BULLS FROM It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Annual ‘Bulls from the Heart’ Sale. Brad, Aleta & family run a top notch program on the Island at Heart of the Valley Farms and were the host of the very successful Canadian Angus National Convention “Hoedown on the Pacific” this past spring. Sure, was a great time! This year, changes have happened for the Bull Sale and a new venture was created, but what hasn’t changed is the quality of the bulls on offer, from Heart of the Valley. The Chappell’s stand behind their product and are always willing to work with new owners on their purchases. Do visit with him and be prepared for a good Heart to Heart! The Red Angus bulls have some serious herdsire candidates being out of some breed leading Sires such as Bono and Copenhagen. These Red Angus bulls have good hair coats, disposition, and great feet and are very marketable bloodlines. New to this year’s event is a group of Black Angus bulls that Heart of the Valley has a shared interest in, and this will enhance the sale with their customers looking for some thick, heavy muscled Black Angus bulls, with another set of breed leader sires, Syndicate, Coalition & more. All the bulls can be seen at U2 Ranch at Coaldale, Ab. For viewing up to March 24th, before they make their way to Williams Lake, B.C. We at OBI have seen the product first hand and will be in Williams Lake, one day prior to the sale and are ready to discuss potential herdbulls or commercial bulls with you. We know the Chappell’s program very well and they run an outstanding cow herd. So please do give us a call, any one of the sales staff, or Brad himself to discuss this outstanding set of bulls.
Mark Holowaychuk OBI Livestock Ltd. (403)896-4990 Roger Peters (403)828-9815
CALVING EASE GUIDE
Calving Ease is often related to the birth weight of a bull, and while this is partly true, there are other factors that influence CE. The dam and her management are at least 50% to 60% of the CE. The consistency & consideration of the following will also influence birth weight. * BW’s of the sire and dam * BW epd * CE & Maternal CE epd * Sires calving inclinations * Sires physical confirmation * Nutrition, gestation, environment & latitude * Breed composition * Hybrid vigour We rate each bull in the sale based on our recorded information & personal knowledge of our herd . Each year, one of the more frequent questions is which of bulls will work best on their heifers? Of course, only that person inherently knows their own heifers enough to make that call. We try our best to evaluate each bull in our sale to assist you in your choices, using our guidelines of: *
Cow Bull, recommended for Cows only, not recommended for Heifers ** For use on Cows & larger framed Heifers *** Recommended for Heifers
EPD’s and Performance Numbers In light of the reconfiguration of the EPD’s of only Red Angus at the CAA over the last year, and the fact that the transition is far from complete, we are sharing the most accurate information we can. In our never ending quest to provide the most complete and representative selection data on our Red Bulls, we are publishing both Individual Performance & Top Percentiles against the Canadian Red Herd. As there are, at this time, numerous comparable systems using different “base” mathematical models to achieve varying sets of EPD numbers, we felt it was in our customers interests to simply present the raw percentile ranking in comparison to the national herd. Our Black Angus Bull offering will include the historical, broadly known, Angus One EPD’s from the CAA.
March 30, 2019 - Sale Time: 12:00 pm -Williams Lake, BC