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BULL SALE

Saturday, March 1, 2014

1:00 MST * Stanford, MT Selling 110 Simmental, SimAngusTM & Angus Bulls


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Dear Cattle Producer, Hopefully, you had a good year in 2013. We are happy to say we had a nice hay crop and cattle prices were good enough we even decided to sell a couple hundred steers this fall. The bulls are on chopped hay and CHS bull challenger pellets. They get roughly 13 lbs per day of pellets. We like bull challenger because of the added minerals and it is a well balanced feed. Pictured above: Tom and Kathy with their 11 grandkids. Many know what our program values in a cow herd: Kenneth, Stephen, Daniel, Korina, Nathan, Zachary, Aaron, Naomi, maternal, carcass, and growth. I hope every one can Samantha, Rebecca & Luke (June 2013) become as happy with their cow herd as I am with mine. The commercial females we run are mainly SimAngusTM and they are some of the best looking commercials we have had on this place. Hopefully, we have a good summer because I would hate to sell them if we don’t have enough grass. This will be the last year for NLC Rolex 102R. He has been our growth bull for so long it will be hard to replace him. Our Merit bull continues to excel in many areas. The carcass data on his daughters is phenomenal. They are yielding 1s & 2s and almost 100% choice. The steer calves have a harder time getting to choice. My opinion is that they just grow too fast and don’t put any of that into marbling. We put our few head of Angus cows with Merit and are really happy with the results. Two of those calves are in the sale and we kept most of the females as replacements. We have quite a few new herd bulls calving this spring so it will be interesting to see how they do. On the family side of things, we welcomed our third daughter, Stacey, home for a few weeks. She lives in Australia with her two kids. The addition of two new grandkids has gotten us closer to that dozen mark. The boys are still working for us and we have two grandsons showing cattle now. Lunch will be provided by B&B catering out of Stanford. They do a wonderful job and we look forward to working with them. Coffee and rolls will be available all day. We appreciate your interest in the bulls and we hope to see you at the sale. The best part of the day is seeing everyone and catching up with friends. Call Tom or Jared to visit about the bulls or to schedule a time to come out an see them. Tom (406) 566-2479 Jared (406) 868-9869 Sincerely,

Hill’s Ranch Simmentals Cover - Good Simmy Momma This 5 year old cow, HRS 781K Clyde 845U, raised a pair of steer calves in 2013 and weaned off 1180 lbs this fall. The third calf is an orphan sneaking in while this good Simmental momma is busy.

Tom and Kathy Hill Matt, Jared, Lisa and Mark Merci, Wendy and Stacey


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Hill’s Ranch Bull Sale Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the ranch in Stanford, MT Lunch is at 11:30 and the sale starts at 1:00 MST

www.hi l lsimmental.com

69 Black & 13 Red Simmental Bulls

18 Black & 1 Red SimAngus Bulls 10 Black Commercial Bulls SALE LOCATION: The ranch is 7 1/2 miles NW of Stanford. On highway 87 between Stanford and Geyser, turn North at mile marker 33. Go 3 miles and turn North again. TM

SALE DAY PHONES: We are happy to take phone bids. Please call Mark before sale day to confirm what bulls you are interested in. Mark’s cell (406) 788-3650 Tom’s cell (406) 788-1680 MOTELS in Stanford: Sundown Motel (406) 566-2316 Airport Inn (406) 566-9911

100% guarantee

for the first breeding season. Satisfaction guaranteed on any sight unseen purchase. NOTES: We color coded the bulls for where their EPDs rank against breed averages. A bull in the top 50% for a trait is marked yellow, top 20% green and top 5% blue. Any bulls in the top 1% are purple. We hope this helps anyone unfamiliar with EPDs to find bulls with the traits they want. Top 1% The 1/2 blood bulls are ranked on the hybrid % Top 5% table. Please note that the Red Angus bulls should Top 20% not be compared to the other percentage bulls Top 50% since they are a different breed composition. Thank you to Sonja Gregory for ultra-sounding the bulls and Leonard, Dianne, and Pam Vanek for taking pictures this year. As a special thank you, all bull buyers will be treated to dinner at a restaurant in Stanford, the night of the bull sale.

AUCTIONEER: Bill Begger

(406) 796-2326

REPRESENTATIVES: John Grande, ASA Steve Christensen Jerry Larson

The sale will be a full auction and sale order will be available sale day and on the website. (If you do not find the sale order on the website please call and we will email you a copy.)

(406) 572-3335 (406) 443-9959 (406) 446-2616

$50 off each bull you buy and take home that day or we offer free delivery in Montana.

Hill’s Buy-back Program

We would like the opportunity to bid on progeny of the bulls we market by offering a buy-back program! For the past nine years, Hill’s Ranch has been buying cattle and feeding these cattle. Last year we fed over 700 head of feeder cattle sired by Hill’s Ranch bulls. We have enjoyed great success with this system and would like to expand to include more cattle. This is a remarkable opportunity not only for seed stock breeders but for commercial owners as well. We are offering this program to producers that: use Hill’s Ranch bulls and source and age verify their calves. We prefer to partner with you for this program. This is a first come first served opportunity. For the source and age verification, we suggest that you supply a copy of your calving records or that you keep track of the number of calves born in a day.

Box 186, Stanford, MT 59479 Tom or Kathy Hill (406) 566-2479 Email: hillssimmentalmt@yahoo.com ASA Member No. 967

Every precaution will be taken to protect the safety of buyers and spectators. However, Hill’s Ranch does not assume any responsibility in this matter and disclaims any liability, legal or otherwise in the event of an accident or loss of property.

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Hooks Shear Force 38K

PB SIM - Black & Homozygous Polled Shear Force is one of the top used bulls in the breed. Excellent EPDs, make this proven sire an excellent choice. He is very easy to breed to these 1st calf heifers because of his consistently good calving ease. CE 23.5 0.96 CW 8.9 0.61

BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC -3.5 55.1 74.8 15.1 33.9 61.5 28.7 14.6 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.77 0.86 YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI -0.88 0.52 -0.044 1.41 -0.34 185 83 0.58 0.79 0.76 0.77 0.62

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Dikemans Sure Bet

PB SIM - Homozygous Black & Polled We used this AI sire because of his high API and carcass EPDs. All these traits are in the top 5% with most of them in the top 1%. We don’t track the back fat EPD as much because it is rarely a problem with Simmental cattle. CE 11.8 0.92 CW 23.0 0.61

BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC 0.0 65.4 90.1 10.7 15.9 48.6 22.9 16.9 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.89 0.89 0.90 0.43 0.80 YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI -0.79 0.65 -0.049 1.28 -0.85 163 85 0.54 0.68 0.67 0.68 0.54

Hills Shear Force A13

Black - Polled - PB SM Nichols Legacy G151 $API 155 Hooks Shear Force 35K $TI 83 C&D Tracy BDV Dakota 44U Jared 065R Dakota J10Y, Black, 2yr DAM: Jared H46 065R J80U BW 87, WW 109, YW 109

2/15/2013 BW 104 WW 722 205 Adj 783 205 IN 109 YW 1095 365 Adj 1279 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 109 Scrot 33 Data 3.84 102 11.6 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.6 1.9 74 114 15.9 30.8 67.5 -0.66 0.37 1.07 Lot 1 has well balanced EPDs. He comes from a promising young dam that has the highest WW ratio out of our two year old females. Shear Force is an excellent bull but he can use the extra growth this mating provides.

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Hills Matt Surebet A14

Black - Polled - PB SM TJ 57J The Gambler $API 152 Dikemans Sure Bet $TI 78 Megan 9M Hooks Shear Force 38K Matt M8 Force M10Y, Black, 2yr DAM: Matt Tailord M8 M94WBW 95, WW 93, YW 103

2/16/2013 BW 96 WW 608 205 Adj 670 205 IN 93 YW 1005 365 Adj 1198 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 103 Scrot 34 Data 3.55 94 13.86 117 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.7 1.3 58.1 78.4 13.2 23.3 52.4 -0.87 0.48 1.38 Matt’s bull is very impressive to look at. We showed him this year and it messed up his weaning data a bit. We may keep this bull home instead of selling him.

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Hills Surebet A15

Black - Polled - PB SM TJ 57J The Gambler $API 163 Dikemans Sure Bet $TI 85 Megan 9M Hills Merit U16 Hills 154P Merit 170Y, Black, 2yr DAM: HRS Sham 687K 154P BW 850U 107, WW 89, YW 100

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2/19/2013 BW 85 WW 566 205 Adj 639 205 IN 89 YW 968 365 Adj 1174 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 36 Data 4.27 113 11.10 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.7 -0.1 62.3 91.6 14.0 19.8 51 -0.72 0.62 1.01 This young bull was on our show line up this year. He had to catch up a bit after being orphaned a month before we got him in.


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NLC Rolex 102R

PB SIM - Homozygous Black I believe Rolex is one of the most complete herdbulls in the Simmental breed. His sons have style, growth, length and good disposition with excellent carcass. Rolex is also a trait leader for MCE and REA. He will produce great feedlot 1/2 blood calves and easy calving replacement heifers. This sire lives up to his EPDs!

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Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.4 14.2 66.39 0.32 45% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 7.0 2.6 69.0 104.4 18.0 14.4 48.9 14.6 9.9 35.9 -0.94 -0.08 -0.113 1.38 -0.57 99 66 0.81 0.86 0.84 0.83 0.76 0.76 0.78 0.45 0.16 0.58 0.55 0.74 0.71 0.73 0.52

Hills Rolex A51

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 107 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 70 NLC K7352 Kavanna Hills Top Hand M8 Hills 863L M8 946W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 382 day Calf Int. Hills Axel Pow 863L 323N BW 93, WW 112, YW 112

3/19/2013 BW 97 WW 808 205 Adj 798 205 IN 112 YW 1045 365 Adj 1248 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 111 Scrot 35 Data 3.03 93 13.46 117 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 6 3.6 76 112 13. 24.7 61.2 -0.76 -0.02 1.22

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Hills Rolex A64

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 109 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 70 NLC K7352 Kavanna Hills Top Hand M8 Matt Tailord M8 5945R, Black, 8 yr DAM: 445 day Calf Int. Matt Max Tailord 945J BW 94, WW 106, YW 107

3/23/2013 BW 110 WW 834 205 Adj 787 205 IN 111 YW 1080 365 Adj 1327 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 109 Scrot 34 Data 3.71 118 9.1 89 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 5.6 3.8 73.3 105.3 15.2 24.5 61.1 -0.78 0.07 0.96

A strong terminal sire prospect here. Great EPDs and growth. A good bull for a mature The mother to Lot 5 is an exceptional cow. This bull will certainly add pounds in the cow herd. He will put some rib in his calves. His dam has the second highest WW ratio fall. in the bull sale

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Hills Rolex A76

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 112 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 71 NLC K7352 Kavanna JR Clyde R9 Jared Max K21 Clyde J82U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 376 day Calf Int. Jared Clay Max K21 BW 99, WW 106, YW 101

3/24/2013 BW 88 WW 770 205 Adj 764 205 IN 107 YW 922 365 Adj 1186 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 106 Scrot 35 Data 2.88 88 12.2 116 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 8.5 2.5 73.4 109.1 17.4 20 56.7 -0.82 -0.01 1.16 Jared’s bull has good growth. He has a more moderate frame than some other Rolex sons. His mother has always raised large weaning calves.

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Hills Rolex A42

3/18/2013 BW 95 WW 770 205 Adj 749 205 IN 105 YW 988 365 Adj 1163 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 104 Scrot 33 Data 3.52 108 12.05 105 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 6.6 3.6 73 107 13.8 16.4 53.3 -0.71 0.11 0.92

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Hills Rolex A93

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 112 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 71 NLC K7352 Kavanna JR Protector R8 HRS Bhills Prot 896U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 379 day Calf Int. Hills Axel Bl Hills 941J BW 94, WW 100, YW 104

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 108 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 63 NLC K7352 Kavanna GW Lucky One 065R HRS Tail D-10 065R 835U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 372 day Calf Int. Hills Taylord D-10 302NBW 98, WW 104, YW 104

3/29/2013 BW 84 WW 718 205 Adj 727 205 IN 102 YW 926 365 Adj 1122 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 36 Data 2.27 70 11.92 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.1 1.4 61.7 90.3 18.8 21.8 52.6 -0.79 -0.13 1.02

Nice ultrasound data on Lot 7. He has more balance to his EPDs than other Rolex sons while maintaining that high growth.

Rolex with 065R will give you a unique opportunity to have a lot of performance potential with improved calving ease.

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Hills Rolex A107

4/1/2013 BW 95 WW 710 205 Adj 720 205 IN 101 YW 998 365 Adj 1269 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 113 Scrot 33 Data 3.32 102 14.07 122 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 7.6 3.7 71.7 112.6 17.1 20.7 56.6 -0.81 0.08 1.26

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Hills Rolex A9

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 115 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 71 NLC K7352 Kavanna Hills Top Notch K21 Hills 726L K21 706T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 377 day Calf Int. HillsTotal 726L BW 99, WW 101, YW 113

Black - Polled - PB SM ES Dakota NK68 $API 103 NLC Rolex 102R $TI 62 NLC K7352 Kavanna Hills L22 065R T98 Hills J5 N2 T98 966W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 389 day Calf Int. Hills Max J5 N2 BW 96, WW 100, YW 95

This bull is out of a good Top Notch cow. Top Notch was a top herd bull for many years and we continue to benefit from the females he produced.

Here is a moderate framed Rolex son.

3/27/2013 BW 89 WW 666 205 Adj 682 205 IN 96 YW 816 365 Adj 966 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 86 Scrot 33 Data 2.92 90 11.19 97 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 7.7 2.8 61.9 82 17.1 20.1 51 -0.8 -0.03 0.89

Hills Merit U16

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PB SIM - Homozygous Black & Polled Merit is a bull we raised. He is an extra long sire that has put it all together. From calving through carcass, he is proving his EPDs are accurate. His daughters are making wonderful females with excellent udders. We don’t use Merit on heifers but he is an easy calving bull on cows. Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 3.3 13.5 65.53 0.31 68% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 14.1 3.3 88.4 121 13.5 23.2 67.4 19.1 12.1 45.6 -0.66 0.20 -0.086 0.86 -0.50 135 84 0.69 0.79 0.77 0.75 0.60 0.59 0.64 0.32 0.13 0.56 0.50 0.67 0.60 0..63 0.39

Hills Merit Son AY440

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Triple C Bettis S72J $API 108 Hills Merit U16 $TI 67 Hills L Buck N2 672N Schiefelbein Ipod 144 Frosty Ipod 3808, Black, 5 yr DAM: PB AN Frosty Life Line 4443 AAA Reg # 16215551

3/26 /2013 BW 99 WW 848 205 Adj 824 205 IN N/A YW 1135 365 Adj 1363 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A 37 Data 3.33 N/A 12.68 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 9.9 3.5 73.6 112.4 9.3 22.2 59.1 -0.42 0.13 0.56

We are really liking these two 1/2 blood Merit sons. Thick & deep, these bulls are powerful! The cows are from Schiefelbein Farms, an Angus operation out of MN, that has an excellent carcass program. If you want a crossbred bull, I would suggest Lot 11 & 12.

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Hills Merit Son AY441

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Triple C Bettis S72J $API 144 Hills Merit U16 $TI 75 Hills L Buck N2 672N Schiefelbein Turf 966 Frosty Turf 4968, Black, 5 yr DAM: PB AN Frosty Elba 3416 AAA Reg # 16215582

3/26/2013 BW 80 WW 792 205 Adj 773 205 IN N/A YW 1040 365 Adj 1237 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A 37 Data 4.94 N/A 11.69 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.6 0 60.1 87.1 9.3 23.8 53.8 -0.47 0.56 0.41 Please note that Lot 11 & 12 would have great indexes if compared to the other hybrid bulls in the sale. We estimate about 120 or higher for weaning and high indexes in the ultrasound for IMF & RIB.

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Hills Merit Son A83

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 118 Hills Merit U16 $TI 72 Hills L Buck N2 672N NLC Rolex 102R Hills M14 Rolex 746, Black, 6 yr 504 day Calf Int. Hills Copen M14 4115 BWDAM: 100, WW 101, YW 111

3/26/2013 BW 90 WW 790 205 Adj 784 205 IN 110 YW 972 365 Adj 1131 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 35 Data 2.61 80 11.28 98 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.3 3 80 112 15.7 19.9 59.8 -0.71 -0.1 0.95 A great herd sire prospect here. Lot 13 has a high 205 index, even and balanced EPDs and more growth potential on the dam side.

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Hills Merit Son A105

3/31/2013 BW 97 WW 778 205 Adj 756 205 IN 107 YW 1045 365 Adj 1342 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 110 Scrot 30.5 Data 3.71 118 11.36 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 8.8 4.5 83.6 126 12.4 24 65.8 -0.65 0.25 0.81

Lot 13

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Hills Merit Son A74

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 131 Hills Merit U16 $TI 81 Hills L Buck N2 672N GW Mr Maternal 726L Hills Eclipse 726L 562R, Black, 6 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Eclipse 49D BW 94, WW 106, YW 108

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 143 Hills Merit U16 $TI 84 Hills L Buck N2 672N GW Lucky One 154P HRS Sham 687K 154P 850U, Black, 5 yr 367 day Calf Int. Hills Bl Hills Sham 687KBWDAM: 101, WW 102, YW 113

Look what that IMF did to this bull’s carcass EPDs! All in the top 30% with top WW and YW numbers as well. When his scrotal was measured he was only 10 months old.

And these Merit sons just keep getting better. CE, WW, MCE, YG, Marb, REA and great ultrasound make a sure winner here. He even supports a 143 API.

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Hills Merit Son A81

3/26/2013 BW 98 WW 770 205 Adj 750 205 IN 106 YW 972 365 Adj 1191 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 98 Scrot 38 Data 3.57 114 12.08 106 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.7 4.3 78 105 13.3 21.8 60.7 -0.62 0.14 0.82

3/24/2013 BW 92 WW 766 205 Adj 760 205 IN 107 YW 1040 365 Adj 1281 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 114 Scrot 35 Data 3.91 120 11.54 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.7 2.6 81.9 128 16.3 22.6 63.5 -0.6 0.31 0.79

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Hills Merit Son A57

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 122 Hills Merit U16 $TI 74 Hills L Buck N2 672N WS Scribe F17S HRS K21 Scribe 907W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 386 day Calf Int. Hills Light K21 779 BW 96, WW 100, YW 97

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 136 Hills Merit U16 $TI 78 Hills L Buck N2 672N GW Lucky One 065R Hills K21 065R 945W, Black, 4yr DAM: 386 day Calf Int. Hills Density K21 417 BW 102, WW 96, YW 114

We toured this cow around on the show ring for a few years and she just keeps getting better. She tempers down the growth to make an easier calving bull with a lot of power.

This bull will be one to watch. Out of a high maternal cow and supporting indexes and EPD numbers that challenge Lot 15.

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Hills Merit Son A112

4/4/2013 BW 92 WW 724 205 Adj 742 205 IN 104 YW 900 365 Adj 1078 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 96 Scrot 33.5 Data 3.64 112 12.42 108 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.1 3.1 65 91 14.9 30.7 63.2 -0.7 0.19 0.9

3/20/2013 BW 92 WW 754 205 Adj 749 205 IN 105 YW 1055 365 Adj 1321 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 118 Scrot 34 Data 3.25 100 12.28 107 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.4 3 77 116 16.3 24.5 63 -0.64 0.19 0.89

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Hills Merit Son A114

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 123 Hills Merit U16 $TI 71 Hills L Buck N2 672N Hills Max Start LS 147C Hills Clay5 J77 M14 6102S, Black, 7 yr 365 day Calf Int. Hills Clay 5 J77 110L BWDAM: 100, WW 106, YW 104

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 118 Hills Merit U16 $TI 70 Hills L Buck N2 672N NLC Rolex 102R HRS 863 Rolex 8145U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills Max Start 863L BW 101, WW 107, YW 97

4/7/2013 BW 82 WW 700 205 Adj 735 205 IN 103 YW 886 365 Adj 1089 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 97 Scrot 34 Data 2.83 87 11.57 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.3 1.6 70 99 15.6 26 61.2 -0.77 -0.05 0.94

This bull has some good carcass numbers that are backed up well by his ultrasound.

A younger bull with nice calving ease that will work for many producers. His dam did very well on her ratios.

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Hills Merit Son A46

3/19/2013 BW 80 WW 746 205 Adj 727 205 IN 102 YW 946 365 Adj 1107 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 99 Scrot 32 Data 3.65 112 12.26 106 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.3 1.9 70.2 95.8 14.6 22.6 57.7 -0.74 0.28 0.86

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Hills Merit Son A101

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 140 Hills Merit U16 $TI 77 Hills L Buck N2 672N GW Lucky One 065R HRS Pin 065R 874U, 5 yr 369 day Calf Int. Hills Red Dem Pin 601 DAM: BW 99, WW 99, YW 97

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 136 Hills Merit U16 $TI 71 Hills L Buck N2 672N GW Lucky One 065R HRS Sham G21 065R 8142U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 380 day Calf Int. Hills Shamrock G21 0125K BW 100, WW 95, YW 99

Calving ease and carcass EPDs are common when working with these Merit sons.

Here is a nice looking bull with excellent marbling. The dam’s side brings in that slower growth allowing the bull to put more into the IMF.

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3/30/2013 BW 90 WW 662 205 Adj 674 205 IN 95 YW 832 365 Adj 997 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 89 Scrot 33.5 Data 4.04 124 11.14 97 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.3 2 57.2 75 16.1 26 54.6 -0.69 0.36 0.72

Hills Merit Son A88

Black - Polled - 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Triple C Bettis S72J $API 134 Hills Merit U16 $TI 73 Hills L Buck N2 672N Bon View New Design 1407 Matt Max M13 1407 M81U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 367 day Calf Int. Matt A4 Max M13 6745SBW 97, WW 100, YW 99

3/2/2013 BW 97 WW 766 205 Adj 671 205 IN 94 YW 1000 365 Adj 1112 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 99 Scrot 34 Data 3.53 108 11.49 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.7 3.4 68 102 12.8 23.5 57.4 -0.63 0.37 0.78 Matts bull is a 3/4 blood bull with some nice ultrasound data and EPDs. nce Referere i S

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Hills 44 Mag W15

PB SIM - Homozygous Black & Polled We raised 44 Mag and have 1/2 interest in him with Dennis Wichman. He works great on heifers. He is truly a calving ease bull with excellent performance. We are happy with the excellent weaning weights from this bull. He finishes the package with great carcass data. Harvest Data for 2011 and 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.78 14.7 64.68 0.44 81% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 14.2 3.4 65.7 84.7 10.0 25.5 58.3 21.5 11.2 24.2 -0.29 0.45 -0.046 0.73 -0.39 142 74 0.65 0.75 0.71 0.69 0.48 0.47 0.49 0.13 0.16 0.53 0.40 0.47 0.47 0.43 0.04

Hills 44Mag Son A61

3/27/2013 BW 86 WW 688 205 Adj 724 205 IN N/A YW 888 365 Adj 1103 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A 33 Data 2.72 N/A 10.29 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.8 3.2 61.1 85.3 13.5 27.3 57.8 -0.58 0.29 0.58

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Hills 44Mag Son A87

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 130 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 70 Hills M13 Hummer 71T BDV Lucky Man 115T Hills RedDem Lman 051X, Black, 3 yr Hills Start Red Dem 691 DAM: 354 day Calf Int.

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 118 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 71 Hills M13 Hummer 71T BDV Dakota 44U Hills Rdem BDV Dak 0110X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 407 day Calf Int. Hills Gun Red Dem 6128S BW 100, WW 105, YW 111

This is an eye catching bull. His mother was missing in the ASA and that is why there are no indexes for this bull.

The Dakota dam on this bull will add some power potential at weaning time for this bull.

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3/26/2013 BW 91 WW 716 205 Adj 722 205 IN 102 YW 978 365 Adj 1295 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 107 Scrot 32 Data 2.22 71 12.88 113 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.4 4 76.7 111 12.7 23.2 61.6 -0.66 -0.01 0.96


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Hills 44Mag Son A49

3/19/2013 BW 84 WW 724 205 Adj 711 205 IN 100 YW 968 365 Adj 1244 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 35 Data 3.09 98 12.26 107 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12 2.4 62.1 90 12.5 30.8 61.8 -0.61 0.21 0.72

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Hills 44Mag Son A95

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 127 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 70 Hills M13 Hummer 71T Hills BL Hills K21 S58 Hills 726L S58 0113X, Black, 3 yr 402 day Calf Int. Hills Mick 726L 3021 BWDAM: 106, WW 101, YW 104

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 131 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 68 Hills M13 Hummer 71T BDV Lucky Man 115T Hills K21 BDV Lman 0122X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 363 day Calf Int. Hills Chief Gun K21 BW 99, WW 100, YW 97

Lot 25 is on a good cow with great indexes.

Excellent ultra-sound and calving ease on Lot 26. This bull puts some great carcass EPDs together.

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Hills 44Mag Son A82

3/29/2013 BW 85 WW 668 205 Adj 711 205 IN 100 YW 868 365 Adj 1090 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 97 Scrot 31 Data 3.43 105 11.82 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.5 1.8 5.3. 72 14.1 29.2 55.8 -0.57 0.31 0.64

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Hills 44Mag Son A24

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 122 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 64 Hills M13 Hummer 71T BDV Lucky Man 115T Hills 781K BDV Lman 079X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 388 day Calf Int. Hills Cat Strike 781L 316BW 103, WW 99, YW 98

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 125 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 70 Hills M13 Hummer 71T NLC Rolex 102R Hills K21 Rolex 053X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 388 day Calf Int. Hills Total K21 616S BW 103, WW 99, YW 100

A bull with good calving ease potential on his EPDs and in this pedigree.

Lot 28 is a stylish bull with well balanced EPDs. He also won Reserve Champion Simmental Bull at the MT State Fair. The picture on the last page is Lot 28 at 4 1/2 months.

3/25 /2013 BW 82 WW 700 205 Adj 702 205 IN 99 YW 924 365 Adj 1191 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 98 Scrot 34 Data 2.36 75 12.26 107 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.5 1.2 53.6 72.2 13.5 28.5 55.3 -0.68 0.1 0.73

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Hills 44Mag Son A31

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 133 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 75 Hills M13 Hummer 71T BDV Dakota 44U Hills M8 BDV Dak 04X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 400 day Calf Int. Hills Kendra J77 M8 4123BW 97, WW 98, YW 107

3/15/2013 BW 89 WW 692 205 Adj 697 205 IN 98 YW 958 365 Adj 1202 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 107 Scrot Data 3.62 111 13.2 114 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10 3.2 72.6 91.3 10.2 23.2 59.5 -0.66 0.27 0.85 This bull is just what you need to add some length and body to your calves. With great ultrasound data, Lot 29 also did very well on our show string this year.

Lot 29

3/12/2013 BW 82 WW 696 205 Adj 695 205 IN 98 YW 952 365 Adj 1181 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 105 Scrot 36.5 Data 3.13 96 11.85 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.4 2 66.5 94.2 14.9 25.1 58.4 -0.69 0.17 0.91

Lot 28

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Hills 44Mag Son A86

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 127 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 72 Hills M13 Hummer 71T GW Lucky One 065R Hills Tailord 065R 0137X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 408 day Calf Int. Hills Dakota Tailord 942JBW 89, WW 102, YW 107

3/26/2013 BW 88 WW 658 205 Adj 694 205 IN 97 YW 924 365 Adj 1199 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 107 Scrot 32.5 Data 2.96 91 11.68 101 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.9 3.3 67.2 98.8 13.3 29.6 63.2 -0.54 0.2 0.69 This extra maternal bull should have calving ease build right in. I like how his calving ease and weaning balance out nicely.

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Hills 44Mag Son A38

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 122 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 69 Hills M13 Hummer 71T NLC Rolex 102R Hills 600Plus Rolex 097X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 398 day Calf Int. Hills 600Plus 0130K BW 96, WW 98, YW 102

3/16/2013 BW 85 WW 670 205 Adj 681 205 IN 96 YW 912 365 Adj 1140 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 35.5 Data 2.66 82 11.11 96 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.7 2.2 65.4 92.4 7.7 23 55.6 -0.57 0.1 0.73 nce Referere Si

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Hills 44Mag Son A12

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 121 Hills 44 Mag W15 $TI 63 Hills M13 Hummer 71T Hills L22 065R T98 Hills 726L T98 177Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills G21 726L 784T BW 104, WW 95, YW 86

2/14/2013 BW 88 WW 624 205 Adj 684 205 IN 95 YW 868 365 Adj 1008 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 86 Scrot 31.5 Data 2.63 70 10.93 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.1 1.8 55.3 67.1 13 25 52.6 -0.65 0.11 0.55 This is bull is an AI calf out of a 1st calf heifer.

Hills 22 Mag X13

PB SIM - Homozygous Black This is another son of Triple C Bettis that we use on 1st year heifers. His calving ease is exceptional! He is a more maternal bull than his half brothers Merit and 44 Mag. Picture is of Triple C Bettis S72J

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Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.7 14 62.03 0.33 77% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 16.9 1.1 64.2 88.1 13.1 32.3 64.3 22.6 9.7 23.1 -0.52 -0.12 -0.092 1.06 -0.36 122 64 0.55 0.68 0.63 0.57 0.27 0.27 0.28 0.13 0.12 0.46 0.36 0.43 0.43 0.39 0.02

Lot 33

Hills 22Mag Son A3

Black - Scurs - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 116 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 65 HRS Start M18 M8 871U GW Lucky Strike 781K Hills Max 781K 339N, Black, 10 yr DAM: 369 day Calf Int. Hills B Max 553E BW 103, WW 103, YW 101

3/14/2013 BW 82 WW 794 205 Adj 764 205 IN 107 YW 950 365 Adj 1062 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 95 Scrot 34 Data 2.69 83 10.68 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.4 0.9 64.4 86.2 15.1 29.8 62 -0.69 -0.14 0.68 Lot 33 is out of a proven good cow that has excellent ratios for BW, WW, and YW. He also has great EPDs.

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Hills 22Mag Son A47

3/19/2013 BW 95 WW 808 205 Adj 750 205 IN 106 YW 982 365 Adj 1132 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 93 Scrot 36 Data 3.28 104 9.76 85 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.1 3.1 62.9 75.9 15.4 29 60.5 -0.77 -0.03 0.78

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Hills 22Mag Son A78

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 115 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 63 HRS Start M18 M8 871U Hills Top Notch K21 Hills Bl Cat K21 641S, Black, 7 yr DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills A4 Bl Cat 017K BW 100, WW 98, YW98

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 120 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 68 HRS Start M18 M8 871U GW Mr Maternal 863L Hills Dakota 863L 665S, Black, 7 yr 372 day Calf Int. Hills Axel Dakota 701G BWDAM: 100, WW 102, YW 106

Good IMF, calving ease and maternal traits on this bull.

This 22 Mag son has wonderful balance to his EPDs. Most in the top 20% he still supports good growth numbers and has an excellent dam. On Angus cows, the low Marb would not be a problem.

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3/25/2013 BW 91 WW 760 205 Adj 750 205 IN 105 YW 980 365 Adj 1170 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 104 Scrot 32 Data 3.1 95 11.26 98 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.1 1.5 68.3 102 15.1 30.8 65 -0.74 -0.13 0.94


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Hills 22Mag Son A6

3/22/2013 BW 89 WW 756 205 Adj 717 205 IN 101 YW 1015 365 Adj 1284 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 106 Scrot 36 Data 2.87 91 12.41 108 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14 2 67 95.1 15.6 27.5 61 -0.78 -0.07 1.09

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Hills 22Mag Son A68

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 61727 HRS Start M18 M8 871U Hills Top Notch K21 HRS Dream K21 846U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 376 day Calf Int. LBR Dream Annie S604 BW 102, WW 97, YW 104

Black - Scurs - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 122 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 66 HRS Start M18 M8 871U GW Mr Maternal 726L Matt A4 Max 726L 5745R, Black, 8 yr DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills A4 B Max 745G BW 97, WW 100, YW 104

Another bull that could do amazing things in the feedlot with a good Angus cross. If you were keeping replacements, they would be easy calving and have great carcass.

This bull has just a little white on his stomach.

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3/23/2013 BW 90 WW 750 205 Adj 708 205 IN 100 YW 984 365 Adj 1222 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 31.5 Data 3.16 101 10.03 88 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12 2 60.4 88.1 11.7 28.9 59.1 -0.67 0.05 0.66

Lot 37

Hills 22Mag Son A98

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 138 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 72 HRS Start M18 M8 871U JR Clyde R9 Lisa G21 781K Clyde L80U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Lisa D-10 G21 781K BW 103, WW 100, YW 99

3/28/2013 BW 84 WW 724 205 Adj 701 205 IN 99 YW 926 365 Adj 1143 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 32 Data 4.46 142 12.01 105 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.9 0.8 58.6 78.1 14.9 30 59.3 -0.76 0.27 0.92 Lisa’s bull is the highest IMF purebred bull in the sale and maintains an excellent Adj RIB. His EPDs show amazing calving ease, carcass data and 138 API.

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Hills 22Mag Son A43

3/18/2013 BW 90 WW 748 205 Adj 694 205 IN 98 YW 1015 365 Adj 1280 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 105 Scrot 34 Data 2.73 87 11.05 97 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.1 1.4 61.6 96.5 16.1 30.3 61.1 -0.72 -0.12 0.8

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Hills 22Mag Son A52

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 117 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 64 HRS Start M18 M8 871U GW Mr Maternal 863L Hills D-10 G21 863L 564R, Black, 8 yr DAM: 369 day Calf Int. Hills D-10 G21 065K BW102, WW 100, YW 106

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 101 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 59 HRS Start M18 M8 871U Hills Top Hand M8 Hills Taylor M8 7019T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 369 day Calf Int. Hills Power Tailord 193LBW 98, WW 103, YW 104

Lot 39 is an easy calving, maternal bull out of an excellent female. His ultrasound showed that he has an extra rib.

This will be a very maternal focused bull. His dam’s pedigree is out of one of our best bulls for replacement females. There are many Top Hand cows still in our own herd.

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Hills 22 Mag Son A63

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 122 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 65 HRS Start M18 M8 871U Hills Max Start LS 147C Hills Max D-10 M14 5035R, 8 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Max D-10 927J BW 99, WW 103, YW 103

3/23/2013 BW 85 WW 704 205 Adj 665 205 IN 94 YW 958 365 Adj 1223 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 36 Data 3.29 105 10.13 89 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.7 1.4 59.6 88.2 16.2 31.4 61.2 -0.76 -0.03 0.78 Like all 22 Mag sons this bull shows great calving ease and will give you nice females for replacements.

3/20/2013 BW 96 WW 740 205 Adj 962 205 IN 98 YW 946 365 Adj 1143 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 31 Data 2.45 78 11.78 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.5 2.6 62.5 81.9 13.6 34.1 65.3 -0.79 -0.24 0.89

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Hills 22 Mag Son A73

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 120 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 61 HRS Start M18 M8 871U GW Lucky Strike 781K Hills Shamrock 781K 588R, 8 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Boss Shamrock 106LBW 101, WW 100, YW 94

3/24/2013 BW 86 WW 672 205 Adj 662 205 IN 93 YW 886 365 Adj 1070 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 95 Scrot 32.5 Data 3.32 102 9.64 84 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.5 1 51.9 70.4 15 31.6 57.6 -0.66 0.03 0.48

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Hills 22 Mag Son A66

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Hills Samurai AY400

Black - Polled - PB SM Triple C Bettis S72J $API 119 Hills Bettis 22 Mag X13 $TI 62 HRS Start M18 M8 871U Hills Top Notch K21 Hills Total K21 6126S, 7 yr DAM: 366 day Calf Int. Hills Power Total 04K BW 100, WW 98, YW 100

3/23/2013 BW 87 WW 648 205 Adj 635 205 IN 89 YW 872 365 Adj 1062 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 95 Scrot 30 Data 3.4 104 10.33 90 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.1 1.1 54.6 75.4 15.9 32.9 60.2 -0.7 -0.05 0.69

2/2/2013 BW 80 WW 790 205 Adj N/A 205 IN N/A YW 1140 365 Adj N/A Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A Data 3.54 N/A 12.24 N/A Scrot 32.5 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 8.2 1.7 52.3 72 8.8 24.7 50.8 -0.32 -0.11 0.52

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Bieber Rouse Samurai X22

PB RA - Red & Polled Samurai is said to be a thicker made bull that will produce excellent replacement females. His numbers indicate that he will have a lot of growth in his calves and excellent marbling. (The EPDs below are comparable to Simmental EPDs. The ASA and the ARA have changed the way their EPDs are calculated so that this is possible.) CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC 5 -5.2 69 115 27 11 48 76 68 67 32 45 CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 31 0.26 0.83 0.06 0.05 52 36 40 44 35

Red - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 RA LCC Cheyenne B221L Bieber Rouse Samurai X22 $API 86 $TI 49 GHR Marita R31 Mr Ishee Converter 816 Hills 863L Conv 159Y, Red, 2 yr DAM: PB SM Hills Power Vand 863L Registration# 2639005

This is an exceptional 1/2 blood red angus bull. With a lot of thickness to go with the length of him, plus a very easy temperament.

Mr Ishee Converter 816

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PB SIM - Red & Polled Converter has become a proven sire with a lot to offer any red herd. His marbling is in the top 1% and his feedlot calves make a nice profit because of it. Definitely a calving ease bull that will maintain a good wean weight with his thick bodied calves. If you keep replacements, Converter can help reduce mature cow size. Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.8 14.3 64.80 0.41 94% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 15.6 -1.1 57 82.3 15.9 23.3 60.8 17.4 12.0 16.8 -0.35 0.64 -0.038 0.87 -0.29 153 81 0.67 0.78 0.75 0.73 0.57 0.57 0.57 0.19 0.13 0.54 0.47 0.61 0.57 0.58 0.03

Hills Converter A5

Red - Scurs - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 133 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 75 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills J5 L513 709T, Red, 6 yr DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills Chief J5 Beef BW 98, WW 102, YW 98

3/19/2013 BW 88 WW 784 205 Adj 753 205 IN 106 YW 1010 365 Adj 1183 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 105 Scrot 33 Data 3.13 96 12.66 110 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.9 1.1 66 93.5 12.6 25.7 58.7 -0.67 0.23 0.87 These Converter sons will be easy calving and great carcass cattle. We start with a bull that comes out of our Demetrius line on the dam’s side. Cattle known to excel in the feedlot and on the rail.

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Lot 46

Hills Converter A39

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 129 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 72 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 Hills Max Start LS 147C Hills Dundee J77 M14 4122P, Red, 9 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Dundee J77 147L BW 99, WW 103, YW 104

3/17/2013 BW 82 WW 768 205 Adj 741 205 IN 104 YW 998 365 Adj 1180 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 105 Scrot 38 Data 2.93 90 10.43 90 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.2 0.8 60.2 92.8 15.7 33.4 63.5 -0.56 0.23 0.61 This 9 year old cow did a terrific job on this red bull. Powerfully built and great EPDs. He is certainly a top end bull.

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Hills Converter A40

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 136 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 76 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills 863L RedDem 505R, Red, 8 yr DAM: 369 day Calf Int. Hills Axel 863L BW 102, WW 96, YW 103

3/17/2013 BW 86 WW 764 205 Adj 734 205 IN 103 YW 1025 365 Adj 1232 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 110 Scrot 37.5 Data 3.11 95 11.33 98 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 15 0.3 66.3 99.7 15.8 25.3 58.5 -0.61 0.24 0.62 When paired with Red Demetrius, Converter will give you a more moderate framed calf with easy calving.

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Hills Converter A111

4/2/2013 BW 86 WW 684 205 Adj 698 205 IN 98 YW 868 365 Adj 1049 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 35 Data 3.11 99 10.59 92 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.9 0.1 53.4 72.3 17.1 29.4 56.1 -0.71 0.19 0.76

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Hills Converter A37

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Hills Converter A90

Red - Scurs - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 125 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 68 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 WCS Speedway 583R HRS Axel K21 Speed 877U, Red, 5 yr DAM: 375 day Calf Int. Hills Axel K21 BW 99, WW 97, YW 100

3/16/2013 BW 95 WW 736 205 Adj 711 205 IN 100 YW 954 365 Adj 1125 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 35 Data 2.83 87 9.51 82 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.7 2.3 59.9 83.3 14.4 26.2 56.1 -0.61 0.21 0.46

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 126 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 68 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills Chipp 863L RedDem 515R, Red, 8 yr 368 day Calf Int. Hills EJ Chipp 863L BWDAM: 103, WW 101, YW 101

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 135 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 73 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 SSF Red Demetrius L513 HRS PWR N5 Rdem 816U, Red, 5 yr 379 day Calf Int. Hills Power N5 6139S BWDAM: 102, WW 100, YW 104

Another good calving ease bull out of a nice indexing dam.

The ultrasound data on this bull is very good. Out of a good cow, Lot 51 is a bull that will provide a lot of balance to his calves.

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Hills Converter A35

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef Maker R13 $API 134 Mr Ishee Converter 816 $TI 72 Ishee MS Black Honey 301 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills Cat RedDem 6103S, Red, 7 yr DAM: 361 day Calf Int. Hills Start Bl Cat 4120 BW 104, WW 99, YW 101

3/14/2013 BW 85 WW 714 205 Adj 679 205 IN N/A YW 900 365 Adj 1033 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A 34 Data 3.85 N/A 10.28 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.6 0.5 56.6 78.7 17 28.8 57.1 -0.68 0.3 0.7 Good calving ease and maternal traits in this bull’s EPDs.

3/28/2013 BW 87 WW 696 205 Adj 701 205 IN 98 YW 916 365 Adj 1119 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 32.5 Data 3.33 102 11.71 102 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.5 1.1 59.8 81.8 15.8 28.3 58.2 -0.72 0.31 0.87

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CDI King 172Y

PB SIM - Red & Homozygous Polled Converter will be a hard bull to replace when the time comes but we are hoping this young herd sire will be able to do just that. Purchased from C Diamond out of North Dakota, this is his first calf crop. With exceptional EPDs this bull has strong calving ease and weaning numbers. King has a high marbling EPD and is also able to maintain a good REA. Picture of WS Beef King W107

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CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API 13.3 1.6 82.2 115 16.6 26.8 67.9 27.2 11.4 39.4 -0.34 0.48 -0.059 0.98 -0.36 165 0.39 0.50 0.45 0.44 0.25 0.24 0.26 0.05 0.26 0.36 0.23 0.22 0.31 0.19 0.09

Hills King A58

3/20/2013 BW 94 WW 758 205 Adj 766 205 IN 107 YW 898 365 Adj 1031 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 92 Scrot 34 Data 4.1 126 11.68 101 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.2 3.5 73.4 95 13.7 24.9 61.6 -0.59 0.43 0.83

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Hills King A48

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef King W107 $API 134 CDI King 172Y $TI 80 CDI Ms High Roller 113W HSR Dakota Beef U576 LBR Ms Dakota X139, Red, 3 yr DAM: 425 day Calf Int. LBR Big Shot T750 BW 98, WW 103, YW 92

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef King W107 $API 140 CDI King 172Y $TI 81 CDI Ms High Roller 113W Mr. Ishee Converter 816 Hills N2 Convert 072X, Red, 3 yr DAM: 383 day Calf Int. Hills Tomboy N2 BW 107, WW 105, YW 103

This bull is out of a wonderful female from Little Bitterroot Ranch. She produced an outstanding bull in Lot 54.

King has added some pounds to these red bulls while keeping a moderate frame on them. He also set Lot 55 up with a 140 API

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3/19/2013 BW 86 WW 722 205 Adj 738 205 IN 104 YW 910 365 Adj 1094 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 98 Scrot 30 Data 3.27 100 10.56 92 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 132 1 73.9 100.7 16.1 28.8 65.8 -0.56 0.32 0.76

Lot 56

Hills King A55

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef King W107 $API 131 CDI King 172Y $TI 76 CDI Ms High Roller 113W Mr Ishee Converter 816 Hills Rdem Convert 0139X, 3 yr 403 day Calf Int. Hills Moves Red Dem BWDAM: 101, WW 101, YW 102

3/20/2013 BW 87 WW 714 205 Adj 731 205 IN 103 YW 922 365 Adj 1126 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 33 Data 2.68 82 12.58 109 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.3 1.8 73.4 99.3 16.9 23.6 60 -0.72 0.16 1.02 This is one of the more well rounded red bulls in the offering. With a more moderate frame he still holds well through all his EPD’s.

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Hills King A91

Red - Polled - PB SM WS Beef King W107 $API 136 CDI King 172Y $TI 77 CDI Ms High Roller 113W Hills L22 065R T98 Hills Rdem T98 07X, Red, 3 yr DAM: 337 day Calf Int. Hills Taylor 513 777 BW 101, WW 99, YW 106

3/28/2013 BW 88 WW 664 205 Adj 703 205 IN 99 YW 918 365 Adj 1185 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 106 Scrot 32 Data 3.87 119 10.51 91 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.1 1.7 71 99.1 17.1 26.7 62.2 -0.6 0.26 0.62 Lot 57 has a very consistent set of EPDs and does very well on the API and TI.

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Hills 357 Mag W17

PB SIM - Black & Polled We have been using 357 Mag for a few years now. Always taking a back seat to our more popular herd sires, he has really produced some nice calves this year. All his bulls grew well and show good numbers on their EPDs. 357 Mag is a carrier of the red gene. Re f Si erence res

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CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API 10.0 4.2 70.1 103.2 15.1 33.1 68.1 24 9 36.9 -0.33 0.08 -0.073 0.81 -0.26 124 0.45 0.61 0.56 0.51 0.26 0.25 0.27 0.12 0.04 0.42 0.28 0.28 0.35 0.26 0.03

Hills 357Mag Son A29

Red - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 124 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 65 Hills Tayl M8 7019 GW Lucky One 065R HRS Dund Rdem 065R 817U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills Dundee Red Dem BW 102, WW 98, YW 102

3/13/2013 BW 86 WW 702 205 Adj 671 205 IN 94 YW 942 365 Adj 1127 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 34 Data 2.97 91 10.97 95 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.3 2.3 57.4 84.8 17.1 31.4 60 -0.67 0.08 0.64 Lot 58 is a nice, fairly moderate framed bull.

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Hills 357Mag Son A56

Black - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 127 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 72 Hills Tayl M8 7019 Kappes Rendezvous S387 Hills Red Dem Kap 940W, Black, 4 yr 388 day Calf Int. Hills Cat Red Dem 6103SBWDAM: 100, WW 103, YW 106

3/20/2013 BW 95 WW 784 205 Adj 748 205 IN 106 YW 1045 365 Adj 1319 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 109 Scrot 37 Data 3.26 104 10.88 95 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.6 4 71.4 109 15.9 30.5 66.2 -0.56 0.15 0.69 This 357 Mag son puts it all together for the selective buyer.

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Hills 357Mag Son A54

3/20/2013 BW 84 WW 764 205 Adj 741 205 IN 104 YW 1035 365 Adj 1257 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 112 Scrot 35 Data 3.16 97 11.98 104 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.4 0.7 68.8 105.8 15.1 26.1 60.5 -0.61 0.11 0.77

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Hills 357Mag Son A99

Red - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 108 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 57 Hills Tayl M8 7019 Hills Max Start LS 147C Hills Chipp M14 6125S, 7 yr DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills NLC Chip 516E BW 101, WW 98, YW 105

3/28/2013 BW 94 WW 676 205 Adj 649 205 IN 92 YW 918 365 Adj 1180 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 97 Scrot 32 Data 2.46 78 12.71 111 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 9.4 2.8 51.9 79.9 16.2 32 58 -0.76 -0.11 0.86

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Hills 357Mag Son A7

Black - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 132 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 74 Hills Tayl M8 7019 GW Lucky One 154P Hills 687L 154P 7008T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 376 day Calf Int. Hills Max D-10 MM 687K BW 106, WW 101, YW 100

Black - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 119 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 69 Hills Tayl M8 7019 Hills L22 065R T98 Hills N2 T86 9106W, Black, 4 yr 368 day Calf Int. Hills Total Max N2 BWDAM: 105, WW 105, YW 101

3/24/2013 BW 84 WW 744 205 Adj 720 205 IN 102 YW 972 365 Adj 1218 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 34 Data 3.04 97 11.04 97 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11 2.2 68.1 95.7 16.6 31.7 65.7 -0.58 0.02 0.59

A lot of eye appeal in this bull with good EPDs and ratios.

Out of a good cow, Lot 62 has some nice EPDs, especially on the maternal side.

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Hills 357Mag Son A70

Black - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 129 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 70 Hills Tayl M8 7019 GW Mr Maternal 670K Hills Max Shock 670K 370N, 10 yr DAM: 369 day Calf Int. Hills Max Aftershock 05K BW 104, WW 100, YW 104

3/24/2013 BW 92 WW 730 205 Adj 730 205 IN 102 YW 954 365 Adj 1158 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 103 Scrot 34 Data 3.35 103 11.44 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.8 2.5 64.1 96.6 16.5 31.8 63.9 -0.61 0.13 0.64 Lot 63 is out of a good cow with great indexes.

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Hills 357Mag Son A32

Black - Polled - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 121 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 65 Hills Tayl M8 7019 GW Mr Maternal 670K Hills B27 Money 670K 3157N, 10 yr 369 day Calf Int. Hills B21 Money 0158K BWDAM: 100, WW 104, YW 102

3/16/2013 BW 87 WW 736 205 Adj 715 205 IN 100 YW 956 365 Adj 1135 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 35 Data 3.39 104 11.81 102 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.3 2.6 60 89.7 14.9 32.9 62.9 -0.61 0.09 0.7 Lot 64 has nice ultrasound and maternal traits. He indexed well and his dam is a good cow.

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Hills 357Mag Son A77

Black - Scurs - PB SM BDV Shear Force 63S $API 121 Hills 357 Mag W17 $TI 63 Hills Tayl M8 7019 GW Mr Maternal 726L Hills Max D-10 726L 463P, 9 yr DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills Max D-10 031K BW 99, WW 100, YW 93

3/24/2013 BW 90 WW 736 205 Adj 702 205 IN 99 YW 932 365 Adj 1132 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 93 Scrot 34 Data 3.25 104 1034 90 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.5 2.3 57.8 76.8 12.1 26.3 55.2 -0.7 0.05 0.54

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GW Lucky One 065R

PB SIM - Homozygous Black & Polled Lucky One 065R is the top bull in our maternal line of cattle. He will produce great females with good udders and great milk. His sons are moderate framed and thick bodied. These bulls would be a good choice when keeping replacements or when you need above average calving ease. Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.9 13.5 64.62 0.38 90% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 16.4 1.3 44 71.8 20.1 33 55 14.2 13.2 14.9 -0.27 0.41 -0.05 0.52 -0.42 127 65 0.79 0.85 0.83 0.82 0.73 0.73 0.74 0.35 0.16 0.58 0.56 0.76 0.72 0.74 0.05

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Hills Lucky065R AY442

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN GW Lucky One 686K GW Lucky One 065R GW Miss Lucky Charm 144N Connealy Lead On Hills Meaty LeadOn 0204XY, Black, 3 yr DAM: PB AN Frosty Meaty 3028 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 6.04 115 11.54

RIB In 98

3/29/2013 BW 91 WW 678 205 Adj 205 IN YW 938 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 33

This 1/2 blood calf is similar to the two Merit sons earlier in the book. He is a good looking 065R bull. His dam is one of the first calves out of the Angus cows we bought out of Minnesota.

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Hills Lucky065R A72

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Hills Lucky065R A45

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky One 686K $API 125 GW Lucky One 065R $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 144N TI 69 Hills Merit U16 Hills 246P Merit 0131X, Black, 3 yr DAM: Hills E8 246P 7012T BW 92, WW 109, YW 96

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky One 686K $API 120 GW Lucky One 065R $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 144N TI 66 Hills Merit U16 Hills Speed Merit 047X, Black, 3 yr DAM: 379 day Calf Int. Hills 863L Speed 769T BW 100, WW 104, YW 97

This young Merit daughter was the top indexing 3 year old female and has raised an excellent maternal influenced bull here. With a high 205 index, Lot 67 will be a good bull for easy calving and pounds.

It is common to see Merit and 065R paired together. The two bulls compliment each other with growth and calving ease.

3/24/2013 BW 94 WW 748 205 Adj 777 205 IN 109 YW 906 365 Adj 1076 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 96 Scrot 34 Data 2.97 91 11.54 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.1 3 59.1 83.4 17.3 28.4 58 -0.62 0.26 0.63

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Hills Lucky065R A65

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky One 686K $API 137 GW Lucky One 065R $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 144N TI 74 Hills Merit U16 Hills 065R Merit 069X, Black, 3 yr 407 day Calf Int. Hills Cat 065R 754T BWDAM: 104, WW 104, YW 100

3/23/2013 BW 82 WW 676 205 Adj 701 205 IN 98 YW 864 365 Adj 1057 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 34.5 Data 3.88 119 9.93 86 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 15.7 1.5 57.5 84.2 18.3 30.6 59.3 -0.53 0.41 0.4 Amazing calving ease and maternal calving ease on this bull. He also does really well in Marb and IMF.

3/20/2013 BW 84 WW 740 205 Adj 755 205 IN 106 YW 912 365 Adj 1081 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 96 Scrot 36 Data 2.68 82 11.38 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.1 1.8 56.5 79 17.3 29.6 57.8 -0.65 0.13 0.60

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Hills LuckyMan A79

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Hills LuckyMan A26

Black - Polled - PB SM 3/25/2013 PB SM - Homozygous Black When we bought this bull we especially liked GW Lucky Man 644N BW 87 $API 110 his shear force (SHR) EPD but his feedlot calves have performed extremely BDV Lucky Man 115T $ T WW 726 I well across the board. His sons have a nice balance to them and should per63 BDV Parker R90 205 Adj 735 form well and be easy calving. Refe NLC Rolex 102R rence 205 IN 103 Sires Hills K21 Rolex 914W, Black, 4 yr YW 940 DAM: 370 day Calf Int. CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC Hills Strike K21 727 BW 98, WW 105, YW 99 365 Adj 1141 14.1 1.0 45.0 76.1 16.3 29.1 51.5 15.9 13.6 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 0.67 0.80 0.77 0.74 0.55 0.54 0.55 0.19 0.17 Data Scrot 36 2.16 66 11.96 104 CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 17.2 -0.19 0.35 -0.039 0.37 -0.50 125 64 11 2.2 61.1 95.4 17.5 26.4 57 -0.65 -0.09 0.84 0.55 0.51 0.69 0.63 0.66 0.10 This Rolex dam gives this bull a bit more growth potential than the other Lucky Man

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Hills LuckyMan A21

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Man 644N $API 139 BDV Lucky Man 115T $TI 75 BDV Parker R90 NLC Rolex 102R Hills M18 Rolex 991W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 378 day Calf Int. Hills BL Chip M18 493PBW 99, WW 101, YW 100

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Man 644N $API 129 BDV Lucky Man 115T $TI 69 BDV Parker R90 GW Lucky Strike 781K Hills Chip Body LS781K 283M, 11 yr DAM: 367 day Calf Int. Hills Chipp Body 843H BW 103, WW 103, YW 99

Lot 71 is in the top 20% for API and TI. He has a great IMF on a good size Ribeye.

Lot 72 is a white stripe faced bull.

3/6/2013 BW 80 WW 774 205 Adj 728 205 IN 102 YW 990 365 Adj 1138 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 35 Data 4.26 131 11.45 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12 1 56.7 87.5 16.4 27.2 55.5 -0.65 0.46 0.72

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Hills LuckyMan A89

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Man 644N $API 113 BDV Lucky Man 115T $TI 60 BDV Parker R90 NLC Rolex 102R Hills 781 Rolex 7021T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Start 781K 497P BW 104, WW 95, YW 97

3/26/2013 BW 88 WW 702 205 Adj 697 205 IN 98 YW 908 365 Adj 1089 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 97 Scrot 36.5 Data 2.48 76 11.78 102 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.6 1.5 50.3 76.1 17.1 26.1 51.3 -0.72 0.02 0.72

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Hills LuckyMan A50

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Man 644N $API 126 BDV Lucky Man 115T $TI 69 BDV Parker R90 Wendy Power Shamrock LS Hills M13 532R, Black, 8 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills 902JJ BW 98, WW 99, YW 105

3/19/2013 BW 86 WW 674 205 Adj 653 205 IN 92 YW 964 365 Adj 1206 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 108 Scrot 35 Data 3.49 107 10.96 95 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.9 1.5 53.8 93.2 11.1 29.3 56.2 -0.45 0.3 0.41

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3/10/2013 BW 86 WW 742 205 Adj 706 205 IN 99 YW 962 365 Adj 1126 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 37 Data 3.5 107 11.12 96 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.7 0.8 54.1 81.8 16.9 30.6 57.6 -0.53 0.26 0.35

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Hills LuckyMan A67

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Man 644N $API 135 BDV Lucky Man 115T $TI 67 BDV Parker R90 BDV Shear Force 63S Hills K21 BDV Force 921W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 387 day Calf Int. Hills High D K21 799 BW 103, WW 96, YW 102

3/23/2013 BW 85 WW 660 205 Adj 665 205 IN 93 YW 910 365 Adj 1140 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 32 Data 3.54 109 11.13 97 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.6 1.5 49.3 78.5 16.8 29.9 54.5 -0.55 0.32 0.63 Another Lucky Man son that has good EPDs in calving ease, marbling and API.

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GW Lucky Ace 872X

PB SIM - Black & Polled This bull out of the Lucky Cross program from Gateway Simmentals has been an excellent herd bull. His calving ease numbers have improved with a couple calf crops now. The bulls are good looking yearlings that should make long lasting sires. Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 2.85 14.5 64.72 0.4 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 14.6 2.9 62.8 101.4 12.5 18.2 49.6 14.6 34.6 -0.24 0.51 -0.037 0.77 -0.58 150 73 0.49 0.70 0.65 0.60 0.28 0.28 0.29 0.13 0.48 0.38 0.45 0.46 0.42 0.06

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Hills Ace872 A103

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Hills Ace872 A33

Black - Polled - PB SM 3/16/2013 Black - Polled - PB SM 3/31/2013 GW Lucky Ace 076TS GW Lucky Ace 076TS BW 92 BW 88 $API 130 $API 137 GW Lucky Ace 872X GW Lucky Ace 872X $TI 69 $TI 70 WW 814 WW 758 GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P 205 Adj 764 205 Adj 772 Hills Bl Hills K21 S58 GW Lucky Strike 781K 205 IN 108 205 IN 108 Hills 863L S58 918W, Black, 4 yr Hills Power 781K 483P, 9 yr 1030 YW 938 DAM: 370 day Calf Int. DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills Dakota 863L 629S BW 97, WW 102, YW 102 YW Hills R Knight Poser 837BW 102, WW 106, YW 102 365 Adj 1236 365 Adj 1116 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 99 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 35 3.06 97 11.61 101 Scrot 35.5 Data Data 3.4 104 11.56 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11 3.3 64.6 96.3 14.6 23 55.3 -0.64 0.23 0.83 11.1 1.9 61.8 89.2 15.2 25.2 56.1 -0.59 0.29 0.62 There is a lot of early growth in this younger bull. Out of a good 9 year old cow, Lot 76 has some nice maternal traits.

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This Ace 872 son has a very consistent set of EPDS and ratios. He doesn’t sway to far on the maternal or the growth side.

Hills Ace872 A102

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 141 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 66 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills G21 L513 716T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 500 day Calf Int. Hills Power G21 0122K BW 104, WW 104, YW 96

3/31/2013 BW 92 WW 732 205 Adj 752 205 IN N/A YW 946 365 Adj 1141 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 0 32 Data 2.24 N/A 11.06 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.4 2 57.5 84.7 15.4 24 52.7 -0.7 0.22 0.90 Excellent API on this bull. He shows more calving ease potential from his dam’s pedigree than the other Ace 872 sons.

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Hills Ace872 A116

Black - Scurs - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 132 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 71 Hills Top Notch K21 HRS Start K7 K21 8132U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 374 day Calf Int. Hills Start K7 445 BW 98, WW 103, YW 102

3/21/2013 BW 94 WW 796 205 Adj 782 205 IN 110 YW 1000 365 Adj 1170 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 104 37 Data 3.53 N/A 11.09 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.3 3.7 68.6 98.5 15.2 22.1 56.4 -0.59 0.26 0.71

This bull would have indexed well on the IMF but his weaning data was missed at first so he had fallen out of his contemporary group.

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Hills Ace872 A28

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 138 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 70 Hills Top Gun N2 Hills H18 N2 710T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills Total H18 114L BW 98, WW 101, YW 99

3/12/2013 BW 95 WW 800 205 Adj 727 205 IN 103 YW 1025 365 Adj 1220 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 100 Scrot 29.5 Data 2.81 89 12.55 110 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.6 3 65 94.9 16.4 21.3 53.8 -0.66 0.27 0.95

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Hills Ace872 A27

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 134 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 66 SSF Red Demetrius L513 Hills J5 L513 776T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 368 day Calf Int. Hills Power J5 Beef 103L BW 97, WW 103, YW 99

3/11/2013 BW 93 WW 772 205 Adj 726 205 IN 102 YW 970 365 Adj 1103 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 98 Scrot 37 Data 2.95 90 10.73 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.2 2.6 61.4 90.7 15.1 19.4 50.1 -0.62 0.16 0.68

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Hills Ace872 A4

3/17/2013 BW 89 WW 740 205 Adj 711 205 IN 100 YW 948 365 Adj 1107 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 99 Scrot 32 Data 3.7 113 11.83 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.7 2.3 58.7 89.1 14 20.4 49.8 -0.75 0.30 1.03

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Hills Ace872 A80

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 134 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 71 Hills Top Hand M8 Hills Mr M057 M8 773T, Black, 6 yr 372 day Calf Int. Hills H18 MrM 306N BWDAM: 102, WW 104, YW 101

3/26/2013 BW 94 WW 726 205 Adj 721 205 IN 101 YW 942 365 Adj 1132 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 34 Data 3.51 108 9.78 85 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.1 3.1 63.7 94.8 13.3 26.5 58.3 -0.62 0.33 0.6 A lot of Maternal value in this bull. He is out of an exceptional cow

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Hills Ace872 A106

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 136 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 68 NLC Rolex 102R Hills M18 Rolex 789T, Black, 6 yr DAM: 370 day Calf Int. Hills Start M18 4006 BW 100, WW 98, YW 104

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 128 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 66 WCS Speedway 583R HRS G21 N5 Speed 856U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills Power G21 N5 BW 97, WW 104, YW 101

This pairing has put some great carcass EPDs together. Rolex has great YG & REA and when you put him with Lucky Ace, he brings in the marbling factor.

On the dam’s side, we found that Speedway daughters had a lot of milking ability.

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Hills Ace872 A53

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 142 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 74 WS Scribe F17S Hills N2 Scribe 901W, Black, 4 yr DAM: 371 day Calf Int. Hills H18 N2 710T BW 93, WW 101, YW 102

3/20/2013 BW 88 WW 724 205 Adj 691 205 IN 98 YW 986 365 Adj 1264 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 104 Scrot 34 Data 3.73 119 11.78 103 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.6 2.6 66.2 101 14.2 19.9 53 -0.58 0.41 0.84 Nice ultrasound and API on this bull.

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Hills Ace872 A20

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 147 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 70 Nichols Legacy G151 Hills 726L Legacy 610S, Black, 7 yr DAM: 367 day Calf Int. Hills Max D10 726L 463 BW 104, WW 97, YW 95

3/2/2013 BW 84 WW 758 205 Adj 689 205 IN 97 YW 956 365 Adj 1067 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 95 Scrot 35 Data 4.1 126 12.39 107 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 13.4 1 52.3 69.4 12.1 20.5 46.7 -0.74 0.46 0.88

3/31/2013 BW 98 WW 984 205 Adj 698 205 IN 98 YW 858 365 Adj 1029 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 92 Scrot 32.5 Data 3.66 112 10.66 92 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.8 3.9 55.3 79.6 10.8 24 51.7 -0.65 0.37 0.66

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Hills Ace872 A100

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Hills Ace872 A41

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 142 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 69 JR Protecter R8 Hills 781K Prote 753T, Black, 6 yr 378 day Calf Int. Hills Herc D-10 LS 781KBWDAM: 101, WW 100, YW 100

3/29/2013 BW 89 WW 710 205 Adj 684 205 IN 97 YW 898 365 Adj 1096 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 90 Scrot 33 Data 3.51 112 11.02 96 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12 1.7 55.2 79.2 13.4 20.5 48.1 -0.63 0.42 0.68

Black - Polled - PB SM GW Lucky Ace 076TS $API 135 GW Lucky Ace 872X $ GW Miss Lucky Charm 940P TI 65 JR Clyde R9 HRS Chip G21 Clyde 8120U, Black, 5 yr DAM: 361 day Calf Int. Hills Chip G21 0124K BW 102, WW 98, YW 92

3/17/2013 BW 95 WW 660 205 Adj 639 205 IN 90 YW 864 365 Adj 1027 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 92 Scrot 32 Data 3.55 109 12.63 110 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.7 2.7 53.9 77.8 13.4 21.2 48.1 -0.78 0.29 1.03

This bull has some amazing carcass EPDs. It is common to see with these bulls that don’t Strong carcass data and calving ease out of this Ace 872 son. have the really high growth. They will do well in the carcass and the feedlot.

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Bon View New Design 1407

PB SIM - Homozygous Black & Polled This bull puts some powerful percentage bulls on the ground. His calves have great growth and do well in the feedlot. We feel his calving ease is not as good as the EPD looks but it is still very good. We will have moderate problems calving with this bull but they are easy pulls and not very common. Harvest Data for 2012 Born Calves Yield Grade Ribeye % Retail Product Back Fat Choice 4.3 13.0 57.83 0.71 100% CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 18.6 -3.1 50.7 95.8 10.8 32.5 57.8 10.2 23.3 -0.12 1.23 0.008 0.62 -0.74 175 81 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.61 0.61 0.61 0.87 0.88 0.87 0.26

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY403

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 $API 160 Bon View New Design 1407 $TI 86 Bon View Pride 664 BDV Dakota 44U Hills Force Dakota 151Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: HRS Tail M8 Force 813UBW 104, WW 107, YW 102

2/6/2013 BW 90 WW 754 205 Adj 767 205 IN 107 YW 1080 365 Adj 1191 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 38 Data 4.68 124 11.7 99 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 14.2 -0.2 66.8 107.3 9.8 29.9 63.3 -0.56 0.77 0.81 This bull has a lot of growth potential in his pedigree and really great EPDs. His IMF is also one of the best for 1407 sons.

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY404

2/7/2013 BW 83 WW 732 205 Adj 748 205 IN 104 YW 1090 365 Adj 1215 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 104 Scrot 35 Data 3.8 101 11.52 98 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 16.7 -1.5 55.3 96.8 15 32.8 60.4 -0.57 0.71 0.57

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY401

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 170 $TI 80 Bon View Pride 664 GW Lucky One 065R Hills K21 065R 195Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills Copn K21 736 BW 111, WW 104, YW 104

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 168 $TI 78 Bon View Pride 664 BDV Lucky Man 115T Hills L781 Lman 113Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills H18 L781 320N BW 115, WW 100, YW 99

This bull is out of a 065R dam with great ratios. Smaller birth weight and still a lot of growth.

1407 and Lucky Man put some good carcass EPDs together in this bull.

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY405

2/7/2013 BW 82 WW 698 205 Adj 716 205 IN 100 YW 988 365 Adj 1092 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 93 Scrot 35 Data 2.88 76 11.82 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 17.2 -2 51.1 82 13.4 32.5 58 -0.64 0.51 0.71

2/2/2013 BW 79 WW 714 205 Adj 718 205 IN 100 YW 1055 365 Adj 1162 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 99 Scrot 32.5 Data 3.66 97 13.44 114 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 17.1 -2.3 52.9 90.7 14 30.4 56.9 -0.51 0.67 0.79

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY426

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 159 $TI 73 Bon View Pride 664 GW Lucky One 065R Hills M8 065R 158Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills Bl Cat M8 7016 BW 112, WW 100, YW 93

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 150 $TI 79 Bon View Pride 664 HRS M8 Bettis U7 Hills Density Bet 152Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: GW Miss High Density 143 BW 96, WW 100, YW 101

2/18/2013 BW 97 WW 666 205 Adj 714 205 IN 100 YW 1020 365 Adj 1176 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 33 Data 3.47 92 11.9 101 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 15.4 0 65.6 102.6 9.3 24.5 57.3 -0.54 0.54 0.57

Lot 92 is a good calving ease bull out of a 065R dam.

Excellent weaning and yearling EPDs on this bull and his dam’s side has good growth.

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY417

2/12/2013 BW 98 WW 668 205 Adj 704 205 IN 98 YW 1040 365 Adj 1190 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 33 Data 3.66 97 11 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 12.7 0.9 56.9 93.3 14.6 29.8 58.2 -0.46 0.56 0.49

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Hills NewDesign1407 AY406

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 146 $TI 73 Bon View Pride 664 Hills L222 065R T98 Hills K21 065R 1137Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills K21 Lbuck 54R BW 95, WW 98, YW 102

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 Bon View New Design 1407 $API 172 $TI 77 Bon View Pride 664 GW Lucky One 065R Hills 781L 065R 12Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills Clay Cat 781K BW 106, WW 97, YW 94

Lot 94 has more maternal type breeding on this dam’s side and it shows in this EPDs.

Set up to be a good calving ease bull, Lot 95 has an API in the top 5% and great maternal EPDs.

G A R Predestined

2/7/2013 BW 88 WW 678 205 Adj 698 205 IN 97 YW 990 365 Adj 1104 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 35 Data 4.48 119 10.42 88 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 15.8 -1.3 44.4 74 15.5 33.5 55.7 -0.53 0.86 0.42

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Hills Predestined AY424

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 2/17/2013 PB AN - Homozygous Black & Polled This is a high growth Angus bull. B/R New Design 036 BW 98 We like his 1/2 blood sons for their size and that they can stand up against G A R Predestined $API 152 WW 730 the Bon View 1407 calves. Predestined is a 1/2 brother to 1407. As you $TI 89 G A R Ext 4206 205 Adj 772 may have heard 1047 and Predestined tested as carriers for DD. Refe Hills 44 Mag W15 205 IN 108 r Sireesnce Hills S58 44Mag 106Y, Black, 2 yr YW 1100 DAM: Hills 863L S58 967W BW 95, WW CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC 108, YW 107 365 Adj 1255 8.7 0.3 63 113 6.6 27.8 59.2 12.7 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 107 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.94 0.94 0.94 0.72 Data Scrot 37.5 4.39 116 12.18 103 CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 38.3 0.05 1.62 0.045 0.57 -0.22 160 92 9.6 2.3 70.5 114.1 8.7 28.6 63.9 -0.40 0.97 0.66 0.61 0.60 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.09 This is an impressive bull on paper and when you see him. His indexes and EPDs are

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some of the best of the hybrid bulls out of Angus sires.

Hills Predestined AY429

2/18/2013 BW 95 WW 712 205 Adj 760 205 IN 106 YW 1055 365 Adj 1207 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 103 Scrot 38 Data 2.78 74 11 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 10.3 1.9 75.8 118.2 9.4 23.8 61.7 -0.37 0.58 0.62

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Hills Predestined AY412

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 G A R Predestined $API 137 $TI 82 G A R Ext 4206 Hills Merit U16 Hills Rolex Merit 185Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: HRS Cat Rdem Rolex 829U BW 99, WW 106, YW 103

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 G A R Predestined $API 138 $TI 82 G A R Ext 4206 BDV Dakota 44U Hills Force Dakota 142Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: HRS Rdem Force 8151UBW 91, WW 105, YW 101

A very sound bull with good EPDs and performance numbers. I would like to improve his ultrasound data.

I like the consistency in Predestined’s bulls. Their indexes and EPDs show steady growth and performance.

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Hills Predestined AY438

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 G A R Predestined $API 149 $TI 82 G A R Ext 4206 Hills L22 065R T98 Hills 781L T98 120Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills Cat Strike 781K 316BW 105, WW 103, YW 102

3/6/2013 BW 89 WW 650 205 Adj 740 205 IN 103 YW 998 365 Adj 1194 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 102 Scrot 36 Data 3.94 104 11.75 100 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 9.4 0.3 64.3 103.5 12.6 28.4 60.5 -0.41 0.77 0.49 Similar breeding to Lot 94, this bull will put a little more weight on the calves with Predestined as his sire.

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2/10/2013 BW 102 WW 730 205 Adj 755 205 IN 105 YW 1060 365 Adj 1185 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 101 Scrot 34.5 Data 3.64 96 12.27 104 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 8.4 2.6 68.8 111 9.3 24.7 59.1 -0.41 0.77 0.75


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Lot 100

Hills Predestined AY402

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 G A R Predestined $API 152 $TI 88 G A R Ext 4206 NLC Rolex 102R Hills Hummer Rolex 1129Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills M8 Hummer 703TBW 108, WW 101, YW 108

2/8/2013 BW 86 WW 698 205 Adj 722 205 IN 101 YW 1110 365 Adj 1261 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 108 Scrot 37.5 Data 3.99 106 11.93 101 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 9.4 0.9 71.4 123.3 11.9 25.1 60.8 -0.50 0.81 0.87 This bull will make some high growth calves with exceptional YG, Marb, and REA. This young Rolex dam combined with Predestined put some wonderful EPDs together.

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Hills Predestined AY432

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 $API 153 G A R Predestined $TI 80 G A R Ext 4206 Hills L22 065R T98 Hills 781L T98 174Y, Black, 2 yr DAM: Hills Start 781K 497P BW 103, WW 101, YW 94

2/19/2013 BW 91 WW 674 205 Adj 725 205 IN 101 YW 964 365 Adj 1101 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 94 Scrot 35 Data 4.61 122 11.01 93 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 8.8 0.5 55.2 81.2 13.1 29 56.6 -0.45 0.92 0.40 Great IMF on this bull. His marbling EPD is firmly in the top 1%.

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Hills Predestined AY415

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN B/R New Design 036 G A R Predestined $API $TI G A R Ext 4206 Hills Bl Hills K21 S58 Hills RedDem S58 1100GY, Black, 2 yr Hills Beef RedDem 503R DAM: PB SM Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 5.55 105 11.23

RIB In 96

2/11/2013 BW 91 WW 722 205 Adj 205 IN YW 1030 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 36

Please note this bull’s IMF is higher that Lot 101’s number but a lower ratio. The commercial bulls were in their own group and all did extremely well on their IMF. You can see that Angus influence in these bulls.

These two bulls may have been bred by our neighbors Angus bull. We are trying to get the parentage verified for both bulls. We put both bulls in the catalog with the sire we thought they were bred by. We based that on the look of the bulls. Lot 104 has a more Angus look with short ears and face. Lot 105 has a more Simmental look. As soon as we hear we will put any updates on the two bulls on the website. Both are really good looking bulls that weighted up well at weaning and should make great calves.

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Hills AY443

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN

3/2/2013 BW 91 Angus Bull $API WW 904 $TI 205 Adj 837 GW Lucky One 065R 205 IN 117 Hills M8 065R 9139W, Black, 4 yr YW 1085 DAM: 373 day Calf Int. Hills Axel Power M8 BW 98, WW 114, YW 105 365 Adj 1180 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN 105 Scrot 35 Data 2.7 83 11.76 102 CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA

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Lot 105 Hills AY444

Black - Polled - PB SM

3/1/2013 BW 95 Hills 22 Mag X13 $API 122 WW 884 $TI 70 205 Adj 853 Hills Van 726L N2 S37 205 IN 111 Lisa N5 S37 L91W, Black, 4 yr YW 1090 349 day Calf Int. Lisa D-10 G21 N5 5079RLDAM: BW 96, WW 103 365 Adj 1195 Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN N/A 35 Data 3.3 N/A 13.07 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA 11.8 3.1 72.8 104 14.5 29.4 65.8 -0.73 -0.02 1.04

This is a very impressive bull to look at. We are having his sire verified and are hoping to Lisa’s bull was easy to spot at weaning. Very thick bodied and heavy muscled, Lot 105 have those results by sale time. We will post those results on the website as soon as we combines a great phenotype with even better numbers across the board. get them. He is the top weaning bull in the sale and his dam has the highest WW ratio. He will also need to have his sire verified.

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Refe r Sireesnce

VDAR Cedar Wind 8111 A A R Ten X 7008 SA

PB AN - Homozygous Black & Polled The EPDs below are AAA EPDs and should not be compared to any other bull in the sale. He is said to be a well structured bull with good feet and legs. He also his a “high conception” sire. CEd +17 .35 CW +22 .12

BW -2.4 .40 YG

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WW YW CEM Milk MWW Stay DOC +51 +88 +13 +24 +24 .31 .34 .08 .15 .23 Marb FAT RE $W $F $G $B +0.07 +.021 +0.22 +42.07 +29.88 +10.62 +44.89 .27 .20 .20

Hills CedarWind AY421

PB AN - Black & Polled This well known AI sire has an amazing set of EPDs and make him a well used sire. Ten X calves are heavy weaning and solid looking cattle. The replacement females may get a bit big for some cattlemen. The three bulls in this year’s sale are purebred Angus bulls out of commercial 1st-calf heifers. These EPDs are calculated in the ASA. CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW Stay DOC 17.1 -2.9 74.2 149.9 9 29.7 66.7 12.8 0.76 0.80 0.76 0.75 0.49 0.53 0.55 0.33 CW YG Marb BF REA SHR API TI 56 -0.04 1.44 0.004 0.76 -0.26 186 101 0.33 0.55 0.49 0.63 0.63 0.58 0.01

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Hills CedarWind AY407

Black - Scurs - 1/4 SM 1/2 AN 1/4 CS 2/7/2013 Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN 2/16/2013 Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V BW 96 BW 80 V D A R Cedar Wind 8111 V D A R Cedar Wind 8111 $API 80 WW $API WW 732 670 $TI 48 $TI V D A R Chloe 9727 V D A R Chloe 9727 205 Adj 205 Adj Hills L22 065R T98 205 IN 205 IN Commercial Cow 158GY, Black, 2 yr Hills J77 065R 1112Y, Black, 2 yr 1110 YW 1000 Commercial Cow 702GT DAM: AN & SM - Mix YW Hills Clay5 J77 118L DAM: PB SM 365 Adj 365 Adj Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN Scrot 36 4.92 93 11.50 98 36 Data Data 2.96 N/A 9.56 N/A Scrot CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW YG Marb REA Lot 107 is a very nice looking bull with great growth and ultrasound data. 6.3 2.5 53.2 66.9 8.9 24.6 51.2 -0.33 -0.11 0.52 This bull‘s EPDs are only calculated on the dam’s side. Cedar Wind is not in the ASA database yet. Based on his sire’s AAA EPDs, I would say his CE, BW, WW, YW, MCE, and Milk EPDs would improve with the addition of the sire’s numbers.

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Lot 107

Kassube TenX AY433

Black - Polled - PB AN Mytty in Focus A A R Ten X 7008 S A A A R Lady Kelton 5551

$API $TI

Commercial Cow L103Y, Black, 2 yr

DAM: Com Angus

Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 5.99 114 11.80

RIB In 100

2/20/2013 BW 83 WW 714 205 Adj 205 IN YW 1125 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 33

This is a good looking Angus bull. Ten X puts a lot of growth into his calves and you can tell with this bull. All three bulls did well on the ultra-sound. They all marbled choice with nice size ribeyes.

Lot 108

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Kassube TenX AY434

Black - Polled - PB AN Mytty in Focus A A R Ten X 7008 S A A A R Lady Kelton 5551

$API $TI

Commercial Cow L101Y, Black, 2 yr

DAM: Com Angus

Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 5.61 106 11.06

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RIB In 94

2/23/2013 BW 87 WW 636 205 Adj 205 IN YW 1015 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 32

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Kassube TenX AY437

Black - Polled - PB AN Mytty in Focus A A R Ten X 7008 S A A A R Lady Kelton 5551

$API $TI

Commercial Cow L100Y, Black, 2 yr

DAM: Com Angus

Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 5.37 102 12.30 This bull has a small white stripe on this face.

RIB In 105

2/27/2013 BW 81 WW 646 205 Adj 205 IN YW 1000 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 35

Lot 110

111 Hills 1407Son419 AY413 Lot 111

Black - Polled - 1/4 SM 1/4 AN 1/2 CS 2/10/2013 Bon View New Design 1407 BW 84 Hills NewDesign1407 YY419 $API WW 704 $TI Hills K21 065R 945W 205 Adj 205 IN Commercial Cow 157GY, Black, 2 yr 1070 Commercial Cow 710GT DAM: AN & SM - Mix YW 365 Adj Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj RIB In 365 IN Scrot 32 Data 4.44 84 13.00 111

This sire was the top selling bull in our 2011 sale. We retained semen on this bull to use on our heifers. He is proving to be a easy calving bull that maintains good wean weights.

112 Hills 1407Son419 AY428

Black - Scurs - 1/2 SM 1/4 AN 1/4 CS Bon View New Design 1407 Hills NewDesign1407 YY419 $API $TI Hills K21 065R 945W BDV Shear Force 63S Hills ShearForce 116GY, Black, 2 yr Commercial Cow 863GUDAM: 1/2 SM & AN - Mix Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 4.76 90 11.42

RIB In 97

2/15/2013 BW 85 WW 694 205 Adj 205 IN YW 968 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 34

An other bull out of the same sire. The EPDs on these bulls would be very good based on the their sire’s numbers.

113 Hills 1407Son402 AY419

Black - Polled - 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Bon View New Design 1407 Hills NewDesign1407 YY402 $API $TI Hills 863L M8 946W BVD Shear Force 63S Hills ShearForce 118GY, Black, 2 yr Commercial Cow 856GUDAM: 1/2 SM An - Mix Ultrasound IMF Adj IMF In RIB Adj Data 4.78 91 11.95

RIB In 102

Lot 112

2/15/2013 BW 95 WW 712 205 Adj 205 IN YW 1030 365 Adj 365 IN Scrot 35.5

The sire for Lot 113 was also in our 2011 sale and we again retained some semen. YY402 was one of the best EPD and indexing bulls in the sale that year.

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EPD TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS Breed averages can be used as a benchmark to determine where an animal ranks within the breed as well as whether or not an animal’s offspring will be suitable for a given set of environmental conditions. Calving Ease (CE): The average difference of unassisted births when used on heifers. A higher value indicates greater calving ease. Birth Weight (BW): Predicts the average difference in an animal’s offspring. Expressed in pounds of birth weight. Used primarily as an indicator of calving ease. Weaning Weight (WW): Predicts the average difference in an animal’s offspring. Expressed in pound at weaning. Does not account for variance in WW that are due to milk. Yearling Weight (YW): Predicts the average difference in an animal’s progeny. Expressed in pounds at one year of age. Maternal Calving Ease (MCE): The average ease of a bull’s first-calving daughters compared to daughters of a different sire. Milk (MILK): Expressed as pounds of calf weaned and reflect the avg. difference due to the milking ability of a bull’s daughters. Maternal Weaning Weight (MWW): Expressed as pounds of calf weaned. Account for avg. differences from both WW direct as well as from milk, and measure a sire’s ability to transmit milk production and growth rate through his daughters. CARCASS EPDs Carcass Weight (CW): Estimate average differences in carcass weight at a given age endpoint. Yield Grade (YG): In an effort to apply the same scale the industry uses in quantifying meat yield Percent Retail Cuts EPD is now expressed as an YG EPD. As with all EPDs, YG EPD is expressed as a deviation. Unlike its predecessor, however, negative values are desirable. To use it, keep in mind that it is in yield grade units. Therefore, lower is better. For example, a bull with a .33 YG EPD would be expected to sire offspring that are a 1/3 of a yield grade better (lower) than a 0.0 YG EPD bull. If bulls with a zero EPD for Yield Grade sired an average yield of 3.0 in a particular environment and management system, offspring of a -.33 bull would be expected to have an average yield grade of 2.67 (1/3 of a yield grade better/lower). Marbling (MARB): The average difference in USDA Quality Grade in a bull’s progeny at a given endpoint. A numerical marbling score where one point equals one USDA marbling score. Ribeye Area (RIB): The average difference in ribeye area in a bull’s progeny at a given endpoint. All-Purpose Index (API): Dollars per cow exposed under an all-purpose-sire Ultra-sound Data Table scenario. Evaluates sires for use on the entire cow herd (bred to both Angus IMF Quality Marbling Degree Marbling first-calf heifers and mature cows) with the portion of their daughters required Grade Score 2.3 - 3.0 Select Slight 0 - 40 4.0 - 4.4 to maintain herd size retained and the remaining heifers and steers put on feed and sold grade and yield. 3.1 - 3.9 Select + Slight 50 - 90 4.5 - 4.9 Terminal Index (TI): Dollars per cow exposed under a terminal-sire scenario. 4.0 - 5.7 Choice Small 0 - 90 5.0 - 5.9 Evaluates sire for use on mature Angus cows all offspring put on feed and sold 5.8 - 7.6 Choice Modest 0 - 90 6.0 - 6.9 grade and yield. 7.7 - 9.7 Choice + Moderate 0 - 90 7.0 - 7.9 9.9 - 12.1 Prime - Slightly Ab 0 - 90 8.0 - 8.9 12.3 + Prime Moderately Ab 0+ 9.0 +

Using API and TI: First, determine which index to use; if you are keeping replacements use API, if not, use TI. Then, just as with EPDs, zero in on the unit difference between bulls. The difference can be used to determine how much a bull is worth in compared to another.

Important disclaimer: DO NOT compare index values for purebreds of different breeds, hybrids of different breed compositions or purebreds with hybrids - our system (ASA system) was not developed to make valid comparisons among these groups. Therefore, you must first determine the breed and breed composition appropriate to your herd and use index values to compare animals within that population.

(Simtalk, Volume 18 Number 2. March 2010)

Pictures left to right: - 2013 Montana State Fair crew - 1st branding of the year - the Home Place early Spring - Mark and Luke working cows

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Scrotal Measurement Table

- Tom branding - Matt bringing up heifers - branding crew - Tom & Kathy

Months of age 12-14 15-20 21-30 30 + Scrotal cm 35 37 39 40 Excellent 30-35 31-37 32-39 33-40 Good < 30 < 31 < 32 <33 Poor The bulls were measured around January 258th. They are all fertility tested and guaranteed for the first breeding season. The measurements are not adjusted.


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