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November 30th, 2015 1:30pm at the Ranch Warner, Alberta

3rd Annual Fall

Genetics Plus

Bull & Heifer Sale Benchmark ngus Your Carcass Source A 1


Benchmark ngus Your Carcass Source A Dear Cattlemen and Friends: We are very pleased to welcome you to our third annual Fall Bull and Heifer Sale. The bulls selling are born late summer and fall resulting in more age and size in your bull upon turning out. These bulls come through winter as calves so do give up some weaning weight to our spring born calves who enjoy the green grass. Benchmark is the only program that we know of that offers such a dedicated fall program. This year we again feature some extraordinary genetics unique to Benchmark and the industry. The first seven lots feature sons and grandsons of G A R Prophet, one of the most popular bulls in the industry adding weaning weight, yearling weight, marbling, ribeye and carcass weight while being below average for birth weight and maternal calving ease, all attributes that are necessary in breeding profitable, functional cattle. Prophet is the sire of the two bulls that are tied for the number one marbling EPD on the Canadian Registry at +2.22. Also featured are the 7 sons of Ten X who has caught the industry by storm with himself and several sons being widely used. Other bulls selling feature the genetics of Sitz Upward 307R, T C Aberdeen 759, and 5050. We ask you to take special note of the calendar year heifer calves selling as Lots 35 thru Lot 44. The heifers represent several generations of Benchmark breeding and you will find them fancy and feminine. It has been several years since we have offered any females for sale, an opportunity to say the least. With each heifer selling, the buyer will be entitled to five straws of semen from either Benchmark Micah 247’13, GARProphet AO11, or Benchmark Foundation 213A.  All three bulls are sired by the breeding giant G A R Prophet and represent very unique genetics to the Canadian scene. Micah 247’13 and AO11 are the # 1 bulls in all of Canada for the very important marbling trait at + 2.22, while Foundation is the Prophet son that topped our Fall Sale II last year at $ 41,000 to Basin Angus and Barragree Cattle. Help yourself to these industry leading genetics.  

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The cattle industry and in particular the cow-calf part of it has experienced record profitability. In the last five years calf prices have risen approximately 150% with 2014 prices at all time highs. We have experienced some moderation this fall, but remain optimistic with still low cow numbers. The economic climate we operate in is volatile, with price of feed, labour, fuel and other inputs effecting our margins not to mention interest rates and exchange rates. At Benchmark we continue to be as efficient as possible and continue to strive to produce the most low cost and efficient cattle possible, while emphasizing calving ease and weaning weight along with post-weaning growth, feedlot performance and added carcass value with particular emphasis on reproductive efficiency. Breeding cattle is a life -long endeavour and we feel every tool available must be utilized. You will see lots of information provided on each animal. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us. We feel the information provided is for your benefit and will help your cattle “measure up” At Benchmark , we leave no stone unturned and wish to announce the construction of our bull development centre featuring the Grow Safe feed intake measurement system.  Feed represents as much as 75% of all production costs and “actually” improving feed efficiency can mean huge savings for producers or allow one to carry more cows on the same land base. Watch for our spring bull sale where we will feature a 100 bulls, each bull individually tested for residual feed intake (RFI). It is a true blessing to be involved in the cattle and beef business and we humbly appreciate each one of our valuable friends and customers. May you and yours have a very Blessed Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2016. Sincerely,

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

The Munton Family...

The Ranch Crew...

Dale, Laura, Hannah, Levi & Rebakah Fehr

The Ranch


3rd Annual Fall

Benchmark Angus

GeneticsBullPlus & Heifer Sale

November 30, 2015 ~ 1:30pm at the Ranch West of Warner, Alberta

On Offer…

Elite Dams…

34 Black Angus Fall Born Yearling Bulls 10 Black Angus Spring Born Heifer Calves

Sale Day Phones… Mike Munton............................403-394-4903 Doug Munton...........................403-892-4755

Sales Consultant Dennis Ericson.........................780-361-9347

The Canadian Elite Cow Report is an effort to identify superior cows in the Angus breed. Emphasis is placed on early puberty, breeding and early calving, followed by regularity of calving interval and above-average performance of the off spring. The Elite Cow Report requires a cow to have a minimum of five calves to determine her regularity of calving and ability to consistently produce calves with a superior weaning weight year after year. See page 39 for more details.

Benchmark Angus

Wintering Policy – Post Sale…

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

Free feed until December 31, 2015. Feed at $2 per day, thereafter. Cattle left at the Ranch MUST be insured.

Lunch... On us, at the Ranch, prior to the sale. Updated weights and Scrotal measurements will be available sale day!

Lethbridge

Calving Performance and EPD legend… CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat

See page 22 for explanations on Carcass Ultrasound and EPD information.

LMY

HW

Y4

Benchmark Sale Site

3 miles west

Warner 2 miles south

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

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

Milk River

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

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet 4 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 81 lbs Avg. 205D: 690 lbs. Avg. 375 D: 1176 lbs Genomic Enhanced AAA-EPDs

BW +1.0 WW +76 YW +134 Milk +35 MARB +1.65 REA +0.54 Fat +0.058

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 78 886 1530 Index 89.64 100.39 56.80 126.76

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

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

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

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

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

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There have been only thirty-three Prophet calves born in Canada and thirty of those were born at Benchmark. Help yourselves!

G A R Bextor 558

Full sister to G A R Prophet

G A R Objective 1885 Dam of G A R Prophet


Bulls Sired by GAR Prophet

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LOT

BENCHMARK PROPHET 210’14 Male BFL 210B August 12 2014

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LOT

BENCHMARK PROPHET 217’14 Male BFL 217B August 15 2014

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.73

% IMF 4.26

MARB +1.69

% IMF 2.95

REA +0.82

REA 1.13

REA +0.51

REA 1.05

Fat +0.043

Rib Fat 0.23

Fat +0.018

Rib Fat 0.18

LMY 64.3 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY Sire: G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF (1694215) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 AMF NHF DDC SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF

LMY 64

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

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 494 AMF

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 AMF CAF NHF DDF S A V EMULOUS 8145 CAF Dam: BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 9122 (1499468) STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 7136

STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 245’12 (1709499) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 0188

A bull that can be used on heifers but has lots of power so can be used on cows as well, great numbers all the way around. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed for BW, YW, TM, CE REA and Marbling, in the top 2% for WW and top 3% for Milk. Buy them for what they will do for you. #10 Bull in the Canadian Registry for marbling

Feast your eyes on this guy! Fabulous profile, thickness and depth of body. He comes from a first calf heifer and ranks as the #12 Bull on the Cdn Registry for Marbling. Prophet gets the job done with 150 sons selling a few days ago at Gardiners Fall Sale averaging $8,395 with a high of $50,000 on a bull to Southern Cattle Co. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed for Marbling, Milk and MCE, in top 2% for YW, CE and top 3% for WW and CW. This is one to own!

BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 5129

PERF

AOD 4

3

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 84 701 1218 EPDs -2.4 +63 +112 +28

BENCHMARK PROPHET 230’14 Male BFL 230B August 26 2014

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PERF

AOD 2

4

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 90 756 1251 EPDs +2.4 62 111 31

BENCHMARK PROPHET 241’14 Male BFL 241B September 02 2014

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.90

% IMF 3.91

MARB +1.62

% IMF 5.43

REA +0.51

REA 1.70

REA +0.63

REA 1.18

Fat +0.030

Rib Fat 0.16

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.20 LMY 63.7

LMY 67.1

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

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 203’12 (1709473) BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 9256

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 4189

Heifer bull from a two-year-old Baron daughter. A Prophet son topped our 2014 Fall Sale going to Basin Angus and Barragree Cattle at $41,000. This guy ranks in the top 10% or better for BW, CE MCE, REA and Marbling. Checkout the REA and LMY on Lot 3.

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 566 1023 EPDs -0.8 53

YW

MILK

91

21

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

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 206’12 (1714628) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

SUMMITCREST HIGH PRIME 0H29 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

Ranks in the top 5% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, CE, Ribeye and Marbling and in the top 10% for Carcass and Fat. 241’14 ranks 19th of all bulls on the Cdn Registry for Marbling. We really like this tabulation. Next Step was used exclusively in Canada at Benchmark and left very moderate useful bulls and females. The dam on the bottom side is a donor cow at Benchmark with 19 calves to date. Note the 706 Cow is also dam of 5050 a Select Sires giant to say the least!

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 74 738 1211 EPDs -0.5 60 106 23

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Bulls Sired by G A R PROPHET A011

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LOT

BENCHMARK PROPHET 187’14 Male BFL 187B June 11 2014

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.70

% IMF 5.01

REA +0.63

REA 1.24

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF Fat BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 -0.003 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC WHITE FENCE FRONTLINE J741 Note the granddam. 3741 is a full sister to B/R Frontier 095 a renown AI sire AOD BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK a few years back who shows 7122 daughters on record. This guy is the 11th PERF ranked bull of the breed for Marbling. He has maternal brothers at Cash 21 9 80 670 1107 EPDs -2.5 41 88 Cattle and Hiebert Ranching. Looking for Yield” WOW!

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BBF PLEASANT PILL 516 DDF (1405562) P H PHEASANT PILL 3741

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LOT

BENCHMARK PROPHET 189’14 Male BFL 189B July 19 2014

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

Rib Fat 0.13 LMY 70.2

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.98

% IMF 7.00

REA +0.01

REA 1.10

Fat +.011

Rib Fat 0.16

LMY C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF 65.5 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 23’11 (1618153) K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 695 ALCAN LADY HEATHER 806

PERF

AOD 3

7

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 615 1119 EPDs -3.2 30

YW

MILK

77

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A011 Is the Prophet son we acquired from Gardiners in Kansas who sell 2,300 bulls annually. His calves come so easy and he sports a -3.9 Birth Weight EPD. A011 carries the top marbling EPD ranking in all of Canada at +2.22 a ranking shared with Benchmark Micah 247’13 another Prophet son. In Lot 6 you have the second ranked bull in all of Canada for marbling at 1.98. Serious about marbling in your cattle, take a look here!!

BENCHMARK PROPHET 190’14 Male BFL 190B July 21 2014

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

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

B/R NEW DESIGN 323 DDC Dam: RIVERBEND QUEEN 314 DDC (1469581) B A R QUEEN TRAVELER 3015

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 155 D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF MAGIC QUEEN 963

AOD PERF 11

6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 71 577 1056 EPDs -4.1 34

YW

MILK

70

25

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.01

% IMF 4.56

REA +0.63

REA 1.15

Fat -0.005

Rib Fat 0.21

Heifer bull extraordinaire with great carcass tabulation including minus for fat!

LMY 64.2


Reference Sire A A R Ten X 7008 S A 7 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 81 lbs Avg. 205D: 691 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1227 lbs

Genomic Enhanced AAA-EPDs

BW +0.3 WW +69 YW +132 Milk +25 MARB +1.39 REA +0.89 Fat -0.017

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 78 755 1344 Index 90.31 101.09 54.25 208.95

TEN X is the #1 sire in the Angus Breed for registrations in 2015. He is renown for siring calves that come easy, grow very quickly and excel on the rail. His EPD profile is near impossible to beat. Ten X BCC BUSHWACKER 41-93 1185048 AMF NHF CAF DDF ranks in the top 1% for yearling SAV ADAPTOR 2213 1194670 AMFNHF CAF DDF S A V ABIGALE 0451 US 13593085 weight, Carcass Weight, Marbling, Dam: A A R LADY KELTON 5551 US 15151449 SITZ TRAVELER 8180 866597 AMF NHF CAF DDF $Weaning and $ Beef. Take a look H S A F LADY KELTON 504B US13499922AMF at some of the first Ten X Progeny to N A LADY CONSTENCE 504 US 12377289 sell in Canada

SAF FOCUS OF E R 940839 AMF NHF CAF DDF SAF FAME 808742 NHF CAF DDF Sire: MYTTY IN FOCUS 1251205 AMF NHF CAF DDF GDAR FOREVER LADY 246 US11781043 SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 1036949 AMF NHF DMF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 US 13457755 BALDRIDGE COUNTESS 357 US12885607

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Bulls Sired by A A R TEN X

8

LOT

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 194’14 Male BFL 194B

August 02 2014

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S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 192’12 (1712513) THOMAS ESTER 0190

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 85 683 1172 EPDs -1.8 50 103 26

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G A R GRID MAKER AMF CAF NHF DDF S A V ABIGALE 0451 PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

Male BFL 198B

August 07 2014

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S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 181’12 (1709459) BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6289

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 88 744 1370 EPDs +2.1 58 127 22

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LOT

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF G A R US PREMIUM BEEF AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 3133

August 08 2014

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S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 221’12 DDF (1712514) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

PERF

8

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 85

MARB +0.74

% IMF 2.51

REA +0.50

REA 1.18

Fat -0.022

Rib Fat 0.14 LMY 66.3

WW

YW

MILK

778 1278 EPDs +2.3 69

120

31

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.00

% IMF 4.93

REA +0.57

REA 1.08

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.19 LMY 69.7

The Efficiency Daughters are very productive. Take this guy home to add pounds to your calf crop and increase Grade and Yield. 198’14 ranks in the top 1% for Yearling Weight, Carcass Weight and Marbling. Excellent data on this guy!

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 201’14 Male BFL 201B

ACTUAL

Lot 8 is from a beautiful Bismark Two-Year-Old. The Ten X cattle have been very well accepted with several sales this year featuring the Ten X offspring with record setting prices. Ten X features Ease of Calving with top 1 % Growth and Carcass attributes.

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 198’14

LOT

CARCASS EPDs

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.26

% IMF 3.52

REA +0.69

REA 1.03

Fat +0.026

Rib Fat 0.18 LMY 64.5

The Two-Year-Old dam is a result of our embryo program. Quite a feat for a two-year-old heifer to wean a 778 lb calf nursing through winter. This guy ranks in the top 5% or better for all growth and end product values. Lot 9 and 10 will do someone a lot of good!


Bulls Sired by A A R TEN X

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LOT

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 205’14 Male BFL 205B August 10 2014

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LOT

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 215’14 Male BFL 215B August 14 2014

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.29

% IMF 3.23

MARB +1.27

% IMF 3.58

REA +0.30

REA 1.18

REA +0.62

REA 1.27

Fat +0.030

Rib Fat 0.16

Fat -0.005

Rib Fat 0.14

LMY 65.3

LMY 65.9

MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) A A R LADY KELTON 5551

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 198’12 (1709470) BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 7246 NHF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF B/R PRECISE 242 AMF CROWFOOT LOVEMERE R 9141

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARAROSE 235’12 (1709490) BENCHMARK BARBARA ROSE 496

From a Catalyst two-year-old. If you are breeding some heifers next summer, take a look. Marbling, BW, Calving Ease and Maternal Calving Ease all in the top 1%. Be sure to check out the yield on all these bulls! Exceptional to say the least.

PERF

AOD 2

13

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 53 616 1160 EPDs -5.7 +40 +98 +23

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 220’14 Male BFL 220B August 17 2014

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S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF BASIN PRIME CUT 080M BENCHMARK BARBARA ROSE 2110

Three Quarter Brother to Lot 9. This guy does everything well ... Calving ease, Growth and End Product merit. Great Rib Eye measurement, 1.27 Sq. In. per 100lbs of body weight.

PERF

AOD 2

14

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 80 622 1129 EPDs -1.2 50 102 20

BENCHMARK TOP SHELF 235’14 Male LAA 235B August 28 2014

1819798

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.68

% IMF 4.44

MARB +.80

% IMF 3.56

REA +0.75

REA 1.10

REA +0.60

REA 1.08

Fat +0.009

Rib Fat 0.20

Fat +0.000

Rib Fat 0.14 LMY 65.4

LMY 63.5

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) MYTTY COUNTESS 906 S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 AMF NHF DDC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 366 AMF NHF This is one cool dude. And you can figure as much from his pedigree. From a two-year-old heifer by Progress, who for years was and still is noted for his ability to add Carcass Merit to his offspring. 220’14 ranks in the top 1% for Marbling, YW, Milk, TM, CE and MCE. In the top 2% for BW and Ribeye and top 3% for CW as well as top 9% for Weaning. Terms of Sale announced sale day.

G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF W C C BLACKCAP C9 Dam: C F EVERELDA ENTENSE 1903 AMF NHF (1221720) V D A R VISION 243 C O EVERELDA ENTENSE 9060 SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 1905 The natural born calf from the donor cow C F Everelda Entense 1903, she the dam of the $41,000 Benchmark Foundation 213A now at Basin and Barragree in Montana. This guy ranks in the top 10% or better for every measured trait except for milk at 15% and fat at 25%. Lots of muscle in these bulls evident by ribeye measure and calculated lean meat yield.

G A R PROGRESS AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 250’12 DDC (1711601) G A R OBJECTIVE N2080 DDF

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 80 667 1194 EPDs -1.3 57 117 30

PERF

AOD 11

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 96 731 1286 EPDs +0.4 56 112 24

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Reference Sire TC Aberdeen 759 9 Sons & Grandsons Sell

Avg. BW: 75 lbs Avg. 205D: 634 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1130 lbs

Genomic Enhanced AAA-EPDs

BW +0.5 WW +55 YW +101 Milk +25 MARB +0.35 REA +1.27 Fat +0.015

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value $W

ET

80

742 1427 Index

$F

$G

$B

70.58 54.70 34.46 114.09

N Bar emulation ext 849773 amf nhf caf ddf b a r ext traveler 205 979739 Sire: C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 1167526 AMF NHF CAF DDF Bar queen traveler 3015 US 11991303 cra lady Jaye 608 498 s easy us 12559297 G a r sleep easy 1009 810756 amf nhf caf ddf hhf 917 lady 075 498 us 12073226 bon view new design 208 1088254 Dam: tc blackbird 4034 us 148447895 caf tc blackbird 1013 us 13976427 ddf

B/r new design 036 928540 amf nhf caf ddc bon view erica 443 us 11901153 saf fame 808742 amf nhf caf ddf tc blackbird 9032 us 13444158

ABERDEEN was the high-selling bull at the 2007 TC Ranch Production Sale at $77,000 to Lindskov and Thiel. Aberdeen passes on his low birth weight, excellent early growth and great muscling resulting in high yielding cattle. Sons of Aberdeen have topped sales at Lindskov & Thiel, TC Ranch and Elingsons at $ 37,000, $ 30,000 and $ 25,000 respectively. Aberdeen has left us with very useful bulls that can be used on heifers and daughters that are feminine and productive. A son, Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12 has been used extensively at Benchmark and is represented by 7 sons in this sale. They are low birth weight bulls with great growth, balance and breed character and note the lean meat yield on these guys, it is amazing!

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Bulls Sired by TC ABERDEEN 759

15

LOT

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 206’14 Male (ET) BFL 206B

August 11 2014

1827363

Lots 15 and 16 are full brothers to Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12 the sire of Lots 17 through 23. These two bulls can be used on heifers and will leave heifer calves that will make great mother cows.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.39

% IMF 2.96

REA +0.71

REA 1.24

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.12 LMY 66.5

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1485453) TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF

PERF

AOD ET

16

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 74 583 1051 EPDs -0.4 46

YW 90

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 208 AMF CAC NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 1013 DDF

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 G A R EXPECTATION 4915 AMF NHF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 G A R SLEEP EASY 2038

MILK Dam: G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF (1468234) 26

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 209’14 Male (ET) BFL 209B August 12 2014

1827364

Full brother to Lot 15 via our embryo program and a maternal brother to Benchmark Predestined 8301 who has been a mainstay at Benchmark with 174 calves on the registry all by natural service. His daughters are very productive, moderate, functional females and sons have sold well to commercial and purebred breeders alike.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.39

% IMF 5.45

REA +0.71

REA 1.12

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.23 LMY 63.2

G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 dam of Lot 15 and 16 C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1485453) TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 208 AMF CAC NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 1013 DDF

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 Dam: G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF (1468234) G A R EXPECTATION 4915 AMF NHF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 G A R SLEEP EASY 2038

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 636 1109 EPDs -0.4 46

YW

MILK

90

26

11 11


Bulls Sired by BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12

17

LOT

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 192’14 Male (TW) BFL 192B

August 01 2014

1812473

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF THOMAS LUCY 0775 Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 0155 (1565956) B C C BUSHWACKER 41-93 AMF CAF NHF DDF BIG COUNTRY RITA 3P AMF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 51 642 1102 EPDs +1.5 43

18

LOT

PERF

YW

MILK

80

27

August 01 2014

1812474

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 0155 (1565956) BIG COUNTRY RITA 3P AMF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 B C C BUSHWACKER 41-93 AMF CAF NHF DDF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

4

51

609 1126 EPDs +1.5 43

80

27

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 3.03

REA +0.62

REA 1.03

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.11 LMY 65.6

Lot 17 and 18 are twins from a daughter sired by Royal Predestined DRCC 8020U the largest REA measured bull ever at Royal Dunford.

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 193’14 Male (TW) BFL 193B

CARCASS EPDs

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 3.08

REA +0.62

REA 1.25

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.10

Twin to Lot 17. Note the Bushwacker Bull on the bottom side, he was very well accepted in the early 2000’s. Very little fat on these guys and check out the yield!

“Our ranch has a long history using Benchmark Angus bulls. The Muntons have been a pleasure to deal with and their product suits our program to a tee.” Phil Rowland & family High River/Longview, AB

12

LMY 68.1


Bulls Sired by BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12

19

LOT

PERF

AOD 5

20

LOT

PERF

AOD 5

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 197’14 Male

BFL 197B

August 6 2014

1812477

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 9256 (1535988) BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 4189

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF STEVENSON AMBUSH 9731 ALCAN BARD ROSE 155

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 76 657 1185 EPDs -1.9 43

YW

MILK

83

22

August 26 2014

1819795

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 9281 (1536004) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 2135M

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 878 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 0866

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 82 649 1139 EPDs -0.6 39

YW

MILK

75

25

ACTUAL

MARB +0.44

% IMF 2.88

REA +0.60

REA 1.21

Fat -0.012

Rib Fat 0.20 LMY 65.9

A Next Step from Bard Rose 9256 serves at Dan Skidmore’s with a daughter in the herd. Note Stevenson Ambush 9731 the first of several bulls we have used from the Stevenson’s.

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 231’14 Male BFL 231B

CARCASS EPDs

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.57

% IMF 3.73

REA +0.39

REA 1.09

Fat -0.012

Rib Fat 0.16 LMY 64.3

Lucy 9281 has Next Step and Daybreak Daughters at Benchmark.

“I have been buying bulls from Benchmark Angus for over 4 years now. They are very, very good! Whenever there has been an issue, Doug and Mike never argued, they just took care of it without question. We have become good friends over the years. I like what they are doing with their genetics like feed conversion and longevity … top of the breeding line!” Ike Wipf, Rosetown Farming Ltd., Rosetown, SK

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Bulls Sired by BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12

21

LOT

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 238’14 Male BFL 238B

September 01 2014

1819801

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

S A NEUTRON 377 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212 (1243196) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

S A F NEUTRON AMF CAF NHF DDF S A QUEEN SUSAN 102 SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 4.72

REA +0.69

REA 1.18

Fat +.014

Rib Fat 0.16 LMY 65.1

TIBBIE D 4212 is designated Premier Elite by the Canadian Angus Assoc. She has a son at Forty Mile Grazing and three daughters at Benchmark. Note the donor cow Tibbie D of Alcan 145 on the bottom side.

22

LOT

PERF

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 76 575 1092 EPDs -1.7 38

AOD 10

Male LAA 250B

September 10 2014

The Next Step females get the job done and they are so very moderate and are very easy keepers. We wish we had more!

24

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

PERF

AOD 3

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.53

% IMF 3.25

REA +0.44

REA 1.14

Fat -.011

Rib Fat 0.24 LMY 61.9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 720 1199 EPDs +1.7 50

YW

MILK

89

22

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 252’14 Male

BFL 252B

September 12 2014

1819815

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 940 (1499451) BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6152

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF B/R PRECISE 242 AMF LAVENDER LADY OF ALCAN 31

Note the Bill Rishel Bull B/R Precise 242 that we brought up from Nebraska a dozen years ago.

14

78

1819813

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 188’11 (1618177) G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 959 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6176

23

MILK

BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 250’14 TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK ABERDEEN 188’12 (1712517) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

LOT

YW

PERF

AOD 5

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.50

% IMF 3.63

REA +0.55

REA 1.20

Fat -.007

Rib Fat 0.24

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 100 634 1167 EPDs +3.4 44

LMY 61.9

YW

MILK

85

23


Reference Sire Triara Made to Order 366Y 8 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 88 lbs. Avg. 205D: 670 lbs. Avg 365 D 1,152 lbs

Genomic Enhanced AAA-EPDs

BW +2.0 WW +48 YW +101 Milk +34 MARB +0.27 REA +0.50 Fat +0.053

PERF

AOD 5

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F Index 50.85 52.72 11.74 134.31 82 N/A N/A

CONNEALY LEAD ON AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF CONNEALY ONWARD AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF Sire: SITZ UPWARD 307R 1385926 AMF NHF CAF DMF DDF ALTUNE OF CONANGA 6104 SITZ VALUE 7097 NHF CAF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 1370 RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 NHF CAF AMC Dam: RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 1433586 AMF RBF ROTA 4TV7 6V18 8180

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF G A R PRECISION 2536 205 NHF CAF AMC SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF NHF CAF DDF RITA 6V18 OF OM29 692

We purchased Made to Order out of the Triara Genetics 2011 Fall Production Sale. Made to Order is sired by the ever popular Sitz Upward 307R out of a very complete dam featuring Traveler 205, G A R Precision 2536 and Sitz Traveler 8180. Made to Order ranks in the top 1% for Milk and Total Maternal, top 8% for Yearling Weight, top 9% for Carcass Weight, top 10% for REA and top 30% for Weaning Weight. The sons of Made to Order will add a touch of frame and pounds to your calf crop.

Benchmark Made To Order 16’14 Sold to 40 Mile Grazing for $12,000

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Bulls Sired by Triara Made to Order 366Y

24

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 174’14

LOT

Male BFL 174B

April 19 2014

1779863

CARCASS EPDs

25

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 199’14

LOT

Male BFL 199B

August 07 2014

1812479

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.46

% IMF 3.03

MARB +0.30

% IMF 3.65

REA +0.34

REA 0.88

REA +0.24

REA 0.99

Fat +.048

Rib Fat 0.09

Fat +.036

Rib Fat 0.14

LMY -

LMY 65.5

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK COUNTESS 9175 (1499371) BENCHMARK COUNTESS 70056

GARDENS PRIME STAR AMF CAF NHF DDF GREEN GARDEN BLKBD D17 S1 BASIN PRIME CUT 080M ALCAN COUNTESS 181

N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF NHF DDF B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF B A R QUEEN TRAVELER 3015 Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9118 (1514907) K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 768 MVF TIBBIE 80J

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 95 690 988 EPDs +2.4 44

YW

MILK

82

29

A Made To Order from a Prime Star daughter who has a Next Step Daughter in the herd.

26

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 212’14

LOT

Male BFL 212B

August 13 2014

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 79 700 1245 EPDs -0.8 44

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.36

YW

MILK

84

34

A full sister to Lot 25 has just calved at Benchmark and a maternal brother is at Ron Wolfaters. Love the Birth Weight and Weaning and Yearling Weights on this guy.

27

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 223’14

LOT

1812490

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

Male BFL 223B

August 20 2014

1812499

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 3.44

MARB +0.31

% IMF 3.50

REA +0.32

REA 1.18

REA +0.49

REA 1.18

Fat +.049

Rib Fat 0.18

Fat +.038

Rib Fat 0.28

LMY 65.8

LMY 61.6

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXT 916 AMF Dam: FORBESVIEW LUCY 215R (1291145) B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC TOEBBEN MISS LUCY 1086 WOMACKS MISS LUCY 477

WHITE OAK PRECISE 6002 AMC CAF NHC DDF B/R PRECISE 242 AMF B/R KILDONAN ERICA 992 Dam: BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 7246 NHF (1417002) GARDENS PRIME TIME AMF CAF NHF CROWFOOT LOVEMERE R 9141 GLADWALL LOVEMERE R 7406

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 88

WW

621 1203 EPDs +0.9 48

YW 98

MILK 30

The 215R dam has a daughter in the Benchmark herd that is Elite and sons at Granum Colony and Chin Ridge.

16

PERF

AOD 7

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 85

WW

YW

MILK

590 1064 EPDs +0.8 36

73

23

Two maternal sisters retained at Benchmark.


Bulls Sired by Triara Made to Order 366Y

28

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 224’14

LOT

Male BFL 224B

August 20 2014

CARCASS EPDs

29

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 234’14

LOT

1812500

Male BFL 234B

August 27 2014

1819797

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.39

% IMF 2.81

MARB +0.49

% IMF 2.65

REA +0.26

REA 1.21

REA +0.40

REA 1.16

Fat +.032

Rib Fat 0.16

Fat +.030

Rib Fat 0.20 LMY 63.6

LMY 66.1

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

BENCHMARK NEW DESIGN 4211 Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 7172 (1380185) THOMAS ESTER 0190

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC TIBBIE O OF ALCAN 1105 PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 215’11 (1649541) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 494 AMF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST BLACKBIRD 145G

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 87 719 1171 EPDs +0.6 41

YW

MILK

76

30

The dam has been a real producer with two daughters in the herd and sons at PFRA, Earl Ranches and Seven Persons Grazing. Ester 0190 was a donor at Benchmark with 32 calves evaluated. Great Ribeye and Yield on the actual scan.

30

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 240’14

LOT

Male BFL 240B

September 02 2014

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 660 1150 EPDs +1.8 51

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.46

AOD

31

Male BFL 247B

September 09 2014

5

87

1819810 ACTUAL

% IMF 3.94

MARB +0.35

% IMF 2.69

REA +0.42

REA 1.12

REA +0.57

REA 1.13

Fat +.033

Rib Fat 0.21

Fat +0.037

Rib Fat 0.15 LMY 64.7

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF LCOC ISABELLA RG767

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

26

CARCASS EPDs

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

PERF

94

BENCHMARK MADE TO ORDER 247’14

LMY 62.9

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ISABELLA 9304 (1537587) LCOC ISABELLA TG112

MILK

From a daughter by Catalyst and note the much used TC Freedom 104 who shows 7,757 head analysed.

LOT

1819803

YW

WW

648 1138 EPDs +0.8 42

YW 82

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 213’11 (1649538) S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004 DMF DWF AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF BENCHMARK QUEEN 935 AMF NHF RIVERBEND RITA R001

MILK 33

These Made To Order sons will add milk to those replacement females with above average carcass and growth attributes with better than average calving ease. They will move your program in the right direction.

PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 97

WW

YW

MILK

737 1260 EPDs +4.5 57

105

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This guy will add pounds to his calves and milk to his daughters and his steers will yield and grade.

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Reference Sire G A R New Design 5050 1 Son Sells

Avg. BW: 96 lbs. Avg. 205D: 510 lbs. Avg 365 D 1,089 lbs

Genomic Enhanced AAA-EPDs

BW +0.5 WW +55 YW +105 Milk +34 MARB +0.88 REA +1.15 Fat +0.002

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 96 510 1089 Index 69.86 79.23 52.45 129.37

V D A R NEW TREND 315 AMF NHF CAF DDF Sire: B/R NEW DESIGN 036 928540 AMF NHF CAF DDC B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76

A A R NEW TREND V D A R LUCY 704 K & K TOP GUN QLC A70 BLKCP EMPRESS E43T

G A R PRECISION 1680 NHC AMC Dam: G A R PRECISION 706 US12716497 AMF NHC G AR EXT 2114

TEHAMA BANDO 155 AMF NHF CAF DDF 9J9 G A R 856 NHF NBAR EMULATION EXT AMF NHF CAF DDF G A R SCOTCH CAP 867

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5050 is a bull that does so many things right. He calves easy, his calves are long bodied and deep ribbed and grow fast. His offspring upon ultrasound or on the rail are the rigid right kind and his daughters, near 3,000 of them are fertile feminine females that bring in the heaviest calves. Beside all the above the trait you appreciate the most is his temperament with a docility score at the very top. Lot 32 by 5050 from our donor Everelda cow is one to own. There is power in the blood!

BENCHMARK JACKPOT 219’14

Male (ET)

BFL 219B

August 17 2014

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC Sire: G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC (1492338) G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC

1827246

V D A R NEW TREND 315 AMF CAF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76 G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R EXT 2114

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.84

% IMF 3.22

REA +0.95

REA 1.33

Rib Fat Fat 0.20 +0.015 G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF W C C BLACKCAP C9 LMY Dam: C F EVERELDA ENTENSE 1903 AMF NHF (1221720) V D A R VISION 243 66.2 C O EVERELDA ENTENSE 9060 SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 1905 Take a peek at Lot 14. We really like this embryo calf by 5050, the very AOD BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK popular Select Sires roster sire. Theses genetics are tried and proven. You PERF won’t go wrong on this guy and again 31 ET 95 612 1184 EPDs +0.5 45 93 check out the Ribeye and LMY.

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Reference Sire G A R Baseline AB297 2 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 83 lbs. Avg. 205D: 690 lbs. Avg 365 D 1,142 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +0.9 WW +72 YW +131 Milk +36 MARB +1.09 REA +1.42 Fat -0.04

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 62 781 1227 Index 79.02 86.12 50.42 143.27

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

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

Baseline was our pick at the Gardiner 2013 Fall Bull Sale. His mother by Objective is a valued donor for Nick Hull’s Blackstone Cattle, in Wisconsin. Note the granddam by the breed legend Grid Maker, he out of the highest dollar producing cow ever 2536. There is power in the genetics of these cattle. He has developed beyond our expectations with now 68 calves born at Benchmark. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs place him in the top 1% for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye, CW, Marbling and Fat, while in the top 15% for Birth Weight. Is there another bull on the registry that can match Baseline? Please let us know, we’d like to be using him. Baseline not only leads in all measurable numerics but also is docile as can be and his first heifer calves surely look the part. Baseline arrived late in the season so we only had a few calves the fall of 2014 and we present two of the bull calves for your appraisal.

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Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB 297

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 244’14 Male BFL 244B

September 06 2014

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

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

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 236’12 (1709492) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF S A NEUTRON 377 AMF CAF TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

PERF

Note the granddam here is Elite and dam of Lot 21. The sire, G A R Baseline AB 297 is getting lots of use at Benchmark after evaluating his first calves. These 5050 cattle are as docile as you will find.

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LOT

1819807

AOD 2

ACTUAL

MARB +0.59

% IMF 3.79

REA +0.94

REA 1.22

Fat -.021

Rib Fat 0.16 LMY 63.6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 692 1084 EPDs +2.9 61

YW

MILK

96

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BENCHMARK BASELINE 253’14 Male BFL 253B

September 12 2014

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

1819816

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDAENTENSE 248Z (1709502) TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF C F EVERELDA ENTENSE 1903 AMF NHF C O EVERELDA ENTENSE 9060

We got Baseline AB 297 late in 2013 so had very few calves in 2013, but have over 60 in 2015. They are very good. He, himself, ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA, CW, Marbling, and Fat and in the top 15% for BW! Haven’t found one to number better. 253’14 is from a very well bred dam featuring Catalyst and the donor cow C F Everelda Entense 1903.

Benchmark eef Your Carcass Source B

Out of the problems that BSE inflicted on the cattle industry, we began our meat business, Benchmark Beef Inc. As you all remember, it was near impossible to get animals harvested unless you were a big player. We decided during that trying time period to harvest and merchandise our own beef. To begin with we fed and then merchandised our own purebred cattle that we didn’t sell as breeding stock and today have expanded to merchandising our bull customers’ cattle as well. Mike was able to “pedal meat’ restaurant to restaurant in the beginning to now being the exclusive supplier to certain restaurants in Lethbridge. We have now evolved to having our own retail meat shop. BBI employs our own full time meat cutter (butcher) and our retail and wholesale business continues to grow.

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CARCASS EPDs

PERF

AOD 2

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.22

% IMF 3.76

REA +1.00

REA 1.36

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.16 LMY 65.5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 80 688 1199 EPDs +0.5 57 112 34

B

We are forever grateful to those local people who gave us a chance by trying our product. We count Mocha Cabana, Top’s Pizza, Pop’s Pub, Sisters, D’s Catering, Premium Sausage, Nutter’s Natural Foods, Alberta Meat & Grocery and our relationship with the baseball fraternity among others as our valued customers. It is one thing to talk carcass cattle. It is another to actually practice, “Pasture to Plate.” It has not been easy but we have learned so much over the last years and the primary thing we learned is that there are cattle that make the grade and for sure there are cattle that don’t.


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

EPDs: • allow breeders to estimate a young animal’s breeding value - that animal’s value as a parent • allow a fair comparison of breeding value by removing environmental bias such as climate, feed and special management • the best tool available to compare animals between herds, countries and year of birth • help breeders make informed decisions regarding breeding stock selection by evaluating numerous traits such as growth-related traits (BW, WW, YW, Milk), Carcass (REA, FAT, %IMF, etc.) and reproductive efficiency (CE, MCE, SC) • estimate the group performance of one parent compared to the group performance of another parent, assuming similar mates. To evaluate seed stock, use EPDs, pedigree and visual assessment. With EPDs, the concept of “intermediate optimums” works best. Selection for one trait or for extremes generally results in unexpected consequences due to genetic correlations - for example, intense selection for high yearling weight will generally increase birth weight.  Successful cattle breeding requires a thoughtful and balanced approach to optimize fertility, growth and carcass merit while improved profitability and efficiency.

With all the data that comes with each bull, I’m sure at times it must be overwhelming. In order to use body composition EPDs of ultrasound data to their full potential, a breeder must have an understanding of the ultrasound terminology. Several of the ultrasound measurements are comparable to the familiar carcass measurements. The data is simply collected on yearling bulls and heifers instead of market ready steers. Take a step back from looking at the numbers and become comfortable with the terminology. Rib Fat: An external fat measurement taken between the 12th and 13th rib - the location a carcass would be split into quarters in the cooler reported in inches. Rib fat is the main factor in the USDA Yield Grade Equation. Ribeye area (REA): An area measurement of the longissimus dorsi, or ribeye muscle - reported in square inches. This image tends to be the most difficult to collect and requires the most highly skilled interpreting technician. Both the rib fat and ribeye area measurements are taken from the same image. The REA score is reported as sq. in. per 100 lbs. of body weight. Rump Fat: An external fat measurement taken from an image collected between the hooks and the pins of the animal, reported in inches. The rump fat measurement coupled with the rib fat measurement, is used to determine more accurately the overall external body fat, enhancing the accuracy of predicting percent retail product (PRP). In most

cases, an animal will exhibit more fat over the rump than the rib due to physiological process of “laying on fat.” Therefore, more variation is often displayed in the rump fat measurements of a contemporary group than the rib fat. This image is highly repeatable and is the least difficult to collect or interpret. intramuscular fat (%imf): This measurement determines the amount of fat within the muscle (similar to marbling) and is reported in “%.” This measurement should be collected when cattle are maintaining a high level of nutrition. The field technician collects four images and the values generated by the interpreting software are averaged for an overall %IMF. The Angus Associations, both AAA and CAA have adopted the CUP (Centralized Ultrasound Processing) Program for Ultrasounding Carcass Data and are using this information for formulating Carcass EPDs. This is the 17th year we have provided ultrasound measurements as taken by certified technicians. We feel it is very important that you, our valued customer, know what is under the hide as that really does determine value. It has been determined through many studies that carcass traits are highly heritable and that feeding has only marginal effect on the resulting carcass - genetics determine carcass quality!

FALL 2015 ANGUS EPD AVERAGES FOR ALL CALVES BORN IN 2014 Black Angus BW: +2.4 WW: +44 YW: +79 Milk: +19 REA: +.27 Marb: +0.41 Fat: +0.018 Red Angus BW: -0.1 WW: +53 YW: +79 Milk: +17 REA: +.04 Marb: +0.30 Fat: -0.012

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Reference Sire Benchmark Midland 753 7 Heifers Sell

Genomic Enhanced

AAA-EPDs

BW 1.0 WW +47 YW +91 Milk +18 MARB +0.07 REA +0.37 Fat +0.011

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value $W

ET

ET

610 1124

$F

$G

$B

Index 39.44 61.96 13.72 85.64

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC Sire: BR MIDLAND 1178822 AMF NHF CAF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19

G A R PRECISION 1680 NHC AMC W C C BLACKCAP C9 S A F NEUTRON AMF NHF CAF SAF ROYAL LASS 7036

TC FREEDOM 104 CAF AMF NHF Dam: PF 104 RUGH 3131 1404756 EXAR RUTH 1233

CONNEALY FOREFRONT AMF NHF CAF T C RUBY 9095 CAF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF NHF CAF SHADY BROOK RUTH 284G

Midland 753 is sired by BR Midland, the $202,000 bull out of the Midland Bull Test who is now owned by Whitestone Krebs and Express Ranches. He is a proven calving ease sire with good carcass numbers and has 6,671 daughters on the registry. He has sired numerous champions throughout North America. The mother of Midland 753 was a donor at Pollard Farms and is sired by the ever popular TC Freedom 104 out of a 1407 daughter bred at Express. Note the 248G cow is by a son of 6807 from the great Sitz Everelda Entense 1137. Angus breeding at its best. Midland has been Zoetis 50 K tested and carries a top 1% rating for Residual Feed Intake which is the difference between an animal’s measured feed intake and its expected feed requirements for maintenance and growth. We are not aware of any bull that is ranked this high. Midland sired our high-selling black bull in Sale XVII 2013 to Rod Nelson Farms.

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Benchmark Midland 81’12 Lot 21, Sale XVII, sold to Rod Nelson Farms.


Females Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

35

LOT

BENCHMARK SALLY 5’15

Female

BFL 5C

January 26 2015

1834805

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) PF 104 RUTH 3131

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK SALLY 155’11 (1618332) BENCHMARK SALLY 8197

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF SUPERB 410H LASS

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.16 REA +0.29 Fat -.002

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . A maternal sister by Ingenuity will calve spring 2016 at Benchmark.  These calendar year heifers had a hot very dry summer yet Lot 35 came off her mother Sept 28 at 700 lbs

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PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs -1.3 40 70 607 -

BENCHMARK LUCY 6’15

Female

BFL 6C

January 27 2015

1834806

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) PF 104 RUTH 3131

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 09 (1565870) BENCHMARK LUCY 895

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LUCY 4228

YW

MILK

81

22

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.14 REA +0.41 Fat +.007

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A .

Lucy 09 had a real good Next Step at Ron Wolfater’s and a Daybreak Daughter in the herd. Actual weaning weight September 28 at 675 lbs.

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LOT

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +1.9 46 87 581 -

BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 7’15

Female

BFL 7C

January 29 2015

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) PF 104 RUTH 3131

1834808

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 090 (1565909) K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 768 MVF TIBBIE 80J

YW

MILK

80

23

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.27 REA +0.24 Fat +.004

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . PERF

A maternal sister is at Benchmark and John Schooten & Sons have a Catalyst son of 090 at work.

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +1.6 48 83 584 -

YW

MILK

86

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Females Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

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LOT

BENCHMARK LASSIE 11’15 Female

BFL 11C February 01 2015

1834811

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.14 REA +0.56 Fat -.016

G D A R TRAVELER 044 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 2536 AMC NHF HAPPYVALE HI TECH 84D KASTLE MTN LASSIE 35’89

G A R GRID MAKER AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 688 (1348677) BENCHMARK LASSIE 850

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A .

Sons of Lassie 688 work for Ron Maufort and Red Acres. Midland 753 sired our High Selling Bull to Rod Nelson in Sale XV11

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PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +1.4 44 80 586 -

BENCHMARK LUCY 23’15

Female

BFL 23C February 06 2015

1834817

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233

YW

MILK

81

14

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.29 REA +0.37 Fat -.003

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 0131 (1565933) G A R US PREMIUM BEEF AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LUCY 769 ROYAL LUCY DRCC 3014N

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . Daughters from Lucy 0131 work at Benchmark & Pine Haven Colony. On the bottom side note 3014N as thick and deep a cow as we have ever owned. Actual weaning weight September 28 at 680 lbs

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LOT

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +2.3 47 87 607 -

BENCHMARK LADY T 24’15

Female

BFL 24C February 06 2015

1834327

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233

YW

MILK

84

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CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.33 REA +0.14 Fat -.009

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY T 9134 (1499472) STEVENSON AMBUSH 9731 BENCHMARK LADY T 6144 IRON SPRING JOHN HENRY MARSHA

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A .

The dam here is Elite with four calves rationing at 106 with a full sister to Lot 40 retained at Benchmark.

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PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +2.8 50 91 607 -

YW

MILK

85

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Females Sired by Triara Made To Order

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LOT

Bull stats on page 15

BENCHMARK LUCY 46’15

Female

BFL 46C

February 13 2015

CARCASS EPDs

1834836

MARB +0.38

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180 STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 797 (1372292) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 5059R

REA +0.39

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 9056

Fat +.050

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . A full brother works at Rob and Audrey Taylor’s. On the bottom side note 5059R a cow serving in our fall program now past 10 years. The Made To Order Daughters really milk and bring home big soggy calves.

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LOT

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +1.6 41 81 604 -

YW

MILK

84

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BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 94’15 Female

LAA 94C

February 24 2015

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y (1613766) RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF

CARCASS EPDs

1836828

MARB +0.30

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M RITO 2A63 OF 2536 205 AMC CAF NHF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180

REA +0.44 Fat +.031

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 037 (1565618) G A R EXT 704 AMF LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 866 NHF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6136

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . PERF

A Catalyst son from Lady 037 serves for Linda & Lee Baynton

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW EPDs +1.3 45 82 640 -

YW

MILK

85

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“Excellent Bulls! Excellent people! Excellent service! And a superb meal at the sale!” Richard Hiebert, Heibert Farms, Gem, AB.

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Females Sired by A A R TEN X 7008

43

LOT

Bull stats on page 7

BENCHMARK BARBARA 41’15 Female

BFL 41C

February 11 2015

1834829

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) MYTTY COUNTESS 906 S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK BARBARA 9149

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 88’13 (1741639) BENCHMARK BARBARA 94’11

CARCASS EPDs MARB +1.57 REA +0.58 Fat +.008

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A . The A011 heifers are near perfect in their make-up and their production speaks for itself. This is a keeper with genetics that will certainly get the job done.

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LOT

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK EPDs -1.2 54 108 26 73 641 -

Benchmark Lucy 63’15

Female

LAA 63C

February 17 2015

1834845

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF NHF DDF (1700255) MYTTY COUNTESS 906 S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 98’13 (1741645) BENCHMARK LUCY 54’11

G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK LUCY 97 NHF

CARCASS EPDs MARB +1.67 REA +0.54 Fat +.017

SALE ATTRACTION!!! 5 Straws of Semen goes with each heifer. Your choice of Benchmark Micah 247’13, G A R Prophet AO11 or Benchmark Foundation 213A .

Three-quarter sister to Lot 43. These heifers will make terrific cows.

PERF

AOD 2

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“Our cattle run in the foothills so we need structurally sound, easy fleshing cattle that weigh up well in the fall but still provide a maternal base. Benchmark has hit the mark for us. Mike and Doug stand behind their bulls and have been great breeders to work with!” Barbero Ranch Beaver Mines, Alberta Brent and Gloria Barbero

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Other information... Canadian Elite Cow:

Premier Dam Criteria:

has a minimum of five calves, four of which must be registered, to determine her regularity of calving and ability to consistently produce calves with a superior weaning weight year after year, display early puberty, breeding and early calving, followed by regularity of calving and high performance offspring. The Canadian Angus Elite Cow Report identifies superior cows in the Canadian Angus herd book.

calves that are registered and have weaning weight ratio that averages over 105. 6. The cow’s calf must be in a contemporary group with no less than 10 herd mates to determine the weaning weight ratio. 7. Once a cow is designated an Elite Cow, she is always an Elite Cow, however she will not be published in a year where she does not meet the above criteria.

Canadian Elite Cow Criteria:

Time to sell your calves or yearling?

1. The cow must be enrolled in the Canadian Angus Performance Program. 2. The cow must have a calf with a 205-day weight recorded with in the past 18 months. 3. The cow must have her first calf within 1000 days of her date of birth. 4. The cow must maintain a regular calving interval, calving within 395 days consecutively. 5. The cow must have four consecutive natural born

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1. The cow must be enrolled in the Canadian Angus Performance Program. 2. The cow must have a calf with a 205-day weight recorded within the past 18 months 3. The cow must have her first calf within 1000 days of her date of birth. 4. The cow must maintain a regular calving interval, calving within 395 days consecutively. 5. The cow must have consecutive natural born calves that are registered. 6. The cow’s four calves must have Weaning Weight EPDs that are above breed average and have an accuracy of over 25%. 7. The cow must have at least 2 registered grand calves. 8. Once a cow is designated a Premier Cow, she is always a Premier Cow, however she will not be published in a year where she does not meet the above criteria.

Shipping

Accidents

Assistance will be given in making shipment after the sale but no risk is assumed by Balog Auction Services Ltd., or the seller. Expenses incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchasers are requested to furnish shipping instructions when making settlement. Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the buyer, including duty, brokerage fees, etc.

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

Do you sell your calves the same old way every year? Do you pay good money for bulls and heifers but fail to capitalize on your genetic investment? Let us help! Give us a call before you sell your calves or yearlings. Now more than ever before we can help generate a premium for your feeder cattle. We have buyers looking for Benchmark-sired cattle. Take advantage of the data, pedigree, EPD and ultrasound information provided on every bull selling and give us a call before you sell. Buy a Benchmark Bull and we

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

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

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

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

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

Breeder’s Guarantee

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

Thank you!

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

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

...to all who participated in the sale in any way. Your support is greatly appreciated. We wish you success with your purchases and remind you that we are here “for the long haul and if you have any questions or concerns, we are only a phone call away.

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