University of Florida Brahman Bull Sale

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i d a B ra h m a n r o l F f o y Bull sit r e Sal v i n e May 6, 2020 U

M O D E R AT E F R A M E D • G E N T L E • P E R F O R M A N C E T E S T E D

Sale is conducted by the UF Animal Sciences Seedstock class, all proceeds support the Beef Teaching Unit and UF Brahman Project.

Sale conducted online by Cattle in Motion. Bulls can be viewed at cattleinmotion.com Sale starts on May 6th at 7 pm EST and end on May 7th at 7 pm EST


UN IVER S IT Y OF F LOR I DA I NAUG UR AL BUL L SAL E MAY 6 TH 2020. The University of Florida began developing a research herd of Brahman cattle approximately five years ago. The intent of the herd was to study reproductive traits and carcass performance in the Brahman breed. The nucleus of the herd originated from the Sub Tropical Research Station at Brooksville which conducted research with Brahman cattle for more than 50 years. When the station closed, the Animal Science department had the opportunity to obtain the majority of the Brahman females. In the past five years, the herd has grown in size with the ultimate goal of having 250 spring calving Brahman cows. The herd size has increased through the use of, AI, Embryo Transfer, and In vitro Fertilization. Sexed semen was used to generate more females in the herd but many bulls were born out of natural matings and AI with nonsexed semen. Initially, this was a fall/winter calving herd which is reflective in many of the bull’s birthdates. Approximately 45 bulls were born in the 2017/2018 calf crop. I decided to start teaching a Seedstock Management and Marketing course, using these bulls, in the spring of 2019. The students in class collect all the data and learn about the principles of Seedstock production including selection, feeding, and marketing. This original set of bulls will be 2.5 years old when first marketed and have served as the guinea pigs for both my spring 2019 and 2020 classes. These 14 bulls offered for sale represent a very select group. Heavy attention has been placed on udder quality in the females of this herd. Additionally, no calves in the sale required assistance at birth or with nursing. At weaning, bulls were disposition scored and only bulls with exceptional dispositions were allowed to move to the next phase. Heavy attention was also placed on birthweight; the sale bulls averaged 73 lbs. In addition, heavy emphasis was placed on sheath score, with most of the bulls in the sale being a sheath score 2. The bulls were halter broke by the Block and Bridle Club and all of the bulls remain intensely gentle and approachable today. As a learning tool for the students, we ultrasounded these bulls at 15-17 months, in April of 2019. We also conducted a semen test on the bulls to determine early puberty. This was a one-time snapshot with 6 of the 14 bulls passing a full BSE at 15-17 months. In the catalog, a yearling SC is reported on the bulls as an indication of their early fertility. All bulls have passed a BSE in the last 60 days before the sale. These bulls were gain tested for 88 days on a commodity based ration. The bulls average consumption was 15.3lbs of feed (as fed) a day plus hay for the test duration. Sale bulls averaged 2.34 lbs of gain per day. Great care was taken to develop

UF Brahman Bull Sale


bulls at a moderate pace and this set of bulls has great feet and good joints as a result. The bulls have been forage developed for the past year in preparation for the sale and did not receive supplement last summer. They are ready to go to work in the real world. This sale would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of many purebreed Brahman breeders in Florida. Many of these breeders have been long time supporters of the Animal Science Department and have been generous with their donations of cattle, semen, and embryos. In addition, they have provided invaluable advice. Danny Driver is the herdsman at the Beef Unit who bred and raised these bulls and has been an important part of this entire project. Jesse Savell is the herdsman at the Beef Teaching Unit and has been involved in selection and feeding of these bulls from weaning up till the sale. Of course, the 15 students who have taken the class the past two years have also played a critical part in setting the stage for the First Annual University of Florida Brahman Bull Sale. Hope you will join us on May 6th for the start of a new tradition.

Sincerely. Todd A. Thrift

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Notes on Interpretation of the Catalog Data. Actual and Adjusted data BW-actual birth weight recorded in first 24 hours of birth. Indicator of potential calving difficulty. Adj 205 wt-Adjusted weaning weight in pounds adjusted for age and sex of calf in addition to age of dam. Adjustment is made to a standard of 205 days. Indication of a bull’s growth rate and dams milking ability Adj 365 wt- Adjusted yearling weight in pounds adjusted to 365 days of age. Indication of a bulls growth rate Yrlng SC- Actual yearling scrotal circumference measured in cm. Actual measurement taken when yearling weight was recorded. Not adjusted for age. Indication of a bull’s age at puberty. Brahman bulls are later maturing so these numbers should not be compared to similar age British or Continental bulls. REA- Adjusted ribeye area in square inches. Actual ribeye measurement taken by ultrasound adjusted for age of bull. Indication of a bulls muscle. REA/cwt- Ratio of actual ribeye area to the actual weight of the bull on the ultrasound date. Not adjusted for age. Ratios of 1.1 or more are desirable. This is a better indicator of relative muscling in relation to bull size. FT- Adjusted fat thickness in inches taken at the 13th rib via ultrasound and adjusted for age of bull. Indication of fleshing ability and can be used to help interpret IMF percentage. Bulls are typically very lean and their FT is highly correlated to the feeding regime. IMF- Adjusted percent intramuscular fat based on ultrasound and adjusted for age of bull. Indication of a bull’s ability for marbling. IMF % of 4.0% correlate to low choice. Bulls generally have less IMF than steers due to testosterone. Current Weight- Weight taken at breeding soundness exam on March 12, 2020. Current Scrotal Circumference- Scrotal circumference in cm at breeding soundness exam on March 12, 2020. EPD- Expected Progeny Differences BW- Birth weight expressed in pounds. Breed average for 2017 is 1.7 lbs. Related to calving ease or difficulty as a result of birth weight. Lower numbers would indicated less calving difficulty potentially but are not a guarantee of calving ease. WW- Weaning weight expressed in pounds. Breed average for 2017 is 16 lbs. Dual trait that is made up of a bull’s ability to grow and his dam’s ability to milk. YW- Yearling weight expressed in pounds. Breed average for 2017 is 27 lbs. True measure of a bull’s ability to grow. Larger numbers also correlate to increases in mature cow size and feed consumption. Milk- Milk production expressed in pounds a calf due to a bull’s daughter’s ability to milk. Breed average for 2017 is 7.0lbs. Estimation of milking ability of a bull’s daughter. Higher numbers indicate more milk potential in daughters but also increased nutrient requirements of daughters. SC- Scrotal circumference in cm. Breed average for 2017 is -0.06. Bulls with greater genetic potential for scrotal circumference have been shown to sire offspring that reach puberty earlier. Larger numbers are more desirable. Marb- Marbling score. Breed average for 2017 is 0.27. Indication of a bull’s ability to sire calves with a higher intramuscular fat content. Larger numbers are more desirable. REA- Ribeye area is a measure of muscling. Indication of a bull’s ability to sire heavier muscled calves. Breed average for 2017 is 1.33. Larger numbers are more desirable. Tend- Tenderness. Breed average for 2017 is 0.01. Prediction of a meat tenderness. Larger numbers are more desirable. DOC- Docility. Breed average for 2017 is 1.00. Indication of a bull’s disposition. Larger numbers are more desirable. $Q- $ Queen. Breed average for 2017 is 22.77. Index of several traits that are related to maternal production. Larger numbers are more desirable. UF Brahman Bull Sale


Genomically Enhanced EPD Supplement Calcualted from the UF Brahman Project Dr. Raluca Mateescu

These genomically enhanced EPDs were calculated from data in the American Brahman Breeders database in addition to information obtained from DNA analysis of the University of Florida Brahman and Multibred herds.

University of Florida 2020 Brahman Bull Sale Terms and Conditions Bidding will be online at the Cattle in Motion website starting on May 6th at 7 pm EST and ending on May 7th at 7 pm EST. View bulls online at cattleinmotion.com Starting bid for all bulls will be $2,000. Bids will be in $100 increments. Terms: Bulls must be paid for with a check made payable to the University of Florida at the time of pickup. Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements. Bulls must be picked from the University of Florida Beef Teaching Unit by May 20th unless prior arrangements have been made. Semen has been collected on bulls 331/8, 313/8 and 309/8. University of Florida Department of Animal Science will retain an interest in these three bulls and reserves the right to register purebred Brahman calves out of this semen. Full possession and full salvage value of the bull will go to purchaser of the bull. Registration certificates will be transferred to buyer if requested. University will pay for cost of transfer. Please provide name, ranch name, address, and association member number when making payment. All bulls have passed a breeding soundness exam in the past 60 days. Health papers can be obtained on bulls for out of state shipment. Trichomoniasis testing will have to be done on bulls sold out of state prior to shipment. This test will be at the bull buyer’s expense. All lots are virgin bulls and have not been exposed to cows. Any deviation from these terms of any kind will be stated on the Cattle in Motion website and will take precedence. Sale day phone numbers Todd Thrift 352-538-3146 Jesse Savell 352-494-3397

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LOT 1 UF M R . GATOR 309/8

R EG : 97 7415

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

66

510

826

2.33

28

10.45

1.20

0.20

1.71

1

EPD BW

-2.1

WW

11.4

YW

19.8

Milk

8.7

SC

0.08

Marb

3.58

REA

0.06

Tend

-0.01

DOC

-0.85

$Q

18.60

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DOB: 12/3/17 Current Weight: 1385 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36 This herd sire prospect was a standout in the weaning pen! Everyone who saw him appreciated his balance, eye appeal and muscle. He has a “no holes” EPD profile and phenotype. Just a great, well-balanced bull. The “NMSU 6X Cloverdale 5129” daughters have performed exceptionally well in our program, and this time was no exception. He is also one of the most gentle bulls in the offering. We like him so much, that we are retaining a breeding interest in this bull for in herd use. Don’t miss this early puberty offering.

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Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 16 months of age Top 2% for BW EPD and 66 lb actual BW Top 10% for Milk EPD Top 23% for Marbling EPD Outstanding REA/cwt 1.20


LOT 2 UF M R . GATOR 313/8

R EG : 980096

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

74

477

805

2.02

24

10.61

1.28

0.13

2.31

1

EPD BW

-0.3

WW

2.8

YW

8.0

Milk

8.8

SC

0.01

Marb

7.26

REA

0.07

Tend

0.03

DOC

-0.42

$Q

17.03

DOB: 12/16/17 Current Weight: 1455 Current Scrotal Circumference: 35 This exceptional young bull just keeps getting better with age. He was the highlight of the yearling bulls phenotypically. Deep sided and easy fleshing; the cow making kind! We just love the capacity, balance, and soundness this bull offers. He is another bull out of a “NMSU 6X Cloverdale 5129” daughter, who passed a BSE at 16 months of age! This bull has herd sire written all over him! Don’t miss this dark pigmented female producer. We are retaining a breeding interest in this bull for in herd use.

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Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 16 months of age Top 8% for BW EPD and 74 lb actual BW Top 5% for Marbling EPD Top 22% for Milk EPD IMF Ratio 117

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LOT 3 UF M R . GATOR 331/8

R EG : 97 742 9

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/CWT

FT

IMF

DISPO

68

518

816

2.56

29

9.51

1.13

0.22

1.97

3

EPD BW

-2.1

WW

8.8

YW

15.5

Milk

4.2

SC

-0.02

Marb

2.24

REA

0.05

Tend

-0.03

DOC

0.22

$Q

3.97

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DOB: 1/17/18 Current Weight: 1400 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36 Talk about moderate and thick! This young bull is another crowd favorite. Super moderate and very easy fleshing. We are excited about this young herd sire prospect that is one of the first to be produced out of “UF MR GATOR 214-0306”. Our program is young, but don’t overlook the old STARS females back in this bull’s pedigree. A calving ease, early puberty, clean sheathed meat wagon. What else could you ask for? We are retaining a breeding interest in this bull for in herd use.

• Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 16 months of age • Top 2%of BW EPD and 68 lb Actual BW • Highest Yearling Scrotal Circumference in contemporary group


LOT 4 UF M R . GATOR 339/8

R EG : 97 7434

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/CWT

FT

IMF

DISPO

70

519

788

2.73

26.5

10.08

1.23

0.10

1.80

1

EPD BW

-2.3

WW

10.9

YW

14.8

Milk SC

7.1 -0.03

Marb

5.09

REA

0.06

Tend

0.03

DOC

0.77

$Q

DOB: 1/22/18 Current Weight: 1445 Current Scrotal Circumference: 37 This bull may be a sleeper, but he is one of my personal favorites. He just grows on you the longer you study him. Partin bred on top and Texas A&M on the bottom. This bull is another heavy muscled, easy fleshing bull with tons of capacity. This young bull just does a lot of things right. Balanced numbers and balanced performance. All things in moderation.

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Top 2% for BW EPD and 70 lb Actual BW Top 12% for Marbling EPD Second high gaining bull in gain test with a 117 ADG Ratio Outstanding REA/cwt 1.23

18.80

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LOT 5 UF M R . GATOR 310/8

R EG : 97 7416

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

66

483

787

2.22

26.5

10.2

1.26

0.04

2.21

1

EPD BW

-3.1

WW

-2.1

YW

-2.0

Milk

5.9

SC

0.02

Marb

4.44

REA

-0.03

Tend

-0.03

DOC

0.31

$Q

10.02

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DOB: 12/15/17 Current Weight: 1310 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36.5 This is another “REP Walter Manso” son. This may be the most moderate and easy fleshing bull in the offering! Lots of Florida breeding in this pedigree. If you are looking for a bull to moderate some larger framed cows, or need something with a low birth weight, take a close look at this deep sided option.

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Top 1% for BW EPD and 66 lb Actual BW Top 16% for Marbling EPD Outstanding REA/cwt 1.26 Super moderate framed Easy fleshing


LOT 6 UF M R . GATOR 401/8

BW Adj 205 wt 71

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

911

2.56

23.5

9.46

1.03

0.18

3.08

1

505

EPD BW

-0.5

WW

8.5

YW

9.5

Milk

7.0

SC

0.02

Marb

4.84

REA

-0.14

Tend

0.00

DOC

-0.46

$Q

10.16

R EG :

DOB: 12/28/17 Current Weight: 1455 Current Scrotal Circumference: 35 This is the first bull out of our embryo transfer program to be offered for sale. 401/8 is a larger framed bull with plenty of growth. Check out the royal Florida bred pedigree behind this one! Produced by a productive daughter of “KCC Sutton Dubo 135”! Don’t miss this growthy frame score 6 bull who scanned with the highest IMF % of all the bulls we developed. Add pounds and quality grade to your herd at the same time!

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Top 7% for BW EPD and 71 lb Actual BW Top 14% for Marbling EPD Highest % IMF in the contemporary group at 3.08% IMF Ratio 156 Highest Yearling Weight of the contemporary group Embryo calf

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LOT 7 UF M R . GATOR 303/8

R EG : 97 7404

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

72

552

886

2.95

28.5

8.6

0.91

0.09

1.92

1

EPD BW

0.5

WW

21.2

YW

37.3

Milk

9.6

SC

0.03

Marb

3.63

REA

0.12

Tend

-0.01

DOC

-1.13

$Q

38.59

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DOB: 11/20/17 Current Weight: 1500 Current Scrotal Circumference: 33.5 Check out this growth powerhouse! Not only does he have the highest growth EPDs in this offering, he also recorded the highest ADG on test. This rugged made bull should add pounds at weaning and on the rail. Half-brother to Lot 1, sired by the proven bull “KCC Double Dubo 117”.

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Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 17 months of age Top 19% for BW EPD and 72 lb Actual BW Top 21% for YW EPD and highest YW EPD bull in the sale Top 23% for Marbling EPD Highest ADG in bull test with a 126 ADG ratio Second highest $ Queen index


LOT 8 UF M R . GATOR 304/8

R EG : 980095

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

80

499

750

2.22

26

9.94

1.19

0.05

1.22

3

EPD BW

0.0

WW

1.1

YW

0.7

Milk

8.6

SC

0.00

Marb

-1.73

REA

0.07

Tend

0.00

DOC

-1.01

$Q

10.22

DOB: 11/23/17 Current Weight: 1465 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36 Another frame score 6 bull with plenty of bone and great pigment. 304/8 is upheaded, free moving, and extended; with lots of masculinity and breed character. If you like them dark pigmented with plenty of bone and a big foot, check this one out. Half-brother to Lot 2, sired by “JCC Sugara Lox Esto 735”. We really like the “735” calves.

• Top 12% for BW EPD • Top 12% for Milk EPD • Outstanding REA/cwt 1.19

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LOT 9 UF M R . GATOR 311/8

R EG : 97 7419

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

78

514

753

1.99

24

10.1

1.25

EPD BW

0.3

WW

10.6

YW

11.2

Milk

7.6

SC

0.04

Marb

10.19

REA

0.02

Tend

0.00

DOC

-1.01

$Q

11.55

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FT

IMF

0.010 2.63

DISPO 1

DOB: 12/15/17 Current Weight: 1345 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36 311/8 is another foundation bred bull with a little bit of Texas A&M genetics thrown in there as an outcross. Have a look at the carcass numbers on this one. Great marbling potential! Another frame score 6 bull with plenty of size and depth. Half-brother to Lot 1.

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Top 15% for BW EPD Top 2% for Marbling EPD and 3rd highest % IMF IMF Ratio 133 Outstanding REA/cwt 1.25


LOT 10 UF M R . GATOR 342 /8

R EG : 981816

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

62

531

782

2.27

25

10.34

1.27

0.08

1.38

1

EPD BW

-0.9

WW

21.7

YW

30.0

Milk

5.3

SC

-0.07

Marb

1.05

REA

0.21

Tend

0.02

DOC

2.05

$Q

25.46

DOB: 1/26/18 Current Weight: 1340 Current Scrotal Circumference: 36.5 This red tinted bull has a very balanced set of numbers across the board. As a calf, he was very eye-appealing with his novel color and his super level hip. Excellent curve bender potential with this bull! He is just as gentle as his sire “KCC 411 of 475 – 230”.

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Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 15 months of age Top 5% for BW EPD Lowest Actual BW bull in the sale at 62 lb Highest WW EPD of the contemporary group and third highest adjusted 205 day weaning weight • 2nd highest YW EPD of the contemporary group • Outstanding REA/cwt 1.27

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LOT 11 UF M R . GATO R 305/ 8

R EG : 981806

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

68

519

788

1.93

28

10.76

1.27

0.14

1.30

1

EPD BW

-1.9

WW

9.4

YW

15.1

Milk

7.1

SC

0.30

Marb

-6.64

REA

0.14

Tend

0.05

DOC

1.51

$Q

23.48

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DOB: 11/25/17 Current Weight: 1385 Current Scrotal Circumference: 37.5 305/8 is long bodied and heavy muscled out of a Steve Wilkins bull “SRW MR. FLYING W 831” from Texas and a young UF cow with a great udder. This bull excels for Birth Weight and Ribeye Area, among other things. The fact that he passed a BSE at 17 months of age coincides with his top 2% Scrotal Circumference EPD. This bull also has a great underline!

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Passed Breeding Soundness Exam at 17 months of age Top 2% for BW EPD and 68 lb Actual BW Top 2% for Scrotal Circumference EPD Excellent udder score of 7 and teat score of 8 on his dam REA ratio 107 Outstanding REA/cwt 1.27


LOT 1 2 UF M R . GATOR 306/8

R EG : 97 7411

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

78

469

791

2.27

25

9.77

1.20

0.07

2.97

1

EPD BW

-0.2

WW

6.3

YW

19.8

Milk

4.5

SC

0.16

Marb

10.66

REA

0.29

Tend

0.00

DOC

-0.93

$Q

DOB: 11/26/17 Current Weight: 1410 Current Scrotal Circumference: 33.5 Another long bodied, squared hipped bull with a great underline. 306/8 is out of a great uddered 3 year old UF cow and the masculine “KCC 340 of 256 – 250”. Take a look at his top 1% Marbling EPD! Marbling and Maternal, what a combination!

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Top 10% for BW EPD Top 6% for Scrotal Circumference EPD Top 1% for marbling EPD and second highest IMF % in the group IMF Ratio 150 Outstanding REA/cwt 1.20

45.44

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LOT 13 UF M R . GATOR 370/8

R EG : 980 103

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

82

583

899

2.56

21

10.11

1.20

0.18

1.50

1

EPD BW

-0.3

WW

12.6

YW

26.0

Milk

6.6

SC

0.03

Marb

-2.20

REA

0.20

Tend

-0.09

DOC

2.28

$Q

22.46

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DOB: 3/7/18 Current Weight: 1360 Current Scrotal Circumference: 34 Check out the Red Brahman bull in this offering! A little bit of Texas A&M breeding on both sides of the pedigree resulted in this Spring born bull turning out red. Just look at how well-balanced he is though! Don’t let the fact that he is a few months younger bother you. This young bull is out of a heifer that calved at 2 years old! Thinking about selecting for early puberty? Here’s your chance to get ahead of the curve.

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Top 8% for BW EPD Top 4% for tenderness EPD Highest adjusted 205 d weaning weight in the sale Slightly younger than the other bulls Outstanding REA/cwt 1.20 Solid red bull with some red genes in his pedigree


LOT 14 UF M R . GATOR 418/8

R EG : 980706

BW

Adj 205 wt

Adj 365 wt

ADG

Yrlng SC

REA

REA/cwt

FT

IMF

DISPO

85

525

794

1.82

21.5

10.97

1.47

0.17

1.73

3

EPD BW

-2.5

WW

1.9

YW

12.8

Milk

4.6

SC

0.10

Marb

1.65

REA

0.15

Tend

0.01

DOC

0.75

$Q

DOB: 3/11/18 Current Weight: 1140 Current Scrotal Circumference: 34.5 This young Spring born bull is another calf out of our embryo transfer program. He is out of the well-known calving ease and carcass bull “MR KALLION 1352” and a proven donor cow from the STARS USDA Station in Brooksville. This bull is a great calving ease option! Don’t discount him just because he is younger. He has had to compete with the big boys his whole life.

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Top 1% for BW EPD Top 11% for Scrotal Circumference EPD Embryo calf out of Mr Kallion 1352 Largest adjusted REA of all sale bulls with a 109 REA Ratio Youngest bull in the sale

27.36

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