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April 3, 201 7

1:30pm at the Ranch Warner, Alberta

21st Annual

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

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Benchmark® ngus Your Carcass Source A Friends and Fellow Cattlemen, How time flies by! Welcome to our 21st Annual Makin’ the Grade Bull Sale. Each and every year we do our very best to bring you bulls that will allow you to breed the best possible cattle imaginable. So what does that really mean? In our mind it isn’t about hype, glitz, glamour, nor is it about a lot of “B.S.” without the facts and the science of genetics including genomics and proven EPD’s. It is about maternal Angus mother cows that calve regularly without problems, mother cows that can efficiently graze big pastures converting forage into maintaining and reproducing themselves by raising a calf that will wean at 50% of her own body weight. These calves upon weaning must then gain efficiently and upon harvest, grade to a standard that will pay a premium to the seller. There is a whole lot that can be read into all of the above including, fertility, docility, feet and leg structure, hair coats, etc. etc., but in the end we all want to be owning the best cattle possible. And to get there one must use every tool possible. So we challenge each one of you without bias and prejudice to consider where your cow herd is at and to carefully consider ‘how can I do better in having the best cattle possible’ and ‘in the end, how can I be more profitable and as a result, sustainable.’ To maintain our industry, we need more cows to provide more calves for our feedlot and packing plant industry. For our cow numbers to increase we must be more profitable and if more profitable we will be sustainable.

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These bulls selling are a result of much deliberation and planning, a result of serious study of the genetic make-up of each mother and sire, and the result of their being put to the test in every way possible. They are weighed seven times from birth to coming off test, they are ultrasounded for intramuscular fat, ribeye size, rib fat and rump fat, and they are individually measured for their residual feed intake and feed conversion. The black bulls have been i50K tested, as well. It is well known that 80 to 90 percent of any genetic improvement in your herd comes about by the herd sires you use. Be sure your cattle will and do measure up . . . . . . Use a Benchmark® bull. We take this opportunity to thank Dale and Laura and their family for “owning” Benchmark® and all that we believe in as a family and as a ranching operation. Welcome Shane Whiteman to our outfit. Shane has years of experience and has been involved in the breeding, raising and merchandising of thousands and thousands of Angus Bulls. We invite you to Benchmark® on April 3rd, come early, look around, study the bulls and enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Give Mike, Shane or myself a call if we can provide further information on our operation or any of the bulls.

Sincerely,

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

Benchmark® Angus 21st Annual Bull Sale

The Munton Family...

The Ranch Crew...

Dale, Laura, Hannah, Levi & Rebakah Fehr

Shane Whiteman

406-366-0688 / 403-795-0262


21st Annual

Benchmark® Angus

Makin’ the Grade

BULL SALE

April 3, 2017 ~ 1:30pm at the Ranch West of Warner, Alberta

On Offer…

Calving Performance and EPD legend…

58 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 32 Red Angus Yearling Bulls

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

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

CARCASS ACTUAL SCAN EPDs MARB

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

%IMF

REA

REA

Fat

Rib Fat LMY

Elite Dams…

The Canadian Elite Cow Report is an effort to identify superior cows in the Angus breed. Emphasis is placed on early puberty, breeding and early calving, followed by regularity of calving interval and above-average performance of the off spring. The Elite Cow Report requires a cow to have a minimum of five calves to determine her regularity of calving and ability to consistently produce calves with a superior weaning weight year after year. See page 51 for more details.

Sales Staff… Robert Balog, Auctioneer...............403-320-1980 Brad Balog, Ringman.....................403-642-7444 Louis Balog, Ringman....................403-331-0611 Shane Whiteman.............................406-366-0688 403-795-0262

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

Insurance…

Lethbridge

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

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Lunch...

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On us, at the Ranch, prior to the sale. Benchmark Sale Site

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3 miles west

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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.

2016 BULL SALE RESULTS 44%

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

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$4500-5000

Your Carcass Source

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

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

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

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

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

Feed Efficiency EPDs

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

Benchmark® Angus 21st Annual Bull Sale

BULL ID X Y Z

RFI EPD 0.65 -0.35 -0.42


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

EPDs:

• allow breeders to estimate a young animal’s breeding value - that animal’s value as a parent • allow a fair comparison of breeding value by removing environmental bias such as climate, feed and special management • the best tool available to compare animals between herds, countries and year of birth • help breeders make informed decisions regarding breeding stock selection by evaluating numerous traits such as #1 Growth Related Traits  (WW, YW, CW, Milk) weaning weight (wW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to other sires. Yearling weight (YW) Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sires ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to other sires. MILK Expressed in pounds, is a predictor of the milking ability in a sire’s daughters, representing the difference in weaning weights of calves due to the amount of milk produced by their mothers. Total Materal (TM) Combines the Weaning Weight and Milk EPD;s with half of the WW EPD added to the Milk EPD. carcass weight (cw) is expressed in pounds predicting the differences in the average carcass weight of sires progeny. #2  Reproductive Related Traits (BW, CE, MCE, SC, HPG, Stay)  Birth Weight (BW) expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeney compared to other sires. Calving ease (CE) the average difference in ease with

which a sire’s calves will be born when he is bred to first calf heifers, a higher number indicates a higher probablity that his calves will be born unassisted. Maternal Calving Ease (MCE) Predicting the average calving ease with which a sire’s first calf heifers will calv when compared to daughters of other sires.. scrotal circumference (SC) Expressed in cm, is a predictor of the difference in transmitting ability for scrotal size compared to other sires. heifer pregnancy (Hpg) is a predictor of the percent probability in a bull’s daughter’s ability to conceive and calve as two year olds. stayability (Stay) is the percent probability of daughters staying in production to at least six year of age. # 3 Carcass Related Traits (Fat , REA, % IMF) To evaluate seed stock, use EPDs, pedigree and visual assessment. With EPDs, the concept of “intermediate optimums” works best. Selection for one trait or for extremes generally results in unexpected consequences due to genetic correlations - for example, intense selection for high yearling weight will generally increase birth weight.  Successful cattle breeding requires a thoughtful and balanced approach to optimize fertility, growth and carcass merit while improved profitability and efficiency. With all the data that comes with each bull, I’m sure at times it must be overwhelming. In order to use body composition EPDs of ultrasound data to their full potential, a breeder must have an understanding of the ultrasound terminology. Several of the ultrasound measurements are comparable to the familiar carcass measurements. The data is simply collected on yearling bulls and heifers instead of market ready steers. Take a step back from looking at the numbers and become comfortable with the terminology.

Rib Fat: An external fat measurement taken between the 12th and 13th rib - the location a carcass would be split into quarters in the cooler reported in inches. Rib fat is the main factor in the USDA Yield Grade Equation. Ribeye area (REA): An area measurement of the longissimus dorsi, or ribeye muscle - reported in square inches. This image tends to be the most difficult to collect and requires the most highly skilled interpreting technician. Both the rib fat and ribeye area measurements are taken from the same image. The REA score is reported as sq. in. per 100 lbs. of body weight. Rump Fat: An external fat measurement taken from an image collected between the hooks and the pins of the animal, reported in inches. The rump fat measurement coupled with the rib fat measurement, is used to determine more accurately the overall external body fat, enhancing the accuracy of predicting percent retail product (PRP). In most cases, an animal will exhibit more fat over the rump than the rib due to physiological process of “laying on fat.” Therefore, more variation is often displayed in the rump fat measurements of a contemporary group than the rib fat. This image is highly repeatable and is the least difficult to collect or interpret. intramuscular fat (%imf): This measurement determines the amount of fat within the muscle (similar to marbling) and is reported in “%.” This measurement should be collected when cattle are maintaining a high level of nutrition. The field technician collects four images and the values generated by the interpreting software are averaged for an overall %IMF. The Angus Associations, both AAA and CAA have adopted the CUP (Centralized Ultrasound Processing) Program for Ultrasounding Carcass Data and are using this information for formulating Carcass EPDs. This is the 18th year we have provided ultrasound measurements as taken by certified technicians. We feel it is very important that you, our valued customer, know what is under the hide as that really does determine value. It has been determined through many studies that carcass traits are highly heritable and that feeding has only marginal effect on the resulting carcass genetics determine carcass quality!

Spring 2017 Angus EPD Averages for all calves born in 2016 BW +2.1

WW +45

YW +80

BW -0.4

WW +53

YW +78

Your Carcass Source

Black Angus Milk CE +21 +3.5 red Angus Milk CE +17 +3.4

REA +0.69

Marb Fat +0.77 +0.015

REA Marb Fat +0.05 +0.29 -0.013

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Reference Sire Red Dunn Better A500 14 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 93 lbs Avg. 205D: 712 lbs Avg. 365D: 1343 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW -0.3 WW +78 YW +130 Milk +26 MARB +0.98 REA +0.34 Owned with Dunn Red Angus

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AOD

BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

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RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 RA979031 OSF Sire: RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 RA138919 MAF NHF OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 RA1186434 OSF

161 TOP 7%

55 TOP 2 %

red beckton nebula m045 1582669OSF RED BECKTON LANA M809 EP RA855048 RED LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 1318819 OSF RED BROWN MS ABIGRACE L7730 RA794710 OSF

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 1038594 OSF MAF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L 1460520 OSF RED MISS LL ROB LOW 929 RA6555053 OSF Dam: RED LSF SWEETNESS JQEFI P4085 RA970150 OSF MAF RED LCC HEAVEN OR BUST 1000B 788585 OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RA657251 RED LJRA NON HEAV G1373 RA560540 The dam of Dunn better A500 is none other than the dam of LSF JBOB Expectation 60345 known as the EPD Monster with marbling EPD of +1.33 being the Top Marbling Bull on the Canadian Registry. The sire of Dunn Better, Brown Alliance X7795 is a full brother to Accelerated Genetics roster bull Brown Synergy and a full sister to the dam of Brown Complete a highly touted Red Angus bull showing a Herdbuilder score of 201. Note the Abigrace L7730 the high-earning female in Reg Angus history. She appears in the lineage of our herdsire Commitment, as well.

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Fat -0.055

Brown Alliance X7795

Dunn Better A500 ranks in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Total Maternal, Carcass Weight, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy while being in the Top 5% for Ribeye and 2% for Milk and Stay and Top 3 % for Fat and note his Top 7% and 2% for Herd Builder and Gridmaster. His calves are stout and powerful with unprecedented muscle as evidenced by the extraordinary Ribeye Scans. With the cows in his pedigree we expect great things from his daughters and on calving a few daughters this spring we are very pleased!

Benchmark® Angus 21st Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 1’16 Male BFR 1D

January 28, 2016

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.82

% IMF 3.52

REA +0.25

REA 1.43

Fat -0.025

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.4

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RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 RED DUNN 0403 OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 28’12 (1671950) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 010 RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 5102

N/A

RFI ACTUAL

4.32

PERF

AOD 4

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 84 712 1336 EPDs -3.5 67 106 25

A full brother sold to GBB Ranches last year as Lot 69. The Commitment 0611 daughters are very moderate, milk very well and are good mothers. His Ribeye scan came in at 18.23 sq. in. at 363 days of age. Needing to add muscle to your program? Lot 1 had a couple of sick days so no RFI numbers but he gained 4.39 lbs per day and Converted at 5.89 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 11’16 Male BFR 11D

February 3, 2016

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CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF 3.75

REA +0.20

REA 1.13

Fat -0.056

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.5

0.0220

RFI ACTUAL

0.55

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 98 689 1419 EPDs 0.00   68 115 20

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED SODAK PRECISION 7408-97 AMF NHC OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED LAZY MC FIREFLY 36L Dam: RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 846 NHF (1444149) RED BASIN SENSATION 702E OSF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 373 RED BENCHMARK MAID 18’95

Your Carcass Source

The momma of Lot 2 shows a weaning index on her bull calves of 102 and on her heifer calves of 104 with Yearling Weight indexes of 106 and 108 respectively. She has sons at Wayne Bevans, Mike Trautmans and Barberos. Lot 2 is a big bold rascal and picked out by astute cattlemen as one of the best. He ranks in Top 1% for Yearling Weight and Marbling and the Top 15% or better for Weaning Weight, Total Maternal, Ribeye and Carcass Weight. Grow Safe results show 5.05 gain per day at a conversion of 5.73 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 13’16 Male BFR 13D

February 4, 2016

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RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 RED DUNN 0403 OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 30’12 (1671952) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 08 RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 871

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

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712 1371 EPDs

WW

YW

MILK

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105

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February 6, 2016

ACTUAL

MARB +0.80

% IMF 4.41

REA +0.39

REA 1.15

Fat -0.009

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.7

0.0661

RFI ACTUAL

0.88

A maternal brother by Commitment works at Piotrowski’s selling as Lot 85 last year. From another 0611 daughter who has a Weaning Weight ratio of 106 on three calves. Grow Safe data: 4.54 ADG; Conversion 6.1 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 17’16 Male BFR 17D

CARCASS EPDs

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RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED VGW KING OF THE WEST OSF MAF RED 5L NORSEMAN KING 2291 OSF MAF RED NORSEMAN 1312 PJM Dam: RED BENCHMARK PRINCESS 17’12 (1697726) RED CR HEAVENLY 11F RED CROWFOOT PRINCESS 8126H RED CROWFOOT PRINCESS 647F

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 5.45

REA +0.34

REA 1.20

Fat -0.025

Rib Fat 0.39

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.1

-0.661

RFI ACTUAL

-0.53

PERF

AOD 4

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BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 84 726 1351 EPDs -3.2 60

YW

MILK

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From a nice Norseman King daughter that has low birthweight calves and Weaning Ratios of 108 on the bull calves and 106 on the heifer calf. On Grow Safe 4.17 ADG; Conv. 6.15 to 1.

Benchmark® Angus 21st Annual Bull Sale


Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 22’16 Male BFR 22D

February 8, 2016

1898529

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK DORY 75’12 (1671987) RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED DORY OF BENCHMARK 717 RED SOAPY OF BENCHMARK 570

PERF

AOD 4

6

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 100 727 1357 EPDs +1.3 79 120 20

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.88

% IMF 3.35

REA +0.29

REA 1.20

Fat -0.020

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.6

-0.3748

RFI ACTUAL

-2.38

A big strong, long, deep bull here ranking in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Carcass Weight, Marbling and Total Maternal, as well as being in the Top 7% for Ribeye. Note the dam by 45T5, he the sire of Benchmark Better Beef the Denver Grand Champion. Grow Safe Data 4.21 ADG’ Conv. 5.65 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 26’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 26D

MARB +0.93

% IMF 5.26

REA +0.16

REA 1.20

Fat -0.039

Rib Fat 0.52

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.5

February 10, 2016

1898535

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BELLA 033 (1563903) RED SHODEREE MARIAS 91L RED BELLA OF BENCHMARK 355 RED RAFTER IR DYNA MAID 13E

-0.1764

RFI ACTUAL

-0.93

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

WW

YW

MILK

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705 1332 EPDs

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94

24

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-2.2

Maternal brothers work at Finstads and Rowlands. Three quarter brother to the previous bull, Lot 5. Good scan on this bull with IMF of 5.26. Note the 205D and 365D weights on these Dunn Better calves, they are impressive. Grow Safe 4.25 ADG; Conv. 5.93 to 1

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Bulls Sired by RED DUNN BETTER A500

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 38’16 Male BFR 38D

February 13, 2016

1898545

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK EXPRESS 931 RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 674 Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 48’11 (1618220) RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK CHETA 930 RED BENCHMARK CHETA 77

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

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85

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LOT

689 1291 EPDs

WW

YW

MILK

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90

27

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% IMF 3.18

REA +0.31

REA 1.30

Fat -0.015

Rib Fat 0.54

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.6

-0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

-0.68

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 52D

MARB +0.70

% IMF 4.40

REA +0.20

REA 1.39

Fat +0.019

Rib Fat 0.64

RFI EPDs

LMY 55.7

February 18, 2016

1898557

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 102 718 1305 EPDs +0.8 66 101 27

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RFI ACTUAL

0.73

A full brother sold to Crystal Creek as Lot 72 in Sale XX. The dam shows 3 bull calves at 102 on weaning. Big Ribeye in this guy at 16.7 sq. in. at 342 days of age. Grow Safe gain at 4.28 lbs per day and Converted at 6.20 to 1.

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MARB +0.80

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 52’16

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF COPPER LASS 2392 Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 12’12 (1671940) RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK CHETA 028 RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

PERF

ACTUAL

A full brother works for Bueckert Farms and a maternal brother works for Red Deer River Ranches. The dam is designated “Elite” by the Cdn. Angus Assoc. having four calves with a Weaning Ratio of 109. Grow Safe data 4.34 ADG; Conv. 5.81 to 1.

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

AOD

CARCASS EPDs

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RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 54’16 Male BFR 54D

February 19, 2016

1898562

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 871 (1444174) RED LEACHMAN TAJMAHAL 8131 RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 11F RED LAZY MC LAKIMA 2B

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

8

716 1369 EPDs

10

LOT

96

WW

YW

MILK

-0.3 65

106

23

5

MARB +0.70

% IMF 4.35

REA +0.35

REA 1.31

Fat -0.034

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.2

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

1.23

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 55’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 55D

MARB +0.80

% IMF 3.83

REA +0.32

REA 1.43

Fat -0.019

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY 64

February 19, 2016

1898560

RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK TILDA 31’1 (1618207) RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 637

AOD

ACTUAL

Lakima 11F is ‘Elite’ and was one of my all time favourite Red Angus cows. On scanning had a 16.0 sq. in. Ribeye at 341 days of age. These Better Yet bulls will add lots of weight to your calf crop and a ton of muscle. Grow Safe shows 4.37 ADG and Conv. of 6.29 to 1.

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

PERF

CARCASS EPDs

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 106 707 1320 EPDs +2.8 77 117 27

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED SSS HIGH MARK 272D RED TILDA OF BENCHMARK 142

-0.0882

RFI ACTUAL

-0.15

Moderate, long and deep bull in Lot 10 that ranks in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Carcass Weight and Marbling. If you want calves that Gain and Grade, here is a guy that will deliver. Ribeye scanned at 16.9 sq. in. at 341 days of age. On Grow Safe ADG 4.23. Conv. 6.07 to 1.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 59’16 Male BFR 59D

February 21, 2016

1898566

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 RED PR BAR STAR 27R Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 23’11 (1618200) RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 727 RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 323

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.72

% IMF 5.15

REA +0.24

REA 1.28

Fat -0.028

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.4

-0.0220

RFI ACTUAL

-0.18

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

5

84

12

LOT

683 1277 EPDs

WW

YW

MILK

-3.7 63

98

25

Top 1% for Marbling and Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Ribeye and Fat. Now that is Darn Good! On Grow Safe 3.64 ADG; Conversion 6.57 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 89’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 89D

MARB +0.74

% IMF 5.23

REA +0.32

REA 1.27

Fat -0.034

Rib Fat 0.32

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.9

March 2, 2016

1898589

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED 5L NORSEMAN EXPRESS RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF 5L SUNSHINE 699-1892 OSF Dam: RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 974 (1500225) RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620 RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 15

-.1323

RFI ACTUAL

-0.44

PERF

2017 BW WW YW MILK 708 1367 EPDs +1.1 78 124 19

AOD

BW 205D 365D

7

99

12

Maternal brothers work at Les O’Hara and Mike Trautman and two maternal sisters are in our herd. This bull will leave calves that will Gain and Grade. Ranks in the Top 1% for WW, YW, CW, Marbling and TM in the Top 6% or better for REA and Fat. 4.76 ADG on Grow Safe and Converted at 5.50 to 1.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 93’16 Male BFR 93D

March 7, 2016

1898592

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK QUEEN 61’12 (1671974) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 984 RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

4

771 1384 EPDs

14

LOT

96

WW

YW

MILK

+0.2 82

114

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March 21, 2016

1898600

RED BROWN ALLIANCE X7795 NHF OSF MAF Sire: RED DUNN BETTER A500 (1833407) RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 P4085 NHF OSF MAF

RED BECKTON NEBULA P P707 OSF RED C-BAR & BROWN ABIGRACET714 OSF RED LCC NEW CHAPTER A705L OSF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358

RED LMAN KING ROB 8621 OSF MAF RED LCHMAN COPPER ROB 1204D OSF COPPER LASS 2392 Dam: RED BENCHMARK ESTY 16’12 (1671943) RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MA RED BENCHMARK ESTY 030 RED ESTY OF BENCHMARK 620

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 99 712 1330 EPDs +0.8 71 114 27

ACTUAL

MARB +1.07

% IMF 3.79

REA +0.27

REA 1.34

Fat -0.016

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.5

0.0441

RFI ACTUAL

0.88

Very moderate with length and depth to spare. Great numbers on this guy with the genetics to leave you top end calves that will Gain and Grade. Isn’t that what it is all about? Again Top 1% for WW, YW, CW, Marbling and TM and Top 8% for REA. Grow Safe Results. 4.89 ADG; Conv. 5.68 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK BETTER YET 102’16 Male BFR 102D

CARCASS EPDs

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.70

% IMF 4.50

REA +0.34

REA 1.36

Fat -0.004

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

1.61

Did you notice that every one except one of the first fourteen lots are minus for fat and yet in the Top 1% for Marbling and ranking high for Ribeye. We call ’em Carcass Cattle and can sell this kind of beef all day long! ADG of 3.70 with a Conversion of 6.87 to 1.

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Reference Sire Red LSF RAB Commitment 2792Z 9 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 91 lbs Avg. 205D: 695 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,303 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW -5.8 WW +49 YW +58 Milk +20 MARB +1.16 REA +0.20

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

PERF

Fat -0.004

AOD

BW 205D 365D Value HERD BUILDER GRID MASTER

3

70

605 1158 Index

112 TOP 1/3 52 TOP 20%

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

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

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

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

We continue to use Commitment as we love the calving ease and his daughters are special. There is considerable demand for his semen by commercial ranchers. He carries great lineage, tracing to the living legend Brown Abigrace L7730. She had 108 progeny sell in the Brown dispersal and is the first Red Angus female to produce over $2

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million in progeny sales. Commitment himself scanned a % IMF of 5.65, ratioing 126 and his marbling EPD ranks in the Top 1% as does his BW EPD. His Yield Grade EPD is in the Top 8% with ribeye in the Top 10%. A calving ease superstar, with carcass qualities galore and a wonderful maternal side to him, makes Commitment a bull we love!

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 2’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 2D

MARB +0.63

% IMF 5.23

REA +0.10

REA 1.13

Fat -0.011

Rib Fat 0.54

January 31, 2016

1898512

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

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

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

PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RFI EPDs RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF 0.1102 RED LULANNA OF BENCHMARK 49

LMY 56.1 RFI ACTUAL

1.41

PERF

AOD 5

16

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 82 674 1282 EPDs -4.0 53

YW

MILK

71

16

Moderate calf here that will work on heifers with an almost 1300 lb Yearling Weight. Barbero has an Expectation son from Lulanna 6’11. On Grow Safe 4.19 ADG with Conversion of 6.52 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 19’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 19D

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.52

REA +0.30

REA 1.34

Fat -0.020

Rib Fat 0.49

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.9

February 7, 2016

1898528

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 3’12 (1671929) RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 011

PFFR SHAQ 607 OSF RED BADLANDS MEDORA 406 OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK LAKIMA 674

-0.1102

RFI ACTUAL

-0.26

PERF

AOD 4

17

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 97 664 1384 EPDs -0.5 60

YW

MILK

91

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This is one chunk of a bull, almost a 1400lb Yearling Weight ratioing 112 on feed. A full brother is at Randy Taylor’s, a maternal sister is due to calve this spring. Big Ribeye scan on Lot 16 at 16.9 sq. in. at 353 days of age. ADG 5.09 with Conversion of 5.45 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 41’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 41D

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.45

REA +0.30

REA 1.38

Fat -0.007

Rib Fat 0.42

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.4

February 13, 2016

1898544

RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAFF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 6’12 (1671932) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 048

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

-0.1102

RFI ACTUAL

-1.21

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

WW

YW

MILK

4

91

664 1204 EPDs -3.0

55

73

18

A full sister is a member of the Benchmark Red Angus cowherd. Lot 17 ranks in the Top 10% for BW and YG and Top 6% for REA and Top 1% for Marbling. Grow Safe data 3.53 ADG; Converted at 6.34 to 1.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 53’16 Male BFR 53D

February 18, 2016

1898559

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

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

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 992 NHF (1500242) BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 767 RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 125

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.77

% IMF 3.60

REA +0.15

REA 1.35

Fat -0.015

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.4

-0.2425

RFI ACTUAL

PERF

AOD 7

19

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 95 716 1324 EPDs -0.9 64

YW 87

-1.10 Maid of Benchmark 992 is a paternal sister to the Denver Grand Champion, Better Beef. Her three heifer calves ratioed 106 at MILK weaning while her three bull calves ratioed 104 at weaning. This guy really pushes the scales down and ranks in the Top 25% or better for WW, YW, TM CE, 18 MCE, Ribeye and Marbling. 15.9 sq.in. ribeye on this guy at 342 days of age. ADG on Grow Safe 4.28 with Conversion of 5.78 to 1

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 73’16 Male BFR 73D

February 27, 2016

1898579

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

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

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 89’13 (1757136) RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 936

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED BENCHMARK BURGESS 675

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.94

% IMF 4.60

REA +0.42

REA 1.13

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.44

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.7

-0.2205

RFI ACTUAL

-1.34

PERF

AOD 3

20

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 88 678 1303 EPDs -2.0 63

YW

MILK

95

18

A full sister will calve at Benchmark this spring. Note the Marbling and REA EPD on this guy. Lot 19 ranks Number 11 for Marbling out of all 2016 born Red Angus Bulls on the Cdn. Registry. On Grow Safe ADG of 4.17 with a Conversion factor of 5.59 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 81’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 81D

MARB +0.59

% IMF 3.81

REA +0.21

REA 1.32

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY 60

February 29, 2016

1898583

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

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

O C C EMBLAZON 854E DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF OSF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BOTEET 19’13 (1721708) RED PIE BOTEET 508

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF DIXIE ERICA OF C H 1019 RED NA RED BARON 019 RCRA POTEET 9317

-0.0661

RFI ACTUAL

0.75

PERF

AOD 3

16

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 85 667 1187 EPDs -2.9 50

YW

MILK

65

16

Interesting pedigree on this guy, being from a black Emblazon daughter. Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Calving Ease, Yield Grade, Ribeye and Marbling. ADG 3.75 with a Conversion of 6.35 to 1.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 84’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 84D

MARB +0.96

% IMF 5.44

REA +0.14

REA 1.21

Fat -0.006

Rib Fat 0.53

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.2

March 1, 2016

1898587

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED LJC LANCER 806 OSF Sire: RED LSF RAB COMMITMENT 2792Z (1755392) RED BROWN MS SHAZZAM P7940 OSF RED BROWN MS MAKIN HAY W7901 OSF RED BIEBER MAKIN HAY 9913 OSF MAF RED BROWN C-MS ABIGRACE VP7502 OSF RED LORENZEN COMMITMENT 0611 Dam: RED BENCHMARK DORY 84’13 (1731182) RED BENCHMARK DORY 15’11

RED BROWN COMMITMENT S7206 OSF MAF RED DUNN 0403 OSF RED BADLANDS NET WORTH 23U OSF MAF RED DORY OF BENCHMARK 923

-0.3527

RFI ACTUAL

-1.96

PERF

AOD 3

22

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 79 766 1297 EPDs -4.2 64

Note the 205D weight, top Weaning Weight in his group of 26. Great

YW

MILK Marbling EPD on this guy and a sure fire heifer bull. 84’16 is the

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Number 9 of all   2016 born bulls   on the Cdn. registry ranked for Marbling. On Grow Safe ADG of 4.08 with a Conversion factor of 5.60 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 94’16 Male BFR 94D

March 7, 2016

1898593

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

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

RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF Dam: RED BENCHMARK ANNIE 088 (1563947) RED ANNIE OF BENCHMARK 345

RED BASIN EXT 5233 OSF MAF BASIN ROSE 710P DMF AMF NHF OSF RED GET-A-LONG KAYAK 024 BENCHMARK ANNIE 815

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.99

% IMF 3.52

REA +0.13

REA 1.15

Fat +0.004

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.4

-0.0882

RFI ACTUAL

-0.71

PERF

AOD 6

23

LOT

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 97 675 1307 EPDs -0.2 67

YW

MILK

91

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Number 6 Red Angus bull of all 2016 born bulls on the Cdn. registry ranked for Marbling. No easy feat! On Grow Safe gained at 4.23 lbs per day and Converted at 5.75 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK COMMITTED 106D Male BFR106D

March 29, 2016

1898604

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

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

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK FAYETTE 5’14 OSF (1783321) RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 424 OSC

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED COMPASS DIVIDEND 467M RED FAYETTE OF BENCHMARK 262

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 104 748 1440 EPDs +3.5 80 119 16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.82

% IMF 2.63

REA +0.35

REA 1.38

Fat +0.012

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

-0.2425

RFI ACTUAL

-1.10 Note the ‘Elite’ Fayette of Benchmark 424. She none other than the dam of Denver Grand Champion Better Beef. A younger bull here but he sure puts up the numbers. Top 1% for WW, YW, CW and Marbling. This youngster gained 4.48 lbs per day and Converted at 5.39 to 1.

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

Avg. BW: 97 lbs Avg. 205D: 717 lbs Avg. 365D: 1399 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs

BW +4.7 WW +99 YW +164 Milk +7 MARB +0.79 REA +0.54

Owned by Dean Somerville

Fat +0.024

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D Value H ERD BUILDER GRID MASTER 81 667 1401 Index 121 TOP 25% 53 TOP 7%

Red Pie Gridmaster 589

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

RED LSF CANYON CLASSIC 3037N

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

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

Dam: Red Mew Elizabeth 710t RA1199535 osf Red ms nsf millenium

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

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

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Bulls Sired by RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK MOMENTUM 43’16 Male BFR 43D

February 15, 2016

1898550

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF 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 WK DATELINE 7270 Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 07 (1731182) RED DURUBA BENCHMARK 311

CONNEALY DATELINE DDF GRUBBS MISS COUTNESS 185 RED GET-A-LONG KAYAK 024 RED DURUBA OF BENCHMARK 012

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.43

% IMF 4.89

REA +0.45

REA 1.33

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.5

0.0441

RFI ACTUAL

-0.31

PERF

AOD 6

25

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 81 632 1209 EPDs -3.1 59

YW

Top 25% or better for BW, WW, YW, CE, Yield Grade, Ribeye, CW and

MILK Marbling. Who says you can’t have it all. Note Connealy Dateline

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and the Get-A-Long gentics on the bottom side. On Grow Safe ADG of 3.42 lbs per day and Conversion factor of 6.76 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK MOMENTUM 65’16 Male BFR 65D

February 24, 2016

1898571

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED PIE GRIDMASTER 589 AMF OSF MAF 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 BENCHMARK SURESHOT 8119 Dam: RED BENCHMARK DURUBA 62’11 (1618232) RED DURUBA OF BENCHMARK 740

PERF

AOD 5

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 92 705 1440 EPDs -1.2 69 120 16

February 24 , 2016

ACTUAL

MARB +0.69

% IMF 3.64

REA +0.33

REA 1.25

Fat +0.03

Rib Fat 0.35

RED CHAMPLAIN SERENADE 2513P OSF MAF RFI EPDs RED PR BAR STAR 27R 0.3968 RED BASIN CHIEF JOSEPH 2751 RED DURUBA BENCHMARK 311

LMY 62.7 RFI ACTUAL

2.29

A full sister comes with her second calf this spring at Benchmark. Dale loves these Game Changer daughters, quiet and very good mothers. This guy certainly weighs up, is long and deep. Ranks in the Top 5% or better for WW, YW, REA, CW and Marb. Grow Safe shows him at ADG of 5.34 lbs with a Convesion factor of 5.74 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK MOMENTUM 68’11 Male BFR 68D

CARCASS EPDs

1898572

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 3.24

REA +0.39

REA 1.46

Fat +0.011

Rib Fat 0.44

RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RFI EPDs RED RIR REBELLO 35L 0.0882 5L TRAVLIN EXP 1892-6295 OSF MAF RED QUEEN OF BENCHMARK 67

LMY 63.1 RFI ACTUAL

0.09 Indexed 112 for Weaning and 107 for Yearling Weight. The dam is ‘Elite’ with four calves weaned with a 110 ratio. Study the tabulation as well as the tabulation on Lot 27. There is “power in the AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK blood.” We call these kind “Gain & Grade Type” Top 1% for WW, YW, PERF CW and Marb and Top 4% for Ribeye. Ribeye scanned 18.8 sq. in. at 5 104 772 1457 EPDs +2.2 84 131 18 336 days of age. On Grow Safe he gained 4.39 lbs per day and Converted at 6.20 to 1.

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27

LOT

RED BENCHMARK MOMENTUM 69’16 Male BFR 69D

February 24, 2016

1898574

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.68

% IMF 3.25

REA +0.45

REA 1.42

Fat +0.006

Rib Fat 0.45

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.1

0.0882

RFI ACTUAL

-0.15

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 96 705 1467 EPDs +0.2 79 138 16

Red Benchmark Momentum 31’15 Full Brother sold for $16,000. at last year’s sale!

The dam here is designated Premier, not many of those in existense. Lot 27 is a full brother to the $16,000 Highline herdsire from Sale XX. Another “Gain & Grade Type” with extraordinary numbers to say the least. Scanned 18 Sq. In. Ribeye at 336 days of age. On Grow Safe gained 4.78 lbs per day and Converted at 5.73 to 1.

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK MOMENTUM 87’16 Male BFR 87D

March 2, 2016

1898590

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.79

% IMF 4.06

REA +0.41

REA 1.26

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.45

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.1

0.2646

RFI ACTUAL

1.19

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 105 769 1421 EPDs +3.3 85 134 15

Dam is ‘Elite’ with six calves ratioing 107 at weaning. Another “Gain & Grade Type” being in the Top 1% for WW, YW, CW and Marbling and Top 4% for REA. ADG on LOT 28 came in at 4.12 with a Conversion of 6.62 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by RED HXC CONQUEST 4405P

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LOT

RED BENCHMARK CONQUEST 5’16 Male BFR 5D

February 1, 2016

1898515

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

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

RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK CHETA 62’14 (1777846) RED BENCHMARK CHETA 028

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED BASIN EXT 45T5 AMF NHF OSF MAF RED EMILY OF BENCHMARK 317

PERF

AOD 2

30

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 70 627 N/A EPDs -3.6 65 106 17

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.63

% IMF -

REA +0.12

REA -

Fat +0.021

Rib Fat -

RFI EPDs

LMY -

N/A

RFI ACTUAL

We lost this guy. Would have been a great heifer bull.

-1.96

RED BENCHMARK CONQUEST 23’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 23D

MARB +0.63

% IMF 3.19

REA +0.27

REA 1.60

Fat +0.027

Rib Fat 0.32

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.6

February 10, 2016

1898532

RED BKT JULIAN 7526G OSF RED BECKTON JULIAN GG B571 OSF Sire: RED HXC CONQUEST 4405P OSF MAF (1651424) RED BKT MARTA 9A13 JL OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF RED HXC ELLIE MAY MA638 OSF RED HXC 529E RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK RUTHANNE 21’14 (1777814) RED RUTHANNE OF BENCHMARK 636

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED MESSMER JUDGE 36N OSF MAF RED RUTH ANNE OF BENCHMARK

0.1543

RFI ACTUAL

-0.71

PERF

AOD 2

31

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 75 601 1175 EPDs -4.0 62

YW

MILK

97

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These Conquest calves come so nice and easy. Heifer bull on this guy with his EPD’s being in the Top 15% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, CE, REA and Marb. At 350 days of age 23’16 scanned a 16.0 sq. in. Ribeye. On Grow Safe gained at 3.37 lbs per day and Converted at 6.39 to 1.

RED BENCHMARK CONQUEST 37’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFR 37D

MARB +0.60

% IMF 4.15

REA

REA 1.49

February 12, 2016

1898540

RED BECKTON JULIAN GG B571 OSF RED BKT JULIAN 7526G OSF +0.22 Sire: RED HXC CONQUEST 4405P OSF MAF (1651424) RED BKT MARTA 9A13 JL OSF RED BFCK CHEROKEE CNYN 4912 OSF MAF Fat RED HXC ELLIE MAY MA638 OSF RED HXC 529E +0.015 RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK SAMARIA 47’14 (1777814) RED SAMARIA OF BENCHMARK 843 OSF

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED TED GLACIER MARIAS 103N OSF RED SAMARIA OF BENCHMARK 329

RFI EPDs

0.7055

Rib Fat 0.20 LMY 65.9 RFI ACTUAL

3.28

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 75 624 1191 EPDs - 3.5 65 100 17

Heifer bull from a two-year heifer. He ranks Top 10% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, CE, Ribeye Area and Marbling. Grow Safe data ADG 3.35 with a Conversion factor of 7.68 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by RED LSF JBOB EXPECTATION

32

LOT

RED BENCHMARK ARRIVED 72’16 Male BFR 72D

February 26 , 2016

1898577

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.06

% IMF 4.62

REA +0.27

REA 1.18

Fat -0.013

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.1

-0.0220

RFI ACTUAL

-0.77

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW 92

WW

YW

MILK

726 1493 EPDs +2.1 81

127

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RED LCHMN ENTERPRISE 1370H OSF RED LCHMN ON TARGET 1016E 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 NHF OSF MAF RED LSF SWEETNESS J1358 RED LSF MEW GAME CHANGER 1613Y OSF Dam: RED BENCHMARK MAID 72’14 (1777855) RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 846 NHF

RED 3JG-MEW GRIDIRON 806U OSF RED MEW ELIZABETH 710T OSF RED LAZY MC PRECISION 20N NHF RED MAID OF BENCHMARK 373

Lot 32 is by the ‘Carcass Monster’, Expectation. He sire of several AI Stud Bulls one being Forcast of Genex who is getting a fair bit of use. Compare the numbers, I think this guy is better. Top 1% for WW, YW, CW and Marbling, Top 8% for REA and Top 9% for Milk. Top gainer of the Red Angus Bulls at 5.64 lbs per day with a Conversion factor of 4.94 to 1. Impressive !!

Reference Sire LSF Jbob Expectation 6034S Expectation is the tried and tested Enterprise son from a beautiful New Chapter daughter that has been one of the real building “blocks’ of the breed in providing high growth, high quality genetics to the industry. In addition Expectation is fast becoming an exceptional female producer and the first daughters have exceeded “expectations’ and are some of the easiest fleshing milky daughters in the business.

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Reference Sire G A R Baseline AB297

Genomic Enhanced

18 Sons Sell

CAA-EPDs

Avg. BW: 85 lbs Avg. 205D: 677 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,324 lbs

BW -1.1 WW +65 YW +121 Milk +29 MARB +0.64 REA +1.42 Fat -0.016

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 62 781 1227 Index 68.45 89.03 48.30 146.67

Co-Owned with Gardiner and Bridges Angus

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

Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34

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

Baseline was our pick at the Gardiner 2013 Fall Bull Sale. His mother by Objective is a valued donor for Nick Hull’s Blackstone Cattle, in Wisconsin. Note the granddam by the breed legend Grid Maker, he out of the highest dollar producing cow ever 2536. There is power in the genetics of these cattle. He has developed beyond our expectations with now 133 calves born at Benchmark. His Genomic Enhanced EPDs place him in the top 1% for Docility, WW, YW, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye,and Marbling and in the

top 2% for BW and top 3% for Milk, while in the top 10% for Marbling and Fat. Baseline will certainly add muscle. His 2016 born sons rank 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 13th out of the top 15  bulls ranked for Ribeye. Is there another bull on the registry that can match Baseline? Please let us know, we’d like to be using him. Baseline not only leads in all measurable numerics but also is docile as can be and on top of all the above, his daughters are phenomenal!

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Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB297

33

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 6’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 6D

MARB +0.84

% IMF 3.93

REA +0.94

REA 1.33

Fat -0.013

Rib Fat 0.30

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.9

January 31, 2016

1899287

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

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

BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 Dam: Benchmark Barbara 94’11 (1618292) Benchmark Barbara 9149

ROYAL RIGHT TIME DRCC 6063S AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BARBARA 70013

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

0.37

With two daughters from 94’11 retained, the dam has got the job done. AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK A heifer bull in Lot 33, he ranks in the Top 1% for BW, CE and Ribeye PERF and in the Top 5% or better for Maternal Calving Ease and Marbling. On 26 5 75 615 1263 EPDs -2.3 46 84 Grow Safe he shows ADG of 4.43 lbs and Converted at 5.91 to 1.

34

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 8’16 Male BFL 8D

February 1, 2016

1899289

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Sire: G A R BASELINE AB297 DDF (1775329) G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 648S AMF G A R GRID MAKER X34 TC ABERDEEN 759 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 221’11 (1654393) G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.91

% IMF 5.62

REA +1.19

REA 1.07

Fat -0.003

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.1

0.5291

RFI ACTUAL

3.22

PERF

AOD 5

35

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 90 712 1457 EPDs +0.7 63 114 33

From a full sister, to the CJD Ranching herdsire Benchmark Aberdeen 188’12, who has a son at R Valley Farming Co. Lot 34 does so many things right coming in with Top 1% ranking for YW, Milk, CE, REA; Top 2% for WW, FAT, CE, Top 3% for Marbling and Top 5% for MCE. He gained 4.78 lbs per day on Grow Safe and Converted at 6.67 to 1.

BENCHMARK BASELINE 9’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male LAA 9D

MARB +0.83

% IMF 4.50

REA +0.95

REA 1.27

Fat -0.026

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 59.3

February 1 , 2016

1899408

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

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

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 75’11 (1618159) BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 8103

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK BLACKCAP 659

-0.1102

RFI ACTUAL

-0.53

PERF

AOD 5

“Gain and Grade Type.” Will add weaning weight, yearling weight, milk,

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK muscle and marbling. Isn’t that what the beef business is about? 16.71 95 644 1397 EPDs +2.0 53 100 24 sq.in. Ribeye on this guy at 359 days of age. A 5.62 ADG with a Conversion

factor of 5.14 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB297

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LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 14’16 Male BFL 14D

February 4, 2016

1899295

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

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

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.93

% IMF 4.90

REA +0.92

REA 1.21

Fat -.008

Rib Fat 0.23

RFI EPDs

LMY 65

0.4850

RFI ACTUAL

2.45 The dam has sons at Del Giles, Blaine Walburger, Wolfater Ranch and 40 Mile Grazing and is designated ‘Elite’ by the Cdn. Angus Assoc. with AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 5 calves with a ratio of 107 on weaning. Lot 36 comes in at Top 9% or PERF 31 better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, REA and Marbling and Top 10% for CW. 10 97 740 1286 EPDs +2.8 64 99 “Gain and Grade Type” for sure!

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LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 20’16 Male BFL 20D

February 6, 2016

1899300

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.82

% IMF 4.27

REA

REA 1.21

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

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC +.0.99 G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Fat G A R GRID MAKER X34 -0.032

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

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

RFI EPDs

0.2866

Rib Fat 0.60 LMY 56.2 RFI ACTUAL

1.79

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 88 700 1415 EPDs -0.4 57 101 28

‘Elite’ dam in Ester 25’11 with four calves at 106. She being the result of our embryo program. This guy certainly ranks at the top being very moderate, long and deep and his EPDs are in the Top 10% or better for every category including BW, WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE MCE, REA, CW, Marb & Fat. Buy them for what they will produce!. On Grow Safe ADG of 5.05 lbs and Converted at 6.06 to 1.

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38

LOT

39

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 23’16 Male BFL 23D

February 6, 2016

1899301

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.76

BENCHMARK BASELINE 27’16 Male BFL 27D

February 8, 2016

1899308 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 4.12

MARB +0.47

% IMF 5.20

REA +0.63

REA 1.40

REA +1.27

REA 1.35

Fat +0.003

Rib Fat 0.33

Fat -0.042

Rib Fat 0.37

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.1

-0.0220

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.6

-0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-1.70

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

-1.37

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

SITZ ALLIANCE 6595 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF PLEASANT PILL OF CONANGA CAF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 768 (1404636) CONNEALY DATELINE DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J MVF TIBBIE 14C

PERF

AOD 9

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 69 655 1306 EPDs -3.7 49

YW

MILK

88

29

40

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

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

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 90 683 1288 EPDs +1.0 48

YW

MILK

83

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Maternal brothers are at Baynton Ranch, Oczkowski’s, Hengerer’s and CJD Ranching with a daughter in the herd. These Baseline sons will add muscle, REA EPD at 1.27, the # 2 REA EPD on the registry for 2016 Born Bulls! Scanned Ribeye 16.3 sq. in. at 352 days of age. Grow Safe show 3.53 ADG; Converted at 6.65 to 1.

BENCHMARK BASELINE 46’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 46D February 12, 2016

MARB +0.67

% IMF 3.64

REA +1.20

REA 1.34

Fat -0.005

Rib Fat 0.46

RFI EPDs

LMY 60

1899324

This Payoff dam pays the bills. Two daughters retained one of which is ‘Elite,’ a $6,600 son to the Blood Band and a $10,000 son to Rod Nelson last year. Heifer bull on Lot 40. He scanned a 16.0 sq. in. Ribeye at 348 days of age and is the #6 2016 Born Bull ranked for REA. On Grow Safe he gained 4.39 lbs per day with Conversion factor of 6.16 to 1. PERF

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

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

STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK SALLY 8197 (1444334) SUPERB 410H LASS

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M F A R KRUGERRAND 410H AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BEAU VALLEY LASS

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

PERF

The Dam has two daughters in the herd, a daughter in Ontario and a son at Ken Weaver’s. A heifer bull for sure. Scanned at 16.9 sq. in. Ribeye at 354 days of age and on Grow Safe gained 5.00 lbs per day and Converted at 5.10 to 1.

LOT

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

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 75 687 1298 EPDs -2.1 54

0.2205

RFI ACTUAL

YW

MILK

94

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Benchmark Midland 27’15 Last year’s sale

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1.08

Benchmark Midland 27’15 1/2 Brother sold for $10,000. at last year’s sale!


Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB297

41

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 54’16 Male BFl 54D

February 15, 2016

1899329

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.11

42

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 58’16 Male BFL 58D

February 15, 2016

1899331

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 4.15

MARB +0.58

% IMF 2.56

REA +0.89

REA 1.28

REA +0.84

REA 1.41

Fat +0.013

Rib Fat 0.38

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.34

RFI EPDs

LMY 62

-0.2205

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.7

0.4409

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.68

-1.94

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 79 656 1388 EPDs -0.9 58 107 30

Maternal brothers are working at Scott Heustons, Deer Creek and Booneco, all pretty astute cattlemen. “Gain and Grade Type” with Marbling, CE and MCE in the Top 1%, Ribeye at Top 2%, BW and YW at Top 3%. WW at 7% and CW at Top 8%. He will work on heifers! Grow Safe 4.83 ADG; Conversion 5.99 to 1.

43

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 73’16 Male BFL 73D

February 19, 2016 1899345 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.98

PERF

AOD 10

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

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 92 663 1311 EPDs +1.3 51

YW

MILK

93

30

From a ten-year-old cow that has stood the test of time. Lot 42 ranks in the Top 15% or better for Marbling, Ribeye, CE, MCE, TM and YW. 16.6 sq. in. Ribeye at 345 days of age. Grow safe gained 4.21 lbs per day and Converted at 5.61 to 1.

44

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 74’16 Male BFL 74D

February 19, 2016 1899347 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 2.91

MARB +0.68

% IMF 4.19

REA +0.87

REA 1.36

REA +0.94

REA 1.25

Fat -0.014

Rib Fat 0.35

Fat -0.016

Rib Fat 0.54

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.3

0.4630

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.7

0.3086

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

0.33

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

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

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK MAIDEN 239’11 (1649563) BENCHMARK MAIDEN 33

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC MAIDEN OF ALCAN 161

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 88 656 1274 EPDs +1.0 50

YW

MILK

88

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A maternal Brother works at Deer creek. This guy ranks in the Top 2% for CE, Marbling and Ribeye and in the Top 30% or better for all other traits. On Grow Safe Lot 43 gained 4.21 lbs and Converted at 5.93 to 1.

1.98

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

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

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 8263 (1488148) BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

SUMMITCREST HIGH PRIME 0H29 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC PARAMONT AMBUSH 2172 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF JOHNSTON 361Z TRADITION 223C

PERF

AOD 8

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 87 680 1363 EPDs -1.0 56

YW

MILK

98

24

Three quarter brother to the $11,500 Lot 3 bull in our fall sale, Benchmark Genesis 202’15. Note the name, you will be hearing from him. The dam of Lot 44 has two daughters retained and a son at CJD Ranching. Ranks in the Top 10% or better for BW, WW, YW, CE, MCE, REA, Marbling and Fat. You can have it all! Grow Safe shows 4.54 ADG with a Conversion factor of 6.31 to 1

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Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB297

45

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 85’16 Male BFL 85D

February 20 , 2016

46

LOT

1899350

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

BENCHMARK BASELINE 115’16 Male LAA 115D

February 28, 2016

1899416 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.73

% IMF 3.79

MARB +1.21

% IMF 4.87

REA +1.05

REA 1.30

REA +0.96

REA 1.50

Fat -0.006

Rib Fat 0.33

Fat -0.014

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY 63.1

0.2866

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.4

0.2646

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-1.12

0.99

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

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

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

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

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK PATRICIA 35’12 (1702240) ROYAL PATRICIA DRCC 7022T

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC ROYAL PATRICIA DRCC 2039M AMF NHF

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

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF PF E161 PRECISION 2188 BENCHMARK PRIDE 158

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 92 675 1337 EPDs +0.2 66 120 36

PERF

This is impressive, Lot 45 ranks in the Top 1% for WW, YW, Milk TM, CE, REA, CW and Marbling and in the Top 4% for MCE and Top 10% for BW. This is what it is all about, “Gain and Grade.” Gain actually came in at 5.18 lbs. per day with a Conversion of 5.00 to 1.

47

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 127’16 Male BFL 127D

March 8, 2016

AOD 4

Top gaining bull in his group ratioing at 118. He ranks in the Top 10% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, CE, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Marbling. Buy these bulls for what they will do for you. Heifer Bull! Ribeye scan 17 sq. in. at 332 days. Grow Safe shows him at ADG of 4.52 lbs. with a Conversion factor of 5.88 to 1.

48

LOT

1899378 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 4.53

REA +1.04

REA 1.32

Fat -0.005

Rib Fat 0.39

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

-0.0441

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 78 650 1349 EPDs -0.8 55 106 25

BENCHMARK BASELINE 153’16 Male BFL 153D March 18, 2016

1899388 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 5.46

REA +0.96

REA 1.54

Fat -0.025

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

-0.86

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

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

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHFF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 53’11 (1618271) BENCHMARK ELBA 810

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

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 87 664 1296 EPDs -1.5 52

YW

MILK

99

30

The dam’s first three son’s are at Heuston’s, CJD and Sven Person’s Grazing. Her four son’s have ratioed 106 at weaning. Top 10% or better for BW, YW, Milk, TM CE, MCE, REA and Marbling. On Grow Safe this guy gained 4.10 lbs. per day and Converted at 5.7 to 1.

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-1.21

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

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

WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK ELBA 77’12 (1672056) BENCHMARK ELBA 8263

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E

PERF

AOD 4

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 84 716 1215 EPDs -1.3 60

YW

MILK

89

25

A seven-eights brother to previous Lot, both should be fine for heifers. Ranks in the Top 10% or better for BW, WW, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye, Marbling and Fat. Great scan on this bull with IMF at 5.46 and Actual Ribeye of 16 sq. in. On Grow Safe 3.26 ADG with Conversion at 6.30 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by G A R BASELINE AB297

49

LOT

Male BFL 161D

March 26, 2016

50

LOT

BENCHMARK BASELINE 161’16 1899392 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.38

% IMF 4.38

REA +1.16

BENCHMARK BASELINE 171’16 Male LAA 171D

April 02 , 2016

1899422 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.74

% IMF 4.64

REA 1.26

REA +0.97

REA 1.38

Fat +0.009

Rib Fat 0.31

Fat -0.37

Rib Fat 0.24

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

-0.0441

RFI EPDs

LMY -0.26

0.5071

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.87

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

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

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE 2670 DDC (1723490) G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PREDESTINED N408 NHF DDC G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2674 AMF NHC DDF

PERF

AOD 6

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 85 672 1257 EPDs -0.2 68 113 32

The very highest ranked animal on the entire Cdn. Registry for Marbling is Benchmark Belle 1’15 with a score of +1.92. She is a daughter of G A R Objective 2670. This guy ranks in the Top 1% for WW, YW, Milk, CE, Ribeye and Marbling, in the Top 4% for CW and Top 7% for BW. “Gain and Grade Type”. 161’16 ranks 14th for Marb for 2016 born Black Angus Bulls and #1 for REA among those 14.

-0.26

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

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

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF RITO 4I9 OF 2536 6807 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PRECISION 2536 AMC NHF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 32’11 (1618154) BASIN PRIME CUT 080M BENCHMARK BLACKBIRD 6196 THOMAS BLACKBIRD 9537

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 85 719 1330 EPDs -0.8 54

YW

MILK

98

25

Younger calf to finish up the Baseline group. His momma shows Weaning Ratio of 110 on four bull calves with those calves having a Yearling Weight Ratio of 108. She has a son at East Raymond and a son at Rod Nelson’s. This guy ranks in the Top 20% or better for every measureable trait with Calving Ease and Ribeye in the Top 1%. Grow Safe shows 4.59 lbs, Conv. 5.29 to 1.

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Reference Sire G A R Innovation 3002G 12 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 205D: 676 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,322 lbs

Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +0.0 WW +55 YW +96 Milk +28 MARB +0.79 REA +0.47

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch & Ogeechee Angus

PERF

AOD 2

Fat -0.028

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 65 674 1184 Index 56.64 45.17 43.56 136.16

C a future direction 5321 SCR PROMISE 4042 DDF OHF Sire: SYDGEN TRUST 6228 1719384 AMF NHF CAF DMF DDF OHF SCR QUEEN 2167 BON BIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF NHF CAF DDC OHF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SAF FOREVER LADY 0182 SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF NHF CAF DDF OHF Dam: GOODE MANDATE 1751 US 17336881 GOODE SOLUTION 7856

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

Innovation was purchased in the 2014 Fall Gardiner Sale. We really like his length of body, great feet and legs and balanced EPD’s. His 50K scorecard ranks him in the Top 3% for Carcass Weight, Top 4% for Tenderness and Top 9% for Marbling, while his Enhanced EPD’s indicate Innovation being in the Top 6% or better for Marbling, Milk and Total Maternal while being in the Top 10% or better

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for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Calving Ease and Fat. Innovation 3002G is a paternal brother to Syd Gen Fate, the all time high selling bull for Syd Gen bringing $113,000 for 2/3 interest. Trust 6228 is a popular Origin/ ABS stud bull with four sons also on the Origin/ ABS Roster with significant semen sales to Australia and New Zealand.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

51

LOT

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 4’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male POKE 4D

MARB +1.19

% IMF 4.55

REA +0.69

REA 1.46

Fat -0.023

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY 66.2

January 31, 2016

1899403

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

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

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 9121 NHF (1499433) BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 70080 AMF

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF S S MISS HI SPADE A114 LCC ARRIVAL G847N AMC NHC BENCHMARK BLACK LASS 3141

-0.1102

RFI ACTUAL

-0.20

PERF

AOD 7

52

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 80 619 1272 EPDs +0.1 39

YW 74

Top 10% or better for BW, CE, Ribeye, Marbling and Fat. Check out the

MILK actual ribeye and lean meat yield on this guy, amazing! Should be okay

for heifers. Lot 51 scanned 17.4 sq. in. Ribeye at 360 days of age and gained 4.74 lbs and Converted at 5.55 to 1.

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BENCHMARK INNOVATION 5’16 Male BFL 5D

January 31, 2016

1899286

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

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

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.90

% IMF 3.43

REA +0.62

REA 1.38

Fat -0.006

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY 64.5

-0.1102

RFI ACTUAL

-1.39

PERF

AOD 5

53

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 79 601 1192 EPDs -0.5 37

YW

MILK

69

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Top 5% or better for BW, Milk, CE and Marbling while Top 15% for Ribeye, TM and MCE. Another heifer bull and again great muscle and yield. On Grow Safe, gained 4.01lbs per day and Converted at 5.57 to1.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 12’16 Male BFL 12D

February 3 , 2016

1899293

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.95

% IMF 3.85

REA +0.66

REA 1.34

Fat -0.019

Rib Fat 0.38

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF RFI EPDs G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 91 NHF (1499287) RITO 2V1 OF 2536 1407 AMC CAF OHF NHF DDC -0.2646 BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 6293 AMF NHC BENCHMARK LADY HEATHER 4209

LMY 62.3 RFI ACTUAL

-1.52

PERF

AOD 7

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 80 639 1325 EPDs -0.9 47

YW

MILK

85

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Two maternal brothers work for Blood Band Ranch and Robert Johnston. Lot 53 ranks in the Top 10% or better for BW, Milk, CE, Ribeye, Marbling and Fat. Heifer bull on this guy and one of the real good bulls of the sale, long with great depth of body and spring of rib. Gained 4.21lbs per day and Converted at 5.88 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

54

LOT

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 16’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male LAA 16D

MARB +1.18

% IMF 4.28

REA +0.45

REA 1.48

Fat +0.032

Rib Fat 0.46

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.4

February 4, 2016

1899410 SCR PROMISE 4042 OHF DDF SYDGEN FOREVER LADY 4413 DDF SYDGEN MANDATE 6079 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF GOODE SOLUTION 7856

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF 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

PERF

AOD 5

55

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 76 624 1299 EPDs -1.4 39

YW

MILK

77

23

0.0661

RFI ACTUAL

2.65 Three maternal brothers at Rosetown Farming, Fourty Mile Grazing and Blood Band Ranch. Top 4% or better for BW, CE and Marbling. This guy scanned at 17.95 sq. in. Ribeye at 356 days of age. If you are wanting to add muscle and breed heifers or your cows, take a look. Gain at 4.48 lbs per day with Conversion at 6.45 to 1.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 35’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 35D

MARB +1.32

% IMF 6.03

REA +0.92

REA 1.34

Fat -0.025

Rib Fat 0.38

RFI EPDs

LMY 62

February 10, 2016

1899312

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

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

G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 9’12 (1672012) BENCHMARK LUCY 0131

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

-0.2646

RFI ACTUAL

-1.46

PERF

AOD 4

56

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 96 697 1292 EPDs +2.3 56

YW

MILK

88

34

A maternal sister sold in our fall sale to Lorne Schroeder and a maternal brother works at Deer Creek. The momma ratioed 107 on her bull two calves and 113 on her heifer calf. This guy ranks in the Top 1% for Milk, Ribeye and Marbling and in the Top 25% or better for WW, YW, TM, CW and Fat. “Gain and Grade Type”.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 82’16 Male LAA 82D

February 20, 2016

1899414

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.96

% IMF 3.67

REA +0.60

REA 1.29

Fat -0.031

Rib Fat 0.41

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF RFI EPDs G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 959 (1499454) -0.1323 PF E161 PRECISION 2188 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 6176 LAVENDER LADY ALCAN 206

LMY 61 RFI ACTUAL

-0.82

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

7

90

32

WW

YW

MILK

707 1337 EPDs +1.9 56

88

29

Dam is ‘Elite’ with four calves at 106. Lot 56 ranks in the Top 25% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, REA, CW, Marbling and Fat. Gain and Grade Type”.

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Bulls Sired by G A R INNOVATION 3002G

57

LOT

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 129’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 129D

MARB +0.86

% IMF 6.92

REA +0.66

REA 1.31

Fat -0.022

Rib Fat 0.32

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.6

March 8, 2016

1899377

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

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

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 248’11 (1618156) BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF WHITESTONE RITA J054 OF F281

-0.3748

RFI ACTUAL

-1.32 A maternal sister is in the cow herd. Great scan on this guy at 6.92% IMF and good yield as well. This is exactly what we look for AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK everyday at the plant, more marbling, less fat and high yield. “Gain PERF and Grade Type”. Top 15% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, REA, CW, 28 5 91 661 1316 EPDs +3.5 54 92 Marbling and Fat. On Grow Safe, gained 4.45 and Converted at 5.30 to 1.

58

LOT

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 130’16 Male BFL 130D

March 8, 2016

1899379

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

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

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.10

% IMF 3.99

REA +0.81

REA 1.52

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY 61.1

-0.1543

RFI ACTUAL

-0.73

PERF

AOD 9

59

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 95 712 1340 EPDs +2.3 47

YW

MILK

77

26

Maternal brothers at Joseph Kaupp’s and Michael DeKok’s. This guy scanned a 17.96 sq. in. Ribeye at 323 days of age the largest Ribeye on the Black side of things. He gained 4.28 lbs per day and had a Conversion factor of 5.82 to 1.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 144’16 Male BFL 144D

March 15, 2016

18 99383

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

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

D H D TRAVELER 6807 AMF NHF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF G A R EXT 704 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK PRINCESS 80’11 (1618286) S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK PRINCESS 847 BENCHMARK PRINCESS 6102

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

WW

YW

MILK

5

80

724 1386 EPDs

48

87

26

-0.6

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.90

% IMF 4.61

REA +0.53

REA 1.34

Fat -0.001

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY N/Q

-0.4850

RFI ACTUAL

-3.95

Top 20% or better for BW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye and Marbling. A little larger framed bull that really weighed up at weaning and yearling time. Will work on heifers. Lot 59 comes in at #2 ranked for actual RFI. He gained at 4.59 lbs per day and Converted at 4.92 to 1.

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60

LOT

PERF

AOD 7

61

LOT

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 146’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 146D

MARB +1.03

% IMF 5.38

REA +0.68

REA 1.30

Fat -0.023

Rib Fat 0.42

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

March 15, 2016

1899385

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

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

LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 926 NHF (1499306) BENCHMARK LASSIE 35

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF LCC LAKINA K3218 J R JUICE ZO05 CAF OHF BENCHMARK LASSIE 126

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 92 746 1474 EPDs +0.9 48

YW

MILK

86

34

March 16, 2016

RFI ACTUAL

-4.32 Dam is ‘Elite’ with six calves at 113. She has sons at Flying T and Hiebert Ranches, with two daughters retained. If you are needing a touch of Milk in your cow herd, check out these Milk EPD’s most in the Top 1% of the breed. Great carcass numbers on this guy, as well. Ribeye scan of 16.5 sq. in. Gain on Grow Safe of 4.65 lbs with a Conversion ratio of 4.92 to 1. This is the #1 bull for RFI.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 150’16 Male BFL 150D

-0.5952

1899386

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.98

% IMF 4.64

REA +0.61

REA 1.31

Fat -0.016

Rib Fat 0.36

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

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 85’12 (1618286) BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 6291 AMF

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF RFI EPDs MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF -0.1984 WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF

LMY N/A RFI ACTUAL

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D

4

99

62

LOT

748 1430

Rosebud 85’12 shows two bull calves at a Ratio for Weaning -2.45 of 108. On a 600 calf that is a difference of almost 50lbs. Interested in profitablity? “Gain and Grade Type” being in the Top 1% BW WW YW MILK for Milk, Top 2% for Marbling, Top 3% for WW, Top 7 % for YW, Top 8% for TM and CW and Top 10% for Fat. On Grow Safe he gained +2.5 62 101 31 4.0 lbs per day and Converted at 5.77 to 1.

BENCHMARK INNOVATION 162’16 Male BFL 162D

March 26, 2016

1899393

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.20

% IMF 4.82

REA +0.70

REA 1.39

Fat -0.03

Rib Fat 0.24

B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC RFI EPDs BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC BON VIEW PRIDE 664 -0.2866 Dam: G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN N85 AMF NHF (1385259) G A R PRECISION 1680 AMC NHC G A R PRECISON 1831 G A R 6148 EMULATION 569

PERF

AOD 11

34

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 76 636 1197 EPDs -2.1 44

YW

MILK

84

26

LMY N/A RFI ACTUAL

0.31

N85 has had seven bull calves with an average birth weight of 72 lbs and two heifer calves with an average Birth Weight of 73 lbs. A sleep through the night heifer bull and keep every heifer for a replacement, longevity bred in, moderate kind of cattle. Lot 62 gained 4.06 lbs per day and Converted at 5.41 to 1.

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Reference Sire G A R End Point 5122

Genomic Enhanced

9 Sons Sell

CAA-EPDs

Avg. BW: 86 lbs Avg. 205D: 686 lbs Avg. 365D: 1,344 lbs

BW +2.2 WW +51 YW +96 Milk +27 MARB +1.29 REA +0.50

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

Fat -0.010

PERF

AOD ET

$G $B BW 205D 365D Value $W $F 74 628 1175 Index 43.16 60.19 51.30 172.57

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

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

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

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

The spring of 2013 saw Valerie and I make a trip Kansas to take in the Gardiner Spring Sale. I spent a good deal of time studying Lots 384 through 389, six full sisters out of Prophet’s mother G A R Objective 1885. They were magnificent females, commanding big money and selling dollar-wise as I had ranked them. Spring of 2014, Mike and I travelled to Kansas and apart from the Lot 1 bull settled in on Lot 11 as our pick of 300 bulls, a son of that high – selling donor the year before. His 50K card indicates he is in the Top 3% for Carcass Weight, Marbling and Heifer Pregnancy, Top 5% for Tenderness, Top 7% for Docility and Top 15% and 18% for Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight. His $Value Indexes have him in the Top 1% for $B and $QG and Top 3% for $G. Knowing the cows in his pedigree make us very anxious to get his daughters into production.

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63

LOT

BENCHMARK END POINT 34’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 34D

MARB +0.90

% IMF 4.76

REA +0.58

REA 1.38

Fat +0.015

Rib Fat 0.44

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.5

February 9, 2016

1899309

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 51’13 (1741610) BENCHMARK RITA 812

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF PAPA FORTE 1921 DMF BIG COUNTRY RITA 4P AMF NHF

0.4850

RFI ACTUAL

0.29

PERF

AOD 3

64

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 80 644 1325 EPDs +1.2 47

YW

MILK

86

29

34’16 ranks in the Top 15% or better for Milk, TM, CE, Ribeye and Marbling. The End Point progeny marble very well and the daughters now calving are keepers! 16.0 sq. in. Ribeye on this guy and gain of 4.63 lbs per day with Conversion at 5.65 to 1.

BENCHMARK END POINT 62’16 Male BFL 62D

February 10, 2016

1899334

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF G A R PROPHET A011 DDF G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK HEROINE 104’13 (1741651) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3064 NHF BENCHMARK HEROINE 65’11 BENCHMARK RIGHT TIME 9211 BENCHMARK HEROINE 9172

PERF

AOD 3

65

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 94 719 1399 EPDs +2.4 54

YW

MILK

97

27

February 18, 2016

ACTUAL

MARB +1.27

% IMF 5.49

REA +0.53

REA 1.07

Fat -0.012

Rib Fat 0.48

RFI EPDs

LMY 57.1

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

-0.95

A maternal brother works at Cynosure. This guy ranks in the Top 15% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM CE, MCE, CW, Marbling and Fat and in the Top 20% for Ribeye. Great marbling scan, great Weaning and Yearling Weight on Lot 64. On Grow Safe he gained 4.63 lbs per day and Converted at 5.58 to 1.

BENCHMARK END POINT 66’16 Male BFL 66D

CARCASS EPDs

1899338

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.44

% IMF 5.62

REA +0.88

REA 1.25

Fat

Rib Fat 0.43

+0.008 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R PRECISION 706 AMF NHC Dam: G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 2132 DDF (1741610) S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF RFI EPDs 0.1764 G A R OBJECTIVE 2670 DDC G A R PREDESTINED N408 NHF DDC

LMY 59.8 RFI ACTUAL

The dam of Lot 65 is special. Her first bull calf by AO11 sold -0.93 to Bueckert Farms as a hi-lite of last years sale and the two bull calves have averaged 731 lbs at weaning, ratioing 114. This guy AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK ranks in the Top 10% or better for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye, PERF CW and Marbling. Lot 65 ranks #6 for Marbling among all 2016 born 3 85 733 1338 EPDs +1.4 57 101 33 Black Angus Bulls. Covers all the bases. Grow Safe gained 4.21 with a Conversion 5.83 to 1.

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Bulls Sired by G A R END POINT 5122

66

LOT

BENCHMARK END POINT 84’16 Male BFL 84D

February 20, 2016

67

LOT

1899349

BENCHMARK END POINT 104’16 Male BFL 104D

February 26, 2016

1899363

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.81

% IMF 5.85

REA 1.15

REA +0.67

REA 1.34

Fat +0.019

Rib Fat 0.51

Fat -0.011

Rib Fat 0.50

RFI EPDs

LMY 56.1

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.8

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.52

% IMF 7.39

REA +0.38

0.6614

0.0000

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

3.79

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

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

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

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

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 88 645 1296 EPDs +0.4 45

YW

MILK

89

21

68

BENCHMARK END POINT 132’16 Male LAA 132D

March 9, 2016

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

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

BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 75’13 (1741627) BENCHMARK LASSIE 926 NHF

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

PERF

Check out the IMF Scan. If you are finishing your calves and want the premium paid for grading Prime, this guy will get it done. This guy ranks #4 for Marbling among all 2016 born bulls in Canada. On Grow Safe Lot 66 gained 4.41 lbs per day and Converted at 6.81 to 1.

LOT

-0.31

AOD 3

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.92

YW

MILK

87

25

Top 25% or better for WW, YW, Milk, Fat Mat, CE, MCE, REA, CW, Marbling and Fat. You can have it all! Scanned 15.5 sq.in. Ribeye at 334 days of age. gained 3.90 lbs per day with a Conversion factor of 6.34 to 1.

69

LOT

1899418

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 90 699 1369 EPDs +2.5 50

BENCHMARK END POINT 141’16

Male BFL 141D

March 13, 2016

1899382 CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

% IMF 5.57

MARB +1.27

% IMF 5.88

REA +0.43

REA 1.19

REA +0.72

REA 1.34

Fat +0.010

Rib Fat 0.37

Fat -0.025

Rib Fat 0.26

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.2866

0.0220

RFI ACTUAL

RFI ACTUAL

1.39

-0.26

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

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

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

TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 102’13 (1731524) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 892

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

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

PERF

AOD 3

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 79 701 1384 EPDs +0.7 50

YW

MILK

92

26

Nice moderate calf that really weighed up at weaning and at a year. Top 15% for BW, YW, CE and MCE and Top 10% or better for Milk, Total Maternal and Marbling. Beuckert Farm has a maternal brother to Lot 68 and the two bulls ratioed 103 for weaning. On Grow Save Lot 68 gained 4.21 and Converted at 6.33 to 1.

PERF

AOD 6

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

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 84 666 1285 EPDs +0.2 42

YW

MILK

80

28

Take note, maternal brothers at Granum Colony, Blaine Walburger’s and Rosetown Farming, some pretty astute cattlemen to say the least. The bull calves show 105 index for weaning and a 108 index at yearling. On Grow Safe Lot 69 gained 4.39 lbs per day and Converted at 5.52 to 1.

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70

LOT

BENCHMARK END POINT 152’16 Male BFL 152D

March 17, 2016

1899387

B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 229’11 1649553) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 9254

THREE TREES NEXT STEP AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BALE 361Z AMBUSH 63E GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK BEAUTY 71

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.28

% IMF 5.64

REA +0.54

REA 1.19

Fat +0.003

Rib Fat 0.40

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.2205

RFI ACTUAL

-0.09

PERF

AOD 5

71

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 92 721 1421 EPDs +3.4 54

YW

MILK

98

20

A full brother is at Scott Heuston’s and a daughter of 229’11 is dam of Lot 82. We really like the Next Step 8289 daughters, wish we had more of them. Lot 70 ranks in the Top 15% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Total Maternal, Carcass Weight and Marbling.

BENCHMARK END POINT 165’16 Male LAA 165D

March 27, 2016

1899421

B/R DESTINATION 727-928 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: G A R END POINT 5122 DDF (1782608) G A R 28 AMBUSH 1949 DDF BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 38’12 (1696763) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9137

PERF

AOD 4

38

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW 85

WW

YW

MILK

647 1278 EPDs +1.2 46

91

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B/R DESTINATION 727 DMF AMF NHF DDF B/R BLACKCAP EMPRESS 558 AMF CAC OHF DDC B/R AMBUSH 28 AMF CAF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF PF 104 Ruth 3131 GARDENS PRIME STAR 1029 AMF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 744

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB 1.03

% IMF 5.99

REA +.0.30

REA 1.22

Fat +0.013

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.0441

RFI ACTUAL

-0.37

Lot 71 finisheds up the End Point’s. six out of the nine bulls bring a marbling EPD of over 1.00 and eight out of the nine scanned over 5 with each one having a ribeye scan of over 1 sq. in. per 100 lb of body weight. Try and and replicate that if you will. Younger bull here but brings a lot to the table. Gained 4.67 on test and Converted at 5.03 to 1.

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As we process “Benchmark® Beef”, as well as, commodity beef the differences clearly come to light. And even in our earlier days, prior to having the predictability in our cattle, some made the grade and others did not. Now, the genetics in an animal tells the tale before the grading stamp goes on. Life is a journey and the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson rings so true, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” We have certainly been blazing new trails. It has Very early in our quest to develop profitable cattle, been so exciting and we have learned so much. We are we embraced Expected Progeny Differences. EPDs so grateful to our customers, Mocha Cabana, Top’s, provide estimates of the genetic value of an animal Sisters, Pops, Nutter’s Natural Foods, D’s Catering, as a parent. Specifically, differences in EPDs between L A Chefs Catering, Premium Sausage, 320 Burgers, animals of the same breed predict differences in Modern Steaks, voted #1 Calgary Steakhouse, and performance between their future offspring when many more. mated to animals of the same average genetic We have certainly been blazing new trails, it has been merit. EPDs provide beef producers a tremendous exciting and we have learned so much. Our industry is opportunity to improve genetics within their herds. in “choppy waters” with market volatility being just a Even before our involvement in the beef business,  bit scary as evidenced by the October slide in prices. we were intent on changing our cattle for the better, Genetics of feedlot efficiency and premium calf value knowing that carcass value was so important. Not remain the best insurance against this volatility. that we forgot abut everything else because certainly, Our goal is to provide the genetics to our valued one must be aware of structural and reproductive customers allowing them to be the most profitable in soundness, as well as other criteria. the business. We need more Benchmark® sired cattle Today when looking at a ranking for marbling on to meet the demand. If you are using Benchmark® the 2016 born Black Angus Bulls, as listed by the Bulls, we would like to visit about access to their Canadian Angus Association, 19 out of the Top calves and if not using Benchmark® Bulls we ask that 30 are Benchmark® Bulls with the Top six being you consider using them. Be sure your cattle measure Benchmark®; while on the Red side 18 out of the Top up – use a Benchmark® Bull!” 25 are Benchmark® Bulls with Benchmark® having Remember, “Pasture to Plate”, it is not just an old the Top six again. When considering muscle, a ranking cliche at Benchmark®, we do it every day! for ribeye has 10 of the Top 15, 2016 born Red Bulls being Benchmark® and 6 of the Top 10 Black Bulls are Benchmark® Bulls. Why do we talk about this so much? Because, it matters so much and as we harvest more and more animals, we know we have been on the right track. Dr. Miller has said “At the end of the day, all the best science is for naught if it does not show up in an improvement in cattle on the ranch, in the feedlot and the beef on the consumer’s plate.”

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Reference Sire Benchmark Micah 247’13 8 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 89 lbs Avg. 205D: 680 lbs Avg. 365D: 1339 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW +3.9 WW +56 YW +101 Milk +35 MARB +1.81 REA +0.79 Fat +0.019

PERF

AOD 2

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 100 656 999 Index 65.98 70.46 55.16 134.29

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF

Sire: G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF #1694215 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF

B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 CRA LADY JAYE 608 487 S EASY SS OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232

SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF CF RIGHT DESIGN 1802 SUMMITCREST ELBA 1M17 Dam: G A R COMPLETE 1381 #1723491 G A R PREDESTINED G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 Micah is a bull we own with Blaine Walburger and phenotypically just maybe the best bull on the place. He is stout, deep and carries great width and we love his feet and leg structure. He came in dam and is from a heifer we purchased at Gardiner’s. She is a dream female bred in the purple and is the dam of Benchmark Premuium 2’15, the #1 bull on the Cdn. Registry, ranked for Marbling while Micah 247’13, her first son, ranks as #2. These genetics are what it

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is all about “Gain and Grade.” At the processing plant we see it every day, those that grade and those that don’t. Micah is the #2 ranked bull of ALL bulls ever registered for marbling, he is in the Top 1% for Milk and Total Maternal, in the Top 4% or better for Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Maternal Calving Ease and in the Top 10% or better for Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight and Top 15% for Calving Ease.

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BENCHMARK MICAH 19’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 19D

MARB +1.43

% IMF 4.74

REA +0.69

REA 1.24

Fat +0.018

Rib Fat 0.41

RFI EPDs

LMY 60.8

February 5, 2016

1899298

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

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

ROYAL PREDESTINED DRCC 8020U AMF NHF Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 157’11 (1618333) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 770

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC THOMAS LUCY 0775 K C F BENNET COALITION SCC AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MVF TIBBIE 80J

0.6614

RFI ACTUAL

0.35

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 85 660 1363 EPDs +0.5 44

73

LOT

YW

MILK

85

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Ranks in the Top 10% or better for Birth Weight, Milk, Total Maternal, Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Marbling. The dam has a son at Kevin Thomsen’s in B.C. 19’16 ranks #7 for Marbling of all 2016 born Black Angus Bulls. On test Lot 72 gained 4.59 lbs per day with a Conversion factor 5.98 to 1.

BENCHMARK MICAH 24’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 24D

MARB +1.49

% IMF 5.84

February 6, 2016

1899302

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

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF REA G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF +0.66 G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

S A F FOCUS OF E R AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY IN FOCUS AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF MYTTY COUNTESS 906 Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 6291 AMF (1398146) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF WILLABAR ROSBUD 110K

REA 1.23

Fat +0.033

Rib Fat 0.57

RFI EPDs

LMY 55.9

0.8377

RFI ACTUAL

2.40

PERF

AOD 10

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 80 653 1263 EPDs -0.8 45

YW

MILK

78

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Same story on this guy being in the Top 10% or better with Birth Weight being in the Top 3% and Calving Ease and Marbling Top 1%. The dam on Lot 73 is ‘Elite’ with 6 calves at 111. She has sons at Blaine Walburger’s, Ken Olfert and Scott Heustons and a daughter in the herd with her son selling as Lot 61. 24’16 ranks #5 for Marbling of all 2016 born Black Angus Bulls.

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74

LOT

BENCHMARK MICAH 41’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 41D

MARB +1.34

% IMF 5.79

February 11, 2016

1899317

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

REA C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF +0.69 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Fat G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF

+0.028

C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF STANDARD HILL QUEEN MOTHER 13M RFI EPDs Dam: BENCHMARK ROSEBUD 8192 AMF (1444332) C A FUTURE DIRECTION 5321 AMC CAF OHF NHC DDF 0.6393 WILLABAR ROSEBUD 45P NHF WILLABAR ROSBUD 110K

REA 1.08 Rib Fat 0.54 LMY 56.6 RFI ACTUAL

1.57

PERF

AOD 8

75

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 93 694 1486 EPDs +2.4 52 100 35

Maternal brothers are at Granum Colony, Zentner’s and Kevin Huery’s with a daughter in production at BFL. You will like this bull, “Gain and Grade Type”. Ranks in the Top 20% or better for WW, YE, Milk, TM, CE, MCE, Ribeye, CW and Marbling. Grow Safe shows gain of 5.60 lbs per day with Conversion at 5.63 to 1.

BENCHMARK MICAH 69’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 69D

MARB +1.59

% IMF 5.71

REA +0.72

REA 1.14

Fat +0.006

Rib Fat 0.58

RFI EPDs

LMY 55.2

February 18, 2016

1899339

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

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK BELLE 122’12 (1672088) G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN N85 AMF NHF

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

0.7937

RFI ACTUAL

0.86

PERF

AOD 4

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BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 88 646 1397 EPDs +0.2 52

YW

MILK

97

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Top 1% for Milk, CE, MCE and Marbling, and in the Top 20% or better for BW, WW, YW, TM, Ribeye and CW. “Gain and Grade Type” A maternal brother works at Deer Creek. Lot 75 comes in at #3 for Marbling of all 2016 born Black Angus Bulls. Gain on this fellow came in at 4.96 lbs per day with a Conversion of 5.65 to 1.

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LOT

BENCHMARK MICAH 90’16 Male LAA 90D

February 21, 2016

1899415

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

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

G A R EFFICIENCY 7295 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LADY T 9134 (1499472) BENCHMARK LADY T 6144

S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R ENHAVER G113 NHF STEVENSON AMBUSH 9731 IRON SPRING JOHN HENRY MARSHA

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.30

% IMF 6.34

REA +0.49

REA 1.14

Fat -0.023

Rib Fat 0.47

RFI EPDs

LMY 58.5

0.8598

RFI ACTUAL

1.65

PERF

AOD 7

77

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 88 667 1445 EPDs +1.2 49

YW

MILK

97

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The dam is ‘Elite’ with four calves at 106. She has a son at Deer Creek, a daughter at Nick Van Geest’s and a daughter in production at BFL. This guy really came on since weaning, scanned an amazing 6.34 IMF and a 14.69 sq. in. Ribeye at 339 days of age and check out the 365 day weight. “Gain and Grade Type”. Gain on Lot 76, 5.83 lbs per day; Conversion 5.63 to 1.

BENCHMARK MICAH 93’16 Male BFL 93D

February 22 , 2016

1899354

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

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

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 18’12 (1670099) TIBBIE D OF ALCAN 145

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.69

% IMF 4.27

REA +0.65

REA 1.26

Fat +0.047

Rib Fat 0.58

RFI EPDs

LMY 55.9

1.2566

RFI ACTUAL

3.48

PERF

AOD 4

78

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 90 669 1339 EPDs +3.1 51

YW

MILK

94

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Two daughters from the dam are in production at BFL. Note she is a direct daughter of Predestined out of the donor cow Tibbie D 145. “Gain and Grade Type” once again. Of all the Black Angus bulls born 2016 , Lot 77 ranks #1 for Marbling. On Grow Safe gain was 4.76 lbs per day and Converted at 6.23 to 1.

BENCHMARK MICAH 113’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 113D

MARB +1.62

% IMF 5.07

REA +0.62

REA 1.46

Fat +0.032

Rib Fat 0.28

RFI EPDs

LMY 62.8

February 28, 2016

1899370

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

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

BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LUCY 54’11 (1618270) BENCHMARK LUCY 97 NHF

G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF LCC FEW DOLLARS MORE H013N AMF NHC FORBESVIEW LUCY 215R

0.4850

RFI ACTUAL

0.93 Lot 78 got over to the neighbours during the summer so didn’t make it home at weaning and went right into Grow Safe once AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK brought home. He didn’t gain like his pen mates but the genetics are there PERF for sure. Good scan on IMF and Ribeye. #2 2016 born Black Angus Bull 29 for Marbling. Grow Safe gain was 4.42 lbs per day; Converted at 5.03 to 1. 5 90 665 1020 EPDs +1.6 48 89

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79

LOT

BENCHMARK MICAH 160’16 Male BFL 160D

March 24, 2016

1899391 Last of the Micah’s. This guy has had some admirer’s. He is young but weighed up with the older bulls and scanned amazingly well. He ranks in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Marbling and Milk and Top 10% or better for Yearling Weight, Total Maternal, Maternal Calving Ease, Ribeye and Carcass Weight. “Gain and Grade Type”. #9 Ranking for Marbling of all 2016 born Black Angus Bulls. On test he gained 5.29 lbs per day and Converted at 4.98 to 1. Impressive!

PERF

AOD 5

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK 97 789 1391 EPDs +4.1 65 103 31

G A R PROPHET AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Sire: BENCHMARK MICAH 247’13 (1766524) G A R COMPLETE 1381 BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF Dam: BENCHMARK LASSIE 216’11 (1649543) BENCHMARK LASSIE 7217

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.41

% IMF 6.01

REA +0.63

REA 1.18

Fat +0.026

Rib Fat 0.29

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.6173

RFI ACTUAL

-0.18

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED 2358 NHF DDF G A R PREDESTINED AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF SUGAR LOAF DIRECT HIT N021 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK LASSIE 10’97

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Reference Sire RB Tour of Duty 177 6 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 83 lbs Avg. 205D: 697 lbs Avg. 365D: 1348 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDsÂ

BW 2.4 WW +67 YW +122 Milk +33 MARB +0.41 REA +0.92 Fat -0.024

PERF

AOD ET

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 86 798 1495 Index 62.86 88.47 36.06 167.03

Connealy Onward

Connealy Lead on altune of conanga 6104 bar ext traveler 205 Cra lady jaye 608 498 s easy

Vermillion Datelin 7076

Connealy Dateline Vermillion blackbird 5044 hoff hi flyer sc 7134 lady valedictorian 3saf

Sire: Werner War Party 2417 #16004857 Baar Usa lady jaye 489

Dam: ba Lady 6807 305 #15679812 Gd Lady hi flyer 302

We generally AI our replacement heifers for one cycle to an out cross type bull that we feel would add genetic merit to our program. For 2015 we selected Tour of Duty as did several other breeders. I cannot recall a bull being so heavily used right out of the gate. To date of writing there are 850 registered Tour of Duty Calves with most of those in 2016.

Tour of Duty was the $55,000 record selling bull at the Minnesota Bull Test the spring of 2012. He is admired for his breed-leading phenotype and his EPD profile ranks him in the Top 1% for Growth, Milk, Ribeye, Carcass Weight and Docility.

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Bulls Sired by R B TOUR OF DUTY 177

80

LOT

BENCHMARK TOUR OF DUTY 18’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 18D

MARB +0.45

% IMF 3.85

February 5 2016

1899297

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF REA WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF +1.29 Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B A LADY 6807 305 G D LADY HI FLYER 302 Fat GAR INGENUITY J2024 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK SALLY 67’14 (1777846) BENCHMARK SALLY 155’11

G A R INGENUITY DDC MAPLECREST EVA 7010 CAF NHF DDF WHITESTONE BARON W279 AMF NHF BENCHMARK SALLY 8197

-0.052 RFI EPDs

-0.3527

REA 1.39 Rib Fat 0.41 LMY 61.8 RFI ACTUAL

-2.31

PERF

AOD 2

81

LOT

From a two-year-old heifer that got the job done. This is a growth bull

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK ranking in the Top 1% for Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight and Carcass 85 722 1495 EPDs +1.6 65 120 35 Weight. Check out his 365 day weight! On test this guy gained 5.64 lbs per

day and Converted at 4.78 to 1. You gotta like that!

BENCHMARK TOUR OF DUTY 50’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 50D

MARB +0.58

% IMF 4.25

February 12, 2016

199319

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF REA +0.68 Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B A LADY 6807 305 G D LADY HI FLYER 302 Fat G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 26’14 (1779776) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 212’11

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK BEAUTY 7221T

-0.066 RFI EPDs

-0.0441

REA 1.28 Rib Fat 0.29 LMY 64.1 RFI ACTUAL

-0.97

PERF

AOD 2

82

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW 73 736 1425 EPDs 0.0

WW

YW

MILK

63

119

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Again from a two-year-old heifer that worked her heart out. Lot 81 ranks in the Top 1% for YW, TM and CW; and in the Top 10% or better for BW, Milk, CE, MCE and Ribeye. Grow Safe shows gain of 5.11 lbs per day with a Conversion factor of 5.24 to 1.

BENCHMARK TOUR OF DUTY 57’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 57D

MARB +0.66

% IMF 3.00

February 15, 2016

1899327

REA CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF +0.72 BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B A LADY 6807 305 Fat G D LADY HI FLYER 302

-0.063

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK BEAUTY 34’14 (1779779) BENCHMARK BEAUTY 229’11

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK NEXT STEP 8289 BENCHMARK BEAUTY 9254

RFI EPDs

0.0220

REA 1.28 Rib Fat 0.29 LMY 63.5 RFI ACTUAL

0.44

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

2

80

46

723 1358 EPDs

WW

YW

MILK

+0.4 58

101

28

Three-quarter brother to Lot 81 and you know we love the Next Step 8289 daughters. This guy ranks in the Top 10% for WW, YW, Milk, TM, CE, REA, CW and Marbling. On test he gained 4.39 lbs per day and Converted at 5.92 to 1.

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83

LOT

BENCHMARK ON DUTY 79’16 Male BFL 79D

February 19, 2016

18484152

CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B A LADY 6807 305 G D LADY HI FLYER 302 Connealy In Sure 8524 Dam: G A R In Sure N1122 (17454924) G A R Bextor N48

Mitty In Focus Entreena of Conanga C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 3294

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +0.93

% IMF 5.38

REA +1.00

REA 1.28

Fat -0.027

Rib Fat 0.33

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.1323

RFI ACTUAL

-0.53

PERF

AOD 4

84

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 82 670 1196 EPDs -0.5 52

YW

MILK

94

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A little different pedigree on the dam’s side, with she being the only. In Sure progeny in Canada. Lot 83 ranks in the top third for all the measureable traits. Grow Safe indicates 3.90 lbs gain per day with a Conversion factor of 5.75 to 1.

BENCHMARK TOUR OF DUTY 92’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 92D

MARB +0.27

% IMF 4.35

REA +0.70

REA 1.14

Fat

Rib Fat 0.27

February 22, 2016

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CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF B A LADY 6807 305 G D LADY HI FLYER 302 S S OBJECTIVE T510 OT26 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: G A R OBJECTIVE N1620 DDF (1693228) G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 366 AMF NHF

S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF -0.054 S S MISS RITA R011 7R8 AMF NHF G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC RFI EPDs G A R PRECISION 1343 AMF 0.2205

LMY 62.9 RFI ACTUAL

-0.15

PERF

AOD ET

From an own daughter of Objective, he with 9215 daughters on the reg-

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK istry. We have three full sisters in the replacement heifer pen. 92’16 98 676 1335 EPDs +2.1 +58 108 29 ranks in the Top 9% or better for WW, YW, Milk, Ribeye and CW. On test

he gained 4.72 lbs per day and Converted at 5.54 to 1.

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BENCHMARK TOUR OF DUTY 99’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 99D

MARB +0.59

% IMF 4.31

February 23, 2016

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REA WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 AMF CAF NHF DDF CONNEALY ONWARD DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF +0.77 Sire: R B TOUR OF DUTY 177 AMF CAF NHF DDF (16829420) BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 AMF B A LADY 6807 305 VERMILION DATELINE 7078 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Fat G D LADY HI FLYER 302 -0.040 G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK RITA 25’14 (1779774) BENCHMARK RITA 40’112

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BIG COUNTRY RITA 3P AMF

RFI EPDs

-0.1102

REA 1.36 Rib Fat 0.26 LMY 63.9 RFI ACTUAL

0.04

PERF

AOD

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW

WW

YW

MILK

2

79

654 1280 EPDs 0.6

54

97

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Top 15% or better in all categories. Note the Milk on these Tour of Duty’s, they will help if you need a touch more milk in your cows. Grow Safe gained 3.57 lbs with Conversion at 6.37 to 1.

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Reference Sire GAR Prophet A011 3 Sons Sell

Avg. BW: 77 lbs Avg. 205D: 661 lbs Avg. 365D: 1314 lbs Genomic Enhanced CAA-EPDs

BW -2.8 WW +52 YW +99 Milk +27 MARB +1.63 REA +0.48

Co-Owned with Gardiner Angus Ranch

PERF

AOD ET

Fat +0.015

BW 205D 365D Value $W $F $G $B 64 728 1240 Index 60.39 60.58 62.23 124.80 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

C R A Bextor 872 5205 608 Sire: G A R Prophet AAA #16295688 G A R Objective 1885 Bon View New Design 1407 AAA

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

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

AO11 is one of a kind. Starting out at just 64 lbs at birth, he had an actual 205 day weight of 725 lbs for a weight per day of age of 3.55 lbs. He weighed 1288 lbs. at 380 days of age and scanned 8.91% IMF with a Ribeye of 14.4 sq. inches. His Zoetis 50K score shows him in the Top 1% for Marbling and Calving Ease, in the Top 8% for Birth Weight, Top 10% for Marernal Calving Ease and

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Top 11 % for Tenderness.  His Genomic Enhanced CAA EPDs rank him in the Top 1 % for Marbling, Birth weight, Calving ease and Maternal calving ease, Top 8% for Milk, Top 9 % for Yearling weight and Total maternal, the Top 20% for Weaning Weight and the Top 30% for Ribeye. Real hard to find a bull to beat such a well rounded tabulation!

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Bulls Sired by G A R PROPHET A011

86

LOT

BENCHMARK PREMIUM 11’16 Male BFL 11D

February 2, 2016

1899291

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

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.26

% IMF 4.39

REA +0.45

REA 1.34

Fat +0.026

Rib Fat 0.43

BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF PF 104 RUTH 3131 RFI EPDs Dam: BENCHMARK QUEEN 115’14 (1779824) S A V 8180 TRAVELER 004 DMF DWF AMF CAF OHF NHF OSF DDF 0.4850 BENCHMARK QUEEN 930 AMF NHF RIVERBEND RITA R001

PERF

AOD 2

87

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 75 667 1326 EPDs -0.9 42

YW

MILK

82

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March 20, 2016

RFI ACTUAL

0.20 From a two-year-old heifer by A011 the heifer bull extraordinaire. He sired our high selling bull last year to Christian Brost, today that bull is the #1 marbling bull in all of Canada at +1.86. Lot 86 is in the Top 1% for Marbling, CE and MCE. Heifer bull! Gain on this guy 4.56 lbs per day with Conversion at 5.69 to 1.

BENCHMARK PREMIUM 156’16 Male LAA 156D

LMY 60.3

1899420

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.07

% IMF 3.75

REA

REA 1.40

C R A BEXTOR 872 5205 608 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF +0.60 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 AMF NHF DDF BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC Fat G A R PRECISION 2042 AMF NHC +0.031

SITZ UPWARD 307R DMF AMF CAF NHF DDF TRIARA MADE TO ORDER 366Y RBF RITA 6A98 4TV7 2A63 AMF Dam: BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 20’14 (1779919) STANDARD HILL PAYOFF 20P AMF NHF BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 851 BENCHMARK LAVENDER LADY 5160

Rib Fat 0.37 LMY N/A

RFI EPDs

0.4630

RFI ACTUAL

1.70

PERF

AOD 2

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LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 82 679 1324 EPDs -0.9 49

YW

MILK

93

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Top 30% or better for all traits with Marbling, CE and MCE being in Top 1%. Will be fine on heifers, featuring A011 and Payoff. Grow Safe indicates 4.63 lbs gain per day with Conversion at 5.49 to 1.

BENCHMARK PREMIUM 179’16 Male LAA 179D

April 17, 2016

1899424

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

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

G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Dam: BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 54’14 (1779923) BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 38’12

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK MIDLAND 753 DDF BENCHMARK TIBBIE D 9137

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.40

% IMF 5.24

REA +0.84

REA 1.67

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.25

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

0.4850

RFI ACTUAL

1.81

This calf is very young, but if you have a handful of heifers to breed AOD BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW YW MILK later this summer he will leave some dandy calves. He is bred right PERF being in the Top 1% for Marbling, BW and CE and in the Top 3% for 24 2 73 638 1292 EPDs -2.1 49 82 Ribeye. Lot 88 ranks #10 for Marbling of all 2016 born Black Angus bulls On test gained 3.86lbs per day and Conv. at 5.49 to 1. Your Carcass Source

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Bulls Sired by BENCHMARK DAYBREAK 116’14

89

LOT

BENCHMARK DAYBREAK 173’16 Male BFL 173D

March 16 , 2016

11914506

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Sire: BENCHMARK DAYBREAK 116’14 DDF (1779827) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK QUEEN 246’11 G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2057 AMF S S TRAVELER 6807 T510 DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: G A R T510 TRAVELER 264 AMF (1779923) G A R EXPECTATION 1151

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

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

MARB +1.02

% IMF 2.89

REA +0.57

REA 1.30

Fat -0.010

Rib Fat 0.28

RFI EPDs

LMY N/A

-0.1984

RFI ACTUAL

-2.62

PERF

AOD 12

90

LOT

BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 78 814 1111 EPDs -1.0 38

YW

MILK

81

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This is the last calf for 264. She has served us well with 20 progeny. You willl see her name in several of our pedigrees. A younger calf in Lot 89 that will work on heifers. Gained 4.03 lbs per day on test, Converting at 4.77 to 1.

BENCHMARK DAYBREAK 174’16

CARCASS EPDs

ACTUAL

Male BFL 174D

MARB +1.40

% IMF 5.15

REA +0.84

REA 1.31

Fat -0.002

Rib Fat 0.26

March 18 , 2016

1914505

MCC DAYBREAK AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF G A R DAYBREAK 6860 DDC Sire: BENCHMARK DAYBREAK 116’14 DDF (1779827) G A R OBJECTIVE 277L AMF DDC BENCHMARK PREDESTINED 8301 AMF DDF BENCHMARK QUEEN 246’11 G A R RETAIL PRODUCT 2057 AMF BR MIDLAND DMF AMF CAF OHF NHF DDF Dam: AAF BLACKCAP 15F DDF (1435285) SHERROD BLACKCAP 0017 AMF DDF

TWIN VALLEY PRECISION E161 AMF CAF OHF NHC DDF BR ROYAL LASS 7036-19 RFI EPDs B/R NEW DESIGN 036 AMF CAF OHF NHF DDC -0.4850 G A R EXT 2114

LMY N/A RFI ACTUAL

-2.78

PERF

AOD 2

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BW 205D 365D 2017 BW WW 79 847 1295 EPDs +0.8 46

YW

MILK

84

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The dam here is a real breeding piece. She has sons at Burke Creek, Dennis Edwards in Ontario, Chin Ridge, Thorsteinson’s, Doug McClelland’s and Pelleboer’s. Heifer bull for sure. Gained 4.30 on test, Converting at 5.13 to 1.

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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 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 four consecutive natural born

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

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

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

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.

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

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