Page 1

71 Registered, Performance Tested Coming 2-year-old Bulls x x x

42 DRI Black Angus Bulls 29 KCC 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls

Spring Delivery Available

60 Bred Commercial Replacement Females to calve Spring 2013 x x x

100% Home raised, true Top-of-our-Herd Synchronized & AI’d to proven sires

Calve-out Available with our exclusive Live Calf Guarantee!

Watch for videos of ALL lots online!

www.KCattle.com

www.DowneyRanch.com


Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 @ 12:30 CST At the

Downey Ranch Headquarters Wamego, KS & online at DVAuction.com Our famous beef brisket lunch & homemade desserts available at 11:00 For More Information: Kniebel Cattle Co. Downey Ranch

Websites

(videos, updated info):

www.DowneyRanch.com

DOWNEY RANCH, Inc.

Offering: 71 Coming 2 year old Bulls x

42 Black Angus

x

29 100% 1A Red Angus

x

Bull wintering program available, prices held at last year’s levels.

60 Bred Commercial Heifers x

30 Angus & Angus X

x

30 RA, An & Baldies Black & Red

x

Available with our exclusive Live Calf Guarantee! Prices held at last year’s levels.

A detailed map with a small detour is on page 3. There will be plenty of signs to guide you on sale day! There’s also a larger map available on the website for download. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.

2

(785)349-2821 (785)456-8160

&

www.KCattle.com

Auctioneer: Doak Lambert Office 972-471-1233, Mobile 972-839-6485

Publications represented: Angus Journal, Matt Caldwell (816)390-6602 High Plains Journal, Guy Peverley (785)456-9911 Kansas Stockman, Andrew Sylvester (785)456-4352 (no RAAA rep this year due to National Convention)

Sale Day Phones: Land: (785)456-8160 and (785)456-8186 Cells: (785)556-8161 Joe, (785) 556-8160 Barb, (620)767-2181 Kevin, (620)767-2180 Mary Ann

Terms & Conditions: 1/2 semen interest may be retained on any bull. All purchases are to be settled for sale day unless prior arrangements have been made. The cattle sell under the standard terms and conditions for production sales as adopted by the AAA.

Trucking: A $50 discount will be given per bull or group of heifers picked up on sale day. We will deliver all bull lots over $3500 or volume bull purchases (3 or more) for free within a 300 mile radius. Other deliveries will be at cost. Heifers retained for calving delivered at cost.

Motel Accommodations: Simmer Motel—US Hwy 24, Wamego (785)456-2304 Wamego Inn—US Hwy 24, Wamego (785)458-8888 Super 8—200 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan (785)537-8468 Fairfield Inn—300 Colorado St. Manhattan (785)539-2400


Wamego Manhattan—Ignore detour signs here.

There are DETOURS in 2012. Please check the map!

The road is closed on past our turn off. Road K-18

1 mile

K-177

Closed

3/4 mile 3/4 mile

K-18 K-99

Ol d

4.5 miles

Wabaunsee Rd. ~ 5 miles

Lines Rd. 2 miles

9 K-9

Driving Directions: x From Manhattan (unchanged) —(Ignore detour signs) Take K-18 east ~12 miles to mile marker 204, Wabaunsee Rd. Go south 1/4 mile to headquarters on east side of road. x From Wamego (affected by detour) —Take K-99 South about 4.5 miles to Old K-99 (rock road). Go west ~2.2 miles on Lines Rd. to Wabaunsee Rd. Go north 1 mile to headquarters on east side of road. x I-70 coming from KC (affected by detour) —I-70 west to K-99 exit. Go north 4.5 miles to Old K-99 (rock road). Go west ~ 2.2 miles to Wabaunsee Rd. Go north 1 mile to headquarters on east side of road. x I-70 coming from West (unchanged) —I-70 to Wabaunsee Rd. exit #324. Go north ~ 6 miles to ranch headquarters on east side of road.

I-70 Exit 313, K-177

Exit 324

Exit 328, K-99

Back by popular demand: Bulls Will Sell in Catalog Order!!!! In order to make life easier for you, we are going to sell bulls in the same order they’re printed in the catalog. Please do not read anything into the sale order itself. The order is dependent on who would pen with whom (and not fight!) and how the bulls fit on a page with any available pictures. It is not meant to imply that any one bull is better than another! Heifers will NOT go through the ring. They’ll be penned on site but sell by video. We are pleased to again broadcast the Kniebel Cattle Co. and Downey Ranch, Inc. Production Sale “live” over the Internet. AGAIN THIS YEAR: Proxy Bidding Available. This means you can put in your maximum bid ahead of the sale at your convenience. Then on sale day, the computer bids for you. NO ONE, not even DVAuction, knows what that your max is. If something happens to your connection or you can’t be in front of the computer, your bidding still gets done for you. Example—You put in a proxy for $5000 on Lot 12. An opposing bidder drops out at $3700. You own Lot 12 for $3800. First Time Users: 1. Visit the DVAuction web site at www.dvauction.com 2. Click on the Register Tab. 3. Complete Registration and Apply to bid at the Kniebel and Downey Production Sale. DVAuction will contact your bank to verify information. DVAuction will then contact you to let you know that you have been approved to bid and buy at the sale “live” from your computer at home. After the sale: 1. Contact Kniebel and Downey to make arrangements for payment. 2. Contact Kniebel and Downey for delivery or pickup of your purchases. Note: You must have high speed internet access (DSL, T-1, or Broadband) to be able to bid during the sale. Any questions: Contact Dan with DVAuction at (402)-649-3172 or e-mail: dbroz@dvauction.com Or contact Tami with DVAuction at (308) 870-3661 or e-mail: tmcintosh@dvauction.com We recommend that you register by Oct. 31, 2012 for on-line bidding. Every attempt will be made to complete your application even if it is on sale day. Questions? Call us or DV Auction for more information.

Not comfortable with the internet or afraid you’ll be busy in the field? We have purchased many bulls for customers sight-unseen and got them for less than the prearranged limit with 100% satisfaction. We’ll discuss your needs, figure out the best purchasing system and match up the bulls that will suit you best. Just visit with us before the sale and we’ll work together to find the best option for you. At the end of the day, we’re not happy until you’re happy.

3


Welcome to our 10th Annual Sale!

Last but not least, we’ve had the joy of watching our kids become important parts of the operations in the last 10 years. Working during

We can hardly believe this year marks the milestone of our 10th production sale. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to have

the year with all sorts of cattle chores, spending hours on tractors, and playing an integral part in all facets of the production sale, these young

earned your business through the years.

people have grown from kids into accomplished

Sometimes it seems like just yesterday and sometimes it seems like we’ve been doing this forever. No matter; it’s been a great ride, or we wouldn’t be doing it.

young adults. Who knows? 10 years from now, they may be holding the reins at our 20th sale! Enough of the sentimental stuff; on to the cattle!

Both families believe in working hard towards our goals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at the same time. That’s a big reason our families work together. We enjoy the synergy, the friendship and the camaraderie! So maybe standing in the cold, ultrasounding, weighing and sorting bulls isn’t exactly fun to most people, but at the end of the day, we’ve joked, laughed and accomplished some important

We’ve worked hard to bring you another top offering. All the bulls are tested FREE of all known genetic defects. We’ve brought a set of bulls and heifers that represent disciplined breeding programs very much grounded in the “real world.” Since both operations have large commercial cow herds, we know exactly what you’re looking for because that’s what we’re looking for too. Nothing like having a little skin in the game to ensure you really understand

tasks.

your customers’ needs.

You don’t make it 10 years without a lot of help. Though retired, Barb’s dad Joe, who started Downey Ranch with Sherry, still comes to work everyday, pitching in and serving as a steady guiding hand on the rudder while allowing Barb & Joe to set their own course. Kevin & Chuck’s dad Charles, as patriarch of Kniebel Farms, still puts in a full day on the same ranch where he was born. Kenny & Mary Gilsdorf (Mary Ann’s folks) and Bill & Diane Carpenter (Joe’s parents)

We look forward to serving all our returning customers and earning the business of our new customers too. As per your request, bulls will still come through the ring like always, but heifers will sell through a video display. We will continue to pen & display the heifers on site, just like always. If there is anything we can do to make your experience better, please do not hesitate to call us.

help out too. Sale cakes, jelly, fix-it tasks,

We’re grateful for this chance to earn your

errands, clean-up crew; you name it, they do it!

business. When we say, “We’re not happy until

Finally, Abe Shanholtzer, herdsman at DRI, is an

YOU’RE happy,” we mean it.

honest, hard-working and dedicated part of operations and DRI would be lost without him.

Kevin & Mary Ann Kniebel Chuck & Kim Kniebel

2008 BIF Commercial Producer of the Year

-Joe Carpenter & Barb Downey

2010 BIF Commercial Producer of the Year


Live Calf Guarantee Calving heifers: * Don’t like to?! * Don’t want to?! * Hate snowstorms?!

* Don’t have time to?!

For a fee, we will keep them and calve them out. After your last heifer calves, we will deliver pairs to you. In the unlikely event that we should lose a calf, we will offer a like replacement. If a suitable replacement is unavailable, we will offer a full refund (purchase price + calve out fee). Please note: we can not offer live calf guarantees on heifers taken home to calve.

-Calve out fee with live-calf guarantee: $275/head,

due sale day.

Example: You purchase a pen of 3 heifers and elect to have us calve them out. You pay gavel price plus $825 on sale day. Pairs will be available after the last heifer has calved.

Trucking arrangements will be handled individually at cost.

We know it’s hard to remember precipitation, but think back to 2009-’10 & 2010-’11!

Bull Wintering Program Don’t need your bull until spring? If you elect to, we will keep your new bull purchase until April 15. Fees for this service are designed to cover “room & board” along with insurance (4% of purchase price) to protect your valuable investment. Trucking follows policy on P. 2. Should the bull not be serviceable on April 15, we will replace the bull with one of like kind & quality. If a suitable replacement is not available, we will refund purchase price + “room & board” fee.

-Bull Wintering Program: $300 + 4% of purchase price,

due sale day.

Example: You purchase 1 bull at $3500. You pay $3500 + $300 + $140 = $3940 due sale day.

Feedlot Options—Adding more $$$ to your bottom line Placing calves on feed Would you like to feed some of your calves out? CattleFax data shows retaining ownership is more profitable than selling calves 95% of the time. We have several options available that let you get your feet wet.

x x

Kniebel Farms Feedlot—Personal environment under our direct supervision. Will take as few as 5 head. Small lots will be co-mingled, larger groups will have their own pen. Individual carcass and gain data will be provided. Commercial Feedlot recommendations—With our contacts in the industry, we can help you find a feedlot that suits your cattle’s needs.

Turning cull heifers into profit centers Do you want to shorten your breeding (and calving!) season but not stand the usual financial hit on open heifers? Consider feeding them with us. You can get carcass data, shorten your breeding & calving seasons, select for fertility and make more money all at the same time. Talk to us for more details.

Our Herd Health Programs x x x x

Calves are vaccinated going to grass (at 2 months down to a few weeks of age) with MLV respiratory and 7-way blackleg. We do not worm going to grass, instead we wait until the end of June and use Safeguard in the mineral to catch the worms they may have picked up. The calves are given 2 rounds of respiratory complex vaccine, a pastuerella and another 7-way blackleg around weaning. They are also dewormed with an ivermectin product to clean up any late summer infestation. Steers will be given a Synovex implant at this time, however replacement heifers are never implanted. Cows are pregged when we can, sometimes before they move to stubble fields but usually after. They receive a 7-way booster and a staybred vaccine. They also receive either Cattlemaster or Virashield and are poured with an ivermectin product. Neither ranch uses scour vaccines as we luckily do not incur many scour problems. Ask Joe or Barb for more information about the Sandhills Calving System.

5


Herd Health Programs, Care & Handling The question most often asked in the days and weeks after the sale is this: “What do my bulls & heifers need before I turn them out? The short answer is nothing. They’ve been fall wormed & poured with an ivermectin & had their vaccines boosted. In addition, they’ve been PI tested negative and have been semen-evaluated (bulls) or preg checked (heifers). Just jump in next spring and continue with your own herd health program! More complete information about how we handle the bulls & heifers can be found online or by picking up the phone.

The Soapbox Actual Performance vs. EPDs EPDs take into account performance & ancestry of many individuals across different production systems, climates, herds, etc. instead of just one individual’s performance in one herd in one set of circumstances in that particular year. Therefore, we consider EPDs a better indicator of that animal’s genetic abilities than actual performance. When we take weights, measure scrotals or scan for carcass traits, we have some bulls who are older than the average by quite a bit, and some that are younger. The breed associations take that data and adjust it using many variables and come up with a standardized number so that bulls can be compared on a more even footing. For example, what would this bull have weighed at 1 year old (365 days) given that he weighed 1325 when he was 400 days old coming off test. This tends to overcompensate younger bulls and penalize older bulls, especially in a herd’s comprised of earlier maturing cattle. This is why we recommend you look at EPD’s over actual performance. That is also why an older bull with an 1150 lb actual yearling weight might have a 1050 lb adjusted YW yet a higher YW EPD than a younger bull with a heavier ADJUSTED YW. Clear as mud? While we’re on the subject, BW is another one that deserves a discussion. CED (Calving Ease Direct) takes into account actual reported calving ease scores from the individual, their ancestors & contemporaries. Have you ever wondered how bulls from arctic Montana with actual BW of 95 lbs can have moderate BW EPD (-1.0 for RA & +0.5 for An), and be a ’sleep through the night’ proven calving ease sire? Well that’s what we’re talking about. We all know that shape of the calf has a lot to do with calving ease & this CED EPD addresses just that. The Star System Which leads to our “Star System.” On all our bulls, we put a box of stars at the bottom. This lets us take multiple affective EPDs along with what we know about the cow families and the conditions of that production year and summarize it all for you. In other words, if they’re a 4 star Calving sire, we know that the shape of that bull, his data & pedigree and his mother’s history all combine to make him one we wouldn’t hesitate to use on heifers. 3 stars means we’d use him on heifers UNDER SUPERVISION. Does this mean one star is a cow-killer? Absolutely not. We would NEVER sell anything we would not use in our own herds. PERIOD. One star calving ease means use on mature cows without a history of problems. For females, we’re taking longevity, udder structure, fertility under range conditions, mature size, fleshing ability, etc into account. That a bull gets 3 stars means he probably has a young dam. Carcass & growth follow the same principles. Don’t Buy What You Don’t Need Well of course, you think, but it’s not that simple. We all are drawn to the bigger, better, faster idea. But if you’re selling calves at weaning, do you really need 4 stars on carcass? Remember, they’re Angus. Whoever owns them down the road won’t have trouble with standard grading carcasses. But if you insist on 4-traits, 4-stars, you very well might miss the bull that does the best job for YOU in YOUR HERD at a more economical price. If you have average to big cows, do you really want the sexy +95 YW, or are you buying something that will take you in the wrong direction?

6


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Back again this year: EPDs Genomically Enhanced by:

Lot # 1 Calved:

After watching the technology for a number of years and participating in some of the development research, we again collected tissue samples for submission to Igenity for analysis. The American Angus Association takes the results of these tests & combines them with the more traditional performance, pedigree & progeny measures to offer enhanced EPDs with greater accuracy. By adding this genetic information to the mix, we are able to offer you EPDs that are essentially as reliable as if there were 7 or 8 progeny on the ground with data reported. This means that your valuable investment in our bulls now has better predictability than ever before. It’s just another level of protection we’ve chosen to provide you in order to ensure that you get what you need from Downey Ranch. Does this mean we can forget performance & just look at the genes? Absolutely not. Science certainly doesn’t have all the answers yet. Furthermore, how an animal & it’s genetic makeup interact with the environment is still hugely important. Just think of these Genomically Enhanced EPDs as another tool in your toolbox that helps you build a better herd. As always, if you have any questions about this or any information in the catalog, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Lot # 2 Calved:

2/20/2011

AAA # 17288896

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

DRI 004 Traveler W183 DRI Scotch Miss 2006 AT HPR Traveler 4014 1156

DRI Scotch Pride 3382 DRI Scotch Pride 9139 365 100, 103, 102 & 103 ratios for BW, WW, YW and Test ADG. Went on to ratio 100 & 106 for Marbling and REA. 9 year old productive cow on the bottom bodes well for this extremely smooth bull with a lot of power and volume. Very attractive phenotype. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

***

****

****

***

CED BW WW YW Scrotal Milk +22

+6 +2.2 +42 +75 +.80 Docility RADG

CARCASS CW +17 Marb

+.70 REA +.07 Fat +.047

Data

85 618 1124 37.4 +5 +.08

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+4.33 28.17 18.11 28.11 53.36

AAA # 17288873

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Connealy Lead On

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Eligence Plus of Conanga DRI T510 Traveler 4087

DRI Pride S282 D4087 DRI Pride 1011 BW

+6 +2.1 +50 +95 +.82

Data

87 577 1092 38.4

Rugged bull with a tight sheath; tough and Milk +25 Docility +11 ready to cover the roughest country. His RADG +.11 high growth EPDs are supported by is Igenity growth numbers that put him above CARCASS $ VALUES average. Productive cow family plus the CW +24 $EN -3.99 maternal excellence of Lead On make him Marb +.69 $W 31.13 a great candidate as a replacement sire too. REA +.45 $F 35.87 Fat -.026 $G 40.62 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 73.79 *** **** *** ****

Lot # 3 2/24/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI Leads the Pack Y052 Purebred Black Angus Bull

Connealy Leadtime

Calved:

DRI Traveling Scot Y299

3/26/2011

Lot 2 DRI Leads the Pack Y052

DRI Leader Board Y069 Purebred Black Angus Bull

Connealy Leadtime

Connealy Lead On Eligence Plus of Conanga Connealy Freightliner

DRI Nosegay R148 CF DRI Nosegay 2191 Cal

AAA # 17288877

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+5 +.5 +49 +94 +1.6

Data

85 609 1148 40.5

4 traits, 4 stars! Did it all ratio’ing 100, 102, Milk +22 Docility +13 104 & 106 for BW, WW, YW & Test Gain. RADG +.10 Now add a 114 ratio for marbling! Give up nothing on the female side with a positive CARCASS $ VALUES $EN, moderate milk, great cow family and CW +18 $EN +2.78 the proven ABS female sire Lead On. Marb +.41 $W 35.48 Maybe he should get 5 stars?! REA +.23 $F 35.20 Fat -.043 $G 32.12 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 59.64 **** **** **** ****

Lot 3 DRI Leader Board Y069

7


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 4 Calved:

DRI Leader Board Y187

3/11/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Connealy Lead On

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Eligence Plus of Conanga GAR US Premium Beef

DRI Justine T093 USPB DRI Justine 1066 9440

Lot 4 DRI Leader Board Y187

Lot # 5 Purebred Black Angus Bull

97 578 1132 39.1

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Capett 3123 Aln DRI Retail Product R150

DRI Elba T216 DRP150 DRI Elba 2184 Cal Ratio’s of 107, 109 and 130 for WW, YW and Test ADG combined with his EPD’s make him one of the best for growth. Very pleasing phenotype too. Capacity, muscle and punch to this bull with a tight sheath. Combine that with maternal sires all over his pedigree make him a good choice for females. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

****

****

***

Lot # 6 Calved:

2/7/2011

AAA # 17288902

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

DRI Allied Worth W083

Milk +25

+1 +4.4 +54 +97 +.59 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

89 644 1193 35.7 +3 +.17

$ VALUES

CW -2.16 Marb

+.55 REA +.16 Fat +.019

$EN $W $F $G $B

-2.16 30.78 36.37 27.78 61.67

DRI Focused In Y041 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAF Focus of ER

Mytty In Focus Mytty Countess 906 Larks Canyon 74D4

DRI Justine W200 Can DRI R061by Freightliner

8

Data

DRI Worth It Y316

3/30/2011

SAV Net Worth 4200

Lot 6 DRI Focused In Y041

-2 +3.5 +43 +87 +.69

Milk +20 Docility +11 Absolutely gorgeous block of a bull. Smoked it on test gaining 3.71 lbs/day, RADG +.08 ratio’ing 117. Scanned 4.17 %IMF ratio’ing 139 for marbling! 5 year old dam is hitting CARCASS $ VALUES her stride and making her mark on the DRI CW +37 $EN -0.41 herd. Does a lot right and wraps it up in a Marb +.70 $W 18.38 package you’ll like to look out in the front pasture and see. REA +.47 $F 30.14 Fat -.042 $G 40.39 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 82.67 ** **** **** ****

Calved:

Lot 5 DRI Worth It Y316

AAA # 17290206

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Connealy Leadtime

AAA # 17290199

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+12 -0.8 +56 +99 +1.39

Data

67 683 1145 36.9

Exceptional calving ease with 114 and 105 Milk +32 Docility +13 WW and YW ratios. It’s hard to get that RADG +.07 kind of growth in real heifer bulls. If you want to wean big calves or take them on CARCASS $ VALUES to the lot, they’ll grow and grade for you CW +35 $EN -3.69 with marbling to spare; ratio’d 140! Bred Marb +.64 $W 40.43 for females too, just has a 1st calf heifer dam. REA -.13 $F 37.72 Fat +.049 $G 17.18 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 58.77 **** *** **** ***


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 7 Calved:

DRI Value This Answer Y246

3/19/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

DRI Valuable Answer W016

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Justine T028 NPV OCC Magnitude 805M

DRI Amber K U106 Mag DRI Amber K 2223 Fcs Smaller framed, calving-ease, growth bull whose earned 4 traits, 4 stars! The only gap in his numbers is scrotal and believe me, we checked this carefully. His testicles are very long, making the volume of his testicles just fine. Beautiful phenotype with width, muscle and style! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

****

****

Milk +24

Docility RADG

Data

72 638 1094 31.7 +10 +.08

$ VALUES

CW +22 Marb

+.50 REA +.45 Fat +.025

$EN $W $F $G $B

3.94 39.83 23.26 30.31 60.77

DRI Final Day Y267

3/21/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

SAV Emulous 8145 Boyd New Day 8005

DRI Scotch Miss U083 Nday DRI Scotch Miss 2006 AT Very muscular bull (110 REA ratio) with performance and EPD’s that led us to use him clean up on registered cows. 97, 102 & 101 BW, WW & YW ratios. Beautiful yearling phenotype, but he’s been so busy being a bull, he’s lost a little ground to his pen mates. Spends his time looking for cows to breed rather than eating! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

****

****

Lot # 10 3/2/2011

AAA # 17288892

Milk +26

Docility RADG

Data

83 612 1114 34.8 +9 +.10

$ VALUES

CW +30 Marb

+.38 REA +.56 Fat +.028

$EN $W $F $G $B

-2.83 32.71 29.55 25.69 63.27

DRI Game Day Y110

GDAR Game Day 449 GDAR Miss Wix 474 Basin Max 602C

DRI Georgina 4092 BM Lyons Georgina 5139

Lot # 9 Calved:

AAA # 17288880

Purebred Black Angus Bull

+5 +2.0 +41 +80 +.69

81 558 1059 37.7

In a breed averaging negative for $EN and Milk +17 Docility -2 trending lower, finding a $14.06 bull is RADG +.06 something special. These cattle will cost you less to keep around year after year. CARCASS $ VALUES Beautiful, smooth made, smaller framed CW +8 $EN 14.06 phenotype combine to make this a bull Marb +.33 $W 30.47 you’ll keep money making daughters out of while still weaning the lbs. REA +.28 $F 23.60 Fat +.036 $G 23.28 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 38.92 *** **** *** ****

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

SAV Emulous 8145 Sinclair Net Present Value

DRI Pride W137 NPV DRI Pride R318 3131

+13 -1.5 +49 +90 +.23

Data

68 599 1137 36.1

Young dam so no 4-stars on females YET. Milk +25 Docility +12 This calf came small and easy and proRADG +.12 ceeded to rack up the numbers coming off test at 1200 lbs. Ratio’d 88 on BW, 100 for CARCASS $ VALUES WW and 103 for YW with 113 on REA. CW +33 $EN 3.31 He’s a heifer bull deluxe and his phenoMarb +.46 $W 42.21 type shows this, yet you don’t give up power & muscle. REA +.38 $F 30.86 Fat +.023 $G 25.95 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 65.67 **** **** **** ***

Lot # 11 Calved:

DRI Leading Calculation Y054

2/20/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17288874

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Connealy Leadtime Data

AAA # 17290196

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV Final Answer 0035

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Final Value Y008

1/28/2011

Sitz Traveler 8180

+9 +1.3 +47 +88 +.19

CARCASS

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Boyd New Day 8005

Lot 7 DRI Value This Answer Y246

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Sitz Traveler 8180

Calved:

+12 -1.6 +47 +82 -.53

CARCASS

Lot # 8 Calved:

AAA # 17290207

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Connealy Lead On Eligence Plus of Conanga Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Justine 2135 Cal DRI Justine 400 Weaned 10 days later than the group so he couldn’t be part of any contemporary groups. His performance would have pulled those growth EPD’s up. He was above average for all the growth numbers and above the average for REA too. 10 year old Calculator dam combined with Lead On makes for 4 female stars! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

****

****

CED BW WW YW Scrotal Milk +21

CARCASS CW +21 Marb

+.33 REA +.20 Fat -.028

+4 +1.5 +38 +73 +1.35 Docility RADG

Data

81 607 1106 40.4 +14 +.04

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+4.43 24.98 17.66 26.94 56.12

9


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 12 Calved:

DRI Focused Future Y166

3/9/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Mytty In Focus

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Mytty Countess 906 CA Future Direction 5321

DRI Miss Emmy 4126 FD Miss Emulation K 538

Milk +20

Very productive, growthy 8 year old dam on this bull who just screams SMOOTH! You can again see the number profile we’re after in him with good growth & carcass without too much milk and reduced maintenance costs (positive $EN)

Lot 12 DRI Focused Future Y166 Breeding Philosophy: Optimum vs. Maximum The progressiveness & size of the Angus herd book has given Angus breeders the power to significantly change populations using data and EPD’s. We approach our breeding decisions deliberately, responsibly and with an eye to the bottom line. As such, we refuse to “chase numbers” for numbers’ sake. Pursuing extreme YW for example, can very easily lead to elephants (instead of cows) who can’t make it in most operations without supplemental feed. $ EN addresses this. I just looked up a hot new bull at a major stud. His $EN is -$37! The bull immediately to the right has a $EN that says his daughters will cost $44 LESS to feed every year than the hot bull’s. Since most of us have neither the desire, nor the checkbooks to support that first kind of cow, we take great care to achieve an optimum rather than a maximum. The same can be said for milk. Too much and cows blow udders and are culled. Or maybe they milk so hard they don’t have the calories left for rebreeding in a timely manner. None of us can afford for that 4 year old to make a one way trip to town. Again, we try for optimum. Finally, there’s birth weight. We’re the first to agree that a live, small calf is better than no calf. But we saw in our own herd that an 85 lb. calf can handle extreme cold much better than a 65 lb. calf. Once more, that term optimum rears it’s head.

Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

***

****

****

****

+14 +.12

CW +17

+.52 REA +.21 Fat +.001

$EN $W $F $G $B

+2.51 33.69 27.43 31.46 57.36

DRI Calculated Max W085

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Capett 0040 Cal Connealy Freightliner

DRI Justine W160 CF DRI Justine 3042 Cal Double bred Calculator show us a lot of what we always loved about that bull. Loads of capacity and volume with plenty of growth punch & fertility. Ratio’s of 91, 101, 103 and 106 for BW, WW, YW and Test ADG iced off with a 105 REA ratio. Youngest bull by far in the pen but he earned his place in the bull pen. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

***

***

****

***

3/16/2011

AAA # 17290211

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Milk +16

+1 +2.1 +39 +78 +2.00 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

78 668 1172 42.3 +5 +.14

$ VALUES

CW +20 Marb

+.24 REA +.00 Fat +.038

$EN $W $F $G $B

+7.27 20.22 22.34 12.20 40.67

DRI High Value Y221 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

DRI Valuable Answer W016 DRI Justine T028 NPV Boyd New Day 8005

DRI Vixon T007 BND DRI Vixon R053 Frmn

10

90 608 1101 36.9

$ VALUES

Marb

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Lot # 14

Lot 14 DRI High Value Y221

Docility RADG

Data

DRI Calibrate Y356

4/21/2011

Basin Max 602C

Calved:

+5 +1.5 +47 +86 +.53

CARCASS

Lot # 13 Calved:

AAA # 17288882

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAF Focus of ER

AAA # 17288887

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+13 -0.8 +45 +77 +.51

Data

73 590 1052 37.8

Milk +23 Docility +10 This is your calving ease sire who’ll turn around and let you raise some nice reRADG +.09 placement heifers to hit these great female markets. Even being a smaller framed bull CARCASS $ VALUES (5.3 as a yearling), he still ratio’d above CW +8 $EN +1.66 average for gain. His muscle is evidenced Marb +.60 $W 33.63 looking both at him and his scan which ratio’d 111. REA +.44 $F 18.96 Fat +.024 $G 35.94 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 51.32 **** **** ** ****


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 15 Calved:

DRI Front Pasture Y095

3/1/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Connealy Front Page 0228

Kesslers Frontman R001

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Kesslers Bell 0024 GAR US Premium Beef

DRI Nosegay T027 USPB DRI Nosegay R148 CF

Milk +22

4 traits, 4 stars! Now look at him; he’s gorgeous with a beautiful phenotype and loads of muscle. Ratio’d 88, 99, 103 and 115 for BW, WW, YW and Test ADG. Wrap it up in a very moderate frame backed by excellent cows (his granddam has Lot 3 in the sale) and you want this bull for your herd. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

****

****

Docility RADG

Data

71 593 1127 36.3 +7 +.16

$ VALUES

CW +33 Marb

+.40 REA +.40 Fat +.028

$EN $W $F $G $B

-1.87 31.14 30.62 23.43 63.12

DRI Bismarck Y077

2/26/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17288878

Lot 15 DRI Front Pasture Y095

Lot # 17 Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

GAR Grid Maker

SAV Bismarck 5682

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

SAV Abigale 0451 Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Barbara 1194 Cal Mill Brae Ext Barbara 8007 Pretty enough to be a picture bull but we didn’t get a good one. You’ll just have to see for yourself! Exceptional heifer bull who has the pedigree to be an equally exceptional female sire with a still productive 11 year old Cal dam whose own dam stayed until she was 12. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

***

****

Lot # 18 Calved:

+13 -1.5 +47 +89 +.60

CARCASS

Lot # 16 Calved:

AAA # 17290203

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Milk +24

Docility RADG

Data

SAV Net Worth 4200

69 575 1082 35.9

SAV May 2410

+4 +.21

$ VALUES

CW +21 Marb

+.26 REA +.32 Fat +.016

Purebred Black Angus Bull

$EN $W $F $G $B

-1.51 37.14 32.84 20.98 51.18

AAA # 17288881

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

+11 -0.1 +52 +93 +.99

CARCASS

DRI Worth the Focus Y138

3/6/2011

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

SAF Focus of ER

DRI Amber K 2223 Fcs DRI Miss K Ambush 7064 Productive 10 year old Focus cow whose dam produced 13 calves before she “retired” to town. His sire is a female sire too. YW is a little perplexing as he weighed 1150 at 371 yet adjusted back 51 lbs. You’ll see plenty of punch when you look at this rugged bull. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

****

***

****

Milk +24

+2 +3.1 +41 +78 +.83 Docility RADG

CARCASS CW +34 Marb

+.38 REA +.13 Fat +.030

Data

86 593 1099 37.3 -1 +.08

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

-0.21 23.37 21.54 17.66 57.75

DRI Breaking Records Y269

3/22/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17288893

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

MCC Daybreak

MCC Breakaway 8132 MCC Miss Supreme 358 Basin Max 602C

DRI Georgina R275 BM DRI Georgina 2326 DCal Very high $EN, and productive dam and a sire known for females make him a good choice is you’re keeping heifers. Good growth and carcass let you feed the steers out too. You’ve got to like your options here!

Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

***

****

****

CED BW WW YW Scrotal Milk +19

-3 +3.5 +39 +84 +.34 Docility RADG

CARCASS CW +26 Marb

+.37 REA +.19 Fat +.063

Data

98 570 1135 36.3 -5 +.13

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+7.35 21.26 28.60 14.89 49.13

Lot 18 DRI Breaking Records Y269

11


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 19 Calved:

DRI Worthy One Y308

3/18/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI Allied Worth W083

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Capett 3123 Aln Alberda Traveler 416

DRI Scotch Miss 2006 AT Scotch Miss K 399 When you look at this bull & his data, you see why we kept him. Ratios of 109, 107 WW & YW, 106,111 & 78 for Marb, REA & Fat. 106 lb BW doesn’t scare us for cows; they’re born all the time and we’ve never helped except for a true breech. Great cow family too; a young sire is all that kept him from 4 female stars.

Lot 19 DRI Worthy One Y308

Lot # 20 Calved:

DRI All the Answers Y186

3/11/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

AAA # 17288884

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Justine T028 NPV Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Elba 2184 Cal M B Bando Elba 2524 So long you’ll swear he’s got an extra rib! 10 year old Calculator daughter and a home raised herd sire who left a LOT of great calves. Calves that come easy, decent growth, nice carcass and a pedigree for easy-keeping, fertile cows and that’s a recipe for financial success! Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

**

****

Carcass

Growth

Females

*

****

****

***

Lot # 21

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

DRI Valuable Answer W016

Calving

Calving

Calved:

Milk +19

Docility RADG

CARCASS CW +22 Marb

+.50 REA +.19 Fat +.000

DRI Valuable Answer W016

79 573 1072 38.0

DRI Justine T028 NPV

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+6.87 28.06 12.95 29.79 59.79

CW +37

+.67 REA +.35 Fat +.017

106 655 1177 38.5 +11 +.10

$EN $W $F $G $B

-2.65 21.02 25.74 31.69 73.41

AAA # 17290208

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Hunts Calculator 2720 DRI Vixon 3260 EXT

+2 +2.1 +48 +83 +.89

Data

95 640 1163 39.3

Milk +22 Docility Ratio’s of 107, 106 & 105 for WW, YW +8 and Test ADG tell you he’s a serious RADG +.11 growth bull. Very attractive carcass numbers let you take these calves all the way CARCASS $ VALUES to $$ on the grid. Now put the maternal CW +17 $EN +2.42 power dripping from his pedigree and $EN $W 31.69 and tell yourself you just got a do-it-all bull! Marb +.62 REA +.32 $F 23.90 Fat +.027 $G 32.83 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 58.32 *** **** **** ****

Lot # 22

DRI Game Day Y295

3/26/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17288895

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Boyd New Day 8005

GDAR Game Day 449 GDAR Miss Wix 474 DRI Extra Max R080

DRI Georgina T256 DEMR080 DRI Georgina 2326 DCal Gorgeous bull with tons of growth to spare. Could be used on heifers under supervision. Ratios of 107, 109 and 123 on WW, YW and Test ADG. Very high 110 for his marbling ratio with a tenderness score in the 70th percentile mean you’ll want to feed these calves.

12

Data

$ VALUES

Marb

DRI Vixon U127 Cal

Calved:

Lot 22 DRI Game Day Y295

Docility RADG

CARCASS

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Data

+12 +.11

Milk +24

-1 +4.8 +46 +84 +.85

DRI High Value Y251

3/20/2011

SAV Final Answer 0035

+7 -0.0 +40 +69 +.47

AAA # 17288900

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV Net Worth 4200

Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

***

****

****

****

CED BW WW YW Scrotal Milk +24

+4 +1.7 +47 +91 +.53 Docility RADG

CARCASS CW -1 Marb

+.47 REA +.20 Fat +.031

Data

93 642 1207 37.6 -2 +.15

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+6.86 39.03 32.78 29.77 35.04


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 23 Calved:

DRI Chiseled in Stone Y174

3/10/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

S Chisum 6175

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

S Gloria 464 SAF Fame

DRI Vixon 0151 Fame Finks Vixon 293 764 8E8 Another long-lived, productive pedigree of great cows backs this pedigree anchored by his 12 year old dam. Wean big calves, have them perform on the grid, get along easily with his productive daughters you keep. Get it all in a deep-bodied, expressively muscled phenotype. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

***

****

Lot # 24 Calved:

2/21/2011

AAA # 17288883

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

S Alliance 3313

Milk +22

+13 -0.1 +49 +82 +1.14 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

71 598 1048 37.6 +24 +.16

$ VALUES

CW +19

$EN $W $F $G $B

Marb

+.29 REA +.24 Fat -.017

+0.09 33.40 22.46 25.17 52.87

DRI Focal Point Y055 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAF Focus of ER

AAA # 17288875

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Mytty Countess 906 Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Nosegay 2191 Cal Mill Brae RT Nosegay 7018

+13 -1.2 +48 +91 +1.24

3/18/2011

Data

75 557 1109 38.4

DRI Right Answer Y237 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

Connealy Right Answer 746 Happy Dell of Conanga 262 Boyd New Day 8005

DRI Georgina T022 BND DRI Georgina R023 USPB

AAA # 17288888

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+12 -0.2 +56 +103 +1.12

3/27/2011

DRI World Traveler Y303 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

This bull has a lot going for him. Very nice Milk +20 Docility +16 growth numbers in an extreme heifer bull RADG +.09 package. Add a 10 year old, fertile cow who’s always in great flesh plus the Angus CARCASS $ VALUES powerhouse sire In Focus and you have a CW +14 $EN +1.62 package sure to take you in the right direcMarb +.53 $W 32.41 tion. Check out the docility EPD; way above average and they’re not kidding! REA -.02 $F 32.36 Fat +.033 $G 24.87 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 48.17 **** *** **** ****

Lot # 26

Lot # 25 Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Mytty In Focus

Calved:

Lot 23 DRI Chiseled In Stone Y174

DRI 004 Traveler W183

75 597 1082 38.1

Tight-sheathed, smooth made bull who’s 3 Milk +26 Docility +10 traits, 4 stars! Lit it up on test, scanning, RADG +.17 genomics, etc. Ratio’d 102 for test ADG and 106 & 112 for Marbling and REA. CARCASS $ VALUES Really excellent cows on the bottom of his CW +23 $EN -5.64 pedigree with his sire being the Genex Marb +.56 $W 39.25 stand out Right Answer. REA +.59 $F 42.20 Fat +.012 $G 35.17 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 67.95 **** **** *** ****

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Scotch Miss 2006 AT Sitz Alliance 6595

DRI Justine 3031 Aln DRI Justine 1101 Cal

+5 +1.8 +38 +68 +2.17

Data

90 604 1022 43.5

Milk +25 Docility Great growth to weaning make this +7 smaller framed bull ideal to leave moderRADG +.03 ate size females who still have the ability to raise pounds of weaned calf. Phenome- CARCASS $ VALUES nal 127 marbling ratio with only a 78 fat CW +21 $EN +2.23 ratio meaning they’ll put the fat in the musMarb +.28 $W 27.61 cle (marbling) without putting fat outside where it’s waste on the cutting room floor. REA -.15 $F 12.73 Fat +.048 $G 9.30 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 38.51 *** ** *** ***

Lot # 27 Calved:

3/28/2011

DRI Great Adventure Y307 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV 8180 Traveler 004 Data

AAA # 17288897

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

DRI 004 Traveler W221 DRI Vixon R053 Frmn DRI Freightliner S028

DRI Justine U160 DRS028 DRI Justine 3187 Pfred

AAA # 17288899

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+2 +3.1 +47 +86 +1.45

Data

82 595 1101 39.0

Milk +22 Docility This growthy bull stepped it up on test -1 averaging 101 for both YW and Test ADG RADG +.12 while scanning a 104 for REA. Very high Scrotal indicates his daughters should CARCASS $ VALUES reach puberty at an early age. He did too, CW +35 $EN -3.49 passing his first BSE before he was a year Marb +.30 $W 22.51 old. REA +.20 $F 27.43 Fat +.039 $G 14.16 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 54.79 ** **** **** ***

13


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 28 Calved:

DRI Focus In Y132

3/5/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Mytty In Focus

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Mytty Countess 906 Baldridge Navigator N5

DRI Georgina W117 Nav DRI Georgina 4306 Aln

Lot # 29

DRI Travel the Canyon Y332

4/2/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI 004 Traveler W221

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Vixon R053 Frmn Larks Canyon 74D4

DRI Emma 1013 Canyon DRI Emma 9030 ND

Milk +24

Lots of pounds at weaning here. 11 year old cow still going strong with lots of capacity and a pretty udder. Wean off big calves to sell or retain ownership. Nicely above breed average for marbling and REA so these calves with perform on a grid. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

****

***

***

Docility RADG

Data

98 646 1092 38.7 +5 +.06

$ VALUES

CW +39 Marb

+.41 REA +.39 Fat +.015

$EN $W $F $G $B

-3.74 21.85 20.98 24.12 67.15

DRI Game Winner Y043

2/8/2011

Lot # 30 Calved:

+2.02

Data

72 590 1112 42.3

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17290200

GDAR Game Day 449

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

GDAR Miss Wix 474 BCC Bushwacker 41-93

DRI Blackcap W267 BW DRI Blackcap S197 PC Small-framed heifer bull with really nice carcass. Really muscular phenotype in this block of a bull. Bred for females too with one of the highest $ENs in the pen, meaning his daughters will take less feed from less acres saving you $$$.

Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

**

***

Milk +21

+6 -0.0 +41 +78 -.14 Docility RADG

Data

69 547 1048 34.0 +3 +.09

$ VALUES

CW +12

$EN +13.71 $W 38.65 $F 21.54 $G 20.61 $B 40.65

+.22 REA +.58 Fat +.048

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Premium Beef T141

DRI Georgina W313 T141 DRI Georgina 8099 EXT Small-framed, calving ease bull. Really expresses a lot of muscle though, especially for a heifer bull! With his small frame, he’d be ideal if you wanted to take some size off of too big cows. Nothing like being short on feedstuffs to drive home the point that cows can be TOO big! Yearling frame score of 4.3. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

**

***

Milk +22

+11 +0.5 +35 +66 +.82 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

77 523 1013 40.3 +4 +.19

$ VALUES

CW +6

$EN $W $F $G $B

Marb

+.25 REA +.28 Fat -.013

Lot # 32 3/16/2011

AAA # 17290198

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Kesslers Bell 0024

3.43 23.89 11.92 25.77 38.40

DRI Chiseled Y218 Purebred Black Angus Bull

S Alliance 3313

CARCASS Marb

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Kesslers Frontman R001

Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Boyd New Day 8005

DRI Front Pasture Y033

2/3/2011

Connealy Front Page 0228

-1 +3.7 +45 +79 +.92

CARCASS

Lot # 31

14

AAA # 17288903

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

Calved:

+11 -0.8 +43 +85

Milk +23 Docility +17 Attractive, well-muscled heifer bull with some strong numbers for growth. Lacks a RADG +.12 4th star on females as he’s out of a 1st calf heifer. But the scrotal, docility, positive CARCASS $ VALUES $EN, and moderate milk speak to fertile, CW +19 $EN +2.31 range-ready cows who’ll produce year Marb +.57 $W 32.56 after year. REA -.10 $F 28.01 Fat +.015 $G 26.09 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 54.06 **** *** **** ***

Lot 28 DRI Focus In Y132

Calved:

AAA # 17290204

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAF Focus of ER

S Chisum 6175 S Gloria 464 Basin Max 602C

DRI Nosegay 4225 BM Mill Brae RT Nosegay 7018

AAA # 17288885

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+7 +2.0 +51 +91 -.03

Data

81 557 1013 33.6

Milk +24 Docility +22 Smaller framed heifer bull. One of the highest Docility scores in the pen and over RADG +.14 2x breed average are born out in this easy going bull. Chisum is siring smaller framed CARCASS $ VALUES mature cattle who still have the punch to CW +34 $EN -3.62 wean off big and convert grass to lbs. $W 31.21 You’ll see a lot of capacity in these cattle. Marb +.19 REA +.09 $F 31.11 Fat +.015 $G 11.61 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 51.79 **** *** ** ****


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 33 Calved:

DRI High Value Y283

3/23/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI Valuable Answer W016

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Justine T028 NPV Sinclair Net Present Value

DRI Pride U164 NPV DRI Pride S282 D4087 Small framed heifer bull with the potential to sire lots of growth. All across the board, the size of this calf crop is smaller, reflecting the tough conditions we’ve experienced the past 2 years. Look to EPD’s and genomics more. This bull has the tools to take you in any direction you want to go! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

***

****

Lot # 34 Calved:

AAA # 17288894

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV Final Answer 0035

Milk +24

+14 -1.6 +50 +91 +.67 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

74 564 1078 38.8 +13 +.11

$ VALUES

CW +35 Marb

+.72 REA +.70 Fat +.056

$EN $W $F $G $B

-0.04 38.43 31.52 33.26 74.44

DRI Valued Travels Y238

3/18/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

AAA # 17288889

DRI Valuable Answer W016

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Justine T028 NPV SAV 8180 Traveler 004

DRI Miss Laura U063 Trav004 DRI Miss Laura 3158 LB

Lot # 36

+13 -1.0 +42 +77 -.36

DRI Valuable Answer W016

74 553 1031 33.7

DRI Justine T028 NPV

AAA # 17288904

DRI 004 Traveler W221 DRI Vixon R053 Frmn Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Queenmere 4250 Cal DRI Queenmere 0275 Geo Rolled from birth to yearling then stopped at a very moderate mature size. Scanned a 105 ratio for marbling with only a 96 for external fat meaning the fat goes to all the right places. Dam has raised 3 sale bulls, making her a consistent performer. Combine that with his pedigree and positive $EN and you’ll keep the daughters! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

**

****

***

CED BW WW YW Scrotal Milk +21

Docility RADG

CW +14 Marb

+.45 REA -.19 Fat +.033

DRI Blackcap 513 Poured it on through weaning making him an ideal bull if you sell calves at weaning. Has carcass potential to let you take them on to the feedlot too. Finally, his dam has raised several sale bulls (last year’s brought $4100) and cows now in the herd.

Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

***

****

Data

92 658 1116 36.7 +3 +.13

$ VALUES $EN $W $F $G $B

+2.32 23.64 22.46 19.26 41.60

Milk +25

+10 -0.2 +52 +90 +.59 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

79 651 1048 35.6 +13 +.11

$ VALUES

CW +30 Marb

+.37 REA +.19 Fat +.049

Lot # 37

$EN $W $F $G $B

-1.27 38.85 29.62 16.29 53.88

DRI Travails Y262 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

-1 +5.1 +49 +82 +.74

CARCASS

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

Larks Canyon 74D4

3/21/2011

AAA # 17288898

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

DRI Blackcap 1049 Canyon

Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV 8180 Traveler 004

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Data

DRI Well Traveled Y337 Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI High Value Y306

3/28/2011

SAV Final Answer 0035

Get out behind this bull and appreciate his Milk +23 Docility +7 width and length of muscle and you realize RADG +.12 he pulls off lots of muscle, especially for a heifer bull. One of the highest $EN values CARCASS $ VALUES in the sale indicates his daughters will eat CW +24 $EN +5.94 less expensive feed and contribute more Marb +.46 $W 35.52 to your bottom line. Get a live calf and easy keeping cows. REA +.23 $F 20.13 Fat +.050 $G 21.66 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 53.64 **** **** ** ****

4/2/2011

Lot # 35 Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV Final Answer 0035

Calved:

Lot 33 DRI High Value Y283

DRI 004 Traveler W183 DRI Scotch Miss 2006 AT Hunts Calculator 2720

DRI Pride T021 Cal DRI Pride R318 3131

AAA # 17288891

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+5 +0.6 +42 +77 +1.18

Data

78 616 1088 37.4

Smaller-framed, calving ease bull who’ll let Milk +23 Docility +5 you raise lots of pounds at weaning, as he RADG +.09 ratio’d 103 with only a 91 BW ratio. His pedigree also indicates he’ll sire females CARCASS $ VALUES that will benefit your herd in terms of their CW +17 $EN +2.34 fertility and ability to maintain flesh out on Marb +.32 $W 30.23 the range. REA +.06 $F 20.13 Fat +.054 $G 14.69 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 40.11 **** *** *** ***

15


20 Month Old Black Angus Bulls Lot # 38 Calved:

DRI Extra Final Y133

3/6/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Final Answer 0035

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

SAV Emulous 8145 Sinclair Extra 4X13

DRI Queen W135 4X13 DRI Queen 8120 Cal

Lot # 39

DRI Allied Industry Y219

3/16/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

DRI Allied Worth W083

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Capett 3123 Aln N Bar Emulation EXT

DRI Vixon 3260 EXT DRI Vixon 8185 Smoked the growth ratio’ing 113, 109 and 111 for WW, YW and Test ADG. Scanned nicely too weighing 1214 and ratio’ing 100 and 105 for marbling and REA. Super productive dam who’s everything you’d want in a 9 year old cow. Gets 3 female stars only because of young sire. Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

**

**

****

***

Lot # 41 Calved:

3/22/2011

AAA # 17288886

Milk +26

Docility RADG

Data

93 677 1186 38.1 +1 +.10

$ VALUES

CW +32 Marb

+.16 REA -.09 Fat +.060

$EN $W $F $G $B

-6.33 25.12 28.97 -0.60 38.40

DRI Calculated Cut Y271

DRI Calculated Max W085 DRI Capett 0040 Cal Three Trees Prime Cut 0145

DRI Queenmere S086 PC DRI Queenmere 0124 Cal

Data

74 582 1064 34.3

AAA # 17290209

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

DRI Final Program Y060

2/22/2011

Purebred Black Angus Bull

HA Future Direction 3540

+1 +4.5 +51 +89 +.98

CARCASS

Purebred Black Angus Bull

Basin Max 602C

+4 +1.0 +43 +81 +1.81

Data

80 585 1027 39.8

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

HA Blackcap Lady 2782 SAV Final Answer 0035

DRI Black Diamond W048 FA DRI Black Diamond T071 Nday We work hard to bring you lots of calving ease choices and here’s another one with a CED of +14! Very nice carcass numbers too. This bull would rather be a bull than eat, so not an ounce of fat. He’s ready to get out in your pastures and get the job done! Then sit back during calving season and watch the calves come easy! Calving

Carcass

Growth

Females

****

****

***

***

Lot # 42 Calved:

3/29/2011

AAA # 17290202

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

HA Program 5652

Milk +24

+14 -0.7 +53 +94 +.54 Docility RADG

CARCASS

Data

75 589 1075 37.4 +16 +.15

$ VALUES

CW +20

$EN $W $F $G $B

Marb

+.35 REA +.59 Fat -.007

-5.42 34.68 33.51 30.36 59.54

DRI Allied Worth Y311 Purebred Black Angus Bull

SAV Net Worth 4200

Milk +20 Docility +10 Smooth-made, very productive dam for this bull along with big scrotal, high RADG, RADG +.15 moderate milk and positive $EN make him a choice for siring females (3 stars beCARCASS $ VALUES cause of young sire). Very nice carcass CW +19 $EN +3.44 traits let you build strength in your herd Marb +.36 $W 27.58 too. REA +.39 $F 23.83 Fat +.014 $G 26.42 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 53.90 *** **** ** ***

16

Lot # 40 Calved:

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

SAV Net Worth 4200

+10 -1.0 +48 +84 +.26

Milk +22 Docility Calving ease with the exceptionally +2 smooth shoulders you want. Lots of guts RADG +.02 and long bodied means cows that will have the capacity to convert grass to lbs CARCASS $ VALUES of live calf every year. 1st calf heifer dam CW +23 $EN +2.86 held him back from 4 female stars. Growth Marb +.29 $W 36.24 with a 109 REA ratio indicate his calves will have the muscle to go on for you. REA +.21 $F 24.93 Fat +.077 $G 10.53 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 41.90 **** *** *** ***

Lot 38 DRI Extra Final Y133

Calved:

AAA # 17290205

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

Sitz Traveler 8180

DRI Allied Worth W083 DRI Capett 3123 Aln DRI Future Max 4112

DRI Scotch Miss S372 DRI Scotch Miss 2010 Aln

AAA # 17288901

All EPDs are Genomically Enhanced by:

CED BW WW YW Scrotal

+5 +2.5 +50 +90 +.32

Data

91 648 1138 34.5

Milk +29 Docility +11 Smaller-framed bull yet a 4 star growth bull! Gave him 3 stars for females but only RADG +.09 held that back because of his younger sire. However, there’s maternal excellence CARCASS $ VALUES on both sides of his pedigree. Very high CW +28 $EN -5.37 marbling EPD is 2x breed average, makMarb +.74 $W 31.19 ing retained ownership a good option for his calves. REA +.18 $F 30.45 Fat +.080 $G 22.17 Calving Carcass Growth Females $B 58.30 ** **** **** ***


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Yes, Red Angus EPDs Will Look Different!

Lot # 43 Calved:

The Red Angus Association has changed their EPD’s . These new EPD’s are now more compatible to other breeds and are directly comparable to Simmental and Red Angus or hybrids of Simmental/ AN/RA. The prior base for Red Angus undervalued the perceived genetic merit relative to other breeds, thus the new Multi-Breed base doesn’t over exaggerate Red Angus; rather it presents the breed transparently and on a more equal playing field vs. other breeds. They are still not directly comparable to Black Angus. For more explanation and examples, see page 24 of this catalog. Lot # 44 Calved:

KCC Hemi Canyon 326-167

3/11/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486580

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

HXC Hemi 4400P

BW

-0.1

80

KCC G Canyon 2123

WW

+64

645

YW

+86

1039

KCC Monu 2029

Scrotal yearling

This Hemi son is in the top 9 % of the breed for CEM and top 15% for marbling. He is out of Clay’s first show heifer, and has her good temperament. For great calving ease and females, here is a good one.

***

Actual

HXC 701G

KCC Miss Canyon Queen 326

Calving

+3

Carcass

**

Growth

***

Females

****

Carcass

36.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.55

Milk

+10

REA

-.32

Stay

+11

Fat

-.01

HPG

+7

YG

+.12

ME

+9

CW

+21

TM

+42

KCC Norse God 524-105

2/8/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486595

VGW King of the West CED

5L Norseman King 2291

+2

Actual

Norseman 1312 PJM

BW

+0.5

86

Beckton Lancer F442T

WW

+58

676

KCC Miss Lancer 2029-524

YW

+84

1063

KCC Monu 2029

Scrotal yearling

What a complete picture! Beautiful EPD’s, a moderate frame size and amazing muscle structure. This bull was Barb’s pick last spring, and still is her favorite. The cow family this bull comes from is at the top of our list, and Norseman King is known for producing great females. A true herd sire prospect that brings growth, carcass and great females to the table. He also ranks in the top 2% of the breed for rib eye area.

Calving

Carcass

***

****

Growth

Females

***

****

Lot # 45 Calved:

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.51

Milk

+17

REA

+.61

Stay

+9

Fat

-.01

HPG

+7

YG

-.17

ME

+6

CW

+20

TM

+46

Lot 44 KCC Norse God 524-105

KCC Pinnacle 949-109

2/9/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486656

Beckton Julian GGB571 CED

+13

Actual

HXC Ellie May MA638

BW

-4.8

60

LCC Ribeye A133L

WW

+68

725

YW

+104 1239

HXC Conquest 4405P

KCC Miss RIbeye 949 KCC Miss Hi-C 630

Scrotal yearling

Herd sire prospect! Here is a no-holes bull with amazing EPD’s and performance. He is in the top 2% of the breed for CED, top 4 for BW and marbling, top 7 for REA, and top 9% for stayability. He is deep bodied, well muscled, and is still a great calving ease prospect! A real curve-bender! Our favorite for this year! Calving

****

Carcass

****

Growth

****

Females

****

Carcass

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.72

Milk

+20

REA

+.44

Stay

+14

Fat

+.05

HPG

+10

YG

+.06

ME

+9

CW

+25

TM

+54

Lot 45 KCC Pinnacle 949-109

17


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 46 Calved:

KCC Marbles 529-165

3/10/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486597

Brown Commitment S7206 CED

KCC Marblin’ Man 770-907

BW

-1.5

79

LCHMN GrandCanyon 1244G

WW

+57

723

YW

+92

1203

KCC Imp Rob 809

Scrotal yearling

This is another Marbling Man son of course he ranks high in the breed for marbling, top 7 % to be exact. He also ranks in the top 11 % for milk. He has a very moderate mother, but look at his growth! This bull checks every box!

Calving

Lot # 47 Calved:

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486588 CED

**

+4

Actual

BKT Suffeina A828 DM

BW

+1.0

89

KCC Total Proof 215

WW

+62

696

YW

+85

1133

KCC Ms Total Proof 2031-431

Calving

Carcass

****

Growth

Scrotal yearling

****

Females

****

Females

****

***

Calved:

34.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.66

Milk

+24

REA

+.13

Stay

+6

Fat

+.05

HPG

+12

YG

+.14

ME

+2

CW

+23

TM

+53

KCC Marlbin’ Monster 729-156

3/2/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486629

Brown Commitment S7206

Beckton Lancer F442T

The Lancer sons really bring power to the table. This bull has great growth, carcass and stayability, with a low ME. He comes from a cow family with great udders and performance. He was top 4% in the breed for rea, top 9% for YG and ratio’d 122 on REA for his contemporary group.

****

Growth

Lot # 48

Beckton Lancer T A664

KCC Abv Hvn 2031

Carcass

***

KCC Lancer Proof 431-152

3/3/11

Actual

KCC Miss Hi Power 770

KCC Miss GC 809-529

Lot 46 KCC Marbles 529-165

+2

Carcass

CED

KCC Marblin’ Man 770-907

BW

+2.1

92

Bieber Make Mimi 7249

WW

+71

688

YW

+114 1280

KCC Ms Total Proof G1905-424

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.38

Milk

+13

REA

+.53

Stay

+13

Fat

-.01

HPG

+6

YG

-.14

ME

+2

CW

+22

TM

+44

This bulls mother has a 104.7mppa, and his sire is one of our favorites, and one of the top marbling bulls in the breed. This bull ranks in the top 2% for CW top 3 for YW, top 6 for WW, and top 10 for marbling. He will sire progeny with great capacity and growth! Calving

Carcass

**

****

Growth

****

Females

****

Lot # 49 Calved:

Actual

KCC Miss Hi Power 770

KCC Miss Mimi 729

38

+0

Scrotal yearling

40

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.80

Milk

+17

REA

+.20

Stay

+11

Fat

+.03

HPG

+10

YG

+.15

ME

+10

CW

+41

TM

+53

KCC Well Put 541-161

3/8/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486602

LCOC Wellington A170R CED

KCC Deep Well 633-940

BW

-0.3

94

Holden Hi-C 8128

WW

+72

708

YW

+114 1257

KCC Ab Hvn 2107

Scrotal yearling

This bull is a growth leader! He is in the top 3 % of the breed for YW, top 5 for WW and CW, top 10 for marbling and has a mother with a 108.2 MPPA! His bw epd would indicate he is possibly a heifer bull candidate, but as we indicate with the stars, we don’t agree. He would be a great cow bull though!

18

Calving

**

Actual

KCC Miss Cheyenne 633

KCC Miss Hi-C 2107-541

Lot 49 KCC Well Put 541-161

+4

Carcass

****

Growth

****

Females

****

Carcass

40.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.60

Milk

+21

REA

+.14

Stay

+12

Fat

+.01

HPG

+10

YG

+.10

ME

+7

CW

+37

TM

+57


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 50 Calved:

KCC Mikes Allstar 831-134

2/25/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486639

Holden Hi-C 8128 CED

KCC Mike 2105

BW

+2.0

94

KCC Allstar 411-609

WW

+75

799

YW

+109 1265

KCC Miss Grand 336

Scrotal yearling

The sire of this bull, Mike, went to Florida for a large ranch, and I wish we could have collected him again! We love the body type he passes on. This bull also has a great mother to help him be a real growth leader but in a moderate package. Look at his powerful EPD’s! His calves will grow early and fast. He boasts a top 3% in the breed WW, top 6% YW and top 5% CW. His dam has an mppa of 107.6! Carcass

**

Growth

***

****

Females

****

Lot # 51 Calved:

Actual

KCC No Equal 2105

KCC Miss All Star 831

Calving

+0

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.44

Milk

+17

REA

+.12

Stay

+11

Fat

-.00

HPG

+11

YG

+.07

ME

+7

CW

+37

TM

+54

KCC Envy This 608-125

2/19/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486609

Lot 50 KCC Mikes Allstar 831-134

Lot # 52 Calved:

5L Norseman King 2291 CED

Actual

BW

-2.7

78

Holden Hi-C8128

WW

+55

656

YW

+90

1199

KCC Miss Hi C 608 KCC Ms Total Proof 2107-445 This bull ranks in the top 9% of the breed for milk, top 11% for marbling and top 14% for CED. With a 41 cm yearling scrotal, great carcass EPD’s and a heifer bull to boot, you will like this combination. Look at his birth to yearling spread! His mother is a Hi-C and we love them as cows. ****

****

Growth

****

Females

****

Lot # 53 Calved:

+8

SOR Duchess ENT 1052L

Carcass

Scrotal yearling

Marb

+.59

Milk

+25

REA

+.25

Stay

+8

Fat

+.01

HPG

+10

YG

-0.0

ME

+1

CW

+20

TM

+52

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486617 CED

Actual

BW

-0.9

80

KCC Konza 211-402

WW

+70

713

YW

+104 1213

KCC Miss Konza 640

***

+5

KCC Miss Cheyenne 633

This bull is really Mr. Smooth! He could be used on heifers with supervision, but what a cow bull he would make too! Great growth, great EPD’s all the way around. His mother, grandmother and great grandmother are still in the herd. His stayability EPD is earned! This bulls sire is also used as an ai bull on our heifers. Carcass

***

Growth

****

Females

****

+1.8

89

KCC Allstar 411-609

+78

792

YW

+113 1251

Scrotal yearling

Carcass

**

***

Growth

Females

****

****

Lot # 54 Calved:

39

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.41

Milk

+23

REA

+.11

Stay

+13

Fat

+.00

HPG

+9

YG

+.09

ME

+11

CW

+39

TM

+61

KCC Hemi Sharp 647-195

4/6/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486620

Beckton Lancer F442T

KCC Deep Well 633-940

KCC Miss Ltng 914-418

BW

This bull ranks in the top 2% of the breed for WW, top 3 % CW, top 1% TM, top 4% YW and has a mother with an MPPA of 106! He comes from our best cow family, and puts it all together in a true home run package!

Calving

Actual

WW

KCC Monu 2029

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass

+0

KCC Miss Prime Cut 303-539

KCC Miss Allstar 883

LCOC Wellington A170R

Calving

RAA# 1486646 CED

KCC Mimi Prime 539-703

41

KCC Deep Prairie 640-154

3/2/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

Bieber Make Mimi 7249

Schuler Envy 7342T

Calving

KCC Homerun 883-159

3/4/11

Scrotal yearling

Carcass

CED

HXC Hemi 4400P

BW

+2.1

94

KCC Switchblade 700-403

WW

+67

638

YW

+95

1071

KCC Ahab 913

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.47

Milk

+19

REA

+.07

Stay

+13

Fat

+.00

HPG

+10

YG

+.07

ME

+5

CW

+30

TM

+54

Scrotal yearling

This bulls grandmother, 913, had some birth weight, so he will not be a heifer bull like most Hemi cattle will. But she also was a fabulous cow that had perfect conformation and beautiful calves. We loved her. This bull’s mother is following well in her footsteps and brings more REA to the Hemi line. Calving

**

Actual

HXC 701G

KCC Miss Switchblade 647

38

+0

Carcass

***

Growth

****

Females

****

Carcass

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.46

Milk

+10

REA

+.09

Stay

+14

Fat

+0.0

HPG

+8

YG

+.05

ME

+14

CW

+29

TM

+43

19


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 55 Calved:

KCC Deep Down 854-1101

4/18/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486642

LCOC Wellington A170R CED

KCC Deep Well 633-940

BW

-0.3

80

KCC Mimi Positive 430-613

WW

+69

696

YW

+105 1209

KCC Miss Konza 629

Scrotal yearling

This is one ‘purdy’ bull! He is really made well and has great balanced EPD’s! He has a top 7% on marbling, top 9T WW, top 10% YW, and top 12% CW. For his moderate size, his growth numbers are impressive. The Deep Well calves are really some of our favorites. Calving

Lot # 56 Calved:

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486573 CED

***

+6

Actual

Bieber Sirena 6708

BW

-1.1

86

LCHMAN AboveHeaven 1018F

WW

+54

660

YW

+78

1088

KCC ABV HVN 2120

Calving

Carcass

****

Growth

Scrotal yearling

***

Females

****

Females

****

****

Calved:

38.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.66

Milk

+23

REA

+.08

Stay

+13

Fat

+.03

HPG

+10

YG

+.14

ME

+8

CW

+32

TM

+58

KCC Big Cherokee 889-153

3/2/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486647

LSF Mew Tres Tiempo 511S

Bieber Make Mimi 7249

The Mimi cattle are really some of our favorite performers in our commercial herd. They are consistent, easy keeping and do well in the feedyard. This bull’s mother is 11 years old and has done a great job. He is very balanced, and could be used on heifers with supervision.

****

Growth

Lot # 57

BJR Make My Day 981

Leachman Progress

Carcass

***

KCC Mimi Heaven 2120-169

3/11/11

Actual

KCC Miss Cheyenne 633

KCC Miss Mimi Pos 854

Lot 55 KCC Deep Down 854-1101

+5

Carcass

CED

LSF NSF Big Time U203

BW

-4.0

58

KCC Cherokee Strip 804-643

WW

+56

627

YW

+89

1169

KCC Ms Total Proof 2107-445

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.44

Milk

+22

REA

+.23

Stay

+11

Fat

-.04

HPG

+8

YG

-.16

ME

+8

CW

+15

TM

+49

We used this Big Time son on registered heifers. He has balanced EPD’S, great structure and a unique pedigree. He ranks in the top 7% for BW, and top 10% for CED. He has great stayability and heifer pregnancy EPD’s also.

Calving

Carcass

****

***

Growth

Females

***

***

Lot # 58 Calved:

Actual

MS Neo-Sho Catalyst M177

KCC Miss Cherokee Strip 889

39

+9

Scrotal yearling

33.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.34

Milk

+21

REA

+.21

Stay

+12

Fat

-.02

HPG

+11

YG

-.08

ME

+4

CW

+17

TM

+49

KCC Hemi No Equal 2013-186

3/25/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486568

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

HXC Hemi 4400P

BW

-0.7

78

LCHMN No Equal 1174D

WW

+65

696

YW

+92

1154

Leachman Ann 7528

Scrotal yearling

This bull’s 12 year old mother has had 11 calves for us and we have kept every one. For as hard as we cull, that is saying something. You will get fantastic females from this cow family, and Hemi will only add to that. He also has a top 4% in the breed marbling EPD. Another heifer bull with great performance.

20

Calving

****

Actual

HXC 701G

KCC No Equal 2013

Lot 58 KCC Hemi No Equal 2013-186

+6

Carcass

**

Growth

****

Females

****

Carcass

39

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.72

Milk

+9

REA

-.22

Stay

+11

Fat

+.02

HPG

+7

YG

+.18

ME

+10

CW

+23

TM

+42


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 59 Calved:

KCC Marblin’ King 728-168

3/11/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486625

Brown Commitment S7206 CED

KCC Marblin’ Man 770-907

BW

-1.3

80

KCC Kingmaker 209-645

WW

+54

575

YW

+88

1070

KCC Miss Mucho G 2125-527 Another Marblin Man son with breed leading marbling EPD’s! With his exceptional Marbling, he’ll add some primes to your finish cattle! He has a very moderate mother with great growth and type for a heifer bull. His easy keeping cow family shows up in his negative ME EPD. Carcass

***

****

Growth

Females

***

****

Lot # 60 Calved:

Actual

KCC Miss Hi Power 770

KCC Miss Kingmaker 728

Calving

+4

Scrotal yearling

37

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.82

Milk

+18

REA

+.07

Stay

+10

Fat

+.04

HPG

+11

YG

+.14

ME

-2

CW

+21

TM

+44

KCC Hemi Power 314-178

3/18/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486578

Lot 59 KCC Marblin’ King 728-168

Lot # 61 Calved:

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

Actual

BW

-1.7

79

LMN Proof Positive 1305E

WW

+64

673

YW

+85

1095

KCC Miss Proof 314 KCC Monu 2125

Scrotal yearling

Here is another Hemi heifer bull that still offers great weaning growth! Good females from way back will mean great replacements, even more so when you add Hemi’s maternal strength. Hemi is the sire of Jackhammer, one of ABS’s leading sires in their lineup. We own part of him and used him for cleanup on cows. ****

**

Growth

Females

***

****

Lot # 62 Calved:

+7

HXC 701G

Carcass

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486636

Bieber Make Mimi 7249

HXC Hemi 4400P

Calving

KCC Wyoming Prime 805-146

2/26/11

+.58

Milk

+8

REA

-.16

Stay

+11

Fat

+.02

HPG

+10

YG

+.13

ME

+2

CW

+17

TM

BW

+0.5

60

GMRA Laramie 5110

+66

568

YW

+101 1060

+40

Scrotal yearling

The sire of this bull was one of our favorites several years ago. He brings a very balanced package, as this bull demonstrates. Top 5% in stayability, top 14% YW, top 15% WW and top 13% CW. This bull could be used on heifers with supervision. Calving

***

Actual

WW

KCC Miss Lancer 627

Marb

+0

KCC Miss Prime Cut 303-539

KCC Miss Laramie 805

37

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass

CED

KCC Mimi Prime 539-703

Carcass

***

Growth

****

Females

***

Carcass

36

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.38

Milk

+16

REA

+.16

Stay

+15

Fat

-.00

HPG

+10

YG

+.04

ME

+8

CW

+31

TM

+49

KCC Spark 912-133

2/24/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486568

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

HXC Hemi 4400P

BW

-2.9

72

Larson Red Lightning

WW

+60

653

YW

+89

1118

Mcgee Anne 2215

Scrotal yearling

The Hemi bulls are all very similar in type, good! They are deep bodied and have a great balanced profile. This bull’s mother is 13 years old and still going strong! A heifer bull with good growth and a top 7% of the breed marbling leader! 3/4 brother to bull Lot 71.

****

Actual

HXC 701G

KCC Ltng 912

Calving

+7

Carcass

***

Growth

***

Females

****

Carcass

36.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.66

Milk

+13

REA

-.06

Stay

+11

Fat

+.01

HPG

+6

YG

+.08

ME

+5

CW

+19

TM

+42

Lot 62 KCC Spark 912-133

21


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 63 Calved:

KCC Hemi Proof 427-144

2/26/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1517296

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

HXC Hemi 4400P HXC 701G

BW

-0.7

78

KCC Total Proof 215

WW

735

676

YW

+102 1127

KCC MS Total Proof 2035-427 KCC GRob 2035

Scrotal yearling

This bull has lots of ‘tops’! Top 2% marbling, top 11 WW, top 13 YW, top 16 CW, and great growth! His mother is one of our bigger cows, but that growth does not come with a big birthweight. They will grow fast and finish well, as we have fed out some of this bulls half progeny! .

Calving

Lot 63 KCC Hemi Proof 427-144 Lot # 64 Calved:

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486584 CED

Actual

BW

+1.4

92

LMN Proof Positive 1305E

WW

+70

634

YW

+99

1113

KCC Miss Proof 2013-415 KCC No Equal 2013

Scrotal yearling

This bull ranks in the top 8% of the breed for WW and the top 10 for marbling. He also has a mother and grandmother who are great cows and still going strong. If you want growth calves and great replacement females, here you go!

**

**

Females

****

****

Lot # 66 Calved:

+5

KCC No Equal 2105

Growth

Calved:

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.61

Milk

+10

REA

-.13

Stay

+9

Fat

+.00

HPG

+11

YG

+.14

ME

+5

CW

+30

TM

+45

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486616 CED BW

-0.1

89

Brown Vacation H7106

+63

639

YW

+98

1171

Miss KCC CRob 212

Scrotal yearling

With a top 3% in the breed for stayablity and top 10% for marbling, you can see why this bull has potential. Great growth and calving ease with supervision on heifers. The Brown Vacation cattle have a little more frame as a rule, but Hemi modifies that.

22

Actual

WW

KCC Miss BV 638

***

+3

HXC 701G

***

Growth

****

+.88

Milk

+12

REA

-.07

Stay

+9

Fat

-.01

HPG

+10

YG

-.03

ME

+10

CW

+30

TM

+46

KCC Golden Man 955-113

2/7/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486658 CED BW

-1.5

65

KCC Medicine Man 804-1736

WW

+59

588

YW

+101 1179

Scrotal yearling

Here is a heifer bull prospect that brings great growth and carcass with his calving ease. He ranks in the top 6% for marbling and the top15% for yearling weight, all with a 65 lb start! Look at that birth to yearling spread. His mother was a first calf heifer that only weighed 1088. Carcass

****

****

Growth

Females

****

***

Lot # 67 Calved:

Actual

Fritz Rebals 6039

KCC Miss BV 347-513

Calving

+3

37

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.67

Milk

+22

REA

+.07

Stay

+11

Fat

+.03

HPG

+11

YG

+.13

ME

+6

CW

+28

TM

+51

KCC Conqueror 401-176

3/17/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486582

Beckton Julian GG B571

HXC Hemi 4400P

Carcass

***

Marb

KCC Miss Med Man 955

Beckton Lancer F442T

Calving

****

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass

Fritz Golden Oscar 8006

38.5

KCC Hemi Vacation 638-190

3/30/11

Females

40

Red Crowfoot Ole’s Oscar

KCC Mike 2105

Carcass

***

Growth

Lot # 65

Holden Hi C 8128

Calving

Carcass

***

KCC Mikey’s Proof 415-163

3/10/11

Actual

Females

****

Carcass

CED

HXC Conquest 4405P

BW

-3.3

88

Glacier Chateau 744

WW

+51

643

YW

+78

1073

JHL G1906

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.60

Milk

+12

REA

+.01

Stay

+16

Fat

+03

HPG

+10

YG

+.15

ME

+10

CW

+28

TM

+44

Scrotal yearling

Conquest cattle are in high demand. They are very moderate, easy fleshing and well muscled. This bull’s mother is that same description, and you can see his powerful EPD’s for stayability, calving ease and HPG. He is also in the top 17% for marbling. Calving

****

Actual

HXC Ellie May MA638

KCC Miss Chateau G1906-401

33

+9

Carcass

****

Growth

***

Females

****

Carcass

35.5

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.53

Milk

+18

REA

+.23

Stay

+13

Fat

+.01

HPG

+10

YG

-.04

ME

+6

CW

+12

TM

+43


20 Month Old 100% 1A Red Angus Bulls Lot # 68 Calved:

KCC Well Robber 931-119

2/18/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486566

LCOC Wellington A170R CED

KCC Deep Well 633-940

BW

-0.8

78

LMAN King Rob 8621

WW

+59

682

YW

+91

1175

JHL G1906

Scrotal yearling

This bull’s mother is 13 years old and still looks great. He is very well balanced in both structure and EPD’s. He can be used on heifers, and will give great early growth with moderate frame to boot. His female progeny should be long lived and productive. Carcass

****

****

Growth

Females

****

****

Lot # 69 Calved:

Actual

KCC Miss Cheyenne 633

KCC Krob 931

Calving

+4

37

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass Marb

+.59

Milk

+17

REA

+.17

Stay

+11

Fat

+0.0

HPG

+11

YG

+.00

ME

+7

CW

+23

TM

+47

KCC Hemi Proof 430-196

4/7/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486587

Lot 68 KCC Well Robber 931-119

Lot # 70 Calved:

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

Actual

+0

BW

+2.3

99

KCC Miss Cheyenne 633

KCC Total Proof 215

WW

+73

683

Bieber Make Mimi 7249

YW

+109 1219

Miss KCC Marias 237

Scrotal yearling

The 237 cow family that this bull comes from is one of great performance. You can see that in his carcass and growth EPD’s. We have a 237 son we use on our commercial cows. You will love them. This bull boasts a top 4% WW and CW, top 6 YW, top 7 marb EPD and his mother has a 101.7MPPA. That is hard earned in our herd Carcass

**

****

Growth

Females

****

RAA# 1486635 CED

KCC Deep Well 633-940

HXC 701G

KCC Ms Total Proof 237-430

****

Lot # 71 Calved:

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

LCOC Wellington A170R

HXC Hemi 4400P

Calving

KCC Well Done 801-180

3/18/11

Marb

+.66

Milk

+11

REA

+.19

Stay

+12

Fat

+.01

HPG

+8

YG

+.10

ME

+7

CW

+38

TM

+48

This heifer bull prospect did just what you want him to do. He has an 85 lb BW ratio and then 102 lb YW ratio. Come into the world easy and take off running! He boasts a top 5% CED, top 9% BW and CEM and top 13% Stay, and top 16% REA. Not too bad for a heifer bull! Calving

****

Carcass

****

Growth

****

+11 -3.7

68

WW

+62

652

YW

+94

1172

Scrotal yearling

KCC No Equal 2105

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Carcass

KCC Miss Mimi 801

Females

****

Actual

BW

Carcass

38

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.46

Milk

+19

REA

+.33

Stay

+14

Fat

-0.0

HPG

+10

YG

-.05

ME

+2

CW

+20

TM

+50

KCC Hemi Easy 418-185

3/23/11

1A Registered Red Angus Bull

RAA# 1486585

Beckton Lancer F442T CED

HXC Hemi 4400P

BW

-2.8

72

Larson Red Lightning

WW

+51

607

YW

+69

1035

KCC Stn 914

Scrotal yearling

Here is a 3/4 brother to bull Lot 62, with the same smooth pattern and deep bodied look. This bull’s mother and grandmother are still in the herd, and you can see why by his type. They are easy keeping, moderate cows. Another great heifer bull candidate.

****

Actual

HXC 701G

KCC Miss Ltng 914-418

Calving

+5

Carcass

**

Growth

**

Females

****

Carcass

33.25

Maternal & Reproductive

Marb

+.36

Milk

+16

REA

-.11

Stay

+11

Fat

+.02

HPG

+7

YG

+.08

ME

+2

CW

+7

TM

+41

Lot 71 KCC Hemi Easy 418-185

23


24


Heart of the Herd Bred Commercial Heifers from the Downey Ranch and Kniebel Cattle Co herds.

Ah, summer!

But summer turns to fall and fall to winter. And some winters have brought blizzards! So...

Remember - We offer calve-out service with our exclusive LIVE CALF GUARANTEE! See p. 5 for pricing information & compete details.

25


DRI Bred Commercial Heifers NEW THIS YEAR: THERE WILL BE A BASE BID ON HEIFERS! We have always had a policy of honesty in all our business dealings. With the widespread drought, we have no idea what the market will be for heifers this fall. However, we do know we have grass and feed enough that we could keep all the heifers. Rather than not offer any for sale, we decided the fairest thing to Downey Ranch, Inc.

Spring calving bred heifers DRI is pleased to offer 30 bred heifers. They represent the top of

our spring born heifer calves. To start with, we kicked out those heifers that were too big or too small, were born in the 2nd 1/2 of the season, any bad temperaments, poor performers, structural concerns, etc. From that elite group, we selected heifers from the best cows. When all was said and done, we had less than 1/2 the heifers left. We are offering you 1/2 of the best of the best! These are NOT put together heifers but rather the top of our herd with generations of AI, tough selection and proven performance on the range and the rail. Synch’ed, AI’d then cleaned up with calving ease Angus. All shots, poured, Bangs vaccinated & tested PI negative. Heifers will sell in lots of 3 to 5. They will be penned at the sale, but a video presentation will run for each lot in the ring.

Tag #

26

Heifer’s Parentage

Birth date

Color

Pasture exposed to:

Est. Due Date

Y001

1/23/11

Larks Canyon x AN x AN x HH

Black Baldy

Lot 16 & 23

3/12/13

Y3

2/7/11

AN x AN x HH

Black Baldy

Lot 16 & 23

3/12/13

Y159

3/8/11

AN x HH x AN

Black Baldy

Lot 16 & 23

3/2/13

Y309

3/28/11

AN x Prime Cut x HH x Cal

Black Baldy

Lot 16 & 23

3/27/13

Y032

2/3/11

In Focus x Larks Canyon

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y087

2/28/11

AN x Calculator x Precision

Black

Lot 16 & 23

4/1/13

Y091

2/28/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16

4/21/13

Y092

3/1/11

Chisum x DRI Future Max x Calculator

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/10/13

Y101

3/2/11

AN x RA x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/4/13

Y105

3/2/11

AN x AN x New Design 036

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/2/13

Y111

3/2/11

Lead On x Future Direction

Black

Lot 16

4/21/13

Y112

3/3/11

Chisum x DRI Max Design

Black

Lot 16

4/11/13

Y116

3/3/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16

4/21/13

Y124

3/5/11

AN x AN x Future Direction

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y129

3/5/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/4/13

Y134

3/6/11

AN x AN x New Design 036

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y140

3/6/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

4/1/13

Y151

3/7/11

AN x AN x GV

Black

Lot 16

4/6/13

Y161

3/9/11

AN x Alliance 6595 x New Design 036

Black

Lot 16

4/16/13

Y162

3/9/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y171

3/10/11

AN x Calculator x Emulation K

Black

Lot 16

4/21/13

Y178

3/11/11

AN x HH x Rito 3X17

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y201

3/14/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/17/13

Y225

3/16/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/12/13

Y239

3/18/11

AN x AN x Paramount Ambush

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/9/13

Y241

3/19/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16

4/21/13

Y243

3/19/11

AN x Precision

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/22/13

Y252

3/20/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/4/13

Y257

3/20/11

AN x Basin Max 602C

Black

Lot 16 & 23

3/9/13

Y277

3/23/11

AN x AN

Black

Lot 16

3/21/13


KCC Bred Commercial Heifers do would be to set a reasonable floor. We set it well below last year’s average, not wanting to raise the price; only to ensure we weren’t giving away very high quality heifers we’d love to keep. Therefore, the base bid on all heifers will be $1500. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. Spring calving bred heifers The heifers offered here are the result of keeping the top 1/3 of our own home-raised heifers. We then chose some from this elite group for the sale. For these heifers to have made the cut they had to pass strict criteria which includes: mom’s udder and stayability, calving date (first half of season), temperament, conformation, and weaning weight. They are then reevaluated before they are artificially inseminated (AI’d). We are offering a group of registered red angus heifers (selling as commercial) that are bred red angus. These heifers made the strict cuts for performance, but we feel only the best should be eligible for actual seedstock production. Heifers will sell in lots of 3 to 5 and will NOT run through the ring. They will be penned at the sale, but a video presentation will run for each lot in the ring and simultaneously on the internet. Kniebel Cattle Co.

Tag #

Birth date

Heifer’s Parentage (Bull Breed x cow #)

Color

A.I. Bred to

Pasture Exposed To:

Est. Due Date

101

2/7

Envy x 633 Cheyenne

1A red

RA Mimi

Lot 57

3/9/13

104

2/7

Golden Oscar x 957 Wide Load

1A red

RA LCC Ribeye

Lot 45

3/9/13

111

2/11

Wellington x 959 Med Man

1A red

RA Bieber Boone

Lot 57

2/15/13

115

2/14

Mike x 927 Med Man

1A red

RA Anticipation

Lot 45

3/29/13

129

2/22

Golden Oscar x 654 Hoss Grande

1A red

RA Epic

Lot 45

3/9/13

136

2/26

Secret Mission x 941 Wide Load

1A red

RA Conquest

Lot 57

2/15/13

142

2/28

Envy x 727 Combination

1A red

RA Epic

Lot 57

3/9/13

143

3/7

Hemi x 2118 Logan

1A red

RA Mimi

Lot 57

2/15/13

166

3/11

Marblin Man x 733 Ribeye

1A red

RA Epic

Lot 57

2/15/13

170

3/11

Hemi x 610 Ribeye

1A red

RA Anticipation

Lot 57

2/15/13

182

3/18

Hemi x 636 Sterling

1A red

RA Epic

Lot 45

2/25/13

102

3/19

RA x 668 Black

Black

BA Right Answer

Lot 55 & 70

2/17/13

105

3/26

RA (Mimi) x 875 Black

Black

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 62

3/10/13

106

2/8

RA (Wide Load) x 917 Black

Black

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 55 & 70

3/5/13

107

2/9

RA (Norse King) x 927 Black

Black

RA Mimi Prime

Lot 55 & 70

3/31/13

125

3/4

RA (Sakic) x 509 Red

Red

BA Right Answer

Lot 62

3/10/13

127

2/23

RA ( Wide Load) x 536 Red

Red

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 55 & 70

2/15/13

128

3/4

RA (Cheyenne) x 606 Red

Red

BA Calculator 428

Lot 55 & 70

2/15/13

131

3/8

RA (Laramie) x 780 Red

Red

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 55 & 70

3/10/13

135

3/7

RA (Cheyenne) x 953 B Baldy

Red

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 62

2/15/13

138

3/10

RA (Med Man) x 1111 Brindle

Red

BA Right Answer

Lot 62

2/15/13

139

3/17

RA (Wide Load) x 1114 Red

Red

BA Right Answer

Lot 55 & 70

2/15/13

141

3/3

RA x 1249 Black

Red

BA Right Answer

Lot 55 & 70

3/10/13

123

3/6

RA (Cheyenne) x 953 Hereford

R Baldy

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 55 & 70

2/15/13

152

3/7

RA (Cheyenne) x 526 BB

R Baldy

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 62

2/15/13

155

3/27

RA (All Star) x 629 Red Baldy

R Baldy

BA Right Answer

Lot 55 & 70

3/10/13

160

3/27

Hereford x 837 Red

R Baldy

BA Right Answer

Lot 55 & 70

2/15/13

162

3/1

RA (All Star) x 952 Red Baldy

R Baldy

BA Bennett Total

Lot 55 & 70

3/10/13

165

3/21

RA x 1306 Red Baldy

R Baldy

BA Dakota Gold

Lot 71

2/15/13

169

3/23

RA (Mimi) x 1340 Black Baldy

R Baldy

BA Bennet Total

Lot 71

2/25/13

27


A Word About Cattle Feeding It’s no secret that both operations are big believers in retained ownership of quality cattle. After all, if you’re going to go to the trouble of stacking high-quality genetics and handling and vaccinating your cattle properly, why not reap the benefits? If you’re willing to go one step further and identify those animals, the story gets even better. You need to know how your own cattle perform, even if you never anticipate retaining ownership. As seen below, money will be made on changing markets and grid premiums. Therefore, retained ownership will happen more with grid proven cattle. Let’s take a look: Value of 550 lb calf @ 1.65 on Oct. 1, 2012:

$907.50

Avg. feeding costs with $7.25 corn (650 lbs of gain):

$645.00

Freight & Interest (calf)

$45.00

Death loss (ours is lower, but we’ll use 2%)

$18.00

Total costs:

$1615.50

Breakeven price for May 2013 marketing

$1.34

Oct. 1 Pricing through USPB for May 2013

$133.00

This is pretty much a breakeven this year with the only potential being in premiums and market opportunities. Retained ownership looks riskier than it has in awhile.

KCC & DRI fall cattle on feed at KCC

Understanding & Interpreting Data In general, the AAA has set things up so that the higher the number, the “better” it is. In other words, for calving ease direct (CED), a bull with a 9 would calve easier than a bull with a 2. A higher marbling EPD means more marbling and so forth. However, please be careful not to think that bigger is always better. A bull with an outrageously high $Beef value may give you huge frame scores and hard doing cows. Higher milk values could lead in some instances to udder problems and cows that milk themselves down too much and therefore have trouble rebreeding. The other thing to consider is how much data is behind the numbers the Association generates. We’re excited about the $EN value index which attempts to get a handle on more efficient cows. However, this the Association uses Milk EPD and mature size only to calculate this number. This misses those really efficient outliers (and some hard-doing ones too!).

The Red Angus Association is the only association that builds EPD’s from Total Herd Reporting (THR). THR uses data from the entire calf crop - not just the calves that were good enough to register. The biggest benefit of THR is the elimination of reporting bias from data used to calculate EPDs. Perhaps even more significant is the overestimate of performance of sires whose poorer performing calves are not reported. This next thought cannot be stressed too much. YOU CAN NOT COMPARE EPD’S ACROSS BREEDS!!!! Black Angus breeders consider BW +2.0 and below to be suitable for use on heifers, while Red Angus breeders will usually want less than a –1.5 BW EPD. Having said that, here are the averages for parent sires in the AAA and RAA as of September of the current year:

American Red Angus Association EPD Averages for Current Sires CED

BW

WW

YW

Milk

Stay

CW

Marb

REA

FT

YG

TM

HPG

ME

+4

-1.2

+55

+83

+19

+9

+18

+.39

+.13

-.00

-0.00

+46

+10

+3

Do NOT compare Black Angus and Red Angus EPD’s under penalty of law!!! American Angus Association EPD Averages for Current Sires

28

CED

BW

WW

YW

Milk

+5

+1.8

+46

+83

+22

Scrotal Docility RADG Marb +.51

+9

+0.13

+.39

REA

FT

+.28

+.010

$EN

$W

$F

$G

$B

-0.59 26.44 25.56 24.09 54.13


Understanding & Interpreting the Data Performance Data x BW—Bull’s birth weight as adjusted by the American Angus Association or Red Angus Association. x WW—Bull’s weaning weight adjusted by the AAA or ARA to 205 days x YW—Bull’s yearling weight adjusted by the AAA or ARA to 365 days x Scrotal—Bulls scrotal circumference in centimeters adjusted by the AAA or ARA to 365 days of age (1 year) Performance EPD’s (Expected Progeny Differences) Items in RED are new this year. x CED- Calving Ease Direct is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births, with a higher value indicating greater calving ease in first-calf heifers. It predicts the average difference in ease with which an sire's calves will be born when he is bred to first-calf heifers. x BW-Expressed in lbs, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeny when compared to the progeny of an average bull in the breed. x WW & YW-Expressed in lbs, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit weaning/yearling growth to his progeny compared to the progeny of an average bull in the breed. x Milk-Also called Weaning Wt Maternal, is a predictor of a sire’s genetic merit for milk and mothering ability as expressed in his daughters. In other words, it is that part of WW attributed to mi and mothering ability. It is compared to daughters of an average bull in the breed. x Scrotal-Expressed in centimeters, it is a predictor of the difference in transmitting ability for scrotal size compared to the progeny of an average sire in the breed. Available for BLACK ANGUS ONLY. x Stayability-The expected difference in probability of daughters staying in the herd at least 6 years. Since cows are usually only culled for being open before the age of 6, the EPD is primarily a measure of sustained fertility in female offspring. Available for RED ANGUS ONLY. x Docility-is expressed as a difference in yearling cattle temperament, with a higher value indicating more favorable docility. Black Angus Only. x RADG-expressed in pounds per day, is a predictor of a sire’s genetic ability for postweaning gain in future progeny compared to that of other sires, given a constant amount of feed consumed. Black Angus only. Carcass EPD’s (Expected Progeny Differences) Items in RED are new this year. x CW-Carcass weight, expressed in pounds is a predictor of the differences in hot carcass weight of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. x Marbling-expressed as a fraction of the difference in USDA marbling score of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. Higher marbling scores are positively correlated with higher carcass quality grades. x REA-expressed in square inches, is a predictor of the difference in ribeye area of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. x BF or FT– expressed in inches, is a predictor of the differences in external fat thickness at the 12th rib (as measured between the 12th and 13th ribs) of a sire's progeny compared to progeny of other sires. x YG-predicts differences in USDA Yield Grade score, and is expressed in USDA Yield Grade units $VALUE INDEXES—Black Angus ONLY x Cow Energy Value ($EN), expressed in dollars savings per cow per year, assesses differences in cow energy requirements as an expected dollar savings difference in daughters of sires. A larger value is more favorable when comparing two animals (more dollars saved on feed energy expenses). Components for computing the cow $EN savings difference include lactation energy requirements and energy costs associated with differences in mature cow size. x $Value indexes are multi-trait selection indexes, expressed in dollars per head, to assist beef producers by adding simplicity to genetic selection decisions. The $Value is an estimate of how future progeny of each sire are expected to perform, on average, compared to progeny of other sires in the database if the sires were randomly mated to cows and if calves were exposed to the same environment. x Weaned Calf Value ($W), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for preweaning merit. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth, maternal milk, and mature cow size. x Feedlot Value ($F), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for postweaning merit compared to progeny of other sires. x Grid Value ($G), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for carcass grid merit compared to progeny of other sires. x Beef Value ($B), an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for postweaning and carcass value compared to progeny of other sires. Reproductive Indexes—Red Angus ONLY x Heifer Pregnancy (HPG) - predicts the probability of heifers conceiving to calve at two years of age. Many breeds offer genetic predictions of yearling bull scrotal circumference as an indicator of age of puberty. Red Angus’ HPG EPD offers more than an indicator trait, it selects for producers’ desired response: pregnant heifers. x The ME EPD predicts differences in energy requirements of mature daughters of an individual and is expressed in Mega-calories per month. Differences in Maintenance Energy requirements can easily translate into differences in feed required to maintain body weight. While higher milking, higher growth (larger mature size) cattle typically have higher maintenance requirements, there are many Red Angus sire choices that defy these antagonisms - actually combining positive revenue traits (Growth and Milk) with negative Expense Traits (ME). FOR THIS INDEX, THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE BETTER! x Total Maternal EPD (TM) predicts the rancher's actual observation of weaning weights of calves raised by an animal's daughters. TM includes the daughters milk EPD plus half of her genetic contribution to her calf's weaning weight EPD. The formula for TM EPD is: TM EPD = Milk EPD + 1/2 (WW EPD)

29


Wait a minute! FCCP page

What’s a black Angus calf doing with a Red Angus FCCP tag you ask? The FCCP was the first PVP for age and source in the US and is cleared for ANGUS genetics, red OR black! If you enroll your black Angus bulls with the Red Angus Assoc. ($15), you can use the easiest and most economical system available to capture age and source premiums. Talk with us, or visit with the Red Angus Association for more information. The average increase in per hundredweight premium from age and source verification is $4. For $1 per head for a tag, not a bad investment.

RI per D C & tags or C K f 5 2 d e uy has ves. b l c wil l pur g cal l bu lifyin qua

30


31


.QLHEHO&DWWOH&R 65G :KLWH&LW\.6   DOWNEY RANCH, Inc. 37929 Wabaunsee Rd. Wamego, KS 66547 (785)456-8160

 Detours in 2012! 6HHGHWDLOHGPDSZLWK GHWRXURQS

2012 Production Sale: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 @ 12:30 pm CST

Downey Ranch and Kniebel Cattle Co. - 2012 Production Sale  

Downey Ranch and Kniebel Cattle Co. - 2012 Production Sale