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Strickland - Driggers 6th Annual Bull Sale

20 SimAngus Bulls 7

Black Angus Bulls

5

Simmental Bulls

7

Commercial Bred Angus Heifers

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM Glennville, Georgia Special Guest Consignors: Boyett Farms JRC Angus Farm


Welcome to the 6th Annual Strickland – Driggers Bull Sale We invite you to study the EPDs and pedigrees contained in this catalog and to come out and visit the farms of the sale participants to learn more about each bull. Much thought, planning and hard work has gone into getting this group of bulls ready to go home with you on sale day. Many of the bulls EPDs are well above the breed averages. Listed will be the percentile rankings 50% or better for EPDs and Performance Indexes on each lot. This information will allow you to see how the bulls rank for that trait within the entire breed. Approximately two thirds of the sale offering would be considered heifer safe according to their EPD ranking within the breed for Direct Calving Ease and Birth Weight. Bulls are yearlings, long yearlings, and a few select lots of two year olds. All the bulls have been developed in large pastures to allow for plenty of exercise. The bulls are not fat, but instead are athletic and ready to go to work. Bulls were selected for good disposition, sound structure and growth rate. They were fed a free choice ration consisting of soy hull and corn gluten pellets and grass or peanut hay. They have passed a complete breeding soundness exam and have been ultrasound scanned for marbling and ribeye area. Many of the bulls offered in this sale are sired by breed leading A.I. sires and out of proven highly fertile, Reg. Simmental, Angus and SimAngus cows. They were bred to work in commercial cattle herds in the heat and humidity and to go out and sire calves that have the potential to make their new owners money in the cow business. The bulls are available for viewing anytime up until the sale. They will be on site at Strickland Angus Farm, noon or after, on Friday December 8. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided on sale day morning with a complimentary lunch at noon. Please look the offering over and feel free to contact any of us as we would gladly assist you in any way possible.

Jes Strickland Strickland Angus Farm

Jessie Driggers Driggers Simmental Farm


Strickland Driggers Bull Sale

Sale Information

Strickland - Driggers

6th Annual Bull Sale

With Special Guest Consignors - Boyett Farms, Reidsville, GA - JRC Angus, Glennville, GA

December 9, 2017 - 1:00 PM Glennville, Georgia

Selection Assistance and Sale Day Phones

TERMS AND CONDITIONS All cattle will sell under the Terms and Conditions of the American Simmental Association or the American Angus Association.

Jes Strickland…….…...…...…………………...(803) 617-8415 Jessie Driggers……….……..………….……….(912) 237-0608 Landon Boyett……………..….….……………..(912) 213-4062 Jason Cope…………………………….……………(615) 762-0746 Chris Tyson (Tattnall Co. Ext)….......…..(912) 551-2204 SALE CONSULTANTS Jimmy Chapman……………………..………….(407) 709-4211 Romaine Cartee……..……………………......(912) 531-0580 Evans Hooks………..……………………………..(770) 316-9611 Greg Alvarez……………………………………….(904) 964-6924 AUCTIONEER Carroll T. Cannon ….………......…….....…..(229) 881-0721

LODGING The Glennville Inn…………...….....(912) 654-3107 FOOD Doughnuts and coffee beginning at 8 a.m. on Sale Day morning and a complimentary lunch of Cowboy Stew and cornbread at 12 noon.

DELIVERY If you can not pick your bull up on sale day and will need him delivered, please let the sale clerk or the bull's owner know prior to departing the sale site. Bulls will be delivered as economically as possible.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements made sale day and from the auction block take precedence over printed material associated with the sale. Anyone attending this sale attends at their own risk. Sale staff, hosts and/or their representatives or employees will not be responsible for any personal injury or damage to any attendee or his or her property.

CARCASS ULTRASOUND Dr. Dean Pringle, meat scientist professor at the University of Georgia and owner of Pringle Imaging collected ultrasound data from the bulls on 10-31-17. EPDs EPDs may differ from this catalog to the transferred registration papers. Printed Simmental EPDs are Fall 2017. Angus EPDs are current as of 11/7/17. HERD HEALTH Routine herd health and vaccinations up to date on all animals. All bulls have been vaccinated and boostered for IBR, BVD, PI3, BRSV and Lepto. In addition, all bulls have been vaccinated and boostered for 7-Way Clostridial (Blackleg). The most recent booster vaccination was given to all bulls on October 31, 2017. All bulls were also dewormed with Ivermectin at this time. All bulls over 18 mo. Old have been tested for Trichomoniasis.

GENETIC DEFECTS All cattle sold are guaranteed free of known genetic defects unless indicated. DIRECTIONS Strickland's Angus Farm is located 0.4 miles north of the Glennville city limits, on the east side of Highway 301. Watch for signs. From Statesboro, GA - Follow Hwy. 301 south for 35 miles. From Baxley, GA - Follow Hwy 144 east for 30 miles to Glennville, then take Hwy. 301 north for 1.5 miles to Strickland Angus Farm 9230 U.S. Highway 301 N. (Physical Address) 1


Economically Relevant Traits and Selection Indices By Matt Spangler, NE Extension Beef Genetics Specialist ECONOMICALLY RELEVANT TRAITS Sire selection does not need to be overwhelming or complex. Centuries of work by geneticists and statisticians have allowed for the development of tools that help producers make decisions relative to the next bull you purchase; do not ignore them. The key questions that every rancher needs to answer are: 1) What are my breeding/marketing goals? 2) What traits directly impact the profitability of my enterprise? 3) Are there environmental constraints that dictate the level of performance that is acceptable for a given trait in my enterprise? Once these three questions are answered, sire selection becomes much simpler. The answers to these questions inherently lead a producer to the traits that are economically relevant to their enterprise. We call these traits Economically Relevant Traits (ERT). Fundamentally these are traits that are directly associated with a revenue stream or a cost. All traits that are not ERTs are indicator traits, or a trait that is genetically correlated to an ERT but not an ERT itself. Classic examples of indicator traits include ultrasonic carcass measurements and birth weight. Ultrasonic carcass measurements are a non-destructive measure of traits such as intramuscular fat percentage (IMF). Producers do not receive premiums for IMF levels, rather premiums (and discounts) are applied to quality grades. Assuming that carcass maturity values are the same, actual carcass marbling is the driver of quality grade. Although IMF is genetically correlated to carcass marbling it is not the ERT. Birth weight is another great example of an indicator trait. Selection to decrease birth weight in an attempt to reduce the prevalence of dystocia is practiced by numerous commercial bull buyers. However birth weight does not have a direct revenue source or cost associated with it. The trait that does have a cost associated with it is calving ease (or difficulty). Calving ease is related to the level of assistance needed during a calving event. Although the two are related, the genetic correlation between calving ease and birth weight is only between -0.6 and -0.8, suggesting that birth weight only explains 36-64% of the genetic differences between animals for calving difficulty. MULTIPLE TRAIT SELECTION Selecting to improve multiple traits simultaneously can be cumbersome. Just open up any sale catalog and it is easy to become confused immediately. Economic indices can help alleviate this confusion. An economic index is a collection of EPDs weighted by their economic value such that traits with greater impacts on production goals have a larger economic weight associated with them. The basic equation of an economic index is: I = EPD1 x a1 + EPD2 x a2 + EPD3 x a3 + EPDn x an Where: I is the index value; EPDn is the EPD for trait n; and an is the economic weight associated with trait n. Below are some examples of currently available economic indexes. Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Shorthorn, and Simmental all publish at least one economic index. A full description of all available economic indexes can be found in the University of Nebraska NebGuide G1847 available at http://beef.unl.edu/nebguides BEEF VALUE ($B) This Angus index includes EPDs for yearling weight, carcass weight, and carcass and traits. Producers wishing to enhance growth and simultaneously select for quality and yield grade should use this index. It is a terminal index and caution should be used if replacement females are retained to avoid increasing mature weights of females. Example: Bull A +65.60 Bull B +52.50 We would expect that the calves from Bull A would be worth $13.10/hd. more than those from Bull B if retained through a feedlot and sold on a Certified Angus Beef (CAB) grid. ALL-PURPOSE INDEX (API) This Simmental index assumes that the sire will be used on both cows and heifers and that heifers will be retained as replacements while all other offspring will be sold grade and yield. This index is targeted at a producer that is looking to optimize revenue from fed cattle and maternal characteristics of replacement heifers. Example: Bull A +138 Bull B +118 We would expect that the calves from Bull A would be worth $20/hd. more than those from Bull B. Over a span of 4 years Bull A could generate $2,400 more revenue than Bull B if mated to 30 females/yr. ($20/hd x 30/hd x 4 yrs.). CHOOSING AN INDEX TO USE When making selection decisions based on economic indices, it’s important to consider your particular breeding objective and the traits that will achieve desired production goals. For instance, if your production goals included retaining replacements and selling cull heifers and steer progeny at weaning, then an index that assumes all offspring are sold on a grid-based system is inappropriate for your operation. It is also important to know the breed average values for particular indexes and to use percentile ranks to determine how far above or below average a particular animal is compared to the rest of a breed.

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A Guide to Understanding and Using the Angus and Simmental Dollar Indexes Let’s keep it simple – if you sell your calves at weaning and retain replacement heifers, or background cattle, $W (Angus) and API (Simmental) should be more important to you than $B (Angus) or TI (Simmental). If you feed out your calves, retain ownership and see them through finishing, $B and TI will have more importance for you. All four indexes are multi-trait indexes, combining many traits of economic importance. ALL FOUR are important indexes as all cattle are eventually harvested so the carcass components should not be ignored even if you do sell your calf crop at weaning time. Someone down the road will feed and harvest those cattle and they will be more likely to return to you to buy your calves if the next link in the chain is profitable too. The following information comes from various articles written by American Simmental and American Angus Association Staff. All-Purpose Index (API): Evaluates sires for use on the entire cow herd (bred to both Angus first-calf heifers and mature cows) with the portion of their daughters required to maintain herd size retained and the remaining heifers and steers put on feed and sold grade and yield. Terminal Index (TI): Evaluates sires for use on mature Angus cows with all offspring put on feed and sold grade and yield. Using API and TI: First, determine which index to use; if you are keeping replacements use API, if not, use TI. Then, just as with EPDs, zero in on the unit difference between bulls. (As described above, index units are in dollars per cow exposed.) The difference can be used to determine how much a bull is worth compared to another. Put another way, how much you can pay for one bull compared to another. For example, when buying an all-purpose-type sire, you can quickly figure a bull scoring +100 for API is worth an extra $6000 over a +50 bull of both are exposed to 30 cows over 4 years($50 diff. x 30 hd. x 4 yr. = $6,000). A percentile ranking chart is required to determine where a bull’s index value ranks him relative to other bulls in the breed. Current Average Sim Hybrid API index is +120.7 and TI is +67.00. $W – Weaned Calf Value Ask an experienced cow-calf producer to identify the characteristics of a profitable beef cow and you will probably get a response like this: reproductively sound, calves easily, transmits rapid growth, enough milk (but not too much), raises an above average calf year after year, moderate mature size, reduced feed energy needs. Cows meeting these requirements will generate profit, because they do most everything right. A TOOL FOR THE COW HERD Above average outputs (pounds of calf weaned) coupled with average or below average feed inputs are sure to improve the bottom line. But is it even possible to create a cow herd that gets so many things right? Pipe dream or achievable task? Research using the AAA database indicates that it can be done and the $W is the right tool for the job. If your quest is to build a productive and profitable cow herd, the Association’s bioeconomic index called weaned calf value or $W, can help you reach that goal. Weaned calf value ($W), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for pre-weaning merit. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth transmitted to the calf, maternal milk and mature cow size. If you select for higher $W animals, the results will generally be more early growth, moderate mature size, above average (though typically not extreme) milk, and heavier calf weaning weights. Higher $W females get these things right and are constructed in a more desirable package. USING $W AS A SELECTION TOOL Not every high $W cow will be stamped out of a cookie-cutter mold, of course. $W can and should be used as a genetic selection tool to help build increased profit potential to a cow herd. It will pay producers to pursue higher $W cattle, while at the same time keeping a sharp eye on other individual traits and EPDs, and $Values they deem important to their operations. Doing so can help you build a cow herd that does almost everything right. $B – Beef Value $B is an overall $Value for post-weaning feedlot and carcass value. It combines $F and $G as a selection tool for quality, red meat yield and pounds produced. The $B is not simply the sum of $F and $G. $Values are business minded and in the language of economics. They have a great deal to offer the commercial bull buyer in terms of providing a multi-trait selection tool. It is important to remind Angus bull buyers these are one of various tools they use to make their operations successful. Selection indexes will continue to become more widely accepted across the seed stock industry as a means to identify genetics for use in commercial programs.

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REFERENCE SIRES American Simmental Association EPDs Name

ASA#

GW Marshall 756A

Breed

14.6

2880363 1/2 SM 1/2 AN

15.6 15

50

2729707 1/2 SM 1/2 AN

18.6

-2.4

3

10

19

-2.6

3

10

30

35

15

18.8

-2.2

65.1

94.6

3

10

35

45

2321659 PB SIMMENTAL

22.7

-1.5

54.4

1

4

2081939 PB SIMMENTAL

22.4

-3.6

1

1

2341670 PB SIMMENTAL

18.7

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED DRG Shear Force 14A

2794580 3/4 SM 1/4 AN

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED DRG Shear Force 9B

2916052 3/4 SM 1/4 AN

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED TNT JUMP START R238 % EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Hooks Shear Force 38K % EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Triple C Bettis S72J % EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Nichols Manifest T79

0.7

81.6 122.9 10.8

0.4

76.4 117.5 10.4

20

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED LRS TOP TEN 104A

BW WW YW MCE MILK ADG MARB REA

2708284 1/2 SM 1/2 AN

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED CCR PAYDAY NS 1348A

CE

2416547 PB SIMMENTAL

2

10

0.26 15

3

21.1

0.26

0.68

15 20

0.77

0.7

155.2

45

10

0.94 170.9

TI Lots Sired 92

3, 4

1 88

5

50

15

10

15

2

2

24.8

0.3

0.64

0.86

174

88

25

4

10

20

2

3

27.9

0.21

0.61

1.15

170

85

7, 8, 9, 11

10

40

15

2

2

4

15, 16

11.1

27.4

0.18

0.65

1.17

168

85

13

15

10

10

2

3

5

82.1

12.6

19.1

0.17

0.3 20

40

4

25

53.1

68.4

12.8

30.5

0.1

0.52

1.51

176

82

10

3

1

1

1

3

0.6

67

92.8

15.4

20.4

0.16

0.03

1.08

135

72

1

25

30

45

2

10

25

35

8.6

2

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED

10

5

17.6

API

68.4 116.2 11.8 25

10

10

66.3 100.4 11.3

15

74.8 123.3 12.7 10

2

20.2

15

0.85 151.8 73.7

0.3

0.29

0.82

140

80

1

20

45

15

10

6, 30

11 31 28, 29 14, 27

American Angus Association EPDs Name

AAA#

Connealy Consensus 7229

Breed

CE

BW WW YW MCE MILK ADG MARB REA

16447771 PB ANGUS

6

2

G A R Prophet

30

40

16295688 PB ANGUS

11

1.3

72

15

50

S S Objective T510 0T26

12 10

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED

2

50

1.58

0.42

94

129

1

50

1

30

0.94

0.33

74

101

13

102

19 20

124

13

31

0.02

3

4

10

10

0.7

64

109

8

26

35

15

15

17

-3.6

47

1

1

17847223 PB ANGUS

16

-0.9

2

15

35

3

2

3

17543452 PB ANGUS

14

0.3

58

96

12

33

0.1

4

30

25

35

15

33

13776378 PB ANGUS 17031465 PB ANGUS

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Yon Final Answer A53

110

0.77

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Yon South Edisto B136

$B Lots Sired

76

0.15

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED Connealy Comrade 1385

$W

22

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED

47

95

0.4

4

% EPD RANKING WITHIN BREED

56

15

0.12

30

10

1, 2

3

91

10

31

0.24

0.56

0.68

75

45

30

10

25

35

15

3

96

14

36

0.33

1.01

0.42

54

138

5

50

30

20

0.73

0.15

59

96

20

21, 22

17, 18

10

HOW THE BULLS IN THE SALE WERE DEVELOPED All the bulls in the sale were developed in large grass pastures. They were fed a commodity blend ration made up of 50% soyhull pellets, 40% corn gluten pellets & 10% ground shelled corn. They were fed this ration free choice while grazing bermuda grass and bahia grass pastures during the summer months and then peanut hay or bermuda grass hay free choice during the fall. At all times during the development period, they had access to clean fresh water and a vitamin mineral mixture that contains approximately 18% salt.

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REFERENCE SIRES

GW Marshall 756A

Coneally Consensus 7229

CCR Payday NS 1348A

G A R Prophet

LRS Top Ten 104A

Nichols Manifest T79

Triple C Bettis S72J

Coneally Comrade 1385 5


Get to know us

Driggers Simmental Farm - Glennville, Georgia Driggers Simmental Farm (Jessie & Sherry) began in 1989 with the mission to raise quality registered Simmental that will excel for commercial cattlemen and breeders alike. Our family consists of sons Jason, Joshua and Judah and daughters Anna, Kennessa, Danielle, Sammantha and Jaimee. Our farm has been in the Driggers and Brannen family since 1920 and we are blessed to be the 3rd generation to farm this land. Our breeding program concentrates on producing Simmental and SimAngus bulls for commercial cattle operations. Though our operation is not big in scale, it is big on the belief that data must be collected and passed along to the American Simmental Association on each and every cow and calf in our herd. Driggers Simmental Farm has always been about improving performance of Jessie & Sherry Driggers cattle. We believe that unless you track performance of individual animals in your herd and make diligent use of that data, your program will never move forward and will never offer your bull buying customers seedstock that can help improve their bottom line. We believe that skillful use of EPDs and Performance Indexes by conscientious ASA members have been the driving force in making Simmental Cattle a major player in the beef industry today. What has made the EPDs and indexes such a powerful tool is the reliable data on each and every calf crop. Without accurate and reliable phenotypic data on each and every animal in your herd, EPDs and indexes can't project a true picture of an individual animal. When a prospective bull buyer looks at a sale catalog we want them to get a true and accurate picture of what they are looking at and how that animal can improve their bottom line. Ultimately, the beef consumer is the winner in all this data collection. It helps to make sure that each and every beef purchase will result in an enjoyable eating experience and keep beef on the tables of U.S. consumers. We are dedicated to using Temple Grandin's Principles on our Farm, and because of this we are able to walk among our Herd even at night during a Full Moon, and they will lay and chew their cud or nurse their Young. We are Blessed. 6


SimAngus Bulls

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DRG PROPHET 12D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 12D DOB: 10-13-2016

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3162823

Homo BLK & Polled

C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 Sire: G A R Prophet G A R Objective 1885

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

GW Lucky Man 644N Dam: DRG Lucky Susie 75U DRG Susie Q N25

60 523 902 3.63 0.17 12.7 5.8

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API 15 1.1 83 131 0.30 12 11 29 49.3 0.93 0.65 172 20% 2% 2% 4% 25% 15% 5% 3% 1% 2%

Lot 1

TI 98 1%

Lot #1 is a maternal brother to the 2016 sale's high selling bull. As a tribute to his dam's productivity, she raised both Lot #1 & a twin sister with no creep feed. Their combined weaning adj. weights was 912 pounds. He is heifer safe with top 2% growth!

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DRG Prophet 20D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 20D DOB: 11-20-2016

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3185058

Homo BLK & Polled

C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 Sire: G A R Prophet G A R Objective 1885 GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Dam: SCSF Ebonys Erica T21 WHCC Erica P21

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

63 599 994 3.67 0.25 13.6 5.8

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API 16 -0.7 75 118 0.27 12 7 27 38.9 0.89 0.89 166 15% 30% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 15% 15% 1% 20% 3%

Lot 2

TI 94 1%

Lot #2's sire needs no introduction as he is one of the top Angus bulls in the Angus breed. His dam has maintained a 363 day calving interval on 8 natural calves. She has produced six bull calves to date, five of which are working in commercial herds.

3 DRG Marshall 16D Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm DOB: 11-10-2016 Tattoo# 16D GW Premium Beef 021TS Sire: GW Marshall 756A GW Miss Predestined 255Y A A R Ten X 7008 S A Dam: DRG Erica 11B PMS Destinys Child 17L

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3174862

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

72 650 1027

3.33 0.17 10.4 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 14 -0.2 73 121 0.30 13.0 10.6 23.1 42.1 0.73 0.65 156 89 20% 40% 10% 10% 4% 20% 20% 35% 10% 4% 10% 2%

Lot 3 Lot 3

Lot 3 is kind of a jack of all trades. He has breed leading growth but is easy calving and heifer safe. His disposition is first rate and he has an extremely sound structure that will ensure a long healthy life to help you get the most from your investment.

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SimAngus Bulls

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DRG Marshall 6D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 6D DOB: 09-06-2016 GW Premium Beef 021TS Sire: GW Marshall 756A GW Miss Predestined 255Y S A V 8180 Traveler 004 Dam: Boyett Bonita 004 WCM Bonita

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3143768

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

73 629 1053 3.18 0.17 13.1 6.5

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 11 1.5 72 111 0.25 12 9 21 38.4 0.53 0.55 137 79 45% 15% 15% 20% 35% 35% 15% 20% 30% 15%

Lot #4's sire was the 2nd high selling bull at the 2014 Gateway Simmental Sale in Lewistown, MT going to Accelerated Genetics. With top 15% growth EPD's, he will sire calves that wean off

Lot 4

heavy at weaning and that command a premium on sale day.

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DRG Payday 8D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 8D DOB: 09-10-2016 CCR Debt Free 8012Y Sire: CCR Payday NS 1348A CCR Ms Rachel 1348Y Kats once in a Blue Moon Dam: Kats Maggie Blue B521 Kats Riley Rocket

5/8 SM - 3/8 AN ASA# 3159317

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

86 573 1004 1.64 0.11 13.3 5.8

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 12 1.8 71 106 0.22 12 8 20 35.3 0.42 0.76 140 76 35% 15% 25% 35% 25% 50% 25% 35% 35% 25% 25%

Lot 5

Let Lot #5 increase your next PAYDAY in the cattle business by adding pounds at weaning. You will like his overall thickness and depth of muscle and especially his great disposition. His dam, Maggie Blue, is a rising star in our herd!

6 DRG Top Ten 3D Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm DOB: 08-23-2016 Tattoo# 3D A A R Ten X 7008 S A Sire: LRS Top Ten 104A LRS MS Surebet 104A GW Lucky Dice 187H Dam: Strickland L Dice B41 SAF M Predestined 921

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3139718

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

66 546 851

5.7

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 14 -0.6 64 107 0.27 10.5 10.0 22.5 33.4 0.55 0.78 146 79 25% 30% 35% 20% 10% 25% 40% 25% 20% 35% 15% 15%

Lot 6's pedigree reads like a Who's Who in the seedstock business. He will be easy calving and will sire calves with extra growth potential and breed leading carcass genetics.

LRS Top Ten 104A - Sire of Lot #6

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SimAngus Bulls

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DRG Rookie 24D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 24D DOB: 12-11-2016

5/8 SM - 3/8 AN ASA# 3196030

Homo BLK & Polled

Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

PVF-J 4P14 HYB Rookie Dam: DRG Hillary 4A MPF MS Hillary

79 544 975 2.12 0.20 11.8 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 15 -0.4 65 102 0.23 12 10 25 30.0 0.54 0.89 151 79 20% 35% 35% 30% 30% 35% 20% 25% 35% 20% 20% 15% 15%

Lot #7 is a paternal half brother to the high selling lot in last year's sale. With almost every EPD trait in the top 35% or higher he will sire calves that are born easy, but that grow fast and

Lot 7

efficiently to weaning and yearling. Also very docile!

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DRG Designer 27D

Owner: Driggers Simmental Farm Tattoo# 27D DOB: 12-11-2016 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z Three Trees Designer 2350 Dam: MPF MS Hillary MPF Miss Karen

5/8 SM - 3/8 AN ASA# 3206850

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

70 518 1021 2.02 0.16 11.7 5.7

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 14 -0.3 60 93 0.21 12 8 28 25.0 0.50 0.74 143 75 25% 35% 50% 40% 25% 40% 10% 25% 40% 20% 25%

Lot 8

Lot #8 is sired by our Senior Herd Sire, DRG Shear Force 14A. His dam, MPF MS Hillary has maintained a 366 day calving interval on ten natural calves, which is a testament to her outstanding fertility. She already has 5 sons working in commercial herds.

Lot 8

Dr. Dean Pringle and Pre-vet student Reagan Strickland doing ultrasound.

Sherry Driggers "spoils" one of our cows with leftover bread dough.

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Get to know us

Boyett Farms - Glennville, Georgia

Boyett Farms began in 1979 with the construction of its first two poultry houses. In 1989, we added a small stocker operation and converted this to a brood cow operation in 1993. Today, Boyett Farms consist of eight poultry houses, and a brood and seedstock operation of Angus and Simangus cattle owned by Anthony and Donna, Landon and Tori, and four of the most beautiful herdsman a farm could ask for: Sarah Beth, Anna, Landry and Gintry. Since 1999, artificial insemination and embryo transfer has become an extensive part of our breeding program. Our emphasis on calving ease, rapid growth, and carcass merit is evident in our herd. This is our 4th year that Boyett Farms have been asked to partner with our good friends, the Stricklands and Driggers, to bring you an offering of cattle to take your program to the next level. We believe you will see for yourself December 9th. We would love to help you find that bull that works best for you.

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Purebred Simmental and SimAngus Bulls

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Boyett Shear Force D12

Owner: Boyett Farms Tattoo# D12 DOB: 09-17-2016 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z Partisover Frontline 268 Dam: MCC Play Girl R8 H81

Lot 9

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3310085

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

69 579 976 3.14 0.31 13.4 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API 14 -1.5 52 76 0.15 13 8 26 13.3 0.48 0.65 126 20% 20% 15% 50% 20% 30% 45%

TI 66

Homozygous black and homozygous polled. Ranks in the top 20% of the breed for calving ease and maternal traits. Should be heifer safe.

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Boyett Jump Start D14

Owner: Boyett Farms Tattoo# D14 DOB: 09-22-2016 HC Hummer 12M Sire: TNT Jump Start R238 TNT Miss Kayla M13 CNS Dream On L186 Dam: Boyett BLK Bess Dream Boyett BLK Bess 1407

PB Simmental ASA# 3310086

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

72 623 1017 2.36 0.1 11.9 5.7

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 18 -0.5 57 92 0.22 9 12 21 24.3 0.36 0.76 147 76 1% 10% 10% 15% 10% 10% 20%

Lot 10

This bull would be great for use on angus heifers to produce those much sought after commercial Simangus calves. He should be very easy calving with good carcass traits to pass on.

11 Boyett Shear Force D15 Owner: Boyett Farms DOB: 11-01-2016 Tattoo# D15 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z Quaker Hill Objective 3J15 Dam: CCR Queen Objective 916 GAF Queen 217

3/8 SM - 5/8 AN ASA# 3310088

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

72 633 1094 4.22 0.4 15.5 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 16 -1.7 61 97 0.22 11.1 9.6 23.7 25.1 0.40 0.76 136 72 15% 15% 45% 40% 35% 50% 25% 30% 40% 35% 30% 35%

Good numbers across the board and should be heifer safe. Lot 11

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SimAngus Bulls and Purebred Angus Bulls

12 Boyett Shear Force D16 Owner: Boyett Farms DOB: 10-06-2016 Tattoo# D16 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 9B DRG Destiny 6Z G A R Prophet Dam: Boyett Prophet 1473 Ogeechee Blackcap 1251

3/8 SM - 5/8 AN ASA# 3310091

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

74 622 1118 4.16 0.26 13.2 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 19 -1.9 71 108 0.23 12.6 10.8 28.5 31.4 1.04 0.88 176 94 3% 15% 15% 20% 30% 25% 15% 10% 35% 1% 20% 2% 1%

Lot 12

This bull is probably the most complete Simangus bull that we have ever produced. Almost every EPD and index rank him in the top third of the breed. He is sired by the high selling bull in the 2015 sale. He is a can't miss all around herd sire!

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Boyett Objective 1675

Owner: Boyett Farms Tattoo# 1675 DOB: 08-23-2016 S S Traveler 6807 T510 Sire: S S Objective T510 0T26 S S Miss Rita R011 7R8 S A V Bandolier 1916 Dam: PABO Bonnie 712 Green Garden Bonnie B267

Lot 14 Lot 13

PB Angus AAA# 18811144

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

71 602 995 3.5 0.25 12.7 6.1

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE $W 9 1.8 55 95 0.16 3 10 27 31.0 0.53 0.37 54 25% 35% 40% 30% 25% 45% 30%

This bull goes back to highly proven old line Angus genetics. He should be heifer safe and will transmit added performance to his offspring.

Three Amigos

Pictured left to right: Jessie Driggers, Jes Strickland and Landon Boyett. This picture was taken imediately after the 2016 Strickland - Driggers bull Sale.

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Get to know us

JRC Angus Farm and Cattle Services JRC Angus Farm and Cattle Services owned and operated by Jason and Robin Cope, began in August 2012. Our goal has been to raise quality registered and commercial cattle providing something for all types of cattle operations. In 2015, our focus shifted to improving genetics and producing high quality bulls and replacement heifers for the commercial and purebred cattlemen.

JRC Cattle is a registered brand with the State of Georgia. We now produce Registered Angus, Registered Simmental and Sim-Angus cattle. The herd is enrolled in the American Angus Association and American Simmental Association's Total Herd Enrollment. We utilize the FIRM program, AAA and ASA databases for recording data on the herd to insure continued improvement. Artificial Insemination has become the focus of our breeding program in order to improve on calving ease, efficient growth and marbling. We are both certified in Artificial Insemination and as BQA producers. Jason attended the International Embryo Transfer school in Mississippi taught by Dr. Peter Elsden. We are excited to have the opportunity to consign to the Strickland - Driggers Bull Sale to begin show casing the products of our management program. We strive to produce high quality bulls to improve any cow herd. Thank you for considering JRC Cattle Services for your next herd sire.

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Purebred Angus and SimAngus Bulls

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JRC Manifest 12D

Owner: JRC Simmental Tattoo# 12D DOB: 09-11-2016

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3152807

Homo BLK & Polled

Nichols Legacy M72 Sire: Nichols Manifest T79 Nichols MCM N13 Mr BAR EXT of Westwood 453 Dam: W A F 71D MS Trav 80 of Westwood 76

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

75 552 906 3.4 0.12 11 6.1

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 13 -0.4 57 94 0.23 7 11 23 26.1 0.42 0.43 130 71 35% 35% 45% 30% 20% 35% 50% 35% 40% 45%

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DRG Shear Force 11C

Owner: JRC Angus Tattoo# 11C DOB: 12-11-2015 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z Triple C Bettis S72J Dam: DRG Josie 6B DRG Cloud Nine 11X

75% SM - 25% AN ASA# 3057385

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

69 645 879

5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 18 -1.4 64 97 0.21 13 12 24 25.7 0.35 1.01 145 76 5% 20% 35% 40% 40% 20% 10% 30% 50% 50% 10% 20% 25%

Hooks Shear Force 38K - Grandsire of Lot 15

16 DRG Shear Force 1D Owner: JRC Angus DOB: 02-17-2016 Tattoo# 1D Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: DRG Shear Force 14A DRG Destiny 6Z BLDSR R-85 Dam: Clantons 689F Ladysday Turnpike Lady 689F

PB Simmental ASA# 3085362

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

73 604 898

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 13 -0.5 62 93 0.19 12.3 9.4 26.9 24.2 0.20 0.91 134 74 15% 10% 45% 25% 45% 15% 40% 30% 25% 25%

Lot 16

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Get To Know Us

Strickland Angus Farm

2017 marks the 65th year the Strickland Family has been raising Angus Cattle. My grandparents: Ernest & Rubye purchased their first Angus cows from the Dwight Kennedy herd, Claxton, GA in 1952. The farm in Glennville was purchased in 1969 by my late father: Dr. Jim Strickland & mother Norma. Additional acres have been added over the years allowing us to run 150 mother cows. We are thrilled that my sister Quinn, her husband Vic Flournoy, and their youngest son Cade have recently moved back to the farm. They are eager and willing to share in the daily responsibilities and challenges in raising quality breeding stock and commercial cattle. Their oldest son, Zach works in Pooler, GA. Brother Monty, his wife Mara, their kids Sam and Emry, reside in the Atlanta area. Joe Aegar has also been a valued member of our team for the last 15 years. Thank you Joe! We renewed our focus on raising breeding stock in the last 12 years and have also added Simmental to the mix. Our herd of seedstock females continue to improve with recent additions from Yon Family Farms and Lemmon Cattle Enterprises. Our purebred and commercial cows run together on hybrid Bermuda and winter/summer annuals. None of our calves are creep fed at any time. We believe good feet, efficient grazers, and an acceptable disposition are just as important as strong EPD's. These traits are visibly evident in this year's bull offering. As we have in the last 2 sales, the Stricklands will be donating the entire sale proceeds of a select lot to the Tattnall County Livestock Exhibitors. Thank you for your interest and support. The Strickland Family

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Purebred Angus Bulls

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Strickland Final Answer

PB Black Angus AAA# 18934561

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# 629 DOB: 01-06-2016

Homo BLK & Polled

S A V Final Answer 0035 Sire: Yon Final Answer A53 Yon Witch Y362 G A R Predestined Dam: Yon Eroline Yon Erroline U238 CED

BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

CW Marb RE

67 631

$W

$B

Lot 17

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Commercial Angus Bull

PB Black Angus AAA# Not Reg.

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# 630 DOB: 11-13-15

Homo BLK & Polled

S A V Final Answer 0035 Sire: Yon Final Answer A53 Yon Witch Y362 G A R Predestined Dam: Commercial Angus Cow Commercial Angus Cow CED

BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

CW Marb RE

69 578

$W

$B

Lot 18

19 Yon Comrade E189 Owner: Strickland Angus Farm DOB: 09-17-2016 Tattoo# E189 Connealy Consensus 7229 Sire: Connealy Comrade Happy Gee of Conanga 919 Benefield Substance 8506 Dam: Yon Burgess A141 Yon Burgess X212

PB Black Angus AAA# 18565069

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

75 631 1090 3.24 0.25 12.7 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE $W $B 14 -1.0 61 111 0.24 29.0 10.0 28.0 35.0 0.39 0.55 66 116 3% 10% 20% 15% 30% 3% 10% 20% 50% 35% 10% 45%

Lot 19

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Purebred Angus Bulls

20 Yon South Edisto E239 Owner: Strickland Angus Farm DOB: 09-21-2016 Tattoo# E239 Yon Final Answer W494 Sire: Yon South Edisto B136 Yon Hazel U575 Connealy Impression Dam: Yon Edina A294 Yon Edina W343

Lot 20

PB Black Angus AAA# 18565074

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

75 592 1065 9.52 0.36 13.3 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 13 -0.5 62 93 0.19 12.3 9.4 26.9 24.2 0.20 0.91 134 74 15% 10% 45% 25% 45% 15% 40% 30% 25% 25%

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Strickland Consensus 65

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# 65 DOB: 08-30-2016

Connealy Consensus Sire: Connealy Consensus 7229 Blue Lilly of Conanga 16 G A R Predestined Dam: GAR-CAM Predestined A934 RFMR Grid Maker F507

PB Black Angus AAA# 18870581

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

69 588 1025 4.56 0.21 12 6

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 18 -1.4 64 97 0.21 13 12 24 25.7 0.35 1.01 145 76 5% 20% 35% 40% 40% 20% 10% 30% 50% 50% 10% 20% 25%

Lot 21

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Strickland Consensus 641

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# 641 DOB: 09-05-2016

Connealy Consensus Sire: Connealy Consensus 7229 Blue Lilly of Conanga 16 G A R Predestined Dam: S A F Barbaramere MPD 221 J N EXT Barbaramere 3592

PB Black Angus AAA# 18870583

Homo BLK & Polled BW 67 WW 631 YW 1175 IMF 5.05 BF ,17 REA 12.2 FS 6.2

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 6 2.2 57 94 0.23 7 11 23 26.1 0.43 0.43 130 71 35% 35% 45% 30% 20% 35% 50% 35% 40% 45%

Lot 22

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Purebred Simmental Bulls

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Strickland Olie D94

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D94 DOB: 05-07-2016

PB Simmental ASA# 3297009

Homo BLK & Polled

Ellingson Legacy M229 Sire: Olie 638 Miss Legend U-416 GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Dam: Miss Mark W519 BLDSR S-145

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

63 578 955

6.3

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API 12 0.4 66 93 0.17 9 7 18 25.3 0.03 0.94 116 25% 25% 35% 45% 25%

Ellingson Legacy M229 - Grand Sire of Lot #23

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Strickland Olie D95

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D95 DOB: 05-07-2016

TI 70 45%

PB Simmental ASA# 3297010

Homo BLK & Polled

Ellingson Legacy M229 Sire: Olie 638 Miss Legend U-416 GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Dam: Miss Mark W519 BLDSR S-145

BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE 12 0.4 66 93 0.17 9 7 18 25.3 0.03 0.94 25% 25% 35% 45% 25%

62 495 943

6.5 API 116

TI 70 45%

Lot 24

25 Strickland Olie D96 Owner: Strickland Angus Farm DOB: 06-14-2016 Tattoo# D96 Ellingson Legacy M229 Sire: Olie 638 Miss Legend U-416 RC Club King 040R Dam: C King Y820 BLDSR T-286

PB Simmental ASA# 3297011

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

80 675 1045

6.7

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 10 2.3 76 115 0.24 8.9 8.8 16.8 41.2 0.08 0.87 123 75 45% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 35% 45% 20%

Lot 25

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SimAngus Bulls

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Strickland Manifest D15

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D15 DOB: 10-22-2016

Nichols Manifest T79 Sire: CVLS Manifest 253Z Diamond D Hum-11G 2X Jarrell Grid Maker 6R Dam: S A F Miss ELG GM 7141 J N Miss Exacto 3143

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297015

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

81 556 1005 3.26 0.3 13.9 6

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 14 -1.1 58 95 0.23 12 8 24 25.0 0.41 0.71 139 73 25% 25% 45% 30% 40% 40% 30% 40% 45% 25% 35%

Nichols Manifest T79 - Grandsire of Lot 26

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Strickland Manifest D19

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D19 DOB: 10-04-2016 Nichols Legacy M72 Sire: Nichols Manifest T79 Nichols MCM N13 MYTTY In Focus Dam: Yon Erroline U238 Yon Erroline R266

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297014

Homo BLK & Polled BW 78 WW 565 YW 1030 IMF 3,27 BF 0.29 REA 12.1 FS 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE 13 0.6 58 87 0.18 10 11 22 22.5 0.34 ,61 30% 20% 50% 50%

API 121 50%

TI 68

Lot 27

28 Strickland Bettis D20 Owner: Strickland Angus Farm DOB: 09-27-2016 Tattoo# D20 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C Bettis S72J Lucas Josie 19K Meldons Objective 218 Dam: SAF MOB Regal 210 SAF M Predestined 910

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297017

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

76 635 1075 4.05 0.19 14.5 6.1

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 15 0.2 59 92 0.20 10.8 11.0 20.9 24.9 0.40 0.65 144 71 20% 45% 50% 15% 40% 20% 40%

Lot 28

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SimAngus Bulls

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Strickland Bettis D23

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D23 DOB: 09-15-2016 Hooks Shear Force 38K Sire: Triple C Bettis S72J Lucas Josie 19K JLM Predestined 6581 Dam: SAF MPD Barb 121 J N EXT Barbaramere 3592

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297016

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE 13 0.6 58 87 0.18 10 11 22 22.5 0.34 ,61 30% 20% 50% 50%

78 605 1075

2.47 0.19 11.0 6 API 121 50%

TI 68

Triple C Bettis S72J - Sire of Lot 29

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Strickland Top Ten D49

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D49 DOB: 08-29-2016 A A R Ten X 7008 S A Sire: LRS Top Ten 104A LRS MS Surebet 104Y DRG Black Joker 32L Dam: Strickland MS Joker 49 J N Miss Rito 1610

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297013

Homo BLK & Polled BW 70 WW 685 YW 1050 IMF 2.74 BF 0.21 REA 12.0 FS 6.2

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 14 -1.1 58 95 0.23 12 8 24 25.0 0.41 0.71 139 73 25% 25% 45% 30% 40% 40% 30% 40% 45% 25% 35%

Lot 30

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Strickland Force D54

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D54 DOB: 10-20-2016 Nichols Legacy G151 Sire: Hooks Shear Force 38K C&D Tracy SVF/NJC Mo Better M217 Dam: Yon Burgess X54 Yon Burgess K209

75% SM - 25% AN ASA# 3297012

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

78 570 940 3.74 0.20 12.1 5.9

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 13 0.3 56 85 0.18 14 9 18 21.0 0.49 0.89 136 71 30% 50% 10% 30% 25% 20% 30% 40%

Lot 31

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Purebred Simmental and SimAngus Bulls

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Strickland Answer D98

Owner: Strickland Angus Farm Tattoo# D98 DOB: 11-24-2016 Yon Final Answer W494 Sire: Yon Final Answer Y593 Yon Hazel W378 HTP SVF In Dew Time Dam: Miss Dew Time U382 BLDSR S-187

50% SM - 50% AN ASA# 3297018

Homo BLK & Polled BW WW YW IMF BF REA FS

73 540 1020 3.69 0.26 13.8 5.8

CED BW WW YW ADG DOC CEM MM CW Marb RE API TI 17 -2.2 58 96 0.24 12 11 21 24.5 0.70 0.77 159 81 10% 10% 40% 25% 35% 15% 10% 35% 10% 10%

Lot 32

Strickland Angus Farm - Commercial Bred Heifers

Lot # 33 34 35 36 37 38 39

Tag #

DOB

Sire

10 659 6498 6359 33 3171 27

Jan 2016 Jan 2016 Jan 2016 Jan 2016 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Feb 2016

Yon Final Yon Final Yon Final Yon Final Yon Final Yon Final Yon Final

Bred To: Answer A53 Answer A53 Answer A53 Answer A53 Answer A53 Answer A53 Answer A53

JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5 JRC Prophet 186-5

Sire of Heifers

Service Sire

Yon Final Answer A53 AAA# 17543452

JRC Prophet 186-5 AAA# 18359703

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Due Date

March 2018 March 2018 March 2018 March 2018 March 2018 March 2018 March 2018


The Rules Of Yearling Bull Management When it comes to buying bulls, a diligent amount of time spent studying performance data, EPDs, pedigrees and other pertinent info is warranted as sire selection is the most important tool for making genetic progress in the herd. Of equal importance, however, is the care and management of the newly acquired bull, says Scott P. Greiner, Virginia Tech Extension animal scientist. Greiner says proper management and nutrition are essential for bulls to perform satisfactorily during the breeding season. Particularly with yearling bulls, management prior to, during and after the first breeding season is particularly important, he says. Prior to the breeding season. Many newly purchased yearling bulls are coming off a performance test that provided a high plane of nutrition, so their diet’s energy level should gradually be reduced to prevent excessive fat deposition. Do this by restricting intake of high-energy grain supplements, in conjunction with supplying a total diet lower in energy content (primarily forage), he says. Young bulls should be managed to be a body condition score 6 at turn-out. This will give him adequate energy reserves for the breeding season. Yearling bulls can be expected to lose 100 lbs. or more during the course of the breeding season. Acquiring a new yearling bull at least 60 to 90 days prior to the breeding season is critical from several aspects. First, this leaves ample time for the new bull to get adjusted to the feed and environment of his new home, as well as an opportunity for several new bulls to be comingled for a period of time prior to turnout. Second, adequate exercise, in combination with proper nutrition, is essential to "harden" up these bulls prior to the breeding season. A facility for the newly acquired bull that allows for ample exercise will help create bulls that are physically fit for the breeding season. A bull’s nutrition will be dependent on his body condition. Yearling bulls are still developing and should be targeted to gain 2-2½ lbs./day from a year of age through the breeding season. Bulls weighing about 1,200 lbs. will consume 25-30 lbs./day of dry matter. This intake may consist of high-quality pasture, plus 12 lbs. corn; grass legume hay, plus 12 lbs. of corn; or 80 lbs. of corn silage and 2 lbs. of protein supplement. Provide adequate clean water, and a complete mineral free-choice. Prior to the breeding season, all bulls should receive a breeding soundness exam (BSE) to assure fertility. In fact, all working bulls should have an annual BSE. Because a variety of factors may affect bull fertility, it’s smart to retest young bulls before the breeding season even if it has only been a few months since their pre-sale BSE. Management during the breeding season. Breed young bulls for a maximum of 60 days in order to prevent overuse, severe weight loss and reduced libido. Severe weight loss can impair future growth and development, and reduce his lifetime usefulness. When practical, supplementing young bulls with grain during the breeding season will reduce excessive weight loss. In single-sire situations, young bulls can normally breed a number of females about equal to their age in months. Thus, a newly purchased, 18-month-old bull could be placed with 18 cows or heifers. Bulls used together in multiple-sire breeding pastures should be of similar age and size. Young bulls can’t compete with older bulls in the same breeding pasture. A common practice is to rotate bulls among different breeding pastures every 21 to 28 days to decrease the breeding pressure on a single bull. Some producers use older bulls early in the breeding season and replace them with young bulls. The appropriate bull-to-female ratio will vary from one operation to the next based on bull age, condition, fertility and libido. Other factors include the size of the breeding pasture, available forage supply, length of the breeding season and number of bulls with a group of cows. Observe bulls closely to monitor their breeding behavior and libido to ensure they’re servicing and settling cows. Additionally, observe the cowherd to monitor their estrous cycles. Many females coming back into heat may be the result of an infertile or subfertile bull. All bulls should be monitored for injury or lameness that may compromise their breeding capability. Management after the breeding season. Following breeding season, young bulls need a relatively high plane of nutrition to replenish their condition and meet demands for their continued growth. Yearling bulls should be maintained in a separate lot from mature bulls, so these additional nutritional requirements can be provided. The body condition and projected mature size of the bull will determine his nutrient requirements during the nine months following the breeding season. Be sure to isolate bulls from cows after the breeding season, and provide winter cover from extreme weather that may cause frostbite to the scrotum resulting in decreased fertility. All herd bulls should receive breeding soundness exams (BSE) to assure fertility on an annual basis. Assess the bull battery well in advance of the breeding season, so that new herd sires can be acquired in a timely fashion. -- Scott P. Greiner, Virginia Tech Extension

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This and That

Bull Pics with Quin

Ultrasound crew

Jes practicing his BQA Training

Skeens family purchased the donation lot at 2016 sale

Jes, Dr. Jim and Ms. Norma

Glennville, GA - Sale Location

Thank you for your interest in our bull sale. We are very happy to have you as our present, past or future customers. If we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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The Jim Strickland Family will be donating the entire sale proceeds from one of our sale bulls to the Tattnall County Young Farmers Association.

Doc always wanted young people to get involved in agriculture and was always ready to help in any way he could. He liked nothing better than a good livestock event. He loved life and he especially loved young people.

Some of Doc’s quotations “If they work hard enough with their livestock project, they won’t have enough energy left to get into much trouble.” “Raise that bid on up there, it’s going for the best cause in the world.” “How one handles competition is a big part of growing up.” The Strickland Family asks for your continued support in promoting the future of agriculture.


Strickland - Driggers Bull Sale 3649 Hugh Driggers Road Glennville, GA 30427

The sale site is located in Tattnall County about 0.4 miles north of Glennville on the east side of Highway 301. Watch for signs with directions to the sale.

2017 Strickland - Driggers Bull Sale  

On Saturday, December 9 in Glennville, Georgia we will hold our 6th annual bull sale. We have 32 Reg. Simmental, Simangus and Angus bulls fo...

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