Genex Spring 2013 Beef Horizons

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Volume 17 / Number 1

Genex

Cooperative, Inc. A Subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International

Spring 2013


NEW

BULL PHOTOS

1SM00133 BEEF KING 1AN01249 SOLUTION

1AN01255 ARMANDO

1AN01271 STELLAR

1AN01208 VANCE

1AR00936 CONQUEROR

1AN01247 DILLON

1AN01203 MERRITT

1AN01260 FINAL CHOICE


NIGHT CALVING

BEEF HORIZONS

Published bi-annually for beef producers in the United States.

THE WALK OUT...THE WALK BACK

Address correspondence to: Genex Cooperative, Inc. 100 MBC Drive, P.O. Box 469 Shawano, WI 54166 TEL: 888.333.1783 FAX: 715.526.3219 EMAIL: info@crinet.com WEBSITE: www.crinet.com

Spring 2013

Willie Altenburg, AVP, Beef Development, Genex

It’s 2 a.m., the alarm goes off. Where am I? Oh, yes, night check and it’s my turn. I stop at the fridge to get a drink of ice tea and then put on my Carhartts which are neatly arranged at the back door. It’s almost like a fire drill; you just step into them and head out the door, waking up as you go. I grab the spot light and head to the corrals. Tonight it’s cold but no wind, a frost everywhere and a very beautiful sky with stars. As you check you’re thinking, night feeding and day calving, it usually works but you still have to check.

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BEEF HORIZONS STAFF Lindsay Johnson, Editor Brenda Sisung, Assistant Editor Andy Graf, Graphic Designer

However, this has been a different year with the cold weather early, heifers have been on corn stubble pastures up until now, which is very good feed. They are in good shape, maybe even too good. You wonder, why are calves so big? It’s the same A.I. calving ease sires that were used last year, but calves are bigger. I recall the research of winter effects, cold temperatures and feed effecting calf size. I put the spotlight over the heifers on the feed ground. They are laying on the hay, a good time to get to know them again. You recall the day they were born, as well as the days their dam and grandam were born. What sire are you going to breed them to next year? This night checking is a very valuable time to think, especially when all is this quiet. Night feeding, day calving worked this time – all is quiet.

COVER PHOTO

Ratcliff Angus Ranch – Vinita, Okla. Taken by Todd Moede, Audio Visual Coordinator, CRI

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Paul Greene, President Berlin, N.Y., 518.658.2419 Duane Nelson, 1st Vice President Winthrop, Minn., 507.647.2540 John Ruedinger, 2nd Vice President Van Dyne, Wis., 920.922.9899

Now the walk back to the house on such a beautiful night, it’s a great night to be a cowboy! It makes you feel good to see what you have accomplished in your cow herd. But it’s time to think ahead about next year’s breeding and making sure not to get lulled to sleep and use sires too big for calving ease in case we have another year like this. We need to establish a threshold for calving ease to make sure the heifers can calve when the weather is cold and the feed is good. The walk back from the night check is valuable, it gives you time to think. And as long as I am awake, I check some websites and read a few articles. Here’s a couple you might enjoy.

Ronald Totten, Secretary Stafford, N.Y., 585.344.0758 Jacques Couture Westfield, Vt., 802.744.2733 Jim Crocker Valley City, Ohio, 330.483.3709 Jon Wayne Danielson Cadott, Wis., 715.289.3860 Patrick Dugan Casa Grande, Ariz., 520.251.6455 Harlin Hecht Paynesville, Minn., 320.243.4386

Cold Weather May Increase Calf Birth Weights http://tiny.cc/vwnstw

Harold House Nokesville, Va., 703.754.9534

Winter Temperatures May Affect Calf Birth Weights http://tiny.cc/etnstw

Kay Olson-Martz Friendship, Wis., 608.564.7359 Bobby Robertson Tahlequah, Okla., 918.822.0020 Richard Vold Glenwood, Minn., 320.634.4665 Alfred Wanner, Jr. Narvon, Pa., 717.768.8118

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1993 was a year of change, the first of many business opportunities for Wisconsin DHI Cooperative and 21st Century Genetics. These two cooperatives were looking to bring about a positive growth environment that would propel them into the future. The memberships of both organizations were cautiously excited as the news broke of a first ever development in U.S. cooperative history. The birth of Cooperative Resources International (CRI), the first ever holding cooperative, has proven to be a business development milestone and a business model that is the envy of the cooperative world.

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John Ruedinger, Chairman, CRI Board of Directors

CRI is designed to generate internal operating efficiencies through coordination and standardization while maintaining a level of service to members and customers. These business efficiencies were what the membership wanted to achieve in 1993. Your founding boards of directors and management teams gave CRI a set of guiding principles led by our mission statement, which encompasses our values as a cooperative while balancing our growth potential. Our mission statement reads to “Provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative.” From its modest beginnings, CRI has acquired or merged with over 29 private or cooperative businesses. The balance sheet has grown in total assets from $23 million in 1993 to over $116 million in 2012. Over the same time, operating revenue has grown from $32 million to well over $165 million. Over the years the boards of directors in the CRI family have developed a great sense of pride knowing we have made such an impact on the world’s economies. The strength of CRI strategy lies in the combination of fundamental growth in the markets in which CRI operates, the strength of CRI’s global sales and distribution network, and most importantly the success of research and technology. Through global presentations and negotiations one thing has been obvious; CRI is well respected and influential in the markets with which it works. As CRI prepares for the next 20 years, producers around the world are becoming far more aware of both the need to increase output and the potential for controllable margins. CRI has the reputation of fast technology adoption, industry innovation and managing change. Global population and increasing urbanization are driving increased demand for food and protein diets. CRI is in a position to meet those demands. CRI is here to stay, and we can all be proud to be a participating member of such a prestigious organization.


MEMBERSHIP MATTERS Terri Dallas, Vice President of Information & Public Relations, CRI

What are the benefits of becoming a Genex member? As a Genex member, you … • Have voting privileges allowing you to have a voice in the governance of the cooperative. • Have the opportunity to participate in membership meetings. • Receive equity in the cooperative. • Can become a Genex delegate or a Genex board member. How do I become a member? • Purchase $200 of semen, products and/or services in a 12-month period (increases to $500 in 2015). • Complete a membership form. • Have your social security number or tax identification number on file at Genex. What does it cost to become a member? • No fee is required to become a Genex member. Simply meet the above requirements. Do I have to attend regular meetings? • Members are invited to one meeting each year. This meeting is the cooperative’s chance to thank members for their involvement.

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As a member, how is my opinion heard by the cooperative? • As a producer member you have the chance to elect a delegate for your district. Each delegate represents approximately 100 members. • Each delegate represents his or her district at a fall input meeting and at the annual meeting each year. • Delegates gather at the annual meeting as a region to elect their board member. • Thus, as a producer member your opinions are brought to the attention of the governing board by the elected delegate for your district.

Genex Member Definition Will Change in 2015 After reviewing delegate/alternate input received at Fall Delegate Meetings in 2011, the Genex board recommended a change in member definition for 2015 from a minimum of $200 to $500 of annual allocatable expenditures to the CRI governance committee. The committee supported the recommendation and advanced the member definition change to the CRI board. The CRI board also supported the member definition change and voted to change the Genex member definition from a minimum of $200 to $500 of allocatable expenditures effective in 2015. A three-year communication plan has been put in place to make all members aware of the change.

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SUCCESS BEGINS WITH

PROTOCOL COMPLIANCE

Sarah Thorson, Beef Education Manager, Genex

If on any given day, 95% of your cows receive the correct injection or proper CIDR insertion, your pregnancy rates will be affected. 14-day CIDR®-PG Perform Timed Artificial Insemination (TAI) at 66 ± 2 hr after PG with GnRH at TAI.

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CIDR ®

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

Artificial Insemination (A.I.)

Most people would say achieving 95% compliance is a good thing. In fact, if your child brought home a 95% on a test most of us would be thrilled – after all, that is an “A”. However, if you told me the synchronization program on your ranch was being carried out with 95% accuracy, I would consider this a big problem. If your ranch was using the 14-Day CIDR®–PG protocol which involves insertion and removal of the CIDR and two shots at 95% accuracy you would actually synchronize only 81% (.95 x .95 x .95 X .95 = 81%) of the enrolled females correctly. If your accuracy fell to 90% compliance only 66% of females would be properly synchronized. Each action during a synchronization program has a cumulative effect on the overall success of the program. If only 81% of your females are synchronized correctly and we expect about a 65% pregnancy rate from the 14-Day CIDR protocol the percent of females that would achieve pregnancy to this synchronization and A.I. breeding would be about 53%. Can you afford to have that many open females? Noncompliance to the synchronization program is probably the number one reason why synchronization programs fail. The investment of extra time and money in a synchronization program is significant, so make sure everyone involved understands the importance of the right cow, getting the right shot, on the right day. When you use Genex professional chute-side service, you can be assured the Genex staff has the knowledge and understanding of each synchronization program to help you achieve the highest possible results. The Genex chute-side service protocols located on pages 7 and 8 are designed to be cut out and hung up to use as a reference during breeding season. Contact your local Genex representative at 888.333.1783 with any questions.

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Genex

Cooperative, Inc. A Subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International

Chute-Side Service Protocol

Considerations Prior to Breeding Season • Keep accurate calving, breeding and pregnancy records. • Animal identification should be clear and easily readable. • Ensure herd health and disease prevention with a well designed pre-breeding vaccination protocol. Vaccinate females a minimum of 30 days before the breeding season begins. • Ensure all products are purchased and on-hand prior to initiation of the protocol. • Have adequate facilities to gather, sort and process cattle in a reasonable time period. Use a portable artificial insemination (A.I.) barn if available.

Identify Good Candidates for Estrus Synchronization • Heifers: 1. Should weigh 65% of their mature body weight by the start of breeding. 2. At least 50% of heifers should have a reproductive tract score > 4 by two weeks prior to the start of synchronization or six to eight weeks prior to the breeding season. • Cows: 1. Average body condition score should be at least five at time of EAZI-BREED™ CIDR® insertion and should be maintained through breeding season. 2. Cows should average 40 days post calving at CIDR insertion.

Synchronization • Refer to the current synchronization protocol recommendations in the Beef Genetic Management Guide or consult your local Genex representative. • Prepare the calendar of actions to ensure protocol compliance. • Meticulously follow the estrus synchronization protocol. • If detecting estrus, spend as much time observing the animals as possible. • Use estrus detection aids to facilitate visual observation of estrus.

Injections • Use the herd owner’s recommendations for injection site locations. Beef Quality Assurance guidelines recommend intramuscular injections be given in the neck. • Use single dose syringes with 1½-inch, 18-gauge needles. • Avoid pistol grip, multi-dose syringes if possible. • When using GnRH, make sure to keep it cool. Extra bottles should be stored in a cooler.

Nutritional Management • Females should be on an upward plane of nutrition for 45-60 days prior to breeding. • Change of diet for 21 days prior to or after breeding should be gradual. ©2013 CRI

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EAZI-BREED™ CIDRs® • Wear protective gloves when handling CIDRs. • Insertion: 1. Dip the CIDR applicator in a non-irritating antiseptic solution. Example: Chlorhexidine or Nolvasan Solution 2. Fit the body of one CIDR into the applicator with the tail along the slot. The wings will fold and only the tips will protrude from the top of the applicator. 3. Dip the top portion of the loaded applicator into a suitable veterinary obstetrical lubricant. Recommend: Chlorhexi-Lube by Priority Care® 4. Lift the animals tail and wipe the vulva lips clean with a disposable towel. 5. With the tail lifted, insert the loaded applicator slot side down, with the CIDR tail curling downward, through the vulva at a slight upward angle and push forward, without forcing, into the front portion of the vagina. 6. Dispense the CIDR by depressing the plunger. Then slowly ease back the applicator from inside the vagina. 7. With the CIDR correctly placed, the wings are open in the front portion of the vagina and only the removal tail should be hanging from the vulva in a downward position. If animals are in confinement shorten the removal tail with cutting pliers. 8. Repeat Step 1 before reusing the applicator. • Removal: 1. Withdraw CIDR by pulling on the removal tail. • Tips: 1. Utilize a two bucket wash of Chlorhexidine or Nolvasan solution for equipment including the CIDR gun. 2. Make sure the CIDR tail is pointed down, having the tail pointed up can cause irritation and makes it easier for another animal to remove the CIDR early. 3. Have extra CIDR applicators available in case one breaks.

Transporting Females • If animals need to be transported after A.I., it is recommended to move within four days or wait the recommended 45 days before transporting.

Breeding Day • Set-up breeding barn ahead of time. Have extra gloves, paper towels, lube and A.I. guns. • Have thaw unit warming. Calibrate thaw unit before breeding season to make sure the temperature is correct (90-95 °F). • Consider using a gun warmer.

After Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination • To distinguish between A.I. and bull bred pregnancies at pregnancy diagnosis; restrict all breeding capable bulls for 10-14 days following A.I. • Pregnancy check at 29 days with DG29™ blood pregnancy test, by 75 days via ultrasound or 80-90 days via rectal palpation to distinguish A.I. pregnancies from bull bred. • Maintain breeding females on an adequate nutrition and mineral program.

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SHOWCASING GENEX INFLUENCED HEIFERS

THROUGH SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK

Genex

Cooperative, Inc. A Subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International

“I enjoy using A.I. and developing these heifers because I’m adding value to these females by breeding them to proven industry leaders like Final Answer and Right Answer,” stated Eugene.

Eugene and Doretta Raap, Pierpont, S.D.

Last fall, Eugene was invited to the Genex Large Herd Beef Summit in Billings, Mont. where he met one of the Superior Livestock Auction representatives.

Eugene Raap has been in the cattle “That’s where I learned about the Genex business his entire life and utilized Influenced Bred Heifer Sale being held artificial insemination (A.I.) for over November 22 in conjunction with Superior 40 years. A few years ago he made the Livestock,” stated Eugene. decision to sell his cows and partnered with a friend to begin developing heifers. Superior Livestock and Genex are teaming They started with 60 black baldy daughters up for the first ever joint sale. Superior of 1AN01044 FINAL ANSWER and slowly Livestock will feature Genex sired and increased numbers over the years; today Genex A.I. bred heifers in the Nov. 22 they A.I. around 500 heifers. bred heifer sale.

“This will be the first time I’ve sold through Superior Livestock,” stated Eugene. “I am breeding 500 heifers this spring that will meet the requirements for the sale, so we’ll have an excellent group to pick from for the potload-sized group. Selling on Superior will provide exposure to the cattle and our ranch, showcasing the quality these heifers offer.” Contact a Genex representative this spring to have your heifers A.I. bred and ready for auction. For more information contact Genex at 888.333.1783 or Superior Livestock at 800.422.2117.

SAVE THE DATE

Watch for the Genex Influenced Bred Heifer Sale November 22, 2013. Contact your local Genex or Superior representative to consign cattle.

CHANGES IN AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION EPDS Willie Altenburg, AVP-Beef Development, Genex

Three important changes made by the American Angus Association (AAA) were reflected in the EPD update. 1. Recalibration Enhancements were made to genetic prediction tools following an extensive genomic recalibration project in collaboration with Pfizer (now Zoetix). Angus breeders will notice updates EPDs impacted by HD 50K tested animals. The HD 50K test was recalibrated on a larger number of animals than the original test. In the era of high density genomic tests being widely used across the AAA population, periodic recalibration is necessary and will become more frequent (for example, currently the dairy industry recalibrates monthly).

2. Revised Genomic Correlations Correlations between HD 50K genomic values and AAA phenotypes tended to go up for most traits, particularly calving ease. An increase in the genetic correlations indicates that more genetic variation is being explained by the HD 50K for the trait. Also, genetic correlations were re-estimated for Igenity 384. The correlations show some decline, because the initial animals tested are further distanced from the current population. What does this mean for EPDs? Little change in EPDs from the recalibration update occurred in high accuracy sires. A few larger EPD changes were noticed for lower accuracy animals and non-parents (although on average, EPD changes among these animals were also small).

3. $Value Update The economic assumptions are updated periodically based on a three-year rolling average to be more representative of current industry trends. Assumption updates impacted Weaned Calf Value ($W), Cow Energy Value ($EN) and Beef Value ($B) with its related indexes. Changes in $W were representative of higher calf prices along with increases in feed energy costs. These two factors tended to offset each other. For $B, changes were a result of premiums or discounts for quality as well as similar attributes for red meat yield components. The changes in revenue also tended to offset increased ration costs.

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SPRING

2013

SPECIALS

1AN01222 PRIORITY

1AN01117 THUNDER

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 X B C C BUSHWACKER 41-93

Reg# 15688351

CED BW WW YW

MILK

20% 10% 1% 4%

5%

9 -0.8 71 116 .53 .75 .65 .62

32 .32

$ 20 Now $ 18 RE

FAT

$W

$B

38 0.25 0.65 0.034 47.69 71.35 .33 .45 .39 .37

15%

1AN01214 WALKER

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1%

MILK

10% 1% 1%

25%

8 -0.8 78 138 .49 .68 .57 .39

27 .22

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21 0.46 0.39 0.005 50.84 70.92 .23 .38 .28 .27 1%

5 0.6 65 107 .39 .46 .35 .36 25% 4% 10%

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9 0.24 0.69 -0.020 33.17 48.59 .48 .56 .54 .51 10%

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12 -0.9 48 95 .48 .56 .44 .42

38 .25

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25%

PA POWER TOOL 9108 X G A R NEW DESIGN 5050

$W

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31 0.39 0.24 0.026 41.54 66.99 .27 .40 .30 .29 2%

Reg# 16981588

MILK

1% 10% 2% 4%

1%

15 -0.8 68 115 .31 .39 .30 .31

$ 18 Now $ 15

CED BW WW YW

43 .16

CW MARB

RE

FAT

$W

$B

1%

1%

33 1.26 0.80 0.018 50.01 98.70 .27 .40 .31 .30

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7 2.4 70 136 .90 .98 .97 .96

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41 .89

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CW MARB

RE

FAT

$W

$B

1%

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81 0.39 0.63 -0.005 48.82 90.45 .61 .66 .66 .63

1%

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CAR EFFICIENT 534 X S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035

20 0.92 0.53 0.032 38.16 75.62 .33 .44 .38 .36

1%

$ 40 Now $ 30

2013 CED BW WW YW

1AN01240 EFFECTIVE

$ 18 Now $ 16

MILK

Reg# 14963730

2% 1%

1AN01242 FULL POWER

$ 25 Now $ 18 CW MARB

Reg# 16430889

10% 10%

KESSLERS FRONTMAN R001 X CONNEALY FINAL PRODUCT

CED BW WW YW

15% 10%

10 -0.6 44 92 .90 .96 .95 .92

CW MARB

G A R PREDESTINED X S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26

1AN01250 FOUNDATION

Reg# 17095762

MILK

SPECIALS

CED BW WW YW

$ 25 Now $ 18

CED BW WW YW

CONNEALY ONWARD X SITZ VALUE 7097

1AN01271 STELLAR

KG 5594 TRAVELER 3020 X CAR DUKE 104

Reg# 16767407

Reg# 15148659

FALL CW MARB

1AN01116 UPWARD

BALDRIDGE KABOOM K243 KCF X BON VIEW BANDO 598

Reg# 17065105 CED BW WW YW

12 -1.8 53 103 .40 .46 .35 .36

10% 4%

MILK

29 .24

15% 15%

$ 18 Now $ 15 CW MARB

RE

FAT

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22 0.32 0.59 0.048 43.32 59.12 .27 .40 .32 .30 20%

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Special Runs March 1 –­­ May 31, 2013. Special prices can be combined with Volume Special. Utilize with the John Deere Financial beef deferral program. Contact your Genex representative or visit profitshop.crinet.com for current availability.

1AR00943 SOLITAIRE

1AR00929 IMPRESSIVE

RED SSS OLY 554T X 5L DESTINATION 893-6215

Reg# 1449769

$ 20 Now $ 16

CED BW WW YW MILK HPG MARB

5 -2.5 68 104 19 .20 .22 .21 .20 .19

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SHF RIB EYE M326 R117 X FELTONS LEGEND 242

$ 22 Now $ 18

CED BW WW YW

MILK

1HP00831 WORLDWIDE

CL 1 DOMINO 7128T 1ET X CL 1 DOMINO 320N

Reg# 43073963

CED BW WW YW

CNS DREAM ON L186 X PVF PREFERRED EDGE 717G

$ 25 Now $ 18

CED BW WW

Reg# 1295159

LT ASSERTION 1277 P X LT WYOMING WIND 4020 PLD

1SM00100 TRAILBLAZER

MR NLC SUPERIOR S6018 X TNT FIVE STAR P275

Reg# 2470581

1CH00947 BLUEGRASS

BUF CRK LANCER R017 X TR JULIAN LT142

IMF

1.2 0.016 0.15 0.11 .28 .24 .26 .21

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$ 20 Now $ 17

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MILK

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WEST RIVER

1AN01287 S A V WEST RIVER 2066 Reg: 17318919 / Born: 2/23/2012 Birth Wt.: 75 lbs. / 205 Days: 960 lbs. 365 Days: 1406 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.0

 A true breeding masterpiece, West River combines the breed’s top two registration sires and traces back to an ultimate Pathfinder® dam at Schaff Angus Valley, S A V Emblynette 7261.

G A R Grid Maker S A V Bismarck 5682 S A V Abigale 0451 CED

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RECORD HARVEST

1AN01288 S A V RECORD HARVEST 2186 Reg: 17318943 / Born: 2/28/2012 Birth Wt.: 92 lbs. / 205 Days: 963 lbs. 365 Days: 1616 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.4

 Chosen by top cattlemen from across the globe for his unreal muscle pattern, gigantic rear end and attractive design. Record Harvest is backed by low birth weight cows sired by Genex calving ease bulls Final Answer and Bismarck. S A V Heritage 6295 S A V Harvestor 0338 S A V Emblynette 7749 CED

BW

WW

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SCR

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25%

25%

EPDS -2 4.5 74 141 0.98 16 ACC RANK

6

.09

S A V Final Answer 0035 S A V Blackbird 9289 S A V Blackbird 7459 CW

MARB

.12

$EN

.11

.16

15%

4%

29 -39.43 47

0.41

RE

FAT

.17

.13

$W

$F

$G

$B

0.42 0.046 20.45 87.57 19.54 81.91 1%

15%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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J EDGAR HOOVER

1AN01294 SANDPOINT J EDGAR HOOVER Z019 Reg: 17412820 / Born: 2/1/2012 Birth Wt.: 76 lbs. / 205 Days: 866 lbs. 365 Days: 1348 lbs.

 J Edgar Hoover combines a tremendous pedigree and breed-leading EPDs. Phenotypically he is deep, sound, great footed, thick topped, yet flat enough in his bone-work and shoulder to have calving ease. An exciting pedigree – Hoover Dam x Bismarck x Total x EXT. SydGen C C & 7 Hoover Dam Erica of Ellston C124 CED

EPDS

ACC RANK

6

.38

BW

WW

YW

.43

.33

.36

RADG SCR

.29

4%

4%

20%

DOC CEM MILK MW

0.7 65 114 0.21 0.79 25 11 38 59 .45

.30

.15

.21

.21

5%

15%

1%

15%

MH

S A V Bismarck 5682 SandPoint Proud Formera 0128 Sandpoint Proud Formera 8837 CW

MARB

.18

$EN

.20

.32

20%

25%

0.6 -34.06 33

0.74 15%

RE

FAT

.26

.26

$W

$F

$G

$B

4%

5%

4%

2%

1.05 0.004 39.44 55.30 45.59 92.98 1%

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TOMBSTONE 050

1AN01279 TOMBSTONE 050 Reg: 16644975 / Born: 1/14/2010 Birth Wt.: 87 lbs.

 Tombstone 050 has proven himself to not only be a growth and performance bull but also a bull with good calving ease and light birth weight.

Connealy Onward Sitz Upward 307R Sitz Henrietta Pride 81M CED

EPDS

9

ACC .51 RANK 20%

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

DOC

HPG

CEM MILK MW

1.6 74 133 0.15 1.63 27 I+9.3 8 .75

.64

.50

1%

1%

.44

.50

.52

.05

4%

3%

25%

.24

MH

$EN

Sitz Alliance 6595 Mytty Countess 906 Baldridge Countess 357

CW

MARB

.28

.28

.38

20%

1%

35 51 .29

.32

0.6 -34.21 64

2%

25%

0.43

RE

FAT

Ult H/P

.34

.33

23

0.25 0.020

2

$W

$F

2%

1%

$G

$B

42.06 76.21 16.93 84.37 10%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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DOUBLE VISION

1AN01278 JINDRA DOUBLE VISION Reg: 16748826 / Born: 2/8/2010 Birth Wt.: 83 lbs. / 205 Days: 971 lbs. 365 Days: 1625 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.7 Mature Wt.: 2810 lbs. / Mature Frame: 7.5 Scrotal: 46.0 cm.

 Phenotypically, Double Vision is a powerful, wide-based, deep-bodied heavyweight that stands on the most solid feet and legs we’ve seen in a big power bull. Bon View New Design 878 Connealy Reflection Happy Grill of Conanga 6260 CED

BW

WW

YW

SCR

ACC .42 RANK 10%

.66

.53

.43

.26

4%

1%

1%

DOC CEM MILK

$EN

CW

MARB

.18

.25

EPDS 12 -1.8 86 150 0.26 13 12 26 -39.71 51 .22

.17

.26

10%

Hoff Limited Edition S C 594 Hoff Rachel 8312 405 Hoff Miss Expo S C 4223

0.43

RE

FAT

Ult H/P

.29

.22

35

0.43 -0.009

2%

8

25%

$W

$F

5%

1%

$G

$B

38.01 93.91 26.99 92.35 2%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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HIGH DEFINITION

1AN01291 S A HIGH DEFINITION 560 Reg: 16772128 / Born: 1/13/2010 Birth Wt.: 68 lbs. / 205 Days: 754 lbs. 365 Days: 1503 lbs. /Scrotal: 39.0 cm. @ 12 mos. Mature Wt.: 2600 lbs. / Mature Frame: 6.6

 High Definition has proven to be a “bet the ranch” calving ease bull with excellent growth and more frame than typical for a calving ease bull. He sires extra muscle and ribeye along with a great look, fantastic feet and legs and extra stretch. Hero 6267 of R R 2418 H A Image Maker 0415 H A Rito Blackcap 9038 CED

BW

WW

YW

.48

.68

.56

.53

RADG SCR

.36

1%

2%

1%

1%

15%

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 17 -2.4 72 125 0.22 0.83 19 15 35 ACC RANK

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.30

.18

.24

15%

1%

2%

70

0.7 -34.36 45

CW

MARB

.28

.31

.43

10%

15%

5%

.33

MH

$EN

Sitz New Design 458N S A Queen Eva 178 S A Queen Eva 176 0.33

RE

FAT

.35

.34

$W

$F

1%

2%

$G

$B

0.60 -0.003 44.71 66.28 25.60 83.21 20%

10%


ADVANCE

1AN01292 KOUPAL ADVANCE 28 Reg: 17314326 / Born: 1/15/2012 Birth Wt.: 66 lbs. / 205 Days: 714 lbs. 365 Days: 1244 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.0 Scrotal: 40.2 cm. @ 12 mos.

 Advance is an exciting outcross young cow maker from a perfect performance pedigreed dam. His dam ranks as one of the breed’s top cows for production, udder composition, feet, disposition, mass and quality. O C C Juneau 807J Koupal Juneau 797 Koupals Elba 187 CED

BW

WW

.43

.32

YW

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 13 -0.5 62 119 0.21 0.72 12 12 26 ACC RANK

.32

4%

15% 10%

.36

.22

3%

20%

.45

.22

.09

.20

11 .17

S A V Initiative 4406 Koupal Ebonette 734 Koupals Ebonette 545

MH

$EN

CW

MARB

.20

.33

0.0 -14.60 44 .13

10%

0.50

RE

FAT

.25

.26

$W

$F

$G

4%

2%

$B

0.46 0.027 39.98 63.43 26.80 83.51

10%

10%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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RIGHT KIND

1AN01296 V D A R RIGHT KIND 8252 Reg: 17362014 / Born: 1/6/2012 Birth Wt.: 85 lbs. / 205 Days: 729 lbs. 365 Days: 1223 lbs.

 Right Kind is just that, the right kind of bull to add maternal value, structural integrity, fleshing ability, good feet and udders and most of all fertility! He’s backed by a solid foundation of cattle that were selected for fertility and traits that cannot be measured by EPDs or Indexes, but only by the stockman’s eye. A A R Really Windy 1205 V D A R Really Windy 4097 VDAR Blackbird 2031 CED

35

1

$20

BW

WW

YW

RADG

SCR

ACC .27 .37 RANK 10% 20%

.28

.28

.05

.35

CEM MILK

EPDS 12 0.1 47 85 I+.10 0.49 9

.13

$EN

22 -3.60 .18

VDAR Ambush 2098 V D A R Lass 4756 VDAR Lass 0234 CW

MARB

.12

.18

22

0.34

RE

FAT

.19

.15

$W

$F

$G

$B

0.10 0.046 29.86 28.19 17.50 51.63

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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OPTIMUM

1AN01282 BALDRIDGE OPTIMUM Z045 Reg: 17349934 / Born: 2/12/2012 Birth Wt.: 72 lbs. / 205 Days: 796 lbs. 365 Days: 1263 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 5.5 Scrotal: 37.3 cm. @ 12 mos.

 Optimum is the calving ease, high ribeye son of Chisum that we have been looking for. His dam is a high producing, Baldridge Navigator N5 daughter with a nice udder, which records ratios of: 3 @ 99 BW, 3 @ 104 N and 3 @ 118 IMF. S Alliance 3313 S Chisum 6175 S Gloria 464 CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 12 -0.8 57 103 0.16 0.74 24 12 25 ACC .31 .35 .29 .32 RANK 10% 10% 15% 15%

.21

.45

.37

.14

10% 10%

.21

4

.17

MH

0.1 .13

Baldridge Navigator N5 Baldridge Duchess T69 Baldridge Duchess R51 $EN

-6.91

CW

MARB

.20

.33

50 3%

0.33

RE

FAT

.27

.26

$W

$F

2%

15%

$G

$B

0.72 0.000 41.77 45.23 25.88 84.74 10%

10%

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DOMINANCE

1AN01280 ELLINGSON DOMINANCE 2079 Reg: 17322011 / Born: 2/24/2012 Birth Wt.: 80 lbs. / 205 Days: 893 lbs. 365 Days: 1499 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.6 Scrotal: 39.0 cm. @ 12 mos.

 A unique blend of performance and below average birth weight all in an outcross package. Dominance has a respectable $B for his outcross pedigree with excellent mating flexibility. Sitz Tradition RLS 8702 LT Territory 5824 of EA EA Lucy 141 CED

EPDS ACC RANK

6

.32

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

1.2 64 115 0.21 1.46 9 .43

.33

.35

.22

.45

5%

4%

20%

10%

9

.28

.16

MH

Basin Max 602C SAV Blacklass 374 G A R Blacklass 1485

$EN

CW

MARB

.17

.30

24 51

0.5 -13.97 34

25%

25%

.23

.21

.18

0.41

RE

FAT

.25

.24

$W

$F

10%

5%

$G

$B

0.59 0.036 37.37 57.11 26.31 74.63 20%

25%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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MOTIVATION

1AN01277 WERNER EA MOTIVATION 2031 Reg: 17387356 / Born: 1/14/2012 Birth Wt.: 80 lbs. / 205 Days: 907 lbs. 365 Days: 1321 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.4

 Motivation is extremely well balanced with fantastic phenotype, structure and eye appeal. His maternal pedigree suggests his daughters will be top notch and his sons will have power, big rear ends and good looks. HF Kodiak 5R Soo Line Motive 9016 TLA Beauty 5R CED

EPDS

9

BW

WW

YW

.41

.31

.30

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

0.9 61 109 0.25 0.79 19

ACC .28 RANK 20%

.20

10% 10%

.33

10%

.24

8

.07

15%

27 16 .15

.17

MH

Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 Werner Royal Lass 4218 SydGen Royal Lass 418 $EN

CW

MARB

.14

.28

0.2 -12.58 38 .12

25%

0.49

RE

FAT

.20

.21

$W

$F

3%

10%

$G

$B

0.38 0.021 40.94 50.86 27.31 78.55

15%

20%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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OUTRIGHT

1AN01272 K C F BENNETT OUTRIGHT Reg: 17259033 / Born: 9/13/2011 Birth Wt.: 78 lbs. / 205 Days: 740 lbs. 365 Days: 1270 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 5.9 Scrotal: 38.0 cm. @ 12 mos.

 Produced from the same dam as K C F Bennett Stellar, this standout son of Summitcrest Complete is thick ended, big topped, large barreled and an interesting combination of muscle and calving ease. C F Right Design 1802 Summitcrest Complete 1P55 Summitcrest Elba 1M17 CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 12 0.3 61 110 0.20 1.20 14 12 42 ACC .36 .43 .34 .36 RANK 10% 25% 10% 10%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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.46

20%

15%

.39

.17

.23

10%

1%

MH

$EN

CW

MARB

.24

.35

57

0.6 -38.43 26

15%

20%

.28

.27

S S Objective T510 0T26 K C F Miss Objective S21 K C F Miss 205 K62 0.57 25%

RE

FAT

.30

.29

3%

20%

$W

$F

$G

$B

10%

10%

10%

15%

0.89 -0.010 37.39 52.14 41.39 81.65


63

%

5

65

%

$20

SUB-ZERO

1AN01298 EATHINGTON SUB-ZERO 758 Reg: 17379591 / Born: 3/28/2012 Birth Wt.: 51 lbs. / 205 Days: 669 lbs. Yrlg. Frame: 6.0

 Truly one of the unique calving ease, heifer bulls to sell this spring that won’t sacrifice phenotype. Sub-Zero is deep-bodied with top-notch muscle shape and good looks all backed by a genomic and EPD profile second to none. S A V Final Answer 0035 Connealy Capitalist 028 Prides Pita of Conanga 8821 CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

Doc CEM MILK MW

EPDS 16 -3.1 64 114 0.21 0.70 14 15 28 ACC RANK

.33

.42

.31

.33

.23

1%

1%

5%

4%

20%

.43

.36

MH

39

.10

.16

1%

20%

B C Matrix 4132 KP Miss Proven Queen 21 PVF All Proven Queen 503

$EN

CW

MARB

.16

.29

0.3 -17.76 22

.20

.16

0.35

RE

FAT

.21

.22

$W

$F

$G

2%

5%

$B

0.41 0.042 44.03 55.81 23.18 59.75

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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LOGIC

1AN01270 DALEBANKS LOGIC 1060 Reg: 17042343 / Born: 2/13/2011 Birth Wt.: 71 lbs. / 205 Days: 670 lbs. 365 Days: 1220 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 5.2

 Logic is without a doubt one of the best phenotype sons of B/R New Day 454. His balanced EPD profile in combination with his structural integrity puts him right in line with the Genex type and kind. Boyd New Day 8005 B/R New Day 454 B/R Ruby 1224 BW

WW

YW

ACC .40 .46 RANK 15% 10%

CED

.35

.37

RADG SCR

DOC HPG CEM MILK MW

EPDS 10 -0.7 47 97 0.15 0.28 27 8.8 .33

.46

25%

.40

.05

8

.15

3%

31 10 .22

.34

MH

0.1 .31

LCC New Standard Dalebanks Jestress 9572 Dalebanks Jestress 7532 $EN

CW

MARB

.31

.42

-11.34 19

10%

0.64 20%

RE

FAT

.34

.32

$W

$F

$G

10%

20%

10%

$B

0.79 0.020 36.70 42.59 40.76 72.36 10%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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RITO 12E7

1AN01297 RITO 12E7 OF 5F56 RITO 5M2 Reg: 17131890 / Born: 9/19/2011 Birth Wt.: 66 lbs. / 205 Days: 691 lbs. 365 Days: 1283 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 5.6

 Rito 12E7 has more than just high $B, he’s a correct made,

beef bull with extra muscle, body dimension and sensational Aberdeen Angus breed character. Produced from the famous Rita 5F56, currently the second ranked cow in the breed amongst producing females with a $B of $116.54, and best known as the dam of Rito 9M25.

G A R Predestined Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre G A R Precision 2536 CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG

SCR

Doc

.30

.46

.31

EPDS 11 0.3 58 104 0.08 1.47 3 ACC .34 .38 .32 .34 RANK 10% 25% 15% 15%

10%

CEM MILK MW

MH

$EN

CW

MARB

.22

.35

11 31 77

0.7

-23.10 58

15% 10%

15%

1%

.18

.24

.26

4%

.22

C A Future Direction 5321 Rita 5F56 of 1I98 FD Rita 1I98 of 2536 Rito 6I6 1.30 1%

RE

FAT

.30

.29

$W

$F

$G

$B

15%

15%

1%

1%

1.49 0.067 34.23 46.00 50.51 113.62 1%

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PROSPER

1AN01275 VIEWLAWN PROSPER 829 Reg: 16490864 / Born: 4/7/2009 Birth Wt.: 71 lbs. / 205 Days: 833 lbs. 365 Days: 1425 lbs. Mature Wt.: 2408 lbs. / Mature Frame: 6.3 Scrotal: 48.0 cm.

 Prosper’s EPDs put him in a league of his own for spread; physically he is a long bodied, good structured, great footed bull with more width of base than most calving ease bulls. Woodhill Mainline Viewlawn Mainline 17 Viewlawn 89 Gap 2122 CED

BW

WW

YW

RADG SCR

ACC .48 RANK 10%

.65

.52

.41

.19

2%

10%

2%

10%

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 12 -2.7 60 120 0.25 0.49 14 10 15 .52

.21

.08

35

.16

.15

MH

0.4 .11

$EN

-4.18

25%

Viewlawn New Frontier 114 Viewlawn 114 NF 1077 Viewlawn 822 TT 1184 CW

MARB

.14

.28

46

0.05

5%

RE

FAT

Ult H/P

.22

.21

3

0.58 0.043

2

20%

$W

$F

15%

2%

$G

$B

33.52 65.81 6.81 65.33

EPDs as of 3/1/13

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CULTIVATOR

1AN01290 CONNEALY CULTIVATOR Reg: 16611750 / Born: 7/31/2009 Birth Wt.: 65 lbs. / 205 Days: 642 lbs. 365 Days: 1130 lbs. Scrotal: 43.0 cm.

 Cultivator is a deep-bodied, sound-footed bull that should sire the perfect Genex type and kind. His EPD profile, calving ease and outcross pedigree should allow for mating flexibility in mass breeding situations. Connealy Danny Boy Connealy Contrast Doris of Conanga 669 CED

BW

WW

YW

.36

.44

.34

.36

1%

2%

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 16 -2.9 43 91 0.19 0.94 16 14 26 ACC RANK

.29

.46

.29

.17

.25

25%

25%

25%

1%

30 .26

MH

0.4 .23

Bon View New Design 1407 Basida of Conanga 388 Bawna of Conanga 834 $EN

-6.41

CW

MARB

.20

.33

41 10%

0.92 4%

RE

FAT

.28

.27

$W

$F

$G

$B

3%

1%

0.95 0.012 32.40 37.14 46.57 99.23 2%

20%

EPDs as of 3/1/13

$18

VANGUARD

1AN01274 MCATL VANGUARD 103-828 Reg: 16781200 / Born: 1/3/2010 Birth Wt.: 70 lbs. / 205 Days: 729 lbs. 365 Days: 1350 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.2

 Vanguard is a slam dunk heifer bull that had the highest weaning weight ratio of the contemporary groups at Musgrave Angus. He’s the type of calving ease bull that does not sacrifice look, structure or maternal. S A V Final Answer 0035 S A V Pioneer 7301 S A V Blackbird 5297 CED

BW

WW

YW

ACC .44 RANK 10%

.60

.47

.41

3%

3%

10%

RADG SCR

DOC CEM MILK MW

EPDS 12 -2.1 66 112 0.13 0.80 9 EPDs as of 3/1/13

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.25

.22

10 32 57 .17

.22

.25

25%

5%

15%

MH

$EN

CW

MARB

.27

.38

0.5 -24.68 22 .21

MCATL Reachout 836 MCATL Rito Jet 828-R216 G C F Miss New Level R216 0.52

RE

FAT

Ult H/P

.31

.28

15

0.57 0.044 20%

4

$W

$F

1%

10%

$G

$B

44.21 52.22 31.30 67.25


ODYSSEY

1AR00944 LSF ODYSSEY 1029Y Reg: 1445492 / Born: 12/21/2010 Birth Wt.: 57 lbs. / 205 Days: 692 lbs. 365 Days: 1168 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 4.7 Scrotal: 36.0 cm. @ 12 mos.

 A “bet the ranch” calving ease prospect, Odyssey is an extremely deep-bodied, balanced individual whose disciplined frame size and fleshing ability make him desirable to breeders with low input operations. Beckton Epic K F075 Beckton Epic R397 K Beckton Kit F468 JL

33

CED

BW

ACC .20 RANK 20%

.22

EPDS

Glacier Chateau 744 DBL Tree Jolene 904 DBL Tree Juliet 29-709

WW

YW

MILK

.20

.20

.19

7 -0.8 71 112 22 10% 10%

TM

57

ME

5

.03

10%

HPG CETM STAY MARB

13 .10

5%

7

.19

YG

CW

13 0.48 0.10 .06

.14

35

.13

REA

FAT

.13

.14

0.38 0.040

.17

15% 20%

10%

10%

$20

STRONGHOLD

1AR00948 TROTTERS STRONGHOLD 156 Reg: 1496650 / Born: 10/25/2011 Birth Wt.: 70 lbs. / 205 Days: 764 lbs. 365 Days: 1344 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.3

 A Red Angus outcross sire with a pedigree free of Cherokee Canyon and Julian breeding. Stronghold was the Champion Performance Bull at the 2013 Snyder Livestock Bull Test where he scanned a 17.5 square inch REA and had the No. 2 overall RFI score. GMRA Citadel 6109 LJT Citadel 812 RCJS Jerri

3

5

$20

EPDS

ACC RANK

Trotters Advance 140 LJT Pearl 579 Trotter Pearl 312

CED

BW

WW

YW

MILK

.24

.45

.36

.41

.22

4 -0.5 68 89

19

15%

TM

53

ME

4

.12

HPG CETM STAY MARB

10 .00

20%

7

.14

YG

CW

9 0.36 -0.29

.00

.27

15%

REA

22

.26

FAT

0.24 -0.120

.34

1%

.25

.35

25%

1%

$25

ALL-AROUND

1SM00136 WS ALL-AROUND Z35 Reg: 2675740 / Born: 2/19/2012 Birth Wt.: 76 lbs. / 205 Days: 793 lbs. 365 Days: 1390 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.2

 All-Around is a homozygous polled, heterozygous black son of Beef King. Phenotypically complete with astonishing EPDs that rank him in the top percentiles for almost every measured trait. He is one of the most sought after young black Simmental bulls of the season. WS Beef Maker R13 WS Beef King W107 WS Miss Dreamboat T17

HSF High Roller 12T CDI Ms High Roller 39W CDI Ms Crocket 88T

CED

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MM

MWW

STAY

DOC

CW

YG

MB

BF

REA

SHR

.27

.46

.38

.40

.17

.18

.24

.26

.17

.33

.25

.35

.22

.32

.36

5%

3%

2%

4%

25%

15%

1%

4%

10%

15%

20%

2%

EPDS 14.4 -1.3 82.4 119.4 10.5 28.6 69.8 26.0 13.5 38.3 -0.12 0.47 -0.010 0.77 -0.52 ACC RANK

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1%

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RIMROCK

1SM00137 CDI RIMROCK 325Z Reg: 2700121 / Born: 5/10/2012 Birth Wt.: 80 lbs. / 205 Days: 769 lbs. Yrlg. Frame: 6.4

 Rimrock is a young calf whose HD 50K testing revealed an awesome set of EPDs and enhanced his appeal as an outcross sire. A must-use red homozygous polled young sire.

WS Beef Maker R13 WS Beef King W107 WS Miss Dreamboat T17 CED

BW

WW

ACC .27 RANK 10%

.45

.35

10%

5%

YW

MCE

MM

.29

.18

.18

10%

10%

TNT Top Gun R244 CDI Ms Top Gun 5U Hills Chief Red Dem 464

MWW STAY DOC

CW

YG

.27

.22

MB

BF

.30

.20

REA

SHR

API

EPDS 13.3 -0.3 77.6 110.9 12.6 21.5 60.3 24.1 9.9 34.7 -0.25 0.28 -0.040 0.86 -0.39 .23

.23

20%

10%

.17

25%

10%

.28

.22

10%

20%

TI

144

81

2%

1%

$20

FOCAL POINT

1SM00138 TJ FOCAL POINT 426Z Reg: 2698976 / Born: 3/12/2012 Birth Wt.: 82 lbs. / 205 Days: 890 lbs. 365 Days: 1501 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.2 Scrotal: 42.0 cm. @ 12 mos.

 Focal Point is a halfblood that’s homozygous polled, homozygous black. His outstanding EPDs suggest he is a curve-bender with performance and carcass merit. Look for Focal Point to cross into the show side with his tremendous structural correctness and look. Dikemans Sure Bet TJ Sharper Image 809U TJ Miss Bando S27

L T 598 Bando 9074 TJ 11U TJ Miss 26S

CED

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MM

MWW

DOC

CW

YG

MB

.21

.36

.32

.36

.14

.15

.20

.16

.29

.19

.20

15%

1%

1%

15%

1%

5%

1%

EPDS 10.3 -1.2 93.1 148.1 9.2 27.3 73.8 14.9 55.9 0.15 0.72 ACC RANK

BF

REA

SHR

.21

.19

.02

API

TI

5%

1%

0.030 0.50 -0.43 149.9 104.4

2%

10%

$25

ALLEGIANCE

1SM00139 SVF ALLEGIANCE Y802 Reg: 2638036 / Born: 9/10/2011 Birth Wt.: 81 lbs. / 205 Days: 764 lbs.

 Allegiance is a top baldy prospect that’s homozygous black, homozygous polled. He’s a standout Upgrade son that has style and mass and is a complete package both on paper and on foot.

Ellingson Legacy M229 MR NLC Upgrade U8676 Ms NLC Mojo S6119 B

Circlet Antoinettes Star Double R Miss 29G T18 SAC Miss Jet Top 29G

CED

BW

WW

YW

MCE

MM

MWW

STAY

DOC

CW

YG

MB

.29

.38

.31

.29

.24

.24

.26

.25

.16

.25

.25

.35

1%

1%

10%

25%

25%

2%

20%

15%

EPDS 9.7 2.2 83.8 131.0 12.0 17.4 59.3 21.7 9.4 51.0 -0.32 0.24 ACC RANK

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REA

SHR

.24

.35

.30

1%

1%

API

0.000 1.65 -0.53 133 10%

TI

81 1%


.4

$25

SENSATION

1HH00109 CHURCHILL SENSATION 028X Reg: 43092364 / Born: 1/14/2010 Birth Wt.: 72 lbs. / 205 Days: 745 lbs. 365 Days: 1230 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 5.8 Scrotal: 37.3 cm. @ 12 mos.

 Sensation’s semi-proven status for light birth weight and calving ease with exceptional carcass merit make him one of only a handful in the entire breed with his credentials. CL 1 Domino 9126J ET UPS Domino 3027 UPS Miss Diamond 1353 CED

BW

WW

YW

.53

EPDS 13.3 -3.5 57 84 ACC RANK

.31

.79

.69

1%

1%

15%

GH Rambo 279R Churchill Lady 7202T ET CL 1 Dominette 301N

MILK M & G CETM SC

FAT

REA

IMF

29

58 4.4 1.0 0.043 0.72 0.28

10%

5%

.20

.21

.32

.27

10% 20%

.29

.24

5%

10%

$BMI

$CEZ

$BII

$CHB

4%

1%

15%

3%

26

27

19

34

$25

PROSPECTOR

1HP00839 FTF PROSPECTOR 145Y Reg: P43182570 / Born: 1/17/2011 Birth Wt.: 80 lbs. / 205 Days: 672 lbs. 365 Days: 1247 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.1 Scrotal: 41.5 cm. @ 12 mos.

 A curve-bender that ranks in the breed’s top percentiles for growth EPDs, calving ease and light birth weight. Prospector is dark red in color, short mark and tremendous pigmentation will appeal to many. RRH Mr Felt 3008 Huth Prospector K085 Huth 34A Paula 68F CED

BW

WW

YW

.12

.39

.32

.33

MILK M & G CETM

.20

20%

15%

10%

20%

EPDS 2.2 1.4 58 100 26 ACC RANK

FTF Bombardier 309N FTF Chick A Boom 7227T FTF Leanna 480P SC

FAT

REA

IMF

.17

.25

.26

.22

55 1.8 1.2 0.046 0.16 0.13 .11

10%

15%

25%

$BMI

19

$CEZ

16

$BII

15

25%

$CHB

27

20%

$40

STOCKMAN

1HP00840 TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z Reg: P43287478 / Born: 3/14/2012 Birth Wt.: 86 lbs. / 205 Days: 820 lbs. 365 Days: 1469 lbs. / Yrlg. Frame: 6.7 Scrotal: 41.0 cm. @ 11 mos.

 Stockman is one of the most complete performance Polled Hereford bulls. He is wide based, thick ended, short marked, sound footed and massive. DRF JWR Prince Victor 71I TH 223 71I Victor 755T KBCR 19D Dominette 223 CED

BW

WW

.17

.26

.23

YW

EPDS -0.4 3.1 56

92

20%

20%

ACC RANK

.23

NPH 20X Spartan 20N TH 16G 20N Gemini 89T Tee-Jay 707B Gemini 16G ET

MILK M & G CETM

14 .15

SC

FAT

REA

IMF

.10

.19

.20

.16

15%

15%

43 0.7 0.4 0.022 0.57 0.19 .15

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$BMI

16

$CEZ

13

$BII

13

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29

15%

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ROUNDTABLE

Genex Independent Contractors offer personalized genetic and reproductive services while striving to improve the profit potential of beef producers throughout their area. They work with purebred and commercial producers to develop customized reproductive programs to meet immediate and long-term genetic goals. These individuals provide the industry’s best chute-side service. Get the inside scoop from these four Genex Independent Contractors.

Chris Larkin, Ottumwa, Iowa Terry Loftis, Seminary, Miss.

What is the main reason your customers use A.I.?

My customer’s are most interested in genetic improvement. Purebred customers like the variety of genetics available, while commercial cattlemen like the option of using proven bulls.

Improving the productivity of their herd is the main reason my customers use A.I. They also enjoy the fact A.I. condenses their calving season. Nobody wants to check calving heifers over a 60-day calving period; synchronization greatly reduces that window to about a 14-day period.

What do your customers see as the main benefit?

The main benefit is the ability to use proven bulls and selecting traits that are profitable to each operation. If operations need to add performance, maternal or carcass I can incorporate the sires that are proven in these traits. At the same time my customers appreciate having more than half their cattle calve in the first week of the calving season. Therefore, the age and weight of their calves are more uniform.

A.I. offers many benefits, the ability to use superior genetics for a minimal investment. A.I. allows the rancher to select the genetic traits they desire in their herd, and improve the genetic traits of their cattle in a relatively short period of time.

What are the biggest factors to the success of an A.I. program?

The biggest factors of success are nutrition, properly administered synchronization, animal health and functional facilities. A professional technician is also very important. I have found that Genex semen is very high quality and as a result have been very successful with conception rates.

Overall herd health is the number one priority. A year-long herd health management program is key. Other factors that contribute to success are following synchronization protocols, proper semen handling, cattle handling and utilizing highly-trained, qualified A.I. technicians.

Which synchronization protocols do you recommend and why?

I recommend using the 7-Day CO-Synch primarily for cows and 14-Day CIDR® method for heifers.

I recommend the use of all synchronization protocols, however they are only successful when used properly. We probably have had higher conception with the 14Day CIDR protocol utilized in heifers. Lowest per head cost is MGA®-PG with satisfactory conception rates in heifers. The 7-Day CIDR is a good option as a shorter length protocol for use on heifers and cows.

What is the best way for a customer to learn more about A.I.?

The field days I have hosted have been very successful and well received by cattlemen. These field days demonstrate the Genex chute-side service and show how we can handle cattle quietly and efficiently.

Visit with neighbors who have used A.I. to learn about their success stories. Attend area cattle conferences, beef expo shows or visit with your local Genex representative to learn more. Your Genex representative can provide you with dates for meetings and customer field days in your area.

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Matt Swanson, Ainsworth, Neb.

Clint Sexson, Stanfield, Ore. The main reason my customers use A.I. is to change the current genetics of their cow herd towards their particular goal. Each producer has a little bit different goal, however, as I talk with each producer we work together in a partnership to figure out where they are currently and where they want to go.

By using proven bulls and selecting for the particular traits the producer is looking for we are able to make these genetic changes quicker and more consistently than using herd bulls.

Purebred breeders utilize A.I. to stay abreast on the best genetics in the business and to promote their program. Typically A.I. sired cattle out-sell pasture sired cattle and by using A.I., commercial operations can use proven genetics for calving ease and tighten their calving interval.

The primary benefit purebred breeders see is the marketability of the bulls and females they produce. Also, the A.I. sires are a more reliable source of genetics which are more proven. The commercial producer is after a live calf born without difficulty in a short period of time, especially in the case of first calf heifers. These A.I. sired calves perform more similarly and are more uniform at weaning, in turn, allowing a very marketable terminal bound steer and a more uniform selection of replacement females.

1. Communication between the Genex representative and the customer; talk early and talk often so the planning process is smooth. Communication is the biggest factor for a successful A.I. program. The producer has to feel comfortable with me and the program we have chosen. Many of our synchronization programs are scheduled months in advance so there is not much room for last minute changes.

2. Timing and execution of the plan is important. It’s important to vaccinate early, at least 30 days ahead of breeding, and ensure heifers are mature enough to be cycling. Timing also plays an important role at A.I. breeding. This must occur at the right hour after standing heat or within the allotted time for the synchronization protocol. 3. Planning and details help with success. Always make sure the people involved are comfortable with the process and the responsibilities they are accountable for. 4. People are the key to success – everyone from the crew bringing the cattle to the individuals thawing semen to the people that supply food and refreshments. Good people only enhance the process.

The synchronization protocol I recommend is the one that fits the producer. There are so many different ways beef animals can be synchronized and there are positives and negatives to each one. What I have been using most frequently in large breeding projects is the 14-Day CIDR-PG for heifers and the 7-Day CO-Synch + CIDR for cows.

For heifers in a feedlot I recommend MGA-PG mainly because of cost. For heifers that are not fed consistently and timely, I recommend the 14-Day CIDR-PG. With this protocol the heifer is allowed to cycle once before A.I. In addition, it encourages producers to vaccinate and prepare the cattle for the process five weeks before A.I. Synchronizing cows is mostly dependent on labor and facilities, however the 7-Day CIDR is probably the one that fits most producers. It allows for fixed-timed A.I. so the producer can concentrate the labor at needed times with no extra labor needed for heat detection.

Ranchers in my area are very hands-on learners so I encourage them to talk to someone who has been A.I. breeding for some time. Find out if that producer would let you come and witness firsthand what an A.I. project entails.

Customer meetings and the large herd meetings allow us to inform customers and hear their feedback. Participating in A.I. schools is another opportunity for producers to learn more. The schools demonstrate the benefits of A.I.

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