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~Herdbuilders Unlimited 2017~ Herd Builders Unlimited Sale 2:00 P.M. (CST) • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Janssen Angus 36251 Hull Ct. Earlham, IA 50072 20 miles West of Des Moines south of I-80

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elcome to the Herd Builders Unlimited Bull Sale!

We are extremely pleased and excited to offer you this set of bulls. Many of you know and are familiar with the partners of this sale. It is our goal to raise maternal oriented, easy fleshing cattle that are stout and structurally sound, without sacrificing a good look or quality. The offering includes purebred Angus bulls sired by some of the most sought after genetics in the breed. Along with many composite bulls that are Angus, Simmental, Maine Anjou and Charolais sired. As you study the catalog you will recognize pedigrees of the breed leading sires represented. Years of selecting and breeding the right type of cattle is accumulated in this offering. If your goal is to produce high quality cattle and you have an appreciation for productive, big bodied, good looking cows that are functional we think you will really like this set of bulls. They were bred and selected with the cow herd in mind. The bulls have been fed a growing ration and it is our recommendation that you continue to develop your bull purchase until turn out time. All bulls sell with 100% breeding guarantee. Many of these young bulls will not be semen tested by sale time. It’s the buyer’s responsibility to have their purchase semen evaluated prior to turn out time. On behalf of the partners of the Herd Builders Unlimited Bull Sale, we thank you for your interest in our programs and we hope to see you in Earlham, IA. Sincerely, Rob Vanhove

Craig Talkington CT Sales 785-623-1789

Sale Staff

Steve Bonham, Auctioneer (405) 823-2972 Craig Talkington (785) 623-1789 Ryan Denton (918) 629-3004

Video Previews

A complete version of the sale videos, will be posted online at WWW.VANHOVECATTLECOMPANY.COM and on WWW.STEERBIDDER.COM

Online Bidding

If you will not be able to attend the auction and you would like to be on the phone for absentee bidding, or you would like to leave a bid, contact Craig Talkington at (785) 623-1789. A buyer can be on the phone with one of our sale staff for live bidding. Just give us a call, we will be glad to help you. Online bidding will also be made available through Live Auctions TV at www.liveauctions.tv. You must register with www. liveauctions.tv at least 24 hours prior to sale time.

Directions

Take Exit 100 off of I-80, roughly 20 miles west of Des Moines, then go south approximately 1.5 miles to sale headquarters, located on county Highway P53.

Accomodations:

AmericInn - Stuart, IA 515-523-9000 America’s Best Value Inn & Suites - Stuart, IA 515-523-2888 Hamption Inn - West Des Moines, IA 515-223-4700 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - West Des Moines, IA 515-309-3900

Sale Partners

Rob and Sheryl Vanhove Rob (605) 480-0909 Sheryl (605) 480-4186 45041 227th Street, Madison, SD 57042 vanhoveshowcattle@yahoo.com Sojka Farms LLC Grant Sojka 319-330-2868. 2890 135th St. Riverside, IA 52327 www.sojkafarms.com

Smith Cattle Company Brad Smith Barn Phone: 712-362-3942 Brad’s Cell: 712-209-1500 Dennis Cell: 712-209-1490 2140 370th Ave. Estherville, IA 51334 www.smithcattlecompanyia.com

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Lot 1 Smith Drivin 80 2-62

SMITH | 3/17/16 | BLACK | 84 lbs BW SIRE: DRIVIN 80 DAM: DR. WHO/HEATSEEKER REG: 50% MAINE

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Come and take a look here. This one is the real deal! He’s the reason Drivin 80 has become so popular in our breeding program. He’s the perfect combination of bone, belly and hair all wrapped up in a smooth complete package. This one is DOUBLE CLEAN and registered 50% Maine. The possibilities of this young stud are LIMITLESS and you’d be a fool not to own him.

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Lot 2 Smith Made to Order 4-1

SMITH | 4/3/16 | BLACK | 81 lbs BW SIRE: MADE TO ORDER DAM: IRISH WHISKEY

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This bull is one of our favorite bulls we’ve kept this year, he is built great, he’s big topped, super hipped, and has plenty of belly. In addition to his potential to throw top selling steer calves: his daughters will be outstanding. The kind to build a cow herd around. He is very soft made and still nice fronted. He is a great one. POWER IN THE BLOOD!

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Lot 3 Vanhove Merlin 8392

VANHOVE | 2/18/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 85 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 2562 ANCHOR

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This blaze faced bull is absolutely stunning. He offers so much balance and look, it’s almost scary. Sired by Merlin (Whiskey x Whizard) out of an Anchor dam that is also picture perfect. Loads and loads of quality here, buy with confidence. Study this one closely on sale day, we truly believe in this great prospect. His dam is a great cow for us. A person will drive many, many miles to find a bull with this kind of look and design. If this bull can’t put the look into the cattle business, than there might not be one walking—don’t miss this opportunity.

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Lot 4 Vanhove Merlin Y166

VANHOVE | 3/12/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 83 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: Y166 414 X LEGEND

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This blaze faced Merlin son has a killer look. He’s cocky fronted, very correct, heavy boned and extra hairy. Take a long hard look at this one, we think this bull could definitely be a herd changer.

High Selling Sib from 2016

Get prepared to build your cow herd here. Study the bone, foot, and structural makeup of this one. Not to mention his extension through his front end, levelness of design, and power that he offers. He is sired by Merlin and out of the beautiful Y166 dam. This type of mating never fails us.

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Lot 5 Sojka Blue Chip

SOJKA | 3/20/16 | BLACK | 83 lbs BW SIRE: EXAR BLUE CHIP DAM: LUT/OSU ULTRA PB ANGUS | BW: 3.6 | WW: 49 | YW: 78

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We really take pride in bringing a high quallity Angus bull to the sale. From the ground up this bull is big footed, wide based and balanced very well. I strive to make females with the body and rib shape this bull has. EXAR Blue Chip cattle are showing up in the spot light all over the county. Take advantage of this opportunity! Selling Full Possesion and half semen interest.

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Lot 6 Sojka Built Right

SOJKA | 1/15/16 | POLLED | 90 lbs BW SIRE: BUILT RIGHT DAM: IRISH WHISKEY/MOSSY OAK/MEYER 734

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This Built Right son has been really popular around here. I admire the skeletal correctness and the big foot structure on this bull. He’s extremely level spined and square hipped. Also comes in a coal black good haired Simmy package. This bull is a head turner, one needs to see him in person to appreciate him. The daughters this bull will produce will make this bull a bull that pays instead of a bull that costs! Selling Full Posesion and half semen interest.

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Lot 7 Vanhove Merlin 8381 VANHOVE | 2/25/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 93 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 2562 ANCHOR Lot 7 is one rugged, stout made, big boned bull that is pound heavy. If you want to add shape and structure in your cow herd this bull has a lot to offer.

Lot 8 Vanhove Merlin 006 VANHOVE | 3/22/16 | BLACK | 87 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 006 RSVP X HIGH OCTANE This bull is super cool, bold ribbed with power and bone. This super high quality individual is a complete package and is out of a female that we love. If you are serious about raising females, you better get ready to tie a hold here.

Lot 9 Vanhove Merlin 011 VANHOVE | 3/12/16 | BLACK | 82 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 011 JAUER ANGUS X MEYER This Merlin bull is the complete package and there are generations of power in the blood. You will absolutely adore the females this bull will leave. Merlin is one of our top young herd sires that was purchased from the GCC program. He is a Whizard out of an Irish Whiskey dam—he is double clean. 011 is a masculine, big ribbed, stout hipped bull with loads of balance.

Lot 10 Vanhove Merlin T703 VANHOVE | 3/17/16 | BLACK | 78 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: T703 NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT Here’s another good bull sired by Merlin. He’s a notch bigger, longer bodied bull with muscle and style. His dam is an awesome looking Northern Improvement female. There’s plenty of power in the blood in this one.

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Lot 11 Vanhove Merlin 8408 VANHOVE | 2/17/16 | BLACK | 76 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 2562 ANCHOR Here is a Merlin son that has surfaced to the top of the class. He is fault free in his structure and makeup. His Anchor Dam dam has been one of our most productive females. We think you will really like this herd sire prospect.

Lot 12 Vanhove Merlin 149 VANHOVE | 3/22/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 80 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: 149 RHINO X SOUTHERN COMFORT Here is a really complete made Merlin son. He’s attractive through his front end, big bodied with plenty of hip and bone. His dam, 149, has been one of our most productive females. Come to Earlham, IA and look this bull up for yourself—you won’t be disappointed.

Lot 13 Vanhove Merlin Y186 VANHOVE | 3/14/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 88 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: Y186 414 X MEYER Here is a stout boned, hairy, square ended bull that’s also extended through his neck and front end. As you study his pedigree, you will find tons of great sires. If you like your club calf mommas good looking and heavy structured be sure to check out this bull on sale day.

Lot 14 Vanhove Merlin X019 VANHOVE | 3/11/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 80 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: X019 POWERLINE X IRISH WHISKEY Here is truly a genetic breeding piece. This is a long fronted, level hipped, big boned rascal that was a little greener at picture time, but we think you will really like him. His sire Merlin is becoming increasingly popular with many and has done us a tremendous job. Lot 14’s dam is a young Powerline X Irish Whiskey female that is out of this world.

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Lot 15 SMITH 405 SMITH | 4/6/16 | BLACK | 84 lbs BW | MAINETAINER SIRE: CERVEZA DAM: BANDO 1961/OCC EMBLAZON

If you need a bull to stouten up your cow herd, this is definitely the one. He is tremendously big hipped and heavy boned, but still comes in an attractive package. It’s really hard to find cattle made like this one and yet bred as maternal as he is. His Bando 1961 x OCC Emblazon dam is a highly productive female.

Lot 16 SMITH 8 SMITH | 2/2/16 | BLACK | 87 lbs BW SIRE: FIRST CLASS SON DAM: FRICTION / 210

Some people talk about opportunities in the club calf industry and we feel this is just that. Friction/210 is becoming one of the powerful donors in the Smith program as well as Reimann Ranch and that would be easy to believe if you lay your eyes on this donor cow. She is a Friction out of the Jensen 210 who needs no introduction. This bull looks just like his Mother: big footed, big boned, chubby, hairy and cool looking. This Angus sired bull will leave an awesome set of replacements behind and would be ideal to run clean up behind a bunch of choked necked TH+ cows.

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Lot 17 Vanhove 1408 VANHOVE | 2/11/16 | YELLOW | 87 lbs BW SIRE: MONOPOLY DAM: HOO DOO

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This bull is one of our favorite bulls we kept this year, he is built great, he’s big topped, super hipped, and has plenty of belly. In addition to his potential to throw top selling steer calves; his daughters will be outstanding. The kind to build a cow herd around. He is very soft made and still nice fronted. He is a Herd Builder. Likely clean.

Lot 18 SMITH 191 SMITH | 3/22/15 | BLACK | 84 lbs BW | CHI SIRE: MONOPOLY DAM: IRISH WHISKEY

This Monopoly son will do nothing but catch your eye on sale day. His foot size, his bone size, his testicle size, are all HUGE. This bull may be the most honest bull in the whole offering in terms of adding value to every cow he covers. This bull will make some really elite steers and heifers. Make sure to find him!!

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Lot 19 SMITH 4-138 SMITH | 3/15/16 | BLACK | 55 lbs BW SIRE: BISMARCK DAM: MONOPOLY/BLENDED WHISKEY

Have a look here. This bull is backed by one of the greatest cows in the Smith program. This bull’s mother is a full sib to Smith Built and several champions. This bull is this young donor’s first calf. She will be in the donor pen a year from now and probably won’t leave that pen for a long time. A true heifer bull as he was light at birth and early gestation. I really think if you are looking at a calving ease bull, you need to look long and hard at this rascal.

Lot 20 SMITH 501 SMITH | 2/3/16 | BLACK | 83 lbs BW SIRE: CLASS ACT DAM: CRIMSON TIDE

When it comes to making club calf females, we think this Class Act bull has it all. He is as complete made as you can make one. He is good through his neck and chest, extra, extra big bodied, with a ton of shape through his hip. He is a heavy boned, great structured individual. His sire, Class Act, is definitely leaving an ever lasting impact on our herd and this one is backed by a super, young Crimson Tide daughter. It might be time to step up the the plate.

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Lot 21 SMITH 503 SMITH | 3/2/16 | BLACK | 86 lbs BW

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Get prepared to build an impressive set of calves with this Walks Alone son. You will really appreciate this bull’s substance and structure. His design is near perfect. We really like this bull’s balance from front to rear- nice necked, level hipped with a big hind leg. His breeding is the best. His First Impression dam goes back to the famed Lazy H Bar 5001.

Lot 22 SMITH 89 SMITH | 3/14/16 | BLACK | 86 lbs BW SIRE: MONOPOLY DAM: MAINE/734 SON

This may be my favorite bull as there is; the most genetic potential in this bull as any bull in the entire offering. This bull’s mother is the dam to the many time Champion Carnac heifer for the Core’s and his dam is also the grand-dam to the Monopoly steer that was successfully campaigned by the Caldwell family. This bull is promotion quality.

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Lot 23 SMITH 20-4 SMITH | 2/1/16 | BLACK | 76 lbs BW | PB ANGUS SIRE: FRIST IMPRESSION DAM: LUTTON/EXAR BRIDE

This is not your ordinary Angus. He is soft made in his pattern and structure with plenty of rib and dimension. He moves out with plenty of flex and on nice big feet that all point the same way. Now add to this as good of cow as you have ever seen; he will sire these cookie cutter females that we all trying to raise. Unassisted from a 1st Calf Heifer.

Lot 24 SMITH 502 SMITH | 2/2/16 | BLACK | 84 lbs BW | PB ANGUS SIRE: LUTTON DAM: HOT ROD This Lutton son is the result of a flush of an impressive Hot Rod donor. He is outstanding in terms of balance, eye appeal, and skeletal design. This bull’s ability to sire high end replacement females to improve any one’s cow herd is second to none. A Purebred Angus with Style... Buy with Confidence!

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Lot 25 VANHOVE 8388 VANHOVE | 2/18/16 | BLACK | 86 lbs BW SIRE: ADRENALINE DAM: 083 OCC EMBLAZON 854E X ANCHOR

herd builders Here is a really good looking, bull that’s pedigree is stellar. Adrenaline, Emblazon, Anchor-you can hardly pack any more generations of great maternal producing genetics in one pedigree. This herd sire prospect is neat fronted, clean chested with extra bone and structure.

Lot 26 VANHOVE 8526 VANHOVE | 2/24/16 | BLACK | 85 lbs BW SIRE: ADRENALINE DAM: 083 OCC EMBLAZON 854E X ANCHOR Check out this super soft bodied, hairy complete made Adrenaline son. We absolutely love the way the Adrenaline bull breds and this good bull’s dam is an Emblazon x Anchor. If you need a bull to leave you top maternal genetics in your herd don’t overlook this one.

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Lot 27 SMITH 6 137 SMITH | 3/19/16 | BLACK AND WHITE | 82 lbs BW | MAINETAINER SIRE: IRISHMAN DAM: SIMPLY MODIFIED

This is an exciting breeding piece for someone that wants to raise good cattle. This bull will work in production and his genetics behind him only read with consistency. I know some are unfamiliar with Simply Modified, but that bull left behind some really good females. This bull’s mother resides in the donor program for James Williams out of Michigan. And we all know he is in the backdrop photo of many champion steers throughout the year. This bull is really, really unique.

Lot 28 VANHOVE 0021 VANHOVE | 2/14/16 | BLACK | 85 lbs BW SIRE: PATTON DAM: GRIZZ SON X MEYER 734 Get prepared to build your cow herd here. You will really appreciate this bull’s substance, structure, and his design is near perfect. We really like the way this bull balances from front to rear—nice necked, level hipped with a good hind leg. Here is a breeding bull with look, muscle, and performance. Big footed, large testicled, and all the extras to help improve your cowherd.

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Lot 29 SMITH 4-91 SMITH | 3/2/16 | SMOKE | 85 lbs BW MAINETAINER/COMP. CHAROLAIS SIRE: DADDY’S MONEY DAM: FIREWATER/0641

herd builders If you are looking for something different well then here’s your man! He can be dual registered as a Mainetainer and as a Composite Char. His long neck and good chest attach themselves to a powerful body. He moves like a jungle cat and has belly to burn. This one’s momma is a new edition to our donor program and we feel like she is going to be there a long time. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to acquire these up and coming genetics while you still can.

Lot 30 VANHOVE 0128 VANHOVE | 2/29/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 87 lbs BW SIRE: ADRENALINE DAM: 2562 ANCHOR

Here is a real high quality individual. Study the bone, foot, and structural makeup of this one. Not to mention his extension through his front end, levelness of design, and power that he offers. He is sired by Adrenaline and out of a beautiful Anchor dam. This type of mating never fails us.

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Lot 31 SMITH 6 766 SMITH | 3/30/16 | BLACK | 79 lbs BW | MAINETAINER SIRE: CERVEZA DAM: OCC MACHINIST

Here is a Cerveza son that has surfaced to the top of the class. He is fault free in his structure and makeup. His Machinist dam has been one of our most productive females. We think you will really like this herd sire prospect.

Lot 32 SMITH 4-52 SMITH | 2/15/16 | BLACK BLAZE | 60 lbs BW SIRE: RINGER DAM: BROKER PATTON

This is the kind cattlemen from all backgrounds dream about, low birthweight complimented with a ton of growth and functionality. Oh and did I mention the Blaze face yet? It is hard to find a bull with this much power and mass and still moves this good. You will really like bull’s type and kind.

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Lot 33 SMITH A1 SMITH | 3/3/16 | BLACK | 79 lbs BW | PB SIMMENTAL

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This purebred Loaded Up son is built to leave an impressive set of females behind. I really wish you could see this bull’s mother. She is huge middled, huge boned and well balanced. I think this bull has the ability to raise some real nice females as I said above without sacrificing the number of high end set of feeder steers.

Lot 34 SMITH 4-130 SMITH | 3/15/16 | BLACK | 77 lbs BW | 1/2 SIMMENTAL SIRE: STEP UP DAM: WHO MADE WHO This little Step Up has the ability to be a real game changer in anyone’s herd. He’s phenomenal in his build. stout and moves like a cat. Whether you are breeding for heifers, bulls or just good feeder cattle this dude is the right choice for you. Just keep bidding.

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Lot 35 Vanhove Broker 50

VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 85 lbs BW SIRE: BROKER DAM: 907 NEW LOOK X DIXIE ERICA

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This is why it’s called “Herd Builders.” No matter what aspect of the cattle business you are in, one must appreciate this bull. Calving ease, growth, showring style, or carcass; this bull has it all. I have been impressed how this bull continues to develop and cannot wait to see what his future brings.

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Lot 36 Vanhove Merlin U25

VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK BLAZE | 92 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: U25 734 SON X ANGUS

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This cool baldy is a super complete, good looking Merlin bull that is a clean made package. He is backed by a great cow family. He is huge bodied, great structured, big nuted, and stout. He will leave behind some great females.

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Lot 37 Vanhove Merlin Y114

VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 78 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: Y114 MAINE X STRICTLY BUSINESS

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This is not your ordinary herd bull. He is soft made in his pattern and structure with plenty of rib and dimension. He moves out with plenty of flex and on nice big feet that all point the same way. Now add to this as good of cow as you have ever seen; he will sire these cookie cutter females that we are all trying to raise.

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Lot 38 Vanhove Merlin X027

VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 81 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: X027 OUTER LIMITS X LEGEND

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When it comes to making club calf females, we think this Merlin bull has it all. He is as complete made as you can make one. He is good through his neck and chest, extra, extra big bodied, with a ton of shape through his hip. He’s a heavy boned, great structured individual. His sire, Merlin, is definitely leaving an ever lasting impact on our herd and this one is backed by a super, Outer Limits x Legend daughter. It might be time to step up to the plate.

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Lot 39 VANHOVE Y144 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK BLAZE | 90 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: Y144 MAINE X FIRST LOOK

Take a good look here boys. I absolutely love this bull. He’s as stout as you would ever want one, big bodied, heavy boned and good looking. These Merlin sired cattle have done an exceptional job for us and this great bull’s dam is a Maine x First Look. We truly think this one will raise those extra hard to come by females.

Lot 40 VANHOVE A365 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 75 lbs BW SIRE: POWERLINE DAM: A365 HOT SAUCE

Here is a real powerhouse and you will love the females this bull will leave in your herd. This bull is extra stout, big ribbed with muscle and bone. These Powerline cattle are becoming increasingly popular and this one’s Hot Sauce dam is definitely a producer.

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Lot 41 VANHOVE 504 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 70 lbs BW SIRE: POWERLINE DAM: ADRENALINE

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Lot 42 VANHOVE X063 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 82 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: X063 EVERCLEAR

This Merlin sired bull is out of an impressive Everclear dam. He is outstanding in terms of balance, eye-appeal and skeletal design. Moderate frame size and fundamentals of replacement females, best describe this bull.

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Lot 43 VANHOVE 32 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK BLAZE | 78 lbs BW SIRE: DAMAGE CONTROL DAM: 2014 POWERLINE

Here’s another good blazed face bull sired by Damage Control. He’s a notch bigger, longer bodied bull with muscle and style. His dam is an awesome looking Powerline X Maine that now resides in the Wes Holland herd in OK. There’s plenty of power in the blood in this one.

Lot 44 VANHOVE 3018 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | BLACK | 75 lbs BW SIRE: POWERLINE DAM: 309 IRISH WHISKEY X MEYER

Wow! Our Powerline (Angus) bull has done everything we could ever ask for. This bull’s mother’s pedigree can’t get much better than Irish Whiskey x Meyer. This bull is super chubby, hairy, big boned and has the look. He came with a very moderate birth weight.

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Lot 45 SMITH DADDY’S MONEY 4-42 Lot 46 SOJKA BLACKSTONE SMITH | 2/25/16 | 83 lbs BW | MAINETAINER SIRE: DADDY’S MONEY DAM: REAL STEAL Bone, Belly, hair and eye appeal: this bull puts it all together in a double clean package. With just enough Maine and Simmy influence he is definitely one you would want to start a herd around.

SOJKA | 4/1/16 | BLACK BALDY | 78 lbs BW SIRE: BLACKSTONE DAM: MEYER 734 / ANCHOR TH AND PHA FREE A Black baldie Blackstone son… This bull is full of muscle, body and style. Blackstone was a Summit/ Total Recall/ Draft Pick. He has done a great job for us and is a total beast to see in person.

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Lot 48 SOJKA LOCKDOWN

SOJKA | MARCH 2015 | 68 lbs BW | PB ANGUS SIRE: THE ANSWER DAM: BY PRODUCT/OCC BW: 1.3 | WW: 49 | YW: 80

SOJKA | 2/10/16 | 80 lbs BW | 1/2 SIMMENTAL SIRE: W/C LOCK DOWN DAM: SHOCKING DREAM/ANGUS

This big framed bull will be ready to work this spring. He’s out of one of the best young Angus females on the farm. He has a light birth weight and was unasisted out of a heifer. Multiple generations of calving ease and quaility.

I could only image how good the daughters of this Simm bull will be. He looks like a bull, square, mature and bold in his overall design. I’d bet the replacements will be great uddered and real cow makers.

Lot 49 Vanhove MERLIN Z263 VANHOVE | FALL 2015 | 82 lbs BW SIRE: MERLIN DAM: Z263 TOTAL SOLUTION

Lot 50 Vanhove BENZ 450 VANHOVE | 2/4/16 | 74 lbs BW SIRE: MERCEDES BENZ DAM: ANGUS

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Lot 51 SMITH 582

SMITH | SPRING 2015 | BLACK AND WHITE SIRE: MATERNAL PERFECTION DAM: WITCH DOCTOR Due: 3/13/17 TO NO PRESSURE This beauty is a big time future donor. We feel this young bovine will work to make steers, bulls or to make the next great show heifer. We feel the future on this one is endless. If you are interested in making a statement in the cattle business find this one sale day.

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Lot 52 SMITH 518 SMITH | SPRING 2015 | BLACK AND WHITE SIRE: FRISKEY WHISKEY DAM: PADDY O MALLEY Due: 4/4/17 TO NO PRESSURE This heifer has been one of the favorites of many people that were through this set. We feel this is one of the most intriguing options of the sale. Take note of this huge footed, big topped, square topped, hairy Friskey Whiskey daughter.

Lot 53 SMITH 517 SMITH | SPRING 2015 | BLACK SIRE: IRISH WHISKEY DAM: NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT DUE: 4/4/17 GOLD STANDARD This female is a full sister to a $15,000 female that sold in the GCC Classic last year. This female is a prototype of what John Griswold looks for in his females. She is as good balanced and looking as they come, but she is still packed full of muscle and carries it all in a moderate package. This female would be one that has “Power in the Blood”

Lot 54 SMITH 568 SMITH | SPRING 2015 | BLACK BALDY SIRE: DR. OZ DAM: ONE & ONLY Due: 3/25/17 GOLD STANDARD Built perfect, one of my favorite heifers. This is the type of pedigree we like to see, this heifer is choke necked, huge soft footed and with legs like a panther. TH Free

Lot 55 SMITH 580 SMITH | SPRING 2015 | YELLOW AND WHITE SIRE: EXTRA SPECIAL DAM: MONOPOLY Due: 3/16/17 DADDY’S MONEY Without a doubt one of the best in the entire offering!! This uniquely colored bred is awesome bred, perfect structured, tremendous rib shape and body depth, awesome haired and great looking! We absolutely love this female!


Lot 56 SMITH 511 SMITH | SPRING 2015 SIRE: IRISH WHISKEY SON DAM: MAINE/SIMMY DUE: 2/14/17 TO GOLD STANDARD

Lot 57 SMITH 595 SMITH | SPRING 2015 SIRE: GCC WHIZARD DAM: MONOPOLY DUE: 5/9/17 TO MIDNIGHT RIDER

Lot 58 SMITH 596 SMITH | SPRING 2015 SIRE: IRISH WHISKEY DAM: WHO DAT(WHO DA MAN) DUE: 4/9/17 TO TOTALL RECALL SON

If you’re looking for a sound, maternal, smooth built, functional female then you have found her! Look for Gold Standard to work big time here! These are the kind that are worth the money in this sale to make money year after year.

There is a great female with an impeccable pedigree. This deep bodied, sound, big boned female will be a sale feature. It will be tempting not raise your hand on sale day after seeing that she is bred to Midnight Rider.

What is there not to love about this Irish Whiskey female? Perfect sized, stout hipped, great haired, wide tracking and pretty made. When you find Irish Whiskey heifers that are put together like this, you better take them home. Her mom is the famed Who Dat cow that resides in the donor battery at Sullivan Farms. She is a full sister to Lot 20 and 21 in the First Class Female Sale this past year.

Lot 59 WISS VANHOVE 23 WISS VANHOVE | MARCH 2016 | BLACK | MAINETAINER SIRE: I DELIVER DAM: TOTAL SOLUTION

Great looking female that gets out and covers some real estate. Choke necked, square made, big bellied. This is the kind that we like to drag. Should be very competitive at all levels. What a cow prospect here. Super natural in her build. Sound, moderate, and great looking. Any little kid can handle this one as well, as she is super quiet.

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Lot 60 WISS VANHOVE 48 WISS VANHOVE | 3/12/16 | BLACK BLAZE SIRE: BROKER DAM: EMBLAZON

The Force is strong with this one. A super powerful female that’s good at the ground. She has the body mass and extension to get along in that purebred simmental deal. And who’s not familiar with the Sire the great Broker!

Lot 61 WISS VANHOVE 47 WISS VANHOVE | 4/1/16 | BLACK SIRE: WHIZARD DAM: JAUER ANGUS X HOT SAUCE

Cowy cowy deal here. Super massive in her body. A powerful female that is sound structured. Should fare well in the show ring and in the front pasture.

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Many of these young bulls will not be semen tested by sale time. It’s the buyer’s responsibility to have their purchase semen evaluated prior to turn out time.

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