P

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L Exceptionally stout, good uddered LAZY S BLACK 29N dam. BDV BONDIE K41 MISS R PLUS 8280U BW: 94 205 day: 801 365 day: 1411 DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3208N MISS R PLUS 1276L Page 17 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R+

18

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5187C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160972 LRPS 5187C 20 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P

R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 16X TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P MISS R PLUS 7088T MISS R PLUS 5017R

BW: 98 205 day: 818 365 day: 1365

A pen favorite. ReLoad out of a super uddered Redge daughter. EPDs CE

9.4

BW

3.2

WW

60.5

YW

88.6

MCE

11.0

MWWT

52.5

MILK

22.2

REA

0.67

FAT

-0.040

MARB

-0.05

18

EPDs

R+

19

CE

10.4

BW

3.5

WW

62.5

YW

92.4

MCE

11.6

MWWT

48.1

MILK

16.7

REA

0.81

FAT

-0.020

MARB

0.04

19

R PLUS 5179C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161044 LRPS 5179C 19 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P

R+

BW: 90 205 day: 853 365 day: 1360

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 84X LAZY S BLACK 29N MISS R PLUS 6009S BDV CORONA K47 Page 18 MARCH 6, 2016

Deep, soggy, heavy haired ReLoad son.


R+

20

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5120C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160912 LRPS 5120C 12 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

LFE RED ENTICER 364M KJLI NO MERCY 380P LFE AMBER 27H MISS R PLUS 7118T PCC NIGHT MOVES H10 MS LAZY S BLK P 465M TNT MISS MAGGIE J240

BW: 90 205 day: 791 365 day: 1250

Super red Redge calf off a strong producing No Mercy daughter. EPDs CE

7.3

BW

3.1

WW

59.6

YW

77.5

MCE

13.6

MWWT

55.9

MILK

26.5

REA

0.52

FAT

-0.050

MARB

-0.31

20

EPDs

R+

21

CE

10.2

BW

3.1

WW

67.0

YW

90.1

MCE

14.2

MWWT

54.9

MILK

21.3

REA

0.86

FAT

-0.050

MARB

-0.23

21

R PLUS 5109C

RED SCURRED PUREBRED MALE PG1161006 LRPS 5109C 10 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

BW: 88 205 day: 879 365 day: 1314

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 MISS R PLUS 8380U R PLUS 990J MISS R PLUS 2261M MISS R PLUS 51K Page 19 MARCH 6, 2016

Strong uddered cow family.

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

22

R PLUS 5283C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161073 LRPS 5283C 12 March 2015

KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L 3D TRUSTIN 47T X-T MISS DESTINY 73K NAC SPIKE 75X KAPPES ROCK SOLID H32 BLUERIDGE RED VELVET 27N NAC DESTINY 11L HC POWER DRIVE 88H SGCC BLK POWER POINT 2M SGCC RED NISKU 6K SGCC RED CLASSY 14P ER BLACK CISCO 532C SGCC RED CLASSY 24M SGCC CLASSY 33K

22 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.0

1.2

60.6 85.1 11.2

MWWT

54.3

MILK

REA

FAT

BW: 96 205 day: 887 365 day: 1457

MARB

A real classy, blood red bull out of the old 14P cow. The 75X bull is one of the better footed, sound bulls we’ve owned.

24.0 0.59 -0.040 -0.17

R+

23

R PLUS 5083C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160911 LRPS 5083C 07 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 79X CNS DREAM ON L186 MISS R PLUS 6141S MISS R PLUS 4257P

23 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

10.1

2.4

61.6 85.6 12.1

24

YW

MCE

MWWT

52.2

CE

REA

FAT

MARB

21.3 0.84 -0.050 -0.10

A full brother to R Plus Hitman owned by SIBL Simmentals.

R PLUS 5106C

BW

WW

YW

MCE

4.5 4.5 67.2 97.2 12.6 BW: 78 205 day: 820 365 day:1343

LFE RED ENTICER 364M KJLI NO MERCY 380P LFE AMBER 27H MISS R PLUS 6147S ER RED INFORMER 586C JSP MS RED INFORMER 061G JSP MS SILENT FOX 073D MWWT

54.1

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

20.4 0.83 -0.030 0.06

High quality ReLoad son.

R+

BW:100 205 day: 813 365 day: 1194

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE TW PG1161082- LRPS 5106C 08 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P EPDs

MILK

Page 20 MARCH 6, 2016


R+

25

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5145C

RSF POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160917 LRPS 5145C 14 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L IPU BLACK STEAKHOUSE 34H R PLUS RED WOLF IPU RED SATIN 37H MISS R PLUS 4159P LFE VINTAGE RED 359F MISS R PLUS 1244L LFE PRIDE 93G BW: 84 205 day: 807 365 day: 1409

25 EPDs

Longevity and good udder on dam side.

R+

26

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

6.6

4.8

63.4 96.4 12.9

MWWT

58.0

MILK

REA

FAT

26.2 0.63 -0.050

MARB

-0.25

R PLUS 5185C

RED SCURRED PUREBRED MALE PG1161079 LRPS 5185C 19 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L BOZ REDCOAT PVF/SAS T32 DIRTY DOG KNIGHTS BLK MAGNOLIA 142 MISS R PLUS 171X KJLI NO MERCY 380P MISS R PLUS 8306U MISS R PLUS 854H BW:102 205 day: 834 365 day:1412

If you don't mind scurs, as powerful a red bull as you will find.

R+

27

26 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

6.3

3.7

59.2 82.0 13.7

MWWT

59.2

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

29.5 0.73 -0.060 -0.41

R PLUS 5160C

RED POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE PRS1160970 LRPS 5160C 16 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL - COW #5150 BW: 98 205 day: 842 365 day: 1428

27 Page 21 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

28

R PLUS 5211C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161050 LRPS 5211C 23 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S LRS PREFERRED STOCK 370C PPSR ARMAGEDDON 25J MISS PRICKLY PEAR 263B BUTE MS PATTY 2P WLE POWER STROKE HR- MS BLACK LACEE 14L MS RED 14E

28 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

4.4

5.2

71.4 110.7

MCE

MWWT

8.5

55.9

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 92 205 day: 795 365 day: 1350

20.2 0.90 -0.080 0.03

Maternal brother working at the great Early Sunset Ranch, Edam, SK. Top 10% ribeye, top 5% fat, top 20% marbling.

R+

29

R PLUS 5148C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161106 LRPS 5148C 15 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S MCC POWERBALL 66G LFE MR LEWIS 376J LFE BLACK LADY 174D MISS R PLUS 9217W PPSR NOPHALT 20H MISS MILE WEST 61N MISS MILE WEST 5H

29 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

2.6

5.5

68.7 96.0 9.0

MWWT

51.7

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

17.3 0.51 -0.080 -0.16

BW: 98 205 day: 727 365 day: 1234

Rich Ray son that has the ranch bull character.

R+

30

R PLUS 5110C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161057 LRPS 5110C 10 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S

EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

6.4

4.2

66.0 95.4

MCE

MWWT

8.7

45.4

MILK

REA

FAT

30 MARB

12.4 0.51 -0.070 -0.14

TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 2261Z TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P MISS R PLUS 7238T MISS R PLUS 5217R BW: 90 205 day: 754 365 day: 1356

The Black Baldy group is very deep in quality and this guy definitely sits near the top. Page 22 MARCH 6, 2016


R+

31

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5254C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160976 LRPS 5254C 05 March 2015

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 R PLUS BLACKEDGE HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE MISS R PLUS 143X R PLUS 4012P MISS R PLUS 8205U SGCC RED CLASSY 14P BW: 94 205 day: 904 365 day: 1253

31 EPDs

The only son of the old Patriarch Black Edge.

R+

32

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

11.4

2.9

69.8 103.9 12.6

CE

BW

WW

8.5

3.9

64.1 95.6

CE

BW

WW

7.0

3.6

64.5 94.8

MWWT

52.8

MILK

REA

FAT

17.9 0.89 -0.030

MARB

-0.13

R PLUS 5234C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161101 LRPS 5234C 28 February 2015

R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T SAS BIG BRUZER Y131 SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SAS LICORICE S532 SAS/GB LICORICE R PLUS 001K R PLUS 2042M LBR C-361 MISS R PLUS 1285Y IPU BLACK DAKOTA 46G MISS R PLUS 5055R WFL RED DOLL 18N BW: 90 205 day: 876 365 day: 1462

32 EPDs

The next five bulls are sired by Bruzer. We have moved Bruzer to our heifer pen, calving ease bulls in this group.

R+

33

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

9.9

52.4

20.3 0.59 -0.050 0.11

MCE

MWWT

MILK

8.9

49.1

R PLUS 5146C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161010 LRPS 5146C 14 February 2015

R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T SAS BIG BRUZER Y131 SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SAS LICORICE S532 SAS/GB LICORICE GGL 230K NAC MASTER 24M HAAS RANCH D52 MISS R PLUS 228X LFE MR LEWIS 347P MISS R PLUS 6003S TRIPLE C POWER TIME M67K BW: 92 205 day: 711 365 day: 1289

33 EPDs

Page 23 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

REA

FAT

MARB

16.8 0.40 -0.030 0.04

R+


R + Simmental sale

R Plus Philosophy... The breeding of Simmental cattle has been a passion and dream of ours since the 70’s. We made a move in 1991 to change our Simmental cattle into a moderate framed animal that survived well in our climate. The solid colored red and black cattle fit the bill; the performance and fertility of the Simmental cattle could not be compromised, so we began looking for genetics that would support our beliefs. Present day, our beliefs haven’t changed and we believe the cattle back this up. We are raising cattle that survive and breed in short native grass pastures, with hay being their main winter ration; cattle that have fertility bred into them, as most of our bulls will be under a year of age at sale time and will have passed a fertility test and scrotal measurement that in the past has averaged around 38 cm. Hair coats are very important to us. Straight heavy haired cattle tend to be easier doing, happier cattle at R Plus. As we live in a short grass area, we have to have cows with large spring of rib. We believe that the rib eye measurement indicates this to us. Structure and conformation have to be closely monitored in our program as a large area of the pastures are located in heavy rock conditions. Our cattle must have the ability to walk in these conditions. As our operation is usually a two man show, the cow’s ability to have a calf, that calf ’s vigor and the mothering ability of the cow are all things that are very important to us. We do not believe that overfeeding bulls and females is necessary. Longevity is something that is needed in all cattle and overfeeding only helps to shorten their life span and affects their fertility. Our rations are developed to grow and allow cattle to mature at an optimal rate without causing any complications to that animal. We have bred these solid red and black coloured cattle for 26 years. The multi generation of the red and black genetics will make your calf crop predictable in colour. By using these solid coloured genetics we have eliminated sun burnt udders, weak eyed cattle and created a trouble free animal.

R Plus Ribeye 1134L

Sold to Labatte Simmentals. A very influential bull in the building of the great LaBatte herd and the Doll herd in North Dakota.

R+

R Plus Reload 2006Z

Sold to Westway Farms, Springer Simmentals, Gunn Simmentals, Denning Simmentals (US semen rights). Last years’ high selling Hard Rock son, first calves to arrive soon. Page 24 MARCH 6, 2016

R Plus Hard Rock 145X

Sold to Perkin Land and Cattle, Tyler Lynn’s Simmentals. His story has just begun, last year’s top seller was a Hard Rock and many of last years females were sired by Hard Rock.


R + Simmental sale

R Plus King of the YUKON

R Plus Redge 8018U

Sold to Springer Simmentals, Iowa. Sold to Westway Farms. Top red His legacy is still being written at son of Edge, continually sires the top this great herd. Sired many top selling bulls at Westway and R Plus. bulls and sought after females.

R Plus McSteamy 8028U

Sold to Kenner Simmentals. Another Black Edge son that has done amazing things.

R Plus Blackout

Sold to Tri R Simmentals. The great female maker and also the sire of Yukon.

R Plus Prairie Fire

R Plus 2035Z

R Plus Keystone 3011A

R Plus Venom 4006B

Sold to Kopp Farms. His legacy, a Sold to Highway 5 Simmentals, number of top sellers at Kopp’s recent Canora, SK in our 2013 Sale. dispersal.

Sold to Kunkel Simmentals, New Sold in 2015 sale to Circle G Salem, North Dakota in our 2014 Simmentals, Lacombe, AB & Sale. Spring Creek Colony, Walsh, AB. Page 25 MARCH 6, 2016

R Plus 2169M

Sold to Kopp Farms. One of the first red bulls introduced into the Kopp Farms herd, his legacy was well represented in their dispersal.

R Plus Black Edge 5028R

Sold to Westway Farms. Could be one of the most influential black Simmental bulls ever.

R Plus 3197A

Sold to Traxinger Simmentals, Claremont, South Dakota in our 2014 Sale.

R Plus Hitman 4194B

Sold in 2015 sale to SIBL Simmentals, Cherhill, AB. Great Reload 2006Z son.

R+


R+

R + Simmental sale

34

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161009 LRPS 5098C 08 February 2015 EPDs

R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T SAS BIG BRUZER Y131 SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SAS LICORICE S532 SAS/GB LICORICE WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND BULL 680S WHEATLAND LADY 351N MISS R PLUS 2057Z LFE MR LEWIS 347P MISS R PLUS 6003S TRIPLE C POWER TIME M67K

CE

6.5

BW

3.9

WW

59.6

YW

92.2

MCE

7.2

MWWT

50.5

MILK

20.7

REA

0.65

FAT

-0.030

MARB

-0.08

BW: 82 205 day: 722 365 day: 1308

35

R+

R PLUS 5098C

R PLUS 5186C

BLACK SCURRED PERCENTAGE MALE BSRS116097 LRPS 5186C 20 February 2015

R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T SAS BIG BRUZER Y131 SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SAS LICORICE S532 SAS/GB LICORICE TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 206X SIMMENTAL/ANGUS BW: 88 205 day: 808 365 day: 1251

EPDs CE

7.7

BW

3.2

WW

55.0

YW

77.6

MCE

6.8

MWWT

43.3

MILK

15.7

REA

0.31

FAT

-0.020

MARB

0.01

34

R

+

36

R PLUS 5032C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116101 LRPS 5032C 28 January 2015

R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T SAS BIG BRUZER Y131 SRS J914 PREFERRED BEEF SAS LICORICE S532 SAS/GB LICORICE EPDs

35

PVF-BF BF26 BLACK JOKER LFE BRING IT BLACK 811K LFE DAKOTA 6G WFL MS HL66J BLACKY 5012R SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 78 205 day: 717 365 day: 1208

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

7.9

3.6

56.0

78.6

6.9

49.2

21.2

0.36 -0.020 -0.06

R+

R+

37

R PLUS 5091C

BLACK SCURRED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161053 LRPS 5091C 08 February 2015

WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND BULL 680S WHEATLAND LADY 351N REHORST BLK WHEATLAND 680Y BLACK IRISH KANSAS REHORST RHF 27K TAYLORS LADY BRAE GC27 R PLUS BLACKEDGE LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS MS ARNOLD 135S REHORST STUBBY EXCEL 313A RHF MONTANA 7U RHF BLACK EXCEL 6X RHF SARNIA 6S

37 EPDs

Dam of Lot 35

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

6.8

3.4

61.6

92.0

7.5

52.0

21.2

0.85 -0.050 -0.11

Page 26 MARCH 6, 2016

BW: 78 205 day: 757 365 day: 1264


R+

38

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5061C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160969 LRPS 5061C 02 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

BISS MCGRAW 1M R PLUS 4012P IPU MS BLK PERFECTION 69L MISS R PLUS 8205U SGCC BLK POWER POINT 2M SGCC RED CLASSY 14P SGCC RED CLASSY 24M

BW: 90 205 day: 840 365 day: 1339 EPDs CE

7.7

BW

3.4

WW

63.3

YW

88.8

MCE

13.4

MWWT

57.1

MILK

25.4

REA

0.68

FAT

-0.040

MARB

-0.23

38

EPDs

R+

39

CE

6.3

BW

3.3

WW

57.0

YW

78.5

MCE

10.8

MWWT

52.0

MILK

23.3

REA

0.64

FAT

-0.070

MARB

-0.27

39

R PLUS 5076C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160909 LRPS 5076C 05 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND RED TEDDY 457P WHEATLAND LADY 902J SCSF UNTAINTED LOVE 21W ELLINGSON THE ROCK J928 CONRAY SHIRLEY 1190P TFED CARLA 990J Page 27 MARCH 6, 2016

BW: 94 205 day: 805 365 day: 1240

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

40

40

R PLUS 5142C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161104 LRPS 5142C 14 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P MISS R PLUS 1057Y R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8021U MISS R PLUS 2220M EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

8.7

3.6

68.1 93.8 13.3

MWWT

51.4

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 88 205 day: 856 365 day: 1299

17.3 0.64 -0.040 -0.06

R+

41

41

R PLUS 5212C

RSF POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160977 LRPS 5212C 24 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P LFE MR LEWIS 514N LFE RS LEWIS 327S LFE CALYNA 615M MISS R PLUS 8155U BISS MCGRAW 1M MISS R PLUS 5043R JSP MS APPLAUSE 061F EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

8.4

3.2

63.7 95.2 11.3

MWWT

54.0

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 88 205 day: 840 365 day:1283

22.1 0.82 -0.040 -0.20

R+

42

42

R PLUS 5114C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161095 LRPS 5114C 10 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P

EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

8.2

3.3

62.1 90.2 12.5

MWWT

55.0

MILK

REA

FAT

23.9 0.77 -0.030

MARB

-0.07

Page 28 MARCH 6, 2016

R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 1062Y R PLUS 4012P MISS R PLUS 8205U SGCC RED CLASSY 14P BW: 86 205 day: 868 365 day: 1327


R+

43

R + Simmental sale 43

R PLUS 5258C

RED POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE PRS1161077 LRPS 5258C 07 March 2015

PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P R PLUS 2151Z HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P TWIN-CHIEF WARRIOR 224W TWIN-CHIEF KALINA 224K MISS R PLUS 1171Y NAC MASTER 24M MISS R PLUS 9171W SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 82 205 day: 862 365 day: 1369

EPDs

Sired by the 2151Z bull who has been a great calving bull in the heifer pen.

R+

44

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

8.3

4.1

65.9 94.9 10.4

MWWT

48.2

MILK

REA

FAT

15.2 0.50 -0.030

R PLUS 5245C

MARB

-0.12

44

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161088 LRPS 5245C 02 March 2015

PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P R PLUS 2151Z HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K TNT TANKER U263 LFE BS LEWIS 354Y LFE READY TO TANGO 609S MISS R PLUS 3008A FOXY ROCKSTAR MISS R PLUS 222X JDN PRAIRIE PASSION 41N BW: 86 205 day: 812 365 day: 1446

R+

45

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.6

2.9

66.6 97.1 12.0

MWWT

55.4

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

22.1 0.88 -0.040 -0.17

45

R PLUS 5279C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161005 LRPS 5279C 12 March 2015

KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L 3D TRUSTIN 47T X-T MISS DESTINY 73K NAC SPIKE 75X KAPPES ROCK SOLID H32 BLUERIDGE RED VELVET 27N NAC DESTINY 11L R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 1106Y REMINGTON RED LABEL HR MADER P HOTSTUFF 17T IPU MS RED POCAHONTAS 73N BW: 96 205 day: 897 365 day: 1340

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

6.1

2.6

59.8 83.9

Page 29 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

MCE

MWWT

8.0

53.6

MILK

REA

FAT

23.7 0.72 -0.050

MARB

-0.15

R+


R + Simmental sale

46

R+

R PLUS 5261C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160938 LRPS 5261C 07 March 2015

KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L 3D TRUSTIN 47T X-T MISS DESTINY 73K NAC SPIKE 75X KAPPES ROCK SOLID H32 BLUERIDGE RED VELVET 27N NAC DESTINY 11L R PLUS 001K R PLUS 2042M LBR C-361 MISS R PLUS 6046S IPU BLACK STEAKHOUSE 34H MISS R PLUS 3125N MISS R PLUS 809H EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

6.6

3.9

63.8 94.9 7.5

MWWT

54.1

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 90 205 day: 867 365 day: 1382

22.1 0.74 -0.070 0.02

47

R+

R PLUS 5294C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1161058 LRPS 5294C 16 March 2015

KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L 3D TRUSTIN 47T X-T MISS DESTINY 73K NAC SPIKE 75X KAPPES ROCK SOLID H32 BLUERIDGE RED VELVET 27N NAC DESTINY 11L MSR KANSAS TANK 235M SPRINGCREEK TANK 57P SYS HONEY DEW L137 PEACOCK’S CHUCKIE 8X SSS-SCF CHUCKWAGON 008J ACS MISS CHUCKWAGON 24M GFP MISS ZENITH 24J

47 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

4.1

2.9

63.1 91.8 9.7

YW

MCE

MWWT

55.9

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 90 205 day: 887 365 day: 1378

24.4 0.58 -0.060 0.00

R+

48

R PLUS 5260C

RED POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE PRS1160942 LRPS 5260C 07 March 2015

HTP SVF IN DEW TIME JS BURNING SMOKE 41T TRIPLEC BURNING POWER L3 JS SCORE 5X KENCO/MF POWERLINE 204L JS SHES SO FINE 14P DRAKE MAKIN MEMORIES

48 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

7.4

3.6

68.7 96.7

MCE

MWWT

9.5

50.1

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

15.8 0.64 -0.050 0.11 Page 30 MARCH 6, 2016

PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P MISS R PLUS 1108Y LAZY S BLACK 29N MISS R PLUS 8117U SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 98 205 day: 893 365 day: 1416


R+

49

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5117C

R+

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160939 LRPS 5117C 11 February 2015

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 64X KJLI NO MERCY 380P MISS R PLUS 8061U MISS R PLUS 065K BW: 90 205 day: 789 365 day: 1407

50

R PLUS 5111C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160940 MRLB 5111C 10 February 2015

EPDs

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P

EPDs CE

7.1

BW

3.9

WW

63.0

YW

90.1

MCE

11.8

MWWT

56.2

MILK

24.6

REA

0.86

FAT

-0.030

0.09

-0.11

9.7

CE

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 2063Z LFE MR LEWIS 347P MISS R PLUS 6098S MISS R PLUS 2178M

BW

3.1

WW

57.1

YW

81.0

MCE

11.9

MWWT

48.2

MILK

19.6

REA

0.75

FAT

-0.040

0.09

0.09

BW: 90 205 day: 791 365 day: 1234

49

R+

51

50

52

R PLUS 5125C

R+

RWF POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160916 LRPS 5125C 12 February 2015

R PLUS REDGE 8018U FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 2105Z LFE MR LEWIS 347P MISS R PLUS 8176U MISS R PLUS 1217L BW: 90 205 day: 797 365 day: 1320

Great Red baldy out of super uddered, moderate framed cow family.

EPDs CE

9.4

BW

3.1

WW

62.3

YW

87.3

MCE

13.2

MWWT

55.3

MILK

24.1

REA

0.89

FAT

-0.060

MARB

-0.22

52

R PLUS 5153C

RED POLLED PUREBRED MALE PG1160967 LRPS 5153C 15 February 2015

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE R PLUS REDGE 8018U DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 8073U ER RED STRETCHER 524B MISS R PLUS 849H MISS PARKHILL 16B BW: 88 205 day: 746 365 day: 1348

Page 31 MARCH 6, 2016

EPDs

CE

7.4

BW

3.8

WW

61.6

YW

84.5

MCE

14.1

MWWT

52.4

MILK

21.5

REA

0.77

FAT

-0.060

0.09

-0.55

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

53

R PLUS 5144C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116110 LRPS 5144C 14 February 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL - COW #0239 BW: 78 205 day: 779 365 day: 1341

53

R+

54

R PLUS 5151C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116091 LRPS 5151C 15 February 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 69X SS CHSNN MISS R PLUS 4133P SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL

54 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

11.2

2.2

62.5 93.2 10.6

MWWT

49.5

MILK

REA

FAT

18.2 0.63 -0.050

MARB

BW: 90 205 day: 791 365 day: 1266

-0.17

R+

55

R PLUS 5231C

BSF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160950 LRPS 5231C 27 February 2015

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N

55 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

10.3

2.3

60.0 81.4 11.4

MWWT

45.7

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

15.7 0.56 -0.050 -0.09 Page 32 MARCH 6, 2016

PRAIRE WIND MUMBOJUMBO 8S RDD72W RDD MS 87P MISS R PLUS 1265Y JF NEW DIMENSION 903J MS LAZY S BLK P 25M BDV BONDIE K41 BW: 100 205 day: 815 365 day: 1258


R+

56

R + Simmental sale 56

R PLUS 5036C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160915 LRPS 5036C 30 January 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S TNT TANKER U263 LFE BS LEWIS 354Y LFE READY TO TANGO 609S MISS R PLUS 3246A SAS SMOKIN JOE MISS R PLUS 5079R JSP EDISON 042H BW: 90 205 day: 804 365 day: 1359

R+

57

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

6.4

4.5

70.5 107.0

MCE

MWWT

9.1

58.9

MILK

REA

FAT

23.6 0.77 -0.040

R PLUS 5065C

MARB

0.00

57

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116107 LRPS 5065C 03 February 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL - COW #3119 BW: 92 205 day: 734 365 day: 1320

R+

58

58

R PLUS 5099C

BLACK POLLED POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161059 LRPS 5099C 08 February 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S BBS REDEYE T211 CROSSROAD BLACK BELT 325W CROSSROAD SABRINA 135S CROSSROAD YESSEY 494Y PVF-BF BF26 BLACK JOKER LPN MS BLACK MAX 589P LPN MISS 89N BW: 90 205 day: 774 365 day: 1305

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

9.5

2.9

60.9 93.5

Page 33 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

MCE

MWWT

9.2

53.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

23.0 0.86 -0.060 -0.01

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

59

R PLUS 5164C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160941 LRPS 5164C 16 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 3143A KWA LIMITED 71P PRAIRIE WIND 33S PRAIRIE WIND 30P

59 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.5

2.0

71.6 107.2 11.1

MWWT

55.4

MILK

REA

FAT

19.6 0.93 -0.070

MARB

BW: 78 205 day: 798 365 day: 1376

0.14

R+

60

R PLUS 5100C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BSG1160978 LRPS 5100C 08 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 3120A PVF-BF BF26 BLACK JOKER KBR 330N HCCL 34L

60 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

5.2

3.3

71.2 107.0

MCE

MWWT

8.9

54.8

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 98 205 day: 795 365 day: 1270

19.2 0.96 -0.060 0.09

R+

61

R PLUS 5168C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161081 LRPS 5168C 16 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S

61 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

4.7

5.2

72.1 105.8

MCE

MWWT

9.5

53.0

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

16.9 0.76 -0.040 -0.13 Page 34 MARCH 6, 2016

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 7031T SAS SMOKIN JOE MISS R PLUS 5209R MISS R PLUS 1141L BW: 92 205 day: 766 365 day: 1265


R+

62

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 5344C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116095 LRPS 5344C 11 April 2015

WHEATLAND BULL 131L WHEATLAND BULL 680S WHEATLAND LADY 351N BMD/RF MAGNAFLOW TNT TOP GUN R244 LRX CHEYENNE 14U LRX ASHES 102P TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 6007S SIMMENTAL/ANGUS

62

BW: 92 205 day: 906 365 day: 1476

R+

63

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

7.8

1.6

52.9 75.3

MCE

MWWT

5.7

48.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

22.0 0.59 -0.050 -0.15

R PLUS 5047C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161007 MRLB 5047C 01 February 2015

PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P R PLUS PRAIRIE FIRE LFE NIGHT LIFE 479S MISS R PLUS 8240U MISS R PLUS 167L TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 LFE MR LEWIS 347P LFE KIRBIE 126H MISS R PLUS 6098S LFE MR LEWIS 376J MISS R PLUS 2178M MISS R PLUS 6163F

63

BW: 98 205 day: 766 365 day: 1273

R

+

64

EPDs

R PLUS 5223C

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.4

3.2

56.7 63.7 13.0

MWWT

48.7

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

20.4 0.48 -0.090 -0.19

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160952 MRLB 5223C 26 February 2015

TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P R PLUS BLACKOUT MISS R PLUS 5083R R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 7026T MISS R PLUS 5121R LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 90X LFE MR LEWIS 376J MISS R PLUS 2178M MISS R PLUS 6163F

Dam of Lot 64

BW: 96 205 day: 799 365 day: 1306 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

9.8

2.9

67.2 96.8

MCE

MWWT

8.8

46.5

MILK

REA

FAT

12.8 0.40 -0.040

MARB

-0.05

Page 35 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

65

R+

R PLUS 5199C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPRS1161060 LRPS 5199C 21 February 2015

3C FULL FIGURES C288 TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P TWIN CHIEF MAGIC 23M R PLUS BLACKOUT SAS SMOKIN JOE MISS R PLUS 5083R JSP EDISON 086H R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 38X

65 EPDs

SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL CE

BW

WW

YW

6.9

4.3

73.6 103.7

MCE

MWWT

1.7

52.8

MILK

REA

FAT

BW: 92 205 day: 830 365 day: 1385

MARB

16.0 0.21 -0.060 -0.17

R+

66

R PLUS 5204C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161002 LRPS 5204C 22 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 9088W STF JALAPENO JSP MS JALAPENO 47J JSP MS RED INFORMER 065G

66 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

4.6

5.4

74.5 115.2

MCE

MWWT

9.3

51.0

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

BW: 96 205 day: 852 365 day: 1375

13.7 0.65 -0.060 -0.17

One of the real powerhouse Rich Ray calves... expect more power here.

R+

67

R PLUS 5127C

BWF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161008 LRPS 5127C 12 February 2015

SVF STEEL FORCE S701 MR HOC BROKER JM BF H25 LFE RICH RAY 369Z LFE BS LEWIS 322U LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 25X LFE BS DAKOTA COAL 69S

67 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

5.3

4.4

69.4

104.3

10.1

51.0

MILK

REA

FAT

16.3 0.76 -0.040

MARB

-0.16

Page 36 MARCH 6, 2016

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 2012Z SAS SMOKIN JOE MISS R PLUS 5070R JSP MS APPLAUSE 005F BW:102 205 day: 815 365 day: 1513


R+

68

R + Simmental sale 68

R PLUS 5070C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1160920 LRPS 5070C 04 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 3211A IPU BLACK STEAKHOUSE 34H MISS R PLUS 3125N MISS R PLUS 809H Dam of Lot 68 BW: 88 205 day: 814 365 day: 1448

R+

69

EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

7.5

2.5

67.8 99.5 11.4

55.5

21.5 0.81 -0.090

CE

BW

WW

MWWT

MILK

6.7

2.7

72.9 107.2 11.4

MARB

0.02

R PLUS 5092C

BBF POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161061 LRPS 5092C 08 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 3046A R PLUS 2072M PRAIRIE WIND 38S PRAIRIE WIND 111N BW: 82 205 day: 757 365 day: 1335

R+

70

69 EPDs

YW

MCE

54.9

REA

FAT

MARB

18.4 0.83 -0.070

-0.10

MILK

MARB

R PLUS 5115C

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116097 LRPS 5115C 10 February 2015

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B MR TR HAMMER 308A ET CNS DREAM ON L186 SVF/HS EXPECTING A DREAM SVF/NJC EXPECTATION N206 R PLUS BLACKOUT R PLUS KING OF THE YUKON MISS R PLUS 7026T MISS R PLUS 3057A IPU BLACK STEAKHOUSE 34H MISS R PLUS 318N SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 92 205 day: 871 365 day: 1362

70 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

6.9

2.9

75.2

116.9

7.4

52.4

Page 37 MARCH 6, 2016

REA

FAT

14.8 0.58 -0.080

-0.12

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

71

R PLUS 5224C

BLACK POLLEDPERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116109 LRPS 5224C 26 February 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S GGL 230K NAC MASTER 24M HAAS RANCH D52 MISS R PLUS 9171W SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL

71 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

7.4

4.4

66.1

102.7

5.7

49.7

MILK

REA

FAT

BW: 96 205 day: 877 365 day: 1368

MARB

16.6 0.62 -0.030 0.11

72

R+

72

R PLUS 5213C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161091 LRPS 5213C 24 February 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S

Dam of Lot 72 EPDs

CE

10.7

BLACK POLLED DAKOTA IPU BLACK DAKOTA 46G LBR C-361 MISS R PLUS 5055R R PLUS RED RIBEYE 1134L WFL RED DOLL 18N WFL RED DOLL 517H

We refer to his dam, 5055R, as the Marbling Queen. 3.2 61.3 89.1 10.8 52.4 21.4 0.82 -0.070 0.17 One of her claims to fame is she was the dam of the BW: 90 205 day: 770 365 day: 1372 sire of the great Moonshine bull at Doll's who went on to sire the great Bootlegger. 5213C is also top 4% marbling, top 15% ribeye and fat. BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

R+

73

R PLUS 5072C

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161076 LRPS 5072C 04 February 2015

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S

73 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

10.4

3.4

57.8 85.9

MCE

MWWT

6.5

43.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

14.5 0.38 -0.050 0.22 Page 38 MARCH 6, 2016

3C FULL FIGURES C288 BLK TWIN-CHIEF PRINCE 203P TWIN CHIEF MAGIC 23M MISS R PLUS 7086T LFE BRING IT BLACK 811K WFL MS 933J BLACK 5031R WFL BLACK 933 79L BW: 90 205 day: 855 365 day: 1386


R + Simmental sale Due to the size of our calving facilities and the number of cows we want to run, we need to lengthen our calving period. For that reason we have decided to hold over some high quality young calves and let them mature into coming two year olds. These are not at all left overs, these are bulls we felt were too young to offer as yearlings. As we move forward, we plan to offer more bulls this age for your evaluation.

R+

74

R PLUS 4388B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161205 LRPS 4388B 26 April 2014

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 1068Y DARREL YANK 1G MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 198L

PRL MAGNITUDE 362M PRL TOBASCO 201T PRL PE’PE 372P R PLUS 2151Z HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K

74 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MWWT

10.4 2.8 65.8 88.1 14.5 49.7 BW: 88 205 day: 889 365 day: 1446

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

16.8 0.87 -0.050 -0.25

We’ll lead this section off, with what we think is a high quality bull, out of the calving ease 2151Z Tobasco son and 1068Y, who is Redge’s full sister.

Page 39 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R+

75

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 4350B

BSF PUREBRED MALE BPG1161244 LRPS 4350B 04 April 2014

MEYER RANCH 734 3C MACHO M450 BZ 3C CROCUS H112 B GCF RESOLUTION U15 SAC MR MT 73G GCF MISS ZEIS MT N43 ZEIS MISS FORTUNE J79

BOZ REDCOAT PVF/SAS T32 DIRTY DOG KNIGHTS BLK MAGNOLIA 142 MISS R PLUS 9195W TNT DYNAMITE BLACK L137 MISS R PLUS 4006P TRIPLE C POWER TIME M67K

BW: 90 205 day: 803 365 day: 1475

EPDs CE

4.9

BW

3.0

WW

69.4

YW

98.3

MCE

10.0

MWWT

59.4

MILK

24.7

REA

0.78

FAT

-0.060

MARB

0.10

A real stout son of the popular Resolution. A maternal brother sells as Lot 16.

75

EPDs CE

R+

76

2.8

BW

2.7

WW

66.1

YW

94.1

MCE

3.5

MWWT

49.8

MILK

16.7

REA

0.32

FAT

-0.122

MARB

-0.13

R PLUS 4243B

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS113458 LRPS 4243B 15 March 2014

MEYER RANCH 734 3C MACHO M450 BZ 3C CROCUS H112 B GCF RESOLUTION U15 SAC MR MT 73G GCF MISS ZEIS MT N43 ZEIS MISS FORTUNE J79

R+

76 BW: 92 205 day: 764 365 day: 1414

SIMMENTAL/ANGUS - Cow 45K

Page 40 MARCH 6, 2016


R+

77

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 4250B

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS116124 LBRPS 4250B 17 March 2014

MR NLC SUPERIOR S6018 TNT TANKER U263 TNT MISS S17 LFE BS LEWIS 354Y LFE MR LEWIS 462P LFE READY TO TANGO 609S LFE CROCUS 624M LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 9042W SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 82 205 day: 816 365 day: 1397

R+

78

77 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.5

2.8

71.8 109.8 10.1

MWWT

56.4

MILK

REA

FAT

20.4 0.78 -0.030

MARB

-0.04

R PLUS 4136B

BLACK POLLED PERCENTAGE MALE PRS1134348 LRPS 4136B 16 February 2014

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X MISS R PLUS 8014U R PLUS RELOAD 2006Z RED BARON HR P101 IPU RED BARONESS 1T IPU MS BODYBUILDER 49P R PLUS BLACKEDGE R PLUS REDGE 8018U MISS R PLUS 3158N MISS R PLUS 38X SIMMENTAL/SIMMENTAL BW: 90 205 day: 743 365 day: 1271

R+

79

78 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

8.4

3.3

64.2 94.3

CE

BW

WW

12.5

1.9

55.1 76.0

MCE

MWWT

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

8.4

56.3

24.2 0.72 -0.065 -0.11

MCE

MWWT

MILK

9.7

40.8

R PLUS 4025B

BLACK PERCENTAGE MALE BPRS113406 LRPS 4025B 30 January 2014

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 2144Z SIMMENTAL/ANGUS BW: 86 205 day: 671 365 day: 1199

79 EPDs

Page 41 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

REA

FAT

MARB

13.2 0.64 -0.051 -0.11

R+


R + Simmental sale

80

R+

R PLUS 4056B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1134158 LRPS 4056B 04 February 2014

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N RLA REDSTREAM 152S MFR HONOR ROLL 21X D BAR C BLK LACE 5103R MISS R PLUS 2047Z SCISSORS UNDENIABLE 14U PRAIRIE WIND 21X PRAIRIE WIND 61S

80 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

15.2

-1.2

53.7 76.8 11.7

MWWT

45.0

MILK

REA

FAT

18.1 0.64 -0.058

MARB

BW: 70 205 day: 605 365 day: 1208

-0.15

R+

81

R PLUS 4072B

BBF SCURRED PUREBRED MALE BPG1134174 MRLB 4072B 07 February 2014

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JS SURE BET 4T JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P DRAKE POKER FACE 2X TCF/RCC TEMPTATION GJ640 DRAKE TULA 1R DCC 5N PRAIRE WIND MUMBOJUMBO 8S RDD72W RDD MS 87P MISS R PLUS 2374Z LAZY S BLACK 29N MISS R PLUS 8212U MISS R PLUS 964J

81 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

11.8

2.4

61.0 88.7 11.9

MWWT

46.5

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

16.0 0.60 -0.058 -0.10

BW: 84 205 day: 652 365 day: 1295

R+

82

R PLUS 4326B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1134702 LRPS 4326B 30 March 2014

MEYER RANCH 734 3C MACHO M450 BZ 3C CROCUS H112 B GCF RESOLUTION U15 SAC MR MT 73G GCF MISS ZEIS MT N43 ZEIS MISS FORTUNE J79

82 EPDs

R+

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

7.3

2.8

59.7 71.2 10.4

MWWT

44.6

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

14.6 0.84 -0.043 -0.14 Page 42 MARCH 6, 2016

LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 8038U LAZY S BLACK 29N MISS R PLUS 6016S MISS R PLUS 83K BW: 90 205 day: 783 365 day: 1194


R+

83

R + Simmental sale

R PLUS 4091B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE TW BPG1134194 MRLB 4091B 10 February 2014

S-PAW BLK SHOW OFF 5S FOXY ROCKSTAR FOXY LADY KEEPSAKE R PLUS HARD ROCK 145X R PLUS BLACKEDGE MISS R PLUS 8014U MISS R PLUS 6046S LAZY S BLACK 29N R PLUS BLACKEDGE SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS R PLUS 8077U LFE MR LEWIS 376J R PLUS 3231N MISS R PLUS 964J BW: 78 205 day: 732 365 day: 1361

R+

84

83 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

9.8

4.0

65.0 93.4 10.1

MWWT

52.2

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

19.7 0.77 -0.077 -0.09

R PLUS 4281B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1134617 LRPS 4281B 23 March 2014

MEYER RANCH 734 3C MACHO M450 BZ 3C CROCUS H112 B GCF RESOLUTION U15 SAC MR MT 73G GCF MISS ZEIS MT N43 ZEIS MISS FORTUNE J79 LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 MISS R PLUS 6040S LFE MR LEWIS 376J MISS R PLUS 198L KAPPES MICK’S IMAGE H22 BW: 90 205 day: 801 365 day: 1372

R+

85

84 EPDs

CE

BW

WW

YW

MCE

5.5

3.3

77.6 98.9 10.5

MWWT

54.9

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

16.0 0.70 -0.076 -0.90

R PLUS 4236B

BLACK POLLED PUREBRED MALE BPG1161236 LRPS 4236B 12 March 2014

LAZY S BLACK STETSON 129L LAZY S BLACK 29N BDV BONDIE K41 R PLUS BLACKEDGE HC POWER DRIVE 88H SUN STAR MISS DRIVE MISS MILE WEST 40K HC POWER DRIVE 88H PARKWOOD MR.NAVAJO 53N OSR MISS ADVANTAGE 110E MISS GJR 52T BLACK POLLED DAKOTA MISS GJR DAKOTA 50F MISS GJR 13C

85 EPDs

BW: 94 205 day: 824 365 day: 1352

CE

BW

WW

9.9

3.1

64.5 98.8 12.2

Page 43 MARCH 6, 2016

YW

MCE

MWWT

47.8

MILK

REA

FAT

MARB

15.5 0.91 -0.040 -0.11

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

100 PICK OF THE 2015 HEIFER CALVES

R Plus pick of the entire 2015 heifer crop. We have decided to offer this as we have not been selling many females in the last few years. We enjoy breeders making their pick and watching their program flourish. Choice must be made by April 1, 2016.

Examples of Females Sold...

R+

Page 44 MARCH 6, 2016


R + Simmental sale

Page 45 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


R + Simmental sale

R+

Page 46 MARCH 6, 2016


R + Simmental sale R+ have established themselves as one of the leading Ultrasound Carcass Evaluation Programs in the Simmental Breed. Not only do they evaluate their own bulls for their customers, but they also use carcass evaluation as a selection tool for securing new headline herdsires. Following the R+ example not only helps out R+ but we believe that your program will improve as well. Remember the R+ Brand of Confidence.

What is Ultrasound? Ultrasound has become an everyday use of “frequencies” to detect those things that we can not normally see with our naked eye. Example: (Medical World - it is used for a host of functions from detecting bodily problems to detecting the sex of a young couples first new born). In the outside world it is used to detect cracks or possible structural flaws in all types of equipment from bridges to engines. In beef cattle it is used to detect three major components of a live animals carcass composition; that being muscle (meat), fat thickness and IMF (Intra Muscular Fat or Marbling). As well, it is quite commonly used to detect the sex of embryos being carried with an amazingly high degree of accuracy. When is it used? For any meaningful information it is best done during some relative time period similar to what slaughter ages are to be. The CUP system adjusts the carcass information to one year of age (similar to adjusted yearling weights). This then gives us at least a simple level playing field for making choices or decisions within common groups. How are the Measurements Expressed? Rib Fat - either in inches .3 inches or in mm’s 8 mm AREA - usually in square inches IMF or MB - as a % of that area (eg. 4.2 = 4.2%) RP = Retail Product - is a % of a saleable carcass

Why ultrasound, or better yet should we pay attention to this information? Within the seedstock industry it seems like a distant or vague result that holds little real value, but in the commercial cattle world this tool of using ultrasound has become a well documented practice that when used has resulted in a clean, positive, decision making management choice resulting in extra profits of $30 per head and higher. The ultrasound carcass evaluation when used a short time (7 - 10 days) prior to slaughter simply allowed the seller to market on a grid system or not at an optimal time. (This live pre-sort has resulted in an 80% 95% degree of accuracy following slaughter. The pre slaughter carcass data corresponded to slaughter data with measuring IMF and Fat to this degree of accuracy). As well reportedly we find major players in the North American slaughter industry securing software programs to in fact use this technology for a much more economic decision on their front. “Apparently the information is not as vague as we may believe.” What is good or what is bad? None of the figures or information is bad - the information should help us identify which animals or groups of animals are superior for different traits, ie the high IMF bulls could be sourced to use on Continental cows who may well have lower IMF tendencies, or, large AREA bulls or sire groups could be used on low yield, easy fleshing British cows whose IMF genetic makeup could already be abundant. Remember Retail Product (RP) takes a combination of this information into account. So is there a right answer?? Not at all, but there certainly is an advantage to you the buyer using this information if the bulls or sires are identified.

The first thing producers want to know about ultrasound is: How accurate is it? The answer to the question depends on who does the actual scanning of the animals and who interprets the images. Ultrasound data on these bulls was collected and analysed by a technician that is certified by AUP and CUP. This means that the technician has met the standards set by many breed associations. The accuracy, although not perfect, is high enough that bulls selected based on ultrasound results in positive genetic change in progeny carcass traits. Heritability for carcass traits are moderate to high, which is slightly higher that birth weights, weaning weights, and yearling weights. IMF (Inter muscular Fat or Marbling) IMF is the best indication that we have to tell us what kind of eating experience we will have when eating beef. Extensive research shows that average AAA and above marbling produces the most satisfied consumers. As marbling increases so does the juiciness, the flavorfulness, and the tenderness. This may not always be true but for the most part AAA marbling producers more satisfied customers that does A or AA marbling carcasses. Back Fat (BF mm) Fat depth influences lean meat yield. Fat bulls have less lean meat/ muscle in the carcass. The fat measurement also gives an indication of the bulls fleshing ability. Calves from a bull with very little fat may finish too slowly in the feedlot. Body condition score (fat depth) in females is related to their ability to reach puberty at an early age, produce milk, rebreed and maintain a short calving interval. On the other hand, bulls carrying excessive fat may suffer reduced fertility. Adjusted Ribeye Area (AREA in2) The AREA is the largest muscle in the body at birth so AREA gives an indication of overall carcass muscling (measured in inches) and adjusted to one year of age. RP (Retail Product/Cutability/% LMY) RP is the percentage lean meat yield in the carcass. Yield grade is an important factor in both Canada and the US. Producing calves with a high genetic potential for this trait can be an important objective of a breeding program. Back fat will reduce yield by 7 to 8 times what REA will increase yield. Summary Like all traits we should avoid the extremes. Moderation is the key. As producers we need to evaluate our own females and then decide what kind of progeny we want to produce and this should dictate what kind of sire we want to purchase.

Carcass Data, done by Rod Wendorff, Windy Ridge Ultrasounding, will be available after February 20.

Page 47 MARCH 6, 2016

R+


OPTIMAL BOVINES INC.

#407 - 4808 Ross St. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X5

03070247 PLEASE DELIVER BY February 19, 2016

N

HWY 18

HWY 39

Estevan HWY 39

HWY 18

R+

Profile for Bohrson Marketing Services Ltd.

R Plus Simmentals 16th Annual Bull Sale 2016  

Estevan, SK

R Plus Simmentals 16th Annual Bull Sale 2016  

Estevan, SK