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April 4, 2016

1:30pm at the Ranch Warner, Alberta

20th Annual

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

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Benchmark ngus Your Carcass Source A Friends and Fellow Cattlemen, We are really excited to welcome you to our 20th Makin’ the Grade Bull Sale. We are excited about the genetics we bring to the sale, the extraordinary amount of data we provide on each and every bull and to display and make known the benefits of testing for feed efficiency. This past year, after several years of careful study, we installed a Grow Safe System capable of handling approximately 100 head of animals at one time. This system uses the RFID of each animal to identify and record which individual animal is at which individual feed unit. The individual feed units sit on load bars. A micro processor records a weight for each bunk, each second of the day and assigns the feed disappearance to that individual animal. This data is transmitted to a data acquisition computer and to Grow Safe headquarters. At the end of the test, Grow Safe along with Dr. John Genho run all the numbers, calculating among others, ADG, Feed Conversion, RFI and RFI EPD. We feel the set of bulls offered are the best in the business, but really, you, the customer, hear that from every bull supplier and quite honestly, we all believe in the product we deliver. This is why we provide so much information so you, our valued customer can make the most

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informed decision possible when it comes to purchasing your bulls. It has been said that 80 to 90 per cent of the genetic improvement in a herd comes through the sires being used.

The Munton Family...

We have not forgotten about calving ease, growth, carcass and maternal traits, for it all enters into the selection process. You must decide how you want to improve your herd and your profitability. We provide the bulls and every measurement possible for you to be more successful at raising beef cattle. We thank Dale and Laura and their family for their faithful service to Benchmark and welcome Wes, Cheri and their family.

Wes Harbidge Family

Mike and I appreciate so much each one of you as customers and friends as we journey down this road. Thanks for your business and let’s work together in developing the most economic genetics available. So call if you have questions and remember … Be sure your cattle measure up – use a Benchmark Bull!

Sincerely,

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

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale

Dale Fehr Family


20th Annual

Benchmark Angus

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

April 4, 2016 ~ 1:30pm at the Ranch West of Warner, Alberta

On Offer…

Calving Performance and EPD legend…

63 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 29 Red Angus Yearling Bulls

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

Sale Day Phones… Mike Munton..................................403-394-4903 Robert Balog...................................403-382-5727 Brad Balog......................................403-642-7444 Louis Balog.....................................403-331-0611

CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat

See page 5 for explanations on Carcass Ultrasound and EPD information.

LMY

Elite Dams…

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 51 for more details.

Sales Staff… Robert Balog, Auctioneer...............403-320-1980 Brad Balog, Ringman.....................403-642-7444 Louis Balog, Ringman....................403-331-0611 Dennis Ericson, Sales Consultant...780-361-9347 Ben Payne.......................................403-633-4175

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 April 30, 2015. Feed at $2 per day, thereafter. Bulls left at the Ranch MUST be insured.

Insurance… Maureen Balog................................403-320-1980

Lethbridge

Lunch...

HW

Y4

On us, at the Ranch, prior to the sale.

Benchmark Sale Site

3 miles west

2 miles south

Updated weights and Scrotal measurements will be available sale day!

Warner

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

2015 BULL SALE RESULTS

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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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FEED EFFICIENCY I think we all know firsthand about feed efficiency. Some of us eat very little and still gain weight. Some of us wish we were inefficient such that we could eat whatever and how much we want and not gain weight. As with mankind, this principal applies clearly with our cattle. Some are efficient and some are not. We often hear claims by producers that they have and produce efficient cattle. For the most part this is a statement made with no facts and proof behind it as they have not actually tested their cattle. How would one know? That is the dilemma we found ourselves in. We knew the weights on our cows, we knew the weights on our weaned calves and on our yearling cattle, but we had no idea on how to improve efficiency without individual testing of the animals. We run approximately 400 cows, we would like to run 440-450 cows on the same land base. We feed thousands of dollars of feed to our calves post-weaning, we want to decrease that cost by at least 10% and we want to have an improved environmental impact by decreasing methane and manure output. By selecting for more feed efficient animals, we feel we can accomplish these goals. The goal as set by the National Beef Strategy is to be 15% more efficient within 5 years. We have a task set out for all of us. Improving the feed efficiency of your herd can result in big savings. 70 to 75 % of our total feed cost is used for maintenance of our cow herd. A 5% improvement in feed efficiency is considered to have an economic effect 4 times greater than a 5% improvement in average daily gain. Residual Feed Intake (RFI) or net feed efficiency is defined as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and its expected feed requirement for maintenance and growth. RFI is the variation in

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feed intake that remains after the requirements for maintenance and growth have been met. Efficient animals eat less than expected and have a negative or low RFI, while inefficient animals eat more than expected and have a positive or high RFI. Research has indicated that this trait is quite heritable at about 40% Dr. John Basarab and collaborating scientists from such countries as Australia, Ireland, Brazil and the US have concluded that selection for efficient RFI cattle will have no effect on growth, carcass yield and quality grade; will reduce feed intake at equal weight and ADG, will improve feed to gain ratio by 10-15%; will reduce net energy of maintenance and reduce the carbon footprint of cattle; and will reduce feed costs while having no effect on fertility of the cattle.

an animal will eat per day and is used in comparing one bull to another bull for the predictability of the RFI trait. The table (below) has an example of three bulls with RFI EPDs. We would expect bull X’s calves to eat 0.65 lbs. more feed per day than the average calf his size, bull Y’s to eat 0.35 lbs. less feed per day than the average calf his size, and bull Z’s to eat 0.42 lbs. less feed than the average calf his size. Based on these numbers we would obviously chose bull Z as a sire.

A further explanation is given by Dr. John Genho of Livestock Genetic Services as follows:

Single trait selection is always a bad idea. RFI is no exception to this rule. Selection for RFI should always be done in conjunction with selection for growth. This selection for growth can be done by looking at weaning weight, yearling weight, or post wean gain EPDs. This will allow breeders to select animals that gain the most while consuming the least amount of feed. This is cutting edge. You will not find this information in any other Angus sale book in Canada. If you are serious about breeding economical, efficient, profitable cattle, I think you have to take a look. We have to get more efficient while yet producing a product the consumer is wanting and willing to pay for. We have provided from our Grow Safe Test, ADG, conversion and RFI numbers for your consideration. The actual phenotypic results are the individuals’ actual results on test. The RFI EPDs are a prediction of how the bulls’ progeny will perform with respect to RFI and have been calculated by Dr. Genho.

Feed Efficiency EPDs

Feed Efficiency EPDs attempt to capture an animal’s genetic ability to put on more weight with less feed. While there are many ways to calculate feed efficiency (such as feed conversion ratio and residual average daily gain), an especially useful way is residual feed intake or RFI. RFI is feed intake adjusted for an animal’s weight and gain. An animal that eats more also tends to be larger and gain more weight. By adjusting these factors out of an animal’s intake measurement, we are able to better understand which animals process feed more efficiently. We can then select for our typical growth traits (yearling weight, weaning weight, or post wean gain) and at the same time select for intake (in the form of RFI) and know that there is no double counting of an animal’s size. The RFI EPDs are expressed in actual lbs. of feed

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale

BULL ID X Y Z

RFI EPD 0.65 -0.35 -0.42


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!

Spring 2016 Angus EPD Averages for all calves born in 2015 BW +2.2

WW +45

YW +80

BW -0.1

WW +52

YW +78

Your Carcass Source

Black Angus Milk CE +19 +3.2 red Angus Milk CE +17 +3.6

REA +0.33

Marb Fat +0.39 +0.015

REA Marb Fat +0.07 +0.28 -0.017

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet 6 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 84 lbs Avg. 205D: 683 lbs Avg. 365D: 1415 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +1.0 WW +76 YW +132 Milk +39 MARB +1.62 REA +0.56 Fat +0.063

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 78 886 1530 Index 90.54 101.29 55.26 131.01

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 who was the #1 Marbling bull in all of Canada at $20,000, to Walburger Ranches. Prophet was the third most heavily used bull in North America in 2015 and there have been 4,439 progeny analyzed resulting in very accurate and dependable breeding predictions. This last fall at Gardiners Fall Bull Sale, 150 Prophet sons averaged $8,395. Benchmark is the only herd in Western Canada making these genetics available.

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Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale

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 G A R Prophet

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Benchmark Prophet 29’15 Male BFL 29C February 08 2015

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C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF (1694215) CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY 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 BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 75’13 (1741627) BENCHMARK LASSIE 926 NHF

PERF

AOD 2

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 97 730 1479 EPDs +3.2 61 111 29

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC BENCHMARK LASSIE 35

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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 AMF 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 TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 6’13 (1741582) BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 8192 AMF

PERF

AOD 8

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 83 616 1099 EPDs +1.4 42

YW

MILK

79

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ACTUAL

MARB +1.48

% IMF 5.41

REA +0.89

REA 1.10

Fat +.031

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.8

0.49

RFI ACTUAL

4.32

Lot 1 is from a two-year-old heifer whose mother Lassie 926 is ‘Elite’ by Canadian Angus Assoc. standards. This guy is deep and thick and really pushes the scale down. He ranks in the Top 1% of the breed for Marbling & Ribeye, as well as, Maternal Calving Ease and Total Maternal, in the Top 2% for Carcass Weight and Milk, Top 3% for Yearling Weight and Top 5% for Weaning Weight. A real performance bull in Lot 1.

Benchmark Prophet 32’15 Male BFL 32C February 9 2015

CARCASS EPDs

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.58

% IMF -

REA +0.92

REA -

Fat +.044

Rib Fat -

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.36

RFI ACTUAL

0.93

32’15 ranks in the Top 1 % for Marbling, Ribeye, Milk, Total Maternal and Maternal Calving Ease, in the Top 4% for Weaning Weight, Top 5% for Yearling Weight and Top 7% for Carcass Weight. On test Lot 2 gained 4.17 lbs per day and converted at 6.03 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by G A R Prophet

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Benchmark Prophet 33’15

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Male BFL 33C February 9 2015

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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 AMF 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 MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK LUCY 895

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 135’13 (1741675) BENCHMARK LUCY 09

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

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632 1361 EPDs

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-1.9

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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 AMF 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 BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4’13 (1741580) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9261

PERF

AOD 2

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 80 695 1392 EPDs +0.6 64 114 29

ACTUAL

MARB +1.76

% IMF 6.25

REA +1.11

REA 1.24

Fat +.005

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.8

0.32

RFI ACTUAL

0.84

Not very often you find a bull with Marbling and Ribeye EPD’s over +1.00 for each meaningful trait. This guy really rings a bell at +1.76 and +1.11 respectively. If you search the Canadian Angus Assoc. data base for animals with a REA EPD of +1.0 and Marbling EPD of +1.70 or greater, six animals come up, all Benchmark animals. To capture end product value, increase marbling and muscle, this guy will do it. On test 33’15 gained 4.23 lbs per day with a conversion ratio of 5.99 to 1.

Benchmark Prophet 39’15 Male BFL 39C February 11 2015

CARCASS EPDs

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.73

% IMF 5.99

REA +0.89

REA 1.30

Fat +.056

Rib Fat 0.55

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.9

0.43

RFI ACTUAL

4.17

Great Marbling and Ribeye scan on Lot 4. Check it out! Rankings show Top 1% for Birth Weight, Calving Ease, Marbling, REA, Total Maternal and Maternal Calving Ease. 39’15 does a lot of things right. Note that Tibbie D 4212 is not just ‘Elite’ but ‘Premier Elite!’ Lot 4 gained 4.17 lbs per day with a conversion ratio of 6.36 to 1.

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by G A R Prophet

Benchmark Prophet 59’15

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Male LAA 59C February 16 2015

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B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF (1694215) CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY 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 BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY T 56’13 (1731520) BENCHMARK LADY T 9134

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LADY T 6144

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.34

% IMF 5.66

REA +0.72

REA 0.98

Fat +.000

Rib Fat 0.66

RFI EPDs

LMY 51.9

0.43

RFI ACTUAL

2.51

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 76 707 1501 EPDs -0.8 57 112 19

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From Grow Safe data, this guy gained 5.11 lbs per day and converted at 5.59 to 1. I would not be afraid to use him on heifers with rankings in the top 1% of the breed for Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Total Maternal and Top 3% for Birth Weight. He also ranks in the Top 1% and 2% for Marbling and Yearling Weight. Note that Lady T 9134 is designated ‘Elite.’ Great 205D and 365D weights.

Benchmark Prophet 78’15 Male POKE 78C February 20 2015

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B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF (1694215) CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY 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 TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 59’13 (1731509) BENCHMARK NALIE 784 NHF

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

2

667 1409 EPDs

87

WW

YW

MILK

+0.9 56

103

27

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK NALIE 5212

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.72

% IMF 5.69

REA +1.08

REA 1.10

Fat +.061

Rib Fat 0.56

RFI EPDs

LMY 55

0.36

RFI ACTUAL

2.25

Do a sort for Ribeye of +1.0 and Marbling of +1.70 and there are eight animals on the registry, all Benchmark’s with Lot 6 being one of them. This guy ranks in the top 1% for Marbling, Ribeye, Total Maternal and Maternal Calving Ease while being in the Top 15% or better for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Calving Ease and Carcass Weight. Lot 6 does it all and on Grow Safe comes in with an ADG of 4.63lbs and converted at 5.82 to 1

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet A011 4 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 84 lbs Avg. 205D: 703 lbs Avg. 365D: 1436 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -4.1 WW +53 YW +105 Milk +29 MARB +1.57 REA +0.57

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

PERF

AOD ET

Fat +0.029

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 64 728 1240 Index 65.67 72.18 58.96 122.74

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

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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,  Top 1% for Milk, Top 3 % for TM, Top 6 % for YW,  Top 10 % for REA and Top 15% for WW. Real hard to find a bull to beat such a well rounded  tabulation!

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by G A R Prophet AO11

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LOT

Benchmark Premium 2’15 Male BFL 2C February 16, 2015

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PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 78 684 1478 EPDs -2.8 41

YW

MILK

87

28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +2.18

% IMF 7.36

REA +1.18

REA 0.97

Fat +.035

Rib Fat 0.44

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.3

0.19

RFI ACTUAL

0.31

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

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

CF RIGHT DESIGN 1802 AMF CAF DDC SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF DDF NHF SUMMITCRES ELBA 1M 17 Dam: G A R COMPLETE 1381 1723491 G A R PREDESTINED AMF NHF CAF DDC G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 AMF NHF DDC

With an Average Daily Gain on test of 5.5 lbs and a conversion ratio of 5.17 lbs of Dry Matter to a pound of gain, this guy has the genetic potential to really move a program forward. This is quite a bull! A maternal brother to Benchmark Micah 247’14 the $20,000 sale feature of our 2014 Fall Sale. The genetics in this bull are extra ordinary to say the least. He ranks in the Top 1% for BW, CE MCE, Marbling and Ribeye. The Top % IMF scan out of 114 bulls and the 2nd ranked bull for marbling on the Canadian Registry.

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Benchmark Premium 3’15 Male BFL 3C January 22 2015 1886400

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

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

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC Dam: G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 2132 DDF (1723493) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 2670 DDC G A R PREDESTINED N408 NHF DDC

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +2.21

% IMF 3.63

REA +1.39

REA 1.13

Fat +.002

Rib Fat 0.36

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.1

0.22

RFI ACTUAL

1.3

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 88 728 1508 EPDs -0.6 57 111 27

The #1 bull ranked for marbling on the Canadian Registry at +2.21 and note the REA EPD as well. Not many of these genetic machines in existence. He

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ranks in the Top 1% for Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Marbling and Ribeye, in the Top 3% for Yearling Weight, Top 4% for Birth Weight, Top 9% for Carcass Weight and Top 10% for Weaning Weight. We search the North Amercan continent to find bulls that will move our program foward, Lot 8 would certainly qualify. #1 ranked bull on the Canadian Regsistry for Marbling at +2.21. His Zoetis i50K scores put him in the Top 1% for Marbling, Top 2% for BW & CE, Top 3 % for REA, Milk and Docility.

Benchmark Premium 35’15 Male BFL 35C

February 10 2015

1834826

G A R PROPHET AMF 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

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK ERICA EVA 78’13 (1741632) BENCHMARK ERICA EVA 9147

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF RIR ERICA EVA 8M

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.31

% IMF 4.45

REA +0.80

REA 1.11

Fat -.007

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.1

0.2

RFI ACTUAL

0.82

PERF

AOD 2

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 86 734 1508 EPDs +0.5 47 100 29

From a two-year-old heifer and wow - check the 205 Day and 365 Day Weights. Lot 9 gained 4.67 lbs per day and converted at 5.89 to 1. Ranks in the Top 1% for Marbling and Top 3% for REA. This is a big stout calf you are going to like.

Benchmark Premium 73’15 Male LAA 73C February 19 2015

1834334

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 DDF (1693218) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 102’13 (1731524) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 892

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 SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 5203

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.39

% IMF 5.55

REA +0.87

REA 1.13

Fat +.039

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.9

0.15

RFI ACTUAL

0.49

PERF

AOD 2

12

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 703 1420 EPDs -0.5 43

YW

MILK

83

25

Lot 9 and 10 are three quarter brothers whith great performance and carcass capability. Lot 10 ranks in the Top 1% for Marbling, Ribeye and Maternal Calving Ease, while ranking in the Top 5% or better for Birthweight and Total Maternal. Premium 73’15 gained 4.61 lbs per day and converted at 5.47 to 1.

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Reference Sire G A R Baseline AB297

Genomic Enhanced

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CAA-EPDs

Avg. BW: 87 lbs Avg. 205D: 658 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,357 lbs

BW -0.3 WW +61 YW +112 Milk +30 MARB +0.78 REA +1.25

Co-Owned with Gardiner and Bridges Angus

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 62 781 1227 Index 71.64 73.51 50.66 141.89

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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

We bought Baseline to improve muscle and docility. He scored in the Top 1% for Docility on his 50K card, as well as in the Top 2% for REA and Weaning Weight and in the Top 14% for RFI. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs put him in the Top 1 % for DOC, REA, CE, TM, MCE and Milk, in the Top 2% for Yearling Weight, in the Top 4% for Weaning Weight and Top 7% for Birth

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

Weight, Marbling and Fat, as well in the Top 6% for CW. They talk about single trait selection, I don’t think so, Baseline knocks it out of the park in every category imagineable!

Fat -0.018

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Benchmark Baseline 16’15 Male LAA 16C February 4 2015

1834326

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 851 (1445814) BENCHMARK CLASSIC ROCK 315 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 5160 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 375

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.73

% IMF 3.64

REA +0.74

REA 1.32

Fat -.016

Rib Fat 0.35

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.3

-0.09

RFI ACTUAL

-0.9

PERF

AOD 7

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 77 609 1366 EPDs -2.6 41

YW

MILK

86

26

Maternal brothers work for Granum Colony and Q Ranch. This guy has muscle, an actual 16.79 sq in Ribeye on scanning at 360 days of age. A heifer bull here, ranking in the Top 10% or better for BW, CE, MCE, Marbling, Ribeye and Milk. Baseline 16’15 gained 5.36 lbs per day and converted at 4.64 to 1.

Benchmark Baseline 43’15 Male BFL 43C

February 12 2015

1834832

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 97 NHF (1499288) FORBESVIEW LUCY 215R

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF LCC LAKINA K3218 KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 AMF CAF NHF DDF TOEBBEN MISS LUCY 1086

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

% IMF 5.91

REA +0.79

REA 1.20

Fat +.004

Rib Fat 0.36

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.8

-0.5

RFI ACTUAL

-0.9

PERF

AOD 6

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 98 765 1452 EPDs +2.0 60 103 33

From an ‘Elite’ dam who has sons at Hiebert Ranches and 40 Mile Grazing with a daughter retained. Again a big Ribeye Scan of 16.45 sq in at 352 days of age. Lot 12 ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Marbling. Does a lot of things right! As an individual on test he gained 4.03 lbs per day, converting at 6.35 to 1

Benchmark Baseline 44’15 Male POKE 44C

February 12 2015

1834347

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 745 (1371349) BALE MISS 727 120L

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF G D A R EXECUTIVE 727 AMF NHF CO BOSS PRIDE 45Z

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.50

% IMF 3.88

REA +1.00

REA 1.29

Fat -.002

Rib Fat 0.42

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.3

-0.07

RFI ACTUAL

PERF

AOD 8

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 95 709 1360 EPDs +2.6 58 103 30

-0.88 Again from an ‘Elite’ dam with sons at Schooten’s, Linda and Lee Baynton, East Raymond and Ryan Chipman’s. On test he gained 4.03 lbs per day and converted at 6.02 to 1. He scanned a 16.53 sq. in. Ribeye at 352 days of age. Lot 13 ranks in the Top 10% or better for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Carcass Weight.

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Benchmark Baseline 68’15

Male BFL 68C

February 19 2015

1834850

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDCF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBINA 938 (1521245) ROYAL ELBINA DRCC 2043M NHF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF THOMAS ELBINA 0183 AMF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

% IMF 5.58

REA +0.93

REA -

Fat -.007

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.02

RFI ACTUAL

0.33

PERF

AOD 6

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 79 683 1367 EPDs -0.7 52

YW

MILK

93

26

Maternal brothers work for Daniel Skierka and Scott Heuston. He gained 4.52 lbs per day on test and converted at 5.74 to 1. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye, Marbling and Milk.

Benchmark Baseline 72’15

Male LAA 72C

February 19 2015

1834335

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

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 959 (1499454)) PF E161 PRECISION 2188 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6176 LAVENDER LADY ALCAN 206

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.51

% IMF 4.65

REA +0.76

REA 1.37

Fat -.013

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.6

-

RFI ACTUAL

-

PERF

AOD 6

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 78 599 1212 EPDs -1.5 46

YW

MILK

81

26

Dam is designated ‘Elite’ with two daughters in the herd and sons at Blaine Walburgers and Blood Band Ranch. Very good Ribeye Scan at 15.32 sq in at 345 days of age.

Benchmark Baseline 75’15

Male LAA 75C

February 20 2015

1834336

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 010 (1565611) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 577

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS BLACKBIRD 9537

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.62

REA +0.96

REA 1.24

Fat +.014

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.2

-0.13

RFI ACTUAL

-1.5

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 88 672 1369 EPDs +0.7 54

YW

MILK

99

29

Real nice pedigree on 75’15. His dam traces to one of the best Sitz Traveler 8180 daughters we know of in Blackbird 9537. 75’15 ranks in the Top 15% for BW, WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA, CW and Marbling with REA at Top 1%. You’ll note the Baseline Progeny with some extra muscle, this guy scanning a 15.58 sq in Ribeye at 344 days of age. Lot 16 had a gain of 4.48 lbs per day converting at 5.26 to 1.

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Benchmark Baseline 88’15 Male BFL 88C

February 23 2015

1834859

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 EMULATION N BAR 5522 N BAR PRIMROSE 2424 PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 862 (1461837) THOMAS ESTER 0190

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.47

% IMF 3.67

REA +0.67

REA 1.30

Fat +.002

Rib Fat 0.53

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.9

0.1

RFI ACTUAL

1.1

PERF

AOD 7

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 81 642 1358 EPDs -1.0 45

YW 85

Note the donor cow Ester 0190 on the bottom side and note that the dam here MILK is an own daughter of EXT. Lot 17 ranks in the Top 1% for Maternal Calving Ease, Top 4% for Calving Ease, Top 2 % for Birth Weight, Top 7% for Milk and 26 Top 8% for Ribeye. Gain on test was 4.08 lbs per day converting at 6.26 to 1.

Benchmark Baseline 92’15 Male BFL 92C February 24 2015

1834861

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.65

% IMF 3.75

REA

REA 1.23

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC +0.88 G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Fat G A R GRID MAKER X34

+.018

S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 AMF CAF NHF DDF SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK FOREVER LADY 8308 (1499286) S A V EMULOUS 8145 CAF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF AAF FOREVER LADY 156D CAF SVF BALDRIDGE FOREVER LADY 1F

RFI EPDs

0.07

Rib Fat 0.41 LMY 60.7 RFI ACTUAL

0.82

PERF

AOD 7

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 85 602 1415 EPDs -0.6 51 108 24

92’15 gained 4.92 per day on test and converted at 5.29 to 1 – impressive! Lot 18 ranks in the Top 15% or better for Birth Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Marbling. You can have it all in one package.

Benchmark Baseline 112’15 Male BFL 112C

March 7 2015

1834871

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 091 (1565908) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 776

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF S A V PEACEMAKER 3179 AMF CAF NHF DDF LEACHMAN BLACKBIRD 0061

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.53

% IMF 4.02

REA +0.77

REA 1.36

Fat -0.14

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.4

-0.15

RFI ACTUAL

-1.96

PERF

AOD 5

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 95 640 1330 EPDs +1.4 58 103 29

From a real nice Efficiency Daughter who has two daughters retained. This guy did very well on test gaining 4.61 lbs per day converting at 4.83 to 1. His RFI ranking was 5th out of 65 black bulls. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, Total Maternal, CE, MCE, Ribeye and Carcass Weight.

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Benchmark Baseline 121’15 Male BFL 121C

March 11 2015

1834876 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 NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.59

% IMF 3.69

REA +0.94

REA 1.19

Fat

Rib Fat 0.34

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF -.010 G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 91 NHF (1499287) RFI EPDs RITO 2V1 OF 2536 1407 AMC CAF NHF DDC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 6293 AMF NHC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 4209 -0.01

LMY 62.5 RFI ACTUAL

0.22

PERF

AOD 6

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 651 1319 EPDs +0.5 56

YW

MILK

99

25

Three quarter brother to previous Lot. On test he came in at 3.86 lbs per day converting at 6.07 to 1. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Ribeye with Marbling in the Top 15%. These are not single trait selected cattle as you can see.

Benchmark Baseline 122’15 Male BFL 122C

March 11 2015

1834877

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

G A R US PREMIUM BEEF AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 769 (1417249) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 3014N

G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R EXT 2928 AMF NHF ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 0775

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.54

% IMF 3.93

REA +0.85

REA 1.59

Fat +.004

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.5

-0.07

RFI ACTUAL

PERF

AOD 8

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 95 620 1272 EPDs +2.1 50

YW

MILK

89

26

-1.17 Two maternal brothers work at Michael De Kok’s and Joseph Kaupp’s with a maternal sister at Benchmark. This guy gained 4.17 per day and coverted at 5.1 to 1 placing 12 overall for RFI among the black bulls. He had an actual scan for Ribeye at 17.68 sq in at 325 days of age ranking first of all the black bulls scanned. Note the 3014N cow on the bottom side, she being as thick a cow as we have ever owned.

Benchmark Baseline 123’15 Male LAA 123C

March 12 2015

1834339

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF 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 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK IDOLDEE 076 (1565622) BENCHMARK IDOLDEE 844

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK IDOLDEE 528

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.51

% IMF 4.46

REA +0.82

REA -

Fat -.014

Rib Fat 0.42

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.11

RFI ACTUAL

1.34

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 94 659 1388 EPDs +2.3 53

YW

MILK

97

27

Ranks in the Top 2% for REA, Top 10% or better for Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, and the Top 15% or better for Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight and the Top 20% for Weaning Weight and Marbling. On test 123’15 gained 4.70 lbs per day and converted at 5.56 to 1.

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Benchmark Baseline 170’15

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Male BFL 170C March 31 2015

834906

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.57

% IMF 3.69

REA +0.83

REA 1.19

Fat -.016

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.05

RFI ACTUAL

-0.22

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

708 1437 EPDs -0.5

53

103

30

81

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 Gain on test of 4.78 lb per day with G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC conversion at 5.11 to 1. A younger calf here S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF carrying great numbers, ranking in the Top G A R GRID MAKER X34

G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXT 4927 Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDA ENTENSE 829 (1461533) BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC EVERELDA ENTENSE DRLL 3089N BT EVERELDA ENTENSE 717K

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5% or better for Birth Weight, Milk, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease and Ribeye.

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Reference Sire G A R End Point 5122 11 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 668 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,364 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +3.7 WW +55 YW +101 Milk +26 MARB +1.25 REA +0.67

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

PERF

AOD ET

Fat +0.003

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 74 628 1175 Index 47.92 64.20 50.29 178.24

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, Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight and Total Maternal. Knowing G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 the cows in his pedigree make us very anxious to get his daughters into production. Your Carcass Source

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Bulls Sired by G A R End Point 5122

24

LOT

Benchmark End Point 86’15 Male BFL 86C

February 22 2015

1834856

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

25

LOT

Benchmark End Point 87’15 Male BFL 87C

February 23 2015

1834858

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 5.71

MARB +1.04

% IMF 3.62

REA +0.40

REA 1.20

REA +0.31

REA 1.20

Fat -.010

Rib Fat 0.47

Fat +.003

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.9

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.2

0.18

0.09

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.04

0.11

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIME BEAUTY 759 (1370553) BENCHMARK PRIME BEAUTY 334

G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R EXT 4927 STEVENSON AMBUSH 9731 ISLA BANK PRIME BEAUTY 48A

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 212’11 (1649539) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 7221T

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF TC ADVANTAGE AMF CAF NHF DDC ALCAN BEAUTY 01

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 635 1274 EPDs +0.7 45

YW

MILK

82

24

Maternal brother’s work at Granum Colony and Cynosure Land & Cattle. On test Lot 24 gained 4.0 lbs per day, converting at 6.13 to 1. End Point 86’15 ranks in the Top 15% or better for Birth Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease and Marbling. Note the dam by Retail Product tracing back to the Ebon Hill Matriarch, Prime Beauty 48A.

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LOT

Benchmark End Point 106’15 Male BFL 106C

March 2 2015

1834865

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.93

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 83 652 1386 EPDs +1.1 49

YW

MILK

97

21

Converted at 5.34 to 1 and gained 4.59 lb per day on test. Ranks in the Top 1% for Maternal Calving Ease, so keep his daughters, in the Top 2% for Marbling, so feed his steers, Top 6% for Calving Ease and Top 15% for Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight.

27

LOT

Benchmark End Point 114’15 Male BFL 114C

March 9 2015

1834872

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 5.70

MARB +1.06

% IMF 6.30

REA +0.59

REA 1.26

REA +0.45

REA 1.28

Fat +.014

Rib Fat 0.46

Fat +.003

Rib Fat 0.51

LMY 59.7

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.3

RFI EPDs

0.08

0.1

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-0.68

0.2

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 231’11 (1649554) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 5059R

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 9056

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 85’12 (1672061) BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 6291 AMF

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 95 714 1453 EPDs +4.1 53 100 27

A maternal brother works at Hiebert Ranches. Lot 26 had an actual Ribeye Scan of 15.88 sq in at 334 days of age. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for YW, Milk, Total Maternal, REA, CW and Marbling. This guy really pushes the scale down. On test he gained 4.12 lb per day converting at 5.94 to 1.

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PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 83 663 1315 EPDs +0.6 52

YW

MILK

90

24

ADG on test of 4.17 lbs with conversion at 5.55 to 1. Top 2 % for Marbling, Top 1% for Maternal Calving Ease and Top 6% for Calving Ease. A great IMF Scan at 6.30 %.

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Bulls Sired by G A R End Point 5122

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LOT

Benchmark End Point 133’15 Male BFL 133C

March 15 2015

1834883

29

LOT

Benchmark End Point 148’15 Male BFL 148C

March 20 2015

1834893

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.86

% IMF 4.75

MARB +0.99

% IMF 7.00

REA +0.70

REA 1.25

REA +0.55

REA 1.23

Fat +.008

Rib Fat 0.42

Fat -.008

Rib Fat 0.43

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.8

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.17

0.04

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.85

-0.37

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 222’11 (1654392) 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 BELLE 122’12 (1672088) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN N85 AMF NHF

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISON 1831

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 622 1280 EPDs +2.0 51

YW

MILK

91

24

Top 10% or better for CE, MCE, REA and Marbling. Maternal brother works at Deer Creek. Note the dam is a full sister to the CJD Ranches herdsire Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12 he also sires Lots 56 through 59. Lot 28 gained 3.95 lbs per day on test and converted at 5.97 to 1.

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LOT

Benchmark End Point 149’15 Male LAA 149C

March 21 2015

1834341

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.78

% IMF 5.30

REA +0.66

REA 1.22

Fat +.009

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.16

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 96 672 1382 EPDs +3.1 60 102 22

Maternal brother at Deer Creek. Middle of March calf here, yet weighs right up there. Gained 4.06 lb on test and converted at 5.64 to 1. Ranks in the Top 5% or better for WW, YW, TM, MCE, Ribeye, CW and Marbling.

31

LOT

Benchmark End Point 150’15 Male LAA 150C

March 21 2015

1834342

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.92

% IMF 4.12

REA +0.46

REA 1.22

Fat +.002

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.08

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-0.09

2.03

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 95’12 (1696776) BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 9122

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 7136

RITO 4I9 OF 2536 6807 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 32’11 (1618154) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 6196

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R PRECISION 2536 AMC NHF BASIN PRIME CUT 080M THOMAS BLACKBIRD 9537

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 95 632 1277 EPDs +3.8 54

YW

MILK

88

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Gain on test was 4.28 lb per day and conversion was 5.60 to 1 . Ranks in the Top 15% or better for Weaning Weight, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Marbling. Gotta like this pedigree with Traveler 6807 and Final Answer showing up on the dam’s side.

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 93 760 1470 EPDs +2.5 57 104 28

Maternal brother by Prophet is at East Raymond. The dam traces to the Sitz Traveler 8180 daughter Blackbird 9537 the best 8180 daughter we owned. Let’s not penalize this guy for being born on the 21st day of March. He gained 4.19 lbs per day and converted at 6.02 to 1. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CW and Marbling.

Your Carcass Source

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Bulls Sired by G A R End Point 5122

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LOT

Benchmark End Point 158’15 Male BFL 158C March 26 2015

1834900

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 8’12 (1672014) BENCHMARK RITA 073

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK RITA 82

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.91

% IMF 4.33

REA +0.78

REA 1.21

Fat +.009

Rib Fat 0.59

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.15

RFI ACTUAL

0.82

PERF

AOD 3

33

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 685 1362 EPDs +2.2 51

YW

MILK

93

31

Here is a young bull that really performed on test, gaining 4.92 lbs per day with a conversion ratio of 4.86 to 1. Love to have a feedlot full of steers performing like that! He is in the Top 15% or better for Yearling Weight and Carcass Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Marbling. Bred for end product merit.

Benchmark End Point 160’15 Male BFL 160C March 26 2015

1834901

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC 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 THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK BEAUTY 71

BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 229’11 (1649553) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 9254

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 646 1433 EPDs +2.7 47

34

LOT

YW

MILK

89

21

ACTUAL

MARB +1.04

% IMF 4.85

REA +0.45

REA 1.31

Fat +.005

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.09

RFI ACTUAL

0.46

Great gain on test at 5.05 lbs per day with feed conversion at 4.88 to 1. Amazing!! He ranks in the Top 2% for Marbling EPD and his actual scan data is to be noted with a 15.3 sq in Ribeye at only 310 days of age.

Benchmark End Point 161’15 Male BFL 161C

CARCASS EPDs

March 27 2015

1834902

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF 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 DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 O C C GREAT PLAINS 943G AMF CAF NHF DDF LCC ISABELLA K3153

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.85

% IMF 5.75

REA +0.67

REA 1.22

Fat +0.017

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.2

RFI ACTUAL

1.79

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

4

88

22

WW

YW

MILK

671 1373 EPDs +2.0 50

91

28

Just shy of 5 lb gain per day at 4.96 and with a conversion ratio of 5.01 to 1. Lot 34 ranks in the Top 7% or better for Marbling, Ribeye, Milk and Total Maternal. Great scan on Lot 34 for % IMF and Ribeye!

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Reference Sire Benchmark Midland 753 12 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 87 lbs Avg. 205D: 648 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,343 lbs

Genomic Enhanced

CAA-EPDs

BW +0.6 WW +47 YW +91 Milk +19 MARB +0.08 REA +0.34 Fat +0.007

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, as well as being in the Top 8 % for Dry Matter Intake. One wonders at times about all the numbers, the math of it all, but it is proven to work. Do check the RFI stats on the Midland Sired bulls as well as the feed conversion results. A good friend of mine, Mark Gardiner, has a motto, ‘Validate, Prove, Compare and be sure to multiply the best.’ Our motto has been, ‘Be sure your cattle measure up - Use a Benchmark Bull!’ Your Carcass Source

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

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

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LOT

Benchmark Midland 8’15 Male BFL 8C January 29 2015

1834809 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233

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

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY S 8220 (1444346) STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LADY S 6220 BENCHMARK LADY S 4146

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.29

% IMF 3.68

REA +0.35

REA 1.31

Fat -.017

Rib Fat 0.39

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.7

-0.17

RFI ACTUAL

-0.9

PERF

Actual Ribeye Scan of 16.08 sq in at 366 days of age.

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 649 1271 EPDs +0.4 46

AOD 7

Benchmark Midland 21’15 Male BFL 21C February 05 2015

1834816

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

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

GARDENS PRIME STAR AMF CAF NHF DDF GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF GREEN GARDEN BLKBD D17 S1 Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9261 (1535990) S A NEUTRON 377 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 4212 TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

YW

MILK

83

19

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.35

% IMF 3.67

REA +0.37

REA 1.00

Fat +.017

Rib Fat 0.59

RFI EPDs

LMY 54.3

0.09

RFI ACTUAL

-0.55

Lot 4 is out of a full sister to Midland 21’15, and a full brother to Lot 36 is at Ron Wolfater Ranching. Note that Tibbie D 4212 is designated ‘Elite-Premier’ by the Canadian Angus Assoc. while Tibbie D 145 by Sitz Aliiance 6595 was a valued donor at Benchmark. Lot 36 gained 4.43 lbs per day on test and converted at 5.66 to 1.

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PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 99 676 1418 EPDs +.2.6 49

Benchmark Midland 25’15 Male LAA 25C February 7 2015

1834328

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

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 0114 (1565628) N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 744 BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 5203

YW

MILK

90

21

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.30

% IMF 3.97

REA +0.35

REA 1.22

Fat +.009

Rib Fat 0.35

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.6

-0.22

RFI ACTUAL

-2.25

Maternal brothers are at Schooten and Sons and at Brent McGlynn’s. On test this guy gained 4.25 lbs per day and converted at 5.25 to 1 and ranked at #2 for RFI.

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PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 99

WW

YW

MILK

628 1285 EPDs +2.4 48

90

20

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

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LOT

Benchmark Midland 27’15 Male BFL 427C February 8 2015

1834820

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK SALLY 8197 (1444334) F A R KRUGERRAND 410H AMF CAF NHF DDF SUPERB 410H LASS BEAU VALLEY LASS

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.20

% IMF 4.37

REA +0.32

REA 1.11

Fat +.007

Rib Fat 0.56

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.5

-0.11

RFI ACTUAL

-0.37

2nd Top gaining bull on test at 5.56 lbs per day with a conversion of 4.76 to 1. Hard to find bulls with this type of economic benefit bred in.

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LOT

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 660 1477 EPDs +0.6 45

Benchmark Midland 30’15 Male BFL 30C February 9 2015

1834825

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233 S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIDE 0126 (1565931) BASIN PRIME CUT 080M BENCHMARK PRIDE 7008 BENCHMARK PRIDE 3163

YW

MILK

83

23

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.28

% IMF 2.95

REA +0.37

REA 1.10

Fat -.005

Rib Fat 0.42

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.2

-0.22

RFI ACTUAL

-2.37

Well here we are... #1 rate of gain at 5.64 lbs per day and ranked #1 for RFI by Grow Safe. His conversion factor at 4.21 of Dry Matter Intake for 1 lb of gain. Phenomenal!

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 636 1367 EPDs +0.2 47

YW

MILK

86

18

“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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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

40

LOT

Benchmark Midland 37’15 Male BFL 37C February 10 2015

1834828

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

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 BARBARA 9149 (1514955) G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BARBARA 70013 BENCHMARK BARBARA 271

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.42

% IMF 3.87

REA +0.30

REA 1.21

Fat -.003

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.6

-0.08

RFI ACTUAL

-0.57

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

6

82

633 1233 EPDs

44

86

21

41

LOT

-0.8

Remember the sire on this group of bulls Benchmark Midland 753 on 50K Genomic Test ranked in the Top 1% for RFI. I think we have proven that ranking. This guy ranks #21 out of 63 bulls with gain of 4.30 lbs per day with a conversion of 5.43 to 1.

Benchmark Midland 53’15 Male LAA 53C February 14 2015

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.41

% IMF 4.21

REA +0.29

REA 1.10

Fat +.027

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.8

1834332

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 50’11 (1618156)) STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 918 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 5152

-0.1

RFI ACTUAL

-0.33

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 691 1515 EPDs +1.2 48

YW

MILK

91

22

Maternal brothers at Blood Band Ranch and Rosetown Farming. Lot 41 is the #1, 365D Weight bull. On test he gained just shy of 5 lbs per day at 4.92 and converted at 5.39 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Midland 753

42

LOT

Benchmark Midland 58’15 Male BFL 58C February 15 2015

1834841

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

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 9172 (1499372) B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK HEROINE 619 BENCHMARK HEROINE 485

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.17

% IMF 3.98

REA +0.31

REA 1.10

Fat +.007

Rib Fat 0.55

RFI EPDs

LMY 55.2

-0.17

RFI ACTUAL

-1.15

PERF

AOD 6

43

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 79 608 1305 EPDs -1.4 38

YW

MILK

73

23

A maternal sister is at Pine Haven. On test Midland 58’15 gained 4.48 lbs and converted at 5.20 to 1 and ranks #13 for RFI among the 63 black bulls. Heifer bull on Lot 42!

Benchmark Midland 60’15 Male BFL 60C February 16 2015

1834844

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

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Dam: G A R PREDESTINED C F 2787 (1597819) BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 208 AMF CAC NHF DDF G A R 208 NEW DESIGN 2573 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXPECTATION 461 AMF NHF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.44

% IMF 3.92

REA +0.38

REA 1.13

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.46

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.9

-0.16

RFI ACTUAL

-1.41

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 616 1319 EPDs +0.9 46

YW

MILK

83

21

Maternal Brothers work for a couple of real good breeding establisments, Burke Creek Ranch and Brower Ranching Co. On test Lot 43 gained 4.76 lbs per day with a conversion ratio of 4.89 to 1 and ranks #10 for RFI.

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44

LOT

Benchmark Midland 71’15 Male BFL 71C February 19 2015

1861336 AMF TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233

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

SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 AMF CAF NHF DDF S A V EMULOUS 8145 CAF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 7291 (1444249) ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF MAPLE KNOLL LUCY 3003S AMC ROYAL LUCY DRCC 3003N

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.29

% IMF 3.64

REA +0.39

REA 1.26

Fat +.04

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.3

-0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-1.19

Maternal brother is at Waterton Colony. On Test, 4.06 ADG at 5.49 to 1 conversion with a RFI ranking #11. Heifer bull on this guy.

45

LOT

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 77 618 1269 EPDs -1.5 47

Benchmark Midland 80’15 Male BFL 80C February 21 2015

1836971

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 ELBA 53’11 (1618271) BENCHMARK ELBA 810

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

YW

MILK

83

20

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.32

% IMF 3.52

REA +0.25

REA 1.35

Fat -.001

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.5

-0.09

RFI ACTUAL

-0.15

This guy scanned a 16.59 sq in Ribeye at 343 days of age weighing 1225 lbs which equates to 1.35 sq in of REA per 100 lbs of body weight. There is muscle in these cattle. This guy has maternal brothers at Seven Persons Grazing and CJD Ranching. Heifer Bull in Lot 45.

46

LOT

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 82 705 1343 EPDs -1.2 49

Benchmark Midland 111’15 Male BFL 111C March 7 2015

1836985

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

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 144’11 (1618321) BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 99

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 662 NHF

YW

MILK

85

22

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.43

% IMF 5.14

REA +0.19

REA 1.29

Fat +.016

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.6

-0.06

RFI ACTUAL

0.55

Booneco Feeders and Deer Creek have maternal borthers. Nice IMF scan of 5.14.

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PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 89 661 1313 EPDs +1.5 49

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YW

MILK

93

20


Reference Sire Triara Made to Order 366Y 9 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 84 lbs Avg. 205D: 637 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,316 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +1.3 WW +49 YW +102 Milk +33 MARB +0.33 REA +0.47 Fat +0.068

PERF

AOD 5

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F Index 53.43 54.35 12.78 132.52 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 10% for Carcass Weight, Top 20% 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.

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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

47

LOT

Benchmark Made to Order 28’15 Male BFL 28C

48

LOT

February 8 2015

1834821 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.61

Benchmark Made to Order 45’15 Male BFL 45C

February 13 2015

1834834 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 4.47

MARB +0.53

% IMF 4.29

REA +0.40

REA 1.16

REA +0.53

REA 1.12

Fat +.036

Rib Fat 0.39

Fat +.038

Rib Fat 0.30

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.2

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.5

-0.02

-0.09

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-1.98

-1.68

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 66 (1345904) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 2128M

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 B C C BUSHWACKER 41-93 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 3109

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK ELBINA 821 (1461849) ROYAL ELBINA DRCC 2043M NHF

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF THOMAS ELBINA 0183 AMF

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 615 1312 EPDs +0.7 46

YW

MILK

87

29

Sons of Lucy 66 work at Del Giles, Blaine Walburger and Ron Wolfater Ranching and she is ‘Elite’ by the Canadian Angus Assoc. standards. On test Lot 47 gained 4.72 lbs per day with a conversion of 4.94 to 1 and ranked #4 for RFI among the black bulls.

49

LOT

Benchmark Made to Order 47’15 Male BFL 47C

PERF

AOD 7

1834835

YW

MILK

88

25

Maternal brother works at Snake Valley Farms. Grow Safe test shows ADG of 3.59 with a conversion of 5.96 to 1 and a #7 ranking for RFI.

50

LOT

February 13 2015

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 622 1229 EPDs +1.0 46

Benchmark Made to Order 57’15 Male BFL 57C

February 15 2015

1834842 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.28

% IMF 3.42

MARB +0.27

% IMF 3.94

REA +0.52

REA 1.31

REA +0.51

REA 1.23

Fat +.022

Rib Fat 0.38

Fat +.037

Rib Fat 0.31

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.4

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.3

0.01

0.04

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.29

-0.24

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

PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 812 (1461607) BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

PAPA OPTIMA 9818 PAPA ENVIOUS BLACKBIRD 8832 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

S A V BANDOLIER 1916 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 824 (1461678) BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

S V F BANDOLIER CAF BOYD FOREVER LADY 7122 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 92 668 1249 EPDs +1.6 43

YW

MILK

80

31

Sons of Rita 812 work at Steve Ozkowski’s, Baynton Ranch, Henenger Farms and CJD Ranching with a full sister at Benchmark.

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PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 85 618 1244 EPDs +1.2 46

YW

MILK

87

31

Maternal brother’s are at Arlin Cash Ranch and Darwin Balog’s. On test this guy turned in an average daily gain of 4.65 while converting at 5.12 to 1. If you are needing a touch of milk in you herd, these Made to Order sons will sure do that!

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Bulls Sired by Triara Made to Order 366Y

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LOT

Benchmark Made to Order 64’15

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

1834847

MARB +0.45

% IMF 4.16

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

REA +0.39

REA 1.19

Fat +0.051

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.3

Male BFL 64C February 17 2015

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 8192 AMF (1444332) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF WILLABAR ROSBUD 110K

-0.03

RFI ACTUAL

-1.01

Kevin Huery and Granum Colony have maternal brothers and a full sister is in the herd with her first calf selling as Lot 2. This guy gained 4.67 lbs per day with a 4.93 to 1 feed conversion and ranks #14 for RFI. Lot 51 warrants heifer bull status.

52

LOT

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 78 613 1329 EPDs -0.8 38

Benchmark Made to Order 66’15 Male BFL 66C February 18 2015

1836972

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

G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R EXT 4927 Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 70013 (1411692) EBON HILL MAGIC MAN 41’97 BENCHMARK BARBARA 271 BENCHMARK BARBARA 101’95

YW

MILK

78

30

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.44

% IMF 3.20

REA +0.39

REA 1.16

Fat +0.029

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.2

0.03

RFI ACTUAL

-0.04

A maternal sister is at Benchmark with a son selling as Lot 40 and maternal brothers work at Lance Schamber’s and Dan Skierka’s. On test Lot 52 gained 4.65 lbs per day and converted at 5.21 to 1. Lot 52 will work on heifers.

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 80 611 1317 EPDs -0.1 43

YW

MILK

87

27

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53

LOT

Benchmark Made to Order 91’15 Male BFL 91C February 24 2015

1836973

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

LEACHMAN RIGHT TIME DMF AMF ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 3005N THOMAS IDOLDEE 0408 Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDAENTENSE 6326 (1368005) BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC EVERELDA ENTENSE DRLL 3089N BT EVERELDA ENTENSE 717K

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.25

% IMF 2.8

REA +0.28

REA 1.32

Fat +.052

Rib Fat 0.52

RFI EPDs

LMY 58

0.09

RFI ACTUAL

0.86

Gained 4.14 lbs per day on Grow Safe test and converted at 5.37 to 1.

54

LOT

PERF

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 87 640 1302 EPDs +0.5 44

AOD 9

Benchmark Made to Order 108’15 Male BFL 108C March 4 2015

1836974

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 9303 (1536017) THOMAS ESTER 0190

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

YW

MILK

87

30

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 4.21

REA +0.23

REA 1.18

Fat +.033

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.7

0.03

RFI ACTUAL

0.62

On test, 4.78 ADG with a 5.54 to 1 conversion. A maternal brother is at Deer Creek. Ester 0190 an own daughter of the Elite, Select Sires, Ambush 2172 was a donor at Banchmark. Younger bull here that really weighs up.

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LOT

PERF

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 80 666 1460 EPDs -1.4 49

AOD 6

Benchmark Made to Order 126’15 Male BFL 126C March 13 2015

1836986

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

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK EVERELDA ENTENSE 099 (1565912) G A R RETAIL PRODUCT AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK EVERELDA ENTENSE 829 EVERELDA ENTENSE DRLL 3089N

YW

MILK

91

25

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.41

% IMF 5.16

REA +0.32

REA 1.16

Fat +.029

Rib Fat 0.46

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.3

0.08

RFI ACTUAL

-0.02

Maternal brothers are at Rosetown Farming and Blaine Walburger’s. These very moderate Payoff daughters get the job done. 126’15 gained 4.78 lbs per day with a conversion factor of 5.19 to 1.

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PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW 86

WW

YW

MILK

677 1400 EPDs +0.8 45

89

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Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Reference Sire Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12 4 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 77 lbs Avg. 205D: 650 lbs Avg. 365D: 1320 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -0.9 WW +37 YW +74 Milk +21 MARB +0.76

TC Aberdeen Pictured PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value $W

ET

87

651 1054 Index

$F

$G

REA +1.12 Fat -0.011

$B

37.09 35.16 36.11 101.43

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF NHF CAF DDF B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 979739AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY US12559297 Sire: TC ABERDEEN 759 1485453 AMF NHF CAF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 208 1088254 AMF NHF CAC DDF TC BLACKBIRD 4034 CAF TC BLACBIRD 1013 US13976427DDF SS TRAVELER 6807 T510AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF DHD TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF SS MISS HI SPADE A114 US11665432 Dam: G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 1468234 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 US12548568 AMF NHF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 US 14011097 G A R SLEPP EASY 2038 US 13254885 The T 510 Dam of Aberdeen 188’12 has had a storied career with a son Benchmark Predestined 8301 carrying herdsire duties at Benchmark leaving us 174 calves, a son Benchmark Prime Star 9309 used at Benchmark, a son at Rob and Audrey Taylor’s, a son at Hengerer Farms, a son at Byron Hougen’s and two sons at Scott Heuston’s as well as leaving us six daughters as replacements and she is due to calve again this spring. The sire TC Aberdeen 759 (picture above) 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. We sold Aberdeen 188’12 to CJD Ranching this spring so this will be the last offspring available. He served us well.

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12

56

LOT

Benchmark Aberdeen 83’15 Male BFL 83C

February 21 2015

1834854

57

LOT

Benchmark Aberdeen 102’15 Male LAA 102C

March 1 2015

1834337

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.86

% IMF 4.55

MARB +0.70

% IMF 4.22

REA +0.73

REA 1.22

REA +0.79

REA 1.42

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.62

Fat -.013

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY 54.4

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.3

-0.02

0.03

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-0.46

-0.71

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

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

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PRIDE 132’13 (1741673) BENCHMARK PRIDE 30’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF NHF DDF BAR-X QUEEN NADINE 12N

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 162’13 (1732746) G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 959 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6176

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 75 697 1370 EPDs -2.8 50

YW

MILK

95

26

Heifer Bull for sure! Ranks in the Top 15% or better for Birth Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Marbling. On feed test gained 4.30 lbs per day and converted at 5.49 to 1. We really like these A011 daughters, moderate, easy keepers with real nice udders.

58

LOT

Benchmark Aberdeen 107’15 Male BFL 107C

March 3 2015

1834868

PERF

AOD 2

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

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 66 620 1162 EPDs -2.3 46

YW

MILK

87

23

Another heifer bull here. Note that Lavender Lady 959 is ‘Elite.’ Not the biggest bull in the sale but if you are breeding heifers and want to be hands off at calving take this guy home.

59

LOT

Benchmark Aberdeen 134’15 Male BFL 134C

March 15 2015

1834880

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.75

% IMF 4.24

MARB +0.87

% IMF 3.94

REA +0.75

REA 1.17

REA +0.84

REA 1.23

Fat -.016

Rib Fat 0.44

Fat -.000

Rib Fat 0.46

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.1

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.1

0.08

-0.01

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.6

0.2

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

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 DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 112’13 (1741660) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 090

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 768

G A R PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NALIE 48’13 (1741612) BENCHMARK NALIE 2’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF NHF DDF JOHNSTON MAX TRADITION 884C

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 635 1364 EPDs +1.5 49

YW

MILK

90

24

Gain on test, 4.32 lbs per day with conversion at 5.41 to 1. Lot 58 ranks in the Top 10% or better for REA and Marbling.

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PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 81 648 1384 EPDs -0.6 44

YW

MILK

84

22

From an A011, two year-old heifer. A middle of March calf that gained 4.21 on test at 5.38 to 1. Heifer bull with calving ease rating in Top 2% and Birth Weight in Top 5% with REA at Top 2% and Marbling in the Top 4%.

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Prophet 155’13          

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LOT

Benchmark Premium 156’15 Male BFL 156C March 24 2015

1839073

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 155’13 (1733377) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK MAIDEN 79’11 NHF BENCHMARK MAIDEN 710 BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 61’11 (1618277) BENCHMARK LUCY 9189

ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 6063S AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LUCY 66

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.86

% IMF 3.44

REA +0.26

REA 1.40

Fat +0.01

Rib Fat 0.35

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.05

RFI ACTUAL

0.53

PERF

AOD 4

61

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 82 761 1296 EPDs +0.4 43

YW

MILK

80

22

Note Lucy 66, dam of Lot 47, is ‘Elite’. Sired by the bull we called Jr. who now works for Rob & Audrey Taylor. Ranks in the Top 5% for Calving Ease and Top 10% for Birth Weight. End of March calf with actual weight end of January of 1105 lbs having gained 4.14 lbs per day with conversion of 5.37 to 1.

Benchmark Premium 173’15 Male BFL 173C April 2 2015

1837455

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF Sire: BENCHMARK PROPHET 155’13 (1733377) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK MAIDEN 79’11 NHF BENCHMARK MAIDEN 710 BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF (1435285) SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF DDF

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 2114

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.80

% IMF 3.80

REA +0.24

REA 1.18

Fat +.013

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-1.74

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 79 727 1379 EPDs +0.3 43

YW

MILK

86

18

ADG on test 4.50 converting at 4.80 to 1 with an RFI ranking of #6. The dam has sons at Chin Ridge Farms, Frank Edwards in Ontario, Lauren Thorsteinson’s, Burke Creek Ranch, Doug McClelland plus four daughters retained. Note the dam is by Midland the sire of our Midland 753 herdsire.

Jamie Jensen-Whitney Box 301 Maple Creek SK S0N 1N0 (306)662-4420 Home (403)892-3486 Cell jentech.ultrasound.2013@gmail.com www.jentechultrasound.com Your Carcass Source

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Bulls Sired by Other Bulls

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LOT

Benchmark Classic Rock 183’15 Male LAA 183C May 3 2015

1837454

FHCC CLASSIC ROCK AMF CAF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK CLASSIC ROCK 17’13 (1731515) BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 75’11

ROCKN D AMBUSH 1531 AMF CAF NHF DDF P A R LADY 818 DDF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 8103

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 15’12 (1696759) ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 028 BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 6196

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.61

% IMF 2.99

REA +0.53

REA 1.30

Fat -0.012

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.19

RFI ACTUAL

-2.16

PERF

AOD 3

63

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 96 770 1343 EPDs +2.7 49

YW

MILK

85

25

From a bull we own with the Whitney’s. Lot 62 is the youngest calf in the sale yet gained on test 4.21 lbs per day, converted at 4.45 to 1 and placed third on the RFI rankings. Note that Blackbird 028 is ‘Elite’ with four calves ratioing 109 with her dam Blackbird 6196 designated ‘Elite/Premier’ by the Canadian Angus Assoc. Could be the buy of the sale!

Benchmark Top Shelf 19’15 Male BFL 19C

February 5 2015

1834815

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 PROPHET A011 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 104’13 (1741651) BENCHMARK HEROINE 65’11

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK HEROINE 9172

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.41

% IMF 4.51

REA +0.61

REA 1.34

Fat -.007

Rib Fat 0.43

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.1

-0.2

RFI ACTUAL

-1.52

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 88 652 1407 EPDs +0.7 53 105 22

ADG at 5.3, conversion at 4.58 to 1 with a RFI ranking of #8 of the black bulls. These Ten X cattle are the most popular thing on the continent. No more semen in Canada, so help yourself here. Lot 63 ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, CW, Marbling and REA.

Benchmark Your Carcass Source

In our last sale catalogue we talked about the beginnings of Benchmark Beef Inc. and how it has grown over the years. The Benchmark Brand is very well accepted and featured in surrounding area restaurants and retail stores. To keep up and meet continuing demand we have acquired a small processing plant and are now harvesting close to 80 head a week. We will see where that takes us. Life is a journey and as we mentioned before we are so very grateful to those local people that gave us a chance. Mocha Cabana, Top’s Pizza, Sisters, Pop’s,

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Nutter’s Natural Foods, D’s Catering, Premium Sausage and 320 Burgers in Calgary are counted as very special friends and customers. We have come a long way and learned a great deal in these twelve years. It is a tough business to say the least. The consumer is king and we must keep customers very satisfied. This requires supplying just what the customer wants. Some cattle make the grade and there are some that don’t. ‘Pasture to Plate,’ it is for real at Benchmark!

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Reference Sire Red Dunn Better 500A 10 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 85 lbs Avg. 205D: 669 lbs Avg. 365D: 1347 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW -0.9 WW +74 YW +119 Milk +21 MARB +1.08 REA +0.23 Fat +0.01

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

9

89

724 1224 Index

168 TOP 2%

54 TOP 1 %

red beckton nebula m045 1582669OSF RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 RA979031 OSF RED BECKTON LANA M809 EP RA855048 Sire: RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 RA138919 MAF NHF OSF RED LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 1318819 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 RA1186434 OSF RED BROWN MS ABIGRACE L7730 RA794710 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L 1460520 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 1038594 OSF MAF Dam: RED LSF SWEETNESS JQEFI P4085 RA970150 OSF MAF RED MISS LL ROB LOW 929 RA6555053 OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RA657251 RED LCC HEAVEN OR BUST 1000B 788585 OSF MAF RED LJRA NON HEAV G1373 RA560540 The dam of Dunn better A500 is none other than the dam of LSF JBOB Expectation 60345 known as the EPD Monster with marbling EPD of +1.39 being the Top Marbling Bull on the Canadian Registry with a son at number 3. The sire of Dunn Better, Brown Alliance x 7795 is a full brother to Accelerated Genetics roster bull Brown Synergy and a full sister to the dam of Brown Complete a highly touted Red Angus bull showing a Herdbuilder score of 218. Note the Abigrace L7730 our high-earning female in Reg Angus history.

Brown Alliance X7795

She appears in the lineage of our herdsire Commitment, as well. Dunn Better A500 ranks in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Total Maternal, Carcass Weight, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy while being in the Top 10% for Ribeye and Milk, note his Top 2% and 1% for Herd Builder and Gridmaster. His calves are stout and powerful with unpredecented muscle as eveidenced by the extraordinary Ribeye Scans. With the cows in his pedigree we expect great things from his daughters.

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Bulls Sired by Red Dunn Better 500A

64

LOT

Red Benchmark Better Yet 3’15 Male BFR 3C

February 2 2015

1834124

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 6’12 (1671932) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 048

PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED CHETA OF BENCHMARK 629

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.67

% IMF 3.05

REA +0.34

REA 1.26

Fat +.000

Rib Fat 0.21

RFI EPDs

LMY 66.4

0.01

RFI ACTUAL

0.22

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 91 649 1404 EPDs -0.7 67 105 19

65

On test ADG of 4.72 lbs with a conversion factor of 5.18 to 1. This guy scanned a 16.15 sq in Ribeye at 362 days of age. The extra muscle Dunn Better transmits to his offspring is amazing. Lot 64 ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, TM, REA, CW and Marbling Stay and HPG with the later three in the Top 1%.

Red Benchmark Better Yet 8’15

LOT

Male BFR 8C

February 6 2015

1834127

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 95 (1500164) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 7100

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED LAKIMA OF BENCHMARK 830

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.75

% IMF 3.02

REA +0.19

REA 1.15

Fat +.002

Rib Fat 039

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.3

-0.02

RFI ACTUAL

-0.46

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW

WW

YW

MILK

6

711 1436 EPDs

65

104

22

38

89

-0.6

Maternal sisters are owned by Dean Somerville and James & Joan McKinley of Ontario. This guy ranks in the Top 10% or better for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Carcass Weight, Marbling, Stay and Heifer Pregnancy. On test he gained 5.38 lbs per day while converting feed to gain at a ratio of 4.83 to 1. His RFI ranking is #9 out of the 29 Red Angus Bulls

Benchmark Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by Red Dunn Better 500A

66

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 13’15 Male BFR 13C February 7 2015

1834129

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.80

% IMF 3.95

REA +0.14

REA 1.39

Fat +.015

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.9

0

RFI ACTUAL

67

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 14’15 Male BFR 14C February 7 2015

Maternal brother’s are owned by Clark Tucker and Lomond Grazing, with one daughter at Benchmark she being the dam of Transition, the Semex Sire and one daughter is at Estuary Colony. On test Lot 67 gained 4.48 lbs per day and converted at 5.07 to 1. Better Yet 14/15 ranks in the Top 20% or better for BW, YW, Milk, TMCE, Ribeye, Marbling, Stay and Heifer Pregnancy and rank #11 for RFI.

1834130

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.39

% IMF 3.17

REA +0.15

REA 1.16

Fat +.020

Rib Fat 0.35

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.1

0.1

RFI ACTUAL

0.95

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK FIREFLY 8110 (1479720) RED FIREFLY OF BENCHMARK 442

PERF

AOD 7

RED BUF CRK ROMEO L081 OSC MAF RED CHAMPLAIN MARIAS ECHETA 08 RED GET-A-LONG KAYAK 024 RED CIRCLE R FIREFLY 98B

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 81 648 1383 EPDs -3.0 59

YW

MILK

95

20

-0.26

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 Dam: RED BENCHMARK LANA 756 (1374407) RED BAR-X LANA 133R

PERF

If my memory serves me correct, 13’15 holds the record for the largest ribeye ever scanned at Benchmark at 18.04 sq in. On test Lot 66 recorded a 4.96 ADG and converted at 5.28 to 1. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for YW, TM, CE BW, Marbling and Heifer Pegnancy.

68

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 26’15 Male BFR 26C

February 13 2015

1834133

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.69

% IMF 3.25

REA +0.40

REA 1.36

Fat -.001

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

LMY 66

0.02

AOD 7

69

LOT

RED VDAR CHIEF JOSEPH 420 RED BASIN MONA 506G RED LEACHMAN ROBOBULL 8101 RED BAR-X LANA 18K

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 81 648 1383 EPDs -3.0 59

YW

MILK

95

20

Benchmark Better Yet 29’15 Male BFR 29C February 16 2015

1834134

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.84

% IMF 3.61

REA +0.21

REA 1.29

Fat +.006

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.8

0.01

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.35

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK GRAND CANYON 816 RED RIR REBELLO 35L Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 45’11 OSF (1618218) RED COMPASS DIVIDEND 467M RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 424 OSC RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 262

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 92 621 1337 EPDs +0.1 65

YW

MILK

97

20

Our good frient Brent Barbero owns a maternal brother. Note the 424 cow she is the dam of Benchmark Better Beef, The Denver Grand Champion. It is interesting to note that Mulberry of Brylor fame comes from the same cow family. On test Lot 68 gained 4.30 lbs per day and converted at 5.38 to 1.

-0.18

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 28’12 (1671950) RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 010

PERF

AOD 3

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 5102

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 87 668 1342 EPDs -2.1 65 104 23

Ranks in the Top 15% or better for BW, WW, YW, Milk, TM, REA, CW, Marbling, Stay & HPG. On test he gained 4.52 lbs per day and converted at 5.09 to 1 and ranks #12 for RFI amont the Red Angus Bulls.

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Bulls Sired by Red Dunn Better 500A

70

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 30’15 Male BFR 30C February 16 2015

1834135

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 3.96

REA +0.28

71

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 55’15 Male BFR 55C

February 23 2015

1834144

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.92

% IMF 3.73

REA 1.29

REA +0.24

REA 1.39

Fat -.006

Rib Fat 0.55

Fat -.014

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.1

RFI EPDs

LMY 65.5

-0.02

0.04

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-0.49

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CARMELLA 933 (1500188) RED GET-A-LONG CARMELLA 298

PERF

AOD 6

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED BAKERS CENTURY GET-A-LONG CARMELLA 164

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 73 610 1307 EPDs -4.4 54

YW 86

MILK

72

PERF

21

Benchmark Better Yet 67’15 Male BFR 67C February 27 2015

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BENCHMARK GRAND CANYON 816 Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLA 42’11 (1618216) RED BELLA OF BENCHMARK 954

Lot 70 gained 4.34 lbs per day, converted at 5.11 to 1 and ranked #8 for RFI. Better Yet 30’15 ranks in the Top 10% or better for BW, Milk, CE, REA, Marbling, Stay & HPG.

LOT

-0.93

1834147

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.67

% IMF 3.66

REA +0.20

AOD 4

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED RIR REBELLO 35L RED PRECISION OF BENCHMARK 776 NHF OSF RED BELLA OF BENCHMARK 355

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 84 719 1276 EPDs 0.0 63

YW

MILK

93

20

55’15 ranks in the Top 15% or better for WW, YW, TM, Ribeye, Marbling Stay and Heifer Pregancy. On test he gained 3.81 lbs per day with conversion at 5.46 to 1. He ranked #6 for RFI amond the Red Angus Bulls. Phil Rowland, a longtime friend and customer has a son of Bella 42’11.

73

LOT

Benchmark Better Yet 82’15 Male BFR 82C March 5 2015

1834153

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.72

% IMF 5.31

REA 1.33

REA +0.27

REA 1.34

Fat +.037

Rib Fat 0.55

Fat +.008

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.7

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.5

0.09

0.01

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.68

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 12’12 (1671940) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 028

PERF

AOD 3

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF COPPER LASS 2392 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 84 654 1297 EPDs -1.8 58

YW

MILK

98

22

EPD rankings show 67’15 in the Top 15% or better for BW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, REA, CW, Marbling, Stay & HPG. On test he gained 3.92 per day and converted at 5.99 to 1.

40

0.09

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BENCHMARK EXPRESS 931 Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 48’11 (1618220) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 930

PERF

AOD 4

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 674 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK CHETA 77

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 92 741 1457 EPDs -1.3 57

YW

MILK

92

23

Top 15% or better for YW, Milk, TM, Ribeye, Marbling, Stay and Heifer Pregnancy. On Grow Salfe he gained 5.05 lbs per day with a conversion ratio of 4.99 to 1 with the #13 RFI Ranking. Lot 73 has an extraordinary scan with and IMF score of 5.31 and an actual Riveye measurement of 17.25 sq in at 331 days of age.

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Reference Sire Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613Y 9 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 91 lbs Avg. 205D: 685 lbs Avg. 365D: 1406 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW +4.5 WW +97 YW +159 Milk +9 MARB +0.91 REA +0.70 Fat +40.01

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

4

81

667 1401 Index

145 TOP 9%

54 TOP 1 %

Red Pie Gridmaster 589 Sire: RED L3jg-mew gridiron 806U RA1229644 osf Red Lsf Cover girl La414

RED lcb hoss a444n RED Pie Krugger Kanyon 353 Red lcc New Chapter a705l red lsf logan h1375

RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N Dam: Red Mew Elizabeth 710t RA1199535 osf Red ms nsf millenium

red BFCK cherokee cnyn4912 red lsf logan h1375 l1414 red neo-sho milenium 065g red ms nsf kingofmatt G158

When you look at this bull’s progeny you will see that he lives up to his name. He is a Game Changer! We love the performance, structural correctness and fleshing ability that he has, as well as, his superb carcass characteristics and it is clear that he passes this on to his progeny. Game Changer has one of the best maternal backgrounds that we have come across. His paternal grand dam is from the #1 cow family at Ludvigson Stock Farms and sports a 108 MPPA. The high performance dam has a tremendous udder and is very easy keeping and has obtained a 101.3 MPPA and is backed up by 5 dams with over a 102 MPPA. We are very excited about getting his daughters into production.

Game Changer scanned 5.51% IMF with a big 15.4 sq in ribeye with 0.22 of fat cover and had a 365 day wight of 1401 lbs. He had the largest REA and 16th highest IMF score of the Ludvigson 2012 Herd Builder Sale, and that is no small feat with 150 bulls selling. He sired our Top Selling Red Angus Bull a year ago with Lot 64 and Lot 63 commanding $35,000 and $25,000 from two very well respected operations in Jensen Red Angus and Rowland Ranches. These Game Changer sons are thick and weigh up and carry out cross genetics to most Red Angus out there.

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Bulls Sired by Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613 Y

74

LOT

Red Benchmark Momentum 21’15 Male BFR 21C

February 11 2015

1834061

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF Dam: BENCHMARK SUNFLOWER 8118 (1479729) RED MEADOW CK MDRY ABEL 30L

RED BUF CRK ROMEO L081 OSC MAF RED CHAMPLAIN MARIAS ECHETA 08 RED BRYLOR GOLD 55H RED SDC MISS MARY ABEL 51B

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.58

% IMF 3.02

REA +0.42

REA 1.31

Fat +.021

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.6

0.04

RFI ACTUAL

0.51

PERF

AOD 7

75

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 92 730 1511 EPDs +0.7 71 117 17

Two maternal daughters are in the herd and a maternal son at Richard Ferguson’s. Actual ribeye measure at 353 days of age came in at 18.54 sq in. AT Lot 66, I mentioned a 18.04 sq in ribeye this guy beats that. On test he gained 4.92 with conversion at 5.46 to 1. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, TM, REA, CW, Marbling and HPG.

Red Benchmark Momentum 31’15 Male BFR 31C February 16 2015

1834065

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 984 (1500237) RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED BCR BRANDED BEEF 1P RED MEM HOLLY 22M

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.56

REA +0.50

REA 1.23

Fat -.007

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.9

0.04

RFI ACTUAL

0.15

PERF

AOD 6

42

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 94 704 1545 EPDs +0.5 78 126 16

Need to add some growth to your cattle, these Game Changer Sons sure will get that done. On test, Lot 75, gained 5.58 lbs per day and his conversion ratio was 4.96 to 1. His EPDs place him in the Top 1% for WW, YW TM, CW, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy and in the Top 10% for Ribeye and Stay. Remarkable to say the least!

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Bulls Sired by Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613 Y

76

LOT

Red Benchmark Momentum 45’15 Male BFR 45C

77

LOT

February 21 2015

1834075

Red Benchmark Momentum 52’15 Male BFR 52C

February 22 2015

1834077

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 5.58

MARB +0.80

% IMF 3.68

REA +0.49

REA 1.16

REA +0.45

REA 1.31

Fat -.028

Rib Fat 0.42

Fat +.004

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.4

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.6

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.64

0.06

0.05

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.29

0.4

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED PRECISION OF BENCHMARK 776 NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ANNIE 982 NHF (1500233) RED JALORMI MARIAS ANNIE 9K

PERF

AOD 6

RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 121 RED GLACIER MARIAS 548 OSF MAF RED BRAMBLEBROOK ANNIE 2

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 82 679 1333 EPDs +1.2 70 109 17

78

Red Benchmark Momentum 53’15 Male BFR 53C

RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DORY 15’11 (1618192) RED DORY OF BENCHMARK 923

PERF

Maternal brothers at Schapansky’s and Armstrong Ranches. Big time IMF Scan on this guy at 5.58. On test he gained 4.01 lbs per day at a conversion rate of 5.82 to 1. His EPDs show him in the Top 1% for WW, YW, CW and Marbling and in the Top 9% or better for TM, REA and HPG. Note that Annie 9K is ‘Elite.’

LOT

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145

AOD 4

1834078

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 88 684 1420 EPDs +2.6 84 134 14

Ribeye scan of 16.72 sq in at 342 days of age. On test, 4.03 ADG with conversion at 5.93 to 1. He ranks in the Top 1% for WW, YW, TM, CW, Marbling, and HPG.

79

LOT

February 22 2015

PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED DORY OF BENCHMARK 710

Red Benchmark Momentum 56’15

Male BFR 56C February 23 2015

1834080

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 4.12

MARB +0.59

% IMF -

REA +0.52

REA 1.07

REA +0.49

REA -

Fat -.019

Rib Fat 0.42

Fat 0.000

Rib Fat -

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.9

RFI EPDs

LMY -

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.83

0.15

0.06

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.31

1.94

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 936 (1500196) RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 675

PERF

AOD 6

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF BENCHMARK BURGESS 207’97

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 94 622 1416 EPDs +1.8 76 123 18

ADG at 5.34 lb with conversion at 5.08 to 1. Again Top 1% for WW, YW, TM, CW, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy and Top 9% for Ribeye. The Dam Burgess 936 is ‘Elite’ with a son at Ole Farms, a daughter in the herd and another daughter at James and Joan McKinlays in Ontario.

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED PRECISION OF BENCHMARK 776 NHF OSF Dam: RED INATEX OF BENCHMARK 943 (1500207) RED INATEX OF BENCHMARK411

PERF

AOD 6

RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 121 RED WILLIE OF BENCHMARK 25 RED INATEX OF BENCHMARK 923

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 92 638 1232 EPDs +0.7 66 105 17

Note that Inatex 411 is ‘Elite’, she sired by the Paradise Herdsire Willie 25 while the Inatex 943 has sons at Chin Ridge, John Mazutinec, a daughter in the herd and a daughter at Sunrise Red Angus. Lot 79 ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, TM, REA, CW, Marbling and HPG.

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Bulls Sired by Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613 Y

80

LOT

Red Benchmark Momentum 57’15 Male BFR 57C February 24 2015

1834082

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED BENCHMARK GRAND CANYON 816 Dam: RED BENCHMARK QUEEN 28’11 (1618203)) RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 984

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED RIR REBELLO 35L RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.80

% IMF 3.97

REA +0.47

REA 1.12

Fat -.002

Rib Fat 0.56

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.1

0.05

RFI ACTUAL

0.2

On test gained 4.70 lbs per day and conversion was 5.40 to 1. A maternal brother is at Open AV Red Angus, and a daughter in the bred heifer pen at BFL 57’15 Ranks Top 1% for WW, YW, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy and Top 10% or better for Total Maternal, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Stay.

81

LOT

AOD

PERF

4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 91 737 1447 EPDs +0.3 76 116 16

Red Benchmark Momentum 101’15 Male BFR 101C

March 21 2015

1834110

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.62

% IMF 3.32

REA +0.38

REA 1.36

Fat +.021

Rib Fat 0.51

RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RFI EPDs RED PR BAR STAR 27R RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 0.08 RED BAR-X LANA 133R

RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 Dam: RED BENCHMARK LANA 60’11 (1618229) RED BENCHMARK LANA 756

LMY RFI ACTUAL

0.49

A full brother to Transition owned with Phil Rowland and now leased to Sermex. On test Lot 81 gained 4.32 lbs per day with a conversion of 5.23 to 1. This guy is in the Top 1% for YW, Marbling and HPG, Top 2 % for WW, CW and TM and Top 10% for REA and Stay.

82

LOT

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 84 654 1318 EPDs -0.7 72 117 18

Red Benchmark Momentum 103’15 Male BFR 103C March 30 2015

1834113

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 857 (1444158) RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 68

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED WILLIE OF BENCHMARK 25 RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 438

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.65

% IMF 3.95

REA +0.39

REA 1.07

Fat +.004

Rib Fat 0.44

RFI EPDs

LMY -

0.05

RFI ACTUAL

0.57

Maternal brothers at Schapansky’s, C.O. Johnson and Sons, and Crystal Creek Cattle. On test this younger calf gained 4.39 lbs per day and converted at 5.45 to 1. He ranks in the Top 1% for WW, YW, CW, Marbling and Stay while being in the Top 10% or better for TM, REA, and HPG.

44

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 100 720 1436 EPDs +1.6 81 131 13

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Reference Sire Red LSF RAB Commitment 2792Z 7 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 205D: 670 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,300 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW -6.8 WW +50 YW +73 Milk +27 MARB +1.25 REA +0.20

Owned by Orion Beef Group, R A Brown Ranch and Benchmark Angus

PERF

Fat +0.002

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

3

70

605 1158 Index

143 TOP 7%

54 TOP 1 %

RED LJC LANCER 806 Sire: RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 RED LJC LANCER 806

RED BECKTON LANCER T A664 RED LJC HB LIZZIE 606 3 RED BROWN SHAZZAM M6270 RED BROWN MS MARIAS L7740

RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 Dam: RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502

RED BIEBER MAKE MIMI 7249 RED BIEBER ADELLE 8958 RED BROWN VACATION H7106 RED BROWN MS ABIGRACE L7730

We lost Lorenzen Commitment to injury in 2012. He left us some very well accepted cattle with sons selling to Taylor’s, Crystal Creek, Barbero’s, Finstad’s to name a few. Commitment left us with some very useful females as well. So when we came across another Commitment S7206 son at Ludvigson’s spring 2013 sale, we were all over him. 2792Z carries an unbelievable lineage tracing to the living legend Brown Abigrace L7730.

She had 108 progeny sell in the Brown dispersal and she is the first Red Angus female to produce over $1 million in progeny sales. His sire S7206 sires more marbling than any bull in the breed. 2792Z scanned a % IMF of 5.65, ratioing 126, and his marbling EPD ranks in the top 1% as does his BW and Milk EPD. He ranks in the top 2% for Calving Ease, Top 7% for Total Maternal, Top 15% for Ribeye and Top 1% for heifer pregnancy .

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Bulls Sired by LSF RAB Commitment 2792Z

83

LOT

Red Benchmark Committed 9’15 Male BFR 9C

February 06 2015

1834052

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030 (1563898) RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 15

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.85

% IMF 4.51

REA +0.42

REA 1.20

Fat +.028

Rib Fat 0.39

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.5

-0.18

RFI ACTUAL

-2.23

On test 9’15 gained 3.95 lbs per day with a conversion of 5.59 to 1 and ranked #2 for RFI among the Red Angus Bulls. He ranks in the Top 1% for Marbling and in the Top 10% or better for Ribeye, Total Maternal and Stay.

84

LOT

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 90 694 1391 EPDs -2.4 60

Red Benchmark Committed 18’15 Male BFR 18C

February 11 2015

1834060

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 010 (1563881) RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 5102

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED DURUBA BENCHMARK 314

YW

MILK

89

20

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.90

% IMF 4.00

REA +0.23

REA 1.39

Fat +.024

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.9

-0.06

RFI ACTUAL

-0.9

Maternal sisters work at Benchmark with Lot 69 being from one and Lot 91 from another and a maternal brother works at Peel ranches. This guy gained 5.05 lbs on test and converted at 4.75 to 1. Pretty darn good! He ranks #7 on the RFI list and in the Top 4% or better for BW, Milk, CE, Marbling and Stay. Scanned a 17.11 sq in ribeye. Heifer Bull here!

46

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 79 662 1310 EPDs -4.5 52

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YW

MILK

79

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Bulls Sired by LSF RAB Commitment 2792Z

85

LOT

Red Benchmark Committed 81’15 Male BFR 81C

86

LOT

March 5 2015

1834097

Red Benchmark Committed 86’15 Male BFR 86C

March 8 2015

1834100

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.86

% IMF 4.10

MARB +0.89

% IMF 4.88

REA +0.29

REA 1.14

REA -0.02

REA 1.41

Fat +.018

Rib Fat 0.66

Fat -.008

Rib Fat 0.43

RFI EPDs

LMY 52.6

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.5

-0.12

-0.02

RFI ACTUAL

-1.21 RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 871

RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 30’12 (1671952) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 08

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 86 719 1367 EPDs -4.9 50

YW

MILK

74

26

4.32 ADG converting at 4.99 to 1. Ranks #4 on the RFI rankings for the Red Angus Bulls and in the Top 10% or better for BW, Mik, TM, CE, Ribeye Area, Marbling, Stay and Heifer Pregnancy. Heifer Bull that will leave some very efficient useful females for your replacements.

87

LOT

Red Benchmark Committed 87’15 Male BFR 87C

March 9 2015

RFI ACTUAL

-0.44 RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKOTA 912 NHF (1500169)) RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED BENCHMARK LAKOTA 755 RED TVB LAKOTA LEE 112L

PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 84 648 1276 EPDs -3.1 49

YW

MILK

71

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A maternal sister is at Estuary and a materanl brother at Schooten’s. On test Lot 86 gained 4.28 lbs per day with a conversio.n factor of 4.99 to 1 and ranked #10 on the RFI list. Ranks in Top 8% or better for BW, Milk, TM, CE, Marbling and HPG. Heifer Bull.

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ACTUAL

MARB +0.94

% IMF 4.22

REA +0.25

REA 1.41

Fat -.004

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY 62

0.08

RFI ACTUAL

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901

1.37 RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502

RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 47’13 (1731156) RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 020

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 675

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MILK

648 1285 EPDs -4.0

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From a two-year-old heifer by the sire of the Denver Grand Champion. Ranks in the Top 15% or better for BW, Milk, TM, CE, Ribeye, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy. Gained 3.70 lbs per day on test, converting at 5.73 to 1. Another bull for your heifers and keep the daughters! This guy ranks #8 among Red Angus Bull born 2015 Ranked for Marbling EPD.

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Red Benchmark Committed 90’15 Male BFR 90C March 14 2015

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RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 020 (1563890) RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 675

Burgess 020 has done us well. A son at Rodgers Red Angus, a daughter in the herd with her first son as Lot 87 and another son at Ewelme. Lot 88 ranks in Top 10% or better for BW, Milk, TM, CE, REA, Marbling and Stay.

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RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF BENCHMARK BURGESS 207’97

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RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK RUTH ANN 61’13 (1731168) RED BAR-E-L NATURAL 44N RED BAR-X EVITA 5R RED BAR-X EVITA 1000 29N

Evita 5R is ‘Elite.’ On test Lot 89 ranked #5 for RFI while converting at 4.70 to 1 and gaining 3.77 lbs per day. His EPD’s show him in the Top 10% or better for BW, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease Maternal Calving Ease, Marbling and Stay and in the Top 20% for Ribeye. Younger calf here but will get the job done leaving efficient off-spring for your benefit. Note that Lot 89 is the #2 Red Angus 2015 born bull ranked for Marbling.

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MARB +0.74

% IMF 2.4

REA +0.26

REA 1.37

Fat -.005

Rib Fat 0.51

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.1

0.09

RFI ACTUAL

1.32

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YW

MILK

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.00

% IMF 4.15

REA +0.15

REA 1.52

Fat +.016

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.1

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW 87 639 1190 EPDs -2.5 56

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Red Benchmark Committed 102’15 Male BFR 102C March 22 2015

CARCASS EPDs

RFI ACTUAL

-1.12

YW

MILK

85

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LOT

Benchmark Conquest 23’15 Male BFR 23C February 11 2015

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RED BECKTON JULIAN GG B571 OSF Sire: RED HXC CONQUEST 4405P OSF MAF (1651424) RED HXC ELLIE MAY MA638 OSF

RED BKT JULIAN 7526G OSF RED BKT MARTA 9A13 JL OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED HXC 529E

RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S AMF NHF OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF Dam: BENCHMARK RUTHANNE 11’13 (1731127) RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK RUTHANNE 10’11 RED RUTHANNE OF BENCHMARK 99

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 94 706 1454 EPDs -0.2 71 111 22

This is a very interesting calf from a pedigree standpoint, as well as, for his phenotypic make-up. We like him and would like to use him. His sire is a very popular calving ease sire with several high-selling progeny throughout the continent. His dam a twoyear-old is by Expectation, known as the Carcass Monster. Note Expectation and our Dunn Better herd sire have the same mother. On test Lot 90 gained 5.42 lbs per day and converted at 4.34 to 1. Special! This guy ranks in the Top 9% or better for WW, YW, TM, CW and Marbling. Really Special! As well, he comes in at #3 for RFI.

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.85

% IMF 3.50

REA +0.06

REA 1.14

Fat +.010

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY 64

-0.14

RFI ACTUAL

-1.85

Benchmark Ten X 4’15 Male BFR 4C February 3 2015

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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 RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 45’13 (1731154) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 010 RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 5102

On test this fella gained 4.21 lbs per day converting at 6.14 to 1. AAR Ten X had more calves registered in North America in 2015 than any other bull. Good usefull bull carrying some terrific genetics top and bottom.

PERF

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BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK 85 708 1418 EPDs +1.6 61 112 18

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB -

% IMF 4.33

REA -

REA 1.23

Fat -

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.2

-0.02

RFI ACTUAL

1.9

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Bull Sired by Basin EXT 45T5

92

LOT

SBS HEART BREAKER Male March 1 2015 RAAA 1747894

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2015 BW WW YW MILK EPDs +2.1 69 108 22 70 - -

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.41

% IMF 3.23

REA +0.34

REA 1.23

Fat +0.01

Rib Fat 0.35

RFI EPDs

LMY -

-0.2

RFI ACTUAL

-2.65

This guy comes from a friend of ours in Ohio. You will note the dam is a seven/eights sister to Benchmark Better Beef the Denver Grand Champion and also note this guy is sired by the sire of the Denver Grand Champion Benchmark Better Beef. This bull is tested free of OS and the EPDs are generated by the Red Angus Association of America. We do not have 205D and 365D weights but his actual weight on January 28, 2016 was 1173 lbs, and you will note he is a March 1st calf. On test he gained 3.7 lbs per day and ranked #1 for RFI of the 29 Red Angus Bulls tested.

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BASIN EXT 5233 Sire: BASIN EXT 45T5 BASIN ROSE 710P

BASIN EXT 1925 BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 BASIN ROSE F521

RED BENCHMARK MONTANA 066 Dam: BENCHMARK FAYETTE 49Z RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 424

BASIN EXT 45T5 RED Samaria OF BENCHMARK 329 RED COMPAS DIVIDEND 467M RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 262

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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:

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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 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.

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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

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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.

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

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Breeder’s Guarantee 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.

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