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Bulls With More Information Than Anywhere Else!

4 miles N of Airdrie on the Dickson-Stevenson Trail (Main Street North). E on Twp. Rd. 280 .5 mile. 30 - Long Yearling Bulls - Reds -Blacks Limousin, Angus, Gelbvieh and Simmental Genetics Sale day phone: (403) 948-4768 Randy cell: (403) 540-5949 Rhonda cell:(403) 850-3482 Brandon cell: (403)993-1759

10 a.m.: Cattle on display Coffee and muffins 12 Noon: Complimentary Lunch 2 p.m: R & R Acres’ 17th Beefmaker Bull Sale 3 p.m.: Refreshments Auctioneer: Dan Skeels (403) 783-1217 cell. Ringman: Joe Farris (250) 558-8745 Ringman: Andy Rest, Limousin Today (406) 670-5678 cell.

Storm Date: Sunday, February 4th.

Randy & Rhonda, Brandon & Kate Bollum RR1, Site 11, Box 10 Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3 (403) 948-4768 randy@limousinleader.com www.limousinleader.com

• Individual Animal Feed Efficiency Data ( RFI ) As leaders in the field of testing for feed efficiency, this is our 14th consecutive year of measuring individual animal Residual Feed Intake (RFI) or Net Feed Efficiency and Straight Feed Conversion. All R&R bulls have individual animal net feed efficiency and straight feed conversion data. This is also our 10th year for testing our complete heifer crop. • All Long Yearlings Virile bulls ready to cover lots of ground. They were “coasted” through their first winter, you can treat them rougher than spring yearling calves, and are slowly developed with lots of exercise plus they haven’t seen as much feed as full two year olds elsewhere. They aren’t picked over. • Performance Tested, Carcass Ultrasound Measured More years of data in more traits than anyone in the Canadian beef seedstock business. • Board until April 1. We’ll care for your purchases for a nominal $5 per day. We suggest you purchase insurance, though. • Delivery assistance. You tell us when and where you want them, and we’ll get it done for you. Don’t worry - we’ll do the legwork and get your bulls home at the lowest cost possible. • Guaranteed homozygous polled bulls. Most are homozygous polled. Homozygous polled cattle will genetically dehorn every calf, even from horned cows. • Easy calving identified bloodlines. We know what our bulls, their siblings and their cow families have done in the past - no unpleasant surprises. • Guaranteed homozygous black bulls. We’ve designed them and paid the tab to DNA test them so you’ll be guaranteed a uniform all-black calf crop from non-diluter red or black cows. DNA tests that were requested to confirm were done at GeneSeek (Igenity). Our bulls are free of the spotting and diluter genes. • None Held Back All our bulls are offered, with everyone getting fair chance to own them. None pre-sold, none consigned to other events, and none held back for only our own use. • Proven Sire Groups Not only do we have sire groups, but there are also other sets of closely related bulls to sire uniform calf crops in multiple bull cow herds. • DNA Marker Testing for Leptin, Tenderness, Marbling, and other Carcass Traits. Several sires, dams, plus all our sale bulls for the past 12 years have had DNA Marker Profiles or individual trait DNA tests done helping us identify indicators of superior genetics for these carcass and meat quality traits.


Welcome from R & R Thanks for taking time to look into the R&R Acres’ offering for 2018 - we think you will enjoy searching for the genetics to help make your beef business easier, more progressive, more profitable and more enjoyable. If you are not already familiar with our program, by the time you look through these pages, you will have a very good idea of what these bulls are all about - without even seeing them in real life. Call for a pre-sale video, stop by ahead of the auction for a look, or be here sale day and you can confirm that they are every bit as good when you analyze them in person. Here’s a few things I’ll point out to help in your search: • There are more of our “SimTender” bulls this year. Designed to enhance the tenderness genes, along with all the usual other good traits. • These “SimTender” bulls have the “SMTR” in their names. • Our percentage Simmental bulls are double registered in both the Canadian Limousin and Canadian Simmental Associations. Progeny can be registered in either association, and their EPDs, performance data, etc. will be attributed to their calves’ EPDs. Look for outcross pedigrees you could use. • Our feed to gain ratios are very good, but maybe the most interesting results of this year’s test was this - the very worst bull (became a steer) in the entire calf crop had a feed to gain ratio of 6.08 lbs. feed to 1 lb. gain. That’s the worst one! Lots of feed trials would like to have that conversion for their best ones! We are making progress. • Bull photos were taken mid November 2017. • New Spring 2018 EPDs will be published in January 2018. We will have the new data available then, and available on supplemental sheets sale day. • Let me help you in your search for the genetics you need. Tell me what you are looking for, or tell me about your females and I can guide you to achieve your goals - both short term and long range. • Get set early - there’s always some good buying opportunities at our auction, one of the earliest of the bull sale season. Prices usually rise as the season goes on. • Plan to make it a fun day out to the bull sale - involve the whole family. See our incentive on page 6 by bringing the whole family.

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Randy & Rhonda, Brandon & Kate Bollum

New Spring 2018 EPDs have been updated in this version of our sale catalog.


Individual Animal Feed Efficiency Testing

The seventeenth group of bulls completes test.

The data is in for the seventeenth set of R & R Acres’ bulls to complete the individual animal feed efficiency trial. All the 2016 born R&R Acres’ heifers were also feed efficiency tested again this year. Measuring individual animal feed efficiency is a relatively rare occurance because of the difficulty in accurately and cost effectively measuring daily feed intake of each animal. By using the feeding bunks and electronic system developed by GrowSafe Systems, continual 24 hour a day monitoring of each cattle’s feed consumption is recorded for a 70 day plus trial period. The first set of bulls to use the new machines at Cattleland started their test November 10, 2004 that ran through February 3, 2005. There were several breeds of bulls going through this first round to gather information as to their ability to convert feed to pounds of gain. Bulls were also ultrasound measured for carcass traits upon completion of test. Since then, the R&R Acres’ bulls and females have had individual animal feed efficiency tests done on the whole calf crop to get an accurate measure on the whole group.

Why measure feed efficiency? The cost of feed is second only to fixed costs in importance to the profitability of commercial beef operations and 70-75% of the total dietary energy cost in beef production is used for maintenance, including maintenance of the dam. In addition, a 5% improvement in feed efficiency could have an economic impact four times greater than a 5% improvement in average daily gain. Defining residual feed intake Net feed efficiency or net feed intake (NFI) or residual feed intake (RFI) is defined as the difference between an animal's actual feed intake and its expected feed requirements for maintenance and growth. Thus, it is the variation in feed intake that remains after the requirements for maintenance and growth have been removed. Like a golf score, a lower value is better and indicates an efficient animal. Considerable variation exists between individual animals within breeds or genetic strains in RFI. This infers that substantial progress can be made in RFI or feed efficiency since the heritability of the trait is approximately 40%. -2-

The trial The main purpose of this trial is to identify feed efficient breeding cattle. Ultimately the efficiency of the cow herd and feeder cattle can be improved to reduce unit costs of production. The R & R bulls R & R Acres is the only bull supplier in Canada that has tested their entire bull calf crops for Net Feed Efficiency for the last 14 years in a row. Using Feed Efficiency Data Use individual animal feed efficiency data in the selection process for purchasing your breeding stock. Dramatic cost savings can be gained with this moderately heritable trait in the feedlot cattle, as well as in the cow herd.

Feed Efficiency is Really A Cow Herd Trait ...not just a feedlot trait.


“Beefmaker” Bulls and © “Milkmaid” Females ©

When “Pounds Per Acre” Matters

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How To Read Charts Color and polledness are identified as homozygous or heterozygous if known. If DNA tests for color and polledness were done, the genomics company performing the test is listed in parenthesis eg. Igenity (Igen.).

Het. Black (Igen) Homo Polled 92% Purebred Bwt: 85 unassisted Adj. Wwt: 539 Index: 102.2 Yrlg. Frame Score: 6.0

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Actual % Limousin blood, etc. Actual birthweight and calving ease. Actual gestation length if available is in footnotes.

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Leptin DNA: TT - Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA - Homo Favorable

Birthdate

CPM 123456

Tattoo

Registration #

Weaning weight adjusted to a standard 205 day weight. The index compares this animal to the others in this contemporary group. A 100 index is average. A 110 index is 10% heavier than the group average. Hip heights taken at a year of age converted to a Beef Improvement Federation universal frame score chart on a 1-10 system where a 10 is the tallest animal.

Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

from Fall 2017 International Limousin or Simmental Genetic Evaluations (see page 54 for EPD definitions)

Dam’s Teat/Udder Score: Teat Size

Udder Suspension

50 - best, very small

50 - best, very tight, well suspended udder

40 - small

40 - tight

30 - intermediate / moderate

30 - intermediate / moderate

20 - large

20 - large

05 - very large, balloon shaped

05 - very pendulous

The udder score is a four digit code, with the first 2 digits representing the teat size and the second two digits representing the udder suspension, within 24 hours of calving.

R&R Acres Leaders in Feed Efficiency Testing Nearly every bull in this offering has individual animal feed efficiency data on every animal in its first 2 generations - either actual feed intake data and/or actual data on multiple progeny. Use our 14 years of research to improve your net profit.

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with increased meat tenderness and marbling.

Ultrasound Carcass measurements. Ribeye areas are square inches per 100 lbs. live wt. Backfat is in inches. Marbling is % Intramuscular fat (IMF). All are official CUP Lab certified.

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R & R Beefmaker 212S 20 July 2006 RRA 212S

Quantum Genetix DNA tests for the Leptin Gene - homozygous favorable genotype is associated with increased appetite, increased rate of gain, increased fat deposition, and Figures in this column indicate the top increased milk butterfat. % of the breed they rank in. Example: A Quantum Genetix DNA tests for 20 indicates this bull is in the top 20% of the PMCH Gene - homozygous favorable genotype is associated the breed for this trait. EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-1.2

0.32

30

CED

7.7

.21

50

BW

3.8

.36

90

WW

54

.30

10

YW

95.6

.26

20

PWG

41.7

CEM

10.9

.21

2

Milk

28.5

.22

10

TotMat

55.5

.25

SC

.8

.31

DOC

28.3

.20

Stay

16.5

PE

60

CW

23.7

.23

40

All EPDs are from the most current Spring 2018 International Limousin or Simmental Genetic Evaluations

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.62

.23

FAT

-.01

.24

20

MARB

.01

.22

40

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.45

-

13

Marb.

3.10

95

35

% Lean Meat

67.3

-

31

Blue chart boxes = Limousin Red chart boxes = Simmental

Indexes and Ranks are within this test group. Scan data adjusted to 1 year of age. % Lean Meat Yields and ribeye are not indexed. A 100 index is average. A 110 index is 10% above average of the group, etc.

Residual Feed Intake (RFI) = lbs. Net Feed Eff .18 30 feed “dry matter”. Lower is better. Residual Feed Intake Feed Conv. 3.0 3 Feed Conversion = lbs. dry matter (also known as ADG 4.2 120 5 per lb. gain. Lower is better. Net Feed Efficiency) Ave. Daily Gain = lb. gain per day. (RFI), Higher is better. Straight Feed Index and rank are within Conversion this group. and Average Daily Net Feed Efficiency and Gain on Feed Conversions are not Performance Test indexed.

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Our 14 years of experience of individual animal feed efficiency testing has taught us many things, including there is a huge difference among cattle... and you certainly can not tell them apart simply by looking at them! Feed Efficiency is 40% heritable. This set of bulls is 30% better than industry average. Use the data to improve your calf crops and your cow herds. Feed efficient cows eat less every day for the 1015 years she’s in the herd.

Tenderness is one of the consumers’ top requirements for an enjoyable eating experience, but nobody else in the seedstock business is doing anything to attain it. We aim to make our beef predictably tender - right from the start genetically predictably tender - every time.

Once you start a replacement heifer in your cow herd, the more years she stays producing, the more profitable your cow herd is. The R&R Acres’ herd is built around well proven sires that are Breed Trait Leaders for Stayability EPDs (number of years a cow stays in the herd). Many of our cows produce well into their teens, and are probably treated rougher than you care for your own cows. -5-


Walter & Harriet Bollum

Henry & Marilyn Bollum

Randy & Rhonda Bollum

Some folks just don’t get it. They think owning cattle makes no sense. It takes too much time, too much equipment, not to mention the expense. But the fondest memories of my life -they might think sound funny were made possible by Mom and Dad, who took the time and spent the money.

Brandon, Kate Bollum

You see, the most important lessons helping values grow so strong, come from loving cattle and passing that tradition on. Author unknown

Here’s your Incentive to Start Your Own Tradition Why not make it an annual tradition for your own family to enjoy a day off the farm going to a fun bull sale. Get the grandparents, Dad & Mom, plus the kids that will someday take over the reins of operating the farm or ranch and enjoy a day taking in our bull sale. We’ll give you $50 rebate if you buy a bull. Three generations need to be present - identify yourself when you register for a buyer number sale day. -6-


Heterozygous Black

91% Pb. Limousin

Homozygous Polled

R&R Beefmaker 7Z 31 May 2012

RRA 7Z

CPM0215542

Wulfs Titus 2149T Sire: Wulfs Xtractor X233X Wulfs Myrlene 2332M JCL Lodestar 27L Dam: R&R Milkmaid 143R R&R Miss Dakota 65M Bwt: 98 Unasst. Adj.Wwt: 535 Index:100.8 Adj.Ywt: 1205 Index: 106.7 Yrl. Frame Score: 5.2 Leptin DNA: TT -Homo Favorable • In our 2014 Bull Sale he ranked #1 for RFI, #3 for straight feed conversion, #3 for % lean meat yield, and #6 for both average daily gain and ribeye area - a cattle feeder’s dream. • Unique pedigree for Canada - some of the breed’s elite, well proven sires. • Homozygous favorable for Leptin. • Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. • No Semen has been sold. 2013 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.37

-

6

Backfat

.07

-

-

Marb.

2.48

106.9

%LMY

68.5

-

Het. Black (Igen)

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-1.77

-

1

12

Feed Conv.

3.91

-

3

3

ADG

4.73

-

6

89% Limousin

GEST -4.7(.49)

Top

CED 7(.50) CEM 4 (.41) BW 0.4(.56) WW 90(.50) YW 148(.51) MA 28(.40) TM 73

10%

35%

60%

15%

3%

1%

35%

4%

SC 1.30 (.38) DOC 38(.22) STAY 6(.21) CW 59(.41) REA .61 (.26) FAT -0.10(.37) MARB -.32 (.29) Top

5%

2%

65%

2%

35%

10%

55%

Homo Polled (Igen)

R&R Beefmaker 32A 13 June 2013

RRA 32A

CXM4074373

LVLS Polled Justice Sire: HUNT Mr. Jock 44J HUNT Miss Giggle 129G R&R Beefmaker 3P Dam: R&R Milkmaid 109U R&R Milkmaid 61N BW: 89 Adj. Wwt: 584 Index: 112 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.9 Leptin DNA: TT - Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA - Homo Favorable

Adj. Ywt: 1195 Index: 113.1

• He was a contender for our 2015 “Cattle College” Bull ranking high in several traits including #3 for average daily gain, #9 for straight feed conversion, and #11-13 for marbling, % lean meat yield and ribeye. GEST -3.0(.33) CED 4(.38) CEM 11 (.26) BW 2.4(.45) WW 88(.40) YW 153(.43) MA 30(.25) TM 74 • These are his first sons in this sale - all are superior for RFI! • Dam is the #2 ranked cow in Canada for marbling on the Fall ‘17 Top 45% 65% 2% 45% 4% 1% 25% 4% Proven Dam Trait Leader List. • Dam had a high 7 DNA marker score for Igenity % Choice and SC 2.0 (.44) DOC 34(.24) STAY 9(.17) CW 65(.35) REA .50 (.24) FAT -0.06(.36) MARB -.15 (.27) Marbling. 1% 4% 40% 1% 55% 65% 20% • A maternal brother to his dam was our #1 RFI and #1 Straight Top Feed Conversion Bull in our 2007 sale 2014 Year Index Rank • A maternal brother sells in this sale as lot 19. Data Adj. Net Feed .61 15 • Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. Eff (RFI) Ribeye 1.13 13 • No semen has been sold. Backfat • All of his first calves proved superior for RFI! .11 Marb.

2.75

98.1

11

%LMY

66.5

-

12

-7-

Feed Conv.

5.10

-

9

ADG

4.09

128.2

3


Homo Black

Pb. Simmental

Homo Polled

CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z Born: 20 Feb 2012 FGN 5048Z

US 2703910

Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C SIngletary S3H Lucas Josie 19K HTP SVF in Dew Time Dam: CCR Ms 4045 Time 7322T CCR Ms Pretty 4045P BW: 85

Adj. Wwt: 788 Adj Ywt:1,300 Yrlg frame score: 6.3

• Some of his first sons in Canada sell. • On the Fall ‘17 American Simmental Genetic Evaluation, he ranks in the top 1% of the breed for 7 traits including weaning weight, total maternal, docility, marbling, shear force (tenderness), All Purpose Index, and Terminal Index plus in the top 5-10% for calving ease, yearling weight and carcass weight. Amazing! • Non-diluter, non-spotter.

CE 17.5(.90) BW 1.8(.94) WW 85.9(.93) YW 117.2(.92) ADG .20(.92) MCE 13.5(.87) MA 36.9(.87 ) MWW 79.9 (.89) Top

1%

50%

1%

5%

10%

10%

1%

1%

STAY 8.8 (.47) DOC 15.2(.63) CW 41.1(.61) YG -.11 (.43) MARB .68(.52) BF .008(.49) REA .78(.46) SHR -.56(.17) API 163 Top

80%

1%

10%

99%

1%

99%

55%

TI 97.3

1%

1%

Red

Homo Polled

1%

(ASA Spr ‘18 EPDs) Pb. SImmental

WS Beef Maker R13 Born: 06 Feb 2005 FGN 13R

US 2289889

Nichols Blk Destiny G151 Sire: Hooks Shear Force 38K C&D Tracy R Plus Red Ribeye 1134L Dam: DCR Ms Ribeye N72 DCR Miss Zinger Bwt: 99 Index 104 Adj.Wwt: 795 Index:102 Ywt. 1,367 Index:106 • On the Fall ‘17 American Simmental Genetic Evaluation his well proven EPDs rank him in the top 1-3% of the breed for 6 traits including total maternal, yield grade, marbling, ribeye area, All Purpose Index and Terminal Index plus he’s in the top 10-15% for calving ease, weaning weight, maternal calving ease, milk and docility. • His ShearForce EPD (tenderness) is in the top 25% of the breed and his progeny here come through with the better Igenity Tenderness DNA scores too. • Non diluter, non-spotter. CE 10.0(.19) BW 2.2(.30) WW 84.3(.23) YW 123.4(.26) ADG .24(.26) MCE -.9(.09) MA 19.3(.11 ) MWW 61.4(.15) Top

45%

60%

1%

2%

10%

99%

65%

10%

STAY 14.2(.80) DOC 13.6(.86) CW 45.9(.22) YG -.34(.46) MARB .60(.77) BF-.047(.74) REA 1.13(.75) SHR-.38(.20) Top

15% API 161.7

Top

10%

4%

40%

1%

75%

TI 92.9

1%

1%

(ASA Spr ‘18 EPDs) -8-

4%

25%

2006 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.10

107

-

Backfat

.14

74

-

Marb.

3.34

134

-

%LMY

-

-

-


Homo Black (Igen.)

Homo Polled

R&R Beefmaker 46Y 1 July 2011

RRA 46Y

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 21U R&R Milkmaid 90P

87% Limousin CXM4073790

JCL Lodestar 27L Dam: R&R Milkmaid 77T R&R Milkmaid 142R

Bwt: 94 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 584 Index: 116.8 Adj. Ywt: 1248 Index: 117.2 • Fall ‘17 EPDs rank him in the top 3-15% of the breed for 7 traits including weaning weight, yearlng weight, calving ease maternal, scrotal, docility, carcass weight and ribeye area. • He was in contention for our “Cattle College Bull” in our 2013 sale where he ranked #3 for ribeye, #5 for marbling, #5 for % lean meat yield, and #6 for RFI and had an outstanding 4.12 lbs feed to lb. gain in a very competitive group. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50.She has a son in this sale that sells as lot 7. • Dam is a CLA Super Elite Dam. • Homozygous favorable for PMCH (tenderness) and heterozgygous favorable for Leptin. • Owned by North Slope Farm Inc., Bawlf, AB

GEST -2.0(.36) Top

75%

CED 3(.56) CEM 10 (.47) BW 3.8(.63) WW 86(.57) YW 124(.57) MA 18(.44) TM 61 75%

4%

75%

10%

10%

95%

40%

SC 1.5 (.44) DOC 30(.42) STAY 8(.10) CW 49(.45) REA .71 (.23) FAT -0.04(.37) MARB -.30 (.27) Top

3%

10%

50%

5%

20%

85%

50%

2014 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.43

-

3tie

Backfat

.09

-

Marb.

2.74

%LMY

68.2

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.99

-

6

-

Feed Conv.

4.12

-

14

133.6

5

ADG

4.12

100

-

-

5

Homo Black

Homo Polled

Pb. Simmental

Triple C Singletary S3H 4 Mar 2006

S3H

US 2341645

Nichols Legacy G151 Sire: Hooks Shear Force 38K C&D Tracy Ellingson Black Perfector Dam: Lucas Josie 19K RIV Blk Josie 43B 755G Bwt:91 lbs. Index:NA Wwt:752 Index:100 Ywt: 1,325 Index: 100

• On the Fall ‘17 American Simmental Genetic Evaluation, his well proven EPDs rank him in the top 1-3% of the breed for 9 traits including weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, docility, carcass weight, marbling, ribeye area, Shear Force (tenderness), and Terminal Index plus in the top 10% for average daily gain, maternal cavling ease, milk and All Purpose Index. • Non-diluter, non-spotter.

ASA Spr ‘18 EPDs CED 5.2(.91) BW 3.8(.92) WW 82.2(.92) YW 127(.92) ADG .28(.92) MCE 12.8(.90) MA 27.1(.90) MWW 68.3(.91) STAY 8.1(.62) Top

90%

90%

2%

1%

10%

10%

15%

1%

85%

DOC 14.4(.72) CW 50.9(.61) YG -.32(.52) MARB .78 (.67) BF -.044(.64) REA 1.15(.64) SHR -.47 (.20) API 150.7 TI 94.5 Top

3%

2%

50%

1%

75%

4% -9-

3%

4%

1%

2007 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.24

113

-

Backfat

.18

86

-

Marb.

3.59

139

-

%LMY

-

-

-


Top % Lean Meat Yield Bull

Cattle College Bull

1

Het Black (Igen) Het Polled (Igen) 89% Limo Bwt: 92 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 708 Index: 111 Adj. Ywt: 1463 Index: 130 Yrl Frame Score: 7 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 116D 08-Jun-16

RRA 116D

CXM4084448

Wulfs Xtractor X233X Sire: R&R Beefmaker 7Z R&R Milkmaid 143R

2017 Data

R&R Milkmaid 40W - dam of lot 1

HUNT Mr. Jock 44J Dam: R&R Milkmaid 40W R&R Milkmaid 104P • • • • • • •

• • •

Our 2018 Sale “Cattle College” Bull - best compilation of statistical data. #1 Lean Meat Yield, #3 Average Daily Gain, #8 Ribeye Area. Absolute super quiet disposition. Fall ‘17 EPDs rank him in the top 1-10% of the breed for 8 traits! High performing dam had a 91 lb. birthweight, indexed 110 at weaning, was 120.2 at yearling, indexed 117.5 for ribeye and had a real good marbling scan of 3.29 with only .20 in. fat. Dam’s progeny records include 3 birthweight indexes of 100, 4 progeny at weaning indexing 114, 4 at yearling indexing 115, and 4 ribeye area indexes at a whopping 127. Wow! On the Fall ‘17 National Cattle Evaluation, R&R Milkmaid 40W’s EPDs rank her in the top 1% of the breed for weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, carcass weight and ribeye area, as well as being in the top 2-15% of the breed for milk, calving ease maternal, scrotal, docility and marbling. R&R Milkmaid 40W is a Fall 2017 Proven Dam Trait Leader for Weaning Weight (#8), Yearling Weight (#5). Total Maternal (#9), and Carcass Weight (#6). Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. Actual gestation length: 288 days.

Ribeye Backfat Marb. %LMY

Year Adj.

1.37 .10 1.88 70.6

Index

114 96 -

Rank

4 16 1

R&R Beefmaker 28C Maternal brother to lot 1 from our 2017 sale where he ranked #4 for average daily gain, was one of the top sellers, and is the #1 bull in Canada on the Fall ‘17 Young Sire Trait Leader List for Yearling Weight. -10-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.7

.24

20

CED

4

.29

60

BW

3.2

.32

60

WW

104

.28

1

YW

180

.30

1

CEM

6

.21

25

Milk

31

.20

20

TotMat

83

-

1

SC

1.60

.23

1

DOC

33

.12

2

Stay

8

.13

60

CW

83

.25

1

REA

.75

.12

5

FAT

-.05

.30

85

MARB

-.24

.19

20

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.15

-

18

Feed Conv.

5.26

-

10

ADG

5.39

129

3


130 2

Het Black Homo Polled 92% Limo Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 615 Index: 105 Adj. Ywt: 1258 Index: 119 Yrl Frame Score: 6.8 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 3

2017 Data Ribeye

R&R Beefmaker 130D 01-Jul-16

RRA 130D

CXM4084460

Wulfs Xtractor X233X R&R Beefmaker 37W Sire: R&R Beefmaker 7Z Dam: R&R Milkmaid 51Z R&R Milkmaid 143R R&R Cherry Red 84K • #3 Lean Meat Yield and #11 Ribeye Area. • Ultra quiet disposition. Dam’s birthweight was 77 lbs., she indexed 108 at • weaning, indexed 115.6 for yearling wt. and scanned a great 4.06% IMF to index 108 for marbling. • Dam’s progeny indexes include 3 birthweights averaging 87 lbs, 3 weaning weight indexes of 104, 2 yearling wts at 104 index, 3 ribeye area indexes at 10, and 3 marbling indexes of 105. • Dam is bred for calving ease, milk and marbling. Her Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 1-15% of the breed for gestation length, calving ease direct, birthweight, milk, total maternal, calving ease direct, scrotal and marbling. • Dam is a Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader for milk. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 282 days.

R&R Beefmaker 37W - sire of lot 21’s dam. Astounding straight feed conversion of 2.72 to 1 ranking him #1 in our 2011 sale. He also ranked #2 for RFI at -1.24 and #5 for average daily gain. On top of that, he’s #3 for ribeye area at a thick 1.54 square inches per 100 lbs. live wt. A full sister to “37W” raised the top RFI bull in our entire 2009 born group of calves at -3.05. -11-

Year Adj.

1.29

Index

-

Rank

6

Backfat

.06

85

-

Marb.

1.0

48

29

%LMY

68.6

-

3

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.17

-

15

Feed Conv.

5.47

-

18

ADG

4.23

102

20

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-5.6

.21

1

CED

8.0

.30

15

BW

.1

.33

10

WW

79

.29

10

YW

139

.31

1

CEM

5

.22

40

Milk

36

.21

4

TotMat

75

-

1

SC

1.7

.22

1

DOC

32

.11

3

Stay

5

.11

85

CW

53

.26

2

REA

.73

.15

10

FAT

-.08

.29

35

MARB

-.37

.17

75

R&R Beefmaker 58C Maternal brother to lot 2 from our 2017 Sale that was one of the top sellers, ranked #1 for straight feed conversion at 4.13 to 1, ranked #1 for marbling at 3.77 percent IMF, was #4 for RFI at -1.78, and ranked #11 for average daily gain at 4.64 lbs. per day.


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Homo Black (Igen) Homo Polled 90% Limo Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 649 Index: 111 Adj. Ywt: 1304 Index: 124 Yrl Frame Score: 6.8 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Beefmaker 117D 06-Jun-16

RRA 117D

CPM4084456

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Wulfs Xtractor X233X Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A Dam: R&R Milkmaid 48Z R&R Milkmaid 109U R&R Milkmaid 143R • A strong contender for our “Cattle College” Bull ranking #6 for RFI, #9 for straight feed conversion, #9 for average daily gain, and #11 for % lean meat yield. • Dam’s 3 calves averaged 85 lbs at birth - all unassisted of course. • Dam first calved at 23 months, unassisted, and rebred every year on first AI service to maintain a 369 day calving interval. • Dam indexed 112 for weaning wt., 110.4 for yearling wt, had a good ultrasound ribeye area scan of 1.35 sq. in, per 100 lbs. live wt., and had a good 3.88 adjusted % IMF score with only .10 in. backfat. • Dam’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 3-15% of the breed for 10 traits. • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid 143R, is a CLA Elite Dam and dam of our reference sire, R&R Beefmaker 7Z (sire of lots 1 and 2). • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 • Actual gestation length: 286 days. • We’d like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R.

R&R Milkmaid 48Z - dam of lot 3.

R&R Beefmaker 20C Maternal brother to lot 3 from our 2017 sale where he ranked near the top in several categories including #5 for straight feed conversion at 4.51 to 1, #5 for RFI at -1.63, and #9 for ribeye area at 1.34 sq. in, per 100 lbs. live weight. Only a 283 day gestation length, 84 lb. birtweight and yet was 1,137 at a year. -12-

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Ribeye

1.08

-

21

Backfat

.03

43

-

Marb.

2.1

106

13

%LMY

67.3

-

10

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.73

Feed Conv.

5.25

ADG

4.67

112

Rank

6 9 9

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.3

.19

30

CED

6

.27

30

BW

2.0

.30

30

WW

93

.26

2

YW

161

.28

1

CEM

8

.18

5

Milk

29

.17

30

TotMat

75

-

1

SC

1.90

.24

1

DOC

34

.13

1

Stay

8

.12

60

CW

69

.23

1

REA

.52

.17

45

FAT

-.08

.30

35

MARB

-.11

.19

10

R&R Beefmaker 11B - Maternal brother to lot 3. One of the popular calving ease bulls from our 2016 Sale. Act. Gest: 279 Superb calving ease indicators. Dam is an embryo flush sister to R&R Beefmaker 7Z, our 2014 sale top seller, and R&R Beefmaker 65Z, second top seller in 2014. Granddam, R&R Milkmaid 143R, is a CLA Elite Dam


Top Straight Feed Conversion Bull

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Het. Black (Igen) Homo Polled 91% Limousin Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 759 Index: 129 Adj. Ywt: 1183 Index: 112 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.5 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Beefmaker 20D

07-June-16 RRA 20D CPM4084465 HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U

R&R Milkmaid 53Y Dam of lot 4.

KAJO Responder 120R Dam: R&R Milkmaid 53Y R&R Lady in Black 5N • #1 ranked for straight feed conversion, #2 for average daily gain and #4 for RFI. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 3 birthweights (ave. 88 lbs) at 102 index, 3 weaning wts at 115, 2 yearling wts. at 114 and 2 ribeye area indexes at 107. Wow! • Dam’s calving interval is 369 days on 3 calves - all AI conceptions. • Granddam, R&R Lady in Black 5N, is a CLA Super Elite Dam. • Dam’s teat/udder score 50/50 • Actual gestation length: 287 days.

R&R Beefmaker 35C 3/4 brother to lot 4 from our 2017 sale where he was one of the popular bulls selling to Leonard Limousin and Angus in Iowa. Bwt. 88, 1,362 pound yearling weight and feed conversion of 5.03 to 1. -13-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.7

.21

55

CED

6

.27

30

BW

1.9

.31

30

WW

83

.27

5

YW

136

.29

2

CEM

8

.18

5

Milk

31

.18

20

TotMat

72

-

2

SC

1.6

.24

1

DOC

30

.13

5

Stay

11

.11

25

CW

54

.24

2

REA

.32

.16

90

FAT

-.03

.29

95

MARB

-.17

.18

15

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.07

-

22

Backfat

.12

170

-

Marb.

1.71

82

19

%LMY

65.1

-

24

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-1.19

-

4

Feed Conv.

4.4

-

1

ADG

5.43

130

2


Top RFI Bull Residual Feed Intake (Net Feed Efficiency)

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omo Black (Igen) H Homo Polled 89% Limousin Bwt: 80 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 539 Index: 92 Adj. Ywt: 1036 Index: 98 Yrl Frame Score: 5.8 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.22

-

7

Backfat

.01

14

Marb.

2.8

%LMY

66.3

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-1.76

-

-

Feed Conv.

5.37

-

16

135

2

ADG

3.30

79

31

-

19

R&R Beefmaker 124D 10-Jun-16

RRA 124D

CXM4084454

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U R&R Mr Jock 9W Dam: R&R Milkmaid 47Z R&R Milkmaid 25U • A calving ease, high marbling bull - just like his maternal brother in our 2017 sale. • A strong contender for our “Cattle College” Bull Award ranking #1 for RFI, #1 Backfat, #6 marbling and #13 Ribeye Area • His Fall ‘17 EPDs rank him in the top 1-20% of the breed for 11 traits. • Dam indexed 110 for weaning wt., was 99.6 at a year, and had tremendous carcass ultrasound scan ratios of 103.1 for ribeye area and 134.6 for marbling (outstanding 5.06% IMF with only .20 in backfat). • Dam’s calving interval is 364 days on 3 calves. • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid 143R, is a CLA Elite Dam. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 290 days • We’d like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R.

R&R Beefmaker 48C Maternal brother to lot 5 from our 2017 sale, was one of the lightest birthweight bulls at 82 lb., ranked #3 for marbling at 3.12 IMF with only .12 inches backfat and ranked #7 for ribeye area at 1.36 sq. in per 100 lbs. live wt. -14-

1

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.3

.19

30

CED

7

.27

20

BW

.7

.31

15

WW

75

.27

15

YW

127

.29

3

CEM

10

.18

1

Milk

31

.18

20

TotMat

68

-

10

SC

1.60

.21

1

DOC

32

.12

3

Stay

10

.13

35

CW

47

.24

4

REA

.18

.15

95

FAT

-.08

.29

35

MARB

.15

.18

≠≠


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Het Black (Igen) Homo Polled 89% Limousin Bwt: 92 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 550 Index: 94 Adj. Ywt: 1248 Index: 118 Yrl Frame Score: 6.9 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 125D 03-Jun-16 RRA 125D CXM4084497 HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U R&R Beefmaker 3P Dam: R&R Milkmaid 9X R&R Milkmaid 88U

R&R Milkmaid 9X - dam of lot 9.

• A maternal brother in our 2016 sale ranked #2 for marbling at 3.39 (index 132) and sold to GV Limousin, Kansas. • Dam is a CLA ELite Dam. • Dam ranks #6 in Canada on the Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader List for docility. • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid 88U, is a CLA Proven Dam Trait Leader for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight on the Fall ‘17 National Cattle Evaluation. • Dam indexed 92.2 for birthweight, 109 for weaning, 107.9 for yearling. • Dam’s progeny indexes are 5 birthweights at 96, 4 weaning wts at 106, 4 yearling wts. at 110, 4 ribeye areas at 94 and 4 marbling indexes at 107. • Dam’s calving interval on 5 calves is 362 days. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 283 days.

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.2

.19

35

CED

5

.28

45

BW

2.8

.31

50

WW

87

.27

3

YW

155

.29

1

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.05

-

24

CEM

10

.18

1

Backfat

.11

156

-

Milk

30

.18

20

Marb.

1.04

50

29

TotMat

74

-

1

%LMY

64.9

-

25

SC

1.90

.24

1

DOC

37

.12

1

Stay

11

.14

25

CW

67

.24

1

REA

.30

.15

95

FAT

-.03

.29

95

MARB

-.22

.17

20

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.15

Feed Conv.

5.32

ADG

4.59

R&R Beefmaker 55B - 3/4 brother to lot 9. One of the features of our 2016 sale going to GV Limousin, Kansas. -15-

EPDs

110

16 14 13

R&R Beefmaker 36C 3/4 brother to lot 6 from our 2017 sale where he was one of the popular growth and marbling bulls.


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Red 2017 Year Index Rank Net Feed -1.57 2 Homo Polled Data Adj. Eff (RFI) 90% Limousin Ribeye Feed 1.21 9 4.69 3 Bwt: 97 Unasst. Conv. Adj. Wwt: 678 Index: 116 Backfat .06 85 ADG 4.70 113 7 Adj. Ywt: 1152 Index: 109 Marb. 1.16 56 26 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.2 %LMY Leptin DNA:TT Homo Favorable 67.5 9 PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4 • #2 RFI, #3 Straight Feed Conversion and #7 Average Daily Gain. • Here’s your chance to use the proven, breed-leading genetics of HUNT Mr. Jock 44J and JCL Lodestar 27L in a red, homozygous polled package. R&R Beefmaker 22D • Lot 7’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank him in the top 1-10% of the breed in 8 traits. 09-June-16 RRA 22D CPM4084482 • Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. She indexed 79.6 for birthweight, 114 for weaning wt., 108.3 for yearling, 108.7 for ribeye and 110.1 for marbling (4.17% IMF). • Dam’s progeny indexes include 7 birthweight at 99, 7 weaning wts at 111, six yearling wts at HUNT Mr Jock 44J 102, 5 ribeye area indexes ave. 113, and 5 marbling scan indexes at 99. Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 still at 10 years old. R&R Milkmaid 109U • Dam is also the mother of our reference sire, R&R Beefmaker 46Y, that was purchased by North Slope Farms Inc., here in Alberta and we have also used back here several years. JCL Lodestar 27L • Actual gestation length: 289 days. Dam: R&R Milkmaid 77T • We’d like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R. R&R Milkmaid 142R

7

R&R Milkmaid 77T - dam of lot 7.

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.5

.23

60

CED

6

.29

30

BW

2.1

.32

35

WW

83

.29

5

YW

134

.30

2

CEM

9

.20

1

Milk

28

.20

35

TotMat

70

-

4

SC

1.6

.23

1

DOC

30

.13

5

Stay

10

.11

35

CW

53

.25

2

REA

.62

.17

20

FAT

-.06

.30

75

MARB

-.25

.19

25

R&R Beefmaker 46Y - 3/4 brother to lot 7. Herdsire R&R Beefmaker 26C - 3/4 brother to lot 7 from our at North Slope Farms. Inc., Alberta and is the sire of 2017 sale where he ranked #2 for % lean meat yield, several bulls again in this year’s sale. #3 for ribeye, and #3 for RFI at -2.13 -16-


8

Het Black (Igen) Homo Polled 88% Limousin Bwt: 90 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 568 Index: 89 Adj. Ywt: 1172 Index: 104 Yrl Frame Score: 6.5 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 114D 10-Jun-16

RRA 114D

CXM4084433

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U ROMN Tuff Enuff 103T Dam: R&R Milkmaid 22Y R&R Milkmaid 94U

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.6

.20

25

CED

7

.28

20

BW

1.9

.31

30

WW

82

.28

10

YW

142

.29

1

CEM

10

.19

1

Milk

30

.18

20

TotMat

71

-

3

SC

1.50

.24

2

DOC

34

.13

1

Stay

9

.10

45

CW

57

.24

1

REA

.27

.15

95

FAT

-.03

.29

95

MARB

-.06

.18

4

R&R Milkmaid 22Y - dam of lot 8.

• Dam’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 2-15% of the breed in 11 traits. • Dam’s progeny ave. indexes include 2 birthweights at 102, 3 weaning wts. at 104, 2 yearling wts at 109, 3 ribeye areas at 98, and 3 marbling indexes at 116 average. • Dam’s calving interval on 3 calves is 376 days - all AI conceptions. • R&R Milkmaid 94U is a CLA Super Elite Dam, and is the #5 ranked Docility EPD cow on the Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader List in Canada. • This bull was sickish for a few days at the end of test, so he does not have feed efficiency data. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 290 days.

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.10

-

19

Backfat

.12

137

-

Marb.

2.24

114

12

%LMY

64.6

-

26

NA

NA

NA

Feed Conv.

NA

NA

NA

ADG

3.26

78

32

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-17-


9

Het Black (Igen) Double Polled/slight scurs 90% LImousin Bwt: 85 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 582 Index: 99 Adj. Ywt: 1083 Index: 103 Yrl Frame Score: 6.0 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Mr. 32A 120D

10-June-16 RRA 120D CPM4084467 HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U R&R Mr Jock 9W Dam: R&R Milkmaid 55Z R&R Milkmaid 30S • Dam’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 2-15% of the breed for 11 traits. • Two CLA Elite Dams in the pedigree. • Dam’s progeny index averages include 3 birthweights at 94, 3 weaning wts at 103, 3 yearling wts at 105 and 3 marbling indexes at 114. • Dam’s 3 calves average 82.3 lbs at birth with a 375 day calving interval - all AI matings. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 290 days.

R&R Mr Jock 9W Sire of lot 9’s dam and our 2011 “Cattle College” Bull, now proven herd sire at Leonard Limousin & Angus in Iowa. He had outstanding straight feed conversion of 3.06 to 1 and -1.57 RFI. He has been siring some of their top performing and most feed efficient cattle.

-18-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.5

.20

25

CED

6

.28

30

BW

1.1

.31

15

WW

79

.28

10

YW

131

.29

2

CEM

10

.19

1

Milk

33

.18

10

TotMat

72

-

2

SC

2.00

.23

1

DOC

32

.12

3

Stay

8

.11

60

CW

50

.24

3

REA

-.10

.15

95

FAT

-.05

.29

85

MARB

.04

.18

2

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.01

-

28

Backfat

.07

99

-

Marb.

2.26

115

11

%LMY

64.2

-

27

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.45

-

13

Feed Conv.

4.99

-

7

ADG

4.31

104

18


10

R&R Beefmaker 106D 02-Jun-16 RRA 106D CPM4084444

Wulfs Xtractor X233X Dam: R&R Milkmaid 34Z R&R Milkmaid 143R

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-4.3

.19

10

CED

6

.27

30

BW

1.7

.30

25

WW

87

.26

3

YW

153

.28

1

CEM

8

.18

5

Milk

31

.17

20

TotMat

75

-

1

SC

1.60

.24

1

DOC

33

.13

2

Stay

8

.12

60

CW

64

.23

1

REA

.88

.17

2

FAT

-.06

.30

75

MARB

-.37

.19

75

Het Black Homo Polled 90% Limousin Bwt: 85 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 590 Index: 92 Adj. Ywt: 1200 Index: 107 Yrl Frame Score: 5.9 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 4

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U

EPDs

R&R Beefmaker 7Z - flushmate to the dam of lot 10. Top seller, top RFI bull and #3 straight feed conversion bull at 3.91 to 1 in our 2014 sale going to Hewson Limousin, Saskatchewan. Sire of lots 1-2 in this sale.

• Dam’s calving interval is 357 days on 3 calves. • Dam had a huge ribeye area scan of 1.64 sq. inches per 100 lbs. live wt. • Dam is an embryo transplant full sister to our reference sire, R&R Beefmaker 7Z. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 3 birthweights at 104 (88.3 lbs. average), 2 weaning wts at 103, 2 yearling wts at 114, and 2 ribeye areas at 114. • Dam’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 1-3% of the breed for 6 traits. • 2 CLA Elite Dams in the pedigree - again both granddams. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 • Actual gestation length: 282 days. -19-

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.38

-

3

Backfat

.07

80

-

Marb.

1.52

77

23

%LMY

68.4

-

5

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

1.05

-

29

Feed Conv.

5.61

-

25

ADG

4.41

106

15

R&R Beefmaker 19C Maternal brother to lot 10 in our 2017 sale where he ranked # 3 for average daily gain, #10 for RFI at -.44 and #10 for straight feed conversion at 4.84 to 1. He ranks #3 in Canada for Yearling Weight EPD on the Fall 2017 Young Sire Trait Leader List.


EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.8

.19

50

CED

6

.27

30

BW

2.2

.31

35

WW

88

.27

3

YW

154

.29

1

CEM

10

.18

1

Milk

30

.17

20

TotMat

74

-

1

SC

2.1

.22

1

DOC

36

.13

1

HUNT Mr Jock 44J Sire: R&R Beefmaker 32A R&R Milkmaid 109U

Stay

10

.13

35

CW

65

.24

1

REA

.30

.15

95

R&R Beefmaker 3P Dam: R&R Milkmaid 20Y R&R Milkmaid 24W

FAT

-.08

.29

35

MARB

-.24

.18

20

11

Het Black (Igen) Homo Polled 89% Limousin Bwt: 84 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 614 Index: 96 Adj. Ywt: 1223 Index: 109 Yrl. Frame Score: 7 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Beefmaker 115D 09-June-16 RRA 115D

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Ribeye

1.03

-

Backfat

.02

Marb. %LMY

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-1.5

25

Feed Conv.

5.71

-

27

23

-

ADG

3.77

91

26

1.12

57

27

66.9

-

13

CXM4084431

• #3 RFI bull. • Dam is #7 for Docility and #34 for Yearling Weight EPDs on the Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader List for Canada. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 2 birthweights at 105, 3 weaning wts. at 104, 3 yearling at 108, and 3 ribeye areas at 101. • Dam’s calving interval on 3 calves is 374 days - all AI matings. • Dam indexed 95.7 for birthweight, was 105 at weaning, 109.1 at yearling weight and had a good 3.41 marbling scan with only .10 in. backfat. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 289 days.

R&R Beefmaker 13B - Maternal brother to lot 11. Ranked #7 for RFI, #11 for straight feed conversion, #12 for gain, #14 for ribeye and was one of the top sellers in our 2016 sale. -20-

Rank

-

3

R&R Beefmaker 10C Maternal brother to lot 11 from our 2017 sale where he was one of the super thick made calving ease high growth bulls.


12

Homo Black Homo Polled 17% Limousin 50% Simmental 33% Angus Bwt: 96 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 836 Index: 142 Adj. Ywt: 1395 Index: 132 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.9 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 7

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 17D 05-June-16

RRA 17D Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C Singletary S3H Lucas Josie 19K

FNM4084473 CLA 1185354 CSA

2017 Data Ribeye Backfat Marb. %LMY

Year Adj.

1.19 .06 2.53 69.3

Index

-

Rank

12

85 122 -

5 2

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.71

Feed Conv.

5.74

-

28

4.84

116

6

ADG

-

26

Woodhill Foresight Dam: R&R Milkmaid 42Y R&R Queen of Hearts 45M • Ranks near the top for many traits including #2 for percent Lean Meat Yield, #6 for average daily gain, #9 marbling and # 18 ribeye area. • Dam’s progeny records average indexes include 2 birthweights at 100, 2 weaning wts at 119, 2 yearling weights at 119, 2 ribeye areas at 109 and 2 marbling at 127. Wow! • Dam’s calving interval is 347 days - all AI matings. • Dam’s sire is one of the Angus breeds all-time great proven sires for maternal, feed efficiency and docility - also superior proof for tenderness (top 1% of the breed, ABS Sire Alliance Program). • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 285 days. • We’d like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R.

Woodhill Foresight Sire of lot 12’s dam. One of the top ranking Angus bulls in the ABS Angus Alliance Test Program for total profitability. -21-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

7.0

.30

45

CED

8

.22

15

BW

2.1

.32

25

BW

2.3

.23

40

WW

84.3

.30

3

WW

93

.22

2

YW

138.5

.31

1

YW

144

.22

1

CEM

7.2

.24

55

CEM

8

.20

5

Milk

29.1

.23

25

Milk

31

.20

20

TotMat

71.2

.25

3

TotMat

77

-

1

Stay

6.6

-

90

SC

1.40

.21

2

CW

55.5

.26

2

DOC

17

.08

60

REA

.66

.18

40

Stay

7

.15

70

FAT

-.043

.20

90

CW

44

.18

10

MARB

.38

.19

1

REA

.66

.18

15

API

115.3

-

20

FAT

-.04

.20

95

TI

79.97

-

1

MARB

.38

.19

1

R&R Milkmaid 42Y - dam of lot 12.


13

Homo Black Homo Polled 46% Limo, 50% Simm, 4% Angus Bwt: 98 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 725 Index: 123 Adj. Ywt: 1277 Index: 121 Yrlg Frame Score: 7.0 Leptin DNA: CC PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 6

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 28D 11-June-16 RRA 28D

1185359 CSA CXM4084491 CLA

Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C Singletary S3H Lucas Josie 19K

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.13

-

17

Backfat

.07

99

-

Marb.

2.06

105

15

%LMY

67

-

12

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.61

Feed Conv.

5.49

ADG

4.66

112

24 19 10

JCL Lodestar 27L Dam:R&R Milkmaid 92T R&R Milkmaid 62M • Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. • Dam’s progeny have average indexes of 7 birthweights at 100 index, 7 weaning wts at 111, 7 yearling weights at 106, 5 ribeyes at 98, and 5 marbling at 107. Wow! • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 still at 10 years old. • Actual gestation length: 284 days.

R&R Milkmaid 92T - dam of lot 13 -22-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

6.8

.30

45

CED

6

.32

30

BW

2.5

.32

30

BW

3.4

.35

65

WW

77.7

.29

15

WW

85

.32

4

YW

122.3

.30

10

YW

136

.33

2

CEM

8.4

.24

40

CEM

8

.26

5

Milk

23.5

.23

55

Milk

28

.25

35

TotMat

62.3

.25

30

TotMat

71

-

3

Stay

7.3

-

85

SC

1.30

.21

4

CW

46.3

.25

15

DOC

20

.10

45

REA

.76

.22

20

Stay

8

.19

60

FAT

-.034

.32

95

CW

56

.27

1

MARB

.29

.24

2

REA

.79

.24

4

API

107.1

-

35

FAT

-.05

.34

85

TI

72.46

-

5

MARB

.32

.26

1


14

Homo Black Homo Polled 42% Limousin 50% Simmental 6% Angus Bwt: 92 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 711 Index: 120 Adj. Ywt: 1231 Index: 116 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.8 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 7

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 13D 03-June-16 RRA 13D

1185352 CSA CXM4084462 CLA

2017 Data Ribeye Backfat Marb. %LMY

Year Adj.

1.13 .05 1.61 67.6

Index

71 78 -

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

7.1

.30

40

17

CED

7

.32

20

BW

2.1

.31

25

-

BW

2.9

.34

50

WW

68.9

.29

45

21

WW

10

YW

103.3

.30

40

8

YW

4

CEM

7.3

.24

55

Rank

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.51

-

23

Feed Conv.

5.66

-

26

ADG

Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C Singletary S3H Lucas Josie 19K R&R Beefmaker 3P Dam: R&R Milkmaid 52T R&R Milkmaid 28K

4.41

106

15

79 122

.31 .32

CEM

9

.25

2

Milk

25.2

.23

45

Milk

29

.24

30

TotMat

59.6

.25

45

TotMat

68

-

10

Stay

5.8

-

90

SC

1.7

.22

1

CW

34.4

.25

50

DOC

23

.10

30

REA

.69

.21

35

Stay

10

.18

35

FAT

-.075

.30

15

CW

47

.27

4

MARB

.32

.23

2

REA

.83

.22

3

API

103.0

-

45

FAT

-.06

.33

75

TI

68.84

-

15

MARB

.22

.23

1

• Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 5 birthweights at 97.5 weaning wts at 104, 4 yearling at 107, 3 ribeye areas at 105 and 3 marbling at a whopping 123. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 still at 10 years old. • Actual gestation length: 283 days. • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid 28K, was one of our early-day superior tenderness indicators.

R&R Milkmaid 52T - dam of lot 14. -23-


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Homo Black (Igen) Homo Polled 45% Limousin, 50% SImm, 5% Angus Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 793 Index: 124 Adj. Ywt: 1279 Index: 114 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.9 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 6

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 9D 25-Aug-16 RRA 9D

1185351 CSA CXM4084439 CLA

Triple C Singletary S3H Sire: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z CCR Ms 4045 Time 7322T R&R Sleep Easy 9P Dam: R&R Milkmaid 30S R&R Milkmaid 57L • Dam is a CLA Super Elite Dam. She raised a calf here at 11 years old. • Dam calved at 2 years old, hasn’t missed, and has a calving interval of 366 days. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 8 birthweights at 94, 9 weaning wts at 107, 9 yearling wts at 103, 7 ribeye at 89 and 7 marbling at 114. • Dam’s Fall ‘17 EPDs rank her in the top 2-15% of the breed for 11 traits. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 279 days.

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

.92

-

30

Backfat

.30

342

-

Marb.

1.7

86

20

%LMY

59.6

-

30

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

13.4

.28

5

CED

14

.33

1

BW

.9

.30

10

BW

.8

.35

15

WW

77

.27

15

WW

91

.32

2

YW

107.8

.28

25

YW

132

.33

2

CEM

7.4

.21

55

CEM

10

.26

1

Milk

30.3

.21

20

20

TotMat

68.7

.23

10

1

Stay

4.6

-

95

Milk TotMat

1.0

.18

15

34.6

.23

50

DOC

NA

NA

NA

REA

.22

.12

100

24

Stay

7

.14

70

FAT

.054

.24

100

4

CW

48

.27

3

MARB

.36

.14

1

REA

.29

.19

95

API

112.1

-

25

FAT

.05

.31

95

TI

74.81

-

3

MARB

.34

.21

1

-

31

Feed Conv.

5.6

118

-

SC

1.35

4.90

77

.26

CW

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

ADG

31

R&R Milkmaid 30S - dam of lot 15 CLA Super Elite Dam -24-


16

Homo Black Homo Polled 75% Sim, 10% Limo, 15% Angus Bwt: 89 Adj. Wwt: 780 Adj. Ywt: 1462 Yrl Frame Score: 6.0 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: TT Tenderness DNA: 6

R&R Beefmaker 3D 21-May-16

RRA 3D

Top Average Daily Gain Bull

6.5 lbs. per day gain!

1185348 CSA

Triple C Singletary S3H Sire: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z CCR Ms 4045 Time 7322T

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Ribeye

1.0

-

29

Backfat

.25

294

-

Marb.

2.64

130

4

%LMY

64.0

-

28

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.61

Feed Conv.

4.45

-

2

ADG

6.50

156

1

Dikemans Sure Bet Dam: R&R Milkmaid SMTR 23B R&R Milkmaid SM TNR 52Y • #1 average daily gain, #2 straight feed conversion, #9 RFI. • Phenominal gain! and only on a lighter silage ration! • His Fall ‘17 EPDs rank him in the top 1-25% of the breed for nearly every trait. • Dams teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 277 days. • We would like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R.

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 70C Half brother to lot 16 - top gaining bull from our 2017 sale at 5.84 lbs. per day, #6 feed conversion at 4.53 to 1, and had a GeneSeek Tenderness DNA score of 9. -25-

Rank

-

9

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

CED

15.0

.30

3

BW

1.9

.34

20

WW

91.2

.32

1

YW

146

.34

1

CEM

11.3

.24

15

Milk

31.1

.23

15

TotMat

76.7

.26

1

Stay

10.2

0

55

CW

59.4

.28

1

REA

.74

.19

25

FAT

-.023

.29

100

MARB

.58

.21

1

API

153.2

-

1

TI

93.47

-

1


17

Homo Black (Igen) Homo Polled 30% Limo, 63% Simm, 7% Angus Bwt: 62 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 652 Index: NA (twin) Adj. Ywt: 1066 Index: NA (twin) Yrl Frame Score: 5.3 Lepint DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 7

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 5D 23-May-16

RRA 5D

FNM4084487 CLA 1185362 CSA

Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

CED

10

.20

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

NA

CED

13.2

.16

10

4

BW

1.0

.17

15

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Ribeye

1.22

-

7

BW

2.4

.22

40

WW

69.9

.16

40

Backfat

.03

95

-

WW

83

.21

5

YW

93.5

.16

65

Marb.

2.3

117

10

YW

123

.21

4

CEM

9.1

.16

35

%LMY

66.7

-

15

CEM

11

.18

1

Milk

30.4

.16

20

Milk

34

.18

10

TotMat

65.4

.16

15

TotMat

76

-

1

Stay

6.1

-

90

SC

1.0

.16

15

CW

26.3

.14

75

Triple C Singletary S3H Sire: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z CCR MS 4045 Tme 7322T

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.83

-

27

Feed Conv.

5.75

-

20

DOC

NA

NA

NA

REA

.58

.10

60

27

Stay

8

.12

60

FAT

-.02

.12

100

CW

46

.18

4

MARB

.50

.11

1

REA

.73

.11

10

API

120.7

-

15

FAT

-.03

.13

95

TI

75.32

-

2

MARB

.34

.12

1

ADG

R&R Beefmaker 16X Dam: R&R Milkmaid 84B R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z • Twin to lot 18. Two year old dam raised them both without creep feed for total 205 day adjusted weanting wt. of 1,349 lbs! • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z, on the Fall ‘17 National Cattle Evaluation is a 4 time Proven Dam Trait Leader in Canada for weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, and carcass weight. • Sire of the dam, R&R Beefmaker 16X, was our 2012 “Cattle College” Bull where he ranked #2 for gain at 5.85 lbs. per day, converted at 4.64 to 1, and scanned a ribeye of 1.35 sq. in. per 100 lbs. live wt. with a 4.00 marbling score, had an 89 lb. birthweight and was 1,451 lbs. at a year. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Dam’s twin bull calves at 205 days weighed more than herself at weaning time. That’s efficiency! • Actual gestation length: 279 days. -26-

3.76

90


18

Homo Black (Igen) Homo Polled 30% Limo, 63% Simm, 7% Angus Bwt: 70 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 697 Index: NA (twin) Adj. Ywt: 1163 Index: NA (twin) Yrl. Frame Score: 6.2 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 6D 23-May-16

RRA 6D

FNM4084488 CLA 1185363 CSA

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Ribeye

1.19

-

12

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

13.2

.16

10

Backfat

.04

100

-

CED

10

.20

4

BW

1.0

.17

15

Marb.

2.79

135

3

BW

2.4

.22

40

WW

69.9

.16

40

%LMY

67.1

-

11

WW

83

.21

5

YW

93.5

.16

65

YW

123

.21

4

CEM

9.1

.16

35

CEM

11

.18

1

Milk

30.4

.16

20

Milk

34

.18

10

TotMat

65.4

.16

15

TotMat

76

-

1

Stay

6.1

-

90

SC

1.4

.16

2

CW

26.3

.14

75

Doc

NA

NA

NA

REA

.58

.10

60

60

FAT

-.02

.12

100

4

MARB

.50

.11

1

120.7

-

15

75.32

-

2

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

1.05

-

29

Feed Conv.

5.29

-

12

ADG

4.69

113

8

Triple C Singletary S3H Sire: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z CCR Ms 4045 Time 7322T

Stay CW

R&R Beefmaker 16X Dam: R&R Milkmaid 84B R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z • Twin to lot 17. Two year old dam raised them both without creep feed. • Granddam, R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z, on the Fall ‘17 National Cattle Evaluation is a 4 time Proven Dam Trait Leader in Canada for weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, and carcass weight. • Sire of the dam, R&R Beefmaker 16X, was our 2012 “Cattle College” Bull where he ranked #2 for gain at 5.85 lbs. per day, converted at 4.64 to 1, and scanned a ribeye of 1.35 sq. in. per 100 lbs. live wt. with a 4.00 marbling score, had an 89 lb. birthweight and was 1,451 lbs. at a year. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Dam’s twin bull calves at 205 days weighed more than her at weaning time. That’s efficiency! • Actual gestation length: 279 days.

R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z Granddam of lots 17 and 18 pictured as a two year old. She is out of a CLA Super Elite Dam and raised our #2 RFI bull in our 2017 sale at -2.13 and a feed conversion of 4.59 to 1. -27-

8 46

.12 .18

REA

.73

.11

10

API

FAT

-.03

.13

95

TI

MARB

.34

.12

1


Canada’s #1 Docility EPD Bull * - R&R Beefmaker 3P 5 of Canada’s top 10 Docility Trait Leader Proven Dams were bred and raised here at R&R Acres.* We’ve stacked our pedigrees with multi-generations of proven high docility cattle, and it shows - thanks to our visitors and customers for your complimentary comments about how calm our cattle are.


Residual Feed Intake (RFI) Data Why measure feed efficiency? The cost of feed is second only to fixed costs in importance to the profitability of commercial beef operations and 70-75% of the total dietary energy cost in beef production is used for maintenance, including maintenance of the dam. In addition, a 5% improvement in feed efficiency could have an economic impact four times greater than a 5% improvement in average daily gain. Defining net feed efficiency Net feed efficiency or net feed intake (NFI) or Residual Feed Intake (RFI)is defined as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and its expected feed requirements for maintenance and growth. Thus, it is the variation in feed intake that remains after the requirements for maintenance and growth have been removed. Like a golf score, a lower value is better and indicates an efficient animal. Considerable variation exists between individual animals within breeds or genetic strains in RFI. This infers that

substantial progress can be made in RFI or feed efficiency since the heritability of the trait is approximately 40%. The Test The main purpose is to use this new electronic technology to identify feed efficient breeding bulls. Ultimately we can use this information and superior genetics to also improve the efficiency of the cowherd and feeder cattle in order to reduce unit costs of production.

Each pen is fitted with a GrowSafe System for automatically monitoring individual animal feed intake whenever it comes and goes from the feeder via an eartag button. The R&R Acres’ Cattle With 14 years of data compiled from our entire bull calf crops and 10 years of heifer crops we have identified the superior individuals, sire groups and dams. There is a difference!

The R&R Acres’ bulls are the only full sets of 1 owner bulls in Canada to sell with complete Net Feed Efficiency data and straight feed to gain ratio data since 2004-2005.

Performance Tested Long Yearlings

We have planned a management and feeding program to develop our bulls combining a longer growing time period, with a ration designed with bulls’ longevity in mind. We do not creep feed our calves, so we can get a fully accurate assessment of the dam’s milking ability which is reflected in her calf’s weaning weight. Our summer and fall-born bulls are “coasted” through their first year without heavy, hot feed that many bull calves receive elsewhere. They will not have big, fat weaning and yearling weights on paper, but rather receive a lighter ration that allows expression of their growth traits without hurting them. The performance test growing ration (fed in the same typical commercial feedlot environment as you feed your own cattle out in), is a silage based high roughage diet. After the 80 day test period, the bulls were moved to a pasture through the Fall and Winter where they were allowed plenty of exercise. Big round hay bales and a “no-starch” pelleted ration is offered when the grass runs out.We have found this to be ideal to get bulls ready for service, but not overfat. Their heifer mates are on the same plan. These properly developed fall yearling aged bulls will cover more ground than young spring yearlings, and just plain haven’t seen as much feed as most full two year olds.

-29-


19

Het. Black Homo Polled 45% Limousin 50% Simmental 3% Angus Bwt: 90 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 714 Index: 112 Adj. Ywt: 1163 Index: 104 Yrl. Frame Score: 6.7 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 4

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 19D 25-Jun-16

RRA 19D

CXM4084411 CLA 1185356 CSA Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: WS Beef Maker R13 DCR Ms Ribeye N72

R&R Milkmaid 109U- dam of lot 19.

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Ribeye

1.07

-

Rank

22

R&R Beefmaker 3P Backfat .04 46 Dam: R&R Milkmaid 109U Marb. 2.32 118 8 R&R Milkmaid 61N • Dam ranked #1 for marbling scan in her age group at an %LMY 66.7 15 amazing 5.49% IMF (index 167) was #3 for both RFI and straight feed conversion at 3.79 to 1. • Dam had high 7 DNA marker scores for Igenity % Choice and marbling. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 4 birthweights at 100, 5 weaning wts at 108, 5 yearling wts at 105, 4 ribeye areas at 97, and 4 marbling indexes averaging 115. Wow! • Dam’s calving interval on her last 5 calves is 367 days. • Dam is #2 for marbling in Canada on the Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader List. • Carcass data from a full brother (RRA 94T) to R&R Milkmaid 109U Hcwt.: 912 lbs., BF .19 in., REA 17.0 sq in., quality grade AAA Canada or USDA Low Choice, USDA Yield Grade 1.1. • Dam also produced R&R Beefmaker 32A - sire of several sons in this sale, all of which are superior for RFI R&R FE Beefmaker 53R - maternal brother to R&R • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. Milkmaid 109U. Top RFI and top straight feed • Dam is a CLA ELite Dam. conversion bull in our 2007 sale. • Actual gestation length: 286 days. -30-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

12.3

.30

10

CED

11

.32

2

BW

-.2

.32

5

BW

1.2

.34

20

WW

61.7

.29

80

WW

78

.32

10

YW

83.5

.30

85

YW

119

.33

5

CEM

7.1

.24

55

CEM

11

.26

1

Milk

24.9

.23

45

Milk

26

.25

50

TotMat

55.6

.25

65

TotMat

66

-

15

Stay

9.0

-

70

SC

1.5

.20

2

CW

18.8

.25

95

DOC

NA

NA

NA

REA

.58

.13

60

Stay

12

.18

15

FAT

-.048

.27

80

CW

42

.27

10

MARB

.22

.15

3

REA

.52

.14

45

API

109.8

-

30

FAT

-.06

.29

75

TI

64.8

-

40

MARB

.44

.17

1

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.09

-

17

Feed Conv.

5.55

-

21

ADG

4.23

102

20

R&R Beefmaker 32A - maternal brother to lot 19. Ranked #3 for average daily gain and #9 for feed conversion in our 2015 sale. Sire of several sons in this sale.


20

Red Homo Polled 46% Limo 50% Sim 4% Angus Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 680 Index: 116 Adj. Ywt: 1445 Index: 137 Yrl Frame Score: 7 Leptin DNA: CC PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 121D

11-Jun-16 RRA 121D CXM4084450 CLA 1185360 CSA Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: WS Beef Maker R13 DCR Ms Ribeye N72

2017 Data Ribeye Backfat Marb. %LMY

Year Adj.

1.15 .09 2.45 67.8

Index

-

Rank

16

128 118 -

6 6

Net Feed Eff (RFI) Feed Conv. ADG

-.86

-

5

5.59

-

23

4.64

112

11

R&R Beefmaker 14T Dam: R&R Milkmaid 43X R&R Milkmaid 17P • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 3 birthweights at 97, 4 weaning weights at 108, 3 yearling wts. at 113, 3 ribeye areas at 107 and 3 marbling records at 106. • Dam’s calving interval on 4 calves is 361 days. Average birthweight of 86.6 lbs. on 3 calves. • Dam’s 2015 calf, R&R Milkmaid 14C, had an impressive 4.20 IMF scan (128 index) with only .18 backfat. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 • R&R Beefmaker 14T was our 2009 sale top selling red bull to Campbell Limousin, Manitoba and he sired our 2013 sale “Cattle College” Bull. • Actual gestation length: 291 days. • We’d like to reserve an option for possible Fall use at R&R.

R&R Beefmaker 49B Maternal brother to lot 20 from our 2016 sale where he ranked #10 for ribeye and #13 for percent lean meat yield. -31-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

12.4

.30

10

CED

11

.31

2

BW

.7

.32

10

BW

1.7

.34

25

WW

73.5

.29

25

WW

83

.30

5

YW

121.3

.30

10

YW

139

.32

1

CEM

7.4

.24

55

CEM

7

.24

15

Milk

24.4

.23

50

Milk

31

.24

20

TotMat

61.1

.25

35

TotMat

72

-

2

Stay

8.2

-

75

SC

1.9

.18

1

CW

43.4

.25

20

DOC

NA

NA

NA

REA

.94

.13

3

Stay

9

.17

45

FAT

-.022

.26

100

CW

55

.27

1

MARB

.28

.15

2

REA

1.02

.14

1

API

118.7

-

15

FAT

-.06

.28

75

TI

73.5

-

4

MARB

.25

.16

1

R&R Milkmaid 43X - dam of lot 7.


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Red Homo Polled 89% Limousin Bwt: 88 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 619 Index: 106 Adj. Ywt: 1277 Index: 121 Yrl Frame Score: 6.1 Leptin DNA: CC PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 123D 08-Jul-16

RRA 123D

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.5

.17

25

CED

5

.22

45

BW

2.3

.23

40

WW

81

.22

10

YW

137

.22

1

CEM

6

.20

25

Milk

23

.21

75

TotMat

63

-

25

SC

1.35

.19

4

DOC

34

.20

1

Stay

7

.14

70

CW

50

.19

3

REA

.57

.13

30

FAT

-.07

.16

55

MARB

-.22

.14

20

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.03

-

25

Backfat

.13

184

-

Marb.

.9

43

30

65.4

-

23

%LMY

CXM4084468

Wulfs Titus 2149T Sire: Wulfs Xtractor X233X Wulfs Myrlene 2332 M

EPDs

R&R Milkmaid 58X - dam of lot 21.

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.55

-

10

Feed Conv.

5.5

-

20

ADG

4.14

100

23

R&R Beefmaker 24T Dam: R&R Milkmaid 58X R&R Exceptional • High performance dam had a 90 lb. birthweight indexed 111 at weaning and indexed 115.6 at yearling wt! • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 4 birthweights at 99, 4 weaning weights at 104, and 4 yearling weights at 108. • Dam’s calving interval on 4 calves is 373 days, all AI matings. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 289 days.

R&R Beefmaker 35A Maternal brother to lot 21 from our 2015 Sale where he ranked #4 for average daily gain, #6 for straight feed conversion, and #9 for marbling. -32-

Wulfs Xtractor X233X Sire of lots 21 and 22.


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Red Homo Polled 90% Pb. Limousin Bwt: 90 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 574 Index: 90 Adj. Ywt: 1229 Index: 109 Yrl Frame Score: 6.0 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 112D 06-Jun-16

RRA 112D

CPM4084421

Wulfs Titus 2149T Sire: Wulfs Xtractor X233X Wulfs Myrlene 2332M HUNT Mr Jock 44J Dam: R&R Milkmaid 15X R&R Midnight Horizon 36P • He was in contention for the “Cattle College” Bull honor ranking #7 for lean meat yield, #7 for RFI, #8 for straight feed conversion, #12 for average daily gain, and #16 for ribeye area. • Dam is a calving ease specialist - on the Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader List, she ranks #2 for calving ease maternal, #8 for birthweight, and ranks #21 for milk in Canada. • Dam’s 5 calves average birthweight is 78 lbs. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 5 progeny birthweights indexing 96, 5 for weaning wt. at 104, 4 for yearling at 112, and 3 ribeye area at 110. • Dam’s calving interval on 5 calves is 364 days. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 286 days.

R&R Milkmaid 15X On the Fall ‘17 Sire Summary her EPDs rank her in the top 1% of the breed for calving ease direct, calving ease maternal, birthweight and milk plus top 2-5% for total maternal, scrotal, docility and ribeye.

R&R Beefmaker 40C Maternal brother to lot 22 from our 2017 sale that ranked #1 for RFI at -2.4, #2 for straight feed conversion at 4.19 to 1, #5 for average daily gain, was #1 for low birthweight at 52 lbs and was 1,345 lbs. at a year. -33-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-4.7

.28

3

CED

8

.31

15

BW

-.3

.34

4

WW

73

.30

20

YW

124

.32

3

CEM

10

.24

1

Milk

32

.24

15

TotMat

69

-

10

SC

1.4

.29

2

DOC

32

.21

3

Stay

8

.20

60

CW

43

.27

10

REA

.99

.21

1

FAT

-.07

.32

55

MARB

-.28

.23

30

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.21

-

9

Backfat

.08

91

-

Marb.

1.37

70

24

%LMY

67.7

-

6

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.68

-

7

Feed Conv.

5.14

-

8

ADG

4.61

111

12

R&R Beefmaker 3A Maternal half brother to lot 22 from our 2015 sale where he ranked #5 for marbling and had a 65 lb. birth weight.


R&R’s CLA Elite Dams The Canadian Limousin Assocition’s Elite Dam Award Program was revamped in 2010 where it was identified that the traits of importance in terms of high producing cows were birth weight, weaning weight, milk production and docility. The ideal female is described as one that calves every year without assistance, weans a big calf thanks to her high milk production and possesses a temperament that makes her pleasant to work with. Criteria are as follow: • All fullblood, purebred, or percentage registered Limousin females on Whole Herd Enrolment are eligible. • Must have raised at least 4 calves in the last 6 consecutive years. If the female raised 6 calves in 6 years, she receives the “Super Elite” status. • Must have above breed average EPD for Weaning Weight, Milk and Docility. • Must have below breed average EPD for Birth Weight. R&R’s CLA Super Elite Dams

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Homo Black Homo Polled 42% Limousin 58% Angus Bwt: 68 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 533 Index: 91 Adj. Ywt: 944 Index 90 Yrl. Frame Score: 5 Leptin DNA: CC PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 6

R&R Beefmaker 4D 21-May-16 RRA 4D CXM4084474

• • • • • • • • •

Top of the line calving ease indicators. #1 ranked backfat scan, #14 for marbling. Dam is a CLA Elite Dam. Dam ranked #6 for ribeye area, #6 for percent lean meat yield and #10 for marbling at 3.50% IMF as a yearling. Dam’s calving interval on 6 calves is 363 days, all AI matings. Dam’s progeny average indexes include 5 birthweights at 87 (average birthweight 86 lbs), 6 weaning wts. at 106, 6 yearling wts at 105, 6 ribeye areas at 108 and 6 marbling scores at 89. This bull was sick at the end of test and therefore does not have Feed Conversion data and his ADG is less than what it could have been. Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. Actual gestation length: 270 days.

B/R Future Direction 4268 Sire: WR Journey - 1X74 2 Bar 5050 New Design 7831

HUNT Mr. Jock 44J Dam: R&R Milkmaid 60U R&R Milkmaid 15M

R&R Milkmaid 60U - dam of lot 17.

R&R Beefmaker 26B - Maternal brother to lot 23 from our 2016 sale where he ranked #4 for ribeye area at 1.42 square inches per 100 lbs. live weight, and was #6 for percent lean meat yield. -36-

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.4

.10

65

CED

14

.31

1

BW

-3.6

.34

1

WW

51

.31

95

YW

85

.32

60

CEM

12

.18

1

Milk

31

.20

20

TotMat

57

-

60

SC

.90

.18

20

DOC

21

.09

35

Stay

4

.09

90

CW

16

.27

85

REA

.63

.22

20

FAT

-.06

.34

75

MARB

.40

.25

1

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.16

-

15

Backfat

.01

160

-

Marb.

2.31

117

9

%LMY

66.1

-

22

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

NA

Feed Conv.

NA

ADG

3.33

NA NA 80

30

W R Journey - sire of lots 23 and 24. These are the first sons of this well proven Angus bull in Canada.


24

Homo Black Homo Polled 46% Limousin 54% Angus Bwt: 90 Unasst. Adj. Wwt: 662 Index: 113 Adj. Ywt: 1090 Index: 103 Yrl. Frame Score: 5.7 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 3

R&R Beefmaker 11D 02-Jun-16

RRA 11D

CXM4084471

B/R Future Direction 4268 Sire: WR Journey - IX74 2 Bar 5050 New Design 7831

• #5 average daily gain, #6 straight feed conversion, #10 marbling. • Fall’17 EPDs rank him in the top 1-5% of the breed for 9 traits! • Well proven dam’s progeny average indexes include 12 birthweights at 98, 12 weaning wts at 102, 10 yearling wts at 104, 8 ribeyes at 100 and 8 marbling indexes at 94. • Dam is a Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader for both Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight. • Several sons of R&R Milkmaid 5P have been top gainers in past years (the bobtail bulls). • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 275 days.

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.6

.13

55

CED

13

.32

1

BW

-.1

.34

5

WW

72

.31

25

YW

118

.32

5

CEM

8

.18

5

Milk

23

.21

75

TotMat

59

-

50

SC

.60

.18

45

DOC

18

.08

55

Stay

5

.09

85

CW

40

.27

10

REA

.66

.22

15

FAT

-.05

.34

85

MARB

.40

.24

1

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.09

-

20

Backfat

.05

71

-

Marb.

2.45

118

6

%LMY

66.2

-

20

JCL Lodestar 27L Dam: R&R Milkmaid 5P R&R Milkmaid 53L

R&R Milkmaid 5P - dam of lot 24.

EPDs

R&R Mr. Jock 21W - Maternal brother to lot 24 that was the top gaining bull in our 2011 sale. Another full brother to him was our #1 lean meat yield bull in 2010. -37-

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.88

-

28

Feed Conv.

4.95

-

6

ADG

4.87

117

5

R&R Beefmaker 11Z - Maternal brother to lot 24 from our 2014 sale where he ranked #1 for ribeye area and #1 for percent lean meat yield. He sired our 2017 sale “Cattle College” Bull.


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Will Feed Efficiency Become The New Holy Grail? Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock and World Champion Horse Judging teams. Following college, he worked as a market analyst for CattleFax covering different regions of the country. Troy also worked as director of commercial marketing for two breed associations; these positions were some of the first to provide direct links tying breed associations to the commercial cow-calf industry. A visionary with a great grasp for all segments of the industry, Troy is a regular opinion contributor to BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly. His columns are widely reprinted and provide in-depth reporting and commentary from the perspective of a producer who truly understands the economics and challenges of the different industry segments. He is also a partner/ owner in Allied Genetic Resources, a company created to change the definition of customer service provided by the seedstock industry. Troy and his wife Lorna have three children. Feed efficiency is being called the next holy grail of animal breeding, and rightly so, as few things promise as big of an impact on profitability. Yet the industry has not fully wrapped its arms and brains around how to capture that potential. The genetic trends for most of the economically relevant traits in beef production are a tremendous success story. The last 20-30 years in animal breeding probably could be described as a

historic revolution by any outside analyst. The progression has been interesting; we began with the easy-tomeasure traits, primarily growth traits like birth weight, weaning weight and mature size. In more recent times, we have moved away from indicator traits like birth weight into the economically relevant traits like calving ease. We then began to measure and make improvement in carcass traits. We have had economic indexes added and now we are incorporating DNA into our national genetic evaluation programs. The results have been phenomenal and have spurred even more advancement. We are starting to make progress in the traits that are not so easy to measure, such as fertility, longevity, reproduction and feed efficiency. Not surprisingly, the traits that are harder to measure for the seedstock industry are extremely difficult to account for in the financials of commercial operations. That is the case even when the economic impact is significant. Not only are these traits difficult and expensive to measure, they are difficult to get paid for. As a result, the progress in these traits has been slower. There have been a few forward-thinking seedstock operators who have invested heavily in their ability to collect this hard-to-measure data. Ultimately they should be rewarded because the economic incentives are real and the majority of these traits are moderate to highly heritable. The value is real, especially with higher feed costs and higher prices. One of these operations that has invested

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heavily in collecting feed efficiency information has a graph that shows that their herd average compared with the industry average could generate as much as $1,000 in savings/cow over a cow’s lifetime! That doesn’t even account for the economic benefit of the improved feed efficiency of her offspring. Yet, for most operations, feed efficiency is a “black box” type of number. I don’t know of any commercial operation that can track the consumption of its cowherd over time. Economists and animal breeders are right about the economic impact of feed efficiency, but ironically, it still is not a top five concern for most purebred or commercial producers. The economic drivers in our business are complex, and thus simplistic conclusions are usually wrong. But I have heard it said that the ultimate goal for most producers is to produce the most pounds of compositionally right product as cost efficiently as possible. Ultimately, one of the biggest genetic traits affecting that goal is feed efficiency. When we get to the point that we are seeing the rate of genetic improvement for feed efficiency that we are seeing in the other traits, it will revolutionize our business. I know a producer who believes he can increase his current stocking rate by nearly 50% over time by increasing feed efficiency and improving his grass. If he’s right, the impact on the profitability of his operation would be much larger than 50%. I’m not betting against him.

R&R Acres’ “D” Heifer Yearling Data

Heifer Mates’ Data

Ave. live scan wt.: 914 lbs. Ave. Ribeye area: 1.30 sq. in. per 100 lbs. live wt. Ave. Backfat: .19 in. Ave. % IMF: 3.03

Marbling of Angus Cutability of Limousin Genetic Tenderness of R&R Acres’

Seedstock

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25

Homo Black (Igen,) Homo Polled 63% Limo 25% Sim 12% Angus Bwt: 97 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 751 Index: 118 Adj. Ywt: 1076 Index: 96 Yrl Frame Score: 6.3 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 3

2017 Data Ribeye

Year Adj.

1.37

Index

-

Rank

4

Net Feed Eff (RFI) Feed Conv.

1.4 5.97

-

32 32

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

2

.30

90

BW

3.8

.33

75

WW

87

.29

3

YW

123

.30

4

CEM

9

.22

2

Milk

Backfat

.07

80

-

24

.21

65

Marb.

1.88

96

16

TotMat

67

-

10

%LMY

66.5

-

17

SC

1.0

.24

15

DOC

24

.13

25

R&R Beefmaker 21U Sire: R&R Beefmaker 46Y R&R Milkmaid 77T

Stay

8

.08

60

CW

48

.25

3

REA

.72

.16

10

Triple C Singletary S3H Dam: R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z R&R Milkmaid 53P

FAT

-.07

.30

55

MARB

-.15

.19

10

R&R Beefmaker 36D

30-Jun-16

RRA 36D

CXM4084417

• R&R Milkmaid 53P is a CLA Super Elite Dam. • Dam is a four category Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader - for carcass weight, total maternal, weaning weight and yearling weight. • Dam’s performance includes a 91 pound birthweight, indexed 114 at weaning, 116.8 for yearling wt., indexed 105.8 for ribeye and had a good 3.54% IMF with only .10 fat. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 3 birthweights at 99, 3 weaning wts, at 114, 3 yearling wts. at 103, 2 ribeye areas at 99, and 2 marbling at 101. • Dam’s calving interval on 3 calves is 364 days. • Dam’s first calf was R&R Milkmaid 84B - dam of lots 17 R&R Milkmaid SMTR 13Z - dam of lot 25 as a two and 18 in this sale. year old. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50.

-40-

ADG

3.70

89

29

R&R Beefmaker SMTR 72C Maternal brother to lot 25 from our 2017 sale where he ranked #2 for RFI at -2.13, was #7 for straight feed conversion, and #8 for marbling.


26

Homo Black Homo Polled 83% Limo 17% Angus Bwt: 93 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 783 Index: 133 Adj. Ywt: 1184 Index: 112 Yrl Frame Score: 5.9 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 7

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.6

.22

55

CED

5

.30

45

BW

3.3

.33

60

WW

77

.29

15

YW

106

.30

15

CEM

6

.22

25

Milk

26

.21

50

TotMat

65

-

20

R&R Beefmaker 21U Sire: R&R Beefmaker 46Y R&R Milkmaid 77T RADS Black Prodigy Dam: R&R Milkmaid 6P BVF Milkmaid R03F

SC

1.1

.26

10

DOC

30

.15

5

Stay

8

.07

60

CW

37

.25

15

REA

.49

.15

55

FAT

.00

.29

95

• Dam’s progeny average indexes include 10 birthweights at 104, 10 weaning weights at 117, 10 yearling wts at 107, 6 ribeye areas at 101 and 6 marbling at 88. • Dam’s calving interval on 11 calves is 367 days. • Dam has a high Igenity GeneSeek Tenderness score of 9 out of 10. • Maternal brother in our 2012 sale ranked #3 for marbling and had high Igenity DNA marker scores of 7 for tenderness, % choice and marbling. • Maternal brother in our 2013 sale ranked #4 to #13 for straight feed conversion, ribeye, RFI and gain. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 still at 13 years.

MARB

-.27

.17

30

R&R Beefmaker 33D 22-Jun-16

RRA 33D

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.4

Ribeye

1.20

-

11

5.56

Backfat

.20

284

-

Feed Conv.

Marb.

1.85

89

18

%LMY

63.9

-

29

ADG

CXM4084478

R&R Milkmaid 6P - dam of lot 26.

-41-

4.19

-

19 22

101

22


27

Het Black (Igen) Homo Polled 89% Limousin Bwt: 87 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 549 Index: 94 Adj. Ywt: 930 Index: 88 Yrl Frame Score: 5.3 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 4

Top Ribeye Area Bull

R&R Beefmaker 37D 05-Jul-16

RRA 37D

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-1.0

.23

90

CED

8

.31

15

BW

1.3

.33

20

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.53

-

1

WW

59

.30

75

Backfat

.07

99

-

YW

80

.31

75

Marb.

1.27

61

25

CEM

9

.24

2

%LMY

66.9

-

13

Milk

29

.23

30

TotMat

59

-

50

SC

1.00

.25

15

DOC

29

.17

10

Stay

5

.10

85

CW

19

.26

75

REA

.65

.17

15

FAT

-.07

.30

55

MARB

-.42

.19

95

-.5

Net Feed Eff (RFI) Feed Conv.

R&R Beefmaker 21U Sire: R&R Beefmaker 46Y R&R Milkmaid 77T

ADG

R&R Evening Glow 79P - dam of lot 27.

-42-

EPD

2017 Data

CXM4084483

Wulfs Rambler 8400X Dam: R&R Evening Glow 79P Northern Panorama ZJW 10C • #1 Ribeye Area, #4 Straight Feed Conversion. • Calving ease credentials and type here, with proven maternal and longevity from both sire and dam. • Dam is due to calve here again at 14 years old, and her dam produced here well into her late teens. • Dam’s progeny average indexes include 9 birthweights at 95, 8 weaning wts at 103, 7 yearling wts at 101 and 5 ribeye areas at 101. • Dam’s EPDs rank her in the top 3% of the breed for calving ease and top 5% for milk. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50 still at 13 years old. • Actual gestation length: 286 days.

EPDs

-

12

4.8

-

4

3.81

92

25

R&R Beefmaker 23U Maternal brother to the dam of lot 27 - 2010 “Cattle College” Bull.


28

Het Black (Igen) Homo Polled 55% Limo 25% Gelbvieh 20% Angus Bwt: 82 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 654 Index: 111 Adj. Ywt: 1006 Index: 95 Yrl Frame Score: 5.3 Leptin DNA: CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 3

2017 Data Ribeye Backfat Marb. %LMY

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

NA

NA

NA

CED

10

.30

Year Adj.

1.49 .04 1.58 68.5

Index

4

BW

.1

.33

10

2

WW

67

.29

-

40

-

YW

91

.31

57

45

22

CEM

10

.22

76

1

4

Milk

24

.21

-

65

TotMat

57

-

60

SC

1.30

.24

4

DOC

Rank

CXM4084521

R&R Beefmaker 21U Sire: R&R Beefmaker 46Y R&R Milkmaid 77T

EPD

R&R Beefmaker 39D 05-Jul-16 RRA 39D

EPDs

R&R Beefmaker G 71U - maternal brother to lot 26.

SLC Freedom 178F ET (Gelbvieh) Dam: R&R Milkmaid 54P Miss SY Tut 9921X

• #2 ribeye area, #4 lean meat yield. • From our Gelbvieh influenced “G” line to add maternal without sacrificing muscle. • Dam has progeny records with average indexed of 5 birthweights at 97, 6 weaning wts at 11, 5 yearling weights at 107, 5 ribeye indexes at 101, and 5 ribeyes at 99. • Dam still producing here at 13 years old. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/40 at 13 years old. • Actual gestation length: 286 days.

R&R Mr Jock G 57Y - maternal brother to lot 26. Top average daily gain, 2013 sale.

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Net Feed Eff (RFI)

.47

-

21

24

.14

25

Feed Conv.

5.42

-

17

Stay

6

.06

80

ADG

3.73

90

28

CW

24

.26

60

REA

.62

.15

20

FAT

-.08

.29

35

MARB

-.38

.17

80

R&R Milkmaid G 54P - dam of lot 28.


29

Homo Black Homo Polled 88% LImousin Bwt: 108 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 589 Index: 92 Adj. Ywt:1228 Index: 115 Yrl Frame Score: 5.9 Leptin DNA:CT PMCH DNA: AA Homo Favorable Tenderness DNA: 6

R&R Beefmaker 107D 02-Jun-16 RRA 107D

CXM4084446

JCL Lodestar 27L Sire: R&R Beefmaker 3P R&R Milkmaid 60M

R&R Beefmaker 40X - Maternal brother to the dam of lot 29 from our 2012 sale where he ranked #1 for percent lean meat yield. Another son of 22M was the co-top gaining bull in our 2010 Sale.

R&R Beefmaker 58W Dam:R&R Milkmaid 39B R&R Milkmaid 22M

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-2.6

.24

55

CED

3

.31

80

BW

6.1

.33

95

WW

89

.30

3

YW

152

.31

1

CEM

6

.23

25

Milk

24

.22

65

TotMat

68

-

10

SC

1.1

.27

10

DOC

33

.15

2

Stay

10

.12

35

CW

70

.26

1

REA

.36

.17

85

FAT

-.04

.39

95

MARB

-.09

.19

5

• Out of a first calf heifer. • Dam had a 90 lb birthweight, indexed 106 at weaning, indexed 106 for yearling wt. and had a 5.0 yearling frame score. • Dam is a Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader for carcass weight. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 279 days.

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.18

-

14

Backfat

.11

125

-

Marb.

2.07

105

14

%LMY

66.2

-

20

R&R Beefmaker 3P - Sire of lot 29 and 30. #1 Docility EPD Canadian Proven Sire. His dam, R&R Milkmaid 60M, had 11 calves (mostly from AI matings) with an impressive 344 day calving interval. -44-

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

-.53

-

11

Feed Conv.

5.31

-

13

ADG

4.46

107

14


Top Marbling Bull

30

Homo Black (Igen) Homo Polled 90% Limousin Bwt: 90 Unasst. Adj Wwt: 527 Index: 90 Adj. Ywt:1228 Index: 116 Yrl Frame Score: 7.5 Leptin DNA: TT Homo Favorable PMCH DNA: AT Tenderness DNA: 4

EPDs

EPD

EPD Acc.

Top% Rank

Gest

-3.0

.20

40

CED

7

.30

20

BW

3.2

.33

60

WW

80

.30

10

YW

140

.31

1

CEM

10

.23

1

Milk

28

.22

35

TotMat

68

-

10

SC

1.3

.24

4

JCL Lodestar 27L Sire: R&R Beefmaker 3P R&R Milkmaid 60M

DOC

41

.18

1

Stay

12

.15

15

CW

59

.26

1

R&R Beefmaker 15Y Dam:R&R Milkmaid 48B R&R Milkmaid 48X

REA

.03

.16

95

FAT

-.07

.29

55

MARB

.16

.18

1

R&R Beefmaker 105D 30-May-16 RRA 105D

CXM4084455

• #1 marlbing bull, #3 low backfat. • On the Fall ‘17 Proven Sires Trait Leader List, R&R Beefmaker 3P is a trait leader for calving ease direct, calving ease maternal, scrotal and docility (#1) in Canada. • Out of a 2 year old heifer. • Dam is a Fall ‘17 Proven Dam Trait Leader for calving ease maternal. • R&R Beefmaker 15Y sired our 2017 sale “Cattle College” Bull. • Dam’s teat/udder score: 50/50. • Actual gestation length: 286 days.

R&R Beefmaker 15Y Sire of lot 30’s dam. Sire of our 2016 sale “Cattle College” Bull, top gaining bull and top ribeye area bulls. His dam is a CLA ELite Dam. -45-

2017 Data

Year Adj.

Index

Rank

Ribeye

1.03

-

25

Backfat

.02

28

-

Marb.

3.23

156

1

%LMY

66.4

-

18

Net Feed Eff (RFI)

1.43

-

33

Feed Conv.

5.78

-

30

ADG

4.27

103

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Why use an “R R” Bull? &

1. More Information Than Anywhere Else! • We do all we can to design bulls that are a predictable package to help increase your profit and eliminate your problems. • No other beef seedstock supplier in North America has been supplying all the data we have. 1. Individual Animal Feed Efficiency - our entire bull calf crop, for the past 14 years and also all the heifers for the past 10 years. 2. Igenity DNA Tenderness Score 3. Carcass Ultrasound Scans 4. Homozygous Polled Status 5. Coat Color Status 6. Accurate, complete performance data 7. Superior Docility EPDs 8. Complete EPDs with accuracies. 9. Semen tested - ready to work. 10. Actual gestation lengths 11. We measure every calf for 18 traits before the top end is offered as a breeding bull. 12. DNA tests for Leptin (associated with growth, fat deposition, marbling). 13. DNA tests for PMCH (associated with tenderness and marbling). 2. Long yearling bulls. These bulls will handle more cows than hard fed yearlings. We evaluate our bulls more intensely than others for performance, feed efficiency, structure and docility in our goal of providing sound, user-friendly bulls. They have been slowly developed to last for years, just like their heifer mates retained in our herd that can produce well into their teens.

3. Superior proven genetics. I research all breeds and cattle of all kinds to be up-to-date in my search for superior, proven genetics to incorporate into the progression of the R&R Acres’ herd. We aim to be a leader in beef genetics - knowing what is needed in the beef industry’s future, not only just what is happening today. It has been interesting to see other prominent seedstock suppliers now finally doing what we did 15-20 years ago....and thinking they are doing something new and innovative. 4. Whole Herd Enrollment We report performance data on our entire calf crops to the breed associations in an attempt to enhance the accuracy of

our EPDs and optimize the information you can use to help select your seedstock. We print all the EPDs and accuracies none hidden like you see elsewhere. 5. We’ve invested heavily into the latest technology. To do the best job in designing beef cattle that increase profitability and sustainability, we choose to use fact, not fiction, and sound science, not mere opinion. As beef industry leaders in gathering useful data, we’ve spent a whole lot of time, effort and dedication to first learn


about new methods of identifying the differences in cattle, and then spent considerable money over the past years in using the GrowSafe feed efficiency test system, DNA tests, Igenity DNA profiles, etc. to compile this data ,stack the pedigrees generation after generation with the superior genetics, and also eliminate the ones that don’t work. Use our information to make more confident choices...and to avoid mistakes. 6. Follow the poultry, swine and dairy industries. If we really want to be progressive, futuristic thinking beef seedstock designers, we need to be eying the progressive genetic designers of the other protein meat industries - our real competitors. The leaders in the poultry, swine and dairy businesses all use data to make informed decisions - and it works - that’s why they are so far ahead of the beef business and continuing to make rapid, steady progress every year in feed efficiency, growth rate, meat yield, reducing cost of production, reproduction rate, etc. 7. Docility Is #1. We’re proud of the many comments we receive about how calm our bulls are. Stacking the pedigrees with only top Docility EPD sires works. Whether they are Limousin, Simmental or Angus, superior Docility EPDs are essential...and believe me, it’s hard to find new sires that are good enough to continue our quest. 8. Seedstock Experience Our family has been in the seedstock business for over 100 years, so we “see the whole picture” and we know what is expected to earn your business and keep it for the long term.

Grandpa Bollum had draft horses, he and Dad had Shorthorns, my brothers and I started in the early day Limousin business as well as raising purebred Hampshire hogs, owning and operating the Canadian Limousin magazine promoting and merchandizing other people’s cattle for 20 some years, and now expanding our herd with the “right kind” of Limousin, Simmental and Angus cattle. 9. Preparing for the Future Our dedication to combine the best traits of the “right kind” of Limousin, Angus and Simmental into our “Beefmaker” Bulls and “Milkmaid” Females and also eliminate the bad traits of these breeds has worked very well. But to maintain our leadership role in designing beef cattle genetics, we are also well into the plan to tackle the “hard-to-measure” traits. The future will reward cattlemen from “pasture to plate” for cattle that can supply necessary traits not only for the cow-calf producer and cattle feeder, but also meet demands of the packer, retailer and probably most importantly, the consumer who expects a quality eating experience first time, every time, all the time. We are one of the very, very few in the world that are tackling the genetics to supply superior feed efficiency, adequate marbling with tremendous percent lean meat yield, and genetically influenced superior meat tenderness. 10. All bulls offered at auction. No bulls are sold before our annual bull sale and none are saved for other events. Everyone has an equal chance at our very best, offered at a fair public auction. Price ranges for everyone, but as a whole have been at darn reasonable prices compared to other places. There are always bargains, especially at our sale being one of the very earliest of the bull sale season. We invite you to either start a positive experience using R&R Acres’ genetics, or if you have already used our bulls, to continue utilizing our research and data. Join us in improving not only our own herds, but also the beef business as a whole in an attempt to keep consumers eating and enjoying more beef at a reasonable, yet profitable price.


Top Ranking Bulls In Economically Important Traits 2018 Sale Bulls The summer 2016 born calves received no creep feed while on their mothers, were “coasted” through their first winter and went on feed efficiency and performance test in May for a 90 day period where they received a low starter silage ration through yearling age. Because of this they will not have big, fat weaning and yearling weights as at other bull suppliers. They returned to R&R Acres where they ran on grass and later in the Fall received free choice round bales of hay and a pelleted “no starch” ration developed by Country Junction Feeds, Wetaskiwin, Alta. proven to be best for their gut, feet and longevity.

-----Calving Ease Indicators----Lowest Actual Birthweights Rank Lot # Bwt.(lb.) 1 17 62 2 23 68 3 18 70 4 5 80 5 28 82 6 11 84 7tie 10 85 7tie 9 85 9 27 87 10tie 2 88 10tie 3 88 10tie 4 88 10tie 15 88 10tie 20 88 10tie 21 88

Lowest Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10tie 10tie 12 13tie 13tie 13tie

Best Calving Ease EPD Rank Lot # CED 1 23 15 2 24 14 3 15 12 4tie 28 10 4tie 20 10 4tie 19 10 7tie 2 8 7tie 27 8 7tie 17 8 7tie 18 8 11tie 22 7 11tie 5 7 11tie 30 7 14 9 6

Shortest Gestation Length EPD Rank Lot # GEST (days) 1 2 -5.7 2 22 -4.8 3 10 -4.4 4 1 -3.8 5 9 -3.7 6 8 -3.6 7tie 3 -3.5 7tie 5 -3.5 9 6 -3.4 10 30 -3.0 11tie 4 -2.8 11tie 11 -2.8 13 29 -2.6 14tie 7 -2.5 14tie 26 -2.5

Birthweight EPDs Lot # BW(EPD) 23 -4.0 22 -0.8 2 -0.5 24 -0.4 28 .1 5 .5 15 .6 9 .8 20 1.0 27 1.1 19 1.1 10 1.2 8 1.4 3 1.4 16 1.4

Top Net Feed Efficiency (RFI) Bulls (lbs. dry matter basis) Rank Lot # RFI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

5 7 11 4 20 3 22 16 21 29 27 9 2 6 19

-1.76 -1.57 -1.5 -1.19 -0.86 -0.73 -0.68 -0.61 -0.55 -0.53 -0.5 -0.45 -0.17 -0.15 -0.09

Top Straight Feed Conversion Bulls lbs. feed / lb. gain (dry matter basis) Rank Lot # lb. feed / lb gain 1 4 4.4 2 16 4.45 3 7 4.69 4 27 4.8 5 24 4.95 6 9 4.99 7 22 5.14 8 3 5.25 9 1 5.26 10 18 5.29 11 29 5.31 12 6 5.32 13 5 5.37 14 28 5.42 15 2 5.47

Top Average Daily Gain Bulls (lbs. per day) Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15tie 15tie

Lot# 16 4 1 15 24 12 7 18 3 13 20 22 6 29 10 14

ADG 6.5 5.43 5.39 4.90 4.87 4.84 4.70 4.69 4.67 4.66 4.64 4.61 4.59 4.46 4.41 4.41

-----Ultrasound Carcass Rankings----Rank 1 2 3 4tie 4tie 6 7tie 7tie 9tie 9tie 11 12tie 12tie 14 15

Top Ribeye Bulls Lot # sq in./100 lbs. live wt. 27 28 10 1 25 2 17 5 7 22 26 12 18 29 23

1.53 1.49 1.38 1.37 1.37 1.29 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.19 1.19 1.18 1.16

CUP Intramuscular Fat (IMF) Scores Canada USDA IMF Score Amt. of Marbling Grade Grade less than 2.3 Traces A Standard 2.3-3.99 Slight AA Select 4.00 - 5.70 Small AAA Choice Bulls will register at least a full degree less marbling than steers of the same age, genetics and feeding history. Remember, these R&R bulls and heifers have been “coasted” through their first winter and have not seen heavy feed to increase their marbling depositions. -48-

Intramuscular Fat (Marbling) Rank Lot # % IMF Index

% Lean Meat Yield Rank Lot # %

1 2 3 4 5 6tie 6tie 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

30 5 18 16 12 20 24 19 23 17 9 8 3 29 13

3.23 2.8 2.79 2.64 2.53 2.45 2.45 2.32 2.31 2.3 2.26 2.24 2.1 2.07 2.06

156 135 135 129 122 118 118 118 117 117 115 114 106 105 105

1 12 2 28 10 20 22 14 7 3 18 13 27 11 19 17 25 30

70.6 69.33 68.6 68.5 68.4 67.8 67.7 67.6 67.5 67.3 67.1 67.0 66.9 66.9 66.7 66.7 66.5 66.4


Several of the % Simmental bulls do not have EPDs for Docility, Scrotal or Gestation Length as the Canadian Simmental Association does not have these EPDs. Calving Ease Maternal Lot EPD % Ranking 23 13 1 11 11 1 17 11 1 18 11 1 19 11 1 22 10 1 9 10 1 5 10 1 8 10 1 6 10 1 30 10 1 7 10 1 15 10 1 28 10 1 10 9 2 27 9 2 14 9 2 3 9 2 24 9 2 25 9 2

Birthweight Lot EPD % Ranking 23 -4.0 1 22 -.8 3 2 -.5 4 24 -.4 4 28 .1 10 5 .5 10

Lot

EPD Top Percentiles - Rankings Within The Breed 2017 Fall EPDs

Total Maternal EPD % Ranking

1 77 1 12 77 1 4 72 2 2 71 3 3 71 3 10 71 3 15 70 4 9 70 4 11 70 4 25 70 4 24 69 5 17 69 5 18 69 5 13 69 5 Calving Ease Direct Lot EPD % Ranking 23 15 1 24 14 1 15 12 1 19 10 3 20 10 3 28 10 3 17 8 10 18 8 10 27 8 10 2 8 10 Gestation Length Lot EPD % Ranking 2 -5.7 1 22 -4.8 3 10 -4.4 5

Lot 11 6 12 9 25 29 21 Lot 30 6 11 8 21 3 1 29 22 10 2 9 5 4 7 27 26

International Limousin Genetic Evaluation

Scrotal EPD % Ranking 1.40 2 1.35 4 1.32 4 1.32 4 1.30 4 1.30 4 1.30 4 Docility EPD % Ranking 41 1 37 1 36 1 34 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 33 2 33 2 33 2 33 2 32 2 32 2 30 4 30 4 30 4 30 4

Stayability Lot EPD % Ranking 19 12 15 30 12 15 6 11 25 4 11 25

Weaning Weight Lot EPD % Ranking 15 92 2 12 92 2 1 90 2 25 90 2 24 84 3 3 83 4 17 83 4 18 83 4 16 82 4 4 81 4 11 80 5 7 80 5 13 80 5 Carcass Weight Lot EPD % Ranking 25 55 1 1 54 1 24 51 1 29 49 2 4 47 2 15 46 3 3 46 3 13 46 3 11 45 3 17 44 4 18 44 4 10 44 4 7 43 4 21 42 5 6 41 5

Yearling Weight Lot EPD % Ranking 1 149 1 12 139 1 3 134 1 24 132 1 11 129 2 10 129 2 6 129 2 29 128 2 15 125 2 21 125 2 25 123 2 13 123 2 17 120 3 18 120 3 4 119 3 30 118 4 16 117 4 7 117 4 8 117 4 9 116 4 20 116 4 2 114 5 Lot 2 23 22 9 10 1 12 20 5 4

Genotype Selection Accurately Predicts Cattle Market Characteristics By Grant Woronuk, PHD Quantum Genetix Genotyping is a powerful tool in shaping modern livestock management programs, as a detailed understanding of cattle DNA facilitates practial breeding and feedlot resource allocation strategies. As keen feedlot producers are becoming increasingly aware of the reliability of genetic profiling when making purchasing decisions, cattle genotyping is an excellent tool to assist breeders in selecting animal traits because such techniques provide an objective measure of livestock market potential. Leptin affects appetite and metabolism

All double registered % Simmentals are included, except lot 16 (RRA 3D) only because he is higher % Simmental.

therefore, the different genotypes fatten at different rates. Fat accumulation is expensive. Growth traits are associated with fat accumulation. Carcass fat is a factor in determining yield and quality grade. PMCH is associated with increased meat tenderness and increased fat. Homozygous favorable Leptin TT = associated with increased weaning weight, increased rate of fat

Milk EPD 36 34 34 33 32 32 31 31 31 31

% Ranking 5 10 10 15 20 20 20 20 20 20

Lot 1 12 20 22 14 17 18 24 10 13 Lot 19 12 15 13 23 24 17 18 14 20 5 9 8 30 6 3 4 7 11 25 29

Ribeye Area EPD % Ranking 1.37 1 1.1 1 1.06 1 .97 1 .83 3 .81 3 .81 3 .80 4 .80 4 .78 5 Marbling EPD % Ranking .49 1 .41 1 .41 1 .38 1 .37 1 .35 1 .35 1 .35 1 .32 1 .26 1 .19 1 .14 1 .11 1 .07 2 -.01 3 -.02 3 -.03 3 -.05 4 -.06 4 -.07 5 -.07 5

Leptin, PMCH Explained deposition, increased milk butterfat (cow). Leptin CT = intermediate effects Leptin CC = weaker performer in criteria mentioned above Homozygous favorable PMCH AA = associated with increased meat tenderness, increased fat. PMCH AT = intermediate PMCH TT = weaker performer for meat tenderness and fat

R&R Acres’ 2018 Sale Bulls 13 of 30 Homozygous Favorable for Leptin -49-

18 of 30 Homozygous Favorable for PMCH


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Past R&R Acres’ Cattle College Bulls Best Compilation of Statistical Data R&R Beefmaker 18C ‘17 Cattle College Bull R&R Beefmaker 11Z x GLDN Ms Lodestar 102X ADG: 4.81 lbs. Rank 6 REA:1.36 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 1.96 RFI: -1.17 Feed Conversion: 4.27 Bwt: NA unasst. Gest.: 281 days Wwt.: 556 Ywt.: 1,296

R&R Mr. Jock 9W ‘11 Cattle College Bull HUNT Mr. Jock 44J x R&R Milkmaid 143R (JCL Lodestar 27L) ADG: 5.31 lbs. Index: 144 REA:1.34 sq. in./100 lbs. Marbling: 1.49 RFI: -1.57 Feed Conversion: 3.06 Bwt: 104 unasst. Wwt.: 711 Ywt.: 1,364 • Purchased by Leonard Limousin, Iowa

R&R Beefmaker 99B ‘16 Cattle College Bull R&R Beefmaker 15Y x R&R Milkmaid 4U ADG: 4.54 lbs. Rank 1 REA:1.21 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 2.63 RFI: -1.32 Feed Conversion: 5.33 Bwt: 90 unasst. Wwt.: 654 Ywt.: 1,272 • Purchased by Alvin Miller, Alberta

R&R Beefmaker 16X ‘12 Cattle College Bull HUNT Mr. Jock 44J x R&R Milkmaid 90N (R&R Redwood) ADG: 5.85 lbs. Rank 2 REA:1.35 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 4.00 RFI: .52 Feed Conversion: 4.64 Bwt: 89 unasst. Wwt.: 520 Ywt.: 1,451 • Purchased by Spring Willow Ranch, Alta.

R&R Beefmaker FE 64Y

‘13 Cattle College Bull R&R Beefmaker 14T x R&R Milkmaid 76U ADG: 4.53 lbs. Rank 11 REA:1.44 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 2.65 RFI: -.64 Feed Conversion: 3.00 Bwt: 95 unasst. Wwt.: 491 Ywt.:1,064 • Purchased by Middleton Ranch, Alta.

R&R Beefmaker 72A ‘15 Cattle College Bull R&R Mr Jock 23X x R&R Milkmaid 23T ADG: 3.79 lbs. Rank 9 REA:1.31 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 2.81 RFI: -.13 Feed Conversion: 4.99 Bwt: 98 unasst. Wwt.: 574 Ywt.: 1,160 • Purchased by Second Chance Cattle Co., Alta.

R&R Beefmaker 36Z ‘14 Cattle College Bull R&R Mr Jock 9W x R&R Milkmaid 122T ADG: 5.25 lbs. Rank 2 REA:1.31 sq. in./100 lbs.live wt. Marbling: 3.41 RFI: -.45 Feed Conversion: 3.89 Bwt: 91 unasst. Wwt.: 561 Ywt.: 1,278 • Purchased by Wenbourne Farms, Alta. -51-


­Using EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) Example: BW +2.3 (.73)

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are used to compare the genetic merit of animals in various traits. An EPD predicts the difference in performance of future offspring of a parent, as compared to progeny from other parents, when each are bred to mates of equal value.­ A Gestation Length EPDs (GL) or (GEST) Calculated from breeding and calving date information. Expressed in days. Low gestation EPDs indicate genetics for shorter average gestation lengths of offspring. Advantages could be 1) an increase in post partum time interval and thus improved rebreeding performance; 2) decreased birthweight and improved calving ease 3) increased actual weaning weight because of increased age of calf. B. Birth Weight EPDs (BW) Expressed in pounds of calf weight at birth. Lower EPDs indicate less birthweight in progeny. C. Weaning Weight EPDs (WW) D. Yearling Weight EPDs (YW) Both are expressed in expected added pounds of calf at 205 days of age and 365 days of age, respectively. E. Milking Ability EPDs (MILK) or (MA) A sire’s milk EPD is expressed as the additional pounds of weaning weight of calves from daughters, due to genes for milk passed on from the sire to his daughters. F. Scrotal Circumference EPDs (SC) Expressed in centimeters (cm.), with higher values indicating genes for larger yearling scrotal circumferences of sons. G. Docility EPDs (DOC) Higher EPD values indicate genetics for higher docility (calmer behavior) H. Carcass Weight EPDs (CW) Expressed in pounds of carcass weight of progeny. I. Ribeye Area EPDs (REA) Expressed in square inches of ribeye area in progeny. A common, well accepted measure of muscularity in a carcass is a measure of the loin muscle (ribeye) between the 12th and 13th rib. J. Back Fat Thickness EPDs (FAT) Inches of fat cover over the loin measured between the 12 and 13th ribs. K. Marbling Score EPDs (MARB) The marbling score EPD is expressed in units of numeric marbling score, with higher values indicating genes for greater deposition of intramuscular fat, or higher expected marbling score and higher USDA or Canada quality grade. L. Calving Ease Direct EPD (CED) Calving ease of this animal’s progeny in % unassisted births. Higher is better. M. Calving Ease Maternal EPD (CEM) Calving ease of daughters in % unassisted births. Higher is better. N. Average Daily Gain (ADG) Rate of gain between weaning and yearling in pounds. Higher is better. O. Stayability (STAY) Ability of cows to stay producing more years in the herd as % probability. Higher is better. P. All Purpose Index (API) Dollars per cow exposed under an all-purpose-sire scenario. Evaluates sires for use on the entire cowherd while retaining replacement heifers and feeding out remaining calves and sold grade and yield. Higher is better. Q. Terminal Index (TI) Dollars per cow exposed under scenario where sires are used on mature cows with all progeny put on feed and sold grade and yield. Higher is better. Accuracy: What does it mean and how to use it? Accuracy is a measure of the reliability associated with an EPD designated by a numeric value which ranges from 0 to 1.0. Accuracy indicates the type and amount of performance information which was used to calculate the EPD. Accuracies defined as (P) indicates that the animal’s EPD is only an average of its two parents’ EPDs for that trait. The higher the number (accuracy) figure, the more accurate the trait measured should be. All EPDs in this catalog are current Spring 2018 information. Spring 2018 International Limousin and Simmental Genetic Evaluations - Average for Non Parents GL CED BW  WW YW  Milk CEM SC ST DOC CW REA YG FAT MARB API TI (days) (%) (lbs) (lbs) (lbs) (lbs) (%) (cm) (%) (%) (lbs) (in2) (%) (in.) (units) Cdn Limousin -2.8 5.0 2.9 64 89 26 5 .6 9 19 26 .50 -.29 -.08 -.32 Cdn Simmental NA 6.3 3.7 67.5 97.7 24.4 7.3 NA 10.1 NA 33.3 .61 NA -.062 -.06 101.5 63.1 furnished in the name of the new owner upon request. • Rights and Obligations The terms and conditions of the sale shall constitute a contract between the buyer and the seller and be equally • Breeder Guarantee binding on both parties. Animals resold following purchase in this sale shall constitute a separate transaction and the rights and obligations of the two parties connected thereto are not covered by the terms and conditions of this sale.

• Announcements

Announcements from the block shall take precedence over printed material in the catalogue. Buyers are therefore cautioned to pay attention to any such announcements.

• Bidding

Animals will be sold singly or in lots to the highest bidder. Bidding will be carried out in Canadian dollars.

• Auctioneer

The auctioneer will settle any disputes as to bids, and his decision on such matters will be final. The auctioneer shall have the right to refuse bids from anyone who has a previous record of default in payment of who has not made proper credit clearance with the Sale Management prior to the sale.

Should any bull 14 months of age or over fail to prove a breeder after being used on cows known to be breeders, the matter shall be reported in writing to the seller within six months following date of purchase. The seller will then have the right and privilege of six months to prove the bull a breeder. No guarantee is given that the semen collected from the bull will freeze.

• Settlement of Guarantee

Transportation charges on animals returned to the seller are for the account of the buyer. No incidental expenses such as feed, care, A.I., signing fees, interest, veterinary charges, etc. will be charged by either party when making settlement. If the seller is successful in proving the animal in question to be a breeder, then said animal must be reclaimed by the buyer at his or her expense. Should the seller fail to prove the animal a breeder, the buyer is guaranteed a satisfactory replacement, F.O.B. ranch or location of origin, or equal value as credit in a future sale. In no event shall the seller be responsible for more than the original purchase price.

• Risk

• Soliciting

• Terms

• Accidents

Cattle are at the risk of the buyer as soon as they are sold. Terms of the sale are cash or cheque payable at par at sale time. Current rate of exchange as of sale day will apply to purchases made by U.S. buyers. Parties unknown to the sales manager desiring to settle by personal cheque, should bring a letter of identification from their bankers. Right of property shall not pass until full settlement is made. Sales management reserve the right to require a certified cheque as settlement before releasing any sale cattle. Should any buyer fail to settle for his purchases or defaults in any manner, sales management reserves full power to resell the animal to the best advantage either publicly or privately without further notice. Any loss arising from such resale together with keep and all other expenses incurred shall be payable by the defaulter. All settlements must be made with the clerks of the sale before any cattle will be released.

• Registration Papers

Each animal will carry papers issued by the CLA, CSA or NALF. Proper certificates issued by the Association will be

Promoting the sale of cattle, other than those in the sale, is frowned upon and considered an unethical practice during any sale. Although every precaution will be taken to protect the safety and comfort of buyers, neither sales management, auctioneer nor the owner assumes any responsibility in these matters and disclaims any liability legal or otherwise in the event of accident or loss of property.

• Announcements

INSURANCE - Insurance will be available. MAIL BIDS - Mail or wire bids may be furnished in confidential form. Bids should be in the hands of the sales staff as long as possible prior to the time of the sale.

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Crossfield

N

Hwy 567

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R&R Acres #2 Hwy

Dickson Stevenson Trail

Twp. Rd 280

Big Hill Springs Rd

Hwy 567

Airdrie Deerfoot Tr / #2 Hwy

Main St.

Superstore

Calgary

Yankee Valley Blvd.

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