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April 2, 2018

1:30pm at the Ranch Warner, Alberta

22nd Annual

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

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Benchmark® ngus Your Carcass Source A Friends and Fellow Cattlemen, Welcome to our 22nd annual “Makin the Grade Bull Sale.” As you may know, I missed the 21st, recovering from open heart surgery last year at this time. As one gets older, I find myself reflecting back over the years on how this cattle business has evolved. As a breeder of Angus cattle, we have had quite a ride over the past 60 years. One thing has remained the constant in all of the ups and downs; to be sustainable in this business, we must be profitable. There are times when I wonder if we, as cow calf producers are really serious about being profitable. Are we using all the tools possible to ensure our operation is profitable and sustainable? We have left no stone unturned in our quest to bring you cattle that will, in the end, add profitability to your beef operation. Our cattle carry the most time tested EPD’s in the business, and as far as we know, the only cattle tested individually for feed efficiency via our on the ranch, Grow Safe System. One question that has always bothered us at Benchmark® is, “I understand what you are doing, but will I get paid for the attributes you are promoting?” That is a tough question and far too often we hear the producer is not getting paid for cattle that will make the grade. So we have instituted another first in the business. Everyone tells you their bull and cattle are the best. Talk is cheap, so we are putting our money where our mouth is. We will contract to buy your calves at eight

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cents over Can Fax average which will result in a significant premium for your calves. These calves must be sired by Circle B Qualified bulls and come from qualified cows. Look for the designation throughout the catalogue. Our beef business has taught us that some genetics have the capability of “Makin’ the Grade,” and others do not. In the latest Can Fax weekly market outlook and analysis, it is reported that the AAA/AA spread averaged $14 per cwt in 2017 which amounts to $126 difference on a 900lb carcass. Our focus is not to be content with AAA carcass but to hit the prime Grade resulting in at least double the $126 differential indicated above. Thus our slogan “Be sure your cattle measure up… Use a Benchmark® bull.” We continue to be blessed by having Dale and Laura Fehr and their family as an integral part of our ranch family. We welcome Mike and Hailey Trainer as valuable members of our Benchmark® team. If you haven’t met Shane Whiteman to date, give him a call. He is a wealth of information and will be anxious to visit your farm or ranch and get you enrolled in the Circle B Qualified Program. The bulls have been through a tough winter, look great and are ready for action. Come early April 2nd!

Sincerely,

Mike & Doug Munton Mike 403-394-4903 Doug 403-328-6966

Benchmark® Angus 22nd Annual Bull Sale

The Munton Family...

The Ranch Crew...

Dale, Laura, Hannah, Levi & Rebakah Fehr

Shane Whiteman

406-366-0688 / 403-795-0262


22nd Annual

Benchmark® Angus

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

April 2, 2018 ~ 1:30pm at the Ranch West of Warner, Alberta

On Offer…

Calving Performance and EPD legend…

53 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 30 Red Angus Yearling Bulls

AOD…..Age of Dam BW……Actual Birth Weight 205D…205 Day Weight 365D…365 Day Weight

Sale Day Phones… Mike Munton..................................403-394-4903 Robert Balog...................................403-382-5727 Brad Balog......................................403-642-7444 Louis Balog.....................................403-331-0611

CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

See page 5 for explanations on Carcass Ultrasound and EPD information.

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat LMY

Elite Dams…

The Canadian Elite Cow Report is an effort to identify superior cows in the Angus breed. Emphasis is placed on early puberty, breeding and early calving, followed by regularity of calving interval and above-average performance of the off spring. The Elite Cow Report requires a cow to have a minimum of five calves to determine her regularity of calving and ability to consistently produce calves with a superior weaning weight year after year.

Sales Staff… Robert Balog, Auctioneer...............403-320-1980 Brad Balog, Ringman.....................403-642-7444 Louis Balog, Ringman....................403-331-0611 Shane Whiteman.............................406-366-0688 403-795-0262

Benchmark Angus Doug and Mike Munton Box 997, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4A2 Phone: 403-328-6966 Cell: 403-394-4903 Email: doug@muntonco.com See Catalogue on-line at www.benchmarkangus.com

Wintering Policy – Post Sale… Free feed until April 30, 2018. Feed at $2 per day, thereafter. Bulls left at the Ranch MUST be insured.

Insurance…

Lethbridge

Maureen Balog................................403-320-1980

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Lunch...

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On us, at the Ranch, prior to the sale. Benchmark Sale Site

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3 miles west

2 miles south

Updated weights and Scrotal measurements will be available sale day!

Warner

At Warner, go west down Main Street, past the school and at T intersection, turn left and go two miles south, then right and Milk River go three miles west. Look for signs.

2017 BULL SALE RESULTS 44%

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BROADCAST LIVE ON INTERNET TEAM contact Jason Danard (403)519-8916 If you require, representatives from TEAM will be happy to assist you with internet bidding. Please become comfortable with and familiar with its’ features prior to sale day.

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FEED EFFICIENCY I think we all know firsthand about feed efficiency. Some of us eat very little and still gain weight. Some of us wish we were inefficient such that we could eat whatever and how much we want and not gain weight. As with mankind, this principal applies clearly with our cattle. Some are efficient and some are not. We often hear claims by producers that they have and produce efficient cattle. For the most part this is a statement made with no facts and proof behind it as they have not actually tested their cattle. How would one know? That is the dilemma we found ourselves in. We knew the weights on our cows, we knew the weights on our weaned calves and on our yearling cattle, but we had no idea on how to improve efficiency without individual testing of the animals. We run approximately 400 cows, we would like to run 440-450 cows on the same land base. We feed thousands of dollars of feed to our calves post-weaning, we want to decrease that cost by at least 10% and we want to have an improved environmental impact by decreasing methane and manure output. By selecting for more feed efficient animals, we feel we can accomplish these goals. The goal as set by the National Beef Strategy is to be 15% more efficient within 5 years. We have a task set out for all of us. Improving the feed efficiency of your herd can result in big savings. 70 to 75 % of our total feed cost is used for maintenance of our cow herd. A 5% improvement in feed efficiency is considered to have an economic effect 4 times greater than a 5% improvement in average daily gain. Residual Feed Intake (RFI) or net feed efficiency is defined as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and its expected feed requirement for maintenance and growth. RFI is the variation in

feed intake that remains after the requirements for maintenance and growth have been met. Efficient animals eat less than expected and have a negative or low RFI, while inefficient animals eat more than expected and have a positive or high RFI. Research has indicated that this trait is quite heritable at about 40% Dr. John Basarab and collaborating scientists from such countries as Australia, Ireland, Brazil and the US have concluded that selection for efficient RFI cattle will have no effect on growth, carcass yield and quality grade; will reduce feed intake at equal weight and ADG, will improve feed to gain ratio by 10-15%; will reduce net energy of maintenance and reduce the carbon footprint of cattle; and will reduce feed costs while having no effect on fertility of the cattle.

an animal will eat per day and is used in comparing one bull to another bull for the predictability of the RFI trait. The table (below) has an example of three bulls with RFI EPDs. We would expect bull X’s calves to eat 0.65 lbs. more feed per day than the average calf his size, bull Y’s to eat 0.35 lbs. less feed per day than the average calf his size, and bull Z’s to eat 0.42 lbs. less feed than the average calf his size. Based on these numbers we would obviously chose bull Z as a sire.

A further explanation is given by Dr. John Genho of Livestock Genetic Services as follows:

Single trait selection is always a bad idea. RFI is no exception to this rule. Selection for RFI should always be done in conjunction with selection for growth. This selection for growth can be done by looking at weaning weight, yearling weight, or post wean gain EPDs. This will allow breeders to select animals that gain the most while consuming the least amount of feed. This is cutting edge. You will not find this information in any other Angus sale book in Canada. If you are serious about breeding economical, efficient, profitable cattle, I think you have to take a look. We have to get more efficient while yet producing a product the consumer is wanting and willing to pay for. We have provided from our Grow Safe Test, ADG, conversion and RFI numbers for your consideration. The actual phenotypic results are the individuals’ actual results on test. The RFI EPDs are a prediction of how the bulls’ progeny will perform with respect to RFI and have been calculated by Dr. Genho.

Feed Efficiency EPDs

Feed Efficiency EPDs attempt to capture an animal’s genetic ability to put on more weight with less feed. While there are many ways to calculate feed efficiency (such as feed conversion ratio and residual average daily gain), an especially useful way is residual feed intake or RFI. RFI is feed intake adjusted for an animal’s weight and gain. An animal that eats more also tends to be larger and gain more weight. By adjusting these factors out of an animal’s intake measurement, we are able to better understand which animals process feed more efficiently. We can then select for our typical growth traits (yearling weight, weaning weight, or post wean gain) and at the same time select for intake (in the form of RFI) and know that there is no double counting of an animal’s size. The RFI EPDs are expressed in actual lbs. of feed

BULL ID X Y Z

RFI EPD 0.65 -0.35 -0.42

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EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCES (EPDs) Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are the most powerful genetic tool we have for selecting the best animals for your breeding program. EPDs are values that predict how the future progeny of an animal will perform relative to the progeny of other animals in the same breed.

EPDs:

• allow breeders to estimate a young animal’s breeding value - that animal’s value as a parent • allow a fair comparison of breeding value by removing environmental bias such as climate, feed and special management • the best tool available to compare animals between herds, countries and year of birth • help breeders make informed decisions regarding breeding stock selection by evaluating numerous traits such as #1 Growth Related Traits  (WW, YW, CW, Milk) weaning weight (wW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to other sires. Yearling weight (YW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to other sires. MILK Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of the milking ability in a sire’s daughters, representing the difference in weaning weights of calves due to the amount of milk produced by their mothers. Total Materal (TM) Combines the Weaning Weight and Milk EPD;s with half of the WW EPD added to the Milk EPD. carcass weight (cw) is expressed in pounds predicting the differences in the average carcass weight of sires progeny. #2  Reproductive Related Traits (BW, CE, MCE, SC, HPG, Stay)  Birth Weight (BW) expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeney compared to other sires. Calving ease (CE) the average difference in ease with

which a sire’s calves will be born when he is bred to first calf heifers, a higher number indicates a higher probablity that his calves will be born unassisted. Maternal Calving Ease (MCE) Predicting the average calving ease with which a sire’s first calf heifers will calve when compared to daughters of other sires.. scrotal circumference (SC) Expressed in cm, is a predictor of the difference in transmitting ability for scrotal size compared to other sires. heifer pregnancy (Hpg) is a predictor of the percent probability in a bull’s daughter’s ability to conceive and calve as two year olds. stayability (Stay) is the percent probability of daughters staying in production to at least six year of age. # 3 Carcass Related Traits (Fat , REA, % IMF) To evaluate seed stock, use EPDs, pedigree and visual assessment. With EPDs, the concept of “intermediate optimums” works best. Selection for one trait or for extremes generally results in unexpected consequences due to genetic correlations - for example, intense selection for high yearling weight will generally increase birth weight.  Successful cattle breeding requires a thoughtful and balanced approach to optimize fertility, growth and carcass merit while improved profitability and efficiency. With all the data that comes with each bull, I’m sure at times it must be overwhelming. In order to use body composition EPDs of ultrasound data to their full potential, a breeder must have an understanding of the ultrasound terminology. Several of the ultrasound measurements are comparable to the familiar carcass measurements. The data is simply collected on yearling bulls and heifers instead of market ready steers. Take a step back from looking at the numbers and become comfortable with the terminology.

Rib Fat: An external fat measurement taken between the 12th and 13th rib - the location a carcass would be split into quarters in the cooler reported in inches. Rib fat is the main factor in the USDA Yield Grade Equation. Ribeye area (REA): An area measurement of the longissimus dorsi, or ribeye muscle - reported in square inches. This image tends to be the most difficult to collect and requires the most highly skilled interpreting technician. Both the rib fat and ribeye area measurements are taken from the same image. The REA score is reported as sq. in. per 100 lbs. of body weight. Rump Fat: An external fat measurement taken from an image collected between the hooks and the pins of the animal, reported in inches. The rump fat measurement coupled with the rib fat measurement, is used to determine more accurately the overall external body fat, enhancing the accuracy of predicting percent retail product (PRP). In most cases, an animal will exhibit more fat over the rump than the rib due to physiological process of “laying on fat.” Therefore, more variation is often displayed in the rump fat measurements of a contemporary group than the rib fat. This image is highly repeatable and is the least difficult to collect or interpret. intramuscular fat (%imf): This measurement determines the amount of fat within the muscle (similar to marbling) and is reported in “%.” This measurement should be collected when cattle are maintaining a high level of nutrition. The field technician collects four images and the values generated by the interpreting software are averaged for an overall %IMF. The Angus Associations, both AAA and CAA have adopted the CUP (Centralized Ultrasound Processing) Program for Ultrasounding Carcass Data and are using this information for formulating Carcass EPDs. This is the 19th year we have provided ultrasound measurements as taken by certified technicians. We feel it is very important that you, our valued customer, know what is under the hide as that really does determine value. It has been determined through many studies that carcass traits are highly heritable and that feeding has only marginal effect on the resulting carcass genetics determine carcass quality!

Spring 2018 Angus EPD Averages for all calves born in 2017 BW +2.3

WW +45

YW +79

BW -0.6

WW +51

YW +78

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Black Angus Milk CE REA +21 +3.2 +0.40 red Angus Milk CE REA +16 +3.6 +0.01

Marb Fat +0.36 +0.012 Marb Fat +0.27 -0.010

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet Avg. BW: 70 lbs

Avg. 205D: 712 lbs Avg. 365D: 1213 lbs

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Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +1.3 WW +72 YW +124 Milk +32 MARB +1.52 REA +0.40 Fat +0.053

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BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 78 886 1530 Index 94.53 55.98 50.41 126.65

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 Sire: C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 1167526 CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY

N BAR EMULATIION EXT B A R QUEEN TRAVELER 3015 G A R SLEEP EASY 1009 HHF 917 LADY 975 498

SS OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 US 15129456 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 S S MISS RITA R011 7RB BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 G A R PRECISION 2610

Prophet exemplifies what the beef business is all about – calves that are born easily, grow fast, excel for end-product value, make beautiful, high-performance females and ultimately deliver profit! Prophet has sired numerous sale toppers all over North America, including Benchmark Foundation 213A, to Basin Angus and Barragree Cattle at $41,000 and Benchmark Micah 247’13 who was the #1 marbling bull in all of Canada at $20,000, to Walburger Ranches. The fall of 2016 at Gardiners Fall Bull Sale, 150 Prophet sons averaged $8,395.

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G A R Bextor 558

Full sister to G A R Prophet

G A R Objective 1885 Dam of G A R Prophet


Bulls Sired by G A R PROPHET

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 6’17 1957900 Male POKE 6E

January 11, 2017 CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.06 REA +0.43

Fat +0.031 RFI EPDs

2.76

ACTUAL % IMF 5.82 REA 14.27 Rib Fat 0.36 LMY 61

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 70 712 1213 EPDs +0.1 58

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B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF (1694215) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 AMF NHF DDC

BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 95’15 (1837084) BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 9121 NHF

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 70080 AMF

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4.12 1706 is a big frame deep body easy going type herd bull. He has a weaning ratio of 108 and had a 205 day weaning weight of 712. He ranks in the top 10% in eight of the 11 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association. This is one outstanding herd bull to look at.

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet A011 Avg. BW: 89 lbs

Avg. 205D: 670 lbs Avg. 365D: 1148

2 Sons Sell

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -2.1 WW +45 YW +88 Milk +29 MARB +1.81 REA +0.56 Fat +0.057

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AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B ET 64 728 1240 Index +53.46 +29.71 +66.96 +120.26

C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 Sire: G A R Prophet AAA #16295688 G A R Objective 1885 Bon View New Design 1407 AAA

Dam: G A R 1407 New Design 3064 AAA #14790555 G A R Precision 2042

B A R Ext Traveler 205 Cra Lady Jaye 608 498 S Easy S S Objective T510 0T26 G A R 1407 New Design 2232 B/R New Design 036 Bon View Pride 664 G A R Precision 1680 G A R Ext 2008

AO11 is one of a kind. Starting out at just 64 lbs at birth, he had an actual 205 day weight of 725 lbs for a weight per day of age of 3.55 lbs. He weighed 1288 lbs. at 380 days of age and scanned 8.91% IMF with a ribeye of 14.4 sq. inches. His Zoetis 50K score shows him in the top 1% for marbling and calving ease, in the top 8% for birth weight, top 10% for maternal calving ease and

top 11 % for tenderness.  His Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs rank him in the top 1% for marbling, birth weight, calving ease, maternal calving ease and milk, top 10% total maternal, top 20% for REA and the top 30% for YW.  AO11 is the NUMBER ONE BULL in all of Canada when it comes to Marbling #1 !!!!!

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Bulls Sired by G A R PROPHET A011 BENCHMARK PREMIUM 27’17 1964383 Male BFL 27E

February 1, 2017

1727 has a weaning ratio of 104, ranks in the top 4% for weaning weight, 3% for yearling weight, 3% for total maternal. He also ranks in the top 10% for calving ease and top 1% for marbling; he puts it all together in a very attractive bigger framed package.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.39

% IMF 6.8

REA +0.54

REA 14.59

Fat +0.032

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.1

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ADG

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He ranks in the top 10% or better for 5 traits, multiple trait selection hard at work here.

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 3 96 695 1171 EPDs +2.4 64 112 25

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G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 DDF (1693218) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHFF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 226’14 (1827249) BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF DDF

BENCHMARK PREMIUM 107’17 1964780 Male LAA 107E

February 26, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 DDF (1693218) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 89’14 (1779928) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 15’12

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 028

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AOD BW 205D 365D 3 83 645 1124

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.0 48

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.39

% IMF 6.91

REA +0.54

REA 15.26

Fat +0.032

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.3

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ADG

17107 is a calving ease bull that ranks in the top 9% for birth weight, top 2% for milk, top 10% for total maternal and top 1% for calving ease and marbling. Again top 10% in 5 traits, total package cattle that will enhance your entire program.

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Reference Sire Benchmark Premium 2’15

Avg. BW: 78 lbs Avg. 205D: 656 lbs Avg. 365D: 1079

4 Sons Sell

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -1.1 WW +41 YW +78 Milk +41 MARB +1.77 REA +0.39 Fat +0.077

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AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 3 78 684 1478 Index 60.90 26.70 60.78 112.75

Co-Owned with Brost

G A R PROPHET 1694215 CAF NHF DDF AMF OHF C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 #1693218 DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 US14790555 NHF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 G A R PRECISION 2042 C F RIGHT DESIGN 1802 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 US14850409 SUMMITCREST ELBA 1M17 Dam: G A R COMPLETE 1381 1723491 #1723491 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 US16290620 NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 Premium has been a shining star since birth, coming from a first calf heifer we had our eyes on him. Through maturing he grew into a wonderful phenotype kind of a bull and the numbers match exactly that. He is a bull that was found by many top cattlemen early in life and continued to be on many radars up until sale day. Christian Brost was

the winning bidder in a hotly contested bidding war, and Christian came out the victor. We have enjoyed many easy calving sons and daughters out of Premium and have had many progressive cattlemen AI to Premium to enhance there herd. You will find a bull here that ranks # 2 in all of Canada for marbling and will leave you daughters that will flat work.

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Bulls Sired by BENCHMARK PREMIUM 2’15

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BENCHMARK PREMIUM 63’17 1964410 Male BFL 63E

February 16, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PREMIUM 2’15 (1886399) G A R COMPLETE 1381

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 232’14 (1824153) BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF DDF

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 3 82 696 1117

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +1.5 60 107 31

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.53

% IMF 6.27

REA +0.32

REA 15.11

Fat +0.068

Rib Fat 0.27

RFI EPDs

LMY 64

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ADG

1763 is off the charts for marbling; ranking in the top 1%. He is also in the top 8% for weaning weight, top 6% for yearling weight, top 1% for total maternal, top 3% for calving ease. And on top of all that, at weaning he ratioed 107. He ranks in the top 8% or better for 5 traits, multiple trait selection hard at work here.

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BENCHMARK PREMIUM 86’17 1957888 Male BFL 86E

February 21, 2017

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PREMIUM 2’15 (1886399) G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 1’15 DDC (1886398) G A R OBJECTIVE 2670 DDC

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED N408 NHF DDC

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 75 560 954

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -2.3 36 70 34

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.60

% IMF 7.62

REA +0.42

REA 11.97

Fat +0.059

Rib Fat 0.32

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.2

-0.24

Big time marbling here in this calving ease son of Premium. He ranks in the top 1% for birth weight, top 1% for milk, top 10% for total maternal and top 1% for calving ease, to add to that he ranks in the top 1% for marbling. If you want calving ease in a package that will leave amazing daughters behind and valuable steers, here he is!

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BENCHMARK PREMIUM 113’17 1957891 Male BFL 113E

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PREMIUM 2’15 (1886399) G A R COMPLETE 1381

February 28, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRINCESS 101’15 (1834863) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK PRINCESS 80’11 BENCHMARK PRINCESS 847

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 82 697 1113

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -0.1 46

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.23

% IMF 5.19

REA +0.35

REA 14.98

Fat +0.059

Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.9

0.46

ADG

17113 is a calving ease son of Premium that ratioed 104 at weaning and ranks in the top 8% for birth weight, 1% for milk, 2% for total maternal, 1% for calving ease, another bull that ranks in the top 1% for marbling. Look anywhere you will not find another set of bulls that rank as these bulls do!

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BENCHMARK PREMIUM 127’17 Male BFL 127E

March 3, 2017

1957892

3.26

17127 is another calving ease son of Premium. With a weaning ratio of 101 and ranking in the top 2% for birth weight, 1% for milk, 1% for calving ease and maternal calving ease and again, top 1% for marbling, in a moderate framed package.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.43

% IMF 8.13

REA +0.34

REA 15.63

Fat +0.053

Rib Fat 0.54

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.4

1.57

ADG

3.97

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PREMIUM 2’15 (1886399) G A R COMPLETE 1381

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 36 2 73 671 1130 EPDs -1.4 36 69

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK PRINCESS 63’15 (1834845) G A R PROPHET A011 DDF BENCHMARK PRINCESS 53’13 BENCHMARK PRINCESS 80’11

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G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

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Your Premium Angus Beef Source

Benchmark Angus ventured into the beef business out of necessity in 2003. BSE had hit the cattle business and we had no market for the cattle we had proudly produced for generations. Mike started harvesting those cattle that we could not sell otherwise & marketing it to local restaurants & grocery stores. Through many ups & downs things progressed and we developed a wonderful customer base that are very passionate about our very high quality beef product. In 2015, the opportunity came along to purchase a harvest facility in the heart of cattle feeding country; Picture Butte, AB. On January 1, 2016, we took over the day to day operations of Ben’s Quality Meats and we have seen an explosion of the demand in Benchmark Premium Angus Beef. Today when looking at a ranking for marbling on the 2017 born Black Angus Bulls, all 22,054 of them, listed by the Canadian Angus Association, 20 out of the Top 25 are Benchmark® Bulls with the Top nine being Benchmark®; while on the Red side 12 out of the Top 15 are Benchmark® Bulls with Benchmark® having the Top five, out of 10,547 of the Red Angus Bulls. Why do we talk about this so much? Because, it matters so much and as we harvest more and more animals, we know we have been on the right track. Dr. Miller has said “At the end of the day, all the best science is for naught if it does not show up in an improvement in cattle on the ranch, in the feedlot and the beef on the consumer’s plate.” As we process “Benchmark® Beef”, as well as commodity beef, the differences clearly come to light. And even in our earlier days, prior to having the predictability in our cattle, some made the grade and others did not. Now, the genetics in an animal tells the tale before the grading stamp goes on. Our goal is to provide the genetics to our valued customers allowing them to be the most profitable in the business. We need more Benchmark® sired cattle to meet the demand. If you are using Benchmark® Bulls, we would like to visit about access to their calves and if not using Benchmark® Bulls we ask that you consider using them. Be sure your cattle measure up – use a Benchmark® Bull!” Remember, “Pasture to Plate”, it is not just an old cliche at Benchmark®, we do it every day! Your Carcass Source

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Reference Sire Benchmark Micah 247’13 Avg. BW: 91 lbs Avg. 670D: 680 lbs Avg. 365D: 1109 lbs 8 Sons Sell

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +3.8 WW +52 YW +93 Milk +36 MARB +1.42 REA +0.51 Fat +0.031

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PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 2 100 656 999 Index 56.53 40.28 51.10 124.63

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF #1694215 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 CRA LADY JAYE 608 487 S EASY SS OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232

SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF CF RIGHT DESIGN 1802 SUMMITCREST ELBA 1M17 Dam: G A R COMPLETE 1381 #1723491 G A R PREDESTINED G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 Micah is a bull we own with Blaine Walburger and phenotypically just maybe the best bull on the place. He is stout, deep and carries great width and we love his feet and leg structure. He came in dam and is from a heifer we purchased at Gardiner’s. She is a dream female bred in the purple and is the dam of Benchmark Premuium 2’15, the

#2 bull on the Cdn. Registry, ranked for marbling. These genetics are what it is all about “Gain and Grade.” At the processing plant we see it every day, those that grade and those that don’t. He is in the top 1% for milk and total maternal and maternal calving ease and in the top 25% or better for REA WW and YW.

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BENCHMARK MICAH 52’17 1964401

Male BFL 52E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.13

February 13, 2017

REA +0.50 Fat +0.019

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

RFI EPDs

3.4

ACTUAL

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK ERELITE 134’13 (1741674) ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK ERELITE 042 BENCHMARK ERELITE 6225

% IMF 7.23 REA 15.67 Rib Fat 0.29

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 32 4 99 674 1144 EPDs +4.1 52 90

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1752 is a moderate frame cow bull that will add milk and marbling to your herd. His dam has a lifetime ratio of 108. Cow power behind a herd bull, isn’t that what we are all looking for?

MARB +1.22 REA +0.63

February 21, 2017

Fat +0.011

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF Connealy In Sure 8524 Dam: G A R In Sure N1122 (17454924) G A R Bextor N48

PERF

RFI EPDs

1.74

ACTUAL

Mytty In Focus Entreena of Conanga 657 C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 G A R 1407 New Design 3294

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 5 98 703 1137 EPDs +2.7 58 102 36

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% IMF 6.98 REA 14

1787 is recommended for cows to add milk and marbling to your herd. Check out this group of Micah sons, thick made tons of rib, and they marble better than anyone else, isn’t that what we are making is beef, here is your opportunity to make beef better!!

BENCHMARK MICAH 95’17 1964435 Male BFL 95E

ADG 4.1

CARCASS EPDs

Benchmark Micah 87’17 18885662 Male AAA 87E

LMY 64

Rib Fat 0.25 LMY -

ADG 3.48

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.96

February 23, 2017

REA +0.44 Fat +0.026

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

RFI EPDs

1.04

ACTUAL

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 222’11 (1654392) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

% IMF 5.05 REA 14.51 Rib Fat 0.28

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 28 6 80 594 1057 EPDs -0.1 40 72

1795 is a big Stout very attractive son of Micah. He ranks in the top 8% for birth weight, top 3% for milk, top 1% for calving ease and top 1% for marbling.

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LMY 63.3

ADG 3.88


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BENCHMARK MICAH 108’17 1964439 Male BFL 108E

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R COMPLETE 1381

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.00

February 26, 2017

REA +0.43 Fat +0.003

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

RFI EPDs

0.51

ACTUAL

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 91 NHF (1499287) RITO 2V1 OF 2536 1407 AMC CAF OHF NHF DDC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 6293 AMF NHC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 4209

% IMF 4.79 REA 15.06 Rib Fat 0.33

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 30 8 97 685 1069 EPDs +2.0 50 89

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LMY 62.4

With a weaning ratio of 108, this son of Micah will add milk and marbling to your cow herd.

BENCHMARK MICAH 112’17 1964442 Male BFL 112E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.08

February 28, 2017

REA +0.47 Fat +0.027

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK ELBINA 938 (1521245) ROYAL ELBINA DRCC 2043M NHF

ADG 3.53

RFI EPDs

0.44

ACTUAL

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF THOMAS ELBINA 0183 AMF

% IMF 6.19 REA 14.28 Rib Fat 0.29 LMY 62.8

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 8 88 626 1022 EPDs +1.8 41

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17112 is another moderate framed son of Micah that will add milk and marbling ranking in the top 1% respectively. Leaves you daughters that bring home more in the fall and puts steers into the beef chain that will increase beef consumption!!

BENCHMARK MICAH 120’17 1964444 Male BFL 120E

March 1, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R COMPLETE 1381

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4’13 (1654392) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9261

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 4 83 644 1051

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.6 48 84 30

17120 is a little lighter birth weight son of Micah that ratio 98 at weaning and ranks in the top one percent for milk and 1% for calving ease and in the top 1% for marbling. Do you want more pounds from your calves in the fall, it comes from increased milk, and this guy will do that!

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ADG 3.42

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.08

% IMF 6.25

REA +0.46

REA 12.8

Fat +0.041 RFI EPDs

0.4

Rib Fat 0.22 LMY 63.4 ADG

3.33


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BENCHMARK MICAH 130’17

Male BFL 130E

1964453

CARCASS EPDs

March 5, 2017

MARB +0.90 REA +0.39

17130 is a very attractive Micah son that is extremely deep bodied; ratioing 102 at weaning, and ranking in the top 3% for milk and top 2% for marbling.

Fat +0.013 RFI EPDs

1.52

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D

ACTUAL

5 100 705 1173

% IMF 5.19

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +3.8 54 95 28

REA 14.69 Rib Fat 0.39 LMY 60.6

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R COMPLETE 1381

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WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 77’12 (1672056) BENCHMARK ELBA 8263

BENCHMARK MICAH 140’17 Male BFL 140E

1964458

S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 25’11 (1636611) THOMAS ESTER 0190

March 10, 2017

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R COMPLETE 1381 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R GRID MAKER AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF S A V ABIGALE 0451 PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

ADG 4.03

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.84

PERF

% IMF 4.39

AOD BW 205D 365D

REA +0.44

6 101 794 1221

Fat +0.024

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +3.6 62 108 32

REA 17.08 Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.6

-1.37

Here’s the bull that’s going to impress your cows. Coming in off the native range land on the Milk River Ridge at 794 lb with a weaning ratio of 121. This bull puts it all together ranking in the top 6% for weaning, 5% for yearling, 1% for milk, 1% for total maternal, 1% for maternal calving ease and 3% for marbling in a very attractive phenotype. His mama was designated Elite in 2017 and has 5 calves that ratio 109. This guy ranks in the top 6% or better in 6 traits, try to find a bull in another bull sale that does that?

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ADG

4.3


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BENCHMARK PROPHET 56’17 1964407

Male BFL 56E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.54

February 15, 2017

REA +0.36 Fat +0.027

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 2’11 (1636596) JOHNSTON MAX TRADITION 884C

O C C LEGEND 616L AMF CAF OHF NHF GIBBET HILL MIGNONNE E37 G T MAXIMUM AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF JOHNSTON LADY TRADITION 484X

RFI EPDs

-1.08

ACTUAL % IMF 3.37 REA 12.9 Rib Fat 0.29 LMY 61.7

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 23 6 97 602 1023 EPDs +0.1 42 71

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 78’17 1964425 Male BFL 78E

ADG 3.28

1756 is another big frame long sided grandson of the Select Sires calving ease carcass bull GAR Prophet.

CARCASS EPDs

February 19, 2017

MARB +0.61

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

PERF

SITZ TRAVELER 043 Dam: BENCHMARK ELBINA 839 (1461702) ROYAL ELBINA DRCC 2043M NHF

TRAVELER 124 G D A R SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 1137 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF THOMAS ELBINA 0183 AMF

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.7 40 65 25

AOD BW 205D 365D

REA +0.28

9 85 614 1031

Fat +0.044 RFI EPDs

1.85

ACTUAL % IMF 3.88 REA 11.86 Rib Fat 0.25 LMY 61.6

ADG 3.33

1778 is a sure-shot heifer Bull with well above average marbling. This is a sleep all night kind of a heifer bull that is put together in a very attractive moderate framed package. Here is another grandson of GAR Prophet, these Prophet sons and grandsons will leave you pounds in the fall and daughters in the keeper pen.

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 89’17 1964429

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.77

Male BFL 89E February 21, 2017

REA +0.46 Fat +0.032

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ERELITE 042 (1565890) BENCHMARK ERELITE 6225

RFI EPDs

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

-0.99

ACTUAL % IMF 4.94

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF STEVENSON AMBUSH 9731 BENCHMARK ERELITE 877

REA 13.39 Rib Fat 0.33 LMY 61.1

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 30 7 93 699 1055 EPDs -0.1 50 75

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1789 is a calving ease, high milk, high maternal, high marbling son of Prophet that is out of a designated Elite damn with 6 calves ratioing a 106 and puts it all together in a moderate frame.

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 106’17 1964438 Male BFL 106E

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.78

% IMF 4.74

AOD BW 205D 365D

REA +0.32

REA 13.36

7 84 646 1046

Fat +0.032

February 26, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LADY KATHLEEN 02 (1565863) BAR-X LADY EILEENMERE 103L

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BRAMBLEBROOK LADY EILEENMERE 2

PERF

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -0.9 44 76 27

RFI EPDs

-1.57

Rib Fat 0.19 LMY 64.7

ADG 3.37

17106 ranks in the top 3% for birth weight, 1% for calving ease, 6% for milk and 4% for marbling. The dam of this bull is designated Elite with 4 calves at 106. Sure fire heifer bull here!!

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CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK PROPHET 114’17 1964441

Male BFL 114E

MARB +0.72

February 28, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 248’11 (1649569) BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

REA +0.41 Fat +0.040 RFI EPDs

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 6 82 653 1074

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.2 48 79 27

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 135’17 Male BFL 135E

March 7, 2017

1964455

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 75’13 (1741627) BENCHMARK LASSIE 926 NHF

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC BENCHMARK LASSIE 35

17114 is a moderate framed calving ease high marbling son of Prophet that had a ratio of 101 at weaning. Ranking in the top 2% for birthweight, top 1% for calving ease, top 6% for milk and top 6% for marbling. Another sure fire Heifer Bull!!

PERF

ACTUAL % IMF 4.79 REA 14.19 Rib Fat 0.22 LMY 64.6

ADG 3.42

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

% IMF 5.32

AOD BW 205D 365D

REA +0.34

REA 13.4

4 85 654 1113

Fat +0.052

Rib Fat 0.28

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.9 42 73 32

RFI EPDs

-0.66

LMY 62.4

ADG 3.81

17135 is a sure-shot heifer bull that ranks in the top 1% for milk, 5% for marbling, 1% for birth weight and 1% for calving ease. His dam has 3 calves rationing 105 lifetime. He truly does put it all together!

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BENCHMARK PROPHET 143’17 1964461 C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

GAR INGENUITY J2024 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 162’14 (1779855) BENCHMARK ESTER 47’11

G A R INGENUITY DDC MAPLECREST EVA 7010 CAF NHF DDF S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 0190

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 31 3 85 693 1174 EPDs -0.8 55 93

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MARB +0.81

Male BFL 143E March 13, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

REA +0.37 Fat +0.041 RFI EPDs

0.75

ACTUAL % IMF 5.72 REA 14

17143 is another Sure Shot heifer bull that ranks in the top 4% for birth weight, 1% for calving ease, 1% for milk, 1% for total maternal and 3% for marbling in a bigger framed package. His dam has a lifetime ratio of 111. Wanting cow power behind your new herd bull, look no further.

REA +0.41

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF LCC LAKINA K3218 Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 926 NHF (1499306) J R JUICE ZO05 CAF OHF BENCHMARK LASSIE 35 BENCHMARK LASSIE 126

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 33 8 90 726 1134 EPDs -2.0 49 84

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RFI EPDs

-0.15

ACTUAL

REA 15.17

17156 has a weaning ratio of 116 his damn was designated in 2015 as an elite Dam with 6 calves rationing 113. He ranks in the top 1% for birth weight, 1% for milk, 2% for total maternal 6% for calving ease and 3% for marbling. Wanting cow power behind your new herd bull, look no further.

Rib Fat 0.38 LMY 61.2

ADG 3.44

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.43

1964789 March 23, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

Fat +0.034

% IMF 5.13

BENCHMARK PROPHET 163’17 Male LAA 163E

ADG 4.14

MARB +0.83

1964468 March 17, 2017

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 69’15 (1834849) BENCHMARK PRIDE 130’13 DDF

LMY 61.6

CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK PROPHET 156’17 Male BFL 156E

Rib Fat 0.33

REA +0.41 Fat +0.045

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126

RFI EPDs

NA

ACTUAL % IMF 5.41

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 102’13 (1731524) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 892 BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 5203

REA 16.75 Rib Fat 0.28

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 32 4 85 724 1138 EPDs -2.1 51 84

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17163 came in with a weaning ratio of 113 and ranks in the top 1% for birth weight, 1% for milk, 1% for calving ease. His dam has a lifetime ratio of 103.

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LMY 65.1

ADG 3.53


Reference Sire G A R Baseline AB297 Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 682 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,130 lbs 8 Sons Sell

Co-Owned with Gardiner and Bridges Angus

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -0.7 WW +67 YW +127 Milk +33 MARB +0.77 REA +1.23 Fat -0.05

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 62 781 1227 Index 73.03 101.05 50.23 172.05   ET

V D A R New Trend 315 AMF NHF CAF DDF B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF NHF CAF DDC Sire: G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 1492338 AMF NHF CAF DDC B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76 G A R PRECISION 1680 NHC AMC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC G A R EXT 2114 SS OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF CAF DDF DMF Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34

S S TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF S S MISS RITA R011 AMF NHF G A R GRID MAKER AMF NHF CAF DDF G A R PRECISION 2488

Baseline was our pick at the Gardiner 2013 Fall Bull Sale. His mother by Objective is a valued donor for Nick Hull’s Blackstone Cattle, in Wisconsin. Note the granddam by the breed legend Grid Maker, he out of the highest dollar producing cow ever 2536. There is power in the genetics of these cattle. He has developed beyond our expectations with now 162 calves born at Benchmark.

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His Genomic Enhanced EPDs place him in the top 1% for docility, YW, TM, CE, REA and in the top 2% for WW and top 4% for BW and marbling. Baseline will add muscle for sure while maintaining the all important marbling trait. Baseline not only leads in all measurable numerics but also is docile as can be and on top of all the above, his daughters are phenomenal!

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 47’17 Male BFL 47E

MARB +0.79

1964397 February 11, 2017

REA +0.68 Fat +0.014

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R GRID MAKER X34

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 144’11 (1618321) BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 99

RFI EPDs

-1.01

ACTUAL % IMF 4.38

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 662 NHF

REA 14.43 Rib Fat 0.39

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 6 88 721 1229

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.6 63 117 28

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1747 here’s a Herd Sire!! He ratioed 112 at weaning; this son of Baseline puts it all together. Standing in the top 5% for weaning weight, top 1% for yearling weight, top 3% for milk. And he goes on to the top 1% for total maternal, top 7% for calving ease, top 6% for ribeye, top 10% for carcass weight and the top 4% for marbling what else would you ask for. Oh yes and the dam is designated Elite this year with 5 calves at106. He ranks in the top 10% or better in 8 traits, do you want your calves to be in the top of the Canadian beef market? This guy will get your calves there very quickly, this is a trend setting bull that will elevate your program!!

BENCHMARK BASELINE 60’17

Male BFL 60E

February 15, 2017

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 48’13 (1741612) BENCHMARK NALIE 2’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MAX TRADITION 884C

CARCASS EPDs

1964406 PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 4 90 636 967

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.1 57 108 31

MARB +0.88 REA +0.89 Fat +0.019 RFI EPDs

1.08

LMY 60.4

ADG 4.14

ACTUAL % IMF 4.96 REA 11.1 Rib Fat 0.23 LMY 61.8

ADG 3.02

1760 is a high growth son of Baseline ranking in the top 10% or better for 9 of the 12 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association. Multi-trait selection hard at work here and winning!! Improve your herd on all traits in one generation!!

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 66’17

CARCASS EPDs

1964413 Male BFL 66E February 16, 2017

MARB +0.78 REA +0.63 Fat +0.006

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 53’11 (1618271) BENCHMARK ELBA 810

PERF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF G A R GRID MAKER X34

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

AOD BW 205D 365D 4 84 690 1088

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.4 56 100 29

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RFI EPDs

-3

ACTUAL % IMF 4.4 REA 14.61 Rib Fat 0.16 LMY 66.5

1766 is a very attractive well-made son of Baseline. With a weaning ratio of 105 his dam was ADG designated Elite this year with five calves at 106. This bull ranks in the top 10% for birth weight, the 3.62 top 15% for weaning weight, the top 10% for yearling weight, the top 2% for milk, the top 3% for total maternal, top 7% for calving ease, top 4% for ribeye and the top 4% for marbling, he is doing it all. So you want bigger calves in the fall (check) you want better daughters to put back in the herd (check), where else do you go to find this out, stats don’t lie, they tell the story!

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 67’17 1964414

Male BFL 67E February 17, 2017

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 94’11 (1618292) BENCHMARK BARBARA 9149

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R GRID MAKER X34 ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 6063S AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BARBARA 70013

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 6 96 718 1150

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +1.0 57 110 25

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

% IMF 3.32

REA +0.65

REA 14.93

Fat +0.001

Rib Fat 0.22

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.2

-1.7

ADG

3.2

1767 ratioed 110 at weaning and ranks in the top 8% for weaning weight 4% for yearling weight 6% for total maternal 3% for calving ease 9% for ribeye and 5% for marbling. This guy is following our motto, “Engineering Superior Beef”.

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 73’17 Male BFL 73E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.04

1964417 February 18, 2017

REA +0.65 Fat +0.019

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF G A R GRID MAKER X34

RFI EPDs

-0.33

ACTUAL % IMF 5.06

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 88’13 (1741639) BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK BARBARA 94’11 BENCHMARK BARBARA 9149

REA 15.14 Rib Fat 0.27 LMY 64

1773 is a high-growth son of Baseline that ranks in the top 8%

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK for birth weight, top 10% for yearling weight, top 10% for milk, top 10% for total maternal, the top 1% for calving ease. He does 4 87 630 1083 EPDs -.01 52 100 26 all that on the production side and then top 9% for ribeye and the

ADG 3.9

top 1% for marbling how about that. I call that adding value in all facets of the industry!

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CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK BASELINE 81’17 1964421 Male BFL 81E

MARB +0.93

February 19, 2017

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF

REA +0.75 Fat +0.005

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF G A R GRID MAKER X34

RFI EPDs

0.6

ACTUAL % IMF 4.85

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 104’13 (1741651) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK HEROINE 65’11 BENCHMARK HEROINE 9172

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 4 98 701 1247 EPDs +0.3 59 125 29

REA 16.97 Rib Fat 0.33

1781 came in with a weaning ratio of 105 and his dams production is 3 calves at 104. This bull covers it all, being in the top 10% for nine of the 12 traits measured by our Association. Where do you find a bull that will do half of what this guy will do for your program!

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LMY 64

ADG 4.54


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BENCHMARK BASELINE 116’17

Male BFL 116E

1964440 February 28, 2017

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R GRID MAKER X34

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 47’13 (1741607) BENCHMARK NALIE 2’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MAX TRADITION 884C

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 4 82 657 1142 EPDs -1.4 51 101 30

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1964467 March 14, 2017

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R GRID MAKER X34

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 9202 (1499390 BENCHMARK ESTER 7172

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF BENCHMARK NEW DESIGN 4211 THOMAS ESTER 0190

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 29 8 92 704 1130 EPDs +0.3 53 94

Circle

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MARB +0.82

% IMF 5.26

REA +0.80

REA 14.4

Fat +0.006

Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.4

0.88

ADG

3.68

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.56

% IMF 4.5

REA +0.77

REA 15.62

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.2

-1.98

17151 is out of an older cow that is still getting it done ratioing 112 on this son of Baseline. With plenty of growth plenty of milk and plenty of carcass the longevity here will keep you in the cow business.

B Qualified Bulls

The demand for our Premium Beef Product allows for a premium to be paid for Circle B Qualified feeder cattle. Calves must be sired by Circle B designated bulls. These bulls will carry the Benchmark prefix, carry better than average EPD’s for weaning weight, yearling weight, and rib eye, and will carry a marbling EPD 150% of average of all other Canadian Angus Sires on the registry. Cow herd must be verified for Angus Characteristics and in particular for marbling capability of their offspring. This will be verified by examining the EPD’s of the bulls that have

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17116 is a calving ease son of Baseline with plenty of yearling weight and ranking in the top 1% for milk, calving ease, and ribeye, and to add icing to the cake, 3% for marbling.

BENCHMARK BASELINE 151’17

Male BFL 151E

CARCASS EPDs

B

ADG

3.95

been used in years past to produce mother cows of the qualifying calves. These calves must be able to “Make the Grade”. Premium of 8 cents per pound is possible on qualified cattle over the CanFax average, this will likely result in a $40-$50 premium per calf in the fall. Cattle will be placed with a feed-yard partner, there is a limited amount of space, so if you are interested in being apart of a beef business that is progressive and is the only one in Canada doing all that we do, call us today! Contact us early to be qualified and earn those extra dollars on your next calf crop.

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Reference Sire WR JOURNEY-1X74 Avg. BW: 71 lbs

Avg. 205D: 618 lbs Avg. 365D: 1070 lbs

4 Sons Sell

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -0.3 WW +52 YW +90 Milk +27 MARB +.85 REA +.93 Fat +0.020

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B ET 80 770 1324 Index +56.63 55.85 48.69 149.80 G A R PRECISION 1680 1061388 NHC AMC

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF C A MISS POWER FIX 308 US12054694 AMF Sire: B/R FUTURE DIRECTION 4268 B/R DESTINATION 727 1117992 AMF NHF DDF DMF B/R RUBY 9114 AMF DDF B/R RUBY 521 US12327769 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: 2 BAR 5050 NEW DESIGN 7831 2 BAR 036 LADY 0107

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 928540 AMF NHF CAF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 US12716497 AMF NHC B/R NEW DESIGN 036 928540 AMF NHF CAF DDC OHF 2 BAR STOCKMAN LADY 001 US13189784

The Number 7 sire of progeny registered by the American Angus Association during their 2017 fiscal year, Journey has been among the most widely-used sires at ORIgen during the past two years. With a double-digit calving ease, direct EPD and a minus birth weight EPD, this elite sire of docility score EPD and rib eye area measure EPD also ranks among the top 10% of the Angus population for residual average daily gain EPD to excel

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in the efficiency that has been a major objective of the Basin Angus breeding program and its commercial bull customers. Admired for his length of body, tight sheath and excellent foot structure, his daughters have been popular sale features across America and his eye-appealing sons have been popular calving-ease bulls in top bull sales from coast to coast and border to border.

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BENCHMARK JOURNEY 1’17 Male BFL 1E

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1957865 January 8, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.91

BENCHMARK JOURNEY 5’17 Male BFL 5E

1957866 January 10, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.90

REA +0.68

REA +0.84

Fat +0.016

Fat +0.011

RFI EPDs

-3.53

RFI EPDs

-0.35

ACTUAL % IMF 6.15

ACTUAL % IMF 4.91

REA 14.21

REA 15.3

Rib Fat 0.29

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 69 565 1053 EPDs -0.2 50 88 30

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R END POINT 5122 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIME BEAUTY 163’15 (1834903) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK PRIME BEAUTY 76’12 BENCHMARK PRIME BEAUTY 334

1701 here is a calving ease Journey son that ranks in the top 7% for birth weight, 7% for calving ease, 6% for ribeye and 2% for marbling with a very eye appealing phenotype.

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CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK JOURNEY 9’17 1957870 Male BFL 9E

MARB +0.94

January 14, 2017

REA +0.67 Fat +0.022 RFI EPDs

1.1

ACTUAL % IMF 4.21 REA 14.96 Rib Fat 0.26

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 70 638 1100 EPDs -0.5 48 89 23

ADG 3.97

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 20 2 75 649 1131 EPDs +0.5 56 96

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF B/R FUTURE DIRECTION 4268 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R RUBY 9114 AMF DDF Sire: WR JOURNEY-1X74 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1775329) G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC 2 BAR 5050 NEW DESIGN 7831 2 BAR 036 LADY 0107 G A R END POINT 5122 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ANNIE K 117’15 (1834875) BENCHMARK ANNIE K 740

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BENCHMARK JOURNEY 29’17

Male BFL 29E

G A R END POINT 5122 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 166’15 (1834905) BENCHMARK QUEEN 246’11

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2057 AMF

1709 a moderate framed long sided calving ease Son of Journey that will add the carcass qualities the feedlots are looking for. Heifer bull that adds pounds, sounds odd, we have been doing this for years!

1957885 February 2, 2017

1729 is a sure-shot heifer bull that will add ribeye and marbling to your herd. These calving ease bulls eliminate excuses of pulling calves, or hurting heifers.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.89

% IMF 5.35

REA +0.87

REA 13.34

Fat +0.002

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.6

0

ADG 2.71

ADG 3.62

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF B/R RUBY 9114 AMF DDF G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC 2 BAR 036 LADY 0107

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK ANNIE K 5123

1705 came in ratioing 111 at weaning and ranking in the top 10% for birth weight, 15% for weaning weight, 15% for yearling weight, 2% for milk, 3% for total maternal, 10% for calving ease. And if that isn’t enough he is also in the top 1% for ribeye and 2% for marbling out of the highly sought-after Annie K cow family.

LMY 64.2

B/R FUTURE DIRECTION 4268 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: WR JOURNEY-1X74 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1775329) 2 BAR 5050 NEW DESIGN 7831

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LMY 65.5

ADG 3.9

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF B/R FUTURE DIRECTION 4268 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R RUBY 9114 AMF DDF Sire: WR JOURNEY-1X74 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1775329) G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC 2 BAR 5050 NEW DESIGN 7831 2 BAR 036 LADY 0107

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Rib Fat 0.22

LMY 62.8

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 70 619 995 EPDs -1.7 43 80 28

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF B/R FUTURE DIRECTION 4268 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R RUBY 9114 AMF DDF Sire: WR JOURNEY-1X74 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1775329) G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC 2 BAR 5050 NEW DESIGN 7831 2 BAR 036 LADY 0107 G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 84’15 (1834903) G A R PRECISION G296 AMF NHF

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G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R T150 TRAVELER 1042 AMF DDF


Reference Sire G A R End Point 5122 Avg. BW: 82 lbs

Avg. 205D: 673 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,132 lbs

5 Sons Sell

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +1.6 WW +53 YW +101 Milk +19 MARB +1.41 REA +0.56 Fat +0.033

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 74 628 1175 Index 41.41 68.61 54.60 151.23 ET

B/R NEW DESTINATION 727 AMF NHF DDF DMF Sire: B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF NHF CAF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 CAC AMF DDC

G A R TRAVELER 1489 CAF AMF DDF DMF B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 5113 DDF BON VIEW BANDO 598 AMF CAC DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76

B/R AMBUSH 28 CAF AMF NHF DDF Dam: G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF

ROCKN D AMBUSH 1531 AMF NHF CAF DDF B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 8250 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 AMF NHF DDC

The spring of 2013 saw Valerie and I make a trip to Kansas to take in the Gardiner Spring Sale. I spent a good deal of time studying Lots 384 through 389, six full sisters out of Prophet’s mother G A R Objective 1885. They were magnificent females, commanding big money and selling dollar-wise as I had ranked them. Spring of 2014, Mike and I traveled to Kansas and apart from the Lot 1 bull settled in on Lot 11 as our pick of 300 bulls, a son of that high – selling donor the year before. His 50K card indicates he is in the top 3% for carcass weight, marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 5% for tenderness, top 7% for docility and top 15% and 18% for weaning weight and yearling weight. His $Value Indexes have him in the top 1% $QG and TOP 2% for $G. Knowing the cows in his pedigree make us very anxious to get his daughters into production. Your Carcass Source

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BENCHMARK END POINT 40’17 1964389 Male BFL 40E

CARCASS EPDs

February 7, 2017

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 26’14 (1779776) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 212’11

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK BEAUTY 7221T

MARB +1.24

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 3 70 655 1065

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.8 54 98 29

REA +0.39 Fat +0.018 RFI EPDs

-0.11

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BENCHMARK END POINT 72’17 Male POKE 72E

February 18, 2017

% IMF 7.95 REA 12.59 Rib Fat 0.28 LMY 61.7 ADG

1740 is out of the high marbling sire GAR Endpoint. This calving ease bull ratioed 103 at weaning and his Dam is an above-average producer with 2 calves at a 108 ratio. He also has above-average growth moderate milk and high marbling he is sure to be a crowd favorite.

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ACTUAL

1957903

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.09

1772 is a calving ease bull that ranks in the top 1% for calving ease 2% for birth weight and 1% for marbling. Light birth weight and adding value to the end product, find these calving ease bulls, they will be popular!

PERF

REA +0.38 Fat +0.038 RFI EPDs

1.04

3.7

ACTUAL % IMF 4.66 REA 13.44 Rib Fat 0.3 LMY 61.9 ADG

AOD BW 205D 365D

4.12

3 70 612 1099

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.2 40 78 19 B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 49’14 (1809849) BENCHMARK NALIE 784 NHF

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BENCHMARK END POINT 129’17 Male BFL 129E

March 4, 2017

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

G A R INGENUITY J2024 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK SALLY 67’14 (1779797) BENCHMARK SALLY 155’11

G A R INGENUITY DDC MAPLECREST EVA 7010 CAF NHF DDF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK SALLY 8197

1964451

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK NALIE 5212

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +1.07 REA +0.60

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 3 86 660 1122

Fat +0.010 RFI EPDs

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +1.1 51 96 23

-0.33

ACTUAL % IMF 5.38 REA 14.75 Rib Fat 0.29 LMY 63.2

ADG 3.09

17129 if you’re looking for a little more growth out of an Endpoint here he is! Being in the top 15% for yearling weight, top 10% for ribeye and the top 1% for marbling. You are not giving up a thing, his dam has a lifetime ratio of 111. Cow power and pounds, winning combination!

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BENCHMARK END POINT 147’17 1964462 Male BFL 147E

MARB +1.32

March 13, 2017

REA +0.40

Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDAENTENSE29’14 (1792954) C F EVERELDA ENTENSE 1903 AMF NHF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF C O EVERELDA ENTENSE 9060

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 3 95 728 1227 EPDs +1.5 56 103 27

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Fat +0.062 RFI EPDs

0.11

ACTUAL % IMF 5.34 REA 16.72

17147 here is a powerhouse Endpoint ratioing 110 at weaning and ranking in the top 9% for yearling weight, top 6% for milk, top 6% for total maternal, top 5% for calving ease and the top 1% for marbling. This bull has it all with an awesome phenotype, his dam has a lifetime ratio of 104. He’s a herd bull!!!

BENCHMARK END POINT 162’17 Male LAA 162E

March 23, 2017

1964788

17162 came in off the range ratioing 105 for weaning, he also ranks in the top 15% for yearling weight, top 10% for calving ease and the top 2% for marbling. His dam has a lifetime ratio of 106.

Rib Fat 0.44 LMY 60.9

ADG 4.06

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.92

% IMF 6.44

REA +0.54

REA 11.75

Fat +0.025

Rib Fat 0.36

RFI EPDs

LMY 59

0.95

ADG 3.42

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

PERF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF EPDs Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 20’14 (1779919) +1.8 51 96 22 3 88 710 1160 STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 851 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 5160

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Reference Sire G A R Innovation 3002G Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 600 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,072 lbs 12 Sons Sell

Co-Owned with Gardiner & Angus Ranch e Ogeeche Angus

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +2.0 WW +61 YW +101 Milk +28 MARB +0.79 REA +0.99 Fat -0.013

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PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 65 674 1184 Index 60.22 57.27 47.47 161.35 2

C a future direction 5321 SCR PROMISE 4042 DDF OHF Sire: SYDGEN TRUST 6228 1719384 AMF NHF CAF DMF DDF OHF SCR QUEEN 2167 BON BIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF NHF CAF DDC OHF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SAF FOREVER LADY 0182 SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF NHF CAF DDF OHF Dam: GOODE MANDATE 1751 US 17336881 GOODE SOLUTION 7856

Innovation was purchased in the 2014 Fall Gardiner Sale. We really like his length of body, great feet and legs and balanced EPD’s. His 50K scorecard ranks him in thet op 3% for carcass weight, top 4% for tenderness and top 9% for marbling, while his Enhanced EPD’s indicate Innovation being in the top 5% or better for marbling, REA, CW, and total maternal while being in

SS OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF OHF SYDGEN GINA 4235 DDF G A R SOLUTION NHF AMC DDF GOODE 1407 NEW DESIGN 303

the top 10% or better for WW, YW and Fat. Innovation 3002G is a paternal brother to Syd Gen Fate, the all time high selling bull for Syd Gen bringing $113,000 for 2/3 interest. Trust 6228 is a popular Origin/ABS stud bull with four sons also on the Origin/ ABS Roster with significant semen sales to Australia and New Zealand.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 30’17 1964385

Male BFL 30E

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February 3, 2017

MARB +0.74

Looking for a bull to use on your cows here is an Innovation son that ranks in the top 10% for weaning weight top 15% for yearling weight, top 10% for milk, top 6% for total maternal. And to make it even better he is top 4% for ribeye and top 5% for marbling. You don’t have to give up any phenotype to have a carcass bull, come and get another bull that brings so many things together!!

REA +0.73 Fat +0.013 RFI EPDs

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 42’17

Male BFL 42E

1964394 CARCASS February 8, 2017 EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.48

% IMF 3.5

REA +0.75

REA 13.81

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.2

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.8

1742 ranks in the top 1% for milk, top 3% for ribeye, top 10% for carcass weight and the top 20% for marbling this Innovation son will get it done. Dams lifetime production on her bull calves is 112.

-1.87

-1.26

ACTUAL % IMF 3.27

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 5 99 657 1053 EPDs +3.2 57 96 26

REA 14.63 Rib Fat 0.25 LMY 64.1

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1826867) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 18’12 (1670099) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J

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ADG 3.95

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 51’17 1964402 Male BFL 51E

February 13 , 2017

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 4 91 632 982 EPDs +1.8 48 81 31

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1826867) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK ERICA EVA 78’13 (1741632) BENCHMARK ERICA EVA 9147

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF RIR ERICA EVA 8M

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 75’17

Male BFL 75E

1964424 February 19, 2017 CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.63

CARCASS EPDs

REA +0.58

MARB +0.54

Fat -0.005

REA +0.76

RFI EPDs

Fat -0.006

0.29

ACTUAL

RFI EPDs

1.72

% IMF 5.06

ACTUAL

REA 15.86

% IMF 4.11

Rib Fat 0.28

REA 14.17

LMY 64.4

Rib Fat 0.23

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 4 80 627 1030 EPDs +0.5 43 77 33

LMY 64.3

ADG 3.28

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1826867) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 51’13 (1741610) BENCHMARK RITA 812

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

1751 is a big long deep son of Innovation that ranks in the top 1% for milk, top 3% for calving ease, top 6% for total maternal, top 2% for ribeye, the top 15% for carcass weight. And the top 15% for marbling this young man covers all the bases.

ADG 3.55

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 7 98 628 1107 EPDs +2.9 54 88 25

ADG 4.3

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 090 (1565909) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 768

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J

1775 looking to put some carcass in your Cowherd here is a nice Innovation son.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 80’17

Male LAA 80E

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1964777 February 19, 2017 CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 84’17

Male BFL 84E

1964427 February 20, 2017 CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.73

MARB +0.67

REA +0.76

REA +0.63

Fat -0.012

Fat -0.009

RFI EPDs

RFI EPDs

-0.95

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 7 88 622 990 EPDs +1.2 46 79 27

ACTUAL

% IMF 4.1

% IMF 4.12

REA 13.25

REA 16.88

Rib Fat 0.26

Rib Fat 0.19

LMY 62.8

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Trust 6228 ADG SydGen Forever Lady 4413 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1826867) 3.09 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Mandate 1751F Goode Solution 7856 D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 037 (1565618) G A R EXT 704 AMF LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 866 NHF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6136

1780 is a very attractive Innovation son that ranks in the top 6% for milk, top 10% for calving ease, top 2% for ribeye, top 10% for carcass weight and top 6% for marbling. His dam was designated Elite in 2017 with 5 calves average ratio of 106. Cow Power strikes again!!

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 93’17 1964433 Male BFL 93E

February 23, 2017

-0.18

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.58 REA +0.73 Fat +0.004 RFI EPDs

-0.71

ACTUAL % IMF 4.72

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 7 98 701 1170 EPDs +2.1 54 93 29

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 6 95 653 1165 EPDs +1.3 54 89 28

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDA ENTENSE 099 (1565912) G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK EVERELDA ENTENSE 829 EVERELDA ENTENSE DRLL 3089N

1784 is an Innovation son that checks all the boxes, ranking in the top 20% for weaning weight and yearling weight, he also is in the top 2% for milk, top 4% for total maternal, top 10% for ribeye, top 15% for carcass weight and the top 8% for marbling. And as a side note, out of a cow that ratios 102 on her bull calves and 103 on her heifer calves.

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 98’17

Male BFL 98E

1964432 February 23, 2017

Here is another big stout impressive Innovation son that will add milk ribeye and marbling to your cow herd. His dam has a lifetime ratio of 101 on bull calves and 105 on her heifer calves.

Rib Fat 0.3 LMY 65

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ISABELLA 225’11 (1649549) LCOC ISABELLA RG748

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 O C C GREAT PLAINS 943G AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF LCC ISABELLA K3153

ADG 3.97

1793 out of a cow designated Elite this year with 4 calves average ratio of 106. This bull does not let you down when you see him in person ratioing 102 at weaning he will increase milk ribeye and marbling in your Cowherd.

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ADG 3.55

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1826867) Goode Mandate 1751F

REA 17.23

PERF

LMY 67.5

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.62

% IMF 5.01

REA +0.73

REA 15.22

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.1

-0.2

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 6 96 655 1081 EPDs +3.2 48 82 25

ADG 3.26

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK MAIDEN 239’11 (1649563) BENCHMARK MAIDEN 33

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC MAIDEN OF ALCAN 161

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

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Benchmark Innovation 103’17 18885656

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Male AAA 103E February 25, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

Benchmark Innovation 103’17 1964445 Male BFL 117E March 1, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.69

MARB +0.72

REA +0.10

REA +0.65

Fat -0.006

Fat -0.008

RFI EPDs

RFI EPDs

-1.46

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 4 96 670 1065 EPDs +2.6 57 100 27

ACTUAL

ACTUAL

% IMF 5

% IMF 4.57

REA 14.03

REA 15.41

Rib Fat 0.26

Rib Fat 0.27

LMY -

LMY 64.3

ADG 4.14

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Trust 6228 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Mandate 1751F Goode Solution 7856 Sitz Upward 307R Dam: Benchmark Rita 7’13 (17544334) G A R New Design 1761

Connealy Onward Sitz Henrietta Pride 81M B/R New Design 036 G A R Precision 2168

17103 is a rock-solid Innovation son that covers all the bases, growth carcass maternal and phenotype.

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Benchmark Innovation 121’17 1964782

Male LAA 121E March 1, 2017

17121 is a calving ease bull that will add tremendous amounts of carcass to your herd. His dam ratios 109 on her bull calves and 99 on her heifer calves. Cow power strikes again!

ACTUAL

MARB +0.61

% IMF 6.27

REA +0.67

REA 14.09

Fat -0.014

Rib Fat 0.2

RFI EPDs

LMY 65

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 5 75 612 998 EPDs -0.8 49 83 22

PERF

ADG 3.06

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 5 90 697 1110 EPDs +2.2 58 94 24

ADG 3.15

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (1649543) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 216’11 (17544334) BENCHMARK LASSIE 7217

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF SUGAR LOAF DIRECT HIT N021 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LASSIE 10’97

17117 ratioing 107 at weaning, this long sided smooth made son of Innovation ranks in the top 10% for weaning weight, top 20% for yearling weight, as well as milk, he is also in the top 10% for total maternal. With a big rib eye and big marbling and plenty of carcass weight he is sure to make friends with the Cowboys sale day.

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CARCASS EPDs

1.21

3.15

Benchmark Innovation 139’17 1964460

Male BFL 139E March 10, 2017

17139 ratioing 102 at weaning and ranking in the top 9% for ribeye and the top 7% for marbling he should leave a guy a set of feeder steers, and a nice set of replacement heifers!

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.1

REA +0.65

REA 15.33

Fat -0.004

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.2

-0.84

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 7 95 679 1063 EPDs +1.9 48 82 22

ADG 3.2

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Mandate 1751F Goode Solution 7856

SydGen Trust 6228 Sire: G A R Innovation 3002G (17780708) Goode Mandate 1751F

SCR Promise 4042 SydGen Forever Lady 4413 SydGen Mandate 6079 Goode Solution 7856

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIDE 86’12 (1696774) PF E161 PRECISION 2188 BENCHMARK PRIDE 5136 NHF BENCHMARK PRIDE 158

B/R NEW DIMENSION 7127 AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 071 (1586153) BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 4117 PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF JOHNSTON 361Z TRADITION 223C

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Reference Sire RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 Avg. BW: 81 lbs Avg. 205D: 707 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,130

2 Sons Sell

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -1.3 WW +75

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value 2 88 657 1172 Index

MARB +0.33 REA +0.16 Fat -0.04

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RED BJR MAKE MY DAY 981

RED BJR EASY RIDER 781 RED BJR TOW KANA 117-710 RED BIEBER IMPACT 4399 RED BIEBER MIMI 4227

RED BIEBER TITAN 6894

RED LCHMN VIGOR 1000D RED BIEBER KANNA 5983 RED BJR MAKE MY DAY 981 RED BIEBER ADELLE 6442

Sire: RED BIEBER MAKE MIMI 7249 #1196488 RED BIEBER SIRENA 6708

YW +124 Milk +16

HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

Dam: RED BIEBER ADELLE 8958 #RA855689 RED BIEBER ADELLE 7226

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Makin Hay’s data puts him in exclusive company. His dam is the most valuable cow Bieber own’s. His maternal brother Rough Rider is going to leave a big mark. You read and hear a lot of talk about cattle turning the curve twice with low BW, fast growth and moderate mature size. This cowline does precisely that. Makin Hay has 2 sons in the sale in 2018.

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Bulls Sired by RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913

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CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK MAKIN HAY 7’17 1957942 Male BFR 7E

MARB +0.46

January 22, 2017

REA +0.17 Fat -0.023

RED BJR MAKE MY DAY 981 OSF MAF RED BIEBER MAKE MIMI 7249 OSF MAF Sire: RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 (1431829) RED BIEBER SIRENA 6708 OSF RED BIEBER TITAN 6894 RED BIEBER ADELLE 8958 OSF RED BIEBER ADELLE 7226 DMF OSF

RFI EPDs

-1.01

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 73’15 (1834150) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF RED BENCHMARK ESTY 16’12 RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030

PERF

REA 14.16

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 71 728 1119

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.4 75 122 20

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ACTUAL % IMF 3.58

This very attractive son of Bieber Makin Hay is an out cross sire to our program. Slated to be one of the heaviest Red Bulls in the sale he came in at weaning ratioing 119. Standing in the top 1% for weaning weight, top 1% for yearling weight, top 6% for milk, top 1% for total maternal, the top 7% for calving ease; and the list goes on, the top 8% for ribeye, top 2% for carcass weight, top 4% for marbling and the top 8% for fat this bull is an outlier and is headed to be a big-time herd bull.

BENCHMARK MAKIN HAY 12’17 Male BFR 12E

Rib Fat 0.13 LMY 66.9

ADG 3.06 CARCASS EPDs

1957946

MARB +0.46

January 31, 2017 A spitting image of 1707 this bull ratioed 108 at weaning and stands in the top 1% for weaning, 1% for yearling, 10% for milk, 1% for total maternal, 15% for calving ease and 15% for maternal calving ease. So we have a proven winner on the production side and to leave productive daughters in the herd. But that’s not all, he is in the top 10% for ribeye, 2% carcass weight and 15% marbling another herd bull in the making. Find another red bull in the country that has this line up of production in front of him, and check out the picture, deep, stout and we would all love more just like him!!

REA +0.17 Fat -0.023 RFI EPDs

0.04

ACTUAL % IMF 3.18 REA 13.98 Rib Fat 0.34 LMY 61.3

ADG 3.57

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 90 686 1141 EPDs -0.4 72

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RED BIEBER MAKE MIMI 7249 OSF MAF Sire: RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 (1431829) RED BIEBER ADELLE 8958 OSF

RED BJR MAKE MY DAY 981 OSF MAF RED BIEBER SIRENA 6708 OSF RED BIEBER TITAN 6894 RED BIEBER ADELLE 7226 DMF OSF

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK VIRGINADOL 43’15 (1834139) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF RED BENCHMARK VIRGINIADOL13’12 RED BENCHMARK VIRGINIADOLL 050

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Reference Sire RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 647 lbs Avg. 365D: 1089 lbs

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW -0.8 WW +66 YW +102 Milk +31 MARB +1.30 REA +0.17 Fat +0.01

PERF

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AOD BW 205D 365D Value ET 64 728 1240 Index

HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER 117

56 top 6%

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Bulls Sired by RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S

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BENCHMARK EXPECTATION 5’17 1957940 Male BFR 5E

January 21, 2017

RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF Sire: RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S AMF NHF OSF (1700254) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED LCHMN ON TARGET 1016E RED PARK CHERISH D419 RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLE 48’15 (1834142) RED BELLE OF BENCHMARK 868

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED BAR-X COSTELLA 6L

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 23 2 69 645 1161 EPDs -3.9 59 89

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Ratioing 105 at weaning this bull is in the top 25% or less for 12 of the 14 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association wow! He hits on every measured trait, and if we are not measuring traits, we are not progressing the beef breed, at Benchmark we truly are “Engineering Superior Beef”.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.23

% IMF 4.48

REA +0.09

REA 14.34

Fat -0.011

Rib Fat 0.22

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.7

1.52

ADG

3.55

RED BENCHMARK EXPECTATION 19’17 1957950 Male BFR 19E

February 4, 2017

Expectation is known for growth and carcass, this son is no different he is in the top 4% for weaning and 5% for yearling, he is also in the top 9% for ribeye and the top 1% for marbling take a look here.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.39

% IMF 3.56

REA +0.54

REA 12.88

Fat +0.032

Rib Fat 0.11

RFI EPDs

LMY 66.3

-0.42

ADG

3.31

RED LCHMN ON TARGET 1016E RED PARK CHERISH D419

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 84 623 1012 EPDs -0.8 65

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RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF Sire: RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S (1700254) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 7’15 (1834128) RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 33’11

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RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 892 OSF

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Reference Sire RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION Avg. BW: 77 lbs Avg. 205D: 661 lbs Avg. 365D: 1314 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +2.0 WW +76 YW +123 Milk +11

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value 2 66 663 1221 Index

HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER 142 top 22%

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y #1691731 RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119

Dam: RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 #14790555 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756

MARB +0.71 REA +0.20 Fat +0.05

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Transition was a bull calf that I really really liked from the time he was a calf. And as a yearling he was the bull that I named “Tank”, he is so incredibly thick and deep! Tank was a powerhouse, he was a top choice of a very progressive commercial cattleman. Phil Rowland purchased Transition

53 top 20%

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P RED PR BAR STAR 27R RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 RED BAR-X LANA 133R

and has used him extensively on heifers. We then partnered with Semex Beef on Transition and he has been used extensively especially in South America. If you need to down size some big framed cows, and add some capacity, look to a Transition son to do exactly that.

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Bulls Sired by RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14

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RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 13’17 Male BFR 13E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.81

1957947 February 1, 2017

REA +0.17 Fat +0.013

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Sire: RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14 (1777802) RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756

RFI EPDs

0.13

ACTUAL

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK PRINCESS 62’15 (1834146) RED 5L NORSEMAN KING 2291 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK PRINCESS 17’12 RED CROWFOOT PRINCESS 8126H

% IMF 4.87 REA 15.51 Rib Fat 0.27

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 2 88 636 1079 EPDs +0.7 66 104 29

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Single trait selection I think not; this bull ranks in the top 25% for 10 of the 14 traits measured by the Canadian Association. Whole package program, and whole package Bull!!

BENCHMARK TRANSITION 15’17 1957948

Male BFR 15E

February 1, 2017

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Sire: RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14 (1777802) RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 88 673 1225

ADG 3.77

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.49

% IMF 5.02

REA +0.06

REA 14.29

Fat +0.020 RFI EPDs

0.44

RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z Dam: BENCHMARK BOTEET 39’15 (1834121) BENCHMARK BOTEET 19’13

LMY 64.3

Rib Fat 0.32 LMY 62.1

2017 BW WW YW MILK RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF ADG RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF EPDs +0.6 65 111 13 4.14 O C C EMBLAZON 854E DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF OSF DDF RED PIE BOTEET 508 This bull is black hided with the red gene too good not to sell, he ratioed 106 at weaning. His EPD’s put him in the top 15% for weaning, top 20% for yearling, top 20% for milk, top 10% for total maternal. He also is in the top 15% for calving ease, top 9% for ribeye and top 3% for marbling here is another nice Transition son. These Transition sons just flat get it done!!

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RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 55’17 Male BFR 55E

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.84

1961748 February 26, 2017

REA +0.38 Fat +0.057

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Sire: RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14 (1777802) RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 53’14 (1777839) RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030

RFI EPDs

2.6

ACTUAL % IMF 5.18

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

REA 14.55 Rib Fat 0.29

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 3 90 631 1036 EPDs +1.9 72

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Here is a moderate framed Transition son that ranks in the top 1% for weaning, 2% for yearling, 1% for total maternal, 3% for ribeye, top 2% for carcass weight and the top 1% for marbling. So where is the hole, super attractive and proven to put more value in your jeans.

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LMY 63

ADG 2.87


Bulls Sired by RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14

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RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 62’17 Male BFR 62E

CARCASS EPDs

March 3, 2017

MARB +0.88

1961753

REA +0.14 Fat +0.038

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Sire: RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14 DMF (1777802) RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756 RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z Dam: RED BENCHMARK RUTH ANNE 8’14 (1777799) RED BENCHMARK RUTHANNE 86’12

RFI EPDs

3.48

ACTUAL

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED RUTHANNE OF BENCHMARK 99

% IMF 3.01 REA 14.12

Another Transition son that ranks in the top 10% for weaning top 15% AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK for yearling, top 7% for total maternal, top 15% for calving ease, top PERF 8% for ribeye, top 20% for carcass weight and the top one percent for 3 91 647 1065 EPDs +0.0 67 101 12 marbling. Check out these Transition sons, they are super attractive and they win in the value that they can add to your cow herd.

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RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 64’17 Male BFR 64E

March 4, 2017

1961756 Lot 62’s dam has been designated premier since 2017 with life ratio’s on bull calves at 103 and 101 on heifer calves. Ranking in the top 6% for milk, 10% for total maternal, 10% for calving ease, 10% for ribeye and 1% for marbling. Use bulls like this to not only improve your herd but improve the beef industry!

Rib Fat 0.24 LMY 64

ADG 3.13

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.59

% IMF 4.49

REA +0.11

REA 13.54

Fat +0.082

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.5

1.85

ADG

3.48

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF Sire: RED BENCHMARK TRANSITION 10’14 (1777802) RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 RED BENCHMARK LANA 756

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 3 90 646 1042 EPDs -0.2 58

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RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF

RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z COPPER LASS 2392 Dam: RED BENCHMARK RUTH ANNE 8’14 (1777799) RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK RUTHANNE 86’12 RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

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Reference Sire Red Dunn Better A500 Avg. BW: 89 lbs

Avg. 205D: 708 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,127

6 Sons Sell

Owned with Dunn Red Angus

Genomic Enhanced RAAA EPDs

BW -0.6 WW +76 YW +119 Milk +20 MARB +1.10 REA +0.48 Fat -0.07

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER 9

89

724 1224 Index

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 RA979031 OSF Sire: RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 RA138919 MAF NHF OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 RA1186434 OSF

193 top 3%

57 top 3%

red beckton nebula m045 1582669OSF RED BECKTON LANA M809 EP RA855048 RED LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 1318819 OSF RED BROWN MS ABIGRACE L7730 RA794710 OSF

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 1038594 OSF MAF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L 1460520 OSF RED MISS LL ROB LOW 929 RA6555053 OSF Dam: RED LSF SWEETNESS JQEFI P4085 RA970150 OSF MAF RED LCC HEAVEN OR BUST 1000B 788585 OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RA657251 RED LJRA NON HEAV G1373 RA560540

The dam of Dunn better A500 is none other than the dam of LSF JBOB Expectation 60345 known as the EPD Monster with marbling EPD of +1.33 being the Top Marbling Bull on the Canadian Registry. The sire of Dunn Better, Brown Alliance X7795 is a full brother to Accelerated Genetics roster bull Brown Synergy and a full sister to the dam of Brown Complete a highly touted Red Angus bull showing a Herdbuilder score of 201. Note the Abigrace L7730 the high-earning female in Reg Angus history. She appears in the lineage of our herdsire Commitment, as well.

Brown Alliance X7795

Dunn Better A500 ranks in the top 1% for weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, carcass weight, marbling and heifer pregnancy while being in the top 5% for ribeye and 2% for milk and stay and top 3 % for fat and note his top 7% and 3% for Herd Builder and Gridmaster. His calves are stout and powerful with unprecedented muscle as evidenced by the extraordinary ribeye scans. With the cows in his pedigree we expect great things from his daughters.

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Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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CARCASS EPDs

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 26’17 1961727

MARB +0.90 REA +0.08

Male BFR 26E February 10 , 2017

Fat -0.015

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RFI EPDs

-0.13

ACTUAL

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK MAID 045 (1563913) RED BASIN SENSATION 702E OSF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 373 RED BENCHMARK MAID 18’95

PERF

% IMF 4.69 REA 13.62

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 7 97 705 1164 EPDs +0.7 78 118 12

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He ratioed 106 at weaning and ranks in the top 1% for weaning weight, 1% for yearling weight, 7% for total maternal, top 20% for ribeye and 1% for carcass weight and marbling; all packaged in a moderate framed deep body.

REA +0.19

Male BFR 37E February 17, 2017

Fat -0.018

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 9 81 699 1080 EPDs -2.4 61 101 23

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ADG 3.62

MARB +0.49

RFI EPDs

-0.51

ACTUAL

RED BUF CRK ROMEO L081 OSC MAF RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED CHAMPLAIN MARIAS ECHETA 08 Dam: RED BENCHMARK SUNFLOWER 8118 (1479729) RED BRYLOR GOLD 55H RED MEADOW CK MDRY ABEL 30L RED SDC MISS MARY ABEL 51B

PERF

LMY 64.6

CARCASS EPDs

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 37’17 1961734

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

Rib Fat 0.2

% IMF 4.25 REA 13.63

Ratioing 109 at weaning and cow production on 7 calves ratioing 106. Longevity and production here, ranking in the top 25% or better in 12 of the 14 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association looks like this bull calf covers all the bases. Multi-trait selection at its best!

Rib Fat 029 LMY 62.3

ADG 3.51

CARCASS EPDs

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 38’17 1961736

MARB +0.70 REA +0.14

Male BFR 38E February 20 , 2017

Fat -0.043

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RFI EPDs

-1.59

ACTUAL

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 930 (1500193) RED BECKTON LANCER F442 T OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK CHETA 77 RED BENCHMARK CHETA 5108

% IMF 6.11 REA 15.67 Rib Fat 0.28

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 8 82 702 1084 EPDs -2.3 66

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Ratioing 109 at weaning this bull calf ranks in the top 25% of 11 of the 14 traits measured by Canadian Angus Association a very well-rounded son of Dunn Better. Multi-trait selection at its best!

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LMY 64.2

ADG 3.48


Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 39’17 1961735

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.76

Male BFR 39E February 20, 2017

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

REA +0.24 Fat -0.039

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RFI EPDs

-0.51

ACTUAL

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 47’13 (1563913) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 020 RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 675

% IMF 4.38 REA 14.98 Rib Fat 0.3

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 4 96 681 1131 EPDs -0.1 72 112 19

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Ratioing 102 at weaning this is another son that ranks in the top 25% for 11 of the 14 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association, Dunn Better gets it done. Multi-trait selection at its best!

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 44’17 1961739 Male BFR 44E February 22, 2017

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK VIRGINIADOL13’12 (1671939) RED BENCHMARK VIRGINIADOLL 050

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF COPPER LASS 2392 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED VIRGINIADOLL BENCHMARK 353

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 5 96 721 1088

ADG 3.79

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

% IMF 4.31

REA +0.13

REA 15.2

Fat -0.006

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.1 70 112 21

LMY 63.1

-0.42

LMY 64.9

ADG 3.97

Ratioing 109 at weaning and ranking in the top 3% for weaning, 2% for yearling, 10% for milk, 15% for ribeye, 3% for carcass weight and 1% for marbling you and your calf buyer are going to be happy.

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RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 58’17 1961750

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.57

Male BFR 58E February 27, 2017

REA +0.24 Fat -0.045

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RFI EPDs

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

1.32

ACTUAL % IMF 2.75

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF Dam: RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 984 (1563913) RED BCR BRANDED BEEF 1P RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67 RED MEM HOLLY 22M

REA 15.2 Rib Fat 0.38 LMY 61.2

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 8 85 740 1214 EPDs -2.2 72 116 21

Lot 68 ratioed 116 at weaning this calf ranks in the top 20% for 13 of the 14 traits measured by the Canadian Angus Association and out of a cow that in 2017 went Premier Elite. I think I’m looking at a herd bull? If someone else can find a bull with stats like this please let us know, because we want to use these kinds of bulls, to “Engineer Superior Beef”!

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ADG 4.03


Reference Sire Red LSF RAB Commitment 2792Z Avg. BW: 87 lbs Avg. 205D: 649 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,065 lbs 13 Sons Sell

Owned by Orion Beef Group, R A Brown Ranch and Benchmark Angus

Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW -6.5 WW +50 YW +63 Milk +16 MARB +1.03 REA +0.23 Fat -0.01

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PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER 3

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605 1158 Index

156 top 15% 53 top 25%

RED LJC LANCER 806 Sire: RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 RED LJC LANCER 806

RED BECKTON LANCER T A664 RED LJC HB LIZZIE 606 3 RED BROWN SHAZZAM M6270 RED BROWN MS MARIAS L7740

RED BIEBER MAKE MIMI 7249 RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 Dam: RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 RED BIEBER ADELLE 8958 RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 RED BROWN VACATION H7106 RED BROWN MS ABIGRACE L7730 We continue to use Commitment as we love the calving ease and his daughters are special. There is considerable demand for his semen by commercial ranchers. He carries great lineage, tracing to the living legend Brown Abigrace L7730. She had 108 progeny sell in the Brown dispersal and is the first Red Angus female to produce over $2 million in

progeny sales. Commitment himself scanned a % IMF of 5.65, ratioing 126 and his marbling EPD ranks in the top 1% as does his BW EPD. A calving ease superstar, with carcass qualities galore and a wonderful maternal side to him, makes Commitment a bull we love!

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Bulls Sired by RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z

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RED GROVES PRINCE 1E

Male ALY 1E

January 27 , 2017

2014218 Here is a good looking bull that comes from great friends. The mother of this bull was Alyssa Groves’ 4-H heifer who was bred to Commitment, and did a whale of a job raising this great young heifer bull. If you want to support a young up and coming cattle-woman, here is a wonderful opportunity!! And this bull is right out of the program, and picture perfect Dunn Better daughter, again numbers don’t lie!!

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

% IMF 5.12

REA +0.09

REA 12.74

Fat -0.011 RFI EPDs

-1.81

Rib Fat 0.21 LMY 63.6 ADG

2.91

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 16 2 77 645 1058 EPDs -2.8 60 85

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RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 63’15 (1834148) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 017 OSF RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 610 OSC

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 6’17 1957941

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.69

Male BFR 6E January 21, 2017

REA +0.03 Fat -0.033

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 5’15 (1834125) RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 974

PERF

RFI EPDs

0.44

ACTUAL

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 15 2 85 671 1116 EPDs -1.6 63 88

% IMF 3.33 REA 12.75

Here’s the program,ratioing 107 at weaning and ranking in the top 10% for weaning, top 15% for total maternal and the top 1% for marbling and on track to be one of the heaviest Bulls in the sale.

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Rib Fat 0.24 LMY 62.9

ADG 3.24


Bulls Sired by RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 8’17 Male BFR 8E

January 23, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

1957943

MARB +0.72

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK SAMARIA 61’15 (1834084) RED SAMARIA OF BENCHMARK 843 OSF

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED SAMARIA OF BENCHMARK 329

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Male BFR 22E

February 8, 2017

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK TILDA 31’11 (1618207) RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 637

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED SSS HIGH MARK 272D RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 142

PERF

1961726

AOD BW 205D 365D 6 97 660 1067

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -0.6 61 85 14

Fat +0.034 RFI EPDs

2.78

ACTUAL

Aside from too much white this is a AOD BW 205D 365D good bull with a ratio of 111 at weaning and ranking in the top 25% for birth PERF 2 81 691 1103 weight, 8% for weaning, 15% for yearling, 10% for ribeye and 1% for 2017 BW WW YW MILK marbling. No calf buyer or packing plant is going to be concerned about EPDs -1.8 65 94 12 the color of this guy’s calves, they will ring all the bells.

LOT

REA +0.14

% IMF 3.33 REA 14.58 Rib Fat 0.31 LMY 62.5

ADG 3.73

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 4.68

REA +0.10

REA 16

Fat -0.011 RFI EPDs

NA

Rib Fat 0.31 LMY 63.7

ADG 2.89

Ranking in the top 15% for weaning weight top 6% for maternal calving ease and the top 1% for marbling; just a good solid bull.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 25’17

Male BFR 25E February 8, 2017

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK MAID 93’13 (1618207) RED BENCHMARK MAID 38’11

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 66

PERF

1961725

AOD BW 205D 365D 4 98 578 1007

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -0.7 67

104

7

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.94

% IMF 5.49

REA +0.12

REA 10.81

Fat +0.020 RFI EPDs

-2.82

Rib Fat 0.17 LMY 63.1

ADG 3.57

Ranking in the top 2% for weaning weight top 3% for yearling weight top 10% for total maternal, top 8% for ribeye and the top 1% for marbling.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 28’17

Male BFR 28E

February 11, 2017

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 AMF CAF NHF OSF MAF DDF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 974 (1500225) RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 15

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

1961729

MARB +0.60 REA +0.03

AOD BW 205D 365D 8

95

611 1071

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.3 61 84 13

Fat -0.009 RFI EPDs

-2.6

ACTUAL % IMF 4.32 REA 13.24 Rib Fat 0.23 LMY 63.5

ADG 3.92

Lot 74 ranks in the top 10% for weaning weight, top 20% for milk, top 5% for total maternal, top 15% for ribeye and the top 1% for marbling. If you are looking for an amazingly quite kind of a bull, here he is!!

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 35’17

Male BFR 35E

February 15, 2017

CARCASS EPDs

1961732

MARB +1.15

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 62’14 (1777846) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 028

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

REA -0.01 Fat +0.018 RFI EPDs

PERF

10% for yearling weight, top 20% 3 90 643 1082 for carcass weight and the top 1% for marbling, more multi-trait BW WW YW MILK selection!!

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RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 43’17

Male BFR 43E

February 22, 2017

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 AMF CAF NHF OSF MAF DDF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 011 (1563883) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 674

ACTUAL % IMF 4.8

AOD BW 205D 365D Top 7% for weaning weight, top

2017 EPDs -1.2 66

LOT

-1.23

RED BUF CRK CHF 824-1658 OSC MAF RED MRM 1431 8611 9109 OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 11F

PERF

Rib Fat 0.34 LMY 59.8

ADG 3.92

CARCASS EPDs

1961740

MARB +0.68

AOD BW 205D 365D 7 86 597 919

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -2.4 51

68

REA +0.19 Fat +0.006 RFI EPDs

-0.09

ACTUAL % IMF 3.38 REA 12.69 Rib Fat 0.24 LMY 62.8

ADG 2.65

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Ranking in the top 15% for birth weight, top 9% for ribeye and the top 1% for marbling.

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REA 12.1

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Bulls Sired by RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z

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LOT

CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK COMMITTED 48’17 1961743

MARB +0.94

Male BFR 48E February 23, 2017

REA -0.01

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK QUEEN 61’12 (1618183) RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 984

PERF

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 18 5 84 691 1152 EPDs -3.3 63 88

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LOT

Lot 77 came off of his mother with a 106 weaning ratio, ranking in the top 10% for birth weight, top 10% for weaning weight and the top 25% for yearling weight. This guy brings it all together, the top 10% for calving ease and the top 1% for marbling. The dam to this bull has a Lifetime ratio of 102 on her bull calves and 101 on her heifer calves. A cow that gets it done every year, and the numbers don’t lie!!

RFI EPDs

1.1

ACTUAL % IMF 2.96 REA 14.73 Rib Fat 0.48 LMY 56.3

ADG 4.28 CARCASS EPDs

BENCHMARK COMMITTED 51’17 1961745

MARB +0.81 REA +0.03

Male BFR 51E February 24, 2017

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK MAID 72’14 (1618183) RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 846 NHF

Fat +0.010

Fat -0.003 RFI EPDs

0.09

ACTUAL % IMF 5.66

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 373

REA 12.83 Rib Fat 0.27

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 11 3 80 620 1110 EPDs -2.0 64 95

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LOT

Ratioing 100 this son of Commitment is in the top 20% for birth weight, top 10% for weaning weight, top 15% for yearling weight, top 15% for calving ease and the top 1% for marbling. Dam production 2 at 107.

BENCHMARK COMMITTED 61’17 1961751

Male BFR 61E March 2, 2017

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 OSF MAF RED LJC HANNAH 106 OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK SUNFLOWER 22’11 (1618199) RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK SUNFLOWER 8118 RED MEADOW CK MDRY ABEL 30L

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 19 6 95 678 1021 EPDs -2.1 60 90

This young Commitment son ratioed 102 for weaning and stands in the top 20% of the breed for birth weight 15% for weaning weight 20% for yearling weight. Those that don’t believe in the numbers, look at this guy’s tabulation, EPD’s tell us he will weigh more and he does. His mother’s EPD’s tell us she will make more milk and in-turn put more pounds on her calves, and she does! And the numbers tell us his calves that he will sire more rib eye and more marbling, and there is a reason that Benchmark Premium Angus Beef is an exploding beef brand! Dam production on 6 calves ratioing 105 on bull calves and 100 on her heifer calves. This guy is a pleasure to be around, all these Commitment sons are very docile!

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LMY 62.2

ADG 4.14 CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.81 REA +0.03 Fat -0.003 RFI EPDs

-0.68

ACTUAL % IMF 3.69 REA 13.41 Rib Fat 0.43 LMY 58.5

ADG 3.26


Bulls Sired by RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 72’17 1957957 Male BFR 72E March 6, 2017

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 AMF CAF NHF OSF MAF DDF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED DUNN BETTER A500 Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 38’15 (1834136) RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 15’12

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 0102 OSF

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

% IMF 3.74

REA -0.04

REA 13.24

Fat -0.004

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 62

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 75 633 1020

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -3.6 57 76 17

0.26

Lot 80 ratioed 101 at weaning, and ranks in the top 8% for birth weight 25% for weaning weight 15% for calving ease and the top 1% for marbling.

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LOT

ADG

2.54

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 100’17 1961770 Male BFR 100E

March 29, 2017

Ratioing 109 at weaning, CARCASS and ranking in the top 25% EPDs for birth weight, top 10% for MARB weaning weight, top 20% for +0.80 total maternal, top 20% for calving ease and the top 1% REA for marbling. Dam has 7 calves -0.05 at 101 ratio on her bulls. Fat Multi-trait selection working for -0.014 the beef industry once again! RFI EPDs

-0.88

ACTUAL % IMF 4.05 REA 14.34 Rib Fat 0.34 LMY 61.6 ADG

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D

3.24

8 87 715 1120

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.7 64 86 15

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 992 NHF (1834084) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 767 RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 125

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Bulls Sired by RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD

82

LOT

RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD 34’17 1957952

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.81

Male BFR 34E February 15, 2017

RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z Sire: RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD (1834052) RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030

REA +0.32 Fat +0.004

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

RFI EPDs

-0.18

ACTUAL % IMF 3.28

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK TILDA 92’15 (1834106) RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK TILDA 31’11 RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 637

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK PERF 2 87 633 1022 EPDs +0.3 65 100 13

83

LOT

REA 12.3 Rib Fat 0.22

This calf ranks in the top 8% for weaning weight, 9% for yearling weight, top 4% for ribeye, top 10% for carcass weight and the top 1% for marbling. Why be progressive with one trait, grab as many positives that you can all at once!

RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD 80’17 1957960 Male BFR 80E March 13, 2017

RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z Sire: RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD (1834052) RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ANNIE 105’15 (1834158) RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK ANNIE 088 RED ANNIE OF BENCHMARK 345

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2 90 643 1059

2017 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -0.9 57 77 15

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ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

% IMF 4.78

REA +0.03

REA 14.05

Fat +0.013

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.2

-0.64

RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD 85’17 1957961 Male BFR 85E March 16, 2017

RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z Sire: RED BENCHMARK ON BOARD (1834052) RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED DUNN BETTER A500 RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 83’15 (1834152) RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 3’12 RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 011

PERF

AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 2 88 642 1051 EPDs -0.3 62 93 17

Ratioing 101 at weaning, and ranking in the top 10% for weaning weight, top 15% for yearling weight, top 15% for total maternal this guy brings to the forefront all the economically important traits on the ground. Then we add in his carcass stats; top 9% for ribeye top 20% for yield grade top 20% for carcass weight and the top 1% for marbling, looks like this guy will “Make the Grade”!

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ADG 2.76

CARCASS EPDs

Ratioing 101 at weaning, and ranking in the top 25% for weaning weight and the top 1% for marbling.

LOT

LMY 63

ADG

2.62

CARCASS EPDs

MARB +0.77 REA +0.19 Fat -0.030 RFI EPDs

-0.49

ACTUAL % IMF 5.6 REA 14.19 Rib Fat 0.24 LMY 64 ADG 3.28


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Sale Terms & Conditions Terms: The terms of the sale are cash or cheque payable at par to Balog Auction Services Ltd., Lethbridge, AB unless prior arrangements are made with the seller. The right of property shall not pass until full settlement is made. All arrangements and settlements must be made with the clerks of the sale before any cattle will be released.

Bids Every animal entering the sale ring will be sold to the highest bidder. A floor price will apply to each animal consigned.

Disputes In case of disputes, bidding will be reopened between the parties involved. If no further bid is made, the buyer will be the person from whom the auctioneer accepted the last bid. The auctioneer’s decision in such matters will be final.

Purchaser’s Risk Each animal becomes the risk of the purchaser as soon as sold.

Announcements Errors discovered in the catalogue will be corrected by announcements from the Auction Stand at sale time and such corrections will take precedence over the printed matter in the catalogue.

Certificate of Registry A certificate of registry duly transferred will be furnished to the buyer for each animal after settlement is made.

Thank you!

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Although every precaution will be taken to protect the safety and comfort of the buyers, neither the sales manager, auctioneer nor any owner assumes any responsibility in this matter and disclaims any liability, legal or otherwise, in the event of accident or loss of property.

Breeder’s Guarantee Everything possible has been done to assure that every bull in this sale will be a breeder. Taber Veterinary Clinic semen tested, and physically evaluated every bull. However, should a problem arise, please inform the seller so further arrangements may be made.

Liability Balog Auction Services Ltd. are acting as agents only and assume no responsibility for representations made by the seller. Purchasers must look to the seller for fulfilment of all guarantees and representations made hereunder.

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