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Angus Simmental Red Angus Hereford Charolais Shorthorn Index

COVER PHOTO Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson, Kansas BACK COVER PHOTO Photo courtesy of Morgan Meisenheimer, Oklahoma

Here is a ‘real-world’ fertility comparison from Dalebanks Angus in Kansas, looking at 1,612 matings over seven breeding seasons. The data reveals a 6 to 11 percent Select Sires advantage over other semen companies. MATT PERRIER OF DALEBANKS ANGUS SUMS IT UP LIKE THIS:

The Select Sires bulls we have used have shown they can get more females pregnant. Ultimately, when you make the decision to A.I. your heifers and cows— isn’t getting them pregnant to the A.I. bull what you want?

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Select Sires 158 bulls Select Sires Genex 158 bulls Ourbulls rigorous quality standards 172 1.2 have propelled Select Sires to a dominating position in terms of Sire Genex Conception Rate Alta 172 bulls 1.2in the dairy world, where millions of records substantiate our position. bulls to know that 1.2 It’s138 important ALL marketed Select Sires semen passes the same semen quality Alta Accelerated 138 bulls tests in 1.2 the same lab. If semen doesn’t pass all tests, it goes in the trash! 152 bulls 0.7Rate data comparing Select Sires to several other major A.I. studs. It’s Accelerated Below is recent Sire Conception 152 bulls easyABS to see that not all A.I. studs 0.7 are created equal when it comes to the conception rates of their product. 120 -0.2 ABS bulls ST 120 bulls -0.2 26 -1 ST bulls 26 bulls -1

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Alta 138 bulls Alta 138 bulls

Accelerated 152 bulls Accelerated 152 bulls

ABS 120 bulls ABS 120 bulls

*December 2016 SCR data based on 4,490,020 records Source: December 2016 Holstein Active A.I, Listing, Domestic and Foreign Bull and December 2016 Holstein Genomic Sire Active A.I. Listing

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THE LEADER IN SUPERIOR GENETICS with an emphasis on Conception, Calving Ease, Carcass and Cows. We use all the available information to make our bull selection decisions. THE LEADER IN SERVICE Our people are second to none in terms of taking care of customers like you. When we say Your Success—Our Passion, we mean it! The Leader in Reproduction and Research No other A.I. stud has devoted as much time, energy and research investment in pursuing better ways to synchronize and A.I. heifers and cows. Our collaborative efforts over the past 30 years helped the A.I. industry to get where it is today with synchronization systems that are consistent, efficient and successful. The Leader in fertility Semen quality plays a major role in our success, and more importantly, your success. With more beef on beef fertility data than any other A.I. source and with documentation of superior Sire Conception Rates from the semen we market, Select Sires offers a fertility advantage like no other.


ANGUS

7AN388 S S NIAGARA Z29

Reg: 17287387 Tattoo: Z29 DOB: 1/5/2012

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 101 690 lbs / ratio 108 1408 lbs / ratio 114 36 cm 6.0

SYDGEN C C & 7 HOOVER DAM ERICA OF ELLSTON C124 B/R NEW DAY 454 JET S S X144 JET S S T151

One of our favorites, and rightfully so, he does lots of things right! Young Sire Program data has solidified this bull for low birth and high growth Adds base-width and a super rib design to attractive, big-bodied offspring His pedigree is constructed with proven, good-uddered cowmaker sires Check out his elite HP EPD! Excellent mating option on Comrade, Capitalist and Sunrise daughters

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Dam of Niagara

Daughter, UT Crossville, TN

From Stewart Select Angus, IN

Daughter, OSU Campus, OH

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 9 -.5 68 122 .23 .67 .3 Acc .63 .84 .76 .67 .62 .62 .69 % Rank 20 4 2

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .76 12 22.4 9 27 1 70 0.6 -21.00 48 .84 1.08 .010 5 19 68.19 83.60 47.57 147.47 .60 .58 .35 .22 .28 4 .55 .44 .47 .52 .50 .48 7 43 5 15 15 3 10 4 10 10 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN395 K C F BENNETT FORTRESS

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ET 635 lbs / ET 1054 lbs / ET 35 cm 5.7

KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 CONNEALY CONSENSUS BLINDA OF CONANGA 004 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 THOMAS PATRICIA 9705 THOMAS PATRICIA 71138

Fortress wraps pedigree, performance and phenotype into a proven package that is easy to use in many applications Consistently sires strong calves of both sexes with low birth weights and excellent vigor at birth Adds depth of body and doability in a sound-structured, high-performance package Unique pairing of $W and $B with birth to yearling spread like no other Fortress provides protection for your herd Ideal mating on Prophet and Traction daughters

ANGUS

Reg: +17259012 Tattoo: Y331 DOB: 9/25/2011

Full sister to Fortress

Daughter, ODRC Mansfield, OH

From Knoll Crest Farm Inc., VA

Son, ODRC Mansfield, OH

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 13 -.8 75 122 .25 .27 .3 Acc .61 .80 .71 .55 .41 .41 .69 % Rank 10 15 1 2 20

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .84 26 7.6 11 30 0 54 0.4 -23.16 57 .70 .90 .030 5 9 83.84 87.65 38.09 159.49 .62 .49 .28 .19 .25 0 .43 .27 .41 .47 .47 .44 8 26 10 20 15 5 25 10 1 3 25 3

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN418 DEER VALLEY PATRIOT 3222

◊ Patriot has established his ability to sire low birth weight cattle that excel for growth and phenotype ◊ Larger framed, longer fronted Capitalist son who transmits muscle shape and dimension ◊ Big time genetic merit and genomic superstar meets big time visual appeal ◊ Backed by one of the top cows in the Angus breed who is also the dam of All In, expect him to deliver quality and performance ◊ His first calf crop has been well received and have commanded top auction prices From Deer Valley Farm and Taylor Angus Farms, TN

Reg: +17577916 Tattoo: 3222 DOB: 2/4/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

64 lbs / ratio 95 975 lbs/ ratio 122 1437 lbs / ratio 112 38 cm 6.2

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 19 -1.7 61 120 .29 .58 .7 Acc .66 .82 .74 .57 .45 .45 .65 % Rank 1 10 15 3 10

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S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 SITZ UPWARD 307R DEER VALLEY RITA 0274 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345

Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .08 21 12.9 17 27 0 29 0.3 -15.79 45 .81 1.09 .083 0 3 64.49 87.10 39.24 137.13 .62 .54 .30 .19 .25 0 .42 .21 .33 .38 .40 .36 0 15 20 1 20 15 3 10 3 25 15

7AN451 WERNER FLAT TOP 4136

◊ Black Granite’s stoutest and best phenotype son, he was a favorite in the yards at the 2016 NWSS ◊ Offers more stature than his sire and is flawless in structure and phenotype ◊ Maternal strength is braided into his stellar pedigree, his dam consistently transmits exceptional phenotype while backing it up with production records ◊ Covers all the bases for EPD’s and excels for RE and $W From Werner Angus LLC, IL; Chandler Cattle Company and Buford Ranches, OK Lisonbee Angus, Ranch, UT; Rock Ridge Farms, Solid Rock Angus and Sammy & Connie Ayres, KY; Sarkaria Farms and Trowbridge Farms, NY; Bill Hargrafen, IA and Reisig Cattle, MT

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NEW Reg: 18094501 Tattoo: 4136 DOB: 9/7/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

86 lbs / ratio 101 874 lbs/ ratio 114 1452 lbs / ratio 114 38 cm

CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 CONNEALY BLACK GRANITE EURA ELGA OF CONANGA 9109 C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 WERNER LADY 0304 SANDPOINT LADY 7869

Dam of Flat Top

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 8 .4 63 111 .28 .01 .4 1.11 13 18.5 11 26 0 -1 0.2 -5.53 51 .84 1.08 .026 0 0 72.49 81.48 45.46 162.48 Acc .40 .44 .33 .37 .40 .40 .38 .48 .30 .27 .16 .22 0 .37 .19 .26 .35 .33 .34 0 0 % Rank 5 4 10 25 15 20 10 15 3 2 3 15 2

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN351 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

70 lbs / ratio 96 861 lbs / ratio 117 1443 lbs / ratio 117 37 cm 5.8

SITZ TRAVELER 8180 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V EMULOUS 8145 C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 PRIDES TRAV OF CONANGA 6499

Unmatched in his ability to transmit body mass, base width and visual muscle A proven calving ease sire that adds dimension every time Cowmaker deluxe, his daughters are easy keeping with perfect udders and raise heavy calves Excellent mating choice for larger-framed cattle that need rib and dimension Limited semen availability

ANGUS

Reg: 16752262 Tattoo: 028 DOB: 1/11/2010

Daughter, John Carrel, MT

Daughter, Decades of Excellence, TN

From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE and 44 Farms, TX

Daughter, Solid Rock Angus, KY

Production Maternal CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN EPD 11 -.1 59 100 .18 .33 -.1 1.13 15 19.5 12 23 151 -9 -0.1 -.23 Acc .91 .96 .94 .91 .69 .69 .92 .93 .87 .51 .68 .76 389 .58 .37 % Rank 20 25 15 20 25 15 15

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Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 28 .48 .97 .132 5 845 65.51 56.21 23.39 90.75 .51 .57 .57 .53 7 2224 10 10

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN463 TEX PLAYBOOK 5437

ANGUS

NEW

Reg: +18414912 Tattoo: 5437 DOB: 8/3/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

75 lbs / ratio 101 840 lbs / ratio 121 1456 lbs / ratio 118 42 cm

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 006S BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682 21AR O LASS 7017 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 RITA 1C43 OF 9M26 COMPLETE RITA 9M26 OF RITA 5F56 PRED

◊ Payweight’s most complete son combining a powerful phenotype and unmatched EPD tabulation ◊ His dam and granddam are Angus royalty that stem from the proven producer, revenue generator and herd sire maker, Rita 5F56 ◊ The bull is stout, yet smooth made, big middled with lots of base width and muscle expression and has great feet! ◊ Playbook has passed every test – unique pedigree, flawless phenotype, outstanding individual performance, elite genomics ◊ Semen will be available after April 1, 2017

Dam of Playbook

Full sister to Playbook

From Teixeira Cattle Co., OR; Deer Valley Farms and Crazy K Ranch, TN; Rishel Angus, NE; Black Gold Genetics, IL and Valley Oak Angus, MO

Maternal sister by Comrade to Playbook

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC EPD 10 0.4 70 120 .24 -.01 .3 1.32 26 Acc .34 .43 .33 .36 .36 .36 .37 .47 .30 % Rank 25 3 3 25 20 10

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 18 15 34 0 9 .3 -21.17 67 .89 .87 .058 0 0 85.47 94.07 36.94 177.45 .23 .11 .18 0 .33 .16 .23 .33 .31 .32 0 0 15 2 3 1 10 10 1 2 1 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN443 BALDRIDGE BRONC

NEW

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 90 765 lbs / ratio 99 1355 lbs / ratio 100 37 cm 5.6

ANGUS

Reg: +18229425 Tattoo: C010 DOB: 1/6/2015

EF COMPLEMENT 8088 EF COMMANDO 1366 RIVERBEND YOUNG LUCY W1470 STYLES UPGRADE J59 BALDRIDGE ISABEL Y69 BALDRIDGE ISABEL T935

Dam of Bronc

◊ One of the hottest young sires to enter A.I. this year ◊ The top-selling bull of the record-setting 2016 Baldridge Brothers Bull Sale ◊ Bronc is an expressive muscled, masculine young sire with a huge top and bold rib shape. He is level in design and has tremendous base width. Bronc exceeds his sire for frame size and he captures your attention from every angle ◊ His dam is one of the most prolific donors in the Baldridge Brothers herd and she stems from the legendary Isabel cow family ◊ This genomic and performance superstar ranks in the top tier of the Angus breed for CED, BW, WW, YW, RE, $W and $B When you combine data with desirable phenotype....Bronc stands alone ◊ An easy-to-use sire that offers mating flexibility like no other From Baldridge Bros., NE; Mile High Angus, CO and Tuchsherer Angus, KS

Granddam of Bronc

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 16 -2.6 70 120 .24 .34 .3 1.06 26 11.4 15 30 0 48 0.5 -21.54 57 .75 1.26 .039 0 0 80.41 85.89 42.87 162.60 Acc .33 .45 .35 .38 .33 .33 .49 .49 .40 .22 .09 .16 0 .32 .15 .21 .31 .30 .31 0 0 % Rank 2 2 1 1 10 2 10 3 25 1 1 2 20 2

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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ANGUS

7AN460 CROUTHAMEL PROTOCOL 3022 ◊ One of the most exciting finds of the fall, he should be part of your protocol for breeding season ◊ Imagine the mating flexibility his pedigree and EPD profile provides! ◊ You will love his phenotype too-moderate, big middle, great footed, with lots of shape and dimension ◊ Check out his combination of CED, DOC, $W and $B! ◊ One of the most uniquely bred, high marbling and maternal sires in the breed

NEW Reg: 17570263 Tattoo: 3022 DOB: 1/10/2013

BW: 87 lbs / ratio 99 WW: 805 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1480 lbs / ratio 114

Dam of Protocol

CONNEALY PACKER 547 CCC MERRITT 030 MVCC GAR BANDO 1240 BT CROSSOVER 758N CCC LADY RAIN 932 CAMAS PRAIRIE K LADY 7507

From Raymond & Son Inc., OR and Crouthamel Cattle Co., WA

Full sister, Crouthamel Cattle Co., WA

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 13 -.1 65 119 .29 .50 .5 2.06 31 5.2 10 34 0 27 0.5 -25.43 55 1.18 .57 .041 0 2 74.35 83.98 43.44 157.07 Acc .48 .68 .57 .51 .35 .35 .37 .50 .31 .24 .14 .21 0 .36 .16 .25 .33 .34 .32 0 17 % Rank 10 25 10 3 10 2 2 3 10 2 3 4 15 3

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7AN349 PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360

◊ Weigh Up continues to gain in popularity because of his outstanding progeny. He is a proven performance sire that covers all the bases ◊ One of our highest for HP, $W and $B, this is a rare combination ◊ Sons have topped sales across the country and his daughters are treasured gems ◊ Count on his progeny to be sound structured, good footed, and high performing with fault free design ◊ Weigh Up adds profit like no other From Deer Valley Farm, TN and Koberstein Farms LLC, CO Reg: 16692552 Tattoo: K360 DOB: 2/8/2010

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 6 1.1 75 138 .40 .23 .7 Acc .77 .94 .91 .87 .54 .54 .87 % Rank 1 1 1

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

92 lbs / ratio 108 756 lbs / ratio 111 1322 lbs / ratio 114 36 cm 6.8

CONNEALY ONWARD SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M G A R RETAIL PRODUCT BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 311

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .90 19 23.5 8 29 79 38 0.5 -25.50 65 .65 .87 .054 2 363 76.41 120.46 31.39 169.01 .89 .78 .41 .58 .68 207 .59 .43 .44 .52 .51 .47 2 1013 25 3 20 2 10 3 1 1 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN440 DEER VALLEY OLD HICKORY

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ET 825 lbs / ET 1340 lbs / ET 36 cm 6.1

ANGUS

Reg: +17873666 Tattoo: 4181 DOB: 1/16/2014

SITZ UPWARD 307R PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 S A V BISMARCK 5682 DEER VALLEY RITA 1126 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345

◊ The most impressive son of Weigh Up we have encountered. He’s stout made and sound footed with a tremendous hip and rear leg ◊ Old Hickory exhibits extra length of body and neck extension, yet is soft middled and bold ribbed ◊ His impressive dam is a member of one of the most successful embryo flushes from the $300,000 GAR Objective 2345. She posts a progeny record of 2@112 WR and 1@113 YR and 11@102 UREA ◊ Initial calf reports are low birth, easily born calves with captivating eye appeal and the look to grow ◊ Rich in pedigree, stellar phenotype and an elite EPD script makes Hickory an easy choice to use From Deer Valley Farm, TN; Boyd Beef Cattle, Solid Rock Angus, Sammy Ayres, Jared Ayres, KY; Trowbridge Farms, NY; Cole Elrod, GA; Pembrook Cattle Company, OK and Tom Boyan, NJ

Dam of Old Hickory

Full sister, Solid Rock Angus, KY

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 16 -.1 62 120 .39 -.02 .4 1.19 22 20.5 15 31 0 -6 0.1 -13.85 47 .69 .84 .003 0 0 74.75 100.37 41.79 156.69 Acc .35 .45 .35 .38 .37 .37 .39 .49 .32 .26 .18 .23 0 .38 .22 .25 .34 .32 .33 0 0 % Rank 2 20 10 1 1 25 25 20 10 2 10 15 15 1 1 20 3

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN379 DEER VALLEY ALL IN

◊ A proven “spread” bull that you can count on for low birth, yet high performing calves ◊ Decends from a strong cow family, which includes GAR Objective 2345, the calving ease legend who is also the dam of Progress and Composure ◊ With a pedigree three-deep in breed changers, All In stands alone with his ability to improve Calving Ease , boost Weaning and Yearling performance and lift carcass premiums ◊ His first daughter reports are sweet uddered, feminine females with excellent mothering ability From Deer Valley Farm, TN; Ken McMichael and Bridges Angus Farm LLC, GA

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MPI / %

Reg: 17307074 Tattoo: 2138 DOB: 1/23/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

69 lbs / ratio 101 772 lbs/ ratio 102 1144 lbs 43 cm 6.0

143 / 8

MYTTY IN FOCUS A A R TEN X 7008 S A A A R LADY KELTON 5551 SITZ UPWARD 307R DEER VALLEY RITA 0274 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345

QPI / % 100 / 63 ROI / % 223 / 31 Daughter, Boyd Beef Cattle, KY

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 12 -.1 74 127 .31 .22 .8 1.02 12 10.4 13 21 2 21 0.3 -11.22 41 .68 .64 -.020 15 794 72.70 99.38 42.34 142.97 Acc .89 .95 .93 .89 .49 .49 .93 .92 .87 .52 .23 .27 2 .47 .29 .63 .67 .69 .66 40 2026 % Rank 15 25 2 1 3 10 25 20 4 2 15 10

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7AN461 DEER VALLEY TESTAMENT 5202

◊ You won’t find a bull with more predictable proven genetics in a three generation pedigree. Testament truly blends the best of the business ◊ Top 5% or better in 10 traits, a genomic and EPD standout ◊ Individually posted a weaning ratio of 107 combined with ratios of %IMF 109 and UREA 120 in the DVF program ◊ Sound structured, wide skeleton, functional in design with an attractive profile ◊ A testament to proven genetic heritage, put him to work in your herd and take the guess work out From Deer Valley Farm, TN; R&D Owen Farms and Edisto Pines, SC

NEW Reg: 18191627 Tattoo: 5202 DOB: 2/1/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

68 lbs / ratio 100 850 lbs/ ratio 107 1237 lbs / ratio 110 36 cm

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 A A R TEN X 7008 S A DEER VALLEY HENRIETTA 3237 SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 643T

Dam of Testament

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 10 .7 72 127 .21 .53 .6 1.09 22 15.4 10 35 0 34 0.2 -27.11 58 1.15 1.16 .055 0 0 84.27 93.67 48.69 167.68 Acc .41 .44 .34 .37 .40 .40 .38 .48 .31 .29 .19 .23 0 .39 .24 .27 .37 .34 .35 0 0 % Rank 20 1 1 20 1 3 3 2 1 1 10 1

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ No other Angus bull can match Prophet’s combination of CED, extra growth and extraordinary marbling ◊ Actual carcass data backs it up—Prophet is proven to add PROFIT! ◊ Take advantage of rapid early growth and carcass bonuses ◊ His daughters take high-production to a new level

Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN

Reg: +16295688 Tattoo: 6128 DOB: 8/15/2008

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

78 lbs / ET 769 lbs / ET 1556 lbs / ET 37 cm 6.2

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 160 / 1 QPI / % 157 / 1 ROI / % 286 / 1

Daughter, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS; CAM Ranches and Ogeechee Angus, GA Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 11 .8 73 127 .20 .58 .7 Acc .92 .96 .95 .93 .74 .74 .96 % Rank 20 2 1

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .17 26 9.4 11 38 198 47 0.2 -24.10 31 1.55 .55 .040 41 1699 95.14 91.74 56.50 131.16 .95 .92 .77 .72 .79 538 .72 .70 .75 .77 .77 .76 98 4544 10 20 1 1 1 3 1 20

7AN457 G A R PROACTIVE

◊ We should have named him Mr. Percentile; check out his percentile ranks ◊ One of GAR’s best for the ROI Index ◊ We found him because of his powerful phenotype – he is big footed, with lots of capacity and volume of muscle ◊ You will LOVE his feet and he moves like a cat From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 168 / 1 QPI / % 165 / 1 ROI / % 300 / 1

Reg: +18333424 Tattoo: 6825 DOB: 9/8/2015

NEW Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -1.5 70 129 .27 .55 1.2 Acc .36 .38 .30 .34 .40 .40 .51 % Rank 2 5 1 1 15

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

88 lbs / ET 810 lbs / ET 1357 lbs / ET 38 cm 7.4

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 MCC DAYBREAK G A R DAYBREAK 1521 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 1039

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .84 24 10.5 15 35 0 62 0.5 -31.86 43 1.11 1.07 .026 0 0 79.72 98.73 52.65 150.02 .50 .41 .31 .18 .23 0 .40 .25 .28 .37 .35 .36 0 0 15 2 1 20 4 3 1 1 3 5

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN320 G A R PROPHET


$Wvalue index The Real Value in the

Beef industry experts discuss the value of the $W index EPD.

by Paige Nelson

Recently, while pouring over bull Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), my brother and I discussed the sire selection route our family’s ranch should take. We quickly settled on the EPDs that best matched our goals. And some of our highest priorities landed on the $Value indexes. These selection tools were by far the most convienent way to compare and refine our choices. The American Angus Association defines $Value indexes as “bio-economic values, expressed in dollars per head…$Values encompass the revenue generated from genetically derived outputs and associated costs (expenses) from required inputs. $Values only have meaning when used in comparing the relative merit or ranking of two individuals.” Because they are indexes, they allow for selection of several traits at once. For instance, the Weaned Calf Value ($W) index quantifies birthweight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow size into one value. Hence, one can use the $W EPD to compare two individuals for their difference in preweaning performance. For more information on the value indexes visit http://www. angus.org/nce/valueindexes.aspx. Jerry Connealy owner, The following is a roundtable discussion of the Connealy Angus, NE merit of $W in today’s beef industry. Quoted are Les Anderson, University of Kentucky, Extension beef professor, Jerry Connealy owner of Connealy Angus, Whitman, Neb., and Brian McCulloh partner in Woodhill Farms, Viroqua, Wis. Q. Why have you chosen to emphasize $W in your program? A. Anderson: “Our customers in Kentucky market their cattle via two methods. A majority of steers and some heifers are marketed at weaning or shortly thereafter, and some of our customers Les Anderson UK, Extension beef professor also develop and market bred heifers. The $W EPD is the perfect EPD for us to use when making our mating decisions. [It] emphasizes the genetic influence of an animal, both direct and maternal at weaning. So, the progeny of an animal will excel in weaning traits and the daughters of that animal excel in their ability to wean calves. Q. How does one use $W to increase profitability while keeping cow size in check? A. Connealy: “$W is an index…designed for producers selling their calves at weaning. Theoretically, higher $W sires will lead to increased Brian McCulloh partner in Woodhill Farms, Viroqua, Wis. profitability for producers. Since $W is an index,

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it incorporates other EPDs into it. One of these EPDs is mature cow weight. Therefore, by simply utilizing $W, mature cow size should not get out of control.” A. McCulloh: “If cow size and maintenance is a concern, producers should pay attention to $EN (Cow Energy Value), as well as $W. However, I have asked the question to our customers, ‘Are you concerned that your cows are becoming too high maintenance?’ Their consistent response is, ‘Not really.’“I ask the same question to veterinarians, ruminant nutritition consultants and A.I. company representatives and the response is the same. Producers do not seem too concerned that cow size is increasing. Therefore, I am puzzled by all the discussion in the academic circles and popular press regarding increased cow size and the apparent lack of concern by producers.” Q. How do your customers utilize $W in their selection decisions? How do they balance longevity traits with $W selection? A. McCulloh: “Our customers expect that we have done our homework regarding traits like $W, and we try to keep that trait in the top 25 percent of the breed. “Our customers also expect that we have selected for the convenience traits like udders, fertility, feet, longevity and disposition…We take those traits seriously and simply cull the problems when they arise. Mating cattle produces a mix of genes, and as seedstock producers, we need to be able to honestly evaluate our own cattle.” A. Connealy: “$W is intended for producers selling calves for weaning and incorporates EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, milk and mature cow size. If a producer determines that these four EPDs are economically relevant to his or her operation, utilizing $W would be beneficial. “Single-trait selection is never a good idea, even if the “single trait” is an index. A producer should always consider additional factors, including phenotypic traits.” A. Anderson: “Many of our customers don’t initially understand the $W EPD and how it can impact their profitability. Once they get a good grasp of the concept, most use this EPD as one of their primary selection tools. All producers should use EPDs in conjunction with phenotypic evaluation of conformation and disposition to make keep/cull decisions. Reproductive performance sorts cattle on its own…Also, we emphasize crossbreeding which helps improve fertility, longevity and cow performance. Q. How do you utilize the selection of multiple indexes — $EN, $W and $B? In your opinion, what is the optimal/most popular combination of indexes? A. Connealy: “Selection of an index requires adequate knowledge. To a producer selling calves at weaning, $B has little economic relevance. Similarly, a producer retaining ownership through the feedyard and selling calves on a CAB [Certified Angus Beef] grid shouldn’t select exclusively for $W. Producers must understand their own goals and marketing endpoints before deciding which index is most beneficial to them. No EPD or index is “one size fits all.”


A. Anderson: The only index we use for mating decisions is $W. We do not ignore the other values. We simply do not use them as our main selection criterion. I like to choose sires that excel in $W and yet are above breed average in $B and $EN. “I know this next statement is contrary to most cattlemen but I give very little regard to $B. Our customers do not market finished cattle on the grid so this index has little value to them. I only glance at the $B value to make sure that I am at least breed average. “The most popular selection index used seems to be $B. It just doesn’t seem like the seedstock industry values selection for weaning performance, as much as it does selection for carcass or feedlot importance, even though most cattlemen’s profit/loss is determined mainly by weaning performance.” A. McCulloh: “Optimal is top 25 percent in 10-12 traits. A producer that retains replacements and ownership through harvest and has a herd of females in the top 25 percent for CE, WW, YW, DMI, Doc, SC, HP, CW, MARB, REA, $W, $B while also being around 50 percent for mature weight will position themselves to weather the tough times and capitalize in the good times. Producers should identify their own breeding objectives and decide for themselves what is optimal rather than popular. “Finally, let’s remember the economic weightings used for index calculation need to reflect our often fickle competitive markets, our individual resource limitations, the timing of production, changing production technologies and our ability to use these tools correctly in our breeding decisions.” While $W is just one tool out of many in the toolbox, when incorporated correctly into a selection program, it proves itself as a reliable and measured route for increasing profitability for cow-calf producers.

American Angus Association Value Index Definitions

Weaned Calf $Value ($W) quantifies four primary economic impact areas: birthweight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow size. Cow Energy Value ($EN) is available to assess differences in cow energy requirements, expressed in dollars per cow per year, as an expected dollar savings difference in future daughters of sires. Components for computing the cow $EN include lactation energy requirements and energy costs associated with differences in mature cow size. Beef Value ($B) facilitates simultaneous multi-trait genetic selection for feedlot and carcass merit, based on dollars and cents. $B represents the expected average dollar-per-head difference in the progeny postweaning performance and carcass value compared to progeny of other sires. The $B value is comprised of two pieces: $F and $G. Source: American Angus Association http://www.angus.org/Nce/ValueIndexes.aspx.

7AN395 Fortress // $W: 83.84

7AN340 Summit // $W: 97.69

7AN320 Prophet // $W: 95.14

7AN427 Manning // $W: 89.12

7AN394 Traction // $W: 83.39

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7AN427 QUAKER HILL MANNING 4EX9 ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Early progeny data indicate significant growth to weaning Sires attractive phenotype with ample rib, width and dimension Offers major benefits for growth, performance and added muscle Dam is a full sister to Rampage A complimentary mating on Comrade, Capitalist, Prophet and Black Granite daughters From Quaker Hill Farm and Kowpoke Cattle Company LLC, VA and Friendship Farms, GA

Reg: +17831034 Tattoo: 4EX9 DOB: 3/16/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

69 lbs / ET 723 lbs/ ET 1254 lbs / ET 36 cm 5.4

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 9 2.1 83 135 .27 .39 .6 Acc .45 .59 .47 .34 .35 .35 .39 % Rank 1 1 15

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EXAR UPSHOT 0562B EXAR DENVER 2002B EXAR ROYAL LASS 1067 MCC DAYBREAK QUAKER HILL BLACKCAP 0A32 QHF BLACKCAP 6E2 OF4V16 4355

Full sister to Manning, Quaker Hill Farm, VA

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .83 15 20.7 11 33 0 64 0.7 -31.00 55 .85 1.31 .020 0 0 89.12 104.39 48.21 167.16 .49 .39 .27 .17 .22 0 .36 .20 .22 .31 .29 .31 0 0 10 20 5 10 15 1 1 1 10 2

7AN415 CONNEALY POWER SURGE 3115

◊ Powerful phenotype and performance ◊ Elite growth and end product merit that excels in his combination of $W and $B ◊ Cattle are attractive, stout, big footed with added muscle shape and dimension ◊ He improves Heifer Pregnancy and Docility as well! ◊ He is an ideal mating for Sunrise, Comrade, Black Granite and All In females From Connealy Angus Ranch and Green Valley Cattle, NE; Alan Mead, Gerloff Farms and Brockmere Farms, MO

Reg: 17585502 Tattoo: 3115 DOB: 1/20/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

63 lbs / ratio 94 794 lbs/ ratio 107 1436 lbs / ratio 112 36 cm 5.9

G A R PREDESTINED PA POWER TOOL 9108 SHAMROCKS BEEBEE QUEEN 3095 CONNEALY IN FOCUS 4925 BASHA OF CONANGA 1475 BASTION OF CONANGA 9285

Son, Green Valley Cattle, NE

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 7 1.2 74 131 .25 .67 .6 1.43 24 18.8 8 34 0 30 0.5 -29.58 39 .91 .71 .006 0 20 81.83 96.82 47.11 135.24 Acc .65 .81 .72 .62 .42 .42 .69 .67 .56 .28 .18 .24 0 .42 .23 .32 .37 .41 .37 0 52 % Rank 2 1 20 15 15 15 3 10 25 1 2 10 15

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN394 JMB TRACTION 292

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 101 754 lbs / ratio 113 1303 lbs / ratio 109 36 cm 6.0

GDAR GAME DAY 449 SITZ TOP GAME 561X SITZ PRIDE 88T S A V 004 PREDOMINANT 4438 JMB EMULOTA 013 BAR S EMULOTA 5426

◊ The most proven outcross option available in the Angus population ◊ Traction ranks near the top of the breed for WW, YW, RADG, HP, Milk, RE, $W and $B. He is second to none ◊ He sires high performance cattle with outstanding phenotype. Expect stout made calves with extra length of hip, sound feet and a strong rear leg ◊ A trait leader for Heifer Pregnancy ◊ At the top of our lineup for sales due to high customer satisfaction, Traction improves performance in almost any mating

ANGUS

Reg: 17262374 Tattoo: 292 DOB: 3/11/2012

Dam of Traction

Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN

From Joel & Mary Bunker, KS; Baldridge-Tiedeman Angus, NE; Trowbridge Farms Inc., NY and Deer Valley Farm, TN

Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 2 2.4 69 124 .33 -.05 .4 1.04 7 23.8 6 49 8 16 0.3 -49.09 56 .77 1.44 -.002 0 223 83.39 103.60 49.38 178.40 Acc .80 .92 .88 .82 .42 .42 .86 .85 .76 .36 .25 .31 12 .52 .30 .36 .46 .44 .39 0 572 % Rank 3 2 2 3 1 10 20 1 1 1 5 1

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN454 S CHISUM 255 ◊ A Calving Ease cowmaker that excels for both $W and $B ◊ His pedigree provides a lot of mating flexibility to traditional Select Sires’ pedigrees ◊ A no-miss heifer bull who transmits a “cow maker” phenotype. The Chisum bred heifers and two year olds at Spickler’s are standouts ◊ Like his sire, he improves disposition

NEW Reg: 17298481 Tattoo: 255 DOB: 3/15/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

78 lbs / ratio 101 867 lbs / ratio 122 1352 lbs / ratio 110 39 cm 5.7

S ALLIANCE 3313 S CHISUM 6175 S GLORIA 464 SHIPWHEEL CHINOOK S BLOSSOM 0278 S BLOSSOM 8378

From J C Heiken Angus and Shipwheel Cattle Co., MT and Spickler Ranch, ND Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 16 -.5 57 94 .16 .12 .4 Acc .68 .83 .75 .71 .47 .47 .65 % Rank 2 20 20

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Dam of Chisum

Daughter, Spickler Ranch, ND

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .93 31 9.7 17 26 3 70 0.9 -12.75 62 .37 .85 .059 0 13 57.34 51.51 20.81 147.26 .75 .60 .28 .27 .34 15 .49 .27 .40 .46 .44 .41 0 41 2 1 3 15 20 10

7AN446 TMG CLARITY C08

◊ Balanced performance with 16 traits ranking in the top 25 percent of the breed or better ◊ His dam is a super-uddered, right-sized Precision 1023 daughter ◊ Top 1 percent for $W and $B with below average MW and MH EPDs From Tailor Made Genetics, KS

Reg: 18168792 Tattoo: C08 DOB: 1/1/2015

NEW Production Maternal CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH EPD 11 -.7 69 111 .24 .16 .6 1.38 14 10.9 13 22 0 10 0.2 Acc .39 .43 .33 .33 .36 .36 .37 .40 .30 .28 .18 .23 0 .38 .23 % Rank 15 15 1 4 15 10

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$EN -.92

MYTTY IN FOCUS BW: 67 lbs / ratio 82 WW: 607 lbs / ratio 103 CONNEALY IN FOCUS 4925 YW: 1143 lbs / ratio 100 BLACK CANA OF CONANGA 206 E&B 1680 PRECISION 1023 BALDRIDGE EVERGREEN T23 BALDRIDGE EVERGREEN R220

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 64 .72 1.08 .001 0 0 78.65 73.55 42.67 173.38 .25 .35 .31 .33 0 0 1 25 3 1 10 20 1

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN419 CTS REMEDY 1T01

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

65 lbs / ratio 100 749 lbs / ratio 107 1443 lbs / ratio 110 38 cm 6.0

BALDRIDGE KABOOM K243 KCF CONNEALY THUNDER PARKA OF CONANGA 241 L T 598 BANDO 9074 CTS 7V03 BELLEMERE MAID 9T02 SVA RITA 7V03 OF 1407 502

◊ An outcross calving ease sire with exceptional foot and leg structure ◊ Remedy continues to build an EPD profile that defies the odds. A calving ease specialist coupled with early rapid growth–Remedy delivers ◊ His first daughters in production are deep and broody with a level hip and excellent udder structure. His sons are powerful calving ease bulls that are sure to please both commercial and purebred cattleman ◊ His pedigree is stacked with high maternal sires that have stood the test of time. Expect Remedy daughters to stay in the herd for many years ◊ Appropriately named, Remedy fixes a lot of problems

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Reg: 17331233 Tattoo: 1T01 DOB: 8/23/2011

Daughter, Ellingson Angus, ND

Son, Ellingson Angus, ND

From Ellingson Angus, ND and The 1T01 Group, TN

Son, Ellingson Angus, ND

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -2.9 51 112 .35 .71 .3 Acc .68 .84 .76 .67 .45 .45 .52 % Rank 4 3 10 1

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .19 25 17.1 15 30 2 53 0.5 -20.89 46 .59 .65 -.003 0 30 52.15 76.00 37.12 132.06 .66 .64 .30 .20 .28 4 .46 .27 .34 .39 .44 .40 0 105 10 20 2 15 20 10 20

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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measuring the

Select sires semen fertility

by Dixie Russell

“Conception rate is the No. 1 profitability driver in anyone’s operation,” states Matt Perrier of Dalebanks Angus. When the seedstock operation looked at their own artificial insemination (A.I.) conception rate data, comparing semen used from four semen companies, they found differences they weren’t expecting.

REAL WORLD DATA

In a comparison of 1,612 matings over seven breeding seasons (3.5 years), A.I. conception rates were compared. The data revealed a 6 to 11% Select Sires advantage over other semen companies (See Table 1.) Perrier explains, “Before now, we had never looked at our data and made these comparisons. So, it’s very honest data and I think it’s worth talking about. I’d hate to make huge determinations off of a one-herd project, but looking at our data, it’s hard to argue this: The Select Sires bulls we used have shown they can get more females pregnant.”

65.00% 60.00% 55.00% 50.00% 45.00% 40.00%

on a moderate energy ration 30 days prior to A.I., vaccinated and synchronized with the 14 day CIDR protocol. After the second round of A.I., heifers are moved to native grass where they spend the rest of the breeding season with cleanup bulls.” The cows are also vaccinated before synchronization. Then, Perriers use the Select Synch plus CIDR protocol, detecting heat through 72 hours post prostaglandin, followed by timed-A.I. breeding for those not detected.

DALEBANKS SIRE SELECTION PROCESS

When making mating decisions, Dalebanks keeps their customers’ needs topof-mind, most of which are commercial cow-calf producers. They choose sires that are significantly above average for a variety of customer-demanded traits. “Calving ease, rapid early growth, optimal end product merit, docility and scrotal circumference are some of those customers’ top priorities. After that, we evaluate progeny phenotypes for traits like feet and leg soundness and udder quality. Reproductive efficiency of a sire’s daughters is a high priority, so we’ll continue to use that in our selection matrix, hopefully replacing Dalebanks Conception Rate Data by Stud anecdotal observation with more scientific genetic predictions in the future,” Perrier further explains. 64.10% When selecting A.I. sires, they search for high accuracy, progeny proven bulls, and begin that search using a 0.8 EPD accuracy search criteria for 58.10% frontline performance traits such as birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight, signifying presence of performance data. Then, from that 53.40% narrowed search, they look at those with ultrasound and carcass records. “We will give more credibility to a bull that has carcass records, especially from a good data set, that fairly and equitably compares him well. We will also step out and use a moderately proven bull, but won’t use a bull that doesn’t have any progeny. It’s rare that we’ll use a moderate to low accuracy bull,” says Perrier. Select Sires

Company A

Company B

An unbiased, third party sorted and analyzed the data according to the individual sire and semen company. The statistical model used to analyze the data took into account the effect of year, season, age (cow vs. heifer) and technician. It’s important for beef producers to be reminded that environmental and herd management factors greatly affect a herd’s fertility. The females in the study were managed the same at the Dalebanks operation near Eureka, Kansas. The heifer calves are developed on a fairly low to moderate nutrition plan postweaning. “A few years ago, we began this practice after analyzing research. Heifers are put

SELECT SIRES SEMEN FERTILITY ADVANTAGE

What’s a possible explanation for the difference in conception rates between Select Sires and Semen Companies A and B at Dalebanks Angus? Dr. Matt Utt, director of research at Select Sires, shares “If there’s one thing that gives us a fertility advantage, it would probably be our decision to throw away semen that doesn’t pass our tests and not send it to the field. If you want to maintain quality, the easiest thing to do is, if there’s any doubt on quality, then do not put it into inventory.” Select Sires employs a rigorous multistep semen evaluation process and quality control system using the latest technology, assessing whether sperm can complete their job successfully. If the semen doesn’t pass all quality control


advantage evaluations, then it doesn’t get the Select Sires stamp of approval and isn’t placed into inventory for sale. “A lot of the steps we take are under the umbrella of Certified Semen Services (CSS). Look for that stamp at the bottom of the straw of semen. In my mind, it’s a value-added indicator.” Once a bull arrives at Select Sires, and his period of isolation is complete and he passes health testing requirements, semen is collected. Once collected, it’s prepared by adding antibiotics (as dictated by CSS) and extender. The antibiotics are an effort to mitigate the potential for disease transmission. Extended semen is subject to several quality control evaluations after freezing. First, sperm motility is evaluated under a microscope immediately after thawing, using a warm water bath just as one would for breeding, and then again three hours after incubation in a warm water bath, which is called a thermal stress test. Second, sperm morphology (shape) is evaluated to determine if the sperm are abnormally shaped. An abnormally shaped head, midsection or tail of the sperm could lead to a multitude of problems, such as deterring the sperm from getting to the site of fertilization, embryonic mortality and others. Last, a flow cytometer is used to evaluate sperm viability (plasma membrane integrity) and DNA stability. “Semen must pass all tests to go into inventory. If they don’t pass the tests, they go into the garbage,” says Dr. Utt.

SUPERIOR SETTLERTM DESIGNATION

Sometimes, a bull has outstanding semen quality and appears he also has above average fertility data from use in the field. When this happens, the bull given the Superior Settler designation. Dr. Utt explains, “Having above average semen quality and appearing to have above average fertility gives us more confidence in making inferences about a bull’s fertility. Then, we can give the bull the above average designation of Superior Settler.” As a reminder, all Select Sires semen passes the same semen quality tests. Dr. Utt equates the Superior Settler designation to getting an A+ grade (exemplary) versus a B grade (good, satisfactory). Initially, Perriers didn’t pay a lot of attention to the Superior Settler designation. But, they do use it as a way to help choose A.I. sires. It’s not their first selection criteria, but it can help them refine their choices. When analyzing the same Dalebanks data, Superior Settlers achieved a 2% advantage in percent pregnant AI compared to Select Sires bulls without the Superior Settler designation.

MORE INDUSTRY-WIDE DATA NEEDED

“I think this data comparison opens the door to the possibility of a robust set of genetic predictions that can compare conception rates on A.I. sires. It’s one of

the most economically relevant traits for anyone using A.I.,” states Perrier. “If the American Angus Association continues to get more adoption of MaternalPlus® and reproductive efficiency programs through AGI [Angus Genetics, Inc], we can hopefully find out the probability of a bull’s ability to get a female pregnant. But, more data needs to be submitted.” Dr. Utt agrees that an industry-wide push would be needed to collect A.I. conception rate data in a consistent and standardized way to help develop fertility estimates. Collecting data and improving conception rate will certainly go a long way in determining profitability in a beef producer’s operation.

FOLLOW THE FERTILITY LEADER

Semen quality plays a major role in our success, and more importantly, your success. With more beef on beef fertility data than any other A.I. source and with documentation of superior Sire Conception Rates from the semen we market, Select Sires offers a fertility advantage like no other. Our rigorous quality standards have propelled Select Sires to a dominating position in terms of Sire Conception Rate in the dairy world, where thousands of records substantiate our position. It’s important to know that ALL Select Sires semen marketed passes the same semen quality tests in the same lab. If semen doesn’t pass all tests, it goes in the trash! At Select Sires, we’re excited about what our Superior Settlers and our fertility advantage can do to improve your A.I. program.


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7AN363 MCR HORIZON 081

◊ Destined to become one of the premier Calving Ease bulls in the business ◊ Beyond CED, Horizon improves feet and udders and is projected high for HP and CEM ◊ From a pedigree known for generating cattle that perform in a wide variety of environments ◊ Yes, he’s a Superior Settler, too! From Mill Creek Ranch, KS

Reg: 17076135 Tattoo: 081 DOB: 1/1/2011

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

67 lbs / ratio 90 732 lbs/ ratio 111 1223 lbs / ratio 108 38 cm 6.2

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 MCC DAYBREAK MCC MISS FOCUS 134 DR J ANALYST M250 MCR ANALYST DESIGN 199 M C R 1023 DESIGNS 744 366

Son, Mill Creek Ranch, KS

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 17 -1.6 58 107 .26 .19 .6 1.12 25 20.8 16 22 7 64 0.6 -9.66 36 .83 .98 .042 5 30 54.34 73.35 44.96 132.98 Acc .71 .83 .75 .61 .46 .46 .52 .64 .54 .29 .26 .32 13 .52 .41 .51 .57 .54 .53 14 92 % Rank 2 10 20 15 15 10 10 1 15 5 10 10 20

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7AN369 CONNEALY UPTOWN 098E

◊ Go Uptown with your breeding decisions - one of the most COMPLETE bulls in the entire breed ◊ He offers an unmatched combination of EPD profile, phenotype and convenience traits ◊ He ranks in the top 25% of the breed for 16 EPDs and Indexes, check out his combination of $W and $B ◊ He sires 6.0 frame score cattle that are big ribbed, big hipped, super sound, with added bone and foot size and wonderful dispositions. He is a foot improver ◊ Use him on Comrade, Ten X, Tour of Duty, Black Granite, Prophet and Final Answer derivatives to add power while enhancing their genetic tabulations From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE; Way View Cattle Co. and Claylick Run Farm, OH

Reg: 16896296 Tattoo: 098E DOB: 8/4/2010

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

68 lbs / ratio 98 703 lbs/ ratio 108 1196 lbs / ratio 111 39 cm 5.9

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 11 -.1 69 116 .18 1.09 .7 Acc .71 .87 .80 .72 .54 .54 .78 % Rank 20 25 3 4

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CONNEALY ONWARD SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M CONNEALY THUNDER JACE OF CONANGA 4660 818N JAZE OF CONANGA 234

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .53 29 18.8 10 28 8 52 0.7 -19.07 71 .66 .91 .058 4 39 73.32 61.37 30.44 148.25 .75 .65 .39 .38 .45 38 .55 .41 .50 .55 .54 .51 9 132 4 15 25 1 10 4 20 10 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN368 CONNEALY COMRADE 1385

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 102 816 lbs / ratio 111 1419 lbs / ratio 113 35 cm 5.9

CONNEALY CONSENSUS CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 BLUE LILLY OF CONANGA 16 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 HAPPY GEE OF CONANGA 919 HAP GINA OF CONANGA 260 4965

ANGUS

Reg: 17031465 Tattoo: 1385 DOB: 2/2/2011

Daughter, Wesner Livestock Ent., IN

Son, Myers Angus, KY

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Superior Settler, proven Calving Ease, high Docility, super daughters Our top selling bull for the past two years--Comrade is a rock star in commercial country Over 1.0 for both Marb and RE, he provides added benefits where carcass merit is valued Settle more heifers, get more live calves and boost your ROI—Comrade is proven to deliver!

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From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE

Daughter, University of Kentucky

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 17 -4.0 48 95 .27 .03 -.1 Acc .87 .94 .92 .85 .66 .66 .87 % Rank 2 1 15

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .40 31 9.7 15 36 17 -32 0 -1.07 25 1.01 1.09 .101 7 243 80.68 61.86 45.42 113.64 .87 .80 .38 .39 .45 44 .63 .57 .50 .56 .56 .52 10 708 2 2 2 5 3 2 20 10

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN430 COLEMAN VENTURE 403 ◊ One of our best combinations of CED and Muscle ◊ A no-miss CE son of Capitalist out of the dam of Regis that ranks in the top 1 percent of the breed for $W ◊ Bred to make elegant, wide-bodied females designed to perform in a wide variety of environments ◊ Bred-In maternal and convenience trait excellence – super docility, beautiful udder quality, moderate mature size, sensible milk EPD

Dam of Venture

Reg: +17915922 Tattoo: 403 DOB: 1/10/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 CONNEALY ONWARD COLEMAN DONNA 714 COLEMAN DONNA 386

85 lbs / ET 761 lbs / ET 1268 lbs / ET 35 cm

From Coleman Angus, MT; Lawson Farms, VA and Double D Farms, TN

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 18 -1.4 67 113 .19 .53 -.1 Acc .41 .43 .35 .37 .40 .40 .39 % Rank 1 10 4 10

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Full sister, Coleman Angus, MT

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .61 31 6.6 14 27 0 10 0.1 -7.90 28 .41 .84 .085 0 0 81.12 70.19 25.96 91.89 .51 .42 .28 .23 .28 0 .41 .23 .25 .35 .32 .34 0 0 2 4 15 1 15

7AN401 HOOVER ELATION M123

◊ One of the most useful outcross Angus bulls available and unrelated to the entire Select Sires line-up – imagine the mating possibilities ◊ Check out his unique combination of CED to YW and elite maternal package of DOC, HP and CEM ◊ He is a moderate, long and deep sided bull that is ideal in his structure with added style and eye-appeal ◊ The entire cow family is among the very best at Hoover Angus ◊ Use Elation on a wide range of pedigrees to enhance phenotype and genotype From Hoover Angus Farm, IA BW: 60 lbs / ratio 84 Reg: 17603620 WW: 780 lbs / ratio 103 Tattoo: M123 YW: 1497 lbs / ratio 110 DOB: 2/13/2013 Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1

BASIN EXPEDITION R156 BASIN EXCITEMENT BASIN LADY S532 AK SYDGEN C C & 7 PRIDE OF ELLSTON K68 PRIDE OF ELLSTON D58

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 16 -2.4 62 117 .25 .23 .1 1.35 30 29.6 17 23 0 50 0.6 -10.90 52 .69 .70 .020 0 6 62.65 88.66 37.36 152.97 Acc .54 .72 .60 .41 .34 .34 .45 .51 .45 .28 .18 .23 0 .38 .23 .26 .34 .33 .33 0 9 % Rank 2 4 10 4 20 15 3 1 1 10 25 25 15 3 5

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN426 SAC CONVERSATION

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ratio 95 888 lbs / ratio 124 1502 lbs / ratio 117 41 cm 6.1

BT CROSSOVER 758N SILVEIRAS CONVERSION 8064 EXG SARAS DREAM S609 R3 S A V 004 PREDOMINANT 4438 LAFLINS FARRAH 0252 LAFLINS FARRAH 7215

◊ Conversation is one of the most admired bulls in our lineup—he is wide based, square hipped and exhibits tremendous depth of body with a wide top and bold rib shape ◊ Offers an outcross pedigree combined with impeccable skeletal design and muscle shape ◊ His trait leading RE EPD is confirmed with visual appraisal. This bull is thick! ◊ Initial calf reports indicate easily born calves with a classy, but soft look. The kind that can work in the pasture or on the tan bark ◊ Excellent choice for large framed cattle that need more depth, width and muscle shape

ANGUS

Reg: 17808532 Tattoo: JS02 DOB: 11/12/2013

Daughter, Sankey’s 6N Ranch, KS

Daughter, Cardinal Cattle, IL

From Schermer Angus, IA; Silveira Bros, CA and The Conversation Group

Daughter, Sankey’s 6N Ranch, KS

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 10 .0 48 96 .26 -.06 .2 1.39 1 17.6 11 32 0 -23 0.2 -6.81 43 .71 1.27 .026 0 0 62.25 65.82 45.50 149.28 Acc .56 .77 .66 .38 .37 .37 .41 .50 .39 .24 .15 .23 0 .39 .21 .26 .32 .33 .31 0 0 % Rank 25 15 15 20 20 10 25 25 1 15 15 10 10

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN458 STILL IN THE ROUGH 201

◊ One of the most talked about bulls on the Montana Angus Tour ◊ Appreciated for his unique combination of outcross pedigree, three dimensional phenotype and high $W & $B tabulation ◊ High customer satisfaction – proven heifer bull deluxe in commercial settings ◊ He sires easy fleshing, big middled, long spined cattle that raise big calves and thrive in moderate feed environments From Stevenson Diamond Dot and 40 Mile Colony, MT and Eric Still, AR

NEW Reg: 17246314 Tattoo: 201 DOB: 2/3/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 106 787 lbs/ ratio 128 1201 lbs / ratio 110 36 cm 5.3

DIAMOND JUSTICE 901S DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH DIAMOND BLACK LADY 7206 HARB PENDLETON 765 J H DIAMOND BLACKBIRD LADY 6240 21AR BLACKBIRD LADY F645

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 8 1.2 62 107 .28 .18 .8 1.13 22 4.7 8 23 2 25 0.3 -7.49 71 .45 .67 .031 0 24 60.80 70.65 23.31 160.87 Acc .68 .82 .73 .64 .38 .38 .63 .70 .46 .23 .17 .24 4 .38 .16 .31 .37 .42 .37 0 77 % Rank 10 15 10 25 15 1 25 15 15 3

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7AN455 ROCK CREEK RANCHER 1495

◊ Incredible projections in the Top 5 percent or higher for CED, BW, WW, YW, SC, Doc, CEM, Marb, $W and $B ◊ His dam is a beautifully-designed, high-production Right Answer daughter ◊ Bred to move your calf crop in the right direction--from Calving Ease to Carcass From Stratford Livestock, KS and Pine View Angus, IA

NEW Reg: +18306347 Tattoo: 1495 DOB: 9/1/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

76 lbs / ET 621 lbs/ ET 1281 lbs / ET 41 cm

PA POWER TOOL 9108 PA FULL POWER 1208 PINE VIEW SQR RITA W091 CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER 746 BAF FOREVER LADY 1080 SF FOREVER LADY 9405

Dam of Rancher

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 16 -2.8 69 120 .22 .51 .4 1.74 27 12.4 14 38 0 18 0.4 -27.86 47 1.17 .94 .038 0 0 90.51 82.67 50.33 151.69 Acc .35 .37 .29 .34 .34 .34 .37 .40 .30 .25 .15 .21 0 .34 .17 .24 .34 .31 .33 0 0 % Rank 2 2 1 1 5 5 3 1 15 3 10 1 3 5 4

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ The crowd favorite and top selling bull of the 2016 Midland Bull Test ◊ The most complete Discovery son to enter the A.I. Industry ◊ Very clean fronted with a smooth shoulder and extra length of body, square and level hipped with a bold turn to his top, yet deep and soft in his center portion ◊ Calving Ease prospect with exceptional Growth, Marbling and $W ◊ Maternal strength on top and bottom, his maternal granddam is also the dam of Ingenuity. There is power in the blood From Apple Cattle Co., KY and Black Gold Genetics, IL

NEW Reg: 18151336 Tattoo: 0115 DOB: 1/1/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

78 lbs / ratio 96 863 lbs/ ratio 122 1325/ratio 112 39.5 cm

A A R TEN X 7008 S A V A R DISCOVERY 2240 DEER VALLEY RITA 0308 SOUTHERN NEW DESIGN 94027 APPLE RITA 26430 G A R OBJECTIVE 1067

Bourbon at the 2016 Midland Bull Test

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 12 -2.5 67 121 .28 .36 .4 1.07 16 19.5 13 35 0 -25 -0.1 -16.55 37 1.06 .48 .022 0 0 92.00 89.64 46.04 135.11 Acc .37 .41 .31 .32 .36 .36 .37 .40 .29 .24 .08 .14 0 .33 .16 .21 .31 .28 .30 0 0 % Rank 10 2 2 1 10 15 10 1 5 1 1 15 15

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7AN456 G A R RADIANCE

◊ Calving Ease son of the progeny proven carcass leader GAR Sunrise ◊ The Lot 1 selection of the 2017 Gardiner Angus Ranch Sale ◊ Shines brightly for numerous traits of merit, including carcass quality and muscle ◊ Offers a new take on Calving Ease with bred-in carcass premiums From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

NEW Reg: +18333350 Tattoo: 6025 DOB: 8/23/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

71 lbs / ET 647 lbs/ ET 1153 lbs / ET 34 cm 6.4

MCC DAYBREAK G A R SUNRISE G A R OBJECTIVE R227 CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 G A R IN SURE N1022 G A R BEXTOR L58

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 144 / 7 QPI / % 146 / 2 ROI / % 261 / 3

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 14 -.8 62 104 .21 .24 .6 -.40 22 12.4 14 36 0 72 0.7 -29.34 57 1.44 .94 .000 0 0 71.23 63.61 58.23 176.72 Acc .34 .36 .29 .33 .33 .33 .48 .49 .40 .27 .13 .19 0 .37 .21 .27 .36 .33 .35 0 0 % Rank 4 15 10 15 20 3 1 3 1 10 2 15 1 1

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN452 ACC BOURBON 0115


ANGUS

7AN362 G A R COMPOSURE

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A rock star for Calving Ease and Docility – two traits in high demand A Superior Settler—expect more A.I. pregnancies from this proven sire Ranks in the Top 10 percent or higher for 13 traits Combines 5050 and 2345 – proven breed leaders for Calving Ease and Carcass From Gardiner Angus Ranch and Randy Bayne, KS

* Reg: +16496980 Tattoo: 5689 DOB: 8/16/2009

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ET 759 lbs/ ET 1410 lbs / ET 38 cm 5.7

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 G A R PRECISION 706 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2413

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 157 / 1 QPI / % 114 / 38 ROI / % 248 / 7 Daughter, 44 Farms, TX

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 15 -1.3 62 112 .32 .24 .4 1.34 31 9.8 18 39 17 35 0.4 -31.84 35 .96 .81 .014 7 211 76.03 78.76 49.19 135.35 Acc .82 .90 .85 .81 .57 .57 .89 .85 .82 .54 .39 .46 35 .56 .39 .58 .62 .62 .59 17 530 % Rank 4 10 10 10 3 20 2 1 1 10 15 3 10 5 15

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7AN389 G A R SURE FIRE

◊ Rapidly becoming the premier Calving Ease/Carcass sire in the breed ◊ Over 100 carcass records back up his ability to add substantial carcass premiums ◊ Attractive, sound and square, Sure Fire sires his share of cattle that earn a second look ◊ The breed has never had calving ease choices like this bull—he’s one of only 2 bulls in the breed at his levels for CW, Marb and RE—the other bull is GAR Momentum From Gardiner Angus Ranch and Chair Rock, KS and Mayer Ranch, OK

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / %

Reg: +17328461 Tattoo: K62 DOB: 2/5/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

84 lbs / ET 716 lbs/ ET 1210 lbs / ET 40 cm 6.6

MYTTY IN FOCUS CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 ENTREENA OF CONANGA 657 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 CHAIR ROCK 5050 G A R 8086 CHAIR ROCK GRID MAKER 2107

142 / 9 QPI / % 141 / 4 ROI / % 255 / 5 Daughter, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 15 -.9 56 107 .26 .11 .4 2.44 37 11.3 14 38 0 5 0.4 -26.82 49 1.35 1.13 .027 18 171 69.13 76.69 57.03 168.75 Acc .79 .85 .84 .81 .40 .40 .88 .86 .73 .39 .19 .24 0 .44 .25 .73 .76 .75 .73 101 402 % Rank 4 15 25 15 15 1 1 4 1 15 1 2 10 10 1 2

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN361 G A R SUNRISE

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

72 lbs / ET 539 lbs / ET 1398 lbs / ET 37 cm 5.2

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 MCC DAYBREAK MCC MISS FOCUS 134 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE R227 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2983

ANGUS

Reg: +16933958 Tattoo: R760 DOB: 8/25/2010

METHOD GENETICS

Dam of Sunrise

MPI / % 141 / 10 QPI / % 138 / 6 ROI / % 251 / 6

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Sunrise is a progeny-proven $B improver–over 1.0 for both MARB and RE EPDS with high CW Combines Calving Ease, solid growth and incredible end-product merit as well as any Improves foot quality, adds rib dimension and sires exceptional females Study his proven EPD profile—Sunrise is an elite sire who offers a brighter future for you!

Full sister to Sunrise

From Gardiner Angus Ranch, Randy Bayne and Sellard Farms, KS

Daughter, Pine View Angus, IA

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 11 1.0 63 112 .33 .09 .5 -.55 22 10.2 14 28 28 87 0.5 -22.28 59 1.14 1.15 -.028 21 276 59.25 81.53 56.54 183.35 Acc .81 .91 .87 .80 .50 .50 .90 .87 .83 .44 .39 .48 51 .58 .46 .67 .69 .70 .67 46 635 % Rank 20 10 10 2 15 4 25 4 2 2 15 20 5 1 1

AAA EPDs as of 12/9/16

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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Real Time

REAL WORLD

Method Genetics EPDs and selection indexes provide quicker and more accurate genetic predictions for Angus-based herds. “I bred a cow this morning. She’ll calve in 282 days. We’ll harvest her calf two years from now. We can’t afford to find out then that the information we used today was wrong,” says Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch Rex McCloy, Commercial at Ashland, KS. “We Producer, Morse, TX only get to make so many matings in life, and we want to use the most accurate information available.” That’s why the Gardiners—veterans of utilizing genetic evaluation and genomic technology for selection—began using tools from Method Genetics when they first became available two years ago. “You get a quicker picture. You see the results that much quicker,” says Rex McCloy of Morse, Texas, a commercial producer who started using Method Genetics genomic tests to help select replacement heifers. He operates the McCloy Family Farms Partnership with his son, Craig. It includes running cows on three ranches in Texas and New Mexico. Keep in mind that the Method Genetics database is built Angus-based commercial cows an influenced by Angus Purebred cattle. Single-Step Genetic Evaluation Method Genetics utilizes what’s known as a singlestep method of genetic evaluation. It’s the next step forward in genetic evaluation, heralded by many as a revolutionary one. Creating genomic-enhanced EPDs in the genetic evaluations conducted by most breed associations is a multi-step process by which the genomic data is used to create molecular breeding values from a calibration and then incorporated into the evaluation process as a correlated trait. Molecular breeding values are blended into the evaluation after creation of the initial EPD. The single-step method employed by Method Genetics fits the genotypes directly in one step without the need for a calibration. As one would expect, the EPDs include all information—pedigree, phenotypes and genomic data—in the genetic

evaluation simultaneously. The genotypes are fit directly each time the Method Evaluation is run, which can be as frequently as when customer genotypes arrive. So, genetic evaluation is as current as the last piece of information added for an individual animal. “It’s information that lets every producer make better decisions,” Gardiner says. “It works and it’s real time versus having to wait 18-24 months to see of the information was correct.” The lag time Gardiner refers to is the length of time between recalibration of prediction equations used by those taking the multi-step approach to EPDs. Assessing Genetic Merit in the Commercial World Also, unlike breed genetic evaluations, the Method Genetics system enables seedstock producers to benchmark themselves against the commercial industry. That’s possible because participating commercial producers like McCloy can provide genomic test information, phenotypic data, known sire information and the like and have EPDs calculated for their cows and herd. Since there are seedstock customers, too, commercial participants are able to see where their cattle fit into the entire population of cattle in the Method Genetics database. But, they can also see how they stack up against similar commercial programs through Method Genetics benchmarking results. Conversely, participating seedstock producers have a way to gauge how their genetics perform in the commercial world. Along the way, commercial producers who don’t participate directly in the evaluation still reap the benefits of choosing bulls described more accurately and more currently with the Method Genetics EPDs and indexes. Real-world Tools The base-level Method Genetics genomic test yields individual animal EPDs for calving ease-direct, calving ease-maternal, docility, marbling, ribeye area and carcass weight. Users provide known pedigree information and other relevant details such as herd sires being used. For a commercial producer, that might be a sire’s registration paper or knowing the herd source of bulls. Users may also submit basic performance data. Method Genetics converts these GE-EPDs into three

industry-focused indexes (see opposite page). “We felt like the Method Genetics test and genetic evaluation were more reflective of the commercial industry,” McCloy says. “They’re also much more flexible in their analysis; it’s quicker and more customer-friendly.” McCloy first used genomic tests as an initial sorting tool for the heifers of unknown source he was putting together from sale barns. He continues to use Method Genetics testing on most all of his heifers to evaluate their replacement potential. Identifying sires of individual calves in multi-sire pastures—a byproduct of the genomic test—is an added bonus. “Genomic testing was a tool we thought we could use to get us to where we wanted to go faster,” McCloy says. In their case, they retain ownership of their calves through their McLeod Farms feedlot. These cattle— along with many of the custom cattle they feed—are managed for U.S. Premium Beef grids, which prize premium Choice and Prime quality grades. This spring, McCloy had calves from heifers that were selected using the Methods Genetic test. As he submits more data from his calves—information contributing to evaluation of his herd’s genetics—he has the opportunity to accelerate progress. “Rex McCloy is essentially building a documented pedigree with performance for his commercial cowherd,” Bowman says. McCloy is convinced of the value he gleans from the Method Genetics system. Specifically, he points to the subsequent performance of heifers assessed with the their genomic test, as well as progress in carcass quality—the increasing percentage that grade premium Choice and higher. Along with the indexes and absolute scores, Method Genetics provides percentile rankings for each animal so that producers can see where individual animals fit within the population for each trait and index. That represents an added selection point. Gardiner explains commercial customers are also using the information to better describe their cattle for marketing. It’s one thing to tell a buyer you’ve got a reputation set of calves. It’s another to provide documentation of the calves’ percentile rankings within an elite population of cattle for traits that matter most to them.


◊ Offers incredible opportunity with his combination of Performance and Phenotype ◊ Like his sire, Method offers projections for CW, Marb and RE like few can ◊ Proud and eye-catching in person, Method is designed for adding profit in every phase of the industry ◊ Takes Calving Ease and Carcass to a whole new level From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and The Method Group

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / %

Reg: 18025296 Tattoo: 7834 DOB: 9/17/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

62 lbs / ratio 83 713 lbs/ ratio 105 1257 lbs / ratio 101 38 cm 5.4

G A R PROGRESS G A R MOMENTUM G A R BIG EYE 1770 MCC DAYBREAK G A R DAYBREAK 1332 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN N549

154 / 2 QPI / % 146 / 2 ROI / % 271 / 1 GAR Momentum, sire of Method

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 13 -1.4 62 106 .25 .20 .7 -.09 20 22.2 15 32 0 62 0.6 -22.79 50 .95 1.50 .027 0 0 69.81 68.30 52.86 163.07 Acc .39 .42 .32 .36 .33 .33 .48 .48 .30 .26 .10 .15 0 .34 .17 .26 .35 .32 .34 0 0 % Rank 10 10 10 10 20 25 5 2 4 10 10 1 3 10 3 2

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Method Matters

The Method Genetics index values are derived from Method Genetics EPDs combined with industry-focused economic weightings. The Method EPDs are generated from a multi-trait, ‘single-step’ genetic evaluation that uses perMATERNAL PRODUCTION INDEX (MPI): The Maternal Production Index is reported in dollars per calf produced from the breeding herd with Angus-based genetics. It encompasses direct and maternal calving ease, heifer pregnancy, weaning growth, maternal milk, and mature size differences in a scenario where replacement females are retained and calves are marketed at weaning.

formance measures, ancestral pedigree, and available DNA genotypes. This single-step approach incorporates the genotypes directly into the genetic evaluation process and was implemented at Method in the summer of 2014.

Method Genetics™ Selection Index Key Used in the catalog Method Genetics Index / Percentile

MPI / %

167 / 1

QPI / % QUALITY POUNDS INDEX (QPI): The Quality Pounds Index is reported in dollars per calf for herds with Angus-based genetics. It focuses on the terminal side of the herd’s business for feedlot gain and carcass merit genetic differences. There are no provisions for calving ease or maternal traits, with the assumption that all calves are under a retained ownership scenario fed out and marketed on a premium quality-based grid.

166 / 1

ROI / %

300 / 1

P.O. Box 8802 / Saint Joseph, MO 64508 / www.MethodGenetics.com Sally Northcutt, Ph.D. • Email: snorthcutt@methodgenetics.com Bill Bowman • Email: bbowman@methodgenetics.com

METHOD GENETICS INDEX PERCENTILE RANKS (%): A numeric ranking of the animal’s Index values on a 1% to 100% scale. A lower numeric value is considered more favorable. For example, a 25% presented with an index indicates that animal is in the upper 25 percent of the animals in the Method Genetics genetic evaluation for calves born in the last five years.

RETAINED OWNERSHIP INCOME (ROI): Cattle producers interested in a complete production system approach from conception through carcass end-point can use the Retained Ownership Income index. ROI ties together reproduction, calving ease, maternal genetic merit, growth throughout the calf’s lifetime, and quality based carcass merit in an Angus-based herd. The ROI is reported in dollars per calf produced in the herd, and consolidates the sub-indexes of MPI and QPI.

ANGUS

7AN441 G A R METHOD


ANGUS

7AN376 G A R ANTICIPATION

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No other Angus bull can match his blend of CED, MARB and RE! Calving Ease with Carcass—Anticipation delivers proven results! For pounds in the right package, Anticipation makes a strong statement His combination of Daybreak and 5050 merges two sires who made a difference From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 138 / 14 QPI / % 138 / 6 ROI / % 248 / 7

Reg: 17057287 Tattoo: 7261 DOB: 8/31/2011

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -1.0 55 98 .25 .00 .5 Acc .79 .89 .83 .78 .49 .49 .88 % Rank 4 15 25 25 20

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BOYD NEW DAY 8005 70 lbs / ratio 89 664 lbs / ratio 108 MCC DAYBREAK 1226 lbs / ratio 109 MCC MISS FOCUS 134 41 cm G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 5.5 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 0530 DRMCTR OBJECTIVE 7J57

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .88 16 16.2 15 26 6 40 0.5 -10.02 31 1.16 1.43 .040 14 221 57.73 63.09 57.95 138.85 .84 .77 .40 .24 .30 8 .54 .37 .64 .67 .67 .64 36 471 25 2 2 1 20 20 1 15

7AN423 G A R 100X

◊ Extreme Calving Ease with significant improvements for carcass merit ◊ Use to reduce birth weight and keep mature size under control ◊ 100X-sired cattle score high for Marb and RE along with HP, CEM and Milk From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS; CAM Ranches, GA and Taylor Angus Farms, TN

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / % 135 / 19 QPI / % 101 / 61 ROI / % 216 / 40

Reg: +17774305 Tattoo: A3052 DOB: 9/22/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

91 lbs / ET 724 lbs / ET 1015 lbs / ET 35 cm 5.5

MYTTY IN FOCUS A A R TEN X 7008 S A A A R LADY KELTON 5551 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN A91 G A R OBJECTIVE A706

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 20 -6.2 46 93 .29 .29 .4 -.08 20 21.0 17 34 0 -5 0 -13.50 39 .94 .83 -.060 1 38 60.72 53.52 54.57 142.98 Acc .62 .85 .77 .60 .47 .47 .77 .72 .68 .31 .20 .25 0 .46 .28 .43 .47 .51 .46 5 121 % Rank 1 1 10 25 10 1 3 10 15 2 15 2 10

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7AN442 G A R RELEVANCE

METHOD GENETICS

◊ Combines Prophet and Progress—2 of the highest Proven Marbling bulls in the breed ◊ Projected to excel for $W with easily-born, fast-growing calves ◊ If retained ownership is in your plans, Relevance offers genetics that fit

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -1.1 63 110 .19 .47 .1 Acc .35 .37 .29 .33 .39 .39 .51 % Rank 2 10 5 5

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

132 / 24 QPI / % 161 / 1 ROI / %

From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

Reg: +17965453 Tattoo: 6214 DOB: 8/19/2014

MPI / %

261 / 3

83 lbs / ET 723 lbs / ET 1211 lbs / ET 36 cm 4.9

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 G A R PROGRESS G A R PROGRESS N1401 G A R YIELD GRADE N366

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .18 19 8.6 15 40 0 23 0 -27.80 35 1.50 .54 .036 0 0 83.49 68.82 54.73 134.61 .50 .42 .30 .18 .23 0 .39 .24 .28 .37 .35 .36 0 0 2 1 1 1 10 2 15 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ Exceptional PROVEN carcass merit in a moderate, Calving Ease package ◊ Actual harvest progeny data on nearly 60 head validate his Marbling/ Muscle ◊ On heifers or cows, your reward will be in pounds of gold—not pounds of lead ◊ Momentum progeny record an average harvest weight of 1,488 lbs. on 40 head From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and Mayer Ranch, OK

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / %

Reg: 17354145 Tattoo: 7372 DOB: 8/31/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

68 lbs / ratio 98 600 lbs/ ratio 113 1158 lbs / ratio 109 39 cm 5.3

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -.9 53 91 .23 .09 .2 Acc .75 .85 .79 .75 .43 .43 .80 % Rank 4 15

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G A R PREDESTINED G A R PROGRESS G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 ALC BIG EYE D09N G A R BIG EYE 1770 G A R OBJECTIVE 3387

132 / 24 QPI / % 151 / 1 ROI / % 253 / 5 Momentum sired steer, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .21 18 15.0 15 32 0 60 0.5 -18.86 45 1.40 1.26 .023 15 74 59.18 49.57 60.53 162.47 .80 .70 .38 .19 .24 0 .44 .26 .66 .70 .68 .66 57 149 2 10 20 1 1 20 1 2

7AN422 G A R PROPHECY

◊ Early progeny data indicates positive growth improvement with pluses for Marb and RE ◊ Like his sire, a low-birth, high-growth bull with loads of carcass extras ◊ Destined to be a breed improver siring gentle, fast-growing, high-grading offspring From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and David Dockter, ND

METHOD GENETICS

MPI / %

Reg: 17623660 Tattoo: 8293 DOB: 9/19/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

61 lbs / ratio 81 655 lbs/ ratio 109 1202 lbs / ratio 104 39 cm 5.9

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 B/R AMBUSH 28 G A R 28 AMBUSH 181 G A R PREDESTINED 1869

153 / 2 QPI / % 130 / 13 ROI / % 257 / 4 Prophecy sired steer, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 11 .7 71 117 .20 .27 .6 1.31 35 7.1 14 33 0 120 0.9 -35.12 45 1.41 .80 -.003 1 23 70.25 80.97 58.23 161.00 Acc .66 .85 .78 .63 .44 .44 .75 .69 .65 .32 .19 .23 0 .44 .26 .39 .43 .46 .42 3 47 % Rank 20 2 4 20 1 4 5 20 1 15 5 5 1 3

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN392 G A R MOMENTUM


ANGUS

7AN370 BOYD SIGNATURE 1014

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

A proven outcross sire with the ability to increase performance, SC, RE, $W and $B One of our best for foot quality – use to increase foot size and add depth of heel Consistently sires cattle with extra rib and thickness in a dense bodied package Sons are stout made and sound structured, the cattlemans kind. Daughters are broody, easy keeping females that raise heavy calves From Boyd Beef Cattle, KY and KiamichiLink Ranch, OK

Reg: 16916267 Tattoo: 1014 DOB: 1/6/2011

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

CONNEALY FRONT PAGE 0228 69 lbs / ratio 101 807 lbs / ratio 112 KESSLERS FRONTMAN R001 1338 lbs / ratio 116 KESSLERS BELL 0024 38 cm BOYD NEXT DAY 6010 5.8 BOYD ERICA DIANNA 9054 BOYD ERICA DIANNA 606

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD -2 2.7 73 129 .34 -.15 .4 1.41 14 10.1 0 35 16 13 0.2 -28.06 45 .51 .96 .015 3 71 79.56 112.77 36.36 152.76 Acc .69 .88 .82 .75 .48 .48 .72 .79 .69 .32 .30 .41 34 .51 .29 .45 .51 .50 .47 5 138 % Rank 2 1 1 20 15 2 20 10 2 1 5

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7AN425 E W A HIGH WEIGH 3123

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

From a pedigree stacked five generations deep with proven Select Sires genetics A good lookin’, three dimensional Weigh Up son with a great disposition Offers high octane growth to generate extra pounds and more profit Use to add length, frame and muscle to fast-growing calves From Edgewood Angus LLC, VA

Reg: +17816333 Tattoo: 3123 DOB: 10/1/2013

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 7 1.1 68 126 .36 .19 .9 Acc .40 .51 .39 .41 .36 .36 .55 % Rank 4 2 1

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

SITZ UPWARD 307R 85 lbs / ratio 115 741 lbs / ratio 116 PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360 1399 lbs / ratio 116 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 37 cm G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 6.8 EDGEWOOD JAUNTY 128 EDGEWOOD JAUNTY 935

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .22 30 13.5 9 27 0 87 0.9 -24.60 51 .89 .77 .013 0 2 62.13 102.71 44.49 161.60 .52 .36 .26 .16 .21 0 .38 .20 .26 .34 .33 .33 0 7 3 10 10 20 15 1 15 2

7AN438 BALDRIDGE JENNINGS Z064 ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Real beef bull type—a thick, rugged, deep, wide tank of a bull Offers the exceptional ability to truly change phenotype in his offspring From a dam with a long record of consistent performance High for Marb and $B, use Jennings to generate quality pounds From Baldridge Bros, NE and Koberstein Farms Angus LLC, CO

Reg: +17314954 Tattoo: Z064 DOB: 2/24/2012

*

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

80 lbs / ET 673 lbs / ET 1204 lbs / ET 37 cm 5.5

GAR-EGL PROTEGE BALDRIDGE WAYLON W34 BALDRIDGE BLACKCAP T163 BALDRIDGE RAPID R31 BALDRIDGE MAVERICK T43 BALDRIDGE MAVERICK R39

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 1 1.6 65 115 .26 .12 .2 -.16 26 5.1 9 28 2 42 0.4 -17.92 62 1.23 .67 .031 0 61 65.51 85.10 45.75 176.28 Acc .72 .85 .80 .66 .42 .42 .72 .69 .57 .29 .27 .33 13 .41 .22 .33 .38 .45 .38 0 162 % Rank 10 5 15 10 25 3 2 25 10 4 10 1

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ Drover is a powerfully constructed young sire that is wide-based, bold-sprung, deep-ribbed and sound-structured. As thick as any you will find and stands on excellent feet ◊ Pedigree stacked with high maternal sires including Rito 707, Resource, 004, 5175, EXT and New Trend. Cow maker deluxe! ◊ Drover significantly exceeds his sire for Marbling and ranks in the top 3% of the breed for $W ◊ Offers unique mating flexibility to many popular bloodlines

NEW Reg: +18258000 Tattoo: 5611 DOB: 1/10/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

76 lbs / ratio 94 946 lbs / ratio 100 1543 lbs / ratio 102 40 cm

ANGUS

7AN445 S A V DROVER 5611

Dam of Drover

RITO 707 OF IDEAL 3407 7075 S A V RESOURCE 1441 S A V BLACKCAP MAY 4136 S A F 598 BANDO 5175 S A V EMBLYNETTE 3301 S A V EMBLYNETTE 7319

From Schaff’s Angus Valley, ND

Drover as a yearling

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 3 1.7 69 110 .16 .33 .2 1.37 23 12.1 1 27 0 1 0.2 -17.79 61 .40 .73 .020 0 0 69.12 67.69 25.68 148.60 Acc .05 .41 .34 .34 .05 .05 .05 .42 .38 .05 .05 .25 0 .05 .05 .18 .23 .25 .21 0 0 % Rank 1 5 15 15 25 2 25 3 10 10

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7AN345 S A V BEACON 0008

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Sires cattle with eye appeal and extra performance Square hipped and big topped with added frame size, transmits power to any mating His offspring exhibit a captivating look with sound structure and solid feet Combines two of the most prominent cow families of the breed; Abigale and Madame Pride = cow makers From Schaff’s Angus Valley, ND

Reg: 16687591 Tattoo: 0008 DOB: 2/20/2010

Production Maternal CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN EPD 5 1.4 61 106 .21 .44 .7 1.60 21 20.9 11 16 28 13 -0.2 5.66 Acc .70 .87 .80 .70 .49 .49 .73 .68 .50 .30 .42 .52 65 .58 .51 % Rank 15 15 10 20 10 20 25

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

62 lbs / ratio 82 844 lbs / ratio 95 1502 lbs / ratio 99 42 cm 5.6

G A R GRID MAKER S A V BISMARCK 5682 S A V ABIGALE 0451 S A V NET WORTH 4200 S A V MADAME PRIDE 8180 S A V MADAME PRIDE 0102

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 52 .52 1.18 .029 9 78 55.71 63.42 36.61 144.37 .54 .59 .57 .55 16 164 10 2 25 20 10

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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ANGUS

7AN384 CONNEALY COURAGE 25L

◊ Sires tremendous depth of body with extra dimension of top, quarter and rib ◊ This maternal brother to Impression consistently produces a stout package with extra base width ◊ Excellent choice on long-bodied, clean-fronted females who need more width and power ◊ Daughters are the easy keeping kind-expect moderate frame with extra volume and capacity From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE; Way View Cattle Co., OH and Raymond Haugen, ND

* Reg: +17302304 Tattoo: 25L DOB: 2/6/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

83 lbs / ratio 101 791 lbs/ ratio 107 1386 lbs / ratio 110 37 cm 5.7

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 17 -.4 56 93 .16 .13 -.4 Acc .82 .92 .88 .82 .48 .48 .87 % Rank 2 20 25

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CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 VERMILION DATELINE 7078 PEARL PAMMY OF CONANGA 194 PEARL JAM OF CONANGA 6114

Daughter, Leachman Angus Ranch, MT

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .16 16 21.0 16 26 4 39 0.2 -7.86 18 .29 1.21 .050 0 132 60.54 50.16 30.97 80.65 .86 .82 .37 .28 .33 9 .52 .32 .42 .49 .48 .44 0 434 10 1 2 15

7AN367 GDAR HEISMAN 1705

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

A low input/high output sire – elite combination of $EN and $W Bona-fide minus BW sire who excels for fleshing ability Use to moderate frame size and add superior maternal traits A super selection to improve CED, HP and CEM in any cow herd

From Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch and Chad Denowh, MT

Reg: 16944751 Tattoo: 1705 DOB: 1/27/2011

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

65 lbs / ratio 85 714 lbs/ ratio 110 1255 lbs / ratio 110 38 cm 5.4

SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ DASH 10277 SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 2665 GDAR GAME DAY 449 GDAR FOREVER LADY 959 GDAR FOREVER LADY 6242

Production Maternal CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN EPD 20 -3.7 51 87 .12 .52 -.2 1.44 16 18.5 16 23 3 -15 -0.4 5.51 Acc .72 .84 .78 .67 .52 .52 .74 .68 .64 .33 .28 .33 13 .52 .37 % Rank 1 1 15 15 1 25

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Son, Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch, MT

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 11 .71 .68 .077 9 32 62.63 33.69 38.56 62.15 .59 .63 .61 .59 29 103 25 25 15 25

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ One of the breed’s highest $W sires – a profitability improver ◊ He excels for DOC and CED – two traits in high demand ◊ His daughters are beautiful-uddered, big-ribbed females who raise heavy calves ◊ A high customer satisfaction bull – bull calves are heavy and the replacement females are very maternal From Spickler Ranch, ND

Reg: #16433346 Tattoo: 956 DOB: 3/12/2009

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

87 lbs / ratio 102 854 lbs/ ratio 117 1356 lbs / ratio 107 36 cm 6.3

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -1.0 59 98 .10 .63 .3 Acc .82 .92 .88 .85 .64 .64 .85 % Rank 4 15 15 25

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BOYD NEW DAY 8005 GDAR GAME DAY 449 G D A R MISS WIX 474 R&S EXPEDITION 1404 S PRIDE ANNA 709 S PRIDE ANNA 567

Maternal SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN .33 34 9.1 7 36 40 -42 -0.3 1.33 .84 .82 .32 .61 .72 216 .62 .56 1 2

Daughter, Spickler Ranch, ND

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 29 .26 .51 .160 14 96 97.69 45.50 -.89 60.92 .62 .66 .65 .63 33 540 1

7AN352 CONNEALY COMBINATION 0188

◊ An extremely rare combination of high $EN and high $Beef ◊ He also ranks high for a combination of key maternal traits – DOC, HP, CEM and moderate mature size ◊ His daughters are moderate, extremely easy fleshing, gorgeous uddered females, with tremendous capacity ◊ He is an ideal mating on Prophet, Ten X and Sunrise derivatives From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE

Reg: 16748950 Tattoo: 0188 DOB: 1/24/2010

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

65 lbs / ratio 90 762 lbs/ ratio 103 1272 lbs / ratio 103 35 cm 5.4

KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 CONNEALY CONSENSUS BLINDA OF CONANGA 004 CONNEALY TOBIN BLACK CAYRA OF CONANGA 8127 BLACK CAMMA OF CONANGA 4184

Production Maternal CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN EPD 10 -1.3 52 92 .23 -.14 -.1 1.13 30 16.3 13 15 30 27 0.3 8.11 Acc .78 .89 .83 .77 .66 .66 .77 .78 .64 .39 .42 .51 61 .51 .31 % Rank 25 10 20 25 3 25 10 20

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Daughter, Kinseys Oak Front Farm, WV

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 39 .77 .86 .050 12 109 45.98 57.47 40.47 137.93 .61 .64 .64 .61 31 268 20 10 25 20 15

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN340 S SUMMIT 956


ANGUS

7AN386 SAT REVIVAL 210

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Pedigree stacked with Select Sires favorites A perfect choice where Calving Ease and reduced frame size are needed Expect vigorous calves who crush the scales at weaning Recommended for harsh environments, where low input costs prevail– these cattle survive anywhere and grow while doing it From Talkington Angus Ranch and Travis Froehlich, ND

Reg: 17329930 Tattoo: 210 DOB: 3/5/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

60 lbs / ratio 82 727 lbs/ ratio 116 1193 lbs / ratio 108 35 cm 5.0

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC EPD 16 -.4 59 96 .22 .13 -.3 1.03 24 Acc .64 .76 .65 .56 .52 .52 .60 .55 .50 % Rank 2 20 15 15

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S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 COLEMAN REGIS 904 COLEMAN DONNA 714 CONNEALY DANNY 5398 SAT DIXIE 010 SAT DIXIE 606 Maternal HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN -.5 13 21 0 8 -0.3 3.26 .26 .19 .24 0 .47 .28 10

7AN330 COLEMAN REGIS 904

Daughter, ODRC Mansfield, OH

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 40 .17 .89 .049 7 4 64.78 53.51 18.01 111.10 .45 .52 .46 .46 10 7 10 10

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Highly-proven calving ease specialist from the legendary Donna cow family Expect low birth weight, vigorous calves that have early rapid growth Sires moderate framed, heavy muscled cattle with extra depth of body His daughters are the keeping kind, beautiful uddered and easy fleshing A high $W sire who ranks near the top of the breed for $EN From Coleman Angus, MT

Daughter, Coleman Angus, MT

Reg: 16364794 Tattoo: 904 DOB: 1/11/2009

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

62 lbs / ratio 82 813 lbs/ ratio 111 1333 lbs / ratio 106 38 cm 5.0

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 16 -1.5 51 84 .12 .64 -.2 Acc .90 .96 .93 .91 .68 .68 .90 % Rank 2 10

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SITZ TRAVELER 8180 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V EMULOUS 8145 CONNEALY ONWARD COLEMAN DONNA 714 COLEMAN DONNA 386

Daughter, Coleman Angus, MT

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .76 23 -11.8 14 22 364 -4 -0.4 15.25 30 .36 .74 .112 12 595 68.32 25.51 17.80 78.65 .91 .88 .52 .80 .86 1065 .79 .75 .56 .61 .61 .58 15 1270 15 4 10 20 10 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ Stems from Lady Standard 890—a powerful performance matriarch ◊ Few bulls can match Game Time’s spread between CED and growth ◊ Thicker, stouter and bigger-outlined than most Confidence sons

Dam of Game Time

Reg: +17805943 Tattoo: 370 DOB: 8/24/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 LCC NEW STANDARD R B LADY STANDARD 305-890 B A LADY 6807 305

71 lbs / ET 673 lbs / ET 1217 lbs / ET 40 cm 6.0

From Gaffney Family Cattle, WI; Pasture View Angus, IL and Farmington Angus, TN Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 18 -2.7 59 110 .26 .14 .3 Acc .45 .55 .44 .41 .41 .41 .39 % Rank 1 3 15 10 15

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Son, Gaffney Family Cattle, WI

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .27 17 14.9 18 33 0 16 0.2 -17.63 26 .43 .92 .081 0 2 74.42 79.50 28.78 99.89 .43 .34 .28 .21 .26 0 .41 .25 .29 .37 .35 .36 0 2 1 5 10 3 10

7AN444 CARTER’S OMAHA

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A 1682 son who was the sale-topper and feature from Carter Family Angus Omaha’s dam is a favorite of many–she’s phenotypically flawless Lines up noteworthy projections for carcass merit – high for CW, Marb and RE Few Payweight 1682 sons offer this much cow power, balance and CED

From The Carter Family, NE

Reg: 18245482 Tattoo: C215 DOB: 1/11/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

NEW Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 11 -.3 65 111 .25 .20 .3 Acc .39 .44 .34 .36 .36 .36 .37 % Rank 15 20 3 4 20

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84 lbs / ratio 99 683 lbs / ratio 98 1422 lbs / ratio 107 38 cm

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 006S BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682 21AR O LASS 7017 TC GRIDIRON 258 TC MARCIA 0044 TC MARCIA 6006

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .68 24 8.7 14 28 0 82 0.9 -21.19 53 .98 .89 .007 0 0 65.40 75.56 48.13 163.37 .40 .39 .22 .12 .19 0 .33 .15 .22 .32 .29 .31 0 0 15 3 20 10 10 10 5 5 10 2

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN431 GAFFNEY GAME TIME 370


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7AN432 BARSTOW BANKROLL B73

◊ A unique son of the popular Cash—with a special blend of performance and phenotype ◊ Offers exciting figures for below-average birth with rapid early growth ◊ Phenotypically eye-catching with added length and depth ◊ Unlimited mating flexibility on most of today’s popular bloodlines From Barstow Angus, NE; David Dockter, ND and Hart Farms, SD

* Reg: 18036327 Tattoo: B73 DOB: 2/14/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

72 lbs / ratio 96 716 lbs/ ratio 103 1434 lbs / ratio 111 39 cm 6.2

SITZ DASH 10277 BARSTOW CASH BARSTOW QUEEN W16 CAR EFFICIENT 534 BARSTOW MISS DIANNA Z25 BARSTOW MISS DIANNA X128

Dam of Bankroll

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 15 -2.2 60 121 .29 .47 .6 1.18 29 20.3 14 23 0 24 0.2 -8.30 58 .43 .85 .039 0 0 61.97 92.41 26.89 146.68 Acc .42 .50 .38 .37 .34 .34 .37 .40 .30 .26 .16 .23 0 .34 .16 .22 .32 .30 .31 0 0 % Rank 4 5 15 3 10 25 4 10 4 5 15 15 2 10

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7AN429 MOHNEN RUSHMORE 1544

◊ The highest calving ease son of the powerhouse South Dakota ◊ Pedigree is laced with highly proven cowmaker sires and double bred to the Jilt cow family at Mohnen’s ◊ A $W leader that excels for Docility ◊ Excellent structured, stout featured, maternal strength with calving ease to boot ◊ Endless mating flexibility for traditional Select Sires’ pedigrees From Mohnen Angus Farms, SD and Byron Richard, ND

* Reg: 17843976 Tattoo: 1544 DOB: 1/16/2014

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

68 lbs / ratio 78 775 lbs/ ratio 96 1353 lbs / ratio 97 37 cm

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 16 -2.1 61 102 .19 .27 .4 Acc .36 .43 .33 .36 .32 .32 .37 % Rank 2 3 10 15

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SC DOC .93 30 .48 .39 2

MOHNEN DENSITY 730 MOHNEN SOUTH DAKOTA 402 MOHNEN JILT 539 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 MOHNEN JILT 1221 MOHNEN JILT 1655

Dam of Rushmore

Maternal Carcass C U $Value HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .9 14 25 0 10 0 -4.25 36 .67 .37 .103 0 0 72.00 59.89 22.92 107.28 .22 .14 .21 0 .32 .14 .20 .30 .29 .30 0 0 3 2 20 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ An outcross Calving Ease option with excellent growth. SpotLite continues to hold up data as more progeny are reported ◊ Tremendous genomic profile from a highly respected breeding program ◊ Pedigree is stacked with cowmaker sires: Bushwacker, Bando, Wulfs EXT and 263C ◊ High-marbling sire that is among the elite for $W and $B From A & B Cattle, NE

Reg: 17689665 Tattoo: 3065 DOB: 2/9/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

75 lbs / ratio 100 638 lbs/ ratio 107 1268 lbs / ratio 109 38 cm 5.7

R P BUSHWACKER 3 944 TEHAMA 944 R525 TEHAMA ERICA N127 EXAR 263C A & B QUEEN 1021 A & B QUEEN 9296

Dam of SpotLite

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 17 -3.0 64 116 .28 -.13 .9 1.29 15 6.2 13 33 0 40 0.5 -24.54 51 1.20 .28 .051 1 4 75.20 93.63 38.72 160.82 Acc .70 .83 .75 .50 .40 .40 .58 .55 .34 .35 .15 .21 0 .39 .21 .41 .46 .45 .43 7 12 % Rank 2 2 10 4 10 20 20 10 5 10 2 3 2 25 3

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7AN435 CARTER BLACKFOOT 307

◊ The perfect blend of Calving Ease, phenotype, and maternal value in one complete package ◊ Your sire for calving ease genetics combined with sought after phenotype and substance ◊ Progeny offer consistent, well balanced type and kind, with extra rib shape and muscle dimension ◊ An eye appealing package plus double digit calving ease, make him a strong candidate for a commercial cowman’s heifer program ◊ Expect easy-keeping fault-free daughters you can build a herd around From Carter Cattle Co, ID

Reg: 17847776 Tattoo: 307 DOB: 8/19/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

76 lbs / ratio 93 556 lbs/ ratio 103 1015 lbs / ratio 106 43 cm

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 15 -2.1 54 95 .22 .03 .2 Acc .39 .45 .34 .37 .35 .35 .37 % Rank 2 3 25

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S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V THUNDERBIRD 9061 S A V EMBLYNETTE 7411 HYLINE RIGHT TIME 338 CARTER OLIVIA 647 GRIFFETH PARAMONT AMBUSH 366

Maternal SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN .07 16 19.2 15 18 0 25 0.1 5.16 .40 .29 .24 .17 .24 0 .37 .22 15 2 20

Carcass C U $Value CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B 37 .96 .51 .088 0 0 54.34 57.57 35.16 125.74 .24 .34 .30 .33 0 0 10 20 25 25

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN417 A & B SPOTLITE 3065


TOP TEN ANGUS The Top Ten List features the top sires from the Select Sires Angus Lineup in each of 12 traits. Select Sires provides bulls that excel for EVERY trait!

EPD 20 20 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 6

Birth Weight

Weaning Weight 7AN427 Manning 7AN391 Tanker 7AN395 Fortress 7AN349 Weigh Up 7AN379 All In 7AN415 Power Surge 7AN320 Prophet 7AN370 Signature 7AN461 Testament 7AN422 Prophecy Breed Average

EPD 83 79 75 75 74 74 73 73 72 71 47

EPD

7AN423 100X 7AN368 Comrade 7AN453 Rocket 7AN367 Heisman 7AN417 SpotLite 7AN449 Ice Cap 7AN419 Remedy 7AN455 Rancher 7AN431 Game Time 7AN443 Bronc Breed Average

EPD -6.2 -4.0 -3.8 -3.7 -3.0 -2.9 -2.9 -2.8 -2.7 -2.6 1.1

Yearling Weight

7AN367 Heisman 7AN423 100X 7AN418 Patriot 7AN430 Venture 7AN431 Game Time 7AN453 Rocket 7AN363 Horizon 7AN368 Comrade 7AN384 Courage 7AN417 SpotLite Breed Average

7AN391 Tanker 7AN349 Weigh Up 7AN427 Manning 7AN415 Power Surge 7AN370 Signature 7AN457 Proactive 7AN379 All In 7AN320 Prophet 7AN461 Testament 7AN394 Traction Breed Average

138 138 135 131 129 129 127 127 127 124 84

Docility 7AN389 Sure Fire 7AN422 Prophecy 7AN340 Summit 7AN460 Protocol 7AN306 War Party 7AN430 Venture 7AN362 Composure 7AN368 Comrade 7AN454 Chisum 255 7AN401 Elation Breed Average

EPD 37 35 34 31 31 31 31 31 31 30 13

Heifer Pregnancy 7AN401 Elation 7AN394 Traction 7AN374 First-N-Goal 7AN349 Weigh Up 7AN388 Niagara 7AN441 Method 7AN423 100X 7AN384 Courage 7AN345 Beacon 7AN363 Horizon Breed Average

EPD 29.6 23.8 23.6 23.5 22.4 22.2 21.0 21.0 20.9 20.8 10.4

Calving Ease Maternal 7AN431 Game Time 7AN362 Composure 7AN401 Elation 7AN423 100X 7AN418 Patriot 7AN454 Chisum 255 7AN384 Courage 7AN363 Horizon 7AN367 Heisman 7AN453 Rocket Breed Average

EPD 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 8

$ Energy 7AN330 Regis 7AN319 TC Thunder 7AN352 Combination 7AN345 Beacon 7AN367 Heisman 7AN435 Blackfoot 7AN386 Revival 7AN340 Summit 7AN351 Capitalist 7AN368 Comrade Breed Average

EPD 15.25 13.07 8.11 5.66 5.51 5.16 3.26 1.33 -.23 -1.07 -2.11

Marbling 7AN320 Prophet 7AN442 Relevance 7AN456 Radiance 7AN422 Prophecy 7AN392 Momentum 7AN389 Sure Fire 7AN438 Jennings 7AN417 SpotLite 7AN460 Protocol 7AN455 Rancher Breed Average

EPD 1.55 1.50 1.44 1.41 1.40 1.35 1.23 1.20 1.18 1.17 .50

Ribeye 7AN441 Method 7AN394 Traction 7AN376 Anticipation 7AN427 Manning 7AN426 Conversation 7AN392 Momentum 7AN443 Bronc 7AN306 War Party 7AN384 Courage 7AN345 Beacon Breed Average

EPD 1.50 1.44 1.43 1.31 1.27 1.26 1.26 1.24 1.21 1.18 .45

$ Weaning

EPD

$Beef 7AN361 Sunrise 7AN394 Traction 7AN456 Radiance 7AN438 Jennings 7AN349 Weigh Up 7AN389 Sure Fire 7AN461 Testament 7AN427 Manning 7AN444 Omaha 7AN441 Method Breed Average

EPD 183.35 178.40 176.72 176.28 169.01 168.75 167.68 167.16 163.37 163.07 101.25

High Value Specialists (excel for $W & $B) 7AN394 Traction 7AN427 Manning 7AN446 Clarity 7AN461 Testament 7AN456 Radiance 7AN349 Weigh Up 7AN395 Fortress 7AN443 Bronc 7AN361 Sunrise 7AN455 Rancher

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261.79 256.28 252.03 251.95 247.95 245.42 243.33 243.01 242.60 242.20

Curvebender Specialists (CE bulls with high growth and moderate mature size) 7AN391 Tanker 7AN320 Prophet 7AN379 All In 7AN395 Fortress 7AN452 Bourbon 7AN432 Bankroll 7AN440 Old Hickory 7AN418 Patriot 7AN455 Rancher 7AN443 Bronc

7AN340 7AN320 7AN452 7AN455 7AN427 7AN306 7AN461 7AN395 7AN442 7AN394

Summit Prophet Bourbon Rancher Manning War Party Testament Fortress Relevance Traction

Breed Average

CED

BW

YW

MH

13 11 12 13 12 15 16 19 16 16

.3 .8 -.1 -.8 -2.5 -2.2 -.1 -1.7 -2.8 -2.6

138 127 127 122 121 121 120 120 120 120

0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

97.69 95.14 92.00 90.51 89.12 84.91 84.27 83.84 83.49 83.39 44.08

CE and Muscle Specialists 7AN418 Patriot 7AN453 Rocket 7AN363 Horizon 7AN368 Comrade 7AN384 Courage 7AN443 Bronc 7AN455 Rancher 7AN376 Anticipation 7AN389 Sure Fire 7AN392 Momentum

CED 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15

RE 1.09 1.04 .98 1.09 1.21 1.26 .94 1.43 1.13 1.26

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OTHER SIRES AVAILABLE ANGUS Code no. 7AN258 7AN299 7AN302 7AN327 7AN328 7AN329 7AN332 7AN380 7AN381 7AN385 7AN390 7AN396 7AN397 7AN404 7AN406 7AN407 7AN410 7AN412 7AN421 7AN424 7AN428 7AN434 SIMMENTAL 7SM54 7SM56 7SM68 7SM69 7SM76 7SM77 7SM78 237SM1029 RED ANGUS 7AR56 7AR57 7AR65 7AR68 HEREFORD 7HP101 7HP104 7HP109 7HH57 CHAROLAIS 7CH90 LIMOUSIN 7LM12 7LM14 7LM15 7LM16

Full Name TC Total 410 Connealy Answer 71 Connealy Mentor 7374 Baldridge Workhorse W74 SAV Prosperity 9131 SAV Mustang 9134 BC Classic 385-7 Mill Brae Endurance 2118 Curtin Lumineer 2001 Connealy Union 215X KCF Bennett Expert Z138 GAR Advance GAR Early Bird MCR Security 293 Welytok Charter 3B20 Bruns Thunderbolt 963 VBR Chieftain 3W21 HPCA Yadi 63 MOGCK Frontman 1141 Connealy New Vision 1334 Mohnen Global 1274 H P C A SEO Empire

Code Name Total Answer 71 Mentor Workhorse Prosperity Mustang Classic Endurance Lumineer Union Expert Advance Early Bird Security Charter Thunderbolt Chieftain Yadi Frontman 1141 New Vision Global Empire

Reg. No. 14844711 15832579 15832714 16476952 16396523 16397246 15748956 17317984 17276958 17302232 17417375 16767972 17354178 17569776 17456955 17680550 17733575 17539662 17103199 17031344 17848388 17718786

RCR Stetson T17 SS Ebonys Grandmaster UNL-Husker 84X Gibbs 0601X Raisin' Cain JF Rancher 222Z Brink Timeless A387 TNT Everclear A321 DKSR MR Olie X4

Stetson Grandmaster Husker Raisin’ Cain Rancher Timeless Everclear Mr. Olie

2396913 2281133 2575115 2602502 2649154 2789625 2724676 2545563

MLK CRK Epic 8171 Brown Covenant U7548 LSF Balanced 2113Z Brown Coronado Z7266

Epic Covenant Balanced Coronado

1238940 1282948 1547333 1550543

Bar JZ Traditions Legend 463S Gerber Ultra 809U KJ HVH 33N Redeem 485T ET MCR Bluestem 977

Tradition Ultra Redeem Bluestem

42693193 42959382 42834201 43086834

WR Good Stuff T641

Good Stuff

M746290

Wulfs Warbonnet 6254W Wulfs Accel T303A Wulfs Africa 1086A Wulf's Argus 6047A

Warbonnet LM Accel LM Africa LimFlex Argus LimFlex

NPM1931819 NPM2039370 NXM2028134 LFM2039851

7AN258 TOTAL

7AN302 MENTOR

7AN332 CLASSIC

7AN396 ADVANCE

7SM69 RAISIN’ CAIN

7AR65 BALANCED

7HP109 REDEEM

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7AN319 TC THUNDER 805

◊ Verified by thousands of heifers as a Calving Ease king ◊ Delivers incredible foot quality-plus he’s a PAP standout ◊ Daughters excel with exceptional udders and moderate size From TC Ranch, NE

Reg: 16150299 Tattoo: 805 DOB: 1/16/2008

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 14 -1.9 40 79 .17 .62 .0 Acc .79 .91 .86 .79 .55 .55 .76 % Rank 5 10

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ratio 94 780 lbs / ratio 110 1350 lbs / ratio 104 35 cm 5.4

BALDRIDGE KABOOM K243 KCF CONNEALY THUNDER PARKA OF CONANGA 241 TC GRID TOPPER 355 TC FOREVER 6123 TC FOREVER 1004

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Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .14 17 12.1 15 23 42 -62 -0.1 13.07 16 .78 .53 .026 11 100 51.96 24.67 43.50 75.25 .76 .66 .32 .48 .59 95 .59 .43 .57 .62 .61 .58 21 266 2 15 15 15

7AN408 KSU KONZA 3111

◊ Moderate for size, thick and bred to deliver increased muscle ◊ Pedigree blends two favorites of the past decade—Confidence and New Day 454 ◊ Projected in the Top 1% for RE in a Calving Ease package From Kansas State University, KS

Reg: 17667190 Tattoo: 3111 DOB: 2/5/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

72 lbs / ratio 93 647 lbs / ratio 108 1372 lbs / ratio 110 36 cm 5.3

CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 B/R NEW DAY 454 KSU MISS NEW DAY 1173 G A R OBJECTIVE 2177

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 11 -.7 63 109 .21 .58 .1 -.28 28 5.4 14 25 0 60 0.3 -12.37 41 .26 1.26 .062 0 0 64.92 64.35 25.16 112.66 Acc .51 .59 .46 .37 .39 .39 .48 .48 .38 .29 .20 .24 0 .41 .27 .28 .37 .34 .35 0 0 % Rank 20 20 10 10 5 4 1 10 20

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7AN437 D CAPITAL GAINS B487

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Wide and massive with a cool look, best describes this tremendous son of Capitalist Capital Gains is a true beef bull–the Cattleman’s kind Expect high performance in a package built to stand any environment Supported by an excellent producing dam, he has the potential to be a great cowmaker sire From Dikoff Angus Ranch, SD

Reg: 18021912 Tattoo: 487 DOB: 2/23/2014

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 9 .4 61 108 .24 .17 .5 Acc .39 .45 .34 .37 .37 .37 .37 % Rank 25 10 10

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BW: 80 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 812 lbs / ratio 109 YW: 1391 lbs / ratio 114

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 B/R DESTINATION 928-630 TRIPLE B K NATASHA 1977 TRIPLE B K NATASHA 1074

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .87 20 20.8 11 19 0 34 0.3 -1.23 34 .52 .79 .045 0 0 57.45 73.51 33.41 118.19 .40 .29 .25 .17 .23 0 .34 .16 .23 .33 .31 .32 0 0 25 10 20 20 15 10 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


◊ Exciting Calving Ease prospect with more rib dimension and base-width than most ◊ Earned strong individual performance ratios in a large group of well-bred contemporaries ◊ Major cow power advantages from a pedigree which includes New Day 454, Bextor and Expectation From Stewart Select Angus, IN

NEW Reg: 18205024 Tattoo: C142 DOB: 2/3/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

76 lbs / ratio 91 736 lbs/ ratio 114 1338 lbs / ratio 111 36 cm 5.9

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 18 -3.8 55 105 .21 .45 .1 Acc .39 .45 .34 .37 .39 .39 .48 % Rank 1 1 25 10

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CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 CONNEALY COMRADE 1385 HAPPY GEE OF CONANGA 919 B/R NEW DAY 454 EVENTRESS S S Y65 EVENTRESS S S U119

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .21 27 8.7 16 34 0 -15 -0.2 -12.20 33 .99 1.04 .071 0 0 76.02 65.69 46.69 122.67 .48 .40 .26 .14 .20 0 .40 .27 .25 .35 .32 .33 0 0 5 1 2 10 4 1 15 10

7AN371 BENFIELD REALITY 6211

◊ Super-footed outcross sire who generates above-average muscle ◊ Bred to sire gentle, easy-keeping daughters which excel for soundness and design ◊ Maintains a heifer-acceptable CED while providing serious thickness ◊ A great option for grass-based production systems From Benfield Farms Inc., VA

Reg: +17065973 Tattoo: 6211 DOB: 2/25/2011

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

70 lbs / ratio 91 672 lbs/ ratio 102 1232 lbs / ratio 102 35 cm 5.5

Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 11 -.5 63 99 .06 1.03 .5 Acc .60 .80 .71 .56 .53 .53 .55 % Rank 20 20 10 25

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S ALLIANCE 3313 S CHISUM 6175 S GLORIA 464 JAUER JAVA 8136 BENFIELD EDELLA 1105 BENFIELD EDELLA 7813

Dam of Reality

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .19 16 17.6 10 24 2 21 0.5 -4.00 67 .06 .72 .059 0 13 70.73 35.14 2.79 114.67 .55 .41 .31 .24 .30 5 .51 .41 .36 .45 .40 .41 0 26 20 1 20 5

Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7AN453 S S ROCKET C142


ANGUS

7AN391 M A F TANKER 23

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Big-time growth improvement with the bonus of Calving Ease Sires larger-framed cattle with the ability to grow really fast If you’re serious about adding performance, Tanker is certainly a sire to consider Excels for maternal and convenience traits and will leave you with a hassle-free cowherd From Mogck Angus Farm and Mogck & Sons Angus, SD

Reg: 17420717 Tattoo: 23 DOB: 1/21/2012

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

68 lbs / ratio 88 773 lbs / ratio 123 1504 lbs / ratio 122 40 cm 6.0

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER 746 HAPPY DELL OF CONANGA 262 SITZ DASH 10277 JACKIE LASS 032 OF TRIPP JACKIE LASS 1142 OF TRIPP

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 13 .3 79 138 .26 .12 1.1 1.11 30 20.4 12 23 2 31 0.3 -16.71 37 .76 .31 .066 5 12 78.76 119.88 30.45 130.05 Acc .61 .80 .71 .64 .43 .43 .65 .66 .56 .29 .21 .28 3 .43 .25 .54 .60 .57 .55 25 54 % Rank 10 1 1 15 3 10 15 20 2 1 20

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7AN306 WERNER WAR PARTY 2417

◊ A proven sire of performance and customer satisfaction ◊ Use to add length, extra pounds and more muscle to fast-growing calves ◊ Ranks high in the breed for growth, DOC, Milk, RE, $W and $B From Werner Angus, IL; 44 Farms, TX and KiamichiLink Ranch LLC, OK

Reg: +16004857 Tattoo: 2417 DOB: 9/1/2007

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

74 lbs / ratio 89 858 lbs / ratio 111 1423 lbs / ratio 131 41 cm 5.5

CONNEALY LEAD ON CONNEALY ONWARD ALTUNE OF CONANGA 6104 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 3 1.3 62 115 .19 1.05 .7 1.04 31 19.6 8 41 362 28 0.5 -23.31 57 .45 1.24 -.056 16 854 84.91 65.61 41.01 143.37 Acc .88 .96 .94 .91 .75 .75 .92 .91 .87 .52 .79 .86 1044 .78 .80 .62 .66 .66 .63 26 1917 % Rank 10 5 2 10 1 5 1 3 1 15 20 10

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7AN357 THOMAS TOP HAND 0536

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Notable due to his ability to spread birth and growth like few can A rare bull in the population with his pairing of Top 1% RADG and Top 3% DMI Sires easily-born, larger-framed calves that excel for growth Offers big-time benefits with his high rankings for both $W and $B

From Thomas Angus Ranch, OR Reg: 16860273 Tattoo: 0536 DOB: 7/17/2010

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

52 lbs / ratio 69 707 lbs / ratio 125 1286 lbs / ratio 118 41 cm 6.0

G A R GRID MAKER S A V BISMARCK 5682 S A V ABIGALE 0451 MYTTY IN FOCUS THOMAS RUBY ERICA 8293 THOMAS RUBY ERICA 51000

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD 14 -1.8 67 117 .36 -.50 .3 1.38 20 20.3 15 21 14 85 0.6 -13.75 46 .70 .81 -.003 6 51 61.95 101.96 42.40 165.14 Acc .76 .87 .81 .72 .52 .52 .76 .72 .66 .32 .31 .38 22 .54 .38 .58 .62 .61 .58 24 131 % Rank 5 10 4 4 1 3 15 25 10 2 20 25 15 15 1 15 2

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25


7AN449 EATHINGTON ICE CAP 305C

From Eathington Angus, IL Reg: 18263759 Tattoo: 305C DOB: 1/9/2015

NEW Production CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH EPD 17 -2.9 63 103 .20 .23 .3 Acc .40 .44 .33 .35 .32 .32 .46 % Rank 1 1 5 15

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BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

63 lbs / ratio 76 765 lbs / ratio 130 1338 lbs / ratio 108 37 cm 5.9

ANGUS

◊ Top 1% CED and $W – they come light and grow fast ◊ His pedigree is stacked for multiple generations with sires that excel for eye-appeal and structural correctness ◊ A Calving Ease bull that excels for base width and muscle shape ◊ A great option for First Class and Style descendants to generate easily-born first calves

CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 EATHINGTON SUB-ZERO KP MISS PROVEN QUEEN 21 DAMERON FIRST IMPRESSION EATHINGTON LUCY 3006 BLUE STON LUCY 1029

Maternal Carcass C U $Value SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B .37 17 4.6 16 32 0 13 0.1 -14.37 34 .06 .56 .049 0 0 81.64 61.25 9.17 90.86 .47 .36 .22 .10 .16 0 .33 .13 .23 .33 .28 .31 0 0 1 4 1 20

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7AN374 SCC FIRST-N-GOAL GAF 114 ◊ A proven sire for phenotype and a great female maker ◊ Progeny are standouts for eye appeal, excellent structure, balance and style ◊ With power, muscle shape and style, his progeny continue to be ultra competitive in the show ring ◊ Gender selected semen available From Stertzbach Cattle Co., OH; Dameron Angus Farm, IL; Steele Angus, IA; Grandview Angus, MD and F-N-G Syndicate Reg: +17030115 Tattoo: 114 DOB: 1/5/2011

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

82 lbs / ET 883 lbs / ET 1396 lbs / ET 40 cm 6.1

EXG RS FIRST RATE S903 R3 DAMERON FIRST CLASS DAMERON NORTHERN MISS 3114 CHAMPION HILL EDITION 2029 S C C ROYAL BLACKBIRD 502 CHAMPION HILL BLACKBIRD 1943

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD -14 6.5 64 95 .21 -.20 .4 -.48 -1 23.6 -1 32 26 40 0.4 -17.07 37 .23 .60 .030 0 28 56.29 55.87 20.07 115.23 Acc .62 .86 .78 .58 .40 .40 .50 .56 .40 .22 .30 .43 44 .47 .25 .33 .41 .37 .36 0 33 % Rank 10 15 3 10 25

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7AN420 PENNERS-CC DOUBLE BLACK 2257

◊ An outcross pedigree for the show cattle scene ◊ An excellent option to use on First Class and First-N-Goal daughters ◊ Line bred for outstanding phenotype and maternal strength From Penner Ranch, Conley Cattle and The Double Black Group, OK

Reg: 17311160 Tattoo: 2257 DOB: 1/15/2012

BW: 85 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 799 lbs / ratio 116 YW: 1450 lbs / ratio 100

DUFF NEW EDITION 6108 P R BLACK FRIDAY 0244 P R MONA LISA 529 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 P R 629 205-554 P R LISA 554

Production Maternal Carcass C U $Value CED BW WW YW RADG DMI YH SC DOC HP CEM Milk Hd/Dt MW MH $EN CW Marb RE Fat Grp/Pg Grp/Pg $W $F $G $B EPD -1 3.3 60 92 .26 -.60 .2 -.20 -6 -6.2 2 28 0 -16 -0.2 -1.57 19 -.02 .61 .000 0 3 68.56 62.59 13.31 81.47 Acc .50 .71 .60 .38 .34 .34 .36 .45 .28 .23 .11 .20 0 .36 .16 .24 .31 .30 .30 0 4 % Rank 15 15 2 25 10 20

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Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG: .20 DMI: .15 YH: .5 SC: .76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH: .3 $EN: -2.11 Carcass: CW : 31 MARB: .50 RE: .45 FAT: .018 $W: 44.08 $F: 39.08 $G: 29.69 $B: 101.25

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7SM87 CDI HOMETOWN 246A

◊ The growth and power red bull who exploded on the scene in 2016 ◊ A very sound EPD package plus a pedigree to use on most Simmental pedigrees and red commercial cows looking for additional growth and maternal strength From C Diamond Inc., ND

NEW Reg: 2732032 Tattoo: 246A DOB: 3/24/2013 Purebred SM Red/Homo. Polled

BW: 104 lbs / ratio 76 WW: 868 lbs / ratio 124 YW: 1634 lbs / ratio 124

Son, C Diamond Inc., ND

GW PREDESTINED 701T GW REDESTINED 642X GW MISS ORLANDO 453N NF TRUMP S582 CDI MS TRUMP 86U CDI MISS SHEAR FORCE 10N

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD 7.5 3.1 96.3 156.3 7.1 21.8 70.0 15.7 10.2 67.4 -.31 .46 -.02 1.56 Acc .52 .69 .65 .64 .34 .34 .42 .34 .19 .50 .34 .43 .39 .34 % Rank 1 1 1 10 1 2 1

API 160

TI 95

1

1

7SM88 CDI PERSPECTIVE 238A

Son, C Diamond Inc., ND

◊ One of the most exciting red Calving Ease bulls in the breed ◊ His outcross pedigree and complete phenotype make him a must use sire ◊ Check out his breed leading index values! From Crosshair Simmental Ranch and C Diamond Inc., ND

NEW Reg: 2732012 Tattoo: 238A DOB: 3/22/2013 Purebred SM Red/Homo. Polled

BW: 74 lbs / ratio 112 WW: 735 lbs / ratio 105 YW: 1375 lbs / ratio 104

GW PREDESTINED 701T HOOK`S XPECTATION 36X HOOKS MIKA 141M NF TRUMP S582 CDI MS TRUMP 101Y CDI MS TOP GUN 5U

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 20.4 -6.6 60.6 89.4 11.5 26.0 56.3 11.2 12.0 13.2 -.35 .32 -.04 Acc .51 .70 .65 .64 .29 .30 .39 .32 .18 .50 .32 .42 .37 % Rank 1 1 20 15 25 25 4

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REA .86 .32

API 161

TI 83

1

2

Son, C Diamond Inc., ND

Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB: .15 BF: -.06 REA: .80 API: 122.10 TI: 67.70


◊ One of the most popular Simmental bulls at Select Sires and in the breed due to his Calving Ease and outstanding phenotype ◊ His greatest value will be his females, whether Simmental, SimAngus or commercial, the results are outstanding! ◊ A breed leader for CED, Docility and API …. “value added” genetics From Wesner Livestock Enterprises and Purdue University, IN

Reg: 2532016 Tattoo: X549 DOB: 2/24/2010 Purebred SM Hetero. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: 70 lbs / ET WW: 755 lbs / ET

Daughter, Grass-Lunning Simmentals, MN

NICHOLS LEGACY G151 CNS DREAM ON L186 CNS SHEEZA DREAM K107W SS GOLDMINE L42 SHAWNEE MISS 770P NLC LG770

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC EPD 15.0 -1.6 52.5 64.7 11.5 20.1 46.3 8.0 14.2 Acc .87 .92 .89 .88 .81 .81 .83 .43 .63 % Rank 5 3 20 3

CW 5.5 .60

YG MARB BF -.33 .60 -.04 .53 .71 .65 1

REA .65 .68

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API 148

TI 77

5

10

Daughter, Saylor Farms, VA

7SM81 WLE/LWSC REVOLUTION A409

◊ The maternal brother to Uno Mas … carrying on the strong female tradition ◊ The combination of Upgrade and Shawnee Miss 770P is a “can’t miss” pedigree ◊ Sound structured, long bodied, with huge muscle expression From Wesner Livestock Enterprises and Purdue University, IN and Glacier Cattle Co., WI

Reg: 2754651 Tattoo: A409 DOB: 1/15/2013 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: 88 lbs / ET WW: 816 lbs / ET

Dam of Revolution and Uno Mas

ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B SS GOLDMINE L42 SHAWNEE MISS 770P NLC LG770

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD 6.9 3.2 79.1 114.3 3.6 17.5 57.1 6.0 13.5 42.0 -.41 .33 -.08 1.02 Acc .47 .60 .49 .47 .33 .32 .37 .36 .21 .39 .26 .39 .23 .30 % Rank 4 10 25 10 10 10 15 10 15

API 123

TI 80

Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB: .15 BF: -.06 REA: .80 API: 122.10 TI: 67.70

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7SM65 WLE UNO MAS X549


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7SM80 CCR WIDE RANGE 9005A

◊ One of the deepest, big bodied bulls in the breed and he is passing that along to his progeny ◊ His ¾ pedigree gives him a “wide range” of pedigrees to work on purebred or percentage cattle ◊ Wide Range is backed by a very special maternal dam and his daughters may be his greatest strength From Cow Camp Ranch, KS; Gibbs Farms, AL and HRM Simmental, IA

Reg: 2725666 Tattoo: 9005A DOB: 2/7/2013 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

80 lbs / ET 823 lbs / ET 1366 lbs / ET 40 cm 5.7

HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K S D S GRADUATE 006X S D S QUEEN 814U HTP SVF IN DEW TIME CCR MS APPLE 9332W CCR 992F FULLHOUSE 3249N

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 11.3 -1.1 70.9 115.9 12.0 27.2 62.7 15.2 12.9 37.4 -.33 .15 .01 Acc .71 .87 .81 .78 .34 .34 .45 .34 .19 .57 .46 .59 .53 % Rank 25 15 10 10 15 5 4 20 20 25

REA 1.42 .54 1

Dam of Wide Range

API 143

TI 78

20

15 Daughter, Wayward Hill Farm & JS Simmental Reserve Division NAILE

7SM72 GW-WBF SUBSTANCE 820Y

◊ As his name indicates, he will add “substance” to his matings … depth of body, muscle and fleshing ability ◊ A top indexing sire in several areas, he can enhance both a percentage and a purebred breeding program ◊ No Legacy in the pedigree provides mating flexibility but most importantly outstanding EPDs From Gateway Simmentals, MT and Wildberry Farms, IL

* Reg: 2605922 Tattoo: 820Y DOB: 3/4/2011 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

G A R US PREMIUM BEEF 97 lbs / ratio 90 734 lbs / ratio 114 GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS 1284 lbs / ratio 116 GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 410P 37 cm GW MR MATERNAL 731L 5.7 GW MISS MATERNAL 558P GW MISS RED LIGHT 406J

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 14.5 1.2 68.1 107.7 10.0 23.1 57.2 11.9 21.6 35.9 -.21 .81 -.04 Acc .88 .91 .90 .90 .84 .83 .85 .51 .72 .60 .51 .66 .61 % Rank 20 25 20 20 20 25 1 20 2

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Son, Wildberry Farms, IL

REA .67 .62

API 162

TI 85

4

4

Daughter, Wildberry Farms, IL

Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW: .5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB: .33 BF: -.04 REA: .68 API: 121.10 TI: 67.40


◊ The bull who exploded onto the scene as a yearling and is one of the most heavily sampled bulls in the breed ◊ A sound-made, stout-structured, blazed-faced bull who will add growth, muscle, correctness and a blaze face to many of his progeny ◊ His female progeny may be his greatest strengths! From Hook Farms, MN; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS

* Reg: 2854437 Tattoo: 11B DOB: 2/24/2014 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 83 lbs / ratio 111 711 lbs / ratio 104 MCM TOP GRADE 018X 1331 lbs / ratio 102 MCM 513R 39 cm HOOKS TAURUS 24T 5.5 HOOK’S WATER LILY 89W HOOKS GRACIE 68K

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD -1.1 3.9 73.7 110.4 8.3 22.9 59.8 12.9 11.4 41.2 -.37 .44 -.04 1.19 Acc .60 .75 .66 .59 .31 .31 .40 .33 .26 .48 .29 .40 .26 .32 % Rank 15 10 15 15 10 25 3 2

Daughter, Shaake Farms & Wray Cattle Co., KS

API 129

TI 78 10

7SM90 GW PROSPECTOR 389C

Daughter, Hudson Pines Farm, NY

◊ Top selling SimAngus bull in the fall 2016 Southern Cattle Company sale ◊ His maternal influence is exemplified by his dam earning a 108 birth weight ratio and a 105 weaning weight ratio on 11 natural calves … a real brood cow matron! ◊ A bull truly worth heavy use in 2017! ◊ As a ¾ blood with a unique pedigree, he provides exciting mating options for both purebred and percentage breeders From Gateway Simmental, MT; Southern Cattle Co., FL; J/C Simmental and Salinas Farms, MI

Reg: 3012758 Tattoo: 389C DOB: 4/13/2015 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K BW: 82 lbs / ratio 107 WW: 730 lbs / ratio 107 TFS DUE NORTH 2659Z YW: 1263 lbs / ratio 111 TFS 1/4 SM 3/4 AN 8419T SRS FORTUNE 500 GW MISS FORTUNE 453P GW MISS LUCKY DICE 049K

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD 18.0 -2.0 69.5 115.5 11.1 26.7 61.5 14.9 13.2 36.1 -.25 .55 -.01 1.07 Acc .29 .45 .40 .44 .23 .23 .28 .29 .07 .35 .26 .39 .24 .30 % Rank 5 15 20 10 15 15 10 5 15 20 20 4

Sire of Prospector

API 175

TI 89

2

2

Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB: .15 BF: -.06 REA: .80 API: 122.10 TI: 67.70

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7SM82 HOOK`S BROADWAY 11B


SIMMENTAL

7SM79 HPF OPTIMIZER A512

◊ Optimizer has exploded onto the scene in 2016 with progeny success in the show ring and bull tests ◊ He is stout, big-hipped and will add the right kind of muscle to a calf crop ◊ The fastest gaining bull among 300 head at Bulls of the Big Sky Sale in 2014, and has projected him into the top percentile ranking for growth EPDs! From Hudson Pines Farm, NY; Hayes Ranch, MT and Hillstown Farm, IL

Reg: 2728015 Tattoo: A512 DOB: 1/1/2013 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

87 lbs / ratio 96 785 lbs / ratio 113 1396 lbs / ratio 119 42 cm 5.9

SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JASS/JS OPTIMIZER 58X JS TINSEL 39T S436 HR HPF RACHELS DREAM X590 EXAR RACHEL 4007

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 9.4 1.8 92.6 134.0 7.0 20.2 66.5 4.8 11.2 51.3 -.23 -.01 -.06 Acc .53 .81 .73 .67 .29 .30 .40 .30 .20 .52 .31 .39 .33 % Rank 1 2 2 2 25

REA .78 .29

Daughter, Hudson Pine Farm, NY

API 102

20

7SM89 W/C RAPID FIRE 2101C

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TI 76 Daughter, Hillstown Farm, IL

◊ One of the best Lock N Load SimAngus to date with an outstanding EPD profile ◊ One of the top selling, eye appealing sires to be sold in the 2015 Werning sale and being used in their program ◊ He is massive yet smooth, stout yet flexible and well balanced with an exceptional look ◊ Check out his moderate BW and elite combination of API & TI From John Hill, FL and Scott Werning, SD

NEW Reg: 3041151 Tattoo: 2101C DOB: 2/9/20115 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

73 lbs / ratio 112 867 lbs / ratio 113 1418 lbs / ratio 114 39 cm

REMINGTON ON TARGET 2S REMINGTON LOCK N LOAD54U BAR15 MISS KNIGHT78E-51G G A R PREDESTINED N5905 MOGCK JILT 2101 MOGCK JILT 2135

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 11.7 -0.4 65.6 118.4 7.0 18.6 51.4 6.1 11.1 40.8 -.14 .66 .002 Acc .27 .43 .38 .42 .22 .23 .28 .29 .14 .34 .24 .38 .22 % Rank 10 15 10

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REA API TI .22 144.2 81.1 25

20

10

Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW: .5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB: .33 BF: -.04 REA: .68 API: 121.10 TI: 67.40


◊ Unsurpassed EPD package of arguably the most popular Simmental bull in the U.S. ◊ Popular with registered and commercial breeders alike due to his real-world appeal ◊ Always in short supply, never short of popularity ◊ Unmatched ability to transmit power and performance From Hook Farms, MN; NLC Simmental, Eichacker Simmentals, and Werning Simmental, SD

Reg: 2614725 Tattoo: 956Y DOB: 3/3/2011 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: 89 lbs / ratio 99 WW: 821 lbs / ratio 120 YW: 1457 lbs / ratio 122

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC EPD 10.4 0.3 94.0 157.4 6.0 9.3 56.3 7.4 9.4 Acc .90 .94 .92 .91 .85 .85 .87 .41 .76 % Rank 1 1 25

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 TNT TUITION U238 TNT MISS S68 S A V BISMARCK 5682 MISS WERNING 956W MISS WERNING 756T CW 64.0 .61 1

YG MARB BF .05 .54 .03 .46 .59 .54 20

REA .74 .54

Daughter, Hook Farms, MN

API 140

TI 92

25

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7SM83 TNT BCR UNIFIED B203

Daughter, Hudson Pines Farm, NY

◊ The Calving Ease United son for strong commercial use and consideration ◊ Added muscle and ideal structural correctness are similar to his sire ◊ Few bulls can compete with Unified’s blend of Calving Ease, Growth and incredible indexes From TNT Simmentals and Messer’s Beaver Creek Ranch, ND

Reg: 2902090 Tattoo: B203 DOB: 2/26/2014 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

73 lbs / ratio 117 823 lbs / ratio 108 1430 lbs / ratio 107 37 cm 5.8

TNT TUITION U238 W/C UNITED 956Y MISS WERNING 956W TNT TANKER U263 MS NLC TANKER Z2058 BHA MISS HERITAGE 344

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 17.0 -3.6 76.3 126.5 10.7 20.6 58.7 7.4 10.8 40.1 -.16 .68 -.01 Acc .54 .64 .41 .42 .29 .27 .31 .28 .16 .37 .27 .41 .24 % Rank 10 3 10 3 15 15 15 10

REA .83 .32 25

API 175

TI 92

2

1

Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW: .5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB: .33 BF: -.04 REA: .68 API: 121.10 TI: 67.40

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237SM1023 W/C UNITED 956Y


7SM71 S D S IN FORCE 112Y

SIMMENTAL

◊ “Bet the Ranch” Calving Ease for a SimAngus program but high enough CE rating for use in any heifer calving program ◊ Progeny are moderate in growth with superior maternal ability, Docility, and Carcass Merit ◊ His greatest strength may be the type and kind of his females as replacements From South Dakota State University; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS Reg: 2593861 Tattoo: 112Y DOB: 2/23/2011 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC EPD 20.1 -4.6 43.5 62.5 7.8 34.4 56.1 18.5 14.8 Acc .86 .89 .87 .87 .81 .80 .82 .47 .72 % Rank 2 1 1 25 1 3

CW 0.5 .60

YG MARB BF -.26 .72 -.03 .49 .64 .58 5

7SM85 GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C

REA .43 .60

API 173

TI 76

2

20

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

67 lbs / ratio 124 729 lbs / ratio 111 1275 lbs / ratio 105 39 cm 5.4

NICHOLS LEGACY G151 HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K C&D TRACY MYTTY IN FOCUS S D S PRINCESS 925W S D S PRINCESS 761T

◊ Chosen to follow in his sire’s footsteps . . . J Bar J Nightride’s best son ◊ His pedigree stacks two of the breed’s most proven percentage sires for profitability ◊ Selected as the top bull from the 2016 Gateway Simmentals’ sale From Gateway Simmentals, MT and Gibbs Farms, AL

Reg: 2954741 Tattoo: 018C DOB: 2/12/2015 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

NEW Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 20.9 -3.7 62.1 104.8 11.6 21.5 52.5 16.7 14.3 27.3 -.18 .88 -.01 Acc .28 .44 .38 .42 .23 .23 .27 .29 .15 .34 .26 .40 .24 % Rank 1 3 25 10 2 5 1

7SM86 JC ENGINEER 102C

REA .69 .31

API 193

TI 89

1

2

BW: WW: YW: Yr. Frame:

81 lbs / ratio 106 673 lbs / ratio 103 1208 lbs / ratio 101 5.0

GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z J BAR J MISS ND 793X GW PREDESTINED 701T GW MISS GPRD 359A GW MISS PREM BEEF 240Y

◊ Outcross genetics offering exceptional mating flexibility for both heifers and cows ◊ Exciting purebred sire with amazing projections for API and TI ◊ Ideal mating on Cowboy Cut, Upgrade and Uno Mas females From J/C Simmentals, MI and Hillstown Farm, IL

NEW

Reg: 2976529 Tattoo: JC102C DOB: 2/20/2015 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD 19.0 -2.5 66.2 104.6 12.0 23.3 56.4 16.1 12.9 28.6 -.33 .42 -.03 1.00 Acc .28 .44 .39 .43 .24 .24 .29 .32 .16 .35 .26 .39 .24 .31 % Rank 1 1 20 15 25 10 15 4 15

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API 170

TI 84

1

1

BW: 66lbs / ratio 126 WW: 716 lbs / ratio 95 YW: 1318 lbs / ratio 102

Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW: .5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB: .33 BF: -.04 REA: .68 API: 121.10 TI: 67.40

GW LUCKY MAN 644N GW LUCKY BOY 252U GW MISS NEW DEAL 814TS HOOK’S QUEST 86U HOOKS ZOLA 102Z HOOK’S WINSOME 57W


7SM75 GW ROBUST 605Z

From Gateway Simmentals, MT; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS

Reg: 2694778 Tattoo: 605Z DOB: 2/7/2012 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled

Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA EPD 13.1 1.4 85.7 131.7 6.6 22.3 65.2 10.8 18.3 49.9 -.35 .55 -.04 1.31 Acc .85 .90 .88 .87 .78 .77 .80 .42 .53 .60 .50 .65 .59 .61 % Rank 1 2 3 1 3 20 1

7SM84 LMF MADISON B752

API 145

TI 89

15

2

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

85 lbs / ratio 90 744 lbs / ratio 115 1408 lbs / ratio 121 35 cm 5.2

G A R US PREMIUM BEEF GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 410P GW PREDESTINED 701T GW MISS GPRD 123X GW MISS MATERNAL 523P

◊ High-performance SimAngus genetics to boost growth while improving both muscle and marbling in your calves ◊ This Alumni son is loaded with positive traits of merit and stems from a proven cow family ◊ Ratioed 125 for ADG, 118 for WDA and 112 for Yearling on test along with ratios of 128 for REA and 166 for IMF From Little Mountain Farm, AL

NEW Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 15.6 -0.9 58.6 103.7 12.5 29.7 59.0 11.2 14.9 31.1 -.23 .85 -.01 Acc .29 .45 .32 .34 .25 .26 .28 .32 .17 .29 .26 .41 .26 % Rank 15 25 10 4 15 3 2

7SM73 GIBBS 1100Y HY DEACON

Reg: 2934717 Tattoo: B752 DOB: 9/15/2014 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled REA .88 .33 20

API 172

TI 84

2

5

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

86 lbs / ratio 103 686 lbs / 100 1446 lbs / ratio 112 39 cm 5.7

HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K S D S ALUMNI 115X S D S QUEEN 801U GW LUCKY MAN 644N IR MS GENEVA U074 FINKS MISS 2109 8315 323

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◊ SimAngus … the result of two Select Sires mainstays, Coleman Regis and RCR Stetson, spelling great maternal strength! ◊ Calving ease with explosive growth. Calves are deep bodied and structurally correct From Gibbs Farms, AL; Fred Smith, NC and Wildberry Farms, IL

Reg: 2657403 Tattoo: 1100Y DOB: 9/6/2011 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF EPD 16.1 0.0 74.1 109.6 9.3 16.2 53.1 17.4 11.4 34.7 -.15 .16 .00 Acc .74 .84 .80 .79 .63 .63 .64 .29 .47 .57 .46 .57 .55 % Rank 15 10 20 1 25

REA .81 .54

API 142

TI 72

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

83 lbs / ratio 91 804 lbs / ratio 118 1307 lbs / ratio 113 38 cm 6.0

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 COLEMAN REGIS 904 COLEMAN DONNA 714 RCR STETSON T17 GIBBS 9128W MABELLE N341 BF N341 BSD MABELLE BG32

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Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW: .5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB: .33 BF: -.04 REA: .68 API: 121.10 TI: 67.40

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◊ A big ribeye bull who transmits extreme muscle mass and shape to his progeny ◊ Expect a rugged structure, big-footed, muscular progeny ◊ Very acceptable calving ease with breed leading marbling and ribeye EPDs


superior livestock and

select sires

working together

Joe Lichtie, Superior Livestock Auction, Lorna Marshall & Jerald Raymond Select Sires and Danny Jones, Superior Livestock Auction. Willie Altenburg and Brian House at the Steamboat Springs Superior Sale

Trivia: The historic Fort Worth Stockyards opened its doors in 1890, and by 1907 had sold 1 Million head. Superior Livestock Auction moved its office to the Stock Yards in 1989, and in 2016 (one year) will sell >1.2 Million head without one hoof going through the ring.

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Livestock producers face more opportunities today than any time in history. As populations grow and economies flourish, the market for all classes of beef, especially high quality cuts, should be strong. The past three decades have created many opportunities for ranchers. EPD’s are now being enhanced by DNA panels, and synchronization protocols are so effective that virtually any rancher can now utilize this technology. Many ranchers have realized the benefits of estrus synchronization, which include tight calving seasons, concentration of labor and utilization of artificial insemination. Marketing practices have also evolved, and are more important now than any time in history. Many ranchers market their entire calf crop one day of the year. The late 1980’s and early 1990’s brought new technology to the cattle industry in the form of video livestock markets. Progressive ranchers embraced this new marketing idea which allowed cattle to be sold through an auction process at strategic times of the year and then deliver to the buyer on a pre-specified date. Now, more than any time in history, cattle producers across the country can provide critical health, performance and genetic information regarding their livestock that can benefit potential buyers. Today more than 8,600 buyers observe video markets and make their buying decisions

based on information provided to them. Any cattle producer can participate in these markets. Large scale ranchers often sell multiple load lots, sometimes filling several feedlot pens in one sale. Smaller ranchers have the opportunity of selling mixed loads (steers and heifers) or “pooling” with neighbors to create enough head count to create load lots. Select Sires and their federation employees throughout the country are pleased to be cooperating with Superior Livestock in a new venture where Select Sires’ customers can sell genetically “value added” cattle through the Superior Livestock Auction system. Select Sires wants their customers to take advantage of their outstanding genetics both at the feeder calf, replacement and bred heifer levels to receive improved values. A recent visit to the Texas offices of Superior Livestock Auction, in the historic “Stockyard District” of Fort Worth, revealed not only an appreciation for the past, but a dedication to the future of the cattle industry. “Program cattle” are top priority for them. SLA’s investment in technology for the benefit of livestock marketing is impressive. Their goal is to eliminate inefficiencies in the cattle marketing process. “Follow the Leader” is our hands on approach to adding value! Let Select Sires be your partner in success!


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A New designation for 2017

7AN392 Momentum steer from Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS

In order to qualify, a bull must have at least .85 Accuracy for Birth Weight EPD. Because bulls are higher accuracy bulls, you can trust their EPD for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, etc., will not be subject to as much change with additional progeny records when compared to a bull adding progeny data for the first time. Many of our bulls are graduates of the Select Sires Young Sire Program. The YSP is the longest-running progeny test program in the industry. Bulls in the YSP are utilized in a structured sire evaluation where we sample young, unproven bulls against proven bulls. The cooperating herds use random matings, collect multi-trait data and this data is submitted to the respective breed association.

7AN395 Fortress heifer from ODRC Mansfield YSP herd, OH

We know the importance of data collection—and Select Sires has more bulls with actual carcass data than any of our competitors. This is the result of partners like Gardiner Angus Ranch and our YSP herds who help us learn as much as we can about a bull early in his life—so that you, our customers, can make better genetic decisions.


◊ Among an ultra-elite group of proven sires ranking in the top 1% of the breed for both HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes ◊ A unique combination of elite carcass merit, with excellent maternal value. He blends high Marbling (top 2%) and high Stayability (top 1%), while maintaining excellent post weaning growth ◊ Progeny are moderate framed with added depth and spring of rib and excellent fleshing ability ◊ Powerful, attractive and super sound. He is the complete package with great feet From Rhodes Red Angus, KS; R.A. Brown Ranch and Broseco Ranches, TX; and Cedar Hill Farm, WV

NEW BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

Reg: 1442304 Tattoo: Y7170 DOB: 2/26/2011

73 lbs / ET 623 lbs / ET 906 lbs / ET 34 cm

BECKTON NEBULA M045 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BECKTON LANA M809 EP BROWN REVELATION P7021 BROWN MS REVELATION U7748 BROWN MS ABBY P7944

Dam of Pacesetter

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 201

GridMaster 56

1

1

CED 12 .52 10

BW -5.8 .76 10

WW 61 .70

YW MILK 106 24 .70 .48

ME 4 .40

HPG 13 .33 25

CEM STAY MARB YG 4 18 1.16 -.05 .52 .43 .40 .36 1 1 25

CW 25 .53

REA .45 .34 10

FAT .01 .44

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7AR77 BROWN CCFP EFFICIENT C5454

◊ Leadoff Red Angus Bull in the 2016 R.A. Brown Sale ◊ Ranks at the very top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes (top 1%) ◊ He excels in all the relevant traits of beef production - Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Merit ◊ One of the most efficient bulls on test in the R.A. Brown program - thus the name Efficient ◊ Moderate framed, thick made, with a lot of depth and spring to his rib best describes Efficient ◊ A Redemption son with excellent phenotype and elite carcass merit From C&C Family Partners, LTD, and R.A. Brown Ranch, TX and Croissant Red Angus, CO

NEW Reg: 3497039 Tattoo: C5454 DOB: 3/1/2015

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

82 lbs / ET 710 lbs / ET 1108 lbs / ET 35 4.9

BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 JYJ MS JOLENE W16 LCC CHEYENNE B221L BROWN MS CHEYENNE T6976 BROWN MS VACATION P6841

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 208

GridMaster 54

2

2

CED 12 .31 10

BW -3.1 .35

WW 75 .29 15

YW MILK 131 21 .31 .25 5

ME 8 .00

HPG 12 .26

CEM STAY MARB YG 6 19 .72 .09 .36 .39 .34 .26 1 20

CW 44 .26 10

REA .28 .28

Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB: .46 YG: .02 CW: 22 REA: .13 FAT: .00

FAT .02 .36

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7AR75 BROWN PACESETTER Y7170


RED ANGUS

7AR74 BROWN AA PRESTIGIOUS B5153 ◊ Superior phenotype with Calving Ease, Growth, and Carcass Merit. Bred to add muscle and shape while maintaining Calving Ease ◊ Elite maternal value- Ranks at the top of the breed for Stayability and Heifer Pregnancy ◊ Wide-based, loaded with muscle, added depth and spring of rib ◊ If you are looking to build a profitable maternal base or maximize end product value-Prestigious is an excellent choice. He ranks at the top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes ◊ The Lot #1 feature from the 2015 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch, Double A Cattle Co. and 3B Ranch, TX; Double Eagle Ranch and Pitchfork-T Ranch, OR

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

Reg: 1694577 Tattoo: B5153 DOB: 1/9/2014

HXC CONQUEST 4405P LSF TAKEOVER 9943W LSF WIDELOAD R5014 U8061 5L DESTINATION 893-6215 BROWN MS DESTINATION T7634 BROWN MS CHEROKEE P7916

79 lbs / ET 632 lbs / ET 945 lbs / ET 37 cm

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 186

GridMaster 54

1

2

CED 14 .38 5

BW -5.2 .39 10

WW 61 .35

YW 89 .36

MILK 23 .30

ME 5 .17

HPG 15 .29 15

CEM STAY MARB YG 6 16 1.00 -.20 .41 .41 .35 .28 2 2 2

CW 15 .30

REA .68 .30 2

FAT .00 .36

7AR69 BIEBER RREDS TAKEOUT 305A

◊ Offers all the convenience and value of his preeminent sire Takeover with more power and dimension ◊ This big-bodied, moderate-framed, massive-patterned sire will add pounds without increasing frame size ◊ A unique combination of modest Calving Ease, high Growth, and Marbling in one package ◊ He is backed by a highly productive cow with an impeccable production record whose pedigree provides a lot of mating flexibility From Bieber Red Angus Ranch and Rhodes Red Angus, SD

Reg: 1599554 Tattoo: 305A DOB: 3/5/2013

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

84 lbs / ratio 102 747 lbs / ratio 107 1449 lbs / ratio 107 32 cm 5.5

HXC CONQUEST 4405P LSF TAKEOVER 9943W LSF WIDELOAD R5014 U8601 BASIN EXT 8628 BIEBER FLOWER 361Y BIEBER FLOWER 330U

Maternal sister to Takeout

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

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HerdBuilder 121

GridMaster 52

25

15

CED 10 .39 20

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BW -2.0 .52

WW 74 .43 15

YW MILK 117 24 .40 .26 15

ME 7 .04

HPG 7 .07

CEM STAY MARB YG 7 11 .62 .14 .35 .04 .28 .24 25

CW 37 .34 20

REA .23 .25

FAT .04 .28

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Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB: .46 YG: .02 CW: 22 REA: .13 FAT: .00


7AR73 PIE CINCH 4126

BECKTON EPIC R397 K LSF SAGA 1040Y LSF MINOLA T7172 W9041 HXC CONQUEST 4405P TKP BONNE BEL 110 TKP BONNE BEL 9031

76 lbs / ratio 93 769 lbs / ratio 116 1418 lbs / ratio 117 40 cm 6.1

RED ANGUS

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

Reg: 1725110 Tattoo: 4126 DOB: 3/3/2014

Daughter, Rhodes Red Angus, SD

◊ Proven Calving Ease combined with awesome phenotype and growth ◊ Proving himself to be a solid Calving Ease sire. Calves are born light with rapid early growth in a stout, threedimensional, sound package ◊ A balanced sire who covers all the bases - expect his progeny to excel for power and dimension, have great feet and leave daughters with excellent maternal value ◊ Major cow power and convenience traits are stacked in his pedigree. The cow family has an awesome production record, super udders, great feet, and nice dispositions. Imagine the replacement females ◊ His solid calving ease and maternally oriented data package combined with solid phenotype add up to great customer satisfaction

Son, Rhodes Red Angus, SD

From Pieper Red Angus, NE and Rhodes Red Angus, SD Cinch calf with dam, Rhodes Red Angus, SD Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 126 20

GridMaster 50

CED 8 .34

BW -3.9 .34 20

WW 61 .30

YW 99 .31

MILK 28 .24 20

ME 1 .00

HPG 9 .24

CEM STAY MARB YG 4 13 .28 .14 .38 .39 .29 .21 15

CW 24 .26

REA .04 .24

Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB: .46 YG: .02 CW: 22 REA: .13 FAT: .00

FAT .04 .24

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7AR66 LSF RAB EXCLUSIVE 2793Z

◊ Offers Calving Ease, phenotype, and Marbling in one complete package ◊ High customer satisfaction from conception to carcass. A breed leader for Marbling ◊ Dam is one of the most elite Mission Statement daughters in the breed and was featured in the R.A. Brown Dispersal From Brown Family Genetics, TX; Orion Beef Group International, MT and Bieber Red Angus, SD

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

Reg: 1551325 Tattoo: 2793Z DOB: 2/26/2012

80 lbs / ET 681 lbs / ET 1188 lbs / ET 37 cm 5.2

BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN PARAMOUNT X7879 BROWN MS DESTINATION T7664 LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 BROWN MS MISSION STMT W7525 BROWN MS CHEYENNE S7611

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 138

GridMaster 53

15

5

CED 3 .58

BW -3.8 .78 25

WW 52 .72

YW 79 .72

MILK 15 .53

ME 1 .01

HPG 14 .08 20

CEM STAY MARB YG 4 13 1.41 .08 .54 .04 .37 .35 15 1

7AR72 BROWN EZ RENEWAL A1951

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CW 12 .54

REA -.13 .32

FAT .01 .43

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A Calving Ease specialist with a lot of maternal value Boasts a nicely balanced birth to weaning spread Long fronted and smooth shouldered. Built for sleep-at-night Calving Ease Perfect fit for Covenant, Hard Drive and Sun King daughters From R.A. Brown Ranch, TX

BW: 62 lbs / ratio 86 WW: 599 lbs / ratio 95 YW: 1065 lbs / ratio 96

Reg: 1612732 Tattoo: A1951 DOB: 2/15/2013

CCF SEQUOYA 0361 HUST CHIEF SEQUOYA R336 LCC REBELLA NA123 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN MS P707 Y7737 BROWN MS MISSION STATEMENT U

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 172

GridMaster 53

2

5

CED 12 .32 10

BW -5.9 .45 10

WW 66 .33

YW 98 .35

MILK 22 .27

ME 6 .04

HPG 13 .26 25

CEM STAY MARB YG 3 16 .74 -.05 .36 .42 .28 .21 2 15 25

CW 19 .30

REA .27 .22

FAT .00 .23

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7AR60 BEIBER ROUSE SAMURAI X22 ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Proven for Calving Ease and Phenotype - one of our best for customer satisfaction Expect high performance and super sound cattle with above average muscle shape Produces consistent cattle with great calving ease and calf vigor at birth His daughters set him apart from the crowd - they are deep-bodied and easy fleshing with excellent udder quality From Bieber Red Angus, SD and Gene Rouse, IA BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

Reg: 1363427 Tattoo: X22 DOB: 2/16/2010

76 lbs / ratio 93 675 lbs / ratio 113 1135 lbs / ratio 106 36 cm 5.0

BFCK CHEROKEE CANYON 4912 LCC CHEYENNE B22IL HXC 701G BIEBER BOONE 8000 GHR MARITA R31 GHR M03 MARITA

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

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HerdBuilder 113

GridMaster 53

CED 4 .80

5

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BW -4.1 .87 20

WW 75 .85 15

YW MILK 115 16 .85 .79 20

ME 12 .67

HPG 13 .47 25

CEM STAY MARB YG 7 10 .91 .28 .79 .48 .43 .38 25 5

CW 32 .59 25

REA -.17 .37

FAT .06 .47

Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB: .46 YG: .02 CW: 22 REA: .13 FAT: .00


7AR58 BROWN HERITAGE U6509

Got Quality Grade? Top 1% for Marbling and GridMaster Index Sires cattle with a little more frame and extension with added thickness and substance Modest Calving Ease with extreme Carcass Merit Backed by true cow power - his famous dam was a highlight of the 2015 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch, TX

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

Reg: 1255380 Tattoo: U6509 DOB: 1/8/2008

59 lbs / ratio 94 603 lbs / ratio 115 921 lbs / ratio 107 38 cm 5.0

BECKTON HUSTLER C2 L079 BECKTON HERITAGE N013 BECKTON LANA L007 JL LJC LANCER 806 BROWN MS L806 S6944 BROWN MS CHEROKEE N6808

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 129

GridMaster 56

20

1

CED 7 .66

BW -4.0 .81 20

WW 63 .78

YW 97 .77

MILK 25 .69

ME -1 .49

HPG 10 .47

7AR70 BROWN PURSUIT A7670

CEM STAY MARB YG 2 12 1.64 -.05 .65 .45 .42 .37 25 1 25

CW 22 .56

REA .36 .37 20

FAT .01 .45

◊ A no miss Calving Ease sire with elite HerdBuilder and GridMaster indexes ◊ A true outlier in his genetic predictions. Ranks in the top 10% for eight economically important traits ◊ Calving Ease with substance, Growth and Carcass Merit ◊ Will sire moderate-framed, easy-keeping, nice-uddered and hassle-free females. Ranks near the top of the breed for Stayability ◊ Leadoff Red Angus bull in the 2014 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch and BOLA Red Angus, TX BW: 83 lbs / ratio 106 WW: 526 lbs / ratio 114 YW: 963 lbs / ratio 110

Reg: 1607257 Tattoo: A7670 DOB: 2/15/2013

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 171

GridMaster 54

3

2

CED 11 .37 15

BW -4.2 .42 20

WW 78 .36 10

YW MILK 124 17 .37 .28 10

ME 3 .00

HPG 11 .26

7AR61 LARSON SUN KING 016

CEM STAY MARB YG 3 16 .96 .14 .39 .39 .35 .27 2 3

CW 37 .31 20

REA .15 .29

BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 JYJ MS JOLENE W16 HUST CHIEF SEQUOYA R336 BROWN MS SEQUOYA X7593 BROWN C- JOLENE S605

FAT .03 .35

◊ A cowmaker with high value carcass Merit that ranks near the top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indexes ◊ An excellent maternal sire ranking in the top 10% of the breed for all of the Maternal Traits - Milk, HPG, STAY and HerdBuilder ◊ Standard of excellence for Carcass Merit, ranking in the top 1% of the breed for Marbling and top 3% for GridMaster ◊ Replacement females or commercial steers to sell on value-based grid, you will love the results From Larson Red Angus, MT BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

Reg: 1384618 Tattoo: 016 DOB: 2/4/2010

Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary

EPD Acc % Rank

HerdBuilder 164

GridMaster 55

4

1

CED 8 .75

BW -3.7 .86 25

WW 59 .84

YW 99 .83

MILK 39 .76 1

ME 2 .19

HPG 16 .55 10

CEM STAY MARB YG 5 15 1.24 .06 .75 .44 .48 .41 4 1

CW 24 .58

REA -.12 .42

Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB: .46 YG: .02 CW: 22 REA: .13 FAT: .00

84 lbs / ratio 98 745 lbs / ratio 110 1294 lbs / ratio 107 39 cm 6.1

BECKTON NEBULA M045 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BECKTON LANA M809 EP LCC MAJOR LEAGUE A502M LARSON TAMARA 545-556 LARSON TAM 556-170

FAT -.01 .49 25

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HEREFORD

7HP105 NJW 98S DURANGO 44U ◊ High customer satisfaction - proven Calving Ease, super phenotype, and high performance ◊ With over 850 head on his performance pedigree, he offers reliable, no miss Calving Ease with breed leading Growth ◊ He stems from one of the breed’s most well-known cowherds, excelling for fleshing ability, structural correctness, beautiful udders and added eye-appeal ◊ Ideal mating on Sheyenne, 719T and Revolution derivatives From Ned and Jan Ward, WY

Reg: 42892264 Tattoo: 44U DOB: 2/14/2008 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: MH:

80 lbs / ratio 97 756 lbs / ratio 111 1236 lbs / ratio 105 37 cm 55.5 in

CS BOOMER 29F THM DURANGO 4037 THM 7085 VICTRA 9036 CL1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET NJW 9126J DEW DOMINO 98S NJW 57G 74G DEW 5M

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC EPD 7.6 0.5 56 91 35 63 6.3 75 1.18 1.21 1.1 Acc .61 .91 .87 .87 .72 .52 .77 .76 .75 .77 % Rank 2 10 5 10 1 25 25

Dam of Durango

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 66 -.032 .33 -.14 19 22 13 26 .70 .63 .65 .60 10 4

7HP113 BOYD FT KNOX 17Y XZ5 4040 ◊ A pedigree stacked with moderate mature size, added fleshing ability, beautiful udders and flawless females ◊ Ideal for making Herefords or baldies with exceptional doability and longevity, designed to work in a wide range of environments ◊ Dark pigmented, wide bodied with added shape, don’t ignore his ability to add marbling as well! From Boyd Beef Cattle and Dale Stith, KY

Reg: 43472233 Tattoo: 4040 DOB: 1/25/2014 Hetero. Polled AI PERMITTED

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

64 lbs / ratio 88 685 lbs / ratio 127 1216 lbs / ratio 117 36 cm 5.5

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G EPD 6.8 -0.7 52 81 24 50 Acc .31 .47 .37 .40 .19 % Rank 4 4

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MCE MCW UDDR 4.2 81 1.53 .26 .34 P 10 4

TH 121L 63N TUNDRA 16S TH 22R 16S LAMBEAU 17Y TH 62N 3L KELSEY 22R BOYD WORLDWIDE 9050 ET DOSS MY EYES ADORE U DHZ5 DHF COVER GIRL C902 TEAT SC 1.62 0.8 P .22 2

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 60 .068 .20 .32 21 21 16 27 .27 .22 .24 .20 10 25 10

Dam of Ft Knox

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Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC: .9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT: .002 REA: .35 MARB: .07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24


◊ He “exceeds” expectations! ◊ Ranks in the top 20% of the breed for 15 EPDs and indexes, offering one of the most complete EPD profiles ◊ Use to create cattle with added value for every segment of the production chain while building a stellar set of replacement females ◊ His daughters have been favorites at Mead Cattle because of their broody type, added eye-appeal and beautiful udders From Mead Cattle, GA

NEW Reg: 43292949 Tattoo: Z426 DOB: 4/24/2012 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED 

BW: 73 lbs / ET WW: 667 lbs / ET

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR EPD 6.3 -0.8 57 105 29 57 2.5 102 1.34 Acc .36 .66 .46 .47 .21 .29 .37 .18 % Rank 5 4 25 10 15 15 20

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T TH 133U 719T UPGRADE 69X TH 14S 103R MEGAN 133U KCF BENNETT 3008 M326 NJW M326 UNFORGETTABLE 76W ET NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S TEAT SC 1.34 1.7 .18 .19 20 3

Son, Mead Cattle Co., GA

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 77 .004 .77 .37 30 22 25 38 .33 .34 .34 .31 10 10 5 2 4 4 2

7HH58 CL 1 DOMINO 215Z

Daughter, Mead Cattle Co., GA

◊ The next sensation of the Hereford breed ◊ He ranks in the top 20 percent of the breed for 13 EPDs and indexes and top 2 percent for 7 traits – he is a breed changer ◊ His pedigree allows for tremendous mating flexibility while moving you forward for nearly every economically relevant trait ◊ His progeny are in demand because of their combination of phenotype and performance ◊ A bull that is getting utilized by horned and polled breeders to make high performance baldies From B&D Herefords, KS and Cooper Hereford Ranch, MT

NEW Reg: 43268007 Tattoo: 215 DOB: 1/8/2012 Horned AI PERMITTED

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

93 lbs / ratio 100 780 lbs / ratio 112 1333 lbs / ratio 108 37 cm

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G EPD 3.0 1.3 72 112 37 74 Acc .40 .79 .71 .68 .32 % Rank 20 2 4 3 1

CL 1 DOMINO 732T CL 1 DOMINO 9122W 1ET CL 1 DOMINETTE 475P CL 1 DOMINO 860U CL 1 DOMINETTE 055X CL 1 DOMINETTE 7136T 1ET

MCE MCW UDDR TEAT 3.2 125 1.59 1.66 .33 .47 .45 .43 20 2 2

SC 1.2 .49 20

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 84 .074 .23 .52 22 17 15 39 .52 .50 .50 .47 2 2 20 2

Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC: .9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT: .002 REA: .35 MARB: .07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24

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7HP116 MOHICAN THM EXCEDE Z426


7HP108 TH 122 71I TOP SHELF 504X ET

HEREFORD

◊ Much like his full brother, 719T, but with more stretch and length ◊ Top Shelf daughters are moderate, wide-bodied and easy fleshing with exceptional udder quality ◊ His dam is one of the most influential Hereford cows in recent history From Topp Herefords, ND

Reg: 43122851 Tattoo: 504X DOB: 4/4/2010 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW EPD 4.9 -0.3 41 65 25 46 0.7 76 Acc .41 .78 .70 .68 .31 .35 .46 % Rank 15 10

UDDR 1.33 .40 20

TEAT 1.33 .39 20

SC 1.1 .51 25

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

80 lbs / ET 560 lbs / ET 924 lbs / ET 43 cm 6.3

HRP THM VICTOR 109W 9329 DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I RHF 964 VICTRA 4057 NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D KBCR 19D DOMINETTE 122 KBCR DOMINETTE 9112

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 52 -.013 .13 -.02 20 19 18 19 .49 .45 .46 .36 25 15

7HP112 HYALITE RESOURCE 331

◊ An exceptionally deep-sided, long-and level-hipped son of X51 and backed by a cow family with an outstanding production record and longevity ◊ He adds performance, while improving udders and creating progeny with breed leading end product merit ◊ He adds value across the board - excellent replacement females and high valued feeder cattle ◊ Complimentary mating on Sheyene, Durango and Tested daughters From Linton Polled Herefords, NE Reg: 43388415 Tattoo: 331 DOB: 2/24/2013 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC EPD 5.7 3.7 64 107 22 54 2.6 97 1.47 1.45 0.9 Acc .34 .71 .56 .53 .22 .28 .41 P P .38 % Rank 10 10 10 25 10 10

7HP111 SHF ALL AMERICAN

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

86 lbs / ratio 100 705 lbs / ratio 112 1178 lbs / ratio 108 34 cm 6.0

MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R KCF BENNET REVOLUTION X51 KCF MISS PROFICIENT U201 SCHU-LAR ON TARGET 22S HYALITE 22S LASS 018 HYALITE TS LASS 810

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 81 .010 .84 .49 26 20 19 43 .39 .35 .36 .32 3 4 2 10 10 20 1

◊ Like his name, All American offers unlimited mating flexibility with a well-balanced EPD profile and functional design ◊ Ranks exceptionally high for a multitude of traits of economic importance ◊ All American sires moderate sized, high performance, super sound and good footed progeny ◊ Outcross pedigree for many Select Sires customers – ideal mating on Sheyenne, Revolution and Tested pedigrees From Sandhill Farms, KS Reg: 43379421 Tattoo: A70 DOB: 2/12/2013 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G EPD 4.3 2.6 59 94 27 57 Acc .35 .78 .70 .66 .22 % Rank 20 20 25 25 15

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MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC 3.1 88 1.23 1.27 0.8 .29 .44 P P .49 25

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 68 .068 .40 .22 18 18 13 29 .51 .52 .52 .54 20 25 25

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

88 lbs / ratio 102 795 lbs / ratio 111 1316 lbs / ratio 113 36 cm 6.2

DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I KJ C&L J119 LOGIC 023R ET SHF INTERSTATE D03 J119 SHF TUG R117 T57 SHF L388 T57 Y54 ET SHF PROGRESS T101

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Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC: .9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT: .002 REA: .35 MARB: .07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24


◊ Multi-trait rock star! ◊ His pedigree allows for unlimited mating opportunities with most of the popular bloodlines in the breed ◊ He defies all the genetic antagonisms – elite Calving Ease, breed leading Growth, moderate mature size, added carcass weight and top 1% Marbling ◊ His dam is one of the best cows at Ellis Farms ◊ Dark red, heavily pigmented, great disposition and good footed, he will create females that work in many environments and enhance profitability From Ellis Farms, IL; Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, KS and L III Farms, MO

Reg: 43440096 Tattoo: A250 DOB: 3/13/2013 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

73 lbs / ratio 84 532 lbs / ratio 99 972 lbs / ratio 100 37 cm

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G EPD 6.3 0.1 60 96 23 54 Acc .31 .59 .46 .47 .19 % Rank 5 10 20 20 25

EFBEEF FOREMOST U208 EFBEEF TFL U208 TESTED X651 ET EFBEEF P606 MABEL R415 R&R PRIME CUT 6378 ET EFBEEF 6378 KATE W484 EFBEEF G825 KATE R428

MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC 4.2 78 1.41 1.27 1.7 .25 .39 P P .35 10 10 3

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 66 .034 .43 .70 35 23 30 42 .36 .32 .33 .29 1 1 2 1 1

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7HP115 TH 409A 475Z DUE NORTH 361C ET ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

#1WW bull at Topp’s in 2015 His pedigree stacks two of the best “cowmakers” in the breed His granddam is also the dam of the CE and MARB leader, Sheyene Elite combination of moderate BW, performance, phenotype and maternal genetics From Topp Herefords, ND

NEW Reg: 43596963 Tattoo: 361C DOB: 1/14/2015 Hetero. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

86 lbs / ET 837 lbs / ET 1294 / ET 40 cm

TH 223 71I VICTOR 755T TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z TH 16G 20N GEMINI 89T TH 71U 719T MR HEREFORD 11X TH 49U 11X DUCHESS 409A TH 23S 103R DUCHESS 49U

Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC EPD 2.4 2.4 60 97 25 55 -0.3 107 1.26 1.26 0.5 Acc P .33 .28 .30 .14 P .28 P P .20 % Rank 20 20 25

CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ 77 .040 .60 .18 15 14 10 30 .17 .28 .27 .24 10 20 25 20

Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC: .9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT: .002 REA: .35 MARB: .07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24

Maternal sister, Topp Herefords, ND

Maternal brother, Topp Herefords, ND

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7HP114 EFBEEF X651 TESTED A250


CHAROLAIS

7CH91 VPI FREE LUNCH 708T

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Massive shape, incredible soundness and gentle attitude Lowers birth weight, advances growth and sires cattle you’ll be proud of Astute commercial cowboys love what Free Lunch delivers in their calves Proven rankings of Top 15% for BW EPD and Top 10% YW EPD

From Virginia Polytechnic Institute, VA

Reg: M736773 Tattoo: 708T DOB: 1/23/2007 Homo. Polled

Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW EPD 9.5 -1.8 40 Acc .65 .88 .83 % Rank 8 15 15

YW 74 .77 10

MILK MCE -4 9.5 .53 .45 4

MTL 16

SC 2.0 .60 1

HCW REA 38 .31 .46 .51 2

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

93 lbs / ratio 105 667 lbs / ratio 97 1344 lbs / ratio 111 43 cm 6.0

WCR PRIME CUT 764 PLD LT RIO BLANCO 1234 P LT PRAIRIE MAID 4054 WCR PRIME CUT 764 PLD VPI MISS DUCHESS 404 P VCR MISS DUCHESS 703 PLD

FAT MARB TSI .061 .44 223 .45 .48 1 6

7CH94 WR TRAVEL AGENT A602

◊ Offers exciting projections for CE, BW and Growth ◊ Supports a near ideal balance of phenotype with performance ◊ Attractive, rugged and sound with bred-in longevity From Wagonhammer Ranches, NE

Reg: M836604 Tattoo: A602 DOB: 2/14/2013 Homo. Polled Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW EPD 7.8 -1.3 33 60 Acc .41 .56 .40 .31 % Rank 20 20

MILK MCE 19 0 .23 .19 8

MTL 36

SC .1 PE

6

BW: WW: YW: Yr. Frame:

84 lbs / ratio 106 725 lbs / ratio 116 1403 lbs / ratio 111 6.3

LT SILVER DISTANCE 5342P LT LONG DISTANCE 9001 PLD LT BELLE 7026 P NWMSU DOC SILVER 362 PLD WR MISS SILVER Y601 WR MISS EASY PRO W600

HCW REA FAT MARB TSI 3 -.16 .019 .27 206 PE PE PE PE 5 25

7CH95 FTJ CASCADE 1508

◊ Blue Value son loaded with multi-trait performance ◊ Individual ratios for 9 measured traits indicate this bull is special ◊ From a cow herd deep with function, quality and good, honest cattle From Fred & Toni Jorgensen, CA

Reg: M868134 Tattoo: 1508 DOB: 1/7/2015 Homo. Polled

NEW Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW EPD 6.3 -0.8 39 Acc .34 .39 .31 % Rank 25 15

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MILK MCE 13 6.8 .22 .18 25 15

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MTL 33 8

SC .9 .28

HCW REA 21 .17 .19 .24

FAT MARB TSI .028 .21 214 .19 .18 15 9

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

81 lbs / ratio 95 725 lbs / ratio 105 1258 lbs / ratio 107 40 cm 6.6

LT BLUEGRASS 4017 LT BLUE VALUE 7903 ET LT UNLIMITED MAID 7184 P LT SILVER DISTANCE 5342P FTJ SILVER DISTANCE ALI TW1301 FTJ EASY BLEND ALI 704-1128

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Spring 2017 Charolais Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 3.3 BW: .6 WW: 27.4 YW: 50.1 MILK: 8.7 MCE: 3.5 MTL: 22.8 SC: .8 Carcass: CW: 12.8 REA: .24 FAT: .001 MARB: .02 TSI: 193.66


◊ No. 12 Trait Leader for CED, your heifers need this safe option ◊ Got Quality Grade? No. 1 bull in the history of the Shorthorn breed for Marbling! ◊ Need Muscle that generates dollars? No. 4 REA sire in the breed! ◊ Adds body depth, fleshing ability and docility faster than most any sire anywhere! From Jungels Shorthorn Farm, ND and Byland Polled Shorthorns, OH

Reg: X4164807 Tattoo: 137W DOB: 9/11/2009

Fall 2016 ASA Sire Summary CED BW WW EPD 16 -0.8 59 Acc .81 .85 .81 % Rank 2 15

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: Yr. Frame:

YW 55 .81

88 lbs / ratio 102 609 lbs / ratio 104 1114 lbs / ratio 105 38 cm 5.2

MILK 20 .74

TM 49 25

CEM 10 .75 3

CWT 0 .58

BYLAND AXIS 1D85 SBR TSUNAMI 20T SBR DEE 232 KL DUPLICATOR KL MINA STAR 1051 KL MINA STAR DD REA -.25 .51

Daughter, Byland Polled Shorthorns, OH

FAT MARB $CEZ $BMI $F .03 .40 56.71 161.80 58.73 .52 .55 4 1 1 1

7SP34 JSF GOLDENROD 57U

◊ No. 3 Sire for $BMI - The perfect outcross option for Gauge daughters and will lengthen their front ends and add incredible visual appeal ◊ Noted as one of the best mature bulls in any breed for foot and leg structure. ◊ No. 23 Trait Leader for CED ◊ A Trait Leader for Low BW, use this sire with confidence on your 2-year-olds ◊ Dam is one of the highest revenue donors in the Shorthorn breed selling more than $100,000 worth of progeny ◊ No. 2 Proven option for MILK EPD - use him on your High $EN Angus females for the ultimate British F1 cross! A great option for Final Answer, Consensus and Confidence progeny From Stangl Shorthorns, SD

NEW Reg: X4142922 Tattoo: 57U DOB: 3/16/2008

Fall 2016 ASA Sire Summary CED BW WW EPD 14 -3.3 54 Acc .71 .75 .70 % Rank 3 3

BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC:

YW 61 .70

72 lbs / ratio 122 697 lbs / ratio 102 1139 lbs / ratio 101 36 cm

MILK 35 .65 1

TM 62 1

CEM 12 .65 1

CWT 1 .53

ALTA CEDAR ULTIMATE 130K LEVELDALE JAVELIN 535R LEVELDALE JANET 229M ET WAUKARU GOLD ELEMENT 156 KL GOLD ROSE KL DOUBLE ROSE REA -.24 .22

Dam of Goldenrod

FAT MARB $CEZ $BMI $F -.02 .09 49.81 157.94 53.41 .36 .26 25 1 1 1

Fall 2016 Shorthorn Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 5 BW: 2.4 WW: 52 YW: 61 MK: 18 TM: 43 CEM: 1 Carcass: CW : 9 REA: -.08 FAT: -.04 MARB: .01 $ VALUES $CEZ: 19.00 $BMI: 109.00 $F: 51.00

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7SP33 JSF GAUGE 137W


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EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCES EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCE (EPD) - The expected difference in performance of a bull’s progeny compared to the performance of another sire’s progeny. Accuracy (Acc.) - A measure of reliability of an EPD expressed between 0 and 1.0. Accuracies closer to 1.0 means the EPD is a more reliable estimate of a sire’s true genetic value for the trait. % Rank - Based on percentages, this indicates where a bull’s EPD ranks him in the entire population of his respective breed. Calving Ease Direct (CED) - is the difference in percentage of unassisted births when a sire is bred to first calf heifers. A higher number is desirable. Birth Weight (BW) - predicts the difference in average birth weight of a bull’s calves compared to calves of another bull. Reported in pounds, a lower number is desirable. Weaning Weight (WW) - predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull’s progeny compared to calves of another bull. Reported in pounds, a higher number is desirable. Yearling Weight (YW) - predicts the difference in average 365-day weight of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in pounds, a higher number is generally desirable. Yearling Height (YH) - The YH EPD predicts the difference in yearling hip height of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in inches, ideal values vary depending on production environment. Residual Average Daily Gain (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. Dry Matter Intake (DMI) - expressed in pounds per day, is a predictor of difference transmitting ability for feed intake during the postweaning phase, compared to that of other sires. Scrotal Circumference (SC) - The SC EPD predicts the difference in yearling scrotal circumference of a bull’s male progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in centimeters, a larger number is desirable. Docility (Doc) - is expressed as a difference in yearling cattle temperament, with a higher value indicating more favorable docility. It predicts the average difference of progeny from a sire in comparison with another sire’s calves. In herds where temperament problems are not an issue, this expected difference would not be realized. Calving Ease Maternal (CEM or MCE) - is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births of a sire’s daughters as first-calf heifers when compared to daughters of other sires. Reported as a percentage, a higher value is desirable. Milk (MILK) - The milk EPD predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull’s daughters’ calves compared to the calves from daughters of another bull. Reported in pounds, ideal milk values depend heavily upon the nutritional environment of the herd. Maternal Weaning Weight (MWW -Simmental); Milk and Growth (M&G - Hereford); Total Maternal (TM - Red Angus) - The EPD predicts the Weaning Weight of a bull’s daughters’ progeny and reflects both the milking ability of a bull’s daughters and the growth potential of their calves. Reported in pounds, higher numbers are generally desirable. Stayability (STAY - Red Angus & Simmental) - The stayability EPD predicts the probability of a bull’s daughters staying in production to at least six years of age compared to daughters of another bull. Reported as a percentage, a higher value is desirable. CARCASS TRAITS – EPDs for carcass traits are calculated using weighted averages of yearling ultrasounds and progeny carcass data. Carcass Weight (CW) - The EPD predicts the difference in hot carcass weight of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of all other bulls evaluated at a given endpoint. Reported in pounds, a higher number is generally desirable. Marbling (MARB, IMF) - The EPD predicts the difference in average USDA Marbling score of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull at a similar end point. Reported in degrees of a Marbling score, higher values are desirable. Ribeye Area (REA) - The EPD predicts the difference in ribeye area of a bull’s progeny compared to the progeny of another bull and is an indicator of total muscle in the carcass. Reported in square inches, larger numbers are generally desirable. Fat (FAT) - The EPD predicts the difference in fat thickness of carcasses, measured between the 12th and 13th ribs, of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in inches, lower values are desirable. Yield Grade (YG - Simmental) – The EPD predicts differences in USDA Yield Grade of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in tenths of a USDA YG, lower numbers are desirable.

TERMINOLOGY

$VALUE INDEXES are multi-trait selection indexes, expressed in dollars per head, to assist beef producers by adding simplicity to genetic selection decisions. The $Value is an estimate of how future progeny of each sire are expected to perform, on average, compared to progeny of other sires in the database if the sires were randomly mated to cows and if calves were exposed to the same environment. ANGUS: Cow Energy Value ($EN) - expressed in dollars saved per cow per year, the EPD assesses differences in cow energy requirements for daughters of sires. A larger value is more favorable when comparing two animals (more dollars saved on feed energy expenses). $EN savings differences account for lactation energy requirements and mature size of cows. Weaned Calf Value ($W) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for preweaning merit. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth, maternal milk and mature cow size. Feedlot Value ($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. Grid Value ($G) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for carcass grid merit compared to progeny of other sires. Beef Value ($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. SIMMENTAL: All-Purpose Index (API) - Expressed in net dollars returned per cow exposed, evaluates Simmental sires being used on the entire cowherd (bred to both Angus first-calf heifers and mature cows) with a portion of the daughters retained for breeding and the steers and remaining heifers fed and sold on a carcass grade and yield basis. With the exception of shear force (tenderness), all EPDs are considered in this index. Terminal Index (TI) - Expressed in net dollars returned per cow exposed, evaluates the merit of sires when bred to mature Angus cows and all progeny are fed and sold on a carcass grade and yield basis. Consequently, maternal traits such as milk, stayability and MCE are not considered in this index. RED ANGUS: HerdBuilder Index (HB) - As the name indicates, implementation of the HerdBuilder Index will assist producers in building profitable herds. The HerdBuilder Index is built using the following production scenario: Red Angus bulls mated to cows and heifers (resulting progeny ¾ Red Angus, ¼ Simmental), replacement heifers retained from within the herd, and all remaining progeny sold on a quality-based carcass grid. GridMaster Index (GM) - While Red Angus has traditionally been known as a superior maternal breed, those who have retained ownership in Red Angus calves know of their potential to excel in the feedyard and ultimately hang a premium carcass. The GridMaster Index is built using the following production scenario: Red Angus bulls mated to cows (resulting progeny ¾ Red Angus, ¼ Simmental) and all progeny sold on a quality-based carcass grid. HEREFORD: Baldy Maternal Index (BMI$) - This is an index to maximize profit for commercial cow-calf producers who use Hereford bulls in rotational crossbreeding programs on Angus-based cows. Retained ownership of calves through the feedlot phase of production is maintained and the cattle are to be marketed on a CHB pricing grid. Certified Hereford Beef Index (CHB$) - This is a terminal sire index, where Hereford bulls are used on British-cross cows and all offspring are sold as fed cattle on a CHB pricing grid. There is no emphasis on milk or fertility since all cattle will be terminal. This index promotes growth and carcass. Calving Ease Index (CEZ$) - This index is used to select bulls that will be used in a heifer program. This index has increased emphasis on direct and maternal calving ease, SHORTHORN: British Maternal Index ($BMI) - As the name implies, this multi-trait selection index attempts to measure a bull’s potential profitability when complimenting the British cow base (Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, etc.). Shorthorn females can likewise be gauged at adding value to British or British-composite bulls of other breeds. A balance of growth and carcass traits is desired with a strong maternal component aimed at optimum reproductive efficiency and cow longevity.

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Because the rumen displaces the reproductive tract to the right, it is much easier to locate and manipulate the tract with your left hand.

The cervix is located on the floor of the pelvic cavity near the anterior end of the pelvic bone.

As you insert the breeding gun into the vagina, keep your gloved hand even with the gun tip.

Keep your open hand flat against the floor of the rectum, allowing manure to pass over the top of your hand and arm.

Grasp the external opening to the cervix with the thumb on top and the forefingers underneath to close the fornix and guide the gun tip into the cervix.

The recto-vaginal technique is the most commonly used method to artificially inseminate cattle. The basic skills required to perform this technique can be obtained with about three days practice under professional instruction and supervision. Additional proficiency and confidence will be achieved with further work on your own. Regardless of whether you are left or right handed, it is recommended that you use your left hand in the rectum to manipulate the reproductive tract and the right hand to manipulate the insemination gun. This is because the rumen or stomach of the cow lies on the left side of the abdominal cavity, displacing the reproductive tract slightly to the right. Thus, you will find it much easier to locate and manipulate the tract with your left as opposed to right hand. Raise the tail with your right hand and gently massage the rectum with the lubricated glove on your left hand. Place the tail on the left side of your left forearm so it will not interfere with the insemination process. With your fingers together in a pointed fashion, insert your hand in the rectum, up to your wrist. Gently wipe the vulva with a paper towel to remove excess manure and debris. Be careful not to apply excessive pressure, which may smear or push manure into the vulva and vagina. With your left hand make a fist and press down directly on top of the vulva. This will spread the vulva lips allowing clear access to insert the gun tip several inches into the vagina before contacting the vaginal walls. Insert the gun at a 30º upward angle to avoid entering the urethral opening and bladder located on the floor of the vagina. With the gun about 6 to 8 inches inside the vagina, raise the rear of the gun to a somewhat level position and slide it forward until it contacts the external portion of the cervix. You will note a distinct gristly sensation on the gun when it contacts the end of the cervix. The cervix, consists of dense connective tissue and muscle and is your primary landmark for inseminating cattle. It has often been described as having the size and consistency of a turkey neck. The size will vary, with post partum interval and age of the animal. The cervix usually has three or four annular rings or folds. The opening into the cervix protrudes back into the vagina. This forms a 360º blind-ended pocket completely around the cervical opening. This pocket is referred to as the fornix. In most cows, the cervix will be located on the floor of the pelvic cavity near the anterior end of the pelvic bone. In older cows with large reproductive tracts, the cervix may rest slightly over the pelvic bone and down into the abdominal cavity. To become a successful inseminator it is very important that you always know where the tip of the insemination gun is located. The walls of the vagina consist of thin-layered muscle and loose connective tissue. The insemination gun can be easily felt with your palpating hand. As you insert the breeding gun into the vagina, keep your gloved hand even with the gun tip. Manure in the rectum can often interfere with your ability to palpate the cervix and gun tip. However, it is seldom necessary to remove all the manure from the bowel. Instead, keep your open hand flat against the floor of the rectum, allowing the manure to pass over the top of your hand and arm. While handling the cervix you may notice rectal constriction rings attempting to force your arm from the cow. To relax these rings, place two fingers through the center of a ring and massage back and forth. The constriction ring will eventually relax, pass over your hand and arm, and you can continue the palpation process. Because the reproductive tract is freely movable, cows that have strong rectal and abdominal contractions in response to being palpated may actually push their reproductive tract back into the pelvic cavity. This will cause many folds to form in the vagina. In such cases, the insemination gun will often get caught in these folds and little or no progress will be made until they are removed. If you can locate the cervix, grasp it and push it forward. This will straighten the vagina and the gun should pass freely up to the cervix. If you cannot locate the cervix, encircle the gun tip with your thumb and forefingers. With a straightening motion of your wrist, gently “milk” the folds out of the vagina a little at a time. Slide the gun forward and repeat the process until the cervix is reached.

Using the flexibility of your wrist, twist and bend the cervix until you feel the second ring slide over the gun tip.

Use your index finger to check gun placement (1/4 inch past the end of the cervix) before depositing semen.


At this point it is important for you to understand that inseminating a cow is a two-step process. The first step is to get the gun tip to the cervix. To accomplish this you must work the vagina and cervix forward, away from you to straighten the vaginal folds. If you do not feel the gristly sensation of the cervix on the gun, you are still in step one of the process. Once the gun is in contact with the external surface of the cervix you are ready to begin step 2. In step 2, you place the cervix on or over the insemination gun. That’s right, the cervix is placed on the gun, the gun is not passed through the cervix. Excessive movement or probing with the insemination gun during the second step is very often counterproductive. Ground gained is often lost and we find ourselves back in a vaginal fold. The key to mastering step 2 of the insemination process is to know how to hold and manipulate the cervix and concentrating on doing the work with the hand inside the cow, not the one holding the gun. When the gun first contacts the cervix, you will usually find that the tip is in the fornix directly over top of the opening. Grasp the external opening to the cervix with the thumb on top and forefingers underneath. This closes the fornix at top and bottom. As in step 1 we must still know the location of the gun tip. This is accomplished with the palm and third and fourth fingers of your palpating hand. Use your palm and these two fingers to guide the gun tip to the cervical opening located between your thumb and forefingers. With gentle probing the opening should be located. You will feel the gun slide forward until it contacts the second cervical ring. Maintain gentle but steady forward pressure on the gun and slide your thumb and forefingers just in front of the gun tip and re-grasp the cervix. Because the cervix is composed of dense connective tissue and muscle, it is difficult to clearly distinguish the gun tip when it is located within this structure. However, you can determine the approximate location by bending the cervix. Using the flexibility of your wrist, twist and bend the cervix until you feel the second ring slide over the gun tip. Repeat the process until all the rings have been passed over the gun tip. In some cases, it may be necessary to bend the cervix at a 90º angle to clear the cervical folds. Remember, you are placing the cervix over the gun, not the gun through the cervix. A slight jiggle or “give-and-go” of the gun may sometimes be necessary to help pass by a fold, but for the most part gentle forward pressure is all that is necessary and gun movement should be minimal. When all rings of the cervix have been cleared, the gun should slide forward freely with little resistance. Since the uterine wall is very thin, you will once again be able to clearly feel the insemination gun. You are now ready to check your placement and deposit the semen. Rotate your gloved hand until it lies on top of the cervix. With your index finger, locate the far end of the cervix. Pull back on the gun until you feel the tip directly underneath your finger near the internal opening of the cervix. Raise your finger and slowly deposit the semen. Push the plunger slowly so that drops of semen fall directly into the uterine body. With proper A.I. technique and gun placement, semen will be deposited in the uterine body. Uterine contractions will then transport spermatozoa forward to the horns and oviducts with a good distribution of both sides. When the insemination gun is more than 1” through the cervix, all the semen will be deposited in only one horn. This creates a situation of uneven semen distribution. Should the animal ovulate from the opposite horn, conception rates may be compromised. Be sure to raise your finger after checking gun placement. Not doing so may obstruct one horn, again creating a situation of uneven semen distribution. When checking gun tip placement, be careful not to apply excessive pressure. The delicate uterine lining is easily damaged, predisposing the cow to uterine infections and reduced fertility. Make sure you push in with the plunger and do not pull back on the gun. Pulling back may result in much of the semen dose being deposited in the cervix and vagina instead of the uterine body. Although the recommended site of semen deposition is in the uterine body, research suggests that when exact gun tip placement is in doubt, depositing semen slightly into one uterine horn is less likely to compromise fertility than cervical deposition. After properly depositing semen, slowly pull the gun from the reproductive tract. Remove the gloved hand from the rectum and shake off the excess manure. Check the gun tip for signs of blood, infection or semen leakage inside the sheath. Make notes for your veterinarian or future reference where appropriate. Remove the sheath from the gun and hold it in the gloved hand. For the final time, check to confirm which bull you have used. Remove the glove starting at the top of your arm by turning it inside out as you remove it. Wipe the gun clean and dry and return it to the proper storage location. Some of the most important aspects to remember when inseminating a cow to attain maximum breeding efficiency are: • Be gentle. Don’t use too much force. • Insemination is a two-step process. Get the gun to the cervix, and then place the cervix over the gun. • Deposit the semen just through the cervix into the uterine body. Correct insemination procedures will result in better breeding efficiencies. More selection pressure can then be placed on economic traits enabling you and your family to realize a higher return on your semen investment dollars. For more information about A.I. training classes, contact your Select Sires representative.

Some of the most important aspects to remember when inseminating a cow to attain maximum breeding efficiency are: • Be gentle. Don’t use too much force. • Insemination is a two-step process. Get the gun to the cervix, and then place the cervix over the gun. • Deposit the semen just through the cervix into the uterine body.

Push the plunger slowly so that drops of semen fall directly into the uterine body.

With proper A.I. technique and gun placement, semen will be deposited in the uterine body and contractions will transport spermatozoa forward to the horns and oviducts.

If the gun is more than 1 inch through the cervix, all the semen will be deposited into only one horn.

Make sure you push in with the plunger and do not pull back on the gun. Pulling back may result in much of the semen dose being deposited in the cervix and vagina.


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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION To Order Select Sires Beef Semen: 1. Contact your local Select Sires representative. To find a representative in your area, see the back cover of this directory. 2. Order online at www.selectsiresbeef.com To Order A.I. Certificates: Contact your Select Sires member cooperative listed on the back cover of this directory. Photo Requests: To request a sire photo be e-mailed to you or to submit progeny photos, contact Jennie Johnson at jjohnson@selectsires.com or 614.733.3426. Beef Breed Association Contacts: American Angus Association Red Angus Association of America American Simmental Association American Hereford Association American International Charolais Association American Shorthorn Association American Chianina Association American Maine-Anjou Association

(816) 383-5100 (940) 387-3502 (406) 587-4531 (816) 842-3757 (816) 464-5977 (816) 599-7777 (816) 431-2808 (816) 431-9950

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Disclaimer: DISCLAIMER: SELECT SIRES, INC., its member cooperatives, its agents or employees cannot and do not guarantee the conception rate, gender, quality or productivity to be obtained in connection with the use of its products or recommended techniques. IT MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF ITS PRODUCTS AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In the unlikely event that any of our products shall be proven to be defective, damages resulting from their use shall exclude consequential damages and be limited to their purchase price of the product.

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Gestation Table Birth dates may vary a few days Date of Service Jan. 1 Jan. 8 Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 12 Mar. 19 Mar. 26 April 2 April 9 April 16 April 23 April 30

Date of Birth Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 7 Dec. 14 Dec. 21 Dec. 28 Jan. 4 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 8

Date of Service May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 June 4 June 11 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30 Aug. 6 Aug. 13 Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3

Date of Birth Feb. 15 Feb. 22 March 1 March 8 March 15 March 22 March 29 April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26 May 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 June 7 June 14

Date of Service Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24

Date of Birth June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12 July 19 July 26 Aug. 2 Aug. 9 Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct.4


2016 ACROSS-BREED EPD COMPARISON Breed Angus Hereford Red Angus Shorthorn South Devon Beefmaster Brahman Brangus Santa Gertrudis Braunvieh Charolais Chiangus Gelbvieh Limousin Maine-Anjou Salers Simmental Tarentaise

BW 0 2.3 2.5 4.7 3.3 4.7 10.3 3.3 5.7 1.9 8 3.2 2.8 2.3 4.2 1.8 3.2 3.4

WW 0 -7.8 -31.4 -36.6 -11.4 17.9 45.1 12 36.3 -25.5 34.6 -27 -22.6 -18.2 -30.5 -7.3 -9.4 25.1

YW 0 -28.6 -34.6 -17.3 -27.1 0.5 6.6 4 43 -50 40.4 -40.5 -29.3 -41.3 -38.7 -25.7 -12.1 5.6

Milk 0 -17.3 3.3 4.1 3.9 5.9 23.8 6.3 17 -0.8 8.2 -1.7 2.3 -13.7 -6.2 5.9 4.4 24.2

MARB 0 -0.31 -0.27 -0.14 -0.08 -0.78 -0.54 -0.7 -0.33 -0.34 -0.27 -0.43 -0.57 -0.09 -0.34 -

REA 0 -0.07 0.01 0.37 0.29 -0.05 -0.09 0.78 1.01 0.34 0.75 1.01 0.97 0.94 0.49 -

Fat 0 -0.056 -0.016 -0.105 -0.133 -0.145 -0.08 -0.092 -0.208 -0.093 -0.132 -0.187 -0.196 -0.129 -

CATTLE FRAME SCORES BASED ON HEIGHT IN INCHES Age in months 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Mature Mature bull weight1 cow weight2 1 2

3.0 37.5 38.8 40.0 41.2 42.3 43.3 44.2 45.0 45.8 46.5 47.1 47.6 48.1 48.5 48.8 49.1 49.2 52.3

Males Frame Score 4.0 5.0 39.5 41.6 40.8 42.9 42.1 44.1 43.2 45.2 44.3 46.3 45.3 47.3 46.2 48.2 47.0 49.0 47.8 49.8 48.5 50.4 49.1 51.1 49.6 51.6 50.1 52.0 50.5 52.4 50.8 52.7 51.0 53.0 51.2 53.2 54.1 55.9

6.0 43.6 44.9 46.1 47.2 48.3 49.3 50.2 51.0 51.8 52.4 53.0 53.6 54.0 54.4 54.7 55.0 55.1 58.0

7.0 45.6 46.9 48.1 49.3 50.3 51.3 52.2 53.0 53.8 54.4 55.0 55.6 56.0 56.4 56.7 56.9 57.1 60.0

8.0 47.7 48.9 50.1 51.3 52.3 53.3 54.2 55.0 55.8 56.4 57.0 57.5 58.0 58.4 58.7 58.9 59.1 62.0

Age in months 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Mature

1,570 1,000

1,730 1,100

2,050 1,300

2,200 1,400

2360 1,500

Mature

1,890 1,200

3.0 37.2 38.2 39.2 40.1 40.9 41.6 42.3 43.0 43.6 44.1 44.5 44.9 45.3 45.6 45.8 46.0 46.1 48.2

Females Frame Score 4.0 5.0 39.3 41.3 40.3 42.3 41.2 43.3 42.1 44.1 42.9 44.9 43.7 45.7 44.3 46.4 45.0 47.0 45.5 47.5 46.1 48.0 46.5 48.5 46.9 48.9 47.2 49.2 47.5 49.5 47.7 49.7 47.9 49.8 48.0 50.0 50.0 52.0

6.0 43.4 44.4 45.3 46.2 49.0 47.7 48.4 49.0 49.5 50.0 50.5 50.8 51.1 51.4 51.6 51.8 51.9 53.9

7.0 45.5 46.5 47.4 48.2 47.0 49.7 50.4 51.0 51.5 52.0 52.4 52.8 53.1 53.4 53.6 53.7 53.8 55.8

8.0 47.5 48.5 49.4 50.2 51.0 51.7 52.4 53.0 53.5 54.0 54.4 54.8 55.1 55.3 55.5 55.6 55.7 57.5

At 12 months, bulls weigh 50 to 60% of this mature weight, under most development programs. Moderate body fatness, cow Body Condition Score 5 (where 1 = extremely thin and 9 = obese; cow weight varies 7% to 8% per condition score and up to 10% for extremes in muscling). For breeding at 14 to 15 months, heifers should weigh 60 to 65% of this mature weight.

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INDEX BY CODE NUMBER 2017 SI R E D I R EC TO RY

ANGUS

Code no. 7AN306 7AN319 7AN320 7AN330 7AN340 7AN345 7AN349 7AN351 7AN352 7AN357 7AN361 7AN362 7AN363 7AN367 7AN368 7AN369 7AN370 7AN371 7AN374 7AN376 7AN379 7AN384 7AN386 7AN388 7AN389 7AN391 7AN392 7AN394 7AN395 7AN401 7AN408 7AN415 7AN417 7AN418 7AN419 7AN420 7AN422 7AN423 7AN425 7AN426 7AN427 7AN429 7AN430 7AN431 7AN432 7AN435 7AN437 7AN438 7AN440 7AN441 7AN442

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Code Name War Party Thunder Prophet Regis Summit Beacon Weigh Up Capitalist Combination Top Hand Sunrise Composure Horizon Heisman Comrade Uptown Signature Reality First-N-Goal Anticipation All In Courage Revival Niagara Sure Fire Tanker Momentum Traction Fortress Elation Konza Power Surge SpotLite Patriot Remedy Double Black Prophecy 100X High Weigh Conversation Manning Rushmore Venture Game Time Bankroll Blackfoot Capital Gains Jennings Old Hickory Method Relevance

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ANGUS

Code no. 7AN443 7AN444 7AN445 7AN446 7AN449 7AN451 7AN452 7AN453 7AN454 7AN455 7AN456 7AN457 7AN458 7AN460 7AN461 7AN463

SIMMENTAL

7SM65 7SM71 7SM72 7SM73 7SM75 7SM79 7SM80 7SM81 7SM82 7SM83 7SM84 7SM85 7SM86 7SM87 7SM88 7SM89 7SM90 237SM1023

RED ANGUS 7AR58 7AR60 7AR61 7AR66 7AR69 7AR70 7AR72 7AR73 7AR74 7AR75 7AR77

Code Name Bronc NEW Omaha NEW Drover NEW Clarity NEW Ice Cap NEW Flat Top NEW Bourbon NEW Rocket NEW Chisum NEW Rancher NEW Radiance NEW Proactive NEW Rough 201 NEW Protocol NEW Testament NEW Playbook NEW

Page 7 37 33 16 45 4 25 43 16 24 25 11 24 8 10 6

Uno Mas In Force Substance Deacon Robust Optimizer Wide Range Revolution Broadway Unified Madison NEW Triple Crown NEW Engineer NEW Hometown NEW Perspective NEW Rapid Fire NEW Prospector NEW United

47 52 48 53 53 50 48 47 49 51 53 52 52 46 46 50 49 51

Heritage Samurai Sun King Exclusive Takeout Pursuit Renewal Cinch Prestigious Pacesetter NEW Efficient NEW

61 60 61 60 58 61 60 59 58 57 57

HEREFORD

Code no. 7HP105 7HP108 7HP111 7HP112 7HP113 7HP114 7HP115 7HP116 7HH58

CHAROLAIS 7CH91 7CH94 7CH95

SHORTHORN 7SP33 7SP34

OTHER

Code Name Durango Top Shelf All American Resource Ft. Knox Tested A250 Due North NEW Excede NEW Domino 215Z NEW

Page 62 64 64 64 62 65 65 63 63

Free Lunch Travel Agent Cascade NEW

66 66 66

Gauge Goldenrod NEW

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Real Value in the $W Select Sires Semen Fertility Method Genetics Top Ten Angus Other Sires Available Superior Livestock Proof Positive Terminology Handling Frozen Semen AI Technique Synchronization Systems Supplemental Information Gestation Table 2016 Across-Breed EPDs Frame Scores The Leader in Service Beef Specialists

12-13 18-19 28-29 40 41 54-55 56 69 71 72-73 74-75 76 76 77 77 79 80-81

MISSION STATEMENT TO ENHANCE THE PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF DAIRY AND BEEF PRODUCERS, SELECT SIRES IS COMMITTED TO BE THE PREMIER PROVIDER OF HIGHLY FERTILE, SUPERIOR GENETICS ACCOMPANIED BY EFFECTIVE REPRODUCTIVE-AND HERD-MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. ADOPTED DEC. 6, 2001


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As a cooperative, Select Sires primary goal is creating the most, value added pregnancies for our customer-owners. We do that through elite bull power, the highest fertility semen, and the industry’s best people providing unmatched service. No other A.I. stud is more committed to your success than Select Sires. We have the people power, equipment, and expertise to maximize the reproductive performance of your cowherd and make it an enjoyable and profitable experience. Your Success is Our Passion.

Tim Olson and his crew put me at ease. I used to breed the cattle myself, but now I rely on Select Sires. Using their services, we have taken a job that was once really stressful and made it a fun project! We now get to use the best bulls in the world, instead of nice local bulls and it’s much cheaper. - John Rittberger, SD

Both Clint and Morgan are extremely knowledgeable. I had a million questions about the process and they answered them all with knowledge and skill. It’s been a good experience. The word that keeps coming to my mind is ‘easy’. They have made this process easy. They’ve done everything they said they would do and more and at a very affordable price. For any commercial guy who has never done A.I. or used a little of it and had bad experiences, I can only encourage them to consider working with the All West beef team that I was working with. I’m looking forward to the results I get from selecting from the best sire lineup - Rick Machado, CA in the world.

Jerald Raymond is great. He comes to our ranch, looks at all our cattle, and knows our goals and needs to make the cattle better. Other A.I. companies want to sell semen but don’t offer great service. Select Sires’ service and knowledge that they bring to us is what makes them great! This easily separates them from the competition. They are very efficient and do a great job. Jerald and his A.I. crew are outstanding; that’s what makes Select Sires so successful. They want to see us succeed. - Jordan Willis, WY

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Tim Olson St. Onge, SD (605) 641-5966 timselect@gmail.com

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Kevin Hinds Newcomerstown, OH (614) 205-7173 kevin@cobaselect.com

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Matt Drake Freeman, MO (816) 738-1825 mattdrake_kaba@yahoo.com

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Greg Schafer Orland, CA (209) 988-6599 bigschaf@sbcglobal.net

Dan Morris Baker City, OR (541) 519-5590 morrisangus@hotmail.com

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Duane Broek Watertown, SD (605) 881-1989 broekcvss@gmail.com

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Trevor Yager Hollandale, WI (608) 574-6142 trevoryager@ecselectsires.com

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Kenley Conner Hodgenville, KY (502) 905-7825 kconner_kaba@yahoo.com

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Clint Sexson Pendleton, OR (541) 609-0167 clints@allwest.coop

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Stuart Rasmussen Rushville, NE (308) 360-1362 sturas@gpcom.net

Morgan Johnsrud Jordan Valley, OR (701) 570-9663 morganj@allwest.coop

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Jon Herrick Amherst, NE (308) 627-6431 jherrick@selectsires.com

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Jay Hill Sterling, CO (970) 520-1555 jaywhill@kci.net

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Tom Johnson New Windsor, IL (309) 236-2514 tjohnson@psselectsires.com

Kyle Musfeldt Coon Rapids, IA (712) 210-6222 kmcattle.kyle@gmail.com

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Greg Beavers Bloomington, IN (812) 345-2299 beaversg@northstarcooperative.com

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Matt Caldwell Parker, KS (913) 755-1105

Rick Mix Uniontown, KS (620) 224-9423

Will Mayfield Pulaski, TN (931) 309-8892

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David Thorbahn President and CEO

Willie Altenburg Beef Development Advisor (970) 481-2570 waltenburg@selectsires.com

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Marlin Beck Missoula, MT (406) 544-4835 mbeck43@yahoo.com

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Andrew Swanson Ivanhoe, MN (507) 829-4133 aswanson@mnss.coop

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Lorna Marshall Vice President of Beef Genetics (719) 342-8984 lmarshall@selectsires.com

Stan Lock Beef Business Development Manager (417) 861-5166 slock@selectsires.com

Brian House Vice President, Beef Program and Product Manager

(614) 733-3420 ssbeef@selectsires.com

Joe Myers Beef Sire Analyst jmyers@selectsires.com

Jon Herrick Beef Sire Analyst (308) 627-6431 jherrick@selectsires.com

Clint Berry Beef Program Consultant (417) 844-1009 clintberry75@gmail.com

Jennie Johnson Graphic Designer (402) 317-1189 jjohnson@selectsires.com

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Jerald Raymond Menan, ID (208) 317-8777 jeraldraymond@gmail.com

Andy Anderson Emmett, ID (208) 412-6472 andya@ssmidamerica.com

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Derek Suhonen Jamestown, ND (218) 590-4678 dsuhonen@mnss.coop

Jay Nansel Billings, MT (406) 698-6711 selectmt@gmail.com

Doug McLean Miles City, MT (307) 462-1683 wyoselectsires@gmail.com

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Brad Unrau Pryor, OK (918) 798-9184 brad@cobaselect.com

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Chad Smith Stephenville, TX (254) 592-7877 chad@cobaselect.com

Bruce Smith Plain City, OH (614) 205-7182 bruce@cobaselect.com

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11740 U.S. 42 North P.O. Box 143, Plain City, OH 43064-0143

NORTHSTAR COOPERATIVE P.O. Box 23157 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: (800) 631-3510 Fax: (517) 351-5610 www.northstarcooperative.com E-mail: mail@northstarcooperative.com Mark Adam, general manager Jim Sipiorski, director of A.I. sales Ed Nichols, integrated services manager Serving: Michigan, Indiana (U.S. 50 North), Northern Wisconsin

Central and South America SELECT SIRES/LATIN AMERICA Lidia Pedrozo, Marketing Coordinator lpedrozo@selectsires.com 614-733-3419 Mexico COBA/SELECT SIRES INC. Dr. Fernando Alvarez Reforma No. 1, Centro Queretaro, Qro Mexico 76000 Cell Phone: 52 1 442 219 2025 Fax: 52 1 442 277 5336 E-mail: Fernando@cobaselect.com

SOUTHEAST SELECT SIRES INC. 3789 Old Port Royal Road Spring Hill, TN 37174 Phone:  (931) 489-2020 Fax: (931) 489-2026 E-mail: sess.office@southeastselectsires.com Tim Riley, manager Serving: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Western North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Canada SELECT SIRES GENERVATIONS INC. Bill Young, general manager RR 3 P.O. Box 489 / 2 Industrial Road Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 Phone:  (613) 258-3800 Fax: (613) 258-7257

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MINNESOTA SELECT SIRES CO-OP, INC. 6601 Gregory Park Road St. Cloud, MN 56301 Phone:  (320) 259-6680 / (800) 795-1233 Fax: (320) 259-5039 E-mail: mnselect@mnss.coop Chris Sigurdson, manager Serving: Minnesota, North Dakota

SELECT SIRES MIDAMERICA, INC. Randy Hill, Manager Utah Office 833 West 400 North Logan, UT 84321 Phone: 435-752-2022 / 800-421-9245 Fax: 435-752-2097 E-mail: ssmidamerica@ssmidamerica.com Kentucky Office P.O. Box 22146 1930 Herr Lane Louisville, KY 40252 Phone: 502-425-1868 / 800-489-1868 Fax: 502-425-2317 E-mail: danj@ssmidamerica.com Dan Johnson, Marketing Director Serving: Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Montana, Southern Idaho, Utah and Nevada

INTERNATIONAL Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania WORLD WIDE SIRES LTD. 5545 Avenida de los Robles Visalia, CA 93291 Phone: (559) 622-2222 Fax: (559) 741-2828

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EAST CENTRAL/SELECT SIRES P.O. Box 191 Waupun, WI 53963 Phone: (920) 324-3505 Fax: (920) 324-5580 For Service: (800) 288-7473 E-mail: info@ecselectsires.com Alan Deming, manager Serving: Southern Wisconsin

SELECT SIRE POWER INC. Mailing: P.O. Drawer 370 Shipping: 2623 Carolina Springs Road Rocky Mount, VA 24151 Phone: (800) 423-7473 / (540) 483-5123 Fax: (540) 483-7286 E-mail: office@selectsirepower.com www.selectsirepower.com Norman Vincel, manager Kirk Sattazahn, director of marketing Tunkhannock Office 1 Stony Mountain Road Tunkhannock, PA 18657 Phone: (570) 836-3168 Fax: (570) 836-1490 Serving: Virginia, Eastern North Carolina, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern West Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New England

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COBA/SELECT SIRES INC. 1224 Alton-Darby Creek Road Columbus, OH 43228-9792 Phone:  (614) 878-5333 Fax: (614) 870-2622 E-mail: coba@cobaselect.com www.cobaselect.com Duane Logan, general manager Norman Hoff, marketing director - Southwest Serving: Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Western Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Western West Virginia

PRAIRIE STATE/SELECT SIRES 41W 394 US Highway 20 Hampshire, IL 60140 Phone: (847) 464-5281 Fax: (847) 464-4088 E-mail: prairiesss@foxvalley.net Devin Albrecht, manager Bryan Marcoot, director of marketing Serving: Illinois, Iowa

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MEMBER CO-OPS ALL WEST/SELECT SIRES Washington Office P.O. Box 507 Burlington, WA 98233 Phone:  (360) 757-6093 / (800) 426-2697 Fax: (360) 757-7808 www.allwestselectsires.com E-mail: contact@allwestselectsires.com Jim Wells, general manager Patrick Brown, director of distribution Southern Division Office P.O. Box 1803 Turlock, CA 95381 Phone:  (209) 667-8378 / (800) 278-8254 Fax: (209) 667-8379 Bill Genasci, regional manager Serving: Washington, Oregon, California, Northern Montana, Northern Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii

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