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Welcome

TO TOPP ANGUS

At Topp Angus we have many goals within our ranch and breeding program but number one has always and will always be our relationship with our customers. We are constantly striving for feedback and communication with our customers and friends as a way to better our program and be able to build a stronger business relationship that will benefit both. After customer relations, Topp Angus has three main areas of focus: genetic improvement, providing value to our customers and theirs, and sustainability.

GENETIC IMPROVEMENT

At Topp Angus, we strive to breed the most balanced, complete genetics in the industry. We will not focus on being the best at any one single trait, but instead all traits as a whole. If you are looking for the lowest birth genetics available in the marketplace, we are not it. While we appreciate low/moderate birthweights since we calve out on pasture, we will not sacrifice other traits and growth potential to chase low birthweights. We expect our females to be able to have a live calf unassisted, with the calf up and nursing shortly thereafter but will never get caught up in chasing the lowest birthweights. If you are looking for strictly carcass traits in your cattle, again we are not the place for you. We understand that the end product is the ultimate goal, and we must keep that in mind. We will forever be looking to improve our carcass traits and will not lose sight of that. However, there are so many traits that can not be sacrificed up to that point so they must all go hand in hand. If you are looking for strictly growth, again we are not your program. We maintain that if you want the most pounds per cow exposed in the spring, the genetics need to be balanced for live births, efficiency, health, and growth. We are very proud of the fact that our cattle can be at the top of multiple real world performance tests, but rather than focus on strictly being the highest growth cattle in the market we focus on balancing high performing progeny with a cowherd that is efficient in growth, efficiency, and live calves. Maternal traits are also a main focus here but when it comes to pure milk production, we will not focus on having the highest milk producing Angus around. We believe that a mother cow has to be able to produce adequate milk supply to produce a healthy, fat calf. She must also be able to maintain condition and breed back. We ask a lot of her, but it doesn’t begin and end with milk production. We insist on maintaining a cowherd that has enough milk to produce that fat healthy calf, but also insist on strong udder attachments for longevity, proper teat size and spacing for problem free initial nursing and long term udder quality. The list goes on and on, but if you are looking for a single trait, there are other herds that are no doubt doing it better. We breed for balance to be near the top of all desireable traits and are constantly looking for ways to improve our product as a whole.

PROVIDING VALUE

At Topp Angus, it is important that you are receiving the most bang for your bull buying dollar. Our goal is not to offer you the cheapest genetics, but to offer you the most balanced genetics at a fair price. However, value goes beyond strictly the initial purchase price. We have a product that we are confident in and stand behind 100% genetically. As our customer base grows, we will be looking to provide marketing options for you that will benefit you. We believe that as a customer, you will be producing a set of calves that are worth more, and we want to develop a program that makes sure you get paid for that. Great thought and careful planning will be put into this and as we plan, we would sincerely look for feedback from you as to what is most beneficial in your operation.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability can be viewed many different ways. As with everything else, we try to be balanced in our goals. Outstanding pure profit is a nice concept and one that our banker would surely appreciate, but that is not what our business can be based on. Our sustainability depends upon our customers’ profitability. We look to develop a program that keeps you profitable and coming back. We look to provide an atmosphere that is great for raising a family. We look to be great sewards of our land and environment. But most importantly, we value the friendships and relationships that can be developed in this business that, at the end of the day, makes all the time and effort much more than worth it.

PAUL TOPP - 701-650-8371 Grace City, North Dakota toppangus@daktel.com www.facebook.com/ToppAngus

Your Visit is Always Welcome!

LOCATION

8205 14th Street NE Grace City, ND 58445

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15 20 McHenry 11th Street NE

Grace City

11th Street NE

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Carrington

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From Grace City: 5 mi. North on 82nd Avenue and 1/2 mi. East on 14th Street.


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Cow Families

The key to any successful breeding program is the

development of a reliable, consistently productive cowherd. Topp Angus had the great fortune of being able to purchase as our genetic base a tremendous set of cows from the heart of one of the greatest and most time proven cowherds in the country – TC Ranch from Franklin Nebraska. We have taken what we view to be an elite set of cows and are constantly looking to improve upon that. We believe that every great family begins with a great mother. We believe very firmly that if you can maintain and improve upon a core group of superior cow families, that as a group, the whole herd will become more and more consistent. We will continue on with only the most productive and consistent families at the ranch and will add to their stories‌


THE

Barbara

FAMILY

TC BARBARA 3088

TC BARBARA 5016

AAA 14392396

AAA 15182033

TC BARBARA 6008

TA BARBARA 1307

TA BARBARA 1323

TA BARBARA 3725

TC BARBARA 6044

TOPP CRAFTSMAN 2129

TA 3088 FOCUS IN 1314

TOPP APTITUDE 4223

TOPP POTENTIAL 5037

TA BARBARA 2115

AAA 15418010

AAA 15417912

AAA 17134361

AAA 17494611

AAA 17134354

AAA A

AAA 17963900

AAA 18204208

at topp angus, we breed for BALANCE AAA 18261059

AAA 17615563


THE

Marcia

FAMILY

TA MARCIA 0620

TC MARCIA 1069

AAA 16940921

AAA 13963170

TA MARCIA 0133

TC MARCIA 4228

TC MARCIA 6170

TC MARCIA 7062

TC FORTHRIGHT 9284

TC GRANITE

AAA 16942885

AAA 15842137

TC TOUCHDOWN 772 AAA 15834705

AAA 15023994

AAA 16441659

TC FRANKLIN 619 AAA 15462648

AAA 15417830

TC MARCIA 7028 AAA 15842112

AAA 11994578

our bulls have the backing to not only have an immediate impact on your calf crop, but A LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR COWHERD GENETIC BASE

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THE

Ruby FAMILY

TC RUBY 4076

TC RUBY 6530

AAA 14823407

AAA 15824762

TA RUBY 0128

TA RUBY 0602

TA RUBY 1335

TC RUBY 4055

TA RUBY 0124

TA RUBY 0132

AAA 16942916

AAA 14844789

AAA 16942917

AAA 16946085

AAA 17258782

AAA 16942902

our sustainability depends on YOUR PROFITABILITY TC RUBY 4044 AAA 14844787


THE

Ruby FAMILY

TC ALLIANCE 333

TC FREEDOM 104

AAA 14510335

AAA 13977765

TA 4076 DOC 0622

TA 4076 DASH 3703

TA 6530 ICON 3705

TA 6530 ICON 3713

TOPP AUTHORITY 4256

TOPP FACULTY 4282

AAA 16965125

AAA 17963879

AAA 17963886

AAA 18199303

AAA 17963872

AAA 18204168

we offer the most balanced genetics AT A FAIR PRICE TC ADVANTAGE 622 AAA 15462683

GENETIC BASE

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THE

Pride FAMILY

TC PRIDE 4226

TC PRIDE 8067

AAA 15023993

AAA 13136398

TA PRIDE 0615

TA PRIDE 1319

TA PRIDE 2112

TA 4226 WINDY 2110

TA 4226 RUSH 1312

TOPP ENDOWEMENT 5041 TC ADVANTAGE

AAA 16965122

AAA 17494729

TC EZ MONEY 029 AAA 16734459

AAA 17260460

AAA 17494733

AAA 17260459

TC FOREMAN 016 AAA 13699216

AAA 18303633

TA 4226 WINDY 2137 AAA 17494728

AAA 12783078

TC GRID TOPPER 355 TC STOCKMAN 365 AAA 14526645

AAA 11994601

TC VANCE 011 AAA 16734345


THE

Pe�y FAMILY

TA PEGGY 0641

TA 5092 FOCUS IN 0635

AAA 16940931

TC PEGGY 6064 AAA 15169364

AAA 16940928

TC PEGGY 5092 AAA 15169383

THE

TA FLOWER 2176 AAA 17615578

TOPP DYNAMIC 4284 AAA 18199311

TC ABERDEEN ACE 966 AAA 16441695

Flower FAMILY TC FLOWER 4019 AAA 14823379

TOPP COMMAND 4214 AAA 18204167

GENETIC BASE

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THE

TC BLACKBIRD 7177 AAA 15842235

Blackbird TC BLACKBIRD 5084 AAA 15169375

THE

TC FOREVER 6123

TC ABERDEEN 759 AAA 15840414

AAA 14237017

TA 6123 WOLF CREEK 3701

AAA 17963906

TA 6123 WOLF CREEK 3714 AAA 17963866

TC GRIDIRON 258

Forever FAMILY TA FOREVER 3738

AAA 15417974

FAMILY

AAA 17963845

TC THUNDER 805 AAA 16150299


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Herd Sires

Topp Angus believes very strongly in developing a breeding program with predictability. We will not take a shotgun approach to AI season, but choose instead to thoroughly research which genetics to bring in as herd sires that will push our program forward. We feel very confident in the sires we are using and expect them to excel in all important traits through their progeny.


Herd Sires MOHNEN WOLF CREEK 1871 AAA 17032793

VIN-MAR FOCUS IN 8847 AAA 16135296

TOPP HANCOCK 2154 AAA 17615541

SITZ ICON 1054 AAA 16563306

SITZ DASH 11100 AAA 16561179

SVA THE DONALD 4030 AAA 17917143

CIRCLE A MOGUL 3463 AAA 17750079

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Notes


DEVELOPMENT

Topp Angus offers a large selection of 18-month-old bulls that have been developed slowly. This allows them to grow more naturally with less supplemental feed, which benefits joint and foot growth to ensure soundness and longevity.

AGE

Selling 18-month-old bulls promotes more aggressive breeding results for our buyers and allows the bulls to hold condition better during their first breeding season. For the first time, Topp Angus is also offering a select group of yearling bulls. To fully utilize our donor line-up, we implanted a select group of embryos for February calving and believe these yearlings will develop with the same qualities as their fallborn counterparts.

CONSISTENCY

Consistency in the Topp Angus program starts with a breeding program and elite genetics to strengthen our annual offering to you. We do our best to offer bulls that give you the generational improvement you expect, year after year.

BALANCE

An economical cow herd is comprised of cows that can be fed efficiently, culled for age and not structure, udder quality, feet, production, disposition or fertility. Our females are bred to reach all points of efficiency to offer as much performance as possible while keeping all else balanced. Putting all of those pieces together allows our buyers to make money and save money by maximizing herd longevity.

PROVEN GENETICS

Topp Angus bulls stem from the most proven cow families in the Angus breed. Our bulls have the genetic backing to not only have an immediate impact on your calf crop, but a lasting impact on your cowherd. We sincerely appreciate your business and will continue to make the genetic progress to earn it. Please let us know if you have questions about the offering or would like to discuss more about the Topp Angus program.

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