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March 11, 2014 1pm at the Ranch Warner, Alberta

18th Annual

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

Benchmark ngus Your Carcass Source A Your Carcass Source

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Benchmark ngus Your Carcass Source A Friends and Fellow Cattlemen

We trust this finds you in good health and enjoying this unprecedented cattle market. We are experiencing the lowest cowherd numbers and the highest prices for cattle and beef in our lifetime. We are also experiencing record levels of sales for the Certified Angus Beef product in North America and throughout the world. For the year ended September 30, 2013, we saw 865 million lbs. of CAB sold which generated an estimated $6 billion in consumer sales. We are excited to be a part of this industry and in particular the purebred Angus industry. We work very, very hard in developing genetics that you, our customer, can use in moving your program forward in whatever direction you see is correct for you. We have been on the Canadian Angus Association’s Performance Program and Ultrasound Program for 16 years developing EPD’s for our cattle that take the guess work out of buying a bull. When you buy a Benchmark Bull you are buying genetics which are portrayed in the EPD’s that the bull carries. We do not believe in buying cattle that have been over managed.  We cannot afford them and our bull customers gain no benefit from us using them.  We believe in using cattle that carry the genetics that allow you to remain profitable. We are breeding cattle with the sole purpose of raising bulls that will go on your cows with the resulting calves being more profitable. That takes

genetics, nothing more, nothing less, the right genetics. In our sale book, we talk a lot about a certain bull being in the top percentile for certain traits. This is important. If you are after more marbling in your steers or more milk in your cows, shouldn’t you be using a bull that ranks at least better than average for those traits and if you are real serious it would be nice to use a bull in the very top percentiles. Otherwise how do you move your herd in the direction to reach your goals. Remember our slogan … “Be sure your cattle mesure up – use a Benchmark Bull.” Welcome to our 18th Annual Makin’ The Grade Bull Sale. We do appreciate your patronage and involvement with our program. We continue to hear great reports on what Benchmark Bulls are doing and you can be assured we will leave no stone unturned to continue to provide you with the most predictable genetics in the business that will add value to your next calf crop. Be sure to call us if we can be of help in anyway and hope to see you on March 11th at the ranch. Lunch is on us!

The Munton Family...

The Ranch Crew...

Dale, Laura, Hannah, Levi & Rebakah Fehr

Sincerely,

Mike & Doug Munton Doug 403.328.6966 • Mike 403.394.4903

Heather Peel

www.balogauction.com email: bob@balogauction.com

Fellow Cattlemen, The Wait is Over! Finally after so many years, the primary producer gets their turn. The outlook for 2014 and 2015 only get’s better!! Doug and Mike Munton bring to the Industry one of the very Top Programs in the Nation!! They have spent a lifetime producing the right kind of cattle that make a difference and add profit to your bottom line. Two of the main criteria in the Benchmark herd have always been carcass and performance. Compare the EPD’s and Carcass numbers from this herd and you will see the leaders in the beef industry. Benchmark strives to improve their offering year after year and as you can compare, it’s working!

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Feed efficiency and strong gaining results will improve your herd and the Benchmark Genetics will bring you both. Benchmark has the program and now is the time in a very competitive industry to take home the very best. Compare the Bulls – Compare the Carcass & EPD Numbers and help yourself to one of the Great Breeding programs in the Nation!! See you at the sale,

Bob

Respectfully, R.C. (Bob) Balog

Benchmark Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale


18th Annual

Benchmark Angus

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

March 11, 2014 ~ 1pm at the Ranch West of Warner, Alberta

On Offer…

Calving Performance and EPDS legend…

48 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 27 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 Mark Lenz.......................................403-330-7600 Brad Balog......................................403-642-7444 Louis Balog.....................................403-331-0611

CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat

See page 20 for explanations on Carcass Ultrasound and EPD information.

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 39 for more details.

Sales Staff… Robert Balog, Auctioneer...............403-320-1980 Mark Lenz, Ringman......................403-330-7600 Brad Balog, Ringman.....................403-642-7444 Louis Balog, Ringman....................403-331-0611 Dennis Ericson, Sales Consultant...780-361-9347

Benchmark Angus 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

Wintering Policy – Post Sale… Free feed until March 31, 2014. Feed at $2 per day, thereafter. Bulls left at the Ranch MUST be insured. Storm Date … March 21, 2014

Insurance…

Lethbridge

Maureen Balog................................403-320-1980

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Lunch... Benchmark Sale Site

3 miles west

2 miles south

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

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.

Your Carcass Source

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Reference Sire Benchmark Midland 753 11 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 88 lbs Avg. 205 D: 662 lbs Avg. 365 D: 1175 lbs

Genomic Enhanced

EPDs BW 1.3 WW +46 YW +90 Milk +14

MARB +.11 REA +0.38

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W ET

$F

$G

Fat +0.028

$B

610 1124 Index 29.65 36.45 14.60 50.75

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 6,596 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 2% rating for Residual Feed Intake which is a measure of feed intake to pound gained. We are not aware of any bull that is ranked this high. Midland sired our high-selling black bull in Sale XVII 2013 to Rod Nelson Farms.

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

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Bulls Sired by Midland 753 LOT

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Benchmark Midland 2’13 Male BFL 2A January 31, 2013 1741579

AOD 5

LOT

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +.30

% IMF 5.34

MARB +0.24

% IMF 4.37

REA +0.30

REA 0.97

REA +0.42

REA 1.13

Fat +0.16

Rib Fat 0.27

Fat +0.023

Rib Fat 0.35

PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BON VIEW GAMMER 85 CAC PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF JOHNSTON 361Z TRADITION 223C

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 92 587 1169 EPDs 1.3 37

YW

MILK

75

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Benchmark Midland 12’13 Male BFL 12A February 05 2013

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) PF 104 RUTH 3131 WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 814 (1461832) BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

1741584

AOD 5

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 US PREMIUM BEEF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R EXT 2928 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 769 (1417249) ALBERDA TRAVELER 416 AMF CAF NHF DDF ROYAL LUCY DRCC 3014N THOMAS LUCY 0775 769, the dam, is sired by the Select Sires GAR US Premium Beef from a super thick Traveler 416 daughter. Note Thomas Lucy 0775 dam of “Casey”, the largest REA bull ever produced by Royal Dunford.

PERF

AOD 6

LOT

4

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 86 653 1109 EPDs +0.9 40

YW

MILK

79

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Benchmark Midland 13’13 Male POKE 13A February 05 2013 1731508

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.38

% IMF 4.31

MARB +0.17

% IMF 5.01

REA +0.33

REA 1.06

REA +0.59

REA 1.10

Fat +0.021

Rib Fat 0.27

Fat +0.021

Rib Fat 0.37

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF EXAR RUTH 1233 PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BON VIEW GAMMER 85 CAC PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF JOHNSTON 361Z TRADITION 223C

Elba 814 has a Baron son at 40 Mile Grazing and a daughter at work at Benchmark.

PERF

Male BFL 9A February 05 2013 1741585

ACTUAL

The dam by Foresight is from the “Elite”donor cow 63E. She left us with 28 calves with sons to Rose Valley, Dr. Nick, Albert Acres, Granum Colony, Earl Ranches, Wolfater Ranch and we have used three sons ourselves. Foresight, now deceased, is a renowned member of the ABS Angus Sire Alliance.

PERF

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Benchmark Midland 9’13

CARCASS EPDs

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF (1417210) BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 TC FREEDOM 104 AMF CAF NHF DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 EXAR RUTH 1233 WOODHILL FORESIGHT AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 88 (1461847) BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 649 1133 EPDs 1.6 44

YW

MILK

83

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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 ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF G D A R EXECUTIVE 727 AMF NHF CO BOSS PRIDE 45Z The dam is “Elite” by CAA standards with a 106 weaning weight ratio on four calves. She has an Efficiency son at East Raymond and a Catalyst son at Ryan Chipman’s with two daughters retained. Heifer bull in Lot 4.

ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 745 (1371349) BALE MISS 727 120L

PERF

Your Carcass Source

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW 84 703 1165 EPDs +0.5 46 86

MILK 22

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Bulls Sired by Midland 753 LOT

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Benchmark Midland 31’13 Male BFL 31A February 08 2013

LOT

6

1741590

Benchmark Midland 41’13 Male BFL 41A February 12 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.33

% IMF 3.65

MARB +0.48

% IMF 5.56

REA +0.14

REA 0.96

REA +0.31

REA 1.17

Fat 0.018

Rib Fat 0.28

Fat +0.02

Rib Fat 0.4

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 TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 Dam: BENCHMARK PRINCESS 847 (1444259) S A F STRATEGY 9015 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK PRINCESS 6102 BENCHMARK PRINCESS 887

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 0217 (1593298) BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 8234

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 BLACKCAP 683

From a real nice T510 daughter who has a son at Seven Persons Grazing and a Baron daughter in the herd. NOTE: that Princess 887 is “ELITE”

This guy kinda wraps up the whole Benchmark program. Midland on a Catalyst cow who shows Efficiency, Payoff and Precise on the bottom side. 41’13 ranks in the top 1% for calving ease and maternal calving ease and top 6% for WW. A very impressive heifer bull here.

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

PERF

LOT

AOD 5

7

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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 639 1227 EPDs +1.0 44

YW

MILK

84

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PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 75 707 1269 EPDs +0.1 48

MILK

89

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Benchmark Midland 65’13

Male POKE 65A February 18 2013

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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

PF E161 PRECISION 2188 Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA ROSE 4164 NHF (1211397) STRATHISLA AUTUMN ROSE 803’98

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF SPRING COVE ALICE 446 TC STOCKMAN 365 ISLA BANK BARBARA ROSE 23’92

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 96 661 1297 EPDs 3.4 42

Lot 7 has a maternal brother at Granum Colony from Sale XVI and you know Granum buys the good ones.

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YW

Benchmark Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale

YW

MILK

81

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.11

% IMF 4.12

REA +0.37

REA 1.16

Fat +0.001

Rib Fat 0.25


Bulls Sired by Midland 753 LOT

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Benchmark Midland 70’13 Male BFL 70A February 19 2013

1741622

S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004 DMF DWF AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 930 AMF NHF (1549072) RIVERBEND RITA R001

AOD 4

LOT

10

ACTUAL

MARB +0.24

% IMF 4.63

MARB +0.26

% IMF 3.50

REA +0.28

REA 1.09

REA +0.52

REA 1.19

Fat +0.023

Rib Fat 0.39

Fat +0.015

Rib Fat 0.29

SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF BOYD FOREVER LADY 8003 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC BSS RITA 0055 AMC

YW 87

MILK 16

Benchmark Midland 92’13 Male POKE 92A February 27 2013

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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 LADY HEATHER 91 NHF (1499287) RITO 2V1 OF 2536 1407 AMC CAF NHF DDC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 6293 AMF NHC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 4209 Robert Johnston has a maternal brother by Next Step from Sale XVI. Lady Heather 4209 is an “ELITE”

PERF

AOD 4

LOT

11

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW 86

WW

YW

MILK

654 1153 EPDs +0.9 47

88

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Benchmark Midland 133’13 Male LAA 133A March 12 2013

1731525

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB -0.02

% IMF 3.81

MARB + 0.28

% IMF 3.74

REA +0.14

REA 1.16

REA +0.29

REA 1.20

Fat +0.02

Rib Fat 0.24

Fat +0.017

Rib Fat 0.31

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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 95 714 1131 EPDs +2.6 41

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

PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BENCHMARK FORTE 4227 ROYAL PRIDE DRCC 3009N Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 7101 (1372302) B/R PRECISE 242 AMF BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 5128 NHF ALCAN LADY HEATHER 2108

SOUTHOLM BIG BEN ERICA OF EAST CHAMPION 16C REICH COBRA 39J KENALTA PRIDE 24’99

Since we acquired Kenalta Pride 29’03, she has had four bull calves, all making the bull sale, selling to Peter Heins & Sons, Black Acre Farms and Deer Creek Livestock. Lot 10 is her fourth.

AOD PERF 10

1741634

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 83 653 1168 EPDs +1.1 45

BEN’S BIG BOY 3’73 Dam: KENALTA PRIDE 29’03 (1192372) KENALTA PRIDE 30’01

Male BFL 84A February 23 2013

ACTUAL

Note: Traveler 004, the bull that was foundational for Schaff’s Angus Valley.

PERF

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Benchmark Midland 84’13

CARCASS EPDs

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

LOT

YW

MILK

73

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Maternal brothers work at Barry Snow and at Hengerer Ranch.

PERF

Your Carcass Source

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 94 665 1100 EPDs +3.1 41

YW

MILK

80

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet A011 8 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 76 lbs Avg. 205D: 703 lbs. Avg. 375 D: 1220 lbs Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW -3.9 WW +53 YW +99 Milk +31 MARB +1.72 REA +0.69

G A R Prophet Sire of G A R Prophet AO11 and Lot 12 PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 64 728 1240 Index 48.76 45.29 65.63 107.54

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 show him in the top 1% for marbling, top 2% for BW, top 3% for calving ease and top 10% for Residual Feed Index and Tenderness. A011 is the number one ranked bull on the Canadian Registry for marbling at +1.72 and the 4th ranked bull on the Canadian Registry for calving ease at +18. His Genomic Enhanced EPDS rank him in the top 1% for BW, calving ease, maternal calving ease and marbling, in the top 2% for milk, REA and total maternal, top 8% for YW and top 15% for WW. Hard to find a bull that is better!

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Fat +0.022


Bulls Sired by GAR Prophet A011 LOT

Benchmark Prophet 18’13

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PERF

Male LAA 18A February 06 2013

AOD 2

1731516

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Benchmark Prophet 79’13 Male POKE 79A February 21 2013

1741629

BW 205D 365D 93

REA +0.52

REA 0.98

Fat +0.034

Rib Fat 0.26

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF CRA LADY JAYE 608 498 S EASY S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 AMF NHF

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

LOT

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SIRE: GAR PROPHET

Benchmark Prophet 87’13 Male BFL 87A February 26 2013

1741638

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.26

% IMF 6.41

MARB +1.23

% IMF 6.09

REA +0.54

REA 1.28

REA +0.41

REA 1.20

Fat +0.029

Rib Fat 0.29

Fat +0.026

Rib Fat 0.30

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

There are only seven 2013 calves with a marbling EPD of+ 1.26  or better. They are all owned by Benchmark and Lot 13 is one of the seven. The two year old dam is by the bull we own with Chin Ridge who has left us some very useful females.

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% IMF 5.00

CARCASS EPDs

ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 6063S BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 Dam: BENCHMARK BARBARA 70’11 (1618282) AAF BLACKCAP 15F GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK BARBARA 992 AMF NHF BENCHMARK BARBARA 733 AMC NHF

AOD

MARB + 1.14

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW Milk 88 752 1341 EPDs +1.4 64 111 31

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

PERF

ACTUAL

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF (1694215) G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF

If one does a sort on all 2013 bull calves registered with the Canadian Angus Association, looking for marbling of 1.14 or better, REA of +.50 or better, with a BW EPD of +1.4 or less, only ten bulls are identified, all are Benchmark owned and Lot 12 is one of them. Prophet 18’13 is in the top 1% for WW and YW, top 1% for marbling and total maternal, top 2% for milk, top 10% for REA, top 15% for calving ease and maternal calving ease and top 20% for BW and 25% for carcass weight. The two year old dam features the best in Angus genetics with Traveler 6807, Basin Prime Cut 080M, Sitz Traveler 8180 and GAR Precision 2536. This bull is one of a kind, he warrants special consideration. Note, the granddam Blackbird 6196 is “Elite/ Premier” as designated by the Canadian Angus Association.

LOT

CARCASS EPDs

2014 BW WW 711 1088 EPDs +1.1 46

YW 85

MILK

G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 (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 BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 144’11 (1618321) G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 99 BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 662 NHF One of nine 2013 calves with a marbling EPD of +1.23 or better, all nine owned by Benchmark, “Your Carcass Source”. Note, the two year old dam is by Catalyst out of a real good Efficiency cow. Heifer bull status on this good Prophet calf.

PERF

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Your Carcass Source

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW

WW

YW

MILK

669 1277 EPDs -1.3

47

90

26

73

9


Bulls Sired by GAR Prophet A011 LOT

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PERF

AOD 2

LOT

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Benchmark Prophet 89’13 Male BFL 89A

February 26 2013

1741640

G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 (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 BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 13’11 (1618245) BENCHMARK LUCY 913

ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 6063S AAF BLACKCAP 15F STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LUCY 4228

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 55 659 1129 EPDs -5.7 38

YW

MILK

75

27

2

LOT

17

PERF

10

AOD 2

MARB + 1.13

% IMF 5.84

REA +0.49

REA 1.21

Fat +0.021

Rib Fat 0.28

Benchmark Prophet 91’13 Male BFL 91A February 27 2013

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

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 114’11 (1618303) THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK ELBA 928 BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

PERF

ACTUAL

A sort for marbling of at least + 1.13 with REA of at least +0.49 results in 18 head of 2013 calves. “Your Carcass Source” owns 16 of these 18 and Lot 15 ranks among the 16. The dam features the Chin Ridge bull, Right Time 9211, and Payoff who was retired this year after leaving Ole Farms and ourselves 400 calves registered. Heifer bull for sure here, with a calving ease score of 20, the #1 CE bull on the Registry.

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

AOD

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 81 702 1330 EPDs -0.7 50

YW

MILK

94

22

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.26

% IMF 5.64

REA +0.51

REA 1.24

Fat +0.019

Rib Fat 0.36

Top 1% for marbling, calving ease and maternal calving ease, top 2% for BW and top 10% for YW and REA and top 20% for WW. Lot 16 is a member of the elite seven, see Lot 13. Note, Elba 928, a full sister to Benchmark’s Next Step 8289 who left us some moderate beautiful females. Heifer bull status on Lot 16. Be sure to note 63E a donor for Benchmark and “ELITE”.

Benchmark Prophet 114’13 Male BFL 114A March 05 2013

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G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 (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 BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 85’11 (1618290) BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 8146 NHF

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF B/R PRECISE 242 AMF ALCAN LADY HEATHER 806

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 72 719 1288 EPDs -2.6 47

YW

MILK

85

27

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.94

% IMF 5.30

REA +0.58

REA 1.22

Fat +0.005

Rib Fat 0.29

The data base we have to work with via Canadian Angus Association is amazing. There are 42 bull calves born in 2013 that have at least a +0.94 marbling EPD. Of these 42 bulls, Benchmark owns 27 of them with Lot 17 included in the 27. Three other breeders make up the other 15 bulls. Lot 17 ranks in the top 1% for BW, calving ease, maternal calving ease and marbling and in the top 6% for REA. Heifer bull with a great 205D weight and carcass characteristics galore.

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Bulls Sired by GAR Prophet A011 LOT

18

Male LAA 119A March 06 2013

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

AOD 2

LOT

20

PERF

AOD 2

19

1733376

Benchmark Prophet 127’13 Male BFL 127A March 09 2013

1741667

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.23

% IMF 5.54

MARB +1.17

% IMF 5.15

REA +0.49

REA 1.21

REA +0.56

REA 1.44

Fat +0.034

Rib Fat 0.32

Fat +0.025

Rib Fat 0.36

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

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 There are eight 2013 bull calves on the Registry with a marbling EPD of at least +1.23, all of them owned by Benchmark with Lot 18 among the eight. Prophet 119’13 ranks in the top 1% for marbling, calving ease and maternal calving ease, in the top 3% for BW, top 6% for milk, top 10% for REA and top 2% for YW. Note, these three quarter brothers out of Catalyst daughters, all heifer bulls extraordinaire.

PERF

LOT

Benchmark Prophet 119’13

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 79 690 1226 EPDs -0.4 44

YW

MILK

87

28

G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 (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 BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF THOMAS LUCY 0775 Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 157’11 (1618333) K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 770 MVF TIBBIE 80J Lot 19 ranks in the top 1% for marbling, BW, calving ease and maternal calving ease, in the top 4% for milk and top 7% for REA. The two year old dam is by Casey, the REA trait leader who sired Benchmark’s Casey 075, the Majestic Cattle Co. herd sire, whose progeny were very well received at the recent Majestic dispersal. Another heifer bull here with great numbers throughout and note his Grand Dam 770 is “ELITE”

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 68 726 1129 EPDs -3.3 47

YW

MILK

84

29

Benchmark Prophet 144’13 Male BFL 144A March 18 2013

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW 86

1741681

G A R PROPHET CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R PROPHET A011 (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 BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC

S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 25’11 (1636611) THOMAS ESTER 0190

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

WW

YW

MILK

747 1289 EPDs -0.4 48

85

28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.03

% IMF 4.42

REA +0.59

REA 1.24

Fat +0.003

Rib Fat 0.29

Top 1% for marbling, calving ease and maternal calving ease, top 3% for BW and top 6% for REA and milk. The two year old mom here is a beautiful Bismark daughter who is out of an own Daughter of Ambush 2172 from a Sitz Traveler 8180 daughter. Prophet 144’13, a heifer bull, featuring the best in current and time tested genetics. THOMAS ESTER 0190 – GRAND DAM OF LOT 20

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Reference Sire Benchmark Predestined 8301 “Catalyst” 7 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 82 lbs. Avg. 205 D: 679 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1135 lbs Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW +2.2 WW +48 YW +94 Milk +24 MARB +0.96 REA +0.29 Fat +0.053

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value $W

4

81

631 1128 Index

$F

$G

34.15 41.20 37.98 83.97

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF NHF CAF G A R PREDESTINED 1162499 AMF NHF CAF G A R EXT 4206

V D A R NEW TREND 315 AMF NHF CAF B/R BLACKCAPEMPRESS 76 N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF NHF CAF G A R 6807 TRAVELER 1432

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 AMF NHF CAF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 1468234 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF SS MISS HI SPADE A114 G A R EXPECTATION 4915 AMF NHF G A R SLEEP EASY 2038

G A R PREDSTINED sire of Catalyst

12

$B

G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 dam of Catalyst

Catalyst came in dam from Gardiner Angus Ranch who are the Premier Breeders of carcass genetics in North America and a charter member of US Premium Beef. As you can see from his picture he is phenotypically the best, so if you have an eye for cattle, he is the one. If you like to know what is under the hide and how his calves will perform, checkout the numbers. He ranks #1 for marbling of all bulls walking in Canada as listed on the CAA sire summary for Black Mature Sires. Quite a feat! He ranks in the top 9% for yearling weight and top 30% for weaning weight, 25% for carcass weight, so, if you are about top gaining cattle with the best in carcass capability, take a look at these Catalyst sons. His first daughters are in production and they certainly are the right kind being moderate in size with beautiful udders. Catalyst is bred right being by the “Best Beef Bull in the Business”, Predestined, and out of a very moderate T510 daughter that we have flushed with considerable success. Catalyst is the real deal.

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Predestined 8301 “Catalyst” LOT

21

Benchmark Catalyst 40’13 Male BFL 40A

February 12 2013

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AOD 4

LOT

23

MARB +0.65

% IMF 3.86

MARB +0.80

% IMF 9.12

REA +0.47

REA 1.28

REA +0.24

REA 1.07

Fat +0.035

Rib Fat 0.30

Fat +0.049

Rib Fat 0.37

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 8380

YW

MILK

83

26

February 21 2013

1731523

7

MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 6291 (1398146) WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF WILLABAR ROSBUD 110K

The “Elite Dam”, five calves with an average WW ratio of 113, has sons working for Blaine Walburger and Olfert Acres. This calf has tremendous performance starting at 61 lbs. at birth and weighed 750 lbs on September 17th at weaning. Lot 22 ranks in the top 1% for BW, calving ease and maternal calving ease, and top 3% for marbling. Heifer bull status on this guy for sure.

PERF

AOD 7

LOT

24

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 61 692 1183 EPDs -3.1 46

YW

MILK

87

26

Benchmark Catalyst 97’13 Male BFL 97A

February 28 2013

1741649

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.78

% IMF 5.37

MARB +0.56

% IMF 4.34

REA +0.16

REA 1.13

REA +0.32

REA 1.15

Fat +0.069

Rib Fat 0.30

Fat +0.037

Rib Fat 0.36

SUMMITCREST PRIME CUT 1G42 AMF CAF NHF DDF BASIN LUCY 8170 SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS BLACKBIRD 6207

Note, that the dam of Lot 23 is designated as an Elite Premier Dam by the Canadian Angus Associaton. Not that easy to achieve. Take a peek at Lot 12 to catch a glimpse of her breeding ability. Catalyst 80’13 not only carries an impeccable pedigree but when you check what he will produce, it is equally impressive. Top 3% for marbling and maternal calving ease, top 8% for calving ease, top 15% for BW and YW and top 20% for WW and total maternal.

AOD

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) G A R EXT 4206 S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

CARCASS EPDs

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF 1479702) G A R EXT 4206 S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

PERF

1741601 ACTUAL

Benchmark Catalyst 80’13

BASIN PRIME CUT 080M Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 6196 (1348747) THOMAS BLACKBIRD 9537

February 12 2013

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 76 668 1159 EPDs -0.1 44

Male LAA 80A

Male BFL 42A

ACTUAL

Heifer bull in Lot 21, with a full sister having a BW of 86 lbs. and a full brother having a BW of 81 lbs. Catalyst 40’13 ranks in the top 1% for calving ease and maternal calving ease, top 4% for BW, top 7% for marbling, top 10% for milk and top 15% for REA. The dam features the Select sires Big Eye, Ambush 2172, an Elite sire with 4734 daughter on the Registry and Sitz Traveler 8180 and Traveler 23-4 on the bottom side.

PERF

22

Benchmark Catalyst 42’13

CARCASS EPDs

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) G A R EXT 4206 S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 9200 (1521243) THOMAS ESTER 0190

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 89 681 1130 EPDs +1.2 50

YW

MILK

92

23

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 B C C BUSHWACKER 41-93 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BIG COUNTRY RITA 3P AMF (1249853) WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF R C ANITA T BANDO 918903 DDF G A R SLEEP EASY 1009 AMF CAF NHF DDF WHITESTONE F281 OF 5H27 0133

We used a maternal brother and Hiebert Ranches owns a maternal brother and maternal sister is retained. Not many Bushwacker daughters in production in Canada. They represent valuable genetics both sides of the 49th.

PERF

Your Carcass Source

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 84 637 1142 EPDs +2.5 43

YW

MILK

80

25

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Bulls Sired by Benchmark Predestined 8301 “Catalyst” LOT

25

Benchmark Catalyst 107’13 Male BFL 107A

March 03 2013

1741656

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151 PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 820 (1461654) BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

PERF

AOD 5

LOT

26

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 85 655 1027 EPDs +1.4 39

YW

MILK

74

26

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

11

LOT

27

Male BFL 121A

March 06 2013

14

5

REA +0.49

REA 1.33

Fat +0.02

Rib Fat 0.34

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 776 1107 EPDs +1.4 45

YW

MILK

82

27

TRAVELER 1148 G D A R G D A R MISS BLACKCAP 567 O C C ANCHOR 771A DMF CAF DDF THOMAS ELSA 6552

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.58

% IMF 4.01

REA +0.12

REA 1.32

Fat +0.034

Rib Fat 0.34

From an eleven year old cow that has done yomen service at Benchmark. She is a paternal sister to one of the greatest breeding bulls in the history of the breed, Sitz Traveler 8180. She has sons at Jofram Agro, Quinton’s and Doug and Lee McClellands’s and Barry Kiniburghs. 121’13 ranks in the top 9% for milk, top 10% for marbling and calving ease. Checkout his 205D weight, at the top of the heap.

Benchmark Catalyst 128’13 Male BFL 128A

March 09 2013

SITZ TRAVELER 043 Dam: BENCHMARK ELBINA 839 (1461702) ROYAL ELBINA DRCC 2043M NHF

AOD

% IMF 4.45

1741664

1741670

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

PERF

MARB +0.60

Benchmark Catalyst 121’13

G D A R TRAVELER 71 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: ROYAL ELSA DRCC 2037M (1115346) CANE RIDGE ELSA 265K

AOD

ACTUAL

The dam by the calving ease Papa Forte 1921 has a daughter in Ontario and a son at Baynton Ranch. Her two bull calves average 78 lbs at birth and her 2 heifer calves average 85 lbs. at birth. Catalyst 107’13 ranks in the top 10% for REA , marbling and milk. Heifer bull status on Lot 25.

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R EXT 4206 Sire: BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF (1479702) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF G A R EXPECTATION 1151

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 93 646 1194 EPDs +2.6 42

YW

MILK

79

20

TRAVELER 124 G D A R SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 1137 TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF THOMAS ELBINA 0183 AMF

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB + 0.58

% IMF 4.85

REA +0.37

REA 1.12

Fat +0.039

Rib Fat 0.27

From an own daughter of Sitz Traveler 043, Lot 27 ranks in the top 10% for marbling and maternal calving ease and top 25% for REA.

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Reference Sire G A R Daybreak 6860 6 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 70 lbs. Avg. 205 D: 692 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1230 lbs

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW -1.0 WW +58 YW +108 Milk +28 MARB +1.01 REA +0.89

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F Index 84 615 1277 45.38 53.54 52.90 106.24

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 994200 AMF NHF CAF DDF Sire: MCC DAYBREAK 1356843 AMF NHF CAF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS CHIEF 519 US12492816

A A R NEW TREND US9958634 S V F FOREVER LADY 57D US12133159 S A F FOCUS OF E R 940839 M C C MISS CHIEF 519 US12492815

S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE 277L US16079546 AMF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 AMF NHF CAF DDF DMF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF GAR RETAIL PRODUCT AMF NHF CAF DDF G A R 1407 New Design 1223

Fat - 0.013

6860 WAS OUR PICK OF THE 61 Daybreaks sons at the 2012 Spring Gardiner Sale, where they sold 1,337 head of purebred Angus cattle in about five hours and gathered in just short of $5.25 million. My notes on the bull that day read as follows, “Beautiful Angus head, quiet, long, deep, beautiful front end, good big foot, moves out nice on great feet and legs”. His mother, an Objective daughter, was a Gardiner donor and had 21 calves averaging 70 lbs. at birth with 19 of them rationing 109 for % IMF and 102 for REA. Study the genetics here, MCC Daybreak, Objective, Retail Product and then on the bottom side you have 1407, 1680, EXT, Traveler 23-4 and Scotch Cap, the backbone of Angus carcass genetics. Then study the enhanced EPDS and note that Daybreak 6860 ranks in the top 1% for BW, calving ease, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling, in the top 2% for YW, top 5% for WW and top 6% for milk. Wow! Better check out the Daybreak sons selling in this offering.

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Bulls Sired by G A R Daybreak 6860 LOT

28

PERF

AOD 3

LOT

29

PERF

AOD 3

LOT

30

PERF

16

AOD 3

Benchmark Daybreak 58’13

Male LAA 58A

February 16 2013

1732740

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 0114 (1565628) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 744

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 5203

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 76 593 1154 EPDs -0.4 47

YW

MILK

90

25

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.72

% IMF 5.70

REA +0.65

REA 1.16

Fat +0.003

Rib Fat 0.25

Not saying that this is the biggest bull in the pen but if you are looking for a heifer bull that will add carcass quality to his calves, take a look. Ranks in the top 1% for calving ease and maternal calving ease, top 3% for BW, top 4% for REA, top 5% for marbling and top 15% for YW and milk.

Benchmark Daybreak 82’13 Male LAA 82A

February 22 2013

1732742

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 88 702 1211 EPDs +0.6 50

YW

MILK

93

28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.79

% IMF 4.64

REA +0.79

REA 1.10

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.40

From a real nice second calver that is bred right. Note the Thomas Blackbird 9537 cow, you will find her throughout the sale book. This bull does everything you could ask for, top 1% for REA, top 3% for marbling and calving ease, top 6% for milk and maternal calving ease and top 10% for BW and YW and top 20% for WW. Shouldn’t you be using a bull with predictability like this?

Benchmark Daybreak 118’13 Male LAA 118A March 06 2013

1732744

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

ALC BIG EYE D09N AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 028 (1565615) BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 6196

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF ALC HAZEL L12L AMF CAF BASIN PRIME CUT 080M THOMAS BLACKBIRD 9537

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW 83 764 1280 EPDs -1.3 55 99

MILK 30

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.84

REA +0.81

REA 1.12

Fat +0.025

Rib Fat 0.34

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, then comes Lot 30 and what did I say about Thomas Blackbird 9537? Here she is again. Note that Lot 29 and Lot 30 are more than three quarter brothers. 118’13 ranks in the top 1% for BW, calving ease, maternal calving ease and REA, top 2% for total maternal, top 3% for milk, top 4% for marbling, top 7% for YW and top 10% for WW. Wanting to move your program forward? Pretty useful bull here! Heifer bull status on this guy.

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Bulls Sired by G A R Daybreak 6860 LOT

31

PERF

AOD 8

LOT

32

PERF

AOD 3

LOT

33

Benchmark Daybreak 131’13 Male BFL 131A

March 10 2013

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MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF NHF DDC Dam: G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN N85 AMF NHF (1385259) G A R PRECISON 1831

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC BON VIEW PRIDE 664 G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R 6148 EMULATION 569

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 65 624 1221 EPDs -3.8 43

YW

MILK

84

27

3

MARB +0.92

% IMF 5.43

REA +0.76

REA 1.23

Fat +0.014

Rib Fat 0.26

Benchmark Daybreak 154’13 Male BFL 154A

March 26 2013

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MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

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

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M N BAR EMULATION EXT AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS ESTER 0190

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 86 752 1252 EPDs -0.1 48

YW

MILK

83

28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.98

REA +0.55

REA 1.31

Fat +0.002

Rib Fat 0.35

From a real nice Payoff second calver that goes back to the Ambush 2172  sired  Thomas Ester 0190 who left us 32 very useful calves. Note EXT the most used Angus bull in the breed with 55,384 progeny registered. This guy ranks in the top 1% for maternal calving ease, top 3% for calving ease, top 4% for BW and marbling, top 6% for milk, top 8% for REA and top 30% for WW and YW. And yes, heifer bull status on this guy.

Benchmark Daybreak 163’13 Male BFL 163A

April 03 2013

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BOYD NEW DAY 8005 AMF CAF NHF DDF MCC MISS FOCUS 134 AMF NHF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2195 NHF

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 046 (1565891) G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF BENCHMARK HEROINE 8235 BENCHMARK HEROINE 619

AOD

ACTUAL

The dam here we bought from Gardiner’s. She has a son at Chin Ridge and a son at Patrick Hochstein’s and a daughter in production at Benchmark. Her bull calves have averaged 71 lbs. at birth and her heifer calves 73 lbs. Lot 31 ranks in the top 1% for BW, calving ease, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling and in the top 9% for milk and top 30% for YW. Heifer bull status for sure!

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: G A R DAYBREAK 6860 (1693219) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 85 718 1264 EPDs +0.6 48

YW

MILK

86

27

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.69

% IMF 4.81

REA +0.55

REA 1.45

Fat -0.012

Rib Fat 0.24

Three quarter brother to Lot 32. We really like the genetics in this calf and note that Heroine 619 is a Bar EXT Traveler 205 daughter. This guy is in the top 10% or better for BW, total maternal, milk, calving ease, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling, and in the top 25% for YW and top 30% for WW. Pretty decent stats. Before being critical for his size, do note his birth date and at the same time do note his 205D and 365D weight.

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Reference Sire Triara Made to Order 366Y 5 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 88 lbs. Avg. 205D: 674 lbs. Avg 365 D 1250 lbs

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW +3.3 WW +54 YW +100 Milk +38 MARB +0.30 REA +0.41 Fat +0.021 PERF

AOD 5

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F Index 35.38 46.11 18.89 83.97 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 had Phil Trowbridge, present President of the American Angus Association buy Made to Order for us out of the Triara Genetics 2011 Fall Production Sale. We wanted to use some Sitz Upward 307R  genetics and liked the tabulation on the mother cow, she by a son of Traveler 205, with the dam being the very elite 2536 cow and then we always have been a fan of Traveler 8180. Sitz Upward 307R for 2013 became the #1 bull for progeny registered with 5,350 head, breeders like him. Made to order ranks in the top 1% for milk, carcass weight and total maternal, the top 6% for YW and top 10% for WW. These Made to Order sons will add some pounds to your calves for sure!

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RBF Rita 6A98 4TV7 2A63

Dam of Made to Order is by a son of Traveler 205, with the dam being the very elite 2536 cow.

Benchmark Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by Triara Made to Order 366Y LOT

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Benchmark Made to Order 46’13

Male BFL 46A

February 13 2013

LOT

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CARCASS EPDs

35

Benchmark Made to Order 64’13

Male BFL 64A

February 18 2013

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ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 4.22

MARB +0.31

% IMF 3.49

REA +0.38

REA 1.01

REA +0.24

REA 1.05

Fat +0.029

Rib Fat 0.39

Fat +0.008

Rib Fat 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

STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 797 (1372292) ROYAL LUCY DRCC 5059R

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 8235 (1444352) BENCHMARK HEROINE 619

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

PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 693 1267 EPDs +2.9 47

YW

MILK

85

32

This guy ranks in the top 25% or better for YW, total maternal, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling and ranks in the top 1% for milk. His EPDS are good and come sale day he is going to weigh up. Check out his 205D and 365D weights.

LOT

36

Benchmark Made to Order 71’13

Male BFL 71A

February 19 2013

PERF

AOD 5

AOD 5

37

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BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 635 1197 EPDs +2.5 46

YW

MILK

87

28

The dam has a Payoff daughter in production, she being dam of Lot 33. 64’13 will add milk to his daughters, being in the top 6% for milk and he ranks in the top 40% or better for BW, WW, YW, total maternal, calving ease, maternal calving ease and marbling. He is better than average in all categories measured.

LOT

Benchmark Made to Order 95’13

Male BFL 95A

February 28 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.40

% IMF 3.98

MARB +0.35

% IMF 3.79

REA +0.49

REA 1.16

REA +0.33

REA 1.11

Fat +0.021

Rib Fat 0.31

Fat +0.012

Rib Fat 0.38

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 STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 895 (1444288) BENCHMARK LUCY 4228

PERF

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF ROYAL LUCY DRCC 3029N

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 93 662 1216 EPDs +2.9 41

YW

MILK

78

34

A maternal sister by Baron, is in production at Benchmark and another Midland daughter is at Schamber’s. This guy is in the top 25% or better for total maternal, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling while ranking in the top 1% for milk. If you are needing some extra milk in your cows, these Made To Order bulls will do that for sure.

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

STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 683 (1348675) BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 42 NHF

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M B/R PRECISE 242 AMF EBON HILL BLACKCAP 290’98

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 95 712 1373 EPDs +2.4 44

YW

MILK

81

28

The Payoff dam has sons at Baynton Ranch and Chin Ridge and an Efficiency daughter in the herd. Lot 37 ranks in the top third or better for YW, milk, calving ease, maternal calving ease, REA and marbling. Pretty decent 205D and 365D weights on 95’13.

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Bulls Sired by Triara Made to Order 366Y LOT

38

Benchmark Made To Order 143’13 Male LAA 143A

March 18 2013

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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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.51

% IMF 5.03

REA +0.33

REA 1.11

Rib Fat Fat C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF 0.31 +0.013 STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M Dam: BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 7136 (1372299) BENCHMARK STRATEGY 332 BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 5129 BENCHMARK EVA BLACKBIRD 3144 The dam has averaged 84 lbs at birth on 3 bull calves and 64 lbs at birth on one heifer calf which is in produc AOD BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK tion at Benchmark. Note the good PERF milk number, Marbling and Ribeye 33 6 72 669 1195 EPDs -1.2 45 80 and EPDs. Younger bull here. Use him on your heifers!

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

EPDs:

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

it must be overwhelming. In order to use body composition EPDs of ultrasound data to their full potential, a breeder must have an understanding of the ultrasound terminology. Several of the ultrasound measurements are comparable to the familiar carcass measurements. The data is simply collected on yearling bulls and heifers instead of market ready steers. Take a step back from looking at the numbers and become comfortable with the terminology. Rib Fat: An external fat measurement taken between the 12th and 13th rib - the location a carcass would be split into quarters in the cooler reported in inches. Rib fat is the main factor in the USDA Yield Grade Equation. Ribeye area (REA): An area measurement of the longissimus dorsi, or ribeye muscle - reported in square inches. This image tends to be the most difficult to collect and requires the most highly skilled interpreting technician. Both the rib fat and ribeye area measurements are taken from the same image. The REA score is reported as sq. in. per 100 lbs. of body weight.

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 16th year we have provided ultrasound measurements as taken by certified technicians from Windy Ridge Livestock. 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!

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

SPRING 2014 ANGUS EPD AVERAGES FOR ALL CALVES BORN IN 2013 Black Angus BW: 2.7 WW:43 YW 76 Milk: 18 REA: 0.23 Marb 0.31 Fat: 0.010 Red Angus BW: 0.6 WW:47 YW 73 Milk: 16 REA: 0.05 Marb 0.29 Fat: 0.012

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Benchmark Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale


Reference Sire G A R Efficiency 7295 3 Sons Sell

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205 D: 771 lbs Avg. 365 D: 1157 lbs

BW +1.4 WW +48 YW +83 Milk +20 MARB +0.62 REA +0.32 Fat -0.35

PERF

AOD 2

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F Index 31.54 26.99 42.47 62.63 83 808 1448

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 AMF NHF CAF Sire: S S OBJECTIVE 5100T26N1179389 AMF NHF CAF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF

DHD TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 S S RITO R011 S S MISS ULTRESS U56

G A R ENHANCER S365 AMF CAF Dam: G A R ENHANCER G113 US14577479 NHF G A R PRECISION 2089 AMF NHF

PARAMOUNT AMBUSH 2172 AMF NHF CAF G A R 5522 EMULATION 63 G A R PRECISION 1680 NHC AMC G A R EXT 704 AMF

Efficiency is the bull selected by Mike and Myles Immerkar of Semex from the entire offering at Gardiner’s in the spring of 2007. He was described by Mark Gardiner as “one of the true power bulls of 2007”. His Sire, an ABS roster bull, ranks at the top of the list with respect to every trait measured. Objective was the #2 bull for registrations in 2010 and has over 32,000 registered progeny. No sire can match his combination of $B and $W with such high accuracy.

GAR EXT 704 Grand Dam

His dam is a paternal sister to Select Sires’ Raindance bull who is renowned for thick sound females who have great udders with small teat size. The EXT 704 cow on the bottom side sold for $40,000 and has generated in excess of $750,000 in progeny sales and is a full sister to EXT 614 who sold for a valuation of $400,000. Efficiency’s numbers are hard to beat, his sons are the right kind and his daughters are keepers.

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Bulls Sired by G A R Efficiency 7295 LOT

Benchmark Efficiency 94’13

39

Male BFL 94A

February 28 2013

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S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF Sire: G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1391447) G A R ENHANCER 5365 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF G A R PRECISION 2089 AMF NHC BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: AAF BLACKCAP 15F (1435285) SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 86 753 1031 EPDs 1.5 43

AAF Blackcap 15F

40

MILK

76

18

22

9

% IMF 4.32

REA +0.26

REA 1.48

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.29

Benchmark Efficiency 117’13 Male BFL 117A

March 05 2013

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: AAF FOREVER LADY 156D CAF (1433601) SVF BALDRIDGE FOREVER LADY 1F

PERF

MARB +0.62

Scotch Cap 867

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S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF Sire: G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1391447) G A R ENHANCER 5365 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF G A R PRECISION 2089 AMF NHC

AOD

ACTUAL

Phenotypically the mother of Lot 39 is as good as it gets. Note she is a paternal sister to Benchmark Midland 753 sire of Lot 1 through 11. On the bottom side you see cows such as 2114 and 867, the best in the business. Blackcap 15F has sons at Chin Ridge, McClelland’s, Thorsteinson’s, Horvath‘s, Deer Creek and in Ontario at Dennis and Frank Edwards. She’s never had a heifer calf for us. Darn! Lot 39 ranks in the top 9% for marbling, and top 10% for calving ease.

G A R EXT 2114

Dam of Lot 39

LOT

YW

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF G A R EXT 2114

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 93 827 1277 EPDs 2.4 47

YW

MILK

81

16

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 BON VIEW BANDO 598 AMF CAC DDF L T FOREVER LADY 395 G D A R

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.60

% IMF 5.06

REA +0.22

REA 1.29

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.31

This guy really pushes the scale down. His maternal brother by Catalyst had a 205D weight of 825 lbs and a 365D weight of 1405 lbs. He has maternal sisters at Frieslawn in Ontario and 156D has three daughters at Benchmark. He ranks in the top 10% for marbling and top 35% for WW and YW. You’re gonna like this guy.

Benchmark Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by G A R Efficiency 7295 LOT

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Benchmark Efficiency 153’13 Male BFL 153A

March 10 2013

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S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF Sire: G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1391447) G A R ENHANCER 5365 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF G A R PRECISION 2089 AMF NHC

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.62

% IMF 4.73

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF NHF DDC WHITE FENCE FRONTLINE J741

REA +0.35

REA 0.97

Fat -0.014

Rib Fat 0.28

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

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 89 734 1164 EPDs 2.5 43

Pleasant Pill 516 Dam of Lot 41

LOT

42

PERF

AOD ET

YW

MILK

76

18

The last three lots are three quarter brothers all out of Midland daughters. Pleasant Pill 516 has a son working at Triara Superior Genetics in Quebec, a son at Hiebert Ranches, and a daughter in Quebec as well. 153’13 ranks in the top 9% for marbling, top 15% for calving ease and maternal calving ease and top 25% for REA. Give us a call if interested in embryos from Pleasant Pill sired by HF Tiger 5T.

BR New Frontier 095

Son of

Pleasant Pill 516

Full Brother to Pleasant Pill 3741

Benchmark Upward 23’13

Male BFL 23A

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW ET 696 1254 EPDs 2.8 52

February 7 2013

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CONNEALY Onward Sire: Sitz Upward 307R sitz Henrietta pride 81M (14963730)

CONNEALY LEAD ON ALTUNE OF CONANAGA 6104 SITZ VALUE 7097 SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 1370

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AAA Dam: G A R NEW DESIGN 1761 (14011150) G A R PRECISION

V D A R NEW TREND B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76 G A R PRECISION 1680 G A R EXT 614

YW

MILK

99

34

Upward 23 ‘ 13 comes via an embryo purchase from Leonard Newman. His sire Sitz Upward 307R sired more registered progeny than any other at 5,350 registrations for 2013. He brings exceptional growth and extra milk to a pedigree. 23’13 likely will be the heaviest bull sale day weighing right on 1,000 lbs on November 21st. Do note the mother cow here bred in the purple with G A R EXT 614, the Deer Valley donor on the bottom side.

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.54

% IMF 4.74

REA +0.45

REA 0.94

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.33

Gar Ext 614 Maternal Grand Dam

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Bulls Sired by Various Sires LOT

43

PERF

AOD ET

LOT

44

PERF

AOD 2

LOT

45

Benchmark Upward 32’13

Male BFL 32A

February 08 2013

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CONNEALY ONWARD Sire: SITZ UPWARD 307R (14963730) SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M

CONNEALY LEAD ON ALTUNE OF CONANGA 6104 SITZ VALUE 7097 SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 1370

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AAA Dam: G A R NEW DESIGN 1761 (14011150) G A R PRECISION

V D A R NEW TREND 315 B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 76 G A R PRECISION 1680 GAR EXT 614

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW ET 641 1087 EPDs 2.8 52

YW

MILK

99

34

Lot 43 is a full brother to Lot 42. These guys rank in the top 1% for milk, top 7% for YW, top 10% for marbling and WW and top 15% for REA.

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2

MARB +0.54

% IMF 4.13

REA +0.45

REA 1.12

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.27

Benchmark Leadtime 36’13 Male BFL 36A

February 10 2013

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CONNEALY DATELINE DDF Sire: CONNEALY LEADTIME AMF CAF NHF DDF (981353) RUTHS RONA OF CONANGA

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF EILA EILA OF CONANGA AMF HOFF HI FLYER S C 7134 AMF CAF NHF DDF RONA RUTH OF CONANGA

S A V BISMARCK 5682 AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ESTER 47’11 (1636612) THOMAS ESTER 0190

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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW 88 744 1194 EPDs 1.8 49 82

MILK 28

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.38

% IMF 3.87

REA +0.48

REA 1.12

Fat -0.051

Rib Fat 0.27

We used Leadtime a few years back and had a couple straws left and decided to use them. Leadtime is the sire of Lead On the ABS bull who is grand sire of Sitz Upward 307R, the top sire for registrations 2013. The two year old dam is a dandy, a result of our embryo program. We really liked this bull at weaning, we’ll see how he shows up sale day.

Benchmark Leadtime 61’13 Male BFL 61A

February 16 2013

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 82’11 (1618291) BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 662 NHF

AOD

ACTUAL

Gar Ext 614 Maternal Grand Dam

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D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF CONNEALY DATELINE DDF EILA EILA OF CONANGA AMF Sire: CONNEALY LEADTIME AMF CAF NHF DDF (981353) HOFF HI FLYER S C 7134 AMF CAF NHF DDF RUTHS RONA OF CONANGA RONA RUTH OF CONANGA

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 97 737 1147 EPDs 3.7 50

YW

MILK

82

21

SUMMITCREST HIGH PRIME 0H29 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC B/R PRECISE 242 AMF BENCHMARK NEW LASSIE 069

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.53

% IMF 4.99

REA +0.46

REA 1.21

Fat -0.064

Rib Fat 0.23

This guy ranks in the top 20% or better for WW, YW, REA, marbling and top 1% for fat. If one is wanting to increase yield, look for low fat and better than average ribeye. This guy has it.

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Bulls Sired by Various Sires LOT

Benchmark Lookout 1’13

46

Male BFL 1A

January 25 2013

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O C C EMBLAZON 854E DMF AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF O C C LEGEND 616L AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF Sire: B C LOOKOUT 7024 AMF CAF NHF DDF (1359327) O C C BLACKBIRD 632J PAPA EQUATOR 2928 AMF NHF GIBBET HILL MIGNONNE E37 GIBBET HILL MIGNONNE TR 29 WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 53’11 (1618271) BENCHMARK ELBA 810

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 88 720 1106 EPDs 1.4 48

LOT

47

PERF

AOD 2

YW

MILK

80

20

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

ACTUAL

MARB +0.48

% IMF 4.87

REA +0.53

REA 1.14

Fat +0.002

Rib Fat 0.19

From a Baron two year old going back to the “ELITE” donor cow 63E. This guy ranks in the top 30% or better for BW, WW, calving ease, REA, and marbling. BC Lookout 7024 features the popular Ohlde genetics and has sired numerous show champions south of the border. At Denver 2014 a Lookout son was senior Champion Bull.

Benchmark Ambush 10’13

Male BFL 10A

48

February 05 2013

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PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: ROCKN D AMBUSH 1531 AMF CAF NHF DDF (981399) MS BLACKCAP BAND OF R D 1301

BANDOLIER ESTON DURNESS 42B EWS MISS BURGESS 1720 TEHAMA BANDO 155 AMF CAF NHF DDF MISS BLACKCAP OF R D 1127

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 106’11 (1618295) THOMAS LUCY 0325

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF SITZ TRAVELER 8180 AMF CAF NHF DDF THOMAS LUCY 5064

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 70 702 1112 EPDs -0.6 43

LOT

YW

MILK

74

15

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.72

% IMF 4.29

REA +0.22

REA 1.10

Fat +0.58

Rib Fat 0.28

Heifer bull status on Lot 47. His Catalyst dam is from a great 8180 daughter. She was front pasture to say the least. Don’t see many Rockin D sons around. Ambush 10’13 ranks in the top 5% for marbling, and in the top 2% for BW, and top 3% for calving ease.

Benchmark Emblazon 24’13 Male BFR 24A

February 07 2013

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Q A S TRAVELER 23-4 AMF CAF NHF DDF D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF BEMINDFUL MAID D H D 0807 Sire: O C C EMBLAZON 854E DMF AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF (1541351) PBC 707 1M F0203 DIXIE ERICA OF C H 1019 DIXIE ERICA OF C H 615 RED NA RED BARON 019 Dam: RED PIE BOTEET 508 (1290128) RCRA POTEET 9317

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW

WW

YW

MILK

ET

ET

587 1268 EPDs 0.0

44

71

14

S C R LONE STAR 411 M A ERICA SUMMER MOMENT ROCKCR PANHANDLER306 SODAK POTEET 9317

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.04

% IMF 3.48

REA + 0.23

REA 1.10

Fat 0.00

Rib Fat 0.33

This guy comes from our embryo program. The Sire 854E of  OCC  genetics has 7,165 progeny on registry. As this bull is a red carrier his EPDs have to be compared with the EPDs on the red cattle.

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Reference Sire Red Basin EXT 45T5

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

9 Sons Sell

Avg. VW: 88 lbs Avg. 205 D: 681 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1183lbs

BW +0.8 WW +79 YW +127 Milk +26 MARB + 1.17 REA + 0.35 Fat 0.010

Owned with Doug Stevenson and Towaw Cattle Co. AOD PERF 3

BW 205D 365D 87

743 1331

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF Sire: RED BASIN EXT5233 RA1051861 MAF OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 OSF

BASIN EXT J695 OSF (RC) RED BASIN LAKOTA J333 RED BFCKCHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 0854

G A R PRECISION 1680 NHC AMC C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 CAF NHCAMC C A MISS POWER FIX 308 AMF Dam: BASIN ROSE 710P RA1006811 AMF NHF (RC) RED LMAN NONE BETTER 9604 OSF MAF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 258

Last year I said, “Red Basin EXT 45T5, alias, Montana, just gets better every day.” Well it doesn’t get any better than siring the Denver National Western Grand Champion Bull in 2013!! He does keep getting better every day. His enhanced EPD’s via Pfizer 50K HD has him at the top of the list being in the top 1% for WW, YW, total maternal, carcass weight, marbling, heifer pregnancy, milk, maternal calving ease, top 4% for REA, and top 3% for calving ease. Is there a bull that comes close? We don’t think so. Montana carries an enviable pedigree tracing to the black legend N Bar Emulation EXT, Red Basin Sensation, Cherokee Canyon 4912, Glacier Logan with a shot of Scotch Cap, Traveler

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BENCHMARK BETTER BEEF

GRAND CHAMPION BULL AT DENVER 2013

23-4 and Rainmaker 340. The dam of Montana is an own daughter of the carcass giant Future Direction and traces to such greats as None Better 9604, Rainmaker 340, Power Play, Sayre Patriot and Willabar Gay Gordon 67A. How could it be any better? Montana himself had ratios of 111 for WW, 113 for YW, 110 for %IMF and 105 for REA. Montana is tested AMF, NHF AND OSF. But the “proof is in the pudding.” He continually sires calves that are very, very desirable from all aspects of the cattle business. His calves come easy, they grow extremely well, and when scanned for carcass attributes they come out on top. If you want them easy to look at, well hav-

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ing a Grand Champion son at the Denver National Western speaks for itself. As well daughters of his son Benchmark Better Beef, were junior and intermediate Heifer Calf Champion at Agribition fall 2013. His daughters in production will soon be the backbone of our Red Angus herd having beautiful udders and being great mothers. We thank Six Mile Red Angus for their purchase of Benchmark Better Beef in our 2011 Sale and applaud them on their care and nurturing of Benchie”, as they call him, to be the Champion he is. Take a good look at these Montana sons and grandsons, just could be a “Better Beef” among them.


Bulls Sired by Red Basin EXT 45T5 LOT

49

PERF

AOD 5

LOT

50

PERF

AOD 11

Red Benchmark Montana 12’13 Male BFR 12A

February 09 2013

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RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF Dam: RED LULANNA OF BENCHMARK 8114 (1479724) RED LULANNA OF BENCHMARK 49

RED BUF CRK ROMEO L081 OSC MAF RED CHAMPLAIN MARIAS ECHETA 08 RED WILLIE OF BENCHMARK 25 RED WATERVIEW LULANNA P 3C

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 636 1061 EPDs -1.4 55

YW

MILK

84

18

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.67

% IMF 5.08

REA -0.03

REA 1.30

Fat +0.00

Rib Fat 0.37

Lot 49 ranks in the top 1% for marbling and in the top 25% or better for WW, YW, calving ease and Maternal calving. The Serenade dam has a daughter retained.

Red Benchmark Montana 024’13 Male BFR 024A

February 16 2013

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RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED MOOSE CREEK SLICK 61H OSF Dam: RED PRINCESS OF BENCHMARK 261 (1117540) RED PRINCESS OF BENCHMARK 908

RED BAAC DESIGN 8C RED MOOSE CREEK BI-MARTHA 25B RED MEM IMPACT 34E RED TWO H LADY 8C

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.89

% IMF 5.64

REA +0.30

REA 1.18

Rib Fat Fat +0.040 0.39

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 86 667 1186 EPDs -0.3 64 102 20

A cow doesn’t stick around if she doesn’t produce. Princess 261 has had seven bull calves, all making the bull sale, selling to Lester Jochamin, John Mazutinec, RCM Cattle, Lomond Grazing and Barry Wasco. Lot 50 is in the top 1% for marbling, top 2% for total maternal, top 4% for YW and heifer pregnancy, top 5% for WW and top 6% for REA. Note 8C on the bottom side had a Slick 61H daughter that was Grand Champion at the Minnesota State Fair.

Benchmark eef Your Carcass Source B

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

Lot 66 Sale XVII  to Barry Wasco 

Lot 69 Sale XVI to Lomond Grazing

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

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Bulls Sired by Red Basin EXT 45T5 LOT

51

Red Benchmark Montana 48’13  Male BFR 48A

February 28 2013

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LOT

52

Red Benchmark Montana 50’13 Male BFR 50A

March 01 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.60

% IMF 4.62

MARB +0.65

% IMF 5.47

REA +0.14

REA 1.13

REA +0.20

REA 1.19

Fat +0.00

Rib Fat 0.25

Fat -0.020

Rib Fat 0.27

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED GLACIER MARIAH 080 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK TILDA 018 (1563887) RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 637

RED LCC HEAVEN OR BUST1000B OSF MAF RED GLACIER REBALAS RED SSS HIGH MARK 272D RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 142

RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF Dam: RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 846 NHF (1444149) RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 373

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 82 606 1132 EPDs -1.8 50

YW

MILK

78

22

PERF

From a second calver by ABS bull Mariah 080. 48’13 ranks in the top 1% for maternal calving ease and heifer pregnancy, top 2% for marbling, top 15% for REA and top 35% for WW and YW. Great maternal, carcass and growth genetics on this guy.

LOT

53

Red Benchmark Montana 51’13 Male BFR 51A

March 02 2013

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AOD 5

RED SODAK PRECISION 7408-97 AMF NHC OSF RED LAZY MC FIREFLY 36L RED BASIN SENSATION 702E OSF RED BENCHMARK MAID 18’95

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 100 635 1210 EPDs +0.1 63

YW

MILK

99

19

Maid 846 by the Morasch bull has a son at Brent Barbero’s and a full brother at Wayne Bevans. Lot 52 was gaining with the best of them and should weigh up sale day. He ranks in the top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 6% for WW and YW, top 10% for REA and calving ease.

LOT

54

Benchmark Montana 62’13 Male BFR 62A

March 08 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB + 0.71

% IMF 4.60

MARB +0.85

% IMF 4.04

REA + 0.36

REA 1.35

REA +0.28

REA 1.37

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.32

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.33

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK COCOA 11’11 (1618187) RED MISS COCOA BENCHMARK 956

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED MISS COCOA BENCHMARK 324

RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 33’11 (1618208) RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 892 OSF

RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED PR BAR STAR 27R RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 356

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 75 713 1216 EPDs -1.9 71 115 25

My oh my! If you’re wanting to move your Red Angus program forward take a look here. Lot 53 ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, total maternal calving ease, marbling and heifer pregnancy, in the top 2% for milk and carcass weight, top 4% for REA and top 6% for maternal calving ease. Something special here!

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PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 80 749 1289 EPDs -1.1 74 115 23

Which one is better, Lot 53 or 54? Both from 2 year old heifers with stats that are real hard to beat. If you do a search for minimum 100 lbs YW and minimum +0.8 marbling, you get a list of 52 cattle. 39 of these listed are Benchmark cattle, with 6 head being AI bulls, so only seven other cattle matching up. Ranking finds 62’13 in the top 1% for WW, YW, total maternal, marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 2% for carcass  weight, top 6% for REA, maternal calving ease, milk and top 9% for calving ease.

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Bulls Sired by Red Basin EXT 45T5 LOT

55

Red Benchmark Montana 63’13 Male BFR 63A

March 08 2013

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LOT

56 Red Benchmark Montana 66’13 Male BFR 66A

March 08 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.92

% IMF 4.71

MARB +0.90

% IMF 5.19

REA +0.28

REA 1.34

REA + 0.45

REA 1.12

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.27

Fat +0.00

Rib Fat 0.37

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF

Red Benchmark Grand Canyon 816 Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 27’11 (1618205) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 871

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED RIR REBELLO 35L RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 11F

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK RUTH ANNE 043 (1563908) RED BENCHMARK RUTH ANNE 6124

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 92 738 1103 EPDs +0.1 68 107 21

Do a search for minimum 107 YW and +0.92 marbling and you get 3 AI bulls and 14 Benchmark animals of which Lot 55 is a part. The two year old dam is by the bull we own with Phil Rowland and got to mention 11F, one of our all-time favourite red cows. Lot 55 ranks with the best of them at top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy and total maternal, top 2% for WW and YW, top 3% for carcass weight, top 6% for REA, top 10% for milk and calving ease.

LOT

57

PERF

AOD 3

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED MAC MISS BLAZE 50L

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 91 630 1213 EPDs +0.3 73 118 20

A maternal brother by Copper Rob sold in sale XVII to Crystal Creek Cattle, our good friends, the Bettchers. Lot 56 is on a fast track phenotypically, and when it comes to the numbers he comes to the top. Ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, total maternal, carcass weight, marbling and heifer pregnancy, and in the top 3% for REA and top 10% for calving ease and total maternal.

Red Benchmark Montanta 71’13 Male BFR 71A

March 12 2013

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.75

REA +0.32

REA 1.12

Fat +0.00

Rib Fat 0.29

RED BASIN EXT 1925 OSF RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN PRIMROSE 2043 DMF OSF Sire: RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF (1429484) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF NHC DDF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED BASIN ROSE F521 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 08 (1563879) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 871 PERF

AOD 3

RED BUF CRK CHF 824-1658 OSC MAF RED MRM 1431 8611 9109 OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 11F

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 93 755 1233 EPDs +0.1 70 110 22

This guy really weighs up for his age. The dam, a second calver is by Cherokee Canyon 4912 an ABS Elite Sire from an Express two year old and note “ELITE” 11F, a favourite. These Montana calves rank right up there and Lot 57 is there with the best of them, coming in the top 1% for WW, YW, total maternal, marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 2% for carcass weight, top 5% for REA and top 9% for milk.

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Reference Sire Red Lorenzen Commitment 0611 8 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 1205 D: 630 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1149 lbs.

Genomic Enhanced EPDs

BW -6.6 WW +45 YW +70 Milk +25 MARB +1.17 REA +0.16 Fat 0.01

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D

6

76

664 1149

RED BECKTON LANCER T A664 OSF RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED LJC HB LIZZIE 606 Sire: RED BROWN COMMITMENT 57206 RA1120008 MAF OSF RED BROWN SHAZZAM M6270 RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BROWN MS MARIAS L7740 RED BFCK CHEROKEE 4912 OSF MAF Dam: RED DUNN 0403 RA 968562 OSF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

We are always looking for something different in order to give our cattle that genetic edge. The sire of 0611 is the #1 bull in the Red Angus breed for marbling with 400 progeny evaluated. 0611 is the only son of Brown Commitment 57206 in Canada. 0611 is a moderate framed, good footed, easy calving bull. He has done exactly what we asked of him, live vigorous calves at birth with some grow and carcass capability. The heifer calves are feminine and look to make good cows.

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RED BUF CRK CHF 824-1658 MAF OSC RED MRM 1431 8611 9109 OSF RED LMAN NONE BETTER 9604 OSF MAF REDDUNN RUBY RED


Bulls Sired by Red Lorenzen Commitment 0611 LOT

58

Red Benchmark Commitment 8’13 Male BFR 8A

February 06 2013

1731124

% IMF 4.19

MARB +0.80

% IMF 4.19

REA +0.40

REA 1.34

REA +0.12

REA 1.07

Fat +0.020

Rib Fat 0.37

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.28

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 86 645 1094 EPDs -2.9 56

YW

MILK

81

20

Male BFR 21A

February 15 2013

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 3.77

REA +0.32

REA 1.18

Fat +0.04

Rib Fat 0.27

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED DYNADEXAN OF BENCHMARK 813 (1444118) RED DYNADEXAN OF BENCHMARK 668

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED DYNA DEXAN OF BENCHMARK115

5

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 857 (1444158) RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 68

PERF

AOD 5

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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 90 657 1237 EPDs -4.3 54

YW

MILK

86

22

Good bull here. He has had two maternal brothers make the bull sale, one to David Schapansky and one to C.O. Johnson & Sons. Note Willie 25 on the bottom side, he the $7,000 Paradise Valley bull. This guy ranks in the top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 3% for Stay, top 4% for BW, top 9% for calving ease and top 20% for REA.

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RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

AOD

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

Red Benchmark Commitment 21’13

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED DUNN 0403 OSF

PERF

1731132

MARB +0.86

A maternal Copper Rob sister is in the replacement heifer pen. Heifer bull status on this Commitment calf. He ranks in the top 10% for BW and top 20% for calving ease, the top 1% for marbling, heifer pregnancy and stay and top 3 % for REA. Nice set of numbers.

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February 13 2013

ACTUAL

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

LOT

Male BFR 17A

CARCASS EPDs

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030 (1563898) RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

3

Red Benchmark Commitment 17’13

ACTUAL

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

AOD

59

CARCASS EPDs

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED DUNN 0403 OSF

PERF

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 82 669 1203 EPDs -5.6 49

YW

MILK

75

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From one of our better producing cows. She has a son working at the Q, a son at Lazy MC and a son at Barry & Anne Wasco‘s. This year’s model looks every bit as good. This guy gains heifer bull status with a top 1% ranking for BW and top 3% for calving ease. He ranks top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy and top 3% for milk and top 5% for REA.

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Bulls Sired by Red Lorenzen Commitment 0611 LOT

61

Red Benchmark Commitment 23’13 Male BFR 23A

February 16 2013

1731137

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH WK DATELINE 7270 Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 07 (1563878) RED DURUBA BENCHMARK 311

PERF

AOD 3

CONNEALY DATELINE DDF GRUBBS MISS COUTNESS 185 RED GET-A-LONG KAYAK 024 RED DURUBA BENCHMARK 311

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 72 607 n/a EPDs -5.7 40

CARCASS EPDs MARB +0.63 REA +026

YW

MILK

68

20

Fat +0.010

Heifer bull status on this Lot 61 with a ranking for BW and calving ease in the top 1%. He also ranks in the top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy and in the top 7% for REA. The dam has a little different twist being by a son of Dateline.

LOT

62

Red Benchmark Commitment 26’13 Male BFR 26A

February 16 2013

1731138

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHEROKEE 7120 (1392012) RED SOUTHOLM CHEROKEE 19F

PERF

AOD 6

LOT

63

PERF

32

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 92 593 1113 EPDs -2.9 51

YW

MILK

82

16

RED GLACIER MARIAS 548 OSF MAF RED TED KING 87G RED BHC STRYKER AMF OSF RED MAC MISS CHEROKEE 22X

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.57

% IMF 5.11

REA +0.25

REA 1.14

Fat -0.010 

Rib Fat 0.18

Pretty productive mother cow in Cherokee 7120 having sons sell to John Mazutinec, Seven Persons Grazing. Barry Wasco and my good friend Ross Nelson. Lot 62 ranks in the top 10% or better for BW, REA, marbling and heifer pregnancy.

Red Benchmark Commitment 28’13 Male BFR 28A

February 17 2013

1731140

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED DUNN 0403 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK VIRGINIADOLL 848 (1444150) RED ROD SYSARAH 223L

RED GLACIER MARIAS 548 OSF MAF RED TED KING 87G RED ROD COUP JR 965J RED ROD CANSARAH 901J OSC

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 95 624 1101 EPDs -2.3 55

YW

MILK

85

19

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.55

% IMF 3.23

REA +0.18

REA 1.27

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.23

Note the 223L cow on the bottom side, she is from our good friends Shawn & Kathy Rodgers, and she is designated “Elite Premier” by the Canadian Angus Association. 28’13 ranks in the top 20% or better for BW, WW, YW, REA, marbling and heifer pregnancy.

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Bulls Sired by Red Lorenzen Commitment 0611 LOT

64

Red Benchmark Commitment 36’13 Male BFR 36A

February 22 2013

1731147

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 011 (1563883) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 674

PERF

AOD 3

LOT

65

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 77 606 1063 EPDs -4.0 47

YW

MILK

71

19

RED BUF CRK CHF 824-1658 OSC MAF RED MRM 1431 8611 9109 OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 11F

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.80

% IMF 4.83

REA +0.33

REA 1.13

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.26

From a daughter of Cherokee Canyon 4912 and note 11F. Lot 64 ranks in the top 1% for marbling and heifer pregnancy, top 5% for BW and REA and top 20% for calving ease. Heifer bull status on this lot.

Red Benchmark Commitment 44’13 Male BFR 44A

February 27 2013

1731155

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 (1609069) RED DUNN 0403 OSF

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED DUNN ROYAL FLUSH

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF Dam: RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 974 (1500225) 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

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 95 636 1232 EPDs -1.8 61

YW

MILK

95

18

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.87

% IMF 3.54

REA +0.22

REA 1.00

Fat +0.00

Rib Fat 0.33

Esty 974 has a son at Les O’Hara’s. 44’13 ranks in the top 1% for marbling, stay and heifer pregnancy, in the top 9% for WW and top 10% for YW and REA.

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Reference Sire Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613Y 5 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 205 D: 695 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1188 lbs

epds BW +2.5 WW +83 YW +131 Milk +11 MARB +0.61 REA +0.48 Fat -0.010

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D

4

81

667 1401

When you have Red Basin EXT 45T5 in the bull pen, it is difficult to find the next bull to take us forward in our quest to breed cattle, that will be economically better. 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 and it is clear that he passes this on to his progeny as well as his superb carcass characteristics. 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

LOT

66

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

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. These Game Changer sons are thick and weigh up and carry out cross genetics to most red angus out there. Be sure to take a look at him prior to the sale.

Red Benchmark Momentum 68’13 Male BFR 68A

March 10 2013

1757126

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 BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DYNADEXAN 20’11 (1618197) RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED DYNA DEXAN BENCHMARK 514 RED DYNA DEXAN OF BENCHMARK115

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 85 688 1248 EPDs +0.3 73 115 15

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.72

% IMF 4.23

REA +0.42

REA 1.33

Fat 0.010

Rib Fat 0.34

From a two year old Montana daughter and does he ever carry the stats. Ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, carcass weight, marbling, stay and heifer pregnancy, and ranks in the top 3% for REA. Love to be feeding a pen of steers by this guy.

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Bulls Sired by Red LSF MEW Game Changer 1613Y LOT

67

Red Benchmark Momentum 72’13    Male BFR 72A

March 12 2013

1757128

PERF

AOD 3

69

MARB +0.71

% IMF 4.57

MARB +0.57

% IMF 4.73

REA +0.26

REA 1.23

REA +0.32

REA 1.30

Fat -0.020

Rib Fat 0.27

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.32

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED SHODEREE MARIAS 91L RED RAFTER IR DYNA MAID 13E

March 19 2013

AOD 2

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 BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 028 (1563897) RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

PERF

1757132

AOD 3

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED MOOSE CREEK SLICK 61H OSF RED KEN EMILY 13F

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 74 604 1159 EPDs -0.1 67 108 12

These Montana daughters get the job done. 76’13 ranks in the top 5% or better for WW, YW, REA, marbling and heifer pregnancy.

LOT

70

Red Benchmark Momentum 102’13 Male BFR 102A

April 11 2013

1757144

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.27

MARB +0.61

% IMF 3.46

REA +0.35

REA 1.10

REA +0.31

REA 1.54

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.29

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.33

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

PERF

1757131

ACTUAL

Red Benchmark Momentum 81’13

RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 41’11 (1618215) RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 96

March 16 2013

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 92 690 1171 EPDs +0.5 65 101 18

Male BFR 81A

Male BFR 76A

ACTUAL

A brother sold in sale XVII to Finstad Ranching. Lot 67 is three quarter brother to Lot 66 and ranks in the top 9% or better for WW, YW, total maternal, REA, carcass weight, marbling, stay and heifer pregnancy.

LOT

68

Red Benchmark Momentum 76’13

CARCASS EPDs

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 BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLA 033 (1563903) RED BELLA OF BENCHMARK 355

LOT

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 5102

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 95 761 1272 EPDs +2.1 86 135 16

Take a careful look here. Do a search with minimum WW of 80, minimum YW of 130, minimum marbling of 0.60 and minimum REA of +0.30. Three animals come up, all Benchmark with 81’13 one of the three. Lot 69 ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, carcass weight, marbling and heifer pregnancy and in the top 4% for REA.

RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF Sire: RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF (1691731) RED LSF COVER GIRL LA414 P4046 OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N OSF RED MS NSF MILLENIUM K145 RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLE 35’11 (1618211) RED BELLE OF BENCHMARK 868

PERF

AOD 2

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED BAR-X COSTELLA 6L

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW 85

WW

YW

MILK

733 1090 EPDs +0.2 73

115

15

These Game Changer calves have “jam” to them. From a two year old heifer by Montana, he ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW, carcass weight, marbling, and heifer pregnancy. Also ranks in the top 5% for REA.

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Reference Sire red lman robin hood red lchmn on target 1016e red lchmn Bloxy c1176 Sire: red lchmn enterprise 1370h ra6066036 osf red rocket r217 red park cherish D419 red della d109

Red LSF JBOB Expectation 6034S 2 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 95 lbs Avg. 205 D: 640 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1191 lbs Genomic Enhanced EPDs

red bfck cherokee cnyn 4912 red lcc new chapter A7057 red miss ll rob low 929 Dam: red lsf sweetness j1358 p4085 ra970150 osf red lcc heaven or bust 1000b red lsf sweetness red ljra non heav g1373

BW -0.7 WW +72

Expectation is known as the “EPD MONSTER” south of the border. He ranks in the top 1% for marbling, WW, YW and Milk and top 4% for REA in Canada. He sired the two top selling heifers at the Ludvigson herd builder sale last spring and the high selling bull at Ludvigsons fall sale. We are always anxious to add genetics that will move our cattle forward with respect to growth and carcass quality so when we had a chance to obtain some Expectation semen, we jumped at the chance!

YW +113 Milk +26 MARB + 1.32 REA + 0.38

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D

2

87

LOT

71

Fat +0.02

805 1289

Red Benchmark Expectation 5’13 Male BFR 5A

February 05 2013

1731120

PERF

AOD 2

Male BFR 7A

February 05 2013

1731120

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.13

% IMF 4.04

MARB +0.72

% IMF 3.24

REA +0.27

REA 1.25

REA +0.19

REA 1.16

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.19

Fat +0.020

Rib Fat 0.23

RED LCHMN ON TARGET 1016E RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF RED PARK CHERISH D419 Sire: RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S AMF NHF OSF (1700254) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

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 2014 BW WW 97 648 1196 EPDs +1.6 66

YW

MILK

97

21

Only two Expectation 6034S son’s sell in Canada this spring and they are both here at Benchmark. Lot 71 ranks in the top 10% or better for WW, YW, total maternal, REA carcass weight and marbling.

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72

Red Benchmark Expectation 7’13

CARCASS EPDs

RED LCHMN ON TARGET 1016E RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF Sire: RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION 6034S AMF NHF OSF (1700254) RED PARK CHERISH D419 RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BENCHMARK GRAND CANYON 816 Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLA 42’11 (1618216) RED BELLA OF BENCHMARK 954

LOT

RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LULANNA 6’11 (1618183) RED LULANNA OF BENCHMARK 8114

PERF

AOD 2

PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED LULANNA OF BENCHMARK 49

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 93 633 1186 EPDs +1.4 68 103 17

Some rare genetics here, take advantage. 7’13 ranks in the top 5% or better for WW, YW, total maternal, carcass weight and marbling, and in the top 10% for REA.

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Reference Sire Red LCHMAN Copper Rob 1204D 2 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 78 lbs Avg. 205 D: 658 lbs. Avg. 365 D: 1134 lbs

EPDs BW -4.5 WW +29 YW +55 Milk +35 MARB +0.27 REA +0.05 Fat +0.07

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D

12

77

697 1178

RED LEACHMAN ROBUST 7222 Sire: RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 844083 OSF MAF RED LEACHMAN ELEANOR

RED RCN DYNAMO 614 LEACHMAN DUCHESS 6463 RED JTL 9004 KING KONG RED PRF ELEANOR L015

RCN CANYON CHIEF Dam: COPPER LASS 2392 RA143206 ZIMROXY 6239

PBC D0202 6M H1112 RED RCN INDIGO 84018 RCN ROGI 738 RED GLORY 23

At the Chickadee Red Angus Dispersal we tried to buy the three cows pictured below. They sold over our budget. They were all sired by Red LCHMAN Copper Rob 1204D. So failing at buying the cows, when the semen on him came up for sale, we bought it. Copper Rob 1204D is sired by the great King Rob, who just a few years ago was the #1 bull for Red Angus registrations. King Rob is the sire of Gold Robber, the 1998 Denver National Western Grand Champion Bull and ABS roster sire. Dakota Copper by Copper Rob 1204D was an ABS bull as well he is noted for muscle, volume and outstanding feet in his progeny. I think you will like these Copper Rob sons.

King Rob

Sire to Copper Rob

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Bulls Sired by Red LCHMAN Copper Rob LOT

73

Red Benchmark Copper Rob 1’13 Male BFR 1A

February 03 2013

1731117

LOT

74

Red Benchmark Copper Rob 9’13 Male BFR 9A

February 07 2013

1731125

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.36

% IMF 4.54

MARB +0.49

% IMF 4.33

REA +0.12

REA 1.17

REA +0.12

REA 1.17

Fat +0.030

Rib Fat 0.31

Fat +0.020

Rib Fat 0.39

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF Sire: RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF (908091) COPPER LASS 2392

RED LEACHMAN ROBUST 7222 RED LEACHMAN ELEANOR RCN CANYON CHIEF ZIMROXY 6239

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF Sire: RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF (908091) COPPER LASS 2392

RED LEACHMAN ROBUST 7222 RED LEACHMAN ELEANOR RCN CANYON CHIEF ZIMROXY 6239

RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 23’11 (1618200) RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 727

RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED PR BAR STAR 27R RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 323

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

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 75 633 1124 EPDs -3.6 44

YW

MILK

72

27

PERF

Copper Rob 1’13 ranks in the top 8% or better for BW, milk, total maternal, calving ease, and maternal calving ease, and in the top 25% or better for REA and marbling. “Heifer Bull Status” on this guy.

LOT

75

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW 81 683 1145 EPDs -3.7 45

February 03 2013

1731118

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.45

% IMF 4.14

REA +0.44

REA 1.34

Fat -0.02

Rib Fat 0.28

S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004 DMF DWF AMF CAF NHF OSF DDF PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RED RRM-NANCY 8965-9606 Sire: RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF (1594762) RED LCC CHEYENNE B221L OSF MAF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 440 OSF RED LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK FIREFLY 19’11 (1618196) RED BENCHMARK FIREFLY 8110

PERF

AOD 2

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED LJC HANNAH 106 OSF RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED FIREFLY OF BENCHMARK 442

BW 205D 365D 2014 BW WW YW MILK 87 665 1243 EPDs +0.9 69 112 11

If you are after a little more frame, these Net Worth’s will give you that. This guy ranks in the top 1% for WW, YW and carcass weight and 10% for better for REA, marbling, stay and heifer pregnancy.

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MILK

72

27

This Copper Rob son ranks in the top 10% or better for BW, milk, total maternal, calving ease, maternal calving ease, marbling, Stay and heifer pregnancy, and in the top 20% for REA. Lot 74 rates “Heifer Bull Status”.

Red Benchmark Networth 3’13 Male BFR 3A

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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 ay owner assumes any responsibility in this matter and disclaims any liability, legal or otherwise, in the event of accident or loss of property.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breeder’s Guarantee

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

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