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Online Auction Concluding

November 30th, 2016 7:00pm MST

4th Annual Fall

Genetics Plus

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Dear Cattlemen and Friends: Welcome to this, our first on-line cattle sale. You might ask why on-line? Well, we thought long and hard about how to best allow our customers an experience of buying cattle at a more leisure pace and without having to be away from home. They can visit the ranch and view the cattle at will and then sit at their computers at home and bid on-line. We trust you will enjoy the buying experience. If you have any questions at all, do contact us. I’m writing this greeting on Thanksgiving Day and we do have so much to be thankful for. As one gets on in years, I think we appreciate more and more our freedoms and the way of life that we have been blessed with. We are truly grateful for all the blessings that have come our way. This fall sale features 26 bulls born August and September of 2015, 12 bred heifers born spring of 2015 and 9 heifer calves born spring of 2016. The bulls and bred heifers have been ultrasounded for rib eye, marbling, rib fat and rump fat, all have been through the Grow Safe System with the bulls i50k tested as well. You can buy these breeding pieces with the utmost confidence knowing every piece of information possible is available to you. The heifer calves feature a cross-section of our breeding program. On each female selling, we will provide three straws of semen on any of the bulls that we have semen on for use on the females purchased. These include GAR Prophet, GAR Prophet A011, WR Journey, GAR Baseline, GAR End Point, GAR Innovation, Benchmark Premium 2’15, Benchmark Foundation,

Benchmark Micah, as well as some ‘oldie goldies’ like N Bar Emulation EXT, Rockin D Ambush 1531 and others. This summer has brought devastation to the feedlot industry and this fall will see primary producers realizing approximately $500 less per calf than a year ago. Western Feedlots announced they are closing their doors and there are others just hanging on. Our industry is in precarious times! At Benchmark® we continue to preach and manage for efficiency. If we can get a little more weaning weight out of the cows, a little better gain in the feedlot, a better grade and yield at harvest, a better preg rate, less death loss, we are on it. And now with our Grow Safe system we are about selecting for more efficient cattle. Feed represents as much as 75% of all production costs, so we have to get more efficient. What will the 2017 calves be worth? Likely less than 2016 calves. So we have to do everything possible to produce more pounds with better quality at less cost. We believe Benchmark® can deliver on helping you be more profitable. We appreciate each one of you and send a big thank you for your business and friendships. Let us know what you think of our on-line endeavour. Trust you have had a good year and we wish you all a very blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2017.

The Munton Family...

The Ranch Crew...

Dale, Laura, Hannah, Levi & Rebakah Fehr

Sincerely,

Mike & Doug Munton

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

Shane Whiteman

406-366-0688 / 403-795-0262

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4th Annual Fall

Benchmark® Angus

GeneticsBullPlus & Heifer Sale

November 30, 2016 ~ 7pm MST Online Sale, Closeout to start at 7PM On Offer…

Auction Guidelines

26 Black Angus Fall Born Yearling Bulls 12 Black Angus Spring Born Bred Heifers 9 Black Angus Spring Born Heifer Calves

How To Participate

Sale Day Phones…

Mike Munton........................................ 403-394-4903 Doug Munton....................................... 403-892-4755 Shane Whiteman................................. 406-366-0688 /403-795-0262

How the auction works

Wintering Policy – Post Sale… Free feed until December 31, 2016. Feed at $2 per day, thereafter. Cattle left at the Ranch MUST be insured.

Bred Heifers Pregnancy Checked by Ultrasound

Calving Performance and EPD legend… AOD…..Age of Dam BW……Actual Birth Weight 205D…205 Day Weight 365D…365 Day Weight Updated weights and Scrotal measurements at www.benchmarkangus.com

Benchmark Angus

• In order to participate in the online auction you will need to pre-register and obtain a buyer number. • To do this, go to the Live Auctions website, www.liveauctions.tv, and select Benchmark Online Sale • After logging in the buyer registration form should pop up automatically. If it doesn’t there is a link you can select that says “register for a buyer number.” • We recommend that you register for a buyer number the day before the closing of the sale.

CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat

RFI EPDs

Lethbridge HW

Y4

RFI ACTUAL

Benchmark Ranch

3 miles west

Warner 2 miles south

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

LMY

See page 4 for explanations on Carcass Ultrasound and EPD information.

• Once you have a username and have received a buyer number then you are ready to bid. You will see a screen that is unique to your user ID. • There will be a list containing the sale lots. If you click on a lot, the video clip or photo will be displayed to the right. The next bid, current price, proxy bid and manual bid buttons will be displayed below the video area. This page will react to your bids by stating, “you are in” or “you are out”. • No one else will be able to see your bid – that data is not accessible to the public. • Each time you login, the auction screen will display your personal bidding information. Your auction screen is unique and private displaying your activity to you only. • Remember that you must have the lot that you are bidding on selected. This is where it tells you if you are in or out. It is here where you can also see your proxy bid settings (as applicable). 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

View/Bid Live on the Internet:

www.Liveauctions.tv

call Brad Fahrmeier for details: (816) 392-9241 or Jessy Milne-Smith (613) 229-1073

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EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCES (EPDs) 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 #1 Growth Related Traits  (WW, YW, CW, Milk) weaning weight (wW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to other sires. Yearling weight (YW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to other sires. MILK Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of the milking ability in a sire’s daughters, representing the difference in weaning weights of calves due to the amount of milk produced by their mothers. Total Materal (TM) Combines the Weaning Weight and Milk EPD;s with half of the WW EPD added to the Milk EPD. carcass weight (cw) is expressed in pounds predicting the differences in the average carcass weight of sires progeny. #2  Reproductive Related Traits (BW, CE, MCE, SC, HPG, Stay)  Birth Weight (BW) expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeney compared to other sires. Calving ease (CE) the average difference in ease with

which a sire’s calves will be born when he is bred to first calf heifers, a higher number indicates a higher probablity that his calves will be born unassisted. Maternal Calving Ease (MCE) Predicting the average calving ease with which a sire’s first calf heifers will calv when compared to daughters of other sires.. scrotal circumference (SC) Expressed in cm, is a predictor of the difference in transmitting ability for scrotal size compared to other sires. heifer pregnancy (Hpg) is a predictor of the percent probability in a bull’s daughter’s ability to conceive and calve as two year olds. stayability (Stay) is the percent probability of daughters staying in production to at least six year of age. # 3 Carcass Related Traits (Fat , REA, % IMF) 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 18th 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!

Watch for the 21st Annual ‘Makin the Grade’ Bull Sale April 4th , 2017

FALL 2016 Angus EPD Averages for all calves born in 2015 Black Angus

BW +2.2

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WW +43

YW +77

Milk +19

CE REA +3.3 +0.32

Marb Fat +0.37 +0.016


Reference Sire G A R Baseline AB297 12 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 205D: 673 lbs Avg 365D: 1,074 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -1.4 WW +63 YW +118 Milk +29 MARB +0.66 REA +1.33 Fat -0.023

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 62 781 1227 Index 66.65 82.27 48.27 143.40

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 133 calves born at Benchmark. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs place him in the top 1% for YW, TM, CE, MCE and Ribeye, in the top 2% for BW, WW, Milk, the top 3% for CW, the top 6% for Fat and top 10% for marbling, 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 daughters surely look the part.

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G A RProphet Baseline Bulls Sired by GAR

1

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 199’15 Male BFL 199C August 9, 2015

1879335

We sampled Substance a couple years back and he left us some very useful females. This son of Baseline scanned an impressive LMY at 66%. Lot 1 ranks in the top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and top 20% for Marbling. No single trait selection here, he has it all.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.53

% IMF 4.09

REA +0.77

REA 1.11

Fat +0.006

Rib Fat 0.13

RFI EPDs

LMY 66

+0.13

RFI ACTUAL

0.00

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

3

90

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

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

BENFIELD SUBSTANCE 8506 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 208’12 (1711427) BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 0190

H A IMAGE MAKER 0415 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENFIELD EDELLA 1105 BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 7246 NHF

2

LOT

YW

MILK

685 1087 EPDs +0.3 58

108

25

Benchmark Baseline 200’15 Male BFL 200C August 10, 2015

1879338

Tibbie D 8258 is Elite as designated by the Canadian Angus Association with 4 calves having a weaning ratio of 106 with her dam used for donor purposes. Great genetics in the dam of Lot 2. Baseline 200’15 ranks in the top 15% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, MCE, REA, CW & Marbling. Again, a bull that covers all the bases.

PERF

AOD 7

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.59

REA +0.90

REA 1.23

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.20

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.6

+0.35

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 100 654 1078 EPDs +1.8 53

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

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 8258 (1485359) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J

66

WW

RFI ACTUAL

0.93

YW

MILK

98

28


Bulls Sired by G A R Baseline

3

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 202’15 Male BFL 202C

August 11, 2015

1886399

Be sure to note the management on these fall calves. Born mid August and weaned mid March. No green grass and no creep, and yet here is a 734 lbs. 205D weaning weight. This guy really does it all. Top 3% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, CE, MCE, REA, Marb and Fat and top 10% for CW. Buy them for what they will do for you.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.71

% IMF 4.19

REA +0.82

REA 1.16

Fat -.037

Rib Fat 0.14

RFI EPDs

LMY 66.4

+0.04

RFI ACTUAL

-1.21

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

734 1106 EPDs -2.4

62

108

24

74

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

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

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

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

4

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 206C Male BFL 206C August 12, 2015

1879342

Beautiful pedigree on this guy, again 700 lbs. plus 205D weight and be sure to notice the LMY on these guys. Lot 4 carries a very good RFI rating on test, as well as EPD for RFI. He ranks in the top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Fat.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.48

% IMF 3.44

REA +1.00

REA 1.23

Fat -.016

Rib Fat 0.19

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.5

-0.11

RFI ACTUAL

-0.64

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 96 707 1149 EPDs +0.2 54

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

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

S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 192’12 (1712513) THOMAS ESTER 0190

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

YW

MILK

97

27

77


Bulls Sired by G A R Baseline

5

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 214’15 Male BFL 214C August 15, 2015

1879350

The daughters of Next Step 8289 are very moderate, excellent mothers with perfect udders. We wish we had more of them. Baseline 214’15 has a terrific LMY of 66.4% with an actual ribeye scan of 15 sq. in. equating to 1.41 sq. in. of REA per 100 lbs. of body weight. He ranks in the top 10% or better for BW, WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA, Marb and Fat. Catches them all.

PERF

AOD 3

% IMF 3.42

REA +0.83

REA 1.41

Fat -.022

Rib Fat 0.19

RFI EPDs

LMY 66.4

+0.57

RFI ACTUAL

2.89

WW

YW

MILK

55

98

25

73

BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 33’12 (1672024) BENCHMARK LUCY 0120

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK LUCY 66

6

MARB +0.69

679 1036 EPDs -2.3

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

Benchmark Baseline 215’15 Male BFL 215C August 14, 2015

ACTUAL

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

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

LOT

CARCASS EPDs

1879349

From a two year old A011 daughter. This guy really puts it altogether, top 1% for CE, MCE and REA; top 3% for BW; top 4% for Milk and Marb; top 10% or better for WW, YW and CW. Note Lot 12, a son of Ester 187’11. Wow, just about forgot to mention the REA scan and the LMY of 67.2%.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.84

% IMF 3.00

REA +0.87

REA 1.41

Fat -.003

Rib Fat 0.14

RFI EPDs

LMY 67.2

+0.26

RFI ACTUAL

0.04

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 75 619 1055 EPDs -1.1 54 103 28

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

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

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 177’13 (1766476) BENCHMARK ESTER 187’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK ESTER 9202

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Bulls Sired by G A R Baseline

7

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 218’15 Male BFL 218C August 16, 2015

1879354

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.67

% IMF 3.33

REA +0.79

REA 1.26

Fat -.014

Rib Fat 0.13

RFI EPDs

LMY 67.4

Terrific LMY at 67.4%. How do your cattle measure up for yield? Lot 7 comes in at top 10% or better for BW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA, Marb and Fat. The dam traces to a cow we bought from Leachman Cattle of Colorado.

0.13

RFI ACTUAL

-0.31

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

6

82

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

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

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

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

8

LOT

WW

YW

MILK

656 1061 EPDs -1.2 51

94

30

Benchmark Baseline 226’15 Male BFL 226C August 20, 2015

1879363

Ranked #4 on the Grow Safe test for RFI. If you are retaining females this guy will be the answer. Baseline X Traveler 205, doesn’t get any better. Lot 8 ranks in the top 9% or better for Birth Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Ribeye.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.54

% IMF 3.59

REA +0.63

REA 1.10

Fat -.010

Rib Fat 0.10

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.7

+0.07

RFI ACTUAL

-1.08

PERF

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

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 649 1015 EPDs -1.1 49

YW

MILK

85

30

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

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

9


Bulls Sired by G A R Baseline

9

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 235’15 Male BFL 235C August 29, 2015

1879370

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.64

% IMF 3.81

REA +0.97

REA 1.23

Fat +.029

Rib Fat 0.22

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.6

Top 10% or better for BW, WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA and Marb and from one of the best looking cows on the place. Notice the minus 0.20 RFI score from Grow Safe as well as the 205D weight.

+0.04

RFI ACTUAL

-0.20

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

6

90

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

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

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 9122 (1499468 BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 7136

SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF S A V EMULOUS 8145 CAF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 5129

10

LOT

WW

YW

MILK

697 1113 EPDs -1.6 56

99

27

Benchmark Baseline 237’15 Male BFL 237C September 1, 2015

1879373

From a very feminine Next Step 8289 daughter, they are keepers. Top 15% or better on this guy for Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Ribeye, Marbling and Fat.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.56

% IMF 3.97

REA +0.70

REA 1.10

Fat -.021

Rib Fat 0.15

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.9

+0.26

RFI ACTUAL

+0.24

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 95 639 1062 EPDs +0.8 49

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

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

BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 188’11 (1618177) BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 959

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6176

10

YW

MILK

93

24


Bulls Sired by G A R Baseline

11

LOT

Benchmark Baseline 241’15 Male BFL 241C September 2, 2015

1879375

This guy ranks in the top 10% or better for every trait indicated by the Canadian Angus Association, except for Milk which is at 20%. Great scan for % IMF, REA and LMY, and notice on all these bulls, little fat.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.67

% IMF 4.66

REA +0.85

REA 1.36

Fat -.018

Rib Fat 0.15

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.7

+0.22

RFI ACTUAL

+0.13

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

3

95

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

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

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

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

12

LOT

WW

YW

MILK

719 1035 EPDs +0.3 57

101

23

Benchmark Baseline 243’15 Male BFL 243C September 3, 2015

1879376

Lot 12 ranked number one for RFI on the Grow Safe Test. Residual Feed Intake (RFI) represents the amount of feed consumed, net of the animals’ requirements of body weight and production. It is the difference between actual feed intake and predicted feed intake based on an animal’s gain, body weight and composition.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.59

% IMF 3.02

REA +0.74

REA 1.32

Fat -.008

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.7

-0.04

RFI ACTUAL

-1.59

PERF

AOD 4

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

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

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 187’11 (1618355) BENCHMARK ESTER 9202

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK ESTER 7172

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 83 636 1097 EPDs -0.6 49

YW

MILK

92

24

11


Reference Sire G A R End Point 5122

Genomic Enhanced

9 Sons Sell

CAA-EPDs

Avg. BW: 85 lbs Avg. 205D: 647 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,067 lbs

BW +2.9 WW +52 YW +96 Milk +25 MARB +1.30 REA +0.56

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

PERF

AOD ET

Fat -0.003

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 74 628 1175 Index 41.42 59.44 51.38 169.82

B/R NEW DESTINATION 727 AMF NHF DDF DMF Sire: B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF NHF CAF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 CAC AMF DDC

G A R TRAVELER 1489 CAF AMF DDF DMF B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 5113 DDF BON VIEW BANDO 598 AMF CAC DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76

B/R AMBUSH 28 CAF AMF NHF DDF Dam: G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF

ROCKN D AMBUSH 1531 AMF NHF CAF DDF B/R RUBY OF TIFFANY 8250 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 AMF NHF DDC

The spring of 2013 saw Valerie and I make a trip Kansas to take in the Gardiner Spring Sale. I spent a good deal of time studying Lots 384 through 389, six full sisters out of Prophet’s mother G A R Objective 1885. They were magnificent females, commanding big money and selling dollar-wise as I had ranked them. Spring of 2014, Mike and I travelled to Kansas and apart from the Lot 1 bull settled in on Lot 11 as our pick of 300 bulls , a son of that high – selling donor the year before. His 50K card indicates he is in the Top 1% for Carcass weight, Top 4% for Marbling, Tenderness and Heifer Pregnancy, Top 8% for Docility and Maternal Calving Ease and Top 10% for Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs put him in the Top 1% for Marbling, the Top 10% or better for Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Yearling Weight and Total Maternal. Knowing the cows in his pedigree make us very anxious to get his daughters into production.

12

G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949


Bulls Sired by G A R ENDPOINT

13

LOT

Benchmark End Point 187’15 Male BFL 187C August 4, 2015

1879330

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.10

% IMF 5.22

REA +0.52

REA 1.18

Fat +.027

Rib Fat 0.28

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.9

Dam we acquired from Leachman Cattle of Colorado, she is by Prime Star, a marbling guru. Lot 13 shows a great IMF scan and ranks in the top 1% for Marbling and top 15% for REA.

+0.26

RFI ACTUAL

0.42

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

8

89

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

GARDENS PRIME STAR AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: LCOC ISABELLA TG114 (1472540) LCOC ISABELLA RG748

N BAR PRIME TIME D806 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GREEN GARDEN JILT C242 S1 NHF O C C GREAT PLAINS 943G AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF LCC ISABELLA K3153

14

LOT

WW

YW

MILK

682 1097 EPDs +1.2 49

88

28

Benchmark End Point 191’15 Male BFL 191C August 6, 2015

1886399

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.93

% IMF 3.79

REA +0.42

REA 1.24

Fat -.012

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 63

Dam by Foresight, an ABS and Sitz Angus stalwart, he with 9962 progeny analysed. Lot 14 came in at #6 out of 40 bulls for RFI on the Grow Safe test.

+0.02

RFI ACTUAL

-0.68

PERF

AOD 5

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 021 (1565879) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 661

PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BON VIEW GAMMER 85 CAC STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 495 AMF

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 77 617 1004 EPDs 0.0

WW

YW

MILK

47

81

26

13


Bulls Sired by G A R ENDPOINT

15

LOT

Benchmark End Point 204’15 Male BFL 204C

August 12, 2015

1879341

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ISABELLA 213’12 (1709479) BENCHMARK ISABELLA 9304

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.00

% IMF 5.54

REA +0.35

REA 1.10

Fat -.014

Rib Fat 0.20

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF RFI EPDs G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF +0.53 WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF LCOC ISABELLA TG112

LMY 64.4 RFI ACTUAL

1.87

Great 205D weight and IMF scan on this guy. He ranks in the top 10% or better for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, Carcass Weight, Marbling and Fat.

16

LOT

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 731 1146 EPDs +1.9 57

Benchmark End Point 209’15 Male BFL 209C

August 13, 2015

1879347

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF S A NEUTRON 377 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212 (1243196) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

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

YW

MILK

96

28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.79

% IMF 3.76

REA +0.55

REA 1.25

Fat +.011

Rib Fat 0.13

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.9

+0.35

RFI ACTUAL

1.34

The dam by Neutron is designated by the Canadian Angus Association as Premier Elite. Lot 16 earns “Heifer Bull” status with a 75 lb. BW and a 0.0 BW EPD.

17

LOT

PERF

AOD 11

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 593 995 EPDs 0.0 47

Benchmark End Point 216’15 Male BFL 216C August 16, 2015

1879352

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF 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 OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BARD ROSE 4189

YW

MILK

86

23

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.69

% IMF 4.26

REA +0.57

REA 1.15

Fat -.009

Rib Fat 0.13

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.5

+0.26

RFI ACTUAL

0.20

Top 10% or better for Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Marbling.

14 14

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 592 1045 EPDs +1.0 45

YW

MILK

79

19


Bulls Sired by G A R ENDPOINT

18

LOT

Benchmark End Point 217’15 Male BFL 217C

August 16, 2015

1879353

Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, REA, and top 1% for Marbling.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.00

% IMF 4.02

REA +0.65

REA 1.20

Fat +.002

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.2

+0.20

RFI ACTUAL

-0.02

PERF

AOD 5

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 01 (1565862) BENCHMARK ELBA 814

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

19

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 80 628 1080 EPDs -0.5 46

Benchmark End Point 220’15 Male BFL 220C August 16, 2015

1879355

Number 9 for RFI on the Grow Safe Test out of 40 fall bulls tested. Dam is by the Bill Rishel bull we used. Top 4% for marbling, top 15% for Ribeye.

YW

MILK

80

18

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.84

% IMF 4.16

REA +0.50

REA 1.04

Fat +.008

Rib Fat 0.16

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.4

+0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-0.64

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 94 722 1120 EPDs +1.9 48

YW

MILK

86

19

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B/R PRECISE 242 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK LOVEMERE 7246 NHF (1417002) CROWFOOT LOVEMERE R 9141

WHITE OAK PRECISE 6002 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF B/R KILDONAN ERICA 992 GARDENS PRIME TIME AMF CAF OHF NHF GLADWALL LOVEMERE R 7406

15


Bulls Sired by G A R ENDPOINT

20

LOT

Benchmark End Point 230’15 Male BFL 230C

August 24, 2015

1879366

Out of 40 bulls tested on the Grow Safe System, this guy ranked #7. He ranks in the top 4% for Marbling and in the top 20% or better for Birth Weight, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Ribeye.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.85

% IMF 4.70

REA +0.46

REA 1.06

Fat +.023

Rib Fat 0.19

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.4

+0.07

RFI ACTUAL

-0.66

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 623 1075 EPDs +0.9 42

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

BENCHMARK MONEYMAKER 8286 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 0207 (1593288) G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2057 AMF

STEVENSON MONEYMAKER R185 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

21

LOT

Benchmark Endpoint 248’15 Male BFL 248C September 12, 2015

1879382

Lucy 215R has been a great producer with two sons at Granum Colony and one at Chin Ridge. This guy had a very good scan for IMF and REA with a 64.6 Yield. You would like your pen of steers to do that and they would be efficient as evidenced by the RFI score.

YW

MILK

85

21

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.91

% IMF 5.16

REA +0.38

REA 1.23

Fat +.016

Rib Fat 0.15

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.6

+0.11

RFI ACTUAL

-0.07

PERF

AOD 10

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: FORBESVIEW LUCY 215R (1291145) TOEBBEN MISS LUCY 1086

SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R EXT 916 AMF B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC WOMACKS MISS LUCY 477

16

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 633 1037 EPDs +1.4 49

YW

MILK

90

25


Reference Sire GAR Prophet A011 3 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 81 lbs Avg. 205D: 705 lbs Avg. 365D: 1041 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -3.6 WW +53 YW +105 Milk +33 MARB +1.61 REA +0.49

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

PERF

AOD ET

Fat +0.016

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 64 728 1240 Index 64.16 68.28 60.54 123.55

C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 Sire: G A R Prophet AAA +16295688 G A R Objective 1885

B A R Ext Traveler 205 Cra Lady Jaye 608 498 S Easy S S Objective T510 0T26 G A R 1407 New Design 2232

Bon View New Design 1407 AAA Dam: G A R 1407 New Design 3064 AAA #14790555 G A R Precision 2042

B/R New Design 036 Bon View Pride 664 G A R Precision 1680 G A R Ext 2008

AO11 is one of a kind. Starting out at just 64 lbs at birth, he had an actual 205 day weight of 725 lbs for a weight per day of age of 3.55 lbs. He weighed 1288 lbs. at 380 days of age and scanned 8.91% IMF with a ribeye of 14.4 sq. inches. His Zoetis 50K score shows him in the Top 1% for Marbling, in the Top 4 % for BW, Top 2% for CE, Top 5% for CEM, Top 8% for RFI and Top 11 % for Tenderness. His Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs rank him in the Top 1 % for Marbling, BirthWeight, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Total Maternal and Milk; in the Top 15% for Weaning Weight and Carcass Weight. A011 is the number four walking bull in all of Canada ranked for marbling behind 3 other Benchmark bred bulls all of which are sired by none other than G A R Prophet A011 himself!

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Bulls Sired by G A R PROPHET

22

LOT

Benchmark Premium 186’15 Male BFL 186C

August 1, 2015

1879326

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF 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 OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK IDOLDEE 205’13 (1766494) STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK IDOLDEE 6283 ROYAL IDOLDEE DRCC 3049N

Breeding heifers? Take a look at this guy. A011 is a true heifer bull as should Lot 22 be. Premium 186’15 ranks in the top 1% for BW, CE, MCE, and Marb and in the top 20% or better for REA, YW, Milk, TM.

23

LOT

PERF

AOD 2

1879327

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

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 222’13 (1766503) BENCHMARK LUCY 9281

ACTUAL

MARB +1.17

% IMF 4.16

REA +0.47

REA 1.09

Fat +.006

Rib Fat 0.16

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.9

+0.24

RFI ACTUAL

-0.26

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 663 986 EPDs -1.9 50

Benchmark Premium 189’15 Male BFL 189C August 4, 2015

CARCASS EPDs

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF ROYAL LUCY DRCC 2135M

YW

MILK

92

29

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.16

% IMF 5.51

REA +0.41

REA 1.19

Fat -.002

Rib Fat 0.17

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.2

+0.29

RFI ACTUAL

-0.55

A three quarter brother to previous Lot, ranking 12th on Grow Safe RFI Test. Great scan for IMF, REA with a 65.2% Yield and note the 205D weight. Lot 23 ranks in the top 1% for Birth Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Marbling, and in the top 5% for Yearling Weight and top 6% for Weaning.

24

LOT

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 76 722 1084 EPDs -1.9 58 104 30

Benchmark Premium 236’15 Male BFL 236C

August 30, 2015

1879371

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF 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 OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 230’13 (1766505) G A R OBJECTIVE N2080 DDF

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 366 AMF NHF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.01

% IMF 4.52

REA +0.50

REA 1.12

Fat +.021

Rib Fat 0.14

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.1

+0.51

RFI ACTUAL

-0.13

From a Made To Order two-year-old. Premium 236’15 sports some good numbers being in the top 15% or better for all measureable traits except fat.

18

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 91 730 1053 EPDs -0.8 56 104 32


Reference Sire G A R Innovation 3002G 2 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 715 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,086 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +0.6 WW +50 YW +95 Milk +29 MARB +0.82 REA +0.54

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch & Ogeechee Angus

PERF

AOD 2

Fat -0.026

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 65 674 1184 Index 48.93 44.82 43.45 140.39

SCR PROMISE 4042 DDF OHF Sire: SYDGEN TRUST 6228 1719384 AMF NHF CAF DMF DDF OHF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF

C a future direction 5321 SCR QUEEN 2167 BON BIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF NHF CAF DDC OHF SAF FOREVER LADY 0182

SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF NHF CAF DDF OHF Dam: GOODE MANDATE 1751 US 17336881 GOODE SOLUTION 7856

SS OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF OHF SYDGEN GINA 4235 DDF G A R SOLUTION NHF AMC DDF GOODE 1407 NEW DESIGN 303

Innovation was purchased in the 2014 Fall Gardiner Sale. We really like his length of body, great feet and legs and balanced EPD’s. His 50K scorecard ranks him in the Top 3% for Carcass Weight, Top 4% for Tenderness and Top 9% for Marbling, while his Enhanced EPD’s indicate Innovation being in the Top 5% or better for Marbling, Milk, Fat and Total Maternal while being in the Top 15% or better for Ribeye, Birth Weight, Calving Ease and Yearling Weight. Innovation 3002G is a paternal brother to Syd Gen Fate, the all time high selling bull for Syd Gen bringing $113,000 for 2/3 interest. Trust 6228 is a popular Origin/ABS stud bull with four sons also on the Origin/ ABS Roster with significant semen sales to Australia and New Zealand. We only had a few fall calves by Innovation with a bunch in the spring.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION

25

LOT

Benchmark Innovation 251’15 Male BFL 251C September 16, 2015

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 2.87

REA +0.41

REA 1.29

Fat +.013

Rib Fat 0.10

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.3

1879385

The first sampling from Innovation 3002G. Look for several more in the April 2017 sale. Great LMY on this guy with Marbling, Birth Weight and Total Maternal in the top 10%.

+0.07

RFI ACTUAL

0.37

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

2

81

SYDGEN TRUST 6228 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R INNOVATION 3002G (1826867) GOODE MANDATE 1751

SCR PROMISE 4042 OHF DDF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GOODE SOLUTION 7856

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 182’13 (1766475) BENCHMARK ESTER 7172

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF BENCHMARK NEW DESIGN 4211 THOMAS ESTER 0190

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WW

YW

MILK

659 1011 EPDs +0.4 44

84

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Benchmark Innovation 253’15 Male BFL 253C September 17, 2015

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This younger calf finished #5 on the RFI test. His mother, a two year old, did quite a job as evidenced by the 205D weight. Lot 26 ranks in the top 10% or better for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Carcass Weight, Marbling and Fat. Take a look here!

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.87

% IMF 3.53

REA +0.41

REA 1.31

Fat -0.016

Rib Fat 0.15

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.9

-0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-0.99

PERF

AOD 2

SYDGEN TRUST 6228 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R INNOVATION 3002G (1826867) GOODE MANDATE 1751

SCR PROMISE 4042 OHF DDF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GOODE SOLUTION 7856

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK PERSEPHONE 229’13 (1766506) BENCHMARK PERSEPHONE 0184

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF ROYAL PERSEPHONE DRCC 2143M

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 97 772 1161 EPDs +1.8 56

YW

MILK

98

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n this our first on-line sale we have decided to offer a dozen bred heifers and 9 spring born heifer calves. These females represent our breeding program with the bred heifers carrying actual ultrasound scan data and Grow Safe tested actual residual feed intake results along with all the EPDs necessary for you to make a buying decision. The heifer calves were weaned September (19th and 29th) and carry their 205D weight along with pedigree estimated EPDS. The heifers are sired by G A R End Point 5122, who is out of one of the most beautiful females I ever laid eyes on; Triara Made to

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Order, who features Sitz Upward 307R, Bar EXT Traveler 205 and G A R Precision 2536; AAR Ten X 7008 SA, a Mytty in Focus son, who has been the most used bull in the business the last couple of years; Benchmark Midland 753, a most efficient bull proven by his sons and daughters through Grow Safe; G A R Baseline AB297 is a “top ranked” bull at the Kinsella Research herd where he was sampled with 2016 calves on the ground; Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12, a heifer bull extraordinaire who now works for CJD Ranching; G A R Innovation 3002G, the new guy on the block; Benchmark Micah 247’13 the $20,000 sensation of our Fall 2014

Sale and finally RB Tour of Duty 177 who phenotypically is very hard to beat. The bred heifers are all AI bred to very exciting up and coming sires such as WR Journey–1X74, RB Tour of Duty 177, G A R Prophet and G A R Prophet A011 and then pasture exposed to the number one marbling bull in all of Canada, Benchmark Premium 2’15. He looks very, very good after breeding at Benchmark® and then at our good friends, the Brosts, this summer. These genetics are very relevant for the day, resulting in more efficient and better quality cattle to counteract the serious down turn in revenues we are seeing this fall.

Benchmark Blackbird 140’15 Female BFL 140C March 18, 2015

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Heifer Sired bs G A R Ey N POINT D

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 99’12 (1672069) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 091

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 776

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.87

% IMF 5.27

REA +0.36

REA 1.10

Fat -0.008

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.3

+0.13

RFI ACTUAL

-0.88

205D Weaning Index on this heifer was 115 and she was the 2nd top out of 70 heifers. Her Yearling Weight Ratio was 121. Bred A.I. to Connealy Leadtime April 20 and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

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PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 92 691 1086 EPDs +2.6 52

Benchmark Lucy 157’15

Female BFL 157C

March 26 2015

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B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 9’12 (1672012) BENCHMARK LUCY 0131

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LUCY 769

YW

MILK

99

25

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.07

% IMF 6.87

REA +0.59

REA 1.15

Fat -.006

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.2

+0.11

RFI ACTUAL

-0.73

Not far behind the previous heifer for performance. This heifer ranks in the top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, REA, CW and Marbling. Check the scan on Lot 28. Bred A.I. to W R Journey -1X74 April 30, and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

3

91

682 1000 EPDs

WW

YW

MILK

+3.5 54

95

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Sired by GARE N POINT D

Benchmark Pride 159’15

Female LAA 159C

March 26 2015

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B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF PF E161 PRECISION 2188 BENCHMARK PRIDE 158

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIDE 86’12 (1696774 BENCHMARK PRIDE 5136 NHF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.78

% IMF 4.48

REA +0.39

REA 1.21

Fat -.002

Rib Fat 0.30

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.7

+0.53

RFI ACTUAL

2.14

Top 1% for Maternal Calving Ease and top 6% for Marbling. Bred A.I. to W R Journey-1X74 April 22, then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6 to June 14th.

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PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 69 618 989 EPDs 0.0 50

Benchmark Lavender Lady 50’15 Female LAA 50C

February 13, 2015

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Heife Sired brs T R I AR y MADE A ORDERTO

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 OHF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 7112 (1372311) BENCHMARK STRATEGY 332 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 5152 LAVENDER LADY OF ALCAN 31

YW

MILK

93

21

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.31

% IMF 4.64

REA +0.38

REA 1.16

Fat +.059

Rib Fat 0.32

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.1

+0.15

RFI ACTUAL

0.02

The dam of Lavender Lady 50’15 is Elite as designated by the Canadian Angus Association with 7 calves having an average Weaning Ratio of 106. Bred A.I. to R B Tour Duty 177 on April 18th and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

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PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 70 567 910 EPDs -0.7 37

Benchmark Nalie 67’15

Female BFL 67C

February 19 2015

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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 OHF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180 O C C LEGEND 616L AMF CAF OHF NHF OSF DDF B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GIBBET HILL MIGNONNE E37 Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 2’11 (1636596) G T MAXIMUM AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF JOHNSTON MAX TRADITION 884C JOHNSTON LADY TRADITION 484X

YW

MILK

75

29

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.28

% IMF 3.81

REA +0.43

REA 1.12

Fat +.023

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.6

+0.20

RFI ACTUAL

-0.22

A little different look here with Upward 307R, Lookout 7024 and GT Max. Bred A.I. to our great calving ease G A R Prophet A011 on April 10th, and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15, he by A011, May 6th to June 14th.

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AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 83 573 946 EPDs +1.2 43

YW

MILK

82

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Benchmark Wendy 79’15 Female BFL 79C

February 21 2015

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T R I AR MADE A T ORDERO Heifer

1837004

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 OHF NHF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF RBF RITA 4TV7 6V18 8180 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Dam: BENCHMARK WENDY 94 (1521231) A A R NEW TREND PRIDE N083 OF WHITESTONE FINKS PRIDE 6196 25 6148

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.71

% IMF 6.28

REA +0.24

REA 1.06

Fat +0.041

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.8

-0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-0.64 Lots of milk in these Made to Order females. Note the service here with A011 being number 6 for Marbling and Premium 2’15 being number AOD BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK PERF one. Bred A.I. to G A R Prophet A011 on April 21st and then pasture 29 6 80 637 931 EPDs +0.9 44 81 exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15, the number one animal on the Canadian Registry for Marbling at +1.86, May 6th to June 14th.

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Benchmark Miss America 20’15 Female BFL 20C February 5 2015

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Heifers Sired b y AAR Ten X

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK MISS AMERICA 106’13 (1741654) BENCHMARK MISS AMERICA 63’11

Note this heifer is from a two year old who is also from a two year old. She has amazing numbers being in the top 15% for every measureable trait. Bred A.I. to W R Journey-1X74 on April 16th, then pasture exposed to the marbling leader Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

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G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK MISS AMERICA 962

ACTUAL

MARB +1.06

% IMF 4.68

REA +0.54

REA 1.32

Fat -.016

Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.1

-0.02

RFI ACTUAL

-0.57

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 83 611 882 EPDs +.0.7 55 102 26

Benchmark Barbara 41’15

Female BFL 41C February 11, 2015

CARCASS EPDs

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S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Sire: A A R TEN X 7008 S A AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF (1700255) S A V ADAPTOR 2213 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF A A R LADY KELTON 5551 H S A F LADY KELTON 504B AMF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 88’13 (1741639) BENCHMARK BARBARA 94’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK BARBARA 9149

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.12

% IMF 5.12

REA +0.57

REA 1.30

Fat +.005

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.9

+0.13

RFI ACTUAL

0.73

Three quarter sister to previous Lot. Calving Ease, Growth and Carcass qualities all wrapped up in these two heifers. Bred A.I. to W R Journey-1X74 on April 12th, then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 73 641 947 EPDs -1.3 58 111 28

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Benchmark Sally 5’15

Female BFL 5C January 26, 2015 1834805 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Benchmark Lassie 11’15 Female BFL 11C

February 1, 2015

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ACTUAL % IMF 4.13

MARB +0.15

% IMF -

MARB +0.15

REA +0.29

REA -

REA +0.62

REA 1.26

Fat -.003

Rib Fat -

Fat -.008

Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY -

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.7

+0.02

RFI ACTUAL

1.21

Heifers Sired b y B E NC H M AR K MIDL A ND

+0.15

RFI ACTUAL

1.41

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

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

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

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF OHF 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

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

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

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 70 607 906 EPDs -1.4 44

YW

MILK

78

23

Bred A.I. to G A R Prophet on April 18th and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

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Sired b y GAR BASEL INE

Benchmark New Lassie 77’15 Female BFL 77C

February 20, 2015

1834853

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 4.96

REA +0.64

REA 1.14

Fat -.018

Rib Fat 0.28

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.7

+0.20

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 80 586 885 EPDs +1.0 44

YW

MILK

77

15

From an own daughter of Grid Maker, who added thickness to his offspring like no other. Bred A.I. to G A R Prophet on April 16th and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6 to June 14th.

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Benchmark Princess 65’15

Female BFL 65C

February 17 2015

Sired b B E NC y H ABER MARK DEEN

RFI ACTUAL

0.26

1834848

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

% IMF 5.42

REA +0.64

REA 1.36

Fat +.006

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.5

0.26

RFI ACTUAL

1.41

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34

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

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

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 99 (1499292) B/R PRECISE 242 AMF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 662 NHF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 069

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRINCESS 53’13 (1741606) BENCHMARK PRINCESS 80’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK PRINCESS 847

PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 80 583 996 EPDs -0.6 49

YW

MILK

97

24

These Baseline daughters are as good as it gets. We had one daughter to calve this fall and she is extraordinary to say the least. Bred A.I. to W R Journey1X74 on April 20th and then pasture exposed to Benchmark Premium 2’15 May 6th to June 14th.

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PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 69 624 978 EPDs -2.4 43

YW

MILK

83

27

Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, adequate growth and top 6% for Marbling and Ribeye, production traits that result in profit. Bred A.I. to R B Tour of Duty 177 on April 12th, then pasture exposed May 6 to June 14th.


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Benchmark Ester 13’16 Female BFL 13D February 3, 2016

CARCASS EPDs

1899292

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 0190

STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 0135 (1565937) BENCHMARK ESTER 862

Heifer Calves by GAR BASEL INE

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Great tabulation on this heifer, tracing to EXT and Paramount Ambush 2172 on the Bottom side. Top 3% for Calving Ease, MCE and Ribeye.

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AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs -0.1 48 82 631 -

Benchmark Tibbie D 26’16 Female BFL 26D February 7, 2016

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

GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9261 (1535990) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212

GARDENS PRIME STAR AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GREEN GARDEN BLKBD D17 S1 S A NEUTRON 377 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +0.8 50 85 609 -

Benchmark Everelda 102’16 Female BFL 102D February 25, 2016

1899361

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

Heifer Calves by GAR END PO INT

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDAENTENSE 241Z (1709496) BENCHMARK PRIDE 5136 NHF

If these End Point daughters turn out anything like their grandmother, G A R 28 Ambush 1949, you will wish you had bought both of them. Note the old 1903 cow, she the mother of Benchmark Foundation the Basin Angus Sire. This heifer has outstanding numbers. Take a look here.

PERF

AOD 4

REA +0.76 Fat -.002 YW

MILK

86

28

CARCASS EPDs

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

From a Prime Star daughter, he is reknown for marbling and good moderate cattle. Note Tibbie D of Alcan 145, by Sitz Alliance 6595, served as a donor at Benchmark®

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MARB +0.52

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF C F EVERELDA ENTENSE 1903 AMF NHF

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +2.0 48 80 656 -

MARB +0.64 REA +0.84 Fat +.001 YW

MILK

94

25

CARCASS EPDs MARB +1.10 REA +0.36 Fat +.009 YW

MILK

92

22

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Benchmark Isabella 166’16 Female BFL 166D

March 27, 2016

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B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 O C C GREAT PLAINS 943G AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF LCC ISABELLA K3153

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ISABELLA 225’11 (1649549) LCOC ISABELLA RG748

Heifer Calf by GAR END PO INT

The dam is by “the ribeye bull’ we purchased from Dunford, out of a Leachman Cattle of Colorado cow. She ranks in the top 10% or better for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Marbling.

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BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +3.5 55 92 699 -

AOD 5

Benchmark Heroine 29’16 Female BFL 29D

February 8, 2016

1899306

SYDGEN TRUST 6228 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF SCR PROMISE 4042 OHF DDF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF Sire: G A R INNOVATION 3002G (1826867) SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GOODE MANDATE 1751 GOODE SOLUTION 7856 G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 8235 (1444352) BENCHMARK HEROINE 619

Heifer Calf by GAR INNOV ATION

These are the first spring calves by Innovation and you will like them. They show that extra length of spine and are balanced cattle phenotypically, as well as, on the numbers. Top 15% or better for BW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, REA, CW, Marbling and Fat.

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LOT

Heifer Calf by GAR INNOV ATION

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PERF

AOD 8

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK HEROINE 485

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +1.3 46 84 604 -

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.88 REA +0.64 Fat +.014

YW

MILK

97

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CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.56 REA +0.28 Fat -.021

YW

MILK

87

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Benchmark Blackbird 106’16 Female BFL 106D

February 26, 2016 1899364

SYDGEN TRUST 6228 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R INNOVATION 3002G (1826867) GOODE MANDATE 1751

SCR PROMISE 4042 OHF DDF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GOODE SOLUTION 7856

BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 153’11 (1618330) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 923

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 661

I have mentined several times before that we really like the Next Step 8289 daughters, very moderate, beautiful udders and feminine as can be. This heifer ranks in the top 15% or better for WW, YW, CE, MCE, Marbling and Fat.

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +1.4 52 86 686 -

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.83 REA +0.32 Fat +.029

YW

MILK

93

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LOT

Heifer Calf by R B TO UR OF DUT Y

46

February 12, 2016

1899318

CARCASS EPDs

WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF NHF DDF (1829420) B A LADY 6807 305

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G D LADY HI FLYER 302

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 127’14 (1779834) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 18’12

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

PERF

MARB +0.70 REA +0.76 Fat -.043

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +0.2 56 101 37 78 650 -

AOD 2

Benchmark Belle 96’16

Female BFL 96D February 23, 2016

1899356

CARCASS EPDs

WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF NHF DDF (1829420) B A LADY 6807 305

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G D LADY HI FLYER 302

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 28’14 (1779777) G A R PRECISION G296 AMF NHF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R T150 TRAVELER 1042 AMF DDF

From a two-year-old daughter by “Catalyst” a bull we used for several years with much success. Lot 46 ranks in the top 20% or better for Birth Weight, WW, YW, Milk, TM, CW, MCE, Ribeye, Marbling and Fat.

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LOT

Female BFL 51D

Tour of Duty 177 saw as much use in 2015 as any bull out there. If you saw the video on him or saw him in person, he is quite a bull. We were concerned about birth weight but had no need to worry. This heifer numbers very well being in the top 10% or better for every trait possible. Impressive!

LOT

Heifer Calf by R B TO UR OF DUT Y

Benchmark Tibbie 51’16

PERF

AOD 2

MARB +0.68 REA +0.58 Fat -.040

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW WW EPDs +0.8 51 80 621 -

YW

MILK

92

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Benchmark Blackbird 119’16 Female BFL 119D March 2 , 2016

1899372

CARCASS EPDs G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R COMPLETE 1381

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 99’12 (1672069) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 091

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 776

Heifer Calf b This dam by Next Step 8289 has had three heifer calves, B E NC H y MARK indexing 112 for Weaning Weight on the three and 116 for MICAH Yearling Weight on the first two. We really like the Micah Bull and he will see more cows this fall and next spring for sure.

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2016 BW

4

90

667

-

MARB +0.91 REA +0.36 Fat -.003

WW

YW

MILK

EPDs +2.3 51

94

32

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