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TOWNSEND • MONTANA

2 0 2 0 P R I VAT E T R E AT Y

BULL SALE P R I VAT E T R E AT Y F O R YO U R C O N V E N I E N C E


Welcome Pat Reiser

Pat Reiser joined our crew this past summer; we are so happy to have his involvement. Pat and his family have been our neighbors for many years. He has worked with cattle his entire life. We are so looking forward to continuing to work with Pat and the difference he makes in our operation.


TOWNSEND • MONTANA

Fellow Cattlemen, Our bull offering represents the top 25% of our bull calf crop. In order to keep up with customer preference, we offer Yearling, 18 month old and 2 year old bulls. All are virgin bulls. Our breeding philosophy is to focus on the female. Our cows are expected to perform: calve and mother without assistance, breed back in a timely manner and wean a good calf. The registered cattle are managed the same as the commercial cows. We don’t single trait select, nor do we select for extremes. We select for traits that will complement one another, while continuously working at keeping our genetics problem free. When offering bulls for sale, our goal is to provide bulls that are sound, functional, balanced, working class bulls; able to perform in most environments. Most of the bulls offered will fall within the top 25% of the Hereford breed in certain EPDS or Indexes. We have circled the specific EPDs that are in the top 5% of the breed. Thanks to our current/past customers for entrusting bulls from our program to make a difference in yours. If this is the first time you have considered our bulls, welcome, and thank you for your interest. Be sure to reach out with any questions you may have. Our family is truly blessed to be involved in agriculture and with this great breed of cattle. Warmest Regards, the Ehlke Family Mark Ehlke 406-439-4311 Jane’a Ehlke 406-202-2766

Lacey Jepson 406-439-1544 info@ehlkeherefords.com

www.ehlkeherefords.com

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REFERENCE SIRES

E T719 BRAXTON C009 POLLED | DOB: 1/22/15 | AHA#: 43587975 Smooth made, homozygous polled, Braxton 719 son that is backed by a very productive cow family. The maternal is bred in here. We are looking forward to daughters in production. C009 is nicely pigmented and short marked; he will see continued use here. Structural soundness and calving ease are hallmarks of the Braxton line of cattle. Owned with Anchor Polled Herefords

E Z712 SCHATZEE D31 POLLED | DOB: 2/8/16 | AHA#: 43693292 D31 certainly impressed all ranch visitors this past year. This guy is very deep with a big top and huge hip. Being short marked with full pigment does not hurt. Dam is one of the ranch’s very best. D31 was used heavily here this year.

RSK E 2046 DIGBY 20C POLLED | DOB: 1/26/15 | AHA#: 43864448 20C is a past Canadian Agribition Champion bull and RBC top 10 finalist. He is a direct son of the breed icon Firefly 51F. 20C is very correct in his structure, with a big solid foot. He has a presence and stature that can’t be copied. Long necked and long spined, he will add pounds and performance to progeny all while maintaining eye appeal. Owned with RSK Farms, Brandon Manitoba

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ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET POLLED | DOB: 3/17/13 | AHA#: P43385499 Powerfully constructed 10Y son with depth, muscle definition and length of spine. 332A is well pigmented, structurally sound and posts an outstanding EPD profile. The 332A daughters in production here are outstanding young cows; tidy udders and good milk flow are the norm. 332A is one of the best 10Y sons working today. Owned with Iron Lake Ranch, Langley Farms, LLC & Woolfolk Farms

ILR H MILES 4140B ET POLLED | DOB: 12/18/14 | AHA#: 43583927 This calving ease son of the record selling Miles McKee is siring very functional, moderately framed, thick and deep made cattle that are always favorable appraised by visitors. Owned with Iron Lake Ranch, Hoffman Herefords & Lucky U Cattle

BAR STAR MAGNITUDE POLLED | DOB: 2/15/17 | AHA#: 43826937 737 was widely admired at the 2018 NWSS down in the yards. 737 is incredibly long spined with a huge hip and is very free moving. He is also dark cherry red with great pigment. Progeny to date are loaded with performance and eye appeal. Owned with Bar Star Cattle

NJW 0118 8Y HOMEGROWN 172E ET POLLED | DOB: 3/1/17 | AHA#: 43830509 172 E is breeding beyond expectation. His calves come easy and are performing very well to date. 172E will continue to see use here through AI. Owned with David Parker

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18 MONTH OLD BULLS

F117 A smooth made, short marked bull with lots of power and muscle, who has a nice pattern as well. F117 posts nice carcass EPD’s. Dam is a great producer purchased from Bayers Ranch that has done a great job for us. Top 5% of the breed in weaning weight.

F117

E C009 VAUGHN F117

POLLED | BD: 8/21/18 | AHA#: 43975019 | Act. BW: 98 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

B NORTHSTAR 652

E T719 BRAXTON C009

B LADY NORTHSTAR 226

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

-0.6 5.0

64

87

B ANNE ANCHOR 8743 MM M&G SC

26

58

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.8 0.001 0.45 0.11 $355 $436 $102

F124

E D31 ROGUE F124

POLLED | BD: 8/25/18 | AHA#: 43974977 | Act. BW: 86 lbs. E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

E BRAXTON 719

E Z712 SCHATZEE D31

E T719 LADY BRAXTON Z63

E T719 LADT BRAXTON Z855 CE

BW WW YW

4.0 2.4

45

71

E S638 SHIRLEY X63

MM M&G SC

22

44

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.021 0.41 0.03 $328 $384 $92

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F124 Lower BW bull here with great muscle shape and length. Out of a Braxton daughter who are some of our best females. Lots of maternal bred in here.

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814 This dark red nicely patterned son of 332A has been a standout from birth with his power and big hip. 814 is a smooth made bull who moves out well. Dam is a no- miss producer. 1/2 siblings, male and female, have been held in high regard and are working in numerous herds in the US and Canada.

814

LJE 332A HOMETOWN 814

POLLED | BD: 8/25/18 | AHA#: 43974980 | Act. BW: 100 lbs. NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

E S604 BOOMER Z545

LJE Z545 STAR 030B

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ETÂ E 7W LADY TAILOR Y971 ET CE

BW WW YW

-1.7 4.0

48

86

MM M&G SC

30

54

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.7 0.029 0.50 0.01 $360 $410 $110

F125

E C009 VAUGHN F125

POLLED | BD: 8/25/18 | AHA#: 43975013 | Act. BW: 88 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

E U806 VICTOR X84

E T719 BRAXTON C009

E X84 VICTORIA C131

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

0.6 4.1

57

90

E P606 BOOMER GAL S605 MM M&G SC

25

54

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.021 0.67 0.14 $426 $503 $113

Videos available on all sale bulls in February at, www.ehlkeherefords.com

F125 A smooth made bull with a ton of length and red down to the ground. This bull posts a solid EPD profile with lots of growth and great carcass; ratioing 127% REA and 152% IMF as well as having Baldy Maternal and Brahma Maternal Indexes in the top 5% of the breed. F125 has a great disposition to boot. The cattle in this pedigree have been ranch standouts through the years.

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18 MONTH OLD BULLS

816 Low BW bull here that’s well balanced with a huge hip and lots of red, just how we like them. Out of very complete, nicely made Braxton daughter. Should work well on heifers.

816

LJE 332A HOMETOWN 816

POLLED | BD: 8/27/18 | AHA#: 43975011 | Act. BW: 77 lbs. NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

E BRAXTON 719

LJE T719 MS BRAXTON 035A

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ET LJE 16R LADY RAFTSMAN Y701 CE

BW WW YW

10.5 0.8

42

75

MM M&G SC

26

47

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.001 0.32 0.13 $336 $396 $98

F127

E 332A HOMETOWN F127

POLLED | BD: 8/28/18 | AHA#: 43975018 | Act. BW: 95 lbs. NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

HARVIE SAFNBFI COLATERAL 337U

E 337U DIVA X69

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ET BE MISS ANCHOR 304 CE

BW WW YW

3.7 3.4

49

89

MM M&G SC

24

49

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.7 -0.009 0.38 0.12 $337 $403 $101

Circled EPDs stand in the top five percent of the Hereford breed

F127 Dark red down to the ground with loads of pigment. This bull has plenty of middle with a level top and big hip. Dam is out of Colateral who ranks in the top 1% of the breed for udder quality.

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F129 A very well designed, complete bull with plenty of growth. Lots of potential here, dam is out of one of our top donor cows. Performance and maternal bred in here.

F129

E C009 VAUGHN F129

POLLED | BD: 8/28/18 | AHA#: 43975010 | Act. BW: 94 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712Â

E T719 BRAXTON C009

E Z712 GRACE C032

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

-3.8 5.9

63

93

E T719 PRECIOUS Z35 MM M&G SC

26

57

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.8 0.011 0.54 -0.05 $372 $442 $96

F134

E D31 ROGUE F134

POLLED | BD: 8/30/18 | AHA#: 43974992 | Act. BW: 97 lbs. E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

E 337U COLLATERAL Y80

E Z712 SCHATZEE D31

E Y80 ROXIE B080

E T719 LADT BRAXTON Z855 CE

BW WW YW

-2.1 4.7

49

79

BE LADY BRAXTON 308

MM M&G SC

23

48

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.001 0.44 -0.09 $343 $395 $94

Bulls for sale come from top 25% of bull calf crop

F134 Nicely made D31 son with a strong maternal background, dam has done a great job for us. This bull is soggy, easy fleshing and marked up well. Very good bull here.

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18 MONTH OLD BULLS

F144 A very level designed bull in flesh and on paper. Dark red down to the ground with great pigment. Dam is a beautiful dark red Colateral daughter with a great udder. F144 is sound on his feet and legs.

F144 POLLED

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E C009 VAUGHN F144 BD: 9/3/18

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AHA#: 43975031

E BRAXTON 719

E T719 BRAXTON C009 CE

BW WW YW

55

76

Act. BW: 87 lbs.

E 337U DIVA A057

E 337U DIVA A008

1.4 3.3

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HARVIE SAFNBFI COLATERAL 337U E 0024K MISS ADVANCE S612 MM M&G SC

20

23

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.011 0.39 0.04 $385 $454 $92

23F POLLED

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LJE D31 ROGUE 23F BD: 9/4/18

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AHA#: 43974981

E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

E Z712 SCHATZEE D31 CE

BW WW YW

51

75

LJE 337U DIVA Y901

MM M&G SC

23

Act. BW: 92 lbs.

E Z545 DIVA MISCHIEF 032B

E T719 LADT BRAXTON Z855

0.4 4.3

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E S604 BOOMER Z545

48

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.9 0.011 0.69 -0.09 $379 $433 $107

Dams are udder scored at calving

23F Short marked, dark red, nicely pigmented son of D31. 23F ratioed at the top end of this group for REA

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F145 This is a moderate framed bull that is sound made and complete in his make-up. Dam is a super productive cow from Bayers Ranch that’s done a great job for us. Highly maternal aspect here.

F145 POLLED

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E D31 ROGUE F145 BD: 9/6/18

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AHA#: 43975007

E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

E Z712 SCHATZEE D31 CE

BW WW YW

38

68

IF MISS ADVANCE 627

MM M&G SC

24

Act. BW: 83 lbs.

B DOMINETTA 444

E T719 LADT BRAXTON Z855

4.7 2.1

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HH ADVANCE 2083Z

43

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.9 0.021 0.28 0.03 $276 $320 $84

820 POLLED

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LJE C009 VAUGHN 820 BD: 9/8/18

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AHA#: 43974996

E BRAXTON 719

E T719 BRAXTON C009 CE

BW WW YW

56

78

Act. BW: 95 lbs.

LJE 337U DIVA 008B

E 337U DIVA A008

0.5 4.2

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HARVIE SAFNBFI COLATERAL 337U ANCHOR 16Y MM M&G SC

24

52

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.5 0.001 0.29 0.08 $360 $431 $90

Yearling bulls and heifers are ultra-sounded for carcass merit

820 Goggle eyed, dark red COO9 son. Another individual with a great maternal aspect bred in. Daughters will be replacement quality.

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18 MONTH OLD BULLS

25F Another Braxton x Colateral cross. 25F is short marked and solid in his structure. 25F is smooth shouldered and shaped for calving ease.

25F

LJE C009 VAUGHN 25F

POLLED | BD: 9/21/18 | AHA#: 43975022 | Act. BW: 85 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

HARVIE SAFNBFI COLATERAL 337U

E T719 BRAXTON C009

LJE 337U DIVA 021B

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

5.2 2.9

61

83

ANCHOR 22Y MM M&G SC

22

53

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.001 0.37 0.04 $345 $419 $91

F153

E C009 VAUGHN F153

POLLED | BD: 9/22/18 | AHA#: 43975004 | Act. BW: 94 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

ANCHOR 51U

E T719 BRAXTON C009

ANCHOR 12Y

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

1.6 3.9

53

80

ANCHOR 17U MM M&G SC

24

51

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.4 0.021 0.36 0.08 $296 $362 $94

Photos and videos by Jane’a Ehlke

F153 A wide based, big topped bull with plenty of length on him. Very balanced in his EPD profile. Dam is a beautiful freckle faced Anchor bred cow. F152 will sire replacement type of cattle.

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YEARLING BULLS

G4 G2

E 4195 SURE BET G2

POLLED | BD: 1/25/19 | AHA#: 44041049 | Act. BW: 85 lbs. CHURCHILL SENSATION 028X

E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

CHURCHILL SURE BET 4195B ET E Z712 GRACE E22 CHURCHILL LADY 002X ET CE

BW WW YW

6.1 1.3

45

77

B ROCKETTE 737

MM M&G SC

30

52

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.031 0.41 0.01 $329 $384 $89

G2’s sire is the Sure Bet 4195B bull who is a full brother to Red Bull. G2 posts very nice calving ease numbers and the maternal and udder qualities are bred in as well.

G4

E C009 VAUGHN G4

POLLED | BD: 1/30/19 | AHA#: 44042513 | Act. BW: 85 lbs. E BRAXTON 719

HARVIE DAN SNIPER 203Z

E T719 BRAXTON C009

E 203Z DANELLE D125

E 337U DIVA A008 CE

BW WW YW

3.8 3.2

55

81

E 7W LADY TAILOR Y625 MM M&G SC

25

52

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 0.001 0.35 0.00 $367 $432 $98

G4 has been an eye catcher since birth and has an acceptable number profile. Sired by our C009 bull who is doing a super job for us in the pasture. Herd bull potential here.

G7

E 172E CANTON G7

POLLED | BD: 2/11/19 | AHA#: 44041027 | Act. BW: 85 lbs. NJW 73S W18 HOMEGROWN 8Y ET

PW VICTOR BOOMER P606

NJW 0118 8Y HOMEGROWN 172E ET E P606 BECCA B045 BOYD E70 QUEEN 0118 CE

BW WW YW

6.0 0.9

43

65

E 16R MISS RAFTSMAN T723

MM M&G SC

33

55

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.8 0.021 0.44 0.10 $413 $475 $88

Sired by NJW 018 Homegrown 172E who has worked extremely well on heifers in our program. G7 has some exceptional cattle showing up in his background as well. G7 should work well on heifers. 11


YEARLING BULLS

G12 This 4140B son is super deep ribbed with lots of middle and an impressive EPD profile. There’s a lot of maternal strength here with a background full of solid producing cattle, including the record high selling Miles McKee. Maternal Indexes (both BMI and BII) are in top 5% of breed.

G23

G12

E 4140B MILES G12

POLLED | BD: 2/16/19 | AHA#: 44042516 | Act. BW: 85 lbs. C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET

CHURCHILL STUD 3134A

ILR H MILES 4140B ET

CHURCHILL ILR LADY 5226C ET

BOYD E70 QUEEN 0118 CE

BW WW YW

0.5 3.8

62

91

LJE 337U DIVA X48

MM M&G SC

29

59

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.0 0.001 0.53 0.17 $428 $512 $103

POLLED

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E 332A HOMETOWN G23 BD: 3/5/19

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AHA#: 44041035

NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

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Act. BW: 92 lbs.

ANCHOR 61Z

E 61Z BERVA C071

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ET B KEYNOTE LADY 377 CE

BW WW YW

4.0 2.6

49

89

MM M&G SC

28

52

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.8 -0.009 0.36 0.10 $273 $334 $104

The only 332A sired bull in our yearling offering 1/2 sibs have done exceedingly well for us. G23 is above breed average for calving ease.

Hereford Heterosis – proven advantages in feedlot profitability,

G24 This Magnitude son is dark cherry red with a ton of pigment. G24 has plenty of middle and rib with a nice square hip and is one of the thicker, heavier muscled bulls in the group. Outcross pedigree here.

G24 POLLED

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E 737 KIMBER G24 BD: 3/6/19

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AHA#: 44041033

MOHICAN BAR STAR REVVED UP 78A

BAR STAR MAGNITUDE 737 CE

BW WW YW

12

50

82

MM M&G SC

23

48

Act. BW: 92 lbs.

E 32N LADY ANCHOR C070

BAR STAR 91X WHATAGIRL 410

3.1 3.1

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ANCHOR 32N E 162M LADY KAHLUA R541 Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.0 0.011 0.31 0.03 $261 $319 $102


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LJE 20C DIGBY 92

POLLED | BD: 3/13/19 | AHA#: 44041047 | Act. BW: 90 lbs. OTAPAWA SKYMATE 2046

HARVIE DAN SNIPER 203Z

RSK E 2046 DIGBY ET 20C

LJE 203Z FAITH 610

HARVIE MISS FIREFLY 51F CE

BW WW YW

3.2 2.7

50

74

LJE 337U DIVA 008B

MM M&G SC

22

47

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.7 -0.019 0.14 0.06 $307 $370 $87

Well balanced son of Digby 20C, who is a past CWA grand champion, RBC finalist bull. Dam is a moderate Sniper daughter with one of the best udders on the place. Digby sired cattle are showing real promise here.

G30

E 737 KIMBER G30

POLLED | BD: 3/25/19 | AHA#: 44041019 | Act. BW: 86 lbs. MOHICAN BAR STAR REVVED UP 78A

BAR STAR MAGNITUDE 737

E BRAXTON 719

E T719 LADY BRAXTON Y12

BAR STAR 91X WHATAGIRL 410 CE

BW WW YW

6.4 1.7

57

90

MM M&G SC

26

55

E 16R LADY RAFTSMAN W12 Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.0 0.021 0.45 0.11 $375 $450 $108

Comparing Benefits of Bull Maturity YEARLING BULLS • Latest genetic offering • Physically smaller for heifer breeding • Potentially longer productive life • May work better in multiple sire pasture setting than older bulls

18 MONTH OLD AND 2 YEAR OLD BULLS • Ability to service larger group of cows • Potentially better suited for covering large rugged pastures • Mature characteristics more likely apparent

fertility increase, cow herd size and net cow profit.

G30 This bull posts an impressive EPD profile with a large birth to growth spread. Out of a no miss Braxton daughter who has produced some very productive cattle. G30 could be the sleeper in this year’s offering.

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YEARLING BULLS

G35 A really impressive bull calf here out of one of our top donor cows. High growth Magnitude son that will for sure add lbs to a calf crop. This bull has a ton of middle and muscle with lots of eye appeal. G35 certainly checks the boxes for growth, muscle and maternal.

G35 POLLED

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E 737 KIMBER G35 BD: 4/5/19

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AHA#: 44041020

MOHICAN BAR STAR REVVED UP 78A

BAR STAR MAGNITUDE 737 CE

BW WW YW

60

97

MM M&G SC

30

60

Act. BW: 98 lbs.

HARVIE E MS FIRELFLY ET 19Z

BAR STAR 91X WHATAGIRL 410

-3.0 4.4

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PW VICTOR BOOMER P606 HARVIE MISS FIREFLY 51F Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.0 0.001 0.54 -0.01 $408 $478 $98

Herefords - Practical, Profitable, Reliable

Hereford

Heterosis

Hereford sired calves of Angus cows compared to Angus sired calves $51/head per year net cow profit

Feedlot - $30 to $78/head additional profitability Replacements – 7% increase in fertility vigor, fertility, longevity, more calves and increased replacement options Feed efficiency, gain, lower morbidity and mortality Unquestionable Disposition – Herefords are knows for their gentleness, They are safe and easier on equipment and people

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TWO YEAR OLD BULLS

F13

E 332A HOMETOWN F13

POLLED | BD: 1/27/18 | AHA#: 43945135 | Act. BW: 95 lbs. NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET

E 4L SCHATZEE ET Z712

E Z712 GRACE C088

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ET CE

BW WW YW

-2.5 5.6

MM M&G SC

55 107 23

51

E S638 SHIRLEY X63 Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.4 -0.029 0.67 -0.01 $333 $393 $121

Another great example of the 332A x Z712 breeding. F13 shows good depth of rib, is big topped with excellent muscle definition. F13 is free moving as well. Very good bull here. Top 5% of the breed in: Yearling Weight, Fat, REA EPDs and CHB Index!

The Ehlke

5F POLLED

LJE 332A HOMETOWN 5F |

BD: 2/5/18

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AHA#: 43923623

NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

ILR HOMETOWN 332A ET CE

BW WW YW

47

88

MM M&G SC

26

50

Act. BW: 90 lbs.

HARVIE DAN SNIPER 203Z

LJE 203Z FAITH 005C

NJW 43T 4037 FOREVER EDNA 28X ET

3.8 3.1

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LJE LADY PRIDE 0701 Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.6 -0.019 0.35 0.04 $325 $383 $110

332A son who is goggle eyed, dark red and is well balanced. Calving ease and udder quality are bred in this moderate framed bull. High CHB Indexing bull.

8008

Advantage

In striving to attract progressive commercial operations to consider our genetics, we hope to establish a particular perception and image that we intend to be synonymous with Ehlke Herefords. Bulls from Ehlke Herefords should be expected to share several criteria, including: • Being docile, sound, muscular, big bodied and attractive • Dams with high quality udders, desirable body capacity, muscle, structural integrity, youthfulness and maternal character • Strong multi trait EPD profiles • Ultrasound carcass data collected and applied in selection on bulls and replacement females • Records of calving ease, birth, weaning and yearling weights, scrotal, udder scores, ultrasound backfat, ribeye and intramuscular fat for each eligible animal in the herd

E T719 BRAXTON 8008

HORNED | BD: 2/10/18 | AHA#: 43959236 | Act. BW: ET lbs. ANCHOR BRAXTON

PW VICTOR BOOMER P606

E BRAXTON 719

HARVIE E MS FIREFLY ET 19Z

ANCHOR 17R CE

HARVIE MISS FIREFLY 51F

BW WW YW

3.3 2.0

46

64

MM M&G SC

29

52

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.2 0.011 0.34 0.10 $406 $472 $77

This Braxton 719 x 19Z ET son was born days early. Braxton sired females have been some of our most sought after, and with 19Z being in the pedigree the maternal aspect here is rock solid. Top 5% of the breed in Baldy Maternal Index.

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TWO YEAR OLD BULLS

F47 Only 337U son in this offering. F47’s 1/2 sisters are some of our best cows. 337U is a trait leader for udder quality and F47 will pass that on. F47 is dark cherry red, short marked with good pigment all while showing nice shape and design.

F47

E 337U COLATERAL F47

POLLED | BD: 2/14/18 | AHA#: 43923587 | Act. BW: 97 lbs. HARVIE RAFTSMAN 16R

B NORTHSTAR 652

HARVIE SAFNBFI COLATERAL 337U B LADY NORTHSTAR 229 HARVIE MS MEDONTE 1S CE

BW WW YW

-1.1 4.6

59

85

B KEYNOTE LADY 377

MM M&G SC

18

48

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.9 -0.029 0.23 0.05 $339 $411 $94

F64 POLLED

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E 4140B MILES F64 BD: 3/2/18

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AHA#: 43923555

C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET

ILR H MILES 4140B ET CE

BW WW YW

58

87

MHPH MS 24K PRINCESS 1195N

MM M&G SC

28

Act. BW: 92 lbs.

HARVIE MISS MEDONTE ET 184W

BOYD E70 QUEEN 0118

0.8 4.2

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HARVIE RAFTSMAN 16R

57

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.9 -0.019 0.38 0.16 $369 $446 $100

A program focused on docility, structural soundness,

F64 Nicely pigmented, moderate framed 4140B son out of one of the most productive cows on the ranch. F64 is nicely balanced on paper and in the flesh. This bull is worthy of a 2nd look.

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F66 Dark, highly pigmented 4140B son whose dam is very easy to look at. F66 should sire amazing replacement quality females with Milk, M&G EPDs in top 5% of breed as well as Maternal Indexes (both BMI and BII) in top 5%.

F66 POLLED

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E 4140B MILES F66 BD: 3/3/18

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AHA#: 43945150

C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET

ILR H MILES 4140B ET CE

BW WW YW

59

85

E M211 LADY RANGER U855

MM M&G SC

34

Act. BW: 89 lbs.

E 337U DIVA A008

BOYD E70 QUEEN 0118

-0.7 4.4

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SNOWSHOE 743 REGULATOR 08X

63

Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

1.0 -0.029 0.44 0.10 $429 $505 $106

8018 POLLED

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LJE 1414 TOP TIER 8018 BD: 3/6/18

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AHA#: 43923665

C STOCKMAN 2059 ET

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Act. BW: ET lbs.

STAR BRIGHT FUTURE 533P ET

SR CCC TOP TIER 1414B ET STAR BE STILL MY HEART 273U NJW BW LADYSPORT DEW 78P ET CE

BW WW YW

-0.3 3.3

41

62

MM M&G SC

24

45

MSU APOLLONIA 10M Fat

REA Marb BMI$ BII$ CHB$

0.3 -0.019 0.23 0.05 $293 $345 $98

muscularity, body capacity & phenotype with strong multi-trait EPD profiles

8018 8018 is very uniquely bred. Sire Top Tier 1414 was lost at a very young age with very limited semen available. Our Top Tier daughters are excellent. Dam is a full sister to Star Lake Shock & Awe. 273U has as much depth and dimension as could be put in a Hereford cow.

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Understanding Hereford EPDs The American Hereford Association (AHA) currently produces expected progeny differences (EPDs) for 17 traits and calculates three profit ($) indexes. AHA’s genetic evaluation makes use of a Marker Effects Model that allows the calculation of EPDs by incorporating the pedigree, phenotypic and genomic profile of an animal. Animals that have a genomic profile will be denoted with a GE-EPD logo. The current suite of Hereford EPDs and $ indexes includes: Calving Ease — Direct (CE) CE EPD is based on calving ease scores and birth weights and is measured on a percentage. CE EPD indicates the influence of the sire on calving ease in females calving at 2 years of age. For example, if sire A has a CE EPD of 6 and sire B has a CE EPD of -2, then you would expect on average if comparably mated, sire A’s calves would be born with an 8% more likely chance of being unassisted when compared to sire B’s calves. Birth Weight (BW) BW EPD is an indicator trait for calving ease and is measured in pounds. For example, if sire A has a BW EPD of 3.6 and sire B has a BW EPD of 0.6, then you would expect on average if comparably mated, sire A’s calves would come 3 lb. heavier at birth when compared to sire B’s calves. Larger BW EPDs usually, but not always, indicate more calving difficulty. The figure in parentheses found after each EPD is an accuracy value or reliability of the EPD.

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Weaning Weight (WW) WW EPD is an estimate of pre-weaning growth that is measured in pounds. For example, if sire A has a WW EPD of 60 and sire B has a WW EPD of 40, then you would expect on average if comparably mated, sire A’s calves would weigh 20 lb. heavier at weaning when compared to sire B’s calves. Yearling Weight (YW) YW EPD is an estimate of post-weaning growth that is measured in pounds. For example, if sire A has a YW EPD of 100 and sire B has a YW EPD of 70, then you would expect on average if comparably mated, sire A’s calves would weigh 30 lb. heavier at a year of age when compared to sire B’s calves. Dry Matter Intake (DMI) The Dry Matter Intake EPD predicts the daily consumption of pounds of feed. For example, if sire A has a DMI EPD of 1.1 and sire B has a DMI EPD of 0.1, you would expect sire B’s progeny, if comparably mated, to consume on average 1 pound of feed less per day. Scrotal Circumference (SC) Measured in centimeters and adjusted to 365 days of age, SC EPD is the best estimate of fertility. It is related to the bull’s own semen quantity and quality, and is also associated with age at puberty of sons and daughters. Larger SC EPDs suggest younger age at puberty. Yearling sons

of a sire with a .7 SC EPD should have yearling scrotal circumference measurements that average 0.7 centimeters (cm) larger than progeny by a bull with an EPD of 0.0 cm. Sustained Cow Fertility The AHA’s new Sustained Cow Fertility EPD (SCF) is a prediction of a cow’s ability to continue to calve from three years of age through twelve years of age, given she calved as a two-year-old. The EPD is expressed as a deviation in the proportion of the ten-possible calving’s to twelve years old expressed as a probability. For example, the daughters of a bull with a 30 EPD would have the genetic potential to have one more calf by age twelve then the daughters from a bull with a 20 EPD. In other words, the daughters from the 30 EPD bull would have a 10% greater probability of having one more calf than the bull with a 20 EPD. This is equivalent to saying that the daughters are 10% more likely to remain in the herd to age 12. Maternal Milk (MM) The milking ability of a sire’s daughters is expressed in pounds of calf weaned. It predicts the difference in average weaning weights of sires’ daughters’ progeny due to milking ability. Daughters of the sire with a +14 MM EPD should produce progeny with 205-day weights averaging 24 lb. more (as a result of greater milk production) than daughters of a bull with a MM EPD of -10 lb. (14 minus -10.0 = 24 lb.). This dif-


ference in weaning weight is due to total milk production during the entire lactation. Maternal Milk & Growth (M&G) Maternal Milk & Growth reflects what the sire is expected to transmit to his daughters for a combination of growth genetics through weaning and genetics for milking ability. It is an estimate of daughters’ progeny weaning weight. A bull with a 29 lb. M&G EPD should sire daughters with progeny weaning weights averaging 19 lb. heavier than progeny of a bull’s daughters with a M&G EPD of 10 lb. (29 minus 10 = 19 lb.). It is equal to one-half the sire’s weaning weight EPD, plus all of his MM EPD. No accuracy is associated with this since it is simply a mathematical combination of two other EPDs. It is sometimes referred to as “total maternal” or “combined maternal.” Maternal Calving Ease (MCE) MCE EPD predicts how easily a sires daughters will calve at 2 years of age and is measured on a percentage. For example, if sire A has a MCE EPD of 7 and sire B has a CE EPD of -3, then you would expect on average if comparably mated, sire A’s daughters would calve with a 10% more likely chance of being unassisted when compared to sire B’s daughters. Mature Cow Weight (MCW) The MCW EPD was designed to help breeders select sires that will either increase or decrease mature size of cows in the herd. The trait was developed after years of cow weight data collection and the EPD relates directly to the maintenance requirements of a cow herd. For example, if sire A has a MCW EPD of 100 and sire B has an EPD of 85, then you would expect the females of sire A, if mated to similar cows, to be 15 lb. heavier at mature size. Udder suspension (UDDR) UDDR EPDs are reported on a 9 (very tight) to 1 (very pendulous) scoring scale. Differences in sire EPDs predict the difference expected in the sires’ daughters’ udder characteristics when managed in the same environment. For example, if sire A has a UDDR EPD of 0.4, and sire B has a UDDR EPD of -0.1, the difference in the values is 0.5, or one-half of a score. If daughters of sires A and B are raised and managed in the same environment, you would expect half a score better udder suspension in daughters of sire A, compared to sire B. Teat size (TEAT) TEAT EPDs are reported on a 9 (very small) to 1 (very large, balloon shaped) scoring scale. Differences in sire EPDs predict the difference expected in the sires’ daughters’ udder characteristics when managed in the same environment. For example, if sire A has a teat size EPD of 0.4, and sire B has a teat size EPD of -0.1, the difference in the values is 0.5, or one-half of a score.

If daughters of sires A and B are raised and managed in the same environment, you would expect half a score smaller teat size in daughters of sire A, compared to sire B. Carcass Weight (CW) Carcass weight is a beneficial trait when considering the impact that pounds have relative to end product value. At the same age constant endpoint, sires with higher values for carcass weight will add more pounds of hot carcass weight compared to sires with lower values for carcass weight. For example, if sire A has a CW EPD of 84 and sire B has a CW EPD 64, then you would expect the progeny of sire A, if harvested at the same age constant endpoint, to have a 20lb. advantage in terms of hot carcass weight. Rib Fat (FAT) The FAT EPD reflects differences in adjusted 365-day, 12th-rib fat thickness based on carcass measurements of harvested cattle. Sires with low, or negative FAT EPDs are expected to produce leaner progeny than sires with higher EPDs. Ultrasound measures are also incorporated into this trait and have been shown to be highly correlated with the performance of slaughter progeny. All data is expressed on a carcass scale. Ribeye Area (REA) REA EPDs reflect differences in an adjusted 365day ribeye area measurement based on carcass measurements of harvested cattle. Sires with relatively higher REA EPDs are expected to produce better- muscled and higher percentage yielding slaughter progeny than will sires with lower REA EPDs. Ultrasound measurements are also incorporated into this trait and have been shown to be highly correlated with the performance of slaughter progeny. All data is expressed on a carcass scale. Marbling (MARB) MARB EPDs reflect differences in an adjusted 365-day marbling score (intramuscular fat, [IMF]) based on carcass measurements of harvested cattle. Breeding cattle with higher MARB EPDs should produce slaughter progeny with a higher degree of IMF and therefore higher quality grades. Ultrasound measurements are also incorporated into this trait and have been shown to be highly correlated with the performance of slaughter progeny. All data is expressed on a carcass scale. Baldie Maternal Index (BMI$) The Baldy Maternal Index is a maternally focused index that is based on a production system that uses Hereford x Angus cross cows. Progeny of these cows are directed towards Certified Hereford Beef. This index has significant weight on Sustained Cow Fertility, which predicts fertility and longevity of females. There is a slightly positive weight on Weaning Weight,

Mature Cow Weight and Milk which accounts for enough growth but ensures females do not increase inputs. There is some negative emphasis on Dry Matter Intake, but a positive weighting on Carcass Weight which is anticipated to provide profitability from finishing of non-replacement females and castrated males. Marbling and Rib-eye Area are also positively weighted to keep the harvested progeny successful for CHB. This index is geared to identify Hereford bulls that will be profitable when used in a rotational cross with mature commercial Angus cows. Brahman Influence Index (BII$) The Brahman Influence Index is a maternally focused index that is based on a production system that uses Brahman x Hereford cross cows. Progeny of these cows are directed towards a commodity beef market since Certified Hereford Beef does not accept Brahman influenced cattle. This index has significant weight on Sustained Cow Fertility, which predicts fertility and longevity of females. There is a slightly positive weight on Weaning Weight, Mature Cow Weight and Milk which accounts for enough growth but ensures females do not increase inputs. There is some negative emphasis on Dry Matter Intake, but a positive weighting on Carcass Weight which is anticipated to provide profitability in finishing non-replacement females and castrated males. Marbling and Rib-eye Area are also positively weighted to keep harvested progeny successful for a variety of commodity based programs. This index targets producers that use Hereford bulls on Brahman influenced cows. Certified Hereford Beef Index (CHB$) The Certified Hereford Beef Index is a terminal sire index that is built on a production system where Hereford bulls are mated to mature commercial Angus cows and all progeny will be targeted for Certified Hereford Beef after the finishing phase. This index has significant weight on Carcass Weight to ensure profit on the rail. As well there is a positive weighting for Average Daily Gain along with a negative weighting on Dry Matter Intake to ensure efficient pounds of growth in the finishing phase. Keep in mind, this production system takes advantage of complimentary breeding with the commercial Angus cow. Although Marbling is weighted positively in this index, a positive weighting for Rib-eye Area and a negative weighting for Back Fat are a greater priority in this index to allow for optimum end-product merit. This is the only index that has no emphasis on fertility. Remember that no replacement heifers are being retained.

We are showing the most commonly used EPDs and Indexes for each animal. We are offering the AHA explanation of all the EPDs and indexes currently being calculated by the American Hereford Association. If you would like to see a bull’s EPD that we do not show in the catalog, you can look it up online at www.hereford.org or ask one of us. Following is the most current Hereford Average EPD table. Please keep in mind that EPD averages/baselines are different between breeds. BW

YW

MM M&G SC MARBBMI$ BII$

1.9 3.0

CE

50

81

48

.9

.07 313

376

CHB

98

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Sale Terms & Conditions

CHOOSING YOUR BULLS

Bulls are available for viewing in Townsend anytime with prior arrangements and/or via video. Bull choices can be made anytime; bulls are held with 20% deposit until semen testing and ultrasound. Balance is then due on delivery. In the unlikely event that your pick does not pass bull soundness exam, your deposit can be applied to another bull(s) or refunded if you prefer.

FIRST SEASON BREEDING GUARANTEE

All bulls are guaranteed to be able to breed for the first breeding season. Breeding season is defined as the 90 day period following the first time the bull(s) are turned out. If a replacement bull is available, he will be provided, or if a buyer prefers, credit toward a bull will be given in the following year’s sale, less salvage value of the injured bull.

EHLKE HEREFORDS IN-HERD SEMEN USE

We reserve the right to in-herd semen use on bulls in this offering.

VIDEOS OF BULLS AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY WWW.EHLKEHEREFORDS.COM

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DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS

Free Delivery within 250 miles. We will work with you on cost effective delivery options for outside of 250 miles.

HERD HEALTH

All bulls are in excellent health, have received modified live vaccines at branding, pre and post weaning; have received Multimin 90 and have been treated with Ivermectin Plus. All bulls are virgin, will be semen tested and measured; yearling bulls will be ultrasounded for carcass. We have had no genetic defects in our cattle herd. All sires have been tested against genetic defects.

VOLUME BUYER DISCOUNT # of Bulls Purchased

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Discount applied to entire purchase 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%

REPEAT BUYER DISCOUNT

Enjoy 2% off your entire purchase if you have bought bulls from Ehlke Herefords in the past.


E 332A EDNA F11 LOT 15 2019 MONTANA MADE FEMALE SALE

EHLKE HEREFORDS

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FEMALE SALE S AT U R DAY, SE P T E M B E R 1 9 , 2 0 2 0 SM A RT AU C T IO N S O N L I N E S A L E & R A N C H O P E N HOU SE Even though today, you are reviewing our bull catalog and hopefully considering how Ehlke Hereford bulls can make a difference in your herd, we want to remind you about our Montana Made Female Production Sale. We held our 2nd Montana Made Female Production Sale in September 2019. 30 Lots were sold to buyers in 10 states and Canada. Two bull calves averaged $3,875, 28 Heifers averaged $2,677. This year, our sale date is September 19, 2020. We hope you will consider marking your calendar and joining us at the ranch or bidding online.

Much is expected of our cow herd: udder quality, foot and structural soundness, fertility and disposition. We maintain our focus on continuous cow herd improvement. Replacement heifers are synchronized and AI bred. Most of the cows are AI bred on natural heats. Embryo transfer continues to be a key component in our program, with recip cattle in both our fall and spring herds.


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