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Please join us for a pre sale lunch starting at noon. Free Delivery to central points in BC. Sight unseen purchase; prior to the sale please contact the consignor to view , or for any additional information you may require. BC Livestock will be happy to give an impartial opinion and place your bids. All bulls are semen tested. Scrotal measurements and current weights will be available sale day. In depth pedigree searches available at www.simmental.com www.cdnangus.ca Sale is being conducted under the license of BC Livestock Producers CO-OP Buyer’s Draw Jacket sponsored by Glen Dale Agra Services Ltd.

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Mitchell Cattle Co. Ian & Anja Mitchell Barriere, BC H: 250.672.9309 C: 250.318.8539 ian@mitchellcattle.com

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Ian & Anja Mitchell Leanna & Thompson

Barriere, BC 250-672-9309 250-318-8539 Cell ian@mitchellcattle.com Welcome to our 7th Annual Best Bet Bull sale. As I write this it is minus thirteen inside the calving barn and double that in the yard, calving is going well with the calves having very little trouble with the temperature. It always amazes me that from soaking wet they pop up and suck and don’t look back in the frigid temperatures. It makes me feel somehow deficient as I shiver my way around the yard. Next year’s bull crop is looking very promising, I think that they will be a great match for the strong set of bulls that we have on offer this year. With many of us having endured some pretty radical swings in the cattle business for the last dozen years it is encouraging to see the current market. We had some heifers on feed here for our meat program and I needed a pen, so we sent them to town a few weeks ago. It is quite a nice change to see 1200 pound heifers bring $1525. Likewise with old bulls nearing a buck, there will be a few that will be “upgraded.” We have been raising cattle here for 80 years and, as usual, we continue to raise them in a similar environment to that of our customers. Our cattle travel 40 miles from home in the summer and climb to 7500 feet in elevation. You will notice the weaning dates on the bulls are not until the end of October; this is when the snow or the wolves, as has been the case recently, drives the cattle out of the alpine. Of course they fancied the heifer calves and were looking pretty “athletic” by the time we got them weaned. They have developed nicely though and I think you will find them in excellent condition to go to work. EVERY cow here has taken a calf to the range every year and come home to be in calf to our short breeding season. We strive to produce cattle that are trouble free and efficient. We pursue carcass excellence through ultrasound testing and our own carcass program. These cattle are not pampered. It is difficult to find them from May until October and we never mind creep feed them. We grow the bulls over winter to be ready to work for you, not to be ready for slaughter. We have a larger group of black bulls this year that I am sure you will enjoy. They have lots of hair, are bred to be easy calving, and are thick and sound. The Red Simmentals are consistently strong from end to end. The Red Angus bulls this year are primarily sleep at night heifer bulls, made right and still with enough jam to produce growthy calves. All of the bulls are backed by our time tested guarantee. We live in a big province and enjoy customers from end to end. We will do our best to deliver your bull to you after the sale; if not, we will get him to a central location near you. Our thanks to BC Livestock. Wilf and his crew always do a fantastic job preparing the yards and looking after all of our needs. If you cannot make it to the sale or would like a little more time and information, the bulls will all be available for viewing at home until April 2nd and the coffee is always on. If you wish to have someone do the purchasing for you, the sales staff at BC Livestock are familiar with the bulls and they would be more than happy to assist you with your sight unseen purchase. Our sale partners Ron and Lois, and Hugh and Shelley are a pleasure to work with and share our commitment to our customers. On behalf of the Crosby’s and the Graffunder’s, it is my pleasure to extend our greetings and invitation to join us for lunch and our sale on April the 5th. See you all at the Lake, Ian and Anja Mitchell Cattle Co. has invested in the health of their herd of cattle for many years through a comprehensive herd health strategy. Currently all breeding females and bulls receive an annual vaccination prior to the breeding season to protect against all the important reproductive viruses and bacteria including IBR, Type I and II BVD and Leptosprirosis. All calves are vaccinated at branding to provide protection against the important viruses and bacteria causing respiratory and clostridial diseases. Currently calves receive a modified live vaccine against IBR, Type I and II BVD, BRSV, and PI3, as well as a modified live bacterin against shipping fever and a killed bacterin against Histophilus somnus, Blackleg and other clostridial diseases. At weaning all bull and heifer calves receive a booster with the same vaccines and bacterins used at branding. In late fall, all cows, bulls and weaned calves are treated with a topical endectocide to control internal and external parasites. As a further assurance of herd health, all MCC bulls in the sale have been tested and found negative for persistent infection of the BVD virus. All bulls in the sale have passed a thorough breeding soundness exam to evaluate scrotal size and shape, semen motility and morphology, and structural soundness. Through my long standing veterinary relationship with Mitchell Cattle Co., I also know that you can rest assured that each bull is out of a sound, solid, productive cow. Ian and Anja rigorously select their herd for fertility, sound udders, correct feet and legs, and temperament. These cows go to the mountain with their calf each year and come back in the fall for pregnancy testing. Open and late cows, or cows not meeting Mitchell Cattle Co strict criteria, are culled – no excuses, no exceptions. As the consulting veterinarian I am very proud to work with Mitchell Cattle Co. If there are any questions regarding the health management program at Mitchell Cattle Co. please contact me. Respectfully, Jason R. McGillivray, D.V.M. Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic, Ltd. Ph. 250-374-1486

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Lot 1 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-Pending-

RYM 6A

DOWNEY 6A

Jan 25, 2013

Tag 3006 BW: 99 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 892 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1234 lbs.

Wheatland Bull 680s Downey 106Y mrl miss 394t

j anchor perfector 5r mitchells blk perfect 265t tsr miss h853 (PE) CE: 9.5 BW: 0.5 WW: 54.3 YW: 81.1 MW: 52.3 MM: 25.1 MCE: 8.9 This is one deep bodied thick rascal. The first of our “Downey” calves to sell. He has had the look from day one. 6A has lots of hair, lots of middle, he is just plain good. His heavy milking dam has another great one this year.

Lot 1 - Black Downey 6A

Lot 2 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794531-

wheatland bull 680s downey 106y mrl miss 394t j anchor perfector 5r mitchells blk perfect 245u rymar shaxi

RYM 94A

DOWNEY 94A Feb 7, 2013

Tag 3094 BW: 90 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 755 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1097 lbs.

CE: 10.6 BW: 0.4 WW: 45.4 YW: 69.3 MW: 50.6 MM: 27.9 MCE: 9.4 Another great Downey calf, his dam is one of our favorites here. He should calve very well being in the top 15% for calving ease and top 2% for birth weight.

Lot 2 - Black Downey 94A

Lot 3 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794549-

FOXY ROCKSTAR R PLUS 246X MISS R PLUS 022K springcreek tank 57p mitchells black honey 183t csr miss twister 160R

RYM 134A

FOX 134A

Feb 10, 2013

Tag 3134 BW: 99 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 772 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1127 lbs.

CE: 6.7 BW: 4.0 WW: 61.4 YW: 91.4 MW: 53.2 MM: 22.5 MCE: 10.6 134A is a smooth deep sided Fox son. His embryo dam is a full sib to the dam of lot 7.

Lot 3 - Black Fox 134A

Lot 4 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794550-

wheatland bull 680s downey 106y mrl miss 394t wfl mr westway 103u mitchells blk edge 157x rymar lucky 38l

RYM 135A

KONA 135A Feb 11, 2013

Tag 3135 BW: 79 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 853 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1129 lbs.

CE: 12.6 BW: -0.6 WW: 54.4 YW: 85.7 MW: 54.9 MM: 27.7 MCE: 11.4 This is Leanna’s bull calf from her old show cow. She showed them successfully this summer at both the North Thompson Fall Fair and the Provincial Winter Fair. 135A is a pet, halter broke and quiet he has just a 79 pound birth weight.

Lot 4 - Black Kona 135A

Simmental - Black

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Lot 5 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794551-

RYM 139A

foxy rockstar R plus 246X miss r plus 022k

FOX 139A Feb 11, 2013

Tag 3139 BW: 91 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 699 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1025 lbs.

soder kodak 594p mitchells bodina 187w rymar lucky 42l

CE: 7.9 BW: 2.7 WW: 53.9 YW: 74.7 MW: 50.6 MM: 23.6 MCE: 9.9 Solid built and sound, this moderate Fox son has a little bit of chrome on his face. His dam has a perfect udder and her calf last year was a high seller. He will cover a ton of ground.

Lot 5 - Black Fox 139A

Lot 6 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794556-

RYM 160Z

foxy rockstar R plus 246X miss r plus 022k

FOX 160A Feb 13, 2013

Tag 3160 BW: 97 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 900 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1210 lbs.

Soder black out 607P Mitchells blacky 162s rymar lucky 41l

CE: 7.1 BW: 3.8 WW: 64.5 YW: 87.7 MW: 59.1 MM: 26.8 MCE: 8.5 A Fox calf out of a never miss cow. We just calved a sister to 160A and she is a sweetheart. He is straight topped with lots of length and style.

Lot 6 - Black Fox 160A

Lot 7 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794557-

RYM 169A

foxy rockstar R plus 246X miss r plus 022k

Fox 169a

Feb 14, 2013

Tag 3169 BW: 99 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 871 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1276 lbs.

Springcreek tank 57p mitchells black honey 161t csr miss twister 160R

CE: 6.9 BW: 4.1 WW: 68.7 YW: 102.5 MW: 56.8 MM: 22.4 MCE: 9.2 Another deep ribbed Fox calf, he is a full brother to lot 3 by pedigree and they make a great pair. He is a power bull with pretty good calving numbers.

Lot 7 - Black Fox 169A

Lot 8

Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLK

-BPG794560-

wheatland bull 680s downey 106y mrl miss 394t springcreek reality 51m mitchell blk reality 220s mitchells lucky 151n

downey 175a

RYM 175A

Feb 14, 2013

Tag 3175 BW: 95 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 742 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1095 lbs.

CE: 9.7 BW: 0.7 WW: 57.5 YW: 90.5 MW: 51.1 MM: 22.3 MCE: 11.3 If you want to add some stretch to British cows this will work. Three in a row for this hard working moderate cow, she is consistent.

Lot 8 - BLK Downey 175A

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Simmental - Black


Lot 9 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794561-

RYM 180A

FOX 180A Feb 15, 2013

Tag 3180 BW: 102 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 858 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1110 lbs.

foxy rockstar r plus 246x miss r plus 022k springcreek reality 51m mitchells reality 274r rymar ria 82l

CE: 7.0 BW: 2.8 WW: 61.9 YW: 93.9 MW: 60.3 MM: 29.3 MCE: 11.6 Thick made with lots of muscle shape, a little white on his face to distinguish his calves. His dam is no stranger to sending good ones to town; her last bull calf was a high seller to Ken and Terry Devick.

Lot 9 - Black Fox 180A

Lot 10 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS DOWNEY 195A

-BPG794575-

RYM 195A

wheatland bull 680s downey 106y mrl miss 394t

Feb 17, 2013

Tag 3195 BW: 98 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 792 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1117 lbs.

tsr lucky strike j902 mitchells lucky 151n rymar tilda 18e

CE: 8.7 BW: 1.3 WW: 51.9 YW: 74.6 MW: 48.9 MM: 22.9 MCE: 8.8 195A is a stylish more moderate calf that is pretty correct in every way. His ten year old dam is one of those that you never see and always gets the job done.

Lot 10 - Downey 195A

Lot 11 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPG794577-

RYM 204A

foxy rockstar r plus 246x miss r plus 022k

FOX 204A Feb 19, 2013

Tag 3204 BW: 96 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 838 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1155 lbs.

whr mr redwood 102m mitchells reality 30P tsr miss applause h816

CE: 6.7 BW: 3.4 WW: 61.1 YW: 88.4 MW: 55.3 MM: 24.7 MCE: 11.8 Another woolly Fox calf; he is correct in his makeup and sound. His dam is still going strong at ten and has another very good calf on the ground this year. He is a power bull with pretty good calving numbers.

Lot 11 - Black Fox 204A

Lot 12 Black Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS BLACK

-Pending-

DNA PENDING soder genesis 609R mitchells jenna 146W mitchells reality 9p

RYM 267A

RYM 267A Mar 7, 2013

Tag 3267 BW: 96 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 840 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1190 lbs.

EPDs: N/A Only a March 7 calf, this guy doesn’t give anything up to the older bulls in the pen. His dam has a picture perfect udder and is a model to look at. His grand dam also a farm favorite here and the dam of Leanna’s 4-H heifer this year.

Lot 12 - Black RYM 267A

Simmental - Black

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Lot 13 Black Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS BLACK

-BPRS794516-

wheatland bull 680s Downey 106Y mrl miss 394t

DOWNEY 1A

RYM 1A

Jan 21, 2013

Tag 3001 BW: 94 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 791 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1173 lbs.

SIMMENTAL/Red angus

CE: 8.6 BW: 0.8 WW: 44.7 YW: 62.7 MW: 47.6 MM: 25.2 MCE: 6.3 The first calf born last year and what a great introduction to the Downey calves. His dam is a very moderate hybrid cow with a super udder; she may not be big but produces that way. 1A is tidy with lots of hair a long straight top, he profiles like his sire.

Lot 13 - Black Downey 1A

MITCHELLS BLACK

Lot 14 Black Polled Halfblood

-BPRS794523-

foxy rockstar r plus 246x miss r plus 022k ANgus/angus

RYM 51A

FOX 51A Feb 2, 2013

Tag 3051 BW: 81 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 905 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1300 lbs.

CE: 6.7 BW: 2.6 WW: 50.4 YW: 68.7 MW: 51.2 MM: 26.0 MCE: 6.6 Wow, this is a powerful hybrid. He was nearly the heaviest calf at weaning coming in at 905 pounds. His straight bred Canadian Angus dam did an absolute bang up job as she does every year, she has several daughters in our herd that are just as good. 51A has been a standout all year, he is very deep with a long strong top he will pile the pounds on his calves.

Lot 14 - Black Fox 51A

Lot 15 Black Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS BEST

-BPRS794530-

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 95x sealin creek rosebud 84p ACS KNighthawk 965w mitchells blk boxi 232y mitchells blk dream 41t

RYM 93A

BLACK 93A Feb 7, 2013

Tag 3093 BW: 79 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 702 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 996 lbs.

CE: 6.9 BW: 0.5 WW: 33.2 YW: 45.5 MW: 31.3 MM: 14.7 MCE: 10.9 This is the first of three 95X calves all out of first calf heifers. 95X is a Black Angus sire we purchased from Sealin Creek. He has left us good calves, very correct and strong topped. 93A is out of a good “Box” daughter.

Lot 15 - Best Black 93A

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Hybrids - Black


Lot 16 Black Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS BLACK

-Not Reg’d-

RYM 110A

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 95x sealin creek rosebud 84p

RYM 110A Feb 9, 2013

Tag 3110 BW: 82 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 730 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1042 lbs.

PRL warrior 09 33w mitchells blk toba 52y simmental/simmental

EPD’s N/A 110A is a solid strong topped hybrid that is very correct and eye appealing. His two year old Porter dam has an excellent udder and did a great job on her first try. His grand dam at twelve just had a powerful set of twin boys a few days ago so if you are looking to make some solid females this is a good bet.

Lot 16 - Black RYM 110A

Lot 17 Black Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS BLACK

-Not Reg’d-

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 95x - ANGUS sealin creek rosebud 84p 1158Y

RYM 128A

RYM 128A Feb 10, 2013

Tag 3128 BW: 81 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 770 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1088 lbs.

EPD’s N/A Same moderate frame as 110A and same strong top and style, they make a good pair.

Lot 17 - Black RYM 128A

Lot 18 Black Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS BLACK

-Pending-

DNA PENDing springcreek tank 57p mitchells honey 73y mitchells liner 275s

RYM 248A

RYM 248A

Mar 1, 2013

Tag 3248 BW: 90 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 692 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 970 lbs.

CE: BW: WW: YW: MW: MM: MCE: 248A is just a mid-March baby. He is out of a super uddered Tank daughter.

Lot 18 - Black RYM 248A

Hybrids - Black

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Lot 19 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794524-

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 56A RYM 56A

kop crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p

Feb 2, 2013

Tag 3056 BW: 94 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 941 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1235 lbs.

rymar rio 111L mitchells riah 222n rymar spring valley 61k

CE: 3.5 BW: 3.2 WW: 66.7 YW: 92.0 MW: 61.1 MM: 27.7 MCE: 9.2 This is the first of the Power Play bulls. I can’t say enough good things about his calves, they are very consistent, deep bodied, strong topped and lots of style. 56A has been pretty close to the top of his class from day one; he weaned at 941 pounds off of the mountain and hasn’t looked back.

Lot 19 - Playboy 56A

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 60A

Lot 20 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794525-

RYM 60A

kop crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p

Feb 3, 2013

Tag 3060 BW: 96 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 795 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1090 lbs.

mitchells buddy 12t mitchells boda 75x mitchells red 72t

CE: 4.4 BW: 3.4 WW: 67.3 YW: 97.0 MW: 61.6 MM: 27.9 MCE: 8.8 Here is a moderate Power Play calf out of a heavy milking three year old. His grand dam is a model cow and we are retaining a Power Play son of hers this year.

Lot 20 - Playboy 60A

Lot 21 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794526-

ACS red Rebel 656s springcreek rebel 57w springcreek tara 7p soder apprentice 915m mitchells kodak 107u rymar legend 34k

MITCHELLS REBEL 73A

RYM 73A

Feb 5, 2013

Tag 3073 BW: 90 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 746 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1056 lbs.

CE: 7.5 BW: 2.0 WW: 49.2 YW: 56.7 MW: 46.1 MM: 21.5 MCE: 10.3 This is a mellow smooth made Rebel calf. The Rebels have been very well received over the last few sales and this is the last chance to own one as Rebel went to work for Joe Baudin last year. His dam has a perfect udder with small teats.

Lot 21 - Rebel 73A

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Simmental - Red


Lot 22 Red Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 75A

-PG794529-

kops crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p

RYM 75A

Feb 5, 2013

Tag 3075 BW: 100 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 886 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1267 lbs.

prl sonic 376s mitchells sonica 43u mitchells lucky 133m

CE: 2.7 BW: 5.0 WW: 70.8 YW: 100.5 MW: 60.9 MM: 25.5 MCE: 6.4 This is a rip of a calf, he is a little lighter in colour but he is wide and solid. He carries his thickness from front to back and all the way down. His dam was a heifer we had selected to donate to the Simmental association as a heifer draw and we were very fortunate that the winners lived in town and took the cash option as she has been a great one. She has another great full sib this year.

Lot 22 - Playboy 75A

Lot 23 Red Polled 3/4

-PRS794532-

MITCHELLS GENERAL RYM 99A

remington general lee 106t remington general lee 626y ankony ms daumes r82 fms moll 13e rymar molly 4l simmental/simmental

Feb 7, 2013

LEE 99A Twin

Tag 3099 BW: 82 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 767 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1080 lbs.

CE: 3.3 BW: 3.7 WW: 64.1 YW: 93.1 MW: 58.3 MM: 26.2 MCE: 9.3 His sire 626Y is an embryo calf that we purchased from Remington’s dispersal; he was our choice of about ten young full sibs. He was very young so we only used him on a few cows in the twin pen; this is a pretty good first effort from a sound old cow that just calved again at thirteen.

Lot 23 - General Lee 99A

Lot 24 Red Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS CONVOY 107A

-PG794547-

crossroad snapshot 504s crossroad convoy 136x bmd sassy gal 6s cen 520l mitchells laika 99n rymar nette 1z

RYM 107A

Feb 8, 2013

Tag 3107 BW: 98 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 753 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1049 lbs.

CE: 7.5 BW: 1.3 WW: 54.0 YW: 62.6 MW: 48.6 MM: 21.6 MCE: 13.1 The only Convoy calf this year, he was the high selling bull from Crossroads 2011 sale at $17000. He crossed well with 99N one of our last old Fleck cows. This calf is moderate and correct; he patterns much like his sire.

Lot 24 - Convoy 107A

Simmental - Red

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Lot 25 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794548-

foxy rockstar r plus 246x miss r plus 022k

MITCHELLS FOX 124A

RYM 124A

Feb 10, 2013

Tag 3124 BW: 94 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 817 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1125 lbs.

prl sonic 376s mitchells sonica 17u mitchells laika 71p

CE: 7.7 BW: 2.7 WW: 58.1 YW: 79.5 MW: 58.3 MM: 29.2 MCE: 9.8 124A is a rugged red Fox calf out of a Porter dam with a perfect udder. He has a little more frame, lots of hair and lots of testicle development.

Lot 25 - Fox 124A

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 142A

Lot 26 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794552-

kop crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p

RYM 142A

Feb 12, 2013

Tag 3142 BW: 101 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 836 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1103 lbs.

springcreek tank 57p Mitchells honey 178u rymar asami 5g

CE: 4.4 BW: 2.6 WW: 50.6 YW: 68.3 MW: 57.5 MM: 32.2 MCE: 9.7 This is a deep sided loose made Power Play calf. He is patterned like the others, his dam’s second calf to make the sale.

Lot 26 - Playboy 142A

Lot 27 Red Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 145A

-PG794553-

kop crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p mitchells buddy 12t mitchells boda 152x mitchells honey 2t

RYM 145A

Feb 12, 2013

Tag 3145 BW: 100 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 830 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1167 lbs.

CE: 2.9 BW: 4.4 WW: 63.9 YW: 97.6 MW: 60.6 MM: 28.6 MCE: 9.3 145A is another great Power Play with a little more scale and style. He has a great set of balanced EPD’s to go along with the fact he is out of a super young cow. Her pedigree is full of many of the best sires and dams that we have used here.

Lot 27 - Playboy 145A

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Simmental - Red


Lot 28 Red Polled Halfblood

MITCHELLS HERITAGE 172A

-PRS794558-

RYM 172A

Feb 14, 2013

Tag 3172 BW: 106 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 868 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1167 lbs.

springcreek blk tank 99t springcreek heritage 46x springcreek linne 54r simmental/simmental

CE: 4.8 BW: 2.5 WW: 53.1 YW: 79.0 MW: 50.2 MM: 23.6 MCE: 4.4 This is a full brother to one of the high selling bulls in last year’s sale going to Floyd and Julie Bohnet. This bull is just as good as 34T consistently produces the best. 172 is soft made with a great top, he will cover a lot of ground.

Lot 28 - Heritage 172A

Lot 29 Red Polled Purebred

MITCHELLS GENERAL

-PG794559-

RYM 173A

remington general lee 106t remington general lee 26y ankony ms daumes r82 sierra 107r mitchells red 113t mitchells louise 183m

LEE 173A Feb 14, 2013

Tag 3173 BW: 93 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 889 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1200 lbs.

CE: 5.5 BW: 2.8 WW: 71.1 YW: 101.7 MW: 55.8 MM: 20.2 MCE: 12.1 The second 626Y calf in the line up and he is a power house. He was Jason’s (our vet and a very good cattlemen and friend) pick of the bull pen at weaning time. He has a tremendous top and hip and is out of a cow with a picture perfect udder she just calved again (a few minutes ago) and has another good one.

Lot 29 - General Lee 173A

Lot 30 Red Polled Halfblood

-PRS794564-

foxy rockstar r plus 246x miss r plus 022k simmental/simmental

MITCHELLS FOX 189A

RYM 189A

Feb 16, 2013

Tag 3189 BW: 100 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 825 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1141 lbs.

CE: 6.7 BW: 2.6 WW: 50.4 YW: 68.7 MW: 51.2 MM: 26.0 MCE: 6.6 One of the few red Fox’s in the sale 189A is deep, thick and loose hided. He will keep easy like his dam and sire.

Lot 30 - Fox 189A

Simmental - Red

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Lot 31 Red Polled 7/8

-PRS794576-

MITCHELLS HERITAGE 200A RYM 200A

springcreek blk tank 99t springcreek heritage 46x springcreek linne 54r

Feb 18, 2013

Tag 3200 BW: 90 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 861 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1165 lbs.

cen 520l mitchells laika 72n rymar ms dash 57k

CE: 5.5 BW: 2.2 WW: 58.6 YW: 89.6 MW: 57.2 MM: 27.9 MCE: 8.6 This is a long, tall, thick, power house Heritage son. Leanna picked his maternal sister last year for 4-H and went on to win Reserve Champion heifer with her at the Provincial Winter fair. His dam has an excellent udder at eleven years young and has another excellent calf this year.

Lot 31 - Heritage 200A

MITCHELLS PLAYBOY 239A

Lot 32 Red Polled Purebred

-PG794578-

RYM 239A

kop crosby 137w erixon power play 102y erixon lady 2p

Feb 27, 2013

Tag 3239 BW: 99 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 752 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1030 lbs.

sgcc blk dream on 66s mitchells spruce 84x mitchells redwood 230p

CE: 4.6 BW: 4.2 WW: 66.0 YW: 92.1 MW: 54.3 MM: 21.3 MCE: 9.3 The youngest of the Power Play calves, he still has the look. He is moderate, deep flanked and correct.

Lot 32 - Playboy 239A

Lot 33 Red Polled Purebred

-PENDING-

DNA PENDING sodar kodak 594p mitchells bodina 11t mitchells redwood 230p

MITCHELLS RYM 246A

RYM 246A

Feb 28, 2013

Tag 3246 BW: 105 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 834 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1185 lbs.

CE: BW: WW: YW: MW: MM: MCE: This is a power house, deep dark red with tons of grow. He is an end of February calf and doesn’t give anything up to any of the other bulls in the pen.

Lot 33 - RYM 246A

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Lot 34 Red Polled Halfblood

-PENDING-

MITCHELLS RYM 247A

RYM 247A

DNA PENDING  WFL mr westway 103u mitchells blk edge 31x mitchells realty 134s

Feb 28, 2013

Tag 3247 BW: 89 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 745 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1039 lbs.

CE: BW: WW: YW: MM: TM: MCE: 247A is correct in his make-up he is smooth and moderate with a blaze face. He makes a great match to lot 32.

Lot 34 - RYM 247A

Lot 35 Red Polled Purebred

-PENDING -

MITCHELLS RYM 258A

RYM 258A

DNA Pending mitchells buddy 12t mitchells boda 196x mitchell red honey 140t

Mar 6, 2013

Tag 3258 BW: 92 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 751 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1085 lbs.

CE: BW: WW: YW: MM: TM: MCE: As you can tell I have catalogued the bulls in tattoo order not necessarily in order of quality. This is one of the youngest calves in the offering and they had to be good to make it to the sale. He is definitely strong enough to be at the front of the sale and is backed up by a pretty good young cow.

Lot 35 - RYM 258A

Lot 36 Red Polled Purebred

-Pending-

dna pending krss red dream mitchells anne 39x rymar asami 5g

MITCHELLS RYM 280A

RYM 280A

Mar 11, 2013

Tag 3280 BW: 89 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 839 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1140 lbs.

EPDs: N/A Born mid-March this calf is really coming on, he is another blaze faced calf and his young dams second calf to make the sale. Check him out he is solid.

Lot 36 - RYM 280A

Simmental - Red

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Lot 37 Red Angus

-1732774-

RED MITCHELL’S DOZER 17A

RYM 17A

Jan 29, 2013

red mrla 33u red mitchell’s dawson 3y red mitchells make my day 5n

Tag 3017 BW: 76 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 695 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1000 lbs.

red brox gild 7g red mitchell’s ribby 50l red mitchell desire 45j

CE: 7.0 BW: -3.2 WW: 36 YW: 53 MM: 16 TM: 35 MCE: 5.0 One of the longer taller made bulls in our offering 17A is out of a sound 13 year old cow. Suitable for heifers.

Lot 37 - Dozer 17A

RED MITCHELL’S RYM 21A

Lot 38 Red Angus

-PENDING-

RYM 21A

Jan 29, 2013

red mrla economy 810 red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u 1151y

Tag 3021 BW: 81 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 633 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 958 lbs.

CE: BW: WW: YW: MM: TM: MCE: This is one of a number of the bulls this year that is out of a first calf Red Angus heifer, they aren’t grown out as much as the bulls of older dams but still have a lot of potential. This is a square made well-muscled calf probably most suited to well grown heifers or cows.

Lot 38 - RYM 21A

Lot 39 Red Angus

-1732776-

RED MITCHELL’S Dozer 28A RYM 28A

red mrla 33u red mitchells dawson 3y red mitchells make my day 5n red l4 payout 497k red mitchell’s make my day 5n red mitchell’s sandi 51l

Jan 30, 2013

Tag 3028 BW: 64 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 710 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 949 lbs.

CE: 10 BW: -5.4 WW: 40 YW: 63 MM: 21 TM: 41 MCE: 7.0 Made for sleep at night heifer calving. 28A is a maternal brother to the 3Y bull we have used on heifers with good success. He doesn’t have as much power but should calve extremely well with bright calves.

Lot 39 - Dozer 28A

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Lot 40 Red Angus

-1732816-

RED MITCHELL’S RYDER 39A RYM 39A

red moose creek raider 35s red mitchells raider 118y red mitchells empress 31s  red tg currency 53k red mitchells current 125t red jaybee miss amy 132p

Feb 1, 2013

Tag 3039 BW: 85 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 780 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1165 lbs.

CE: 5.0 BW: 0.0 WW: 49 YW: 83 MM: 11 TM: 35 MCE: 8.0 This is one of the easiest keeping biggest barrelled Angus bulls in the pen. Suitable for cows.

Lot 40 - Ryder 39A

Lot 41 Red Angus

-1732783-

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 41A RYM 41A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u red l4 don juan 12m red mitchell’s empress 130r red mitchell’s ribby 23m

Feb 1, 2013

Tag 3041 BW: 65 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 771 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1042 lbs.

CE: 12.0 BW: -5.3 WW: 34 YW: 51 MM: 17 TM: 33 MCE: 9.0 A heifer bull that will work on the cowherd, this calf weaned at 771 pounds and spent the last part of the fall on his own as the wolves got his dam on the way home. He is well made and sound.

Lot 41 - Dawson 41A

Lot 42 Red Angus

-1732788-

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 43A RYM 43A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u

Feb 1, 2013

Tag 3043 BW: 74 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 881 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1210 lbs.

red mc dougall sandbagger 212l red mitchell’s make my day 91p red mitchell’s make my day 91p CE: 9.0 BW: -3.4 WW: 40 YW: 64 MM: 18 TM: 38 MCE: 8.0 43A is a calf that doesn’t stand out in a big way in the pen but you sure have to go back and have a look at him when he crosses the scale. He weighed 881 pounds at weaning with only a 73 pound birth weight, so when we weighed at weaning we had to go back and check to make sure we got it right. His very moderate dam has an excellent udder, milks hard and sure did a bang up job here.

Lot 42 - Dawson 43A

Angus - Red

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Lot 43 Red Angus

-1732787-

RED MITCHELL’S DOZER 58A RYM 58A

red mrla 33u red mitchells dawson 3y red mitchells make my day 5n red l4 don juan 12m red mitchells empress 31s red mitchells dyna 91n

Feb 03, 2013

Tag 3058 BW: 66 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 796 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1055 lbs.

CE: 9.0 BW: -4.6 WW: 43 YW: 71 MM: 17 TM: 38 MCE: 7.0 If there is an Angus cow on our place that has earned her keep it is 31S she is designated elite by the Angus association and this is her sixth consecutive herdbull. This year she finally had a heifer, a good one and she is also the dam of 118Y the sire of five bulls in our offering.

Lot 43 - Dozer 58A

Lot 44 Red Angus

-1732789-

RED MITCHELL’S RYDER 59A RYM 59A

red moose creek raider 35s red mitchells raider 118y red mitchells empress 31s red l4 don juan 12m red mitchells empress 95s red mitchell’s ribby 53m

Feb 03, 2013

Tag 3059 BW: 78 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 729 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1059 lbs.

CE: 5.0 BW: -0.7 WW: 51 YW: 79 MM: 8 TM: 33 MCE: 6.0 59A is a big bodied big barrelled strong topped 118Y son. He is pretty complete and has some eye appeal, suitable for big heifers or cows.

Lot 44 - Ryder 59A

Lot 45 Red Angus

-1732815-

RED MITCHELL’S Dawson 76A RYM 76A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u red mc dougall sandbagger 212l red mitchells GAL 38S red jaybee northstar 133p

Feb 05, 2013

Tag 3076 BW: 94 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 742 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1046 lbs.

CE: 4.0 BW: 0.4 WW: 51 YW: 82 MM: 14 TM: 40 MCE: 6.0 A quiet 26X son out of an easy keeping Currency cow. He has a bit more birth weight and is suitable for cows.

Lot 45 - Dawson 76A

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Lot 46 Red Angus

-1732807-

RED MITCHELL’S RYDER 82A RYM 82A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u  red nine mile cub 70s red mitchells cub 164x red mitchells make my day 5n

Feb 6, 2013

Tag 3082 BW: 80 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 713 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1023 lbs.

CE: 5.0 BW: -2.2 WW: 49 YW: 76 MM: 18 TM: 43 MCE: 7.0 Another 26X with a bit more frame and performance. He has good muscle shape and good feet. Suitable for cows.

Lot 46 - Dawson 82A

Lot 47 Red Angus

-1732808-

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 89A RYM 89A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u red mrla 33u red mitchells dawn 22y red mitchells dyna 91n

Feb 6, 2013

Tag 3089 BW: 70 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 647 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 955 lbs.

CE: 8.0 BW: -3.5 WW: 41 YW: 68 MM: 19 TM: 39 MCE: 7.0 Strong topped and good footed my notes say! A pretty good first calf. With a 70 pound birth weight and good performance after weaning, he should work on heifers or cows.

Lot 47 - Dawson 89A

Lot 48 Red Angus

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 105A

-1732804-

RYM 105A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u

Feb 8, 2013

Tag 3105 BW: 79 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 795 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1135 lbs.

red mrla 33u red mitchells dawn 134x red mitchells jackie 77t CE: 6.0 BW: -1.7 WW: 50 YW: 79 MM: 18 TM: 43 MCE: 6.0 This is the longest tallest calf in the pen, he is out of a three year old and weaned at 795 pounds. He has stretch and growth. Use on cows.

Red MRLA 26X - Reference Sire

Angus - Red

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Lot 49 Red Angus

-1732814-

RED MITCHELL’S RYDER 149A RYM 149A

red moose creek raider 35s red mitchells raider 118y red mitchells empress 31s red vicwin admiral 23k red angus acres annette 84r red angus acres annette 84j

Feb 12, 2013

Tag 3149 BW: 95 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 836 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1140 lbs.

CE: 0.0 BW: 2.6 WW: 56 YW: 87 MM: 9 TM: 37 MCE: 5.0 One of the most complete cow bulls in the pen this is another good 118Y son. He has a long strong loin and good feet. He is out of a good straight Canadian pedigree cow we bought from Bill Armitage.

Lot 49 - Ryder 149A

Lot 50 Red Angus

-1732777-

RED MITCHELL’S DOZER 153A RYM 153A

red Mrla 33u red mitchells dawson 3y red mitchells make my day 5n red brox gild 7g red mitchells ribby 139n red wr goldette 4g

Feb 13, 2013

Tag 3153 BW: 70 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 718 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1018 lbs.

CE: 8.0 BW: -3.7 WW: 33 YW: 46 MM: 17 TM: 33 MCE: 5.0 This is a solid 3Y son out of a super consistent, good uddered old cow. Suitable for heifers or cows.

Lot 50 - Dozer 153A

Lot 51 Red Angus

-1732812-

RED MITCHELL’S Ryder 156A RYM 156A

red moose creek raider 35s red mitchells raider 118y red mitchells empress 31s red copperhead heavenly 22j red jaybee northstar 133p red jaybee northstar 8j

Feb 13, 2013

Tag 3156 BW: 87 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 724 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1075 lbs.

CE: 3.0 BW: 0.7 WW: 51 YW: 83 MM: 14 TM: 39 MCE: 4.0 A good solid 118Y calf out of a very moderate cow. Suitable for cows.

Lot 51 - Ryder 156A

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Lot 52 Red Angus

-1732818-

RED MITCHELL’S RYDER 176A RYM 39A

red moose creek raider 35s red mitchells raider 118y red mitchells empress 31s  red pr bar beefmaker 23s red mitchells beefmaker 176w red jaybee miss amy 132p

Feb 15, 2013

Tag 3176 BW: 79 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 702 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1013 lbs.

CE: 6.0 BW: -1.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MM: 13 TM: 30 MCE: 7.0 176A is one of the strongest smoothest made bulls in the pen. Her last year’s calf was the highest marbling and biggest ribeye bull that we measured. Suitable for well grown heifers or cows.

Lot 52 - Ryder 176A

Lot 53 Red Angus

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 224A

-1732781-

RYM 224A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u red l4 payout 497k red mitchell’s make my day 121 red mitchell’s ribby 98m

Feb 23, 2013

Tag 3224 BW: 74 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 680 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 972 lbs.

CE: 10.0 BW: -4.1 WW: 38 YW: 57 MM: 16 TM: 35 MCE: 8.0 224A is a very well balanced appealing smaller framed bull with good muscle shape. Suitable for heifers.

Lot 53 - Dawson 224A

Lot 54 Red Angus

RED MITCHELL’S DAWSON 228A

-1732790-

RYM 228A

red mrla economy 810 CAF red mrla 26x red mrla miss 548u

Feb 23, 2013

Tag 3228 BW: 75 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 778 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1020 lbs.

red l4 don juan 12m red mitchells empress 98s red mitchells dyna 195n CE: 9.0 BW: -4.0 WW: 39 YW: 61 MM: 17 TM: 37 MCE: 9.0 Last but definitely not least 228A is the youngest Angus bull but still weaned at 778 pounds. He has lots of length and eye appeal. A 75 pound birth weight fits for the heifer pen but don’t be afraid to use him on your cows.

Lot 54 - Dawson 228A

Angus - Red

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R PLUS 246X ROCKSTAR

DOWNEY 106Y

Rockstar or “Fox” as we call him is a bull we bought from R Plus in Saskatchewan for his calving ease and carcass traits. He had 17.5 inch ribeye, triple A marbling and measured 41 cm. at eleven and a half months of age and, as a bonus, was out of Marlin’s favorite old cow. Fox remains in the top 1% of the breed for both ribeye and marbling. We own both Fox and Downey together with our good friends and farm help the Pawloffs; they use them on their commercial herd as well with great success.

106Y or Downey as we call him was the $17000 high selling bull out of their sale in Manitoba. He is a son of the great Wheatland 680 S sire and has certainly proven himself here. He is our “go to” calving ease bull, his calves are born with short gestation. We used him on all of our black purebred heifers last year and have 15 calves on the ground so far this spring all born unassisted. His calves have tremendous hair coats are very sound and correct. Downey has six sons in the sale; lots 1, 2, 4, 8, 10 and 13.

RED MITCHELLS RAIDER 118Y

RED MRL 26X

118Y was a tremendous calf that we raised, he is out of an elite cow in our program that raised six keeper bull calves in a row and finally had her first heifer calf this year. He weaned at 858 pounds and wouldn’t quit, gaining over 4 pounds a day all winter. He has 5 sons in the sale selling as lots 40, 44, 49, 51 and 52.

MRL 26X - We bought this stout Economy son out of McMillen’s 2011 sale. He was the 2nd high seller of the Red Angus bulls, he has a 78 pound birth weight and his two year old dam weaned him at 860 pounds. We have used him on heifers for three years now and we couldn’t ask for better. As he did himself, his calves also have very good growth.

RED MITCHELLS DAWSON 3Y

ERIXON POWER PLAY 102Y Where to start, Power Play has quite a story! We knew that he had a lot of friends sale day so we partnered with Spring Creek Simmentals and Black Sands to own him, he was the high selling red Simmental at Erixons sale at $17250 and he and his four embryo sibs averaged $10000. His dam 2P has produced the Agribition 2009 Grand Champion Female and again the Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion at CWA 2012 she has numerous progeny working in many top programs across the country. Two of the feature bulls in Spring Creeks sale are Power Play sons this year and our sale will be no exception as his calves are front end. Power play is pictured here after breeding 50 cows as a two year old, he is a tremendously easy keeper and certainly a valued asset to our program. His sons sell as lots 19,20,22,26,27 and 32.

3Y is another home raised bull that we have been using, primarily on heifers but cows as well. He was born at 72 pounds and weaned at 820, calves incredibly well and has tremendous feet and legs. His eleven-yearold dam and thirteen-year-old grand dam are still here and going strong.

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Hugh & Shelley Graffunder Vavenby, BC H: 250-676-9505 C: 778-257-4116 Fax: 250-676-9534 shelley909hugh@gmail.com

It is with mixed emotions that we write our final welcome to you for the 7th Annual Best Bet Bull Sale. There comes a time when change is needed and our time is now. We have made the tough decision to eliminate selling bulls from our program. Over 25 years we have been selling bulls and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people that we otherwise would not have met. You, the buyers and bidders have made this possible for us and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support and the effort you make to attend the sales. A huge Thank You to Ian and Anja for feeding our bulls and including us over the last seven years in your bull sales. We appreciate all your efforts and hard work it takes, and enjoy working with you. We wish you well in future sales and life in general. The cattle business is at an all time high and we have five bulls on offer that will work well for you. As far as us, we are keeping our herd and are looking forward to many more big steer calves in the fall and the prices they will bring. Our health care program is consistent with Mitchells which is detailed on page 1. Once again, welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the sale on April 5.

Lot 55

Red Polled Purebred

-PG796617-

SRS 303A

MITCHELLS BUDDY 12T MITCHELLS BUD 141X MITCHELLS RED 235T

SIERRA 303A Feb 16, 2013

BW: 102 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 879 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1259 lbs.

lfe rs lewis 3033r miss sierra 22w miss sierra 10s CE: 6.8 BW: 3.2 WW: 64.8 YW: 87.4 MW: 57.3 MM: 24.9 MCE: 11.9 A higher performing calf from a proven cow family. He weaned at 879 pounds and gained 4 pounds a day for the first 96 days on feed. This bull has it all, measures well has great growth and good temperament.

Simmental - Red Lot 55 - Sierra 303A SIERRA 320A

Lot 56 Red Polled Halfblood

-PRS796615-

ws red dream s49 shel d bar c dalena 248x shel d bar c dalena 369n

SRS 320A

Feb 25, 2013 BW: 100 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 892 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1266 lbs.

simmental/simmental EPD’s: N/A His dam is a seven year old unregistered Simmental that always raises a good calf. He weaned at just under 900 pounds. Calves from this bull will tip the scales and bring a good profit in the fall.

Lot 56 - Sierra 320A

Simmental - Red

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SIERRA 342A

Lot 57 Red Polled Purebred

-PG796618-

ws red dream s49 shel d bar c dalena 248x shel d bar c dalena 369n

SRS 342A

Mar 6, 2013 BW: 83 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 846 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1156 lbs.

lfe rs lewis 3033r miss sierra 1u miss sierra 26j CE: 6.4 BW: 5.0 WW: 76.8 YW: 104.3 MM: 24.4 MW: 62.8 MCE: 13.6 He is long bodied just like his dam who has an excellent udder. He also has a history of calving ease in his genes. Daughters from this bull will be keepers.

Lot 57 - Sierra 342A

SIERRA 316A

Lot 58 Red Polled Halfblood

-PRS796620-

ws red dream s49 shel d bar c dalena 248x shel d bar c dalena 369n

SRS 316A

Feb 23, 2013

BW: 84 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 761 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1111 lbs.

simmental/simmental EPD’s: N/A This bull’s dam is half Angus from a 1U daughter who is the dam of lot 57, SRS 342A. With his low birth weight and clean front shoulder he has potential for easy calving.

Lot 58 - Sierra 316A

SIERRA 312A

Lot 59 Red Polled Purebred

-PG796622-

ws red dream s49 shel d bar dalena 248x shel d bar c dalena 369n

SRS 312A

Feb 21, 2013

BW: 94 lbs. Oct 26 WT: 835 lbs. Jan 29 WT: 1112 lbs.

lfe rs lewis 3033r sierra miss 21X miss sierra 5t CE: 7.9 BW: 4.1 WW: 74.2 YW: 102.9 MM: 24.4 MW: 61.5 MCE: 13.9 This bull has excellent EPD numbers. A good combination of calving ease, growth, carcass and maternal traits.

Lot 59 - Sierra 312A

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Ron & Lois Crosby

Vanderhoof, BC 250-567-4127 250-567-0521 Cell rlcrosby@sinkutwireless.ca www.crosbycattle.com Welcome to the 7th Annual Best Bet Bull Sale. We have had a very busy year since our last Best Bet Bull Sale. 2013 was a top-notch year for crops, and although the weather was dry late in the summer, pastures lasted well and the cattle thrived on them. During this year two of our daughters have married, welcome to the family David and Ryan. We also celebrated the arrival of a new granddaughter, Hannah Joy Andreassen born August 20, 2013. Thanks Ryan and Nicole!

Jen & David

We are seeing growing optimism in the cattle market, making it important to choose bulls to fit your program. We are again bringing you a select group of Angus bulls to fit your needs. We produce some bulls that have been bred for heifer bulls and others that have a little more power for your cows, yet still providing ease of calving.

Nicole & Ryan

These bulls have all been vaccinated with Express 5 and Fermicon7/Somnugen as well as recently receiving pour-on Ivomec. Before the sale the bulls will be semen tested and evaluated for soundness. They have all been tie broke. No Angus bulls are sold off the farm prior to the BEST BET BULL SALE. Please feel free to come by the farm anytime before the sale and view the bulls and female herd. If that is not possible and you are unable to attend the sale, we would be pleased to assist you in picking a bull for your herd. We sincerely appreciate your support of our program in past years. Please join us in Williams Lake on April 5th for beef-on-a-bun lunch and to enjoy a day of visiting fellow cattlemen.

Sadie & Hannah

Lot 60 Black Angus

Crosby WOLF 71A -1721399 -

XBE 71A

Jan 22, 2013

mc cucumber timberwolf 8153 lookout wolf 6y lookout bride 8w

BW: 87 lbs. 205 DW: 661 lbs.

rrar forsight 5s crosby tejas 76u silver star blackcap 54h CE: 3.0 BW: 2.1 WW: 34 YW: 59 MM: 19 TM: 36 MCE: 5.0 The only “Wolf� son we have on offer this year. We started into the McCumber Timberwolf genetics as the McCumber Ranch in Montana runs a large grass finish operation and we felt there was some benefit to this for certain operations. As you would expect from these genetics, 71A is very soft made, wide topped and deep ribbed. A very balanced bull.

Lot 60 - Wolf 71A Crosby CHIEF 73A

Lot 61 Black Angus

-1718993-

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

XBE 73A

Jan 26, 2013 BW: 72 lbs. 205 DW: 652 lbs.

atlasta traveler 8k crosby blackcap 94t silver star blackcap 57j CE: 7.0 BW: -0.2 WW: 32 YW: 57 MM: 15 TM: 31 MCE: 8.0 Very modest 72 pound birth weight. Very stout made, great muscle shape. This bull will put extra pounds into your calf crop.

Lot 61 - Chief 73A

Angus - Black

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Crosby RAINMAKER 74A

Lot 62 Black Angus

-1718994-

XBE 74A

Jan 28, 2013

diamond rainmaker 154e AMF NHF CAF DDF BW: 60 lbs. BASIN rainmaker 747l AMF NHF CAF DDF 205 DW: 668 lbs. basin joy 912c rrar forsight crosby val lea 109y crosby val lea 79u CE: 14.0 BW: 2.6 WW: 37 YW: 66 MM: 20 TM: 39 MCE: 12.0 The Rainmaker cattle in our herd have a little shorter gestation and have proven to consistently calve easy, also very vigorous at birth. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 64 - Rainmaker 74A

Crosby JEDI 77A

Lot 63 Black Angus

-1721410-

XBE 77A

allencroft jct andy 02 1e northline jedi 27j northline jentry 27g

Feb 2, 2013 BW: 80 lbs. 205 DW: 630 lbs.

crosby tom boy 115r crosby val lea 79u lindon val lea 20j CE: 1.0 BW: 2.7 WW: 39 YW: 60 MM: 4 TM: 24 MCE: 5.0 This Northline Jedi son is very wide topped, deep ribbed and free moving. Jedi has a lot of good females in our herd and we continue to use him in our A.I. program.

Lot 63 - Jedi 77A

Crosby CHIEF 81A

Lot 64 Black Angus

-1719000-

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

XBE 81A

Feb 8, 2013 BW: 70 lbs. 205 DW: 594 lbs.

red hidden crossfire 121k crosby blackcap 90n (RC) crosby blackcap 92l CE: 7.0 BW: 0.1 WW: 34 YW: 57 MM: 17 TM: 34 MCE: 7.0 He is very attractive in his front end with good neck extension blending into his shoulders. Keen headed and adequate bone. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 64 - Chief 81A

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Crosby CHIEF 84A

Lot 65 Black Angus

-1719003-

XBE 84A

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Feb 9, 2013 BW: 80 lbs. 205 DW: 705 lbs.

basin rainmaker 747l crosby blackcap 95W crosby blackcap 94t CE: 7.0 BW: 0.4 WW: 36 YW: 63 MM: 19 TM: 37 MCE: 7.0 This is a very powerful bull with calving ease genetics. He possesses good spring of rib and carries the meat way down in his hind quarter. Also very good disposition.

Lot 65 - Chief 84A

Crosby CHIEF 88A

Lot 66 Black Angus

-1719006-

XBE 88A

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Feb 11, 2013 BW: 68 lbs. 205 DW: 672 lbs.

rrar forsight 5s crosby blackcap 96W crosby blackcap 106p CE: 8.0 BW: -0.4 WW: 38 YW: 69 MM: 18 TM: 37 MCE: 9.0 Birth weight of only 68 pounds on a bull with a lot of natural thickness. He has a good flat top on him, and is full of meat.

Lot 66 - Chief 88A

Crosby BIG DEAL 89A

Lot 67 Black Angus

-1719007-

sealin creek big deal 88r Sealin creek big deal 29w adelphi rosebud 9g

XBE 89A

Feb 11, 2013 BW: 88 lbs. 205 DW: 602 lbs.

northline jedi 27j crosby erica 84p silver star erica 55h CE: -4.0 BW: 4.5 WW: 31 YW: 45 MM: 0 TM: 16 MCE: 2.0 89A has a round muscle pattern with a good spring of rib and good bone. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 67 - Big Deal 89A

Angus - Black

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Crosby DRY CHIEF 93A

Lot 68 Black Angus

-1719030-

MCRA 93A

Feb 14, 2013

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Twin

BW: 80 lbs. 205 DW: 712 lbs.

northline jedi 27j crosby enchantress 89n happyvale enchantress 75h CE: -1.5 BW: 2.9 WW: 36 YW: 59 MM: 11 TM: 29 MCE: 2.5 93A is part of a set of twins from our daughter Michelle’s Northline Jedi cow. He is a long spined, taller calf than most in our offering.

Lot 68 - Dry Chief 93A

Crosby DRY CHIEF 94A

Lot 69 Black Angus

-1719031-

MCRA 94A

Feb 14, 2013

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Twin

BW: 70 lbs. 205 DW: 660 lbs.

northline jedi 27j crosby enchantress 89n happyvale enchantress 75h CE: -1.5 BW: 2.9 WW: 36 YW: 59 MM: 11 TM: 29 MCE: 2.5 94A is the other half of 89N’s twins. He is stouter made than his brother.

Lot 69 - Dry Chief 94A

Crosby IMAGE MAKER 95A

Lot 70 Black Angus

-1719009-

frl image maker 543r dwajo image maker 47x dwajo erica 103r

XBE 95A

Feb 15, 2013 BW: 66 lbs. 205 DW: 600 lbs.

sealin creek big deal 29w crosby erica 83y silver star erica 55h CE: 5.0 BW: 1.0 WW: 28 YW: 38 MM: 14 MW: 28 MCE: 8.0 He really fits the mold of a calving ease bull with his keen head and neck extension. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 70 - Image Maker 95A

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Crosby CHIEF 96A

Lot 71 Black Angus

-1719010-

XBE 96A

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Feb 16, 2013 BW: 85 lbs. 205 DW: 740 lbs.

s a f fame AMF NHF CAF DDF lindon val lea 20j lindon val lea 37c CE: 2.0 BW: 1.5 WW: 37 YW: 64 MM: 12 TM: 31 MCE: 7.0 This is a long spined, fine boned, sharp fronted bull out of one of the oldest cows in our herd. His mother has been an excellent producer and this bull should just go out and do his job for many years.

Lot 71 - Chief 96A

Crosby CHIEF 97A

Lot 72 Black Angus

-1719011-

XBE 97A

lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Feb 16, 2013 BW: 81 lbs. 205 DW: 713 lbs.

atlasta traveler 8k crosby blackcap 96t crosby blackcap 90n (RC) CE: 2.0 BW: 1.9 WW: 42 YW: 73 MM: 17 TM: 38 MCE: 5.0 A performance calf with a moderate 81 pound birth weight. 97A is a soggy made beef calf with excellent bone and feet.

Lot 72 - Chief 97A

Crosby ABERDEEN 99A

Lot 73 Black Angus

-1719013-

XBE 99A

c r a bextor 87Z 5205 608 AMF NHF CAF DDF tc aberdeen 759 AMF NHF CAF DDF tc blackbird 4034 CAF

Feb 16, 2013 BW: 82 lbs. 205 DW: 641 lbs.

sealin creek big deal 29w crosby erica 75y crosby erica 107t CE: -1.0 BW: 4.3 WW: 49 YW: 80 MM: 24 TM: 49 MCE: 2.0 99A is a very fancy profiling calf. He is sharp fronted with plenty of hip. Very moderate in his makeup.

Lot 73 - Aberdeen 99A

Angus - Black

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Crosby IMAGE MAKER 105A

Lot 74 Black Angus

-1721411-

XBE 105A

frl image maker 543r dwajo image maker 47x dwajo erica 103r

Feb 18, 2013 BW: 82 lbs. 205 DW: 669 lbs.

basin rainmaker 747l AMF NHF CAF DDF crosby blackcap 85y crosby blackcap 94w CE: 5.0 BW: 2.0 WW: 31 YW: 58 MM: 22 TM: 38 MCE: 7.0 Both sides of this bull’s pedigree allow us to suggest he would be a great calving ease sire. This calf is very free moving with a great hair coat and excellent feet. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 74 - Image Maker 105A

Crosby BIG DEAL 106A

Lot 75 Black Angus

-1719018-

XBE 106A

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 29w adelphi rosebud 9g

Feb 20, 2013 BW: 86 lbs. 205 DW: 648 lbs.

crosby tom boy 115r crosby erica 88x silver star erica 36f CE: -7.0 BW: 4.4 WW: 31 YW: 39 MM: 2 TM: 18 MCE: -1.0 Taller, finer boned bull with a fancy front end. Good profile. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 75 - Big Deal 106A

Crosby BIG DEAL 111A

Lot 76 Black Angus

-1719023-

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 29w adelphi rosebud 9g

XBE 111A

Feb 25, 2013 BW: 87 lbs. 205 DW: 583 lbs.

SKARA BRAE TOM BOY 12S SKARA BRAE GOLDCAP 2U CROSBY BLACKCAP 95P CE: -7.0 BW: 5.2 WW: 28 YW: 40 MM: 3 TM: 17 MCE: -1.0 111A is a moderate made, easy doing, good topped bull. His mother is a good producing cow we bought from Frank and Miriam Ludwig of Skara Brae Angus.

Lot 76- Big Deal 111A

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Crosby BIG DEAL 113A

Lot 77 Black Angus

-1719025-

XBE 113A

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 29w adelphi rosebud 9g

Mar 2, 2013 BW: 74 lbs. 205 DW: 719 lbs.

basin rainmaker 747l AMF NHF CAF DDF crosby tejas 71x crosby tejas 76u CE: 5.0 BW: 0.7 WW: 35 YW: 51 MM: 11 TM: 29 MCE: 6.0 This is a moderate sized, easy doing bull with a full hip which carries well into his lower quarter. The Rainmaker genetics on the dam’s side should assure trouble free calving.

Lot 77 - Big Deal 113A

Crosby CHIEF 115A

Lot 78 Black Angus

-1719027-

XBE 115A

Lookout dry chief 120s river ridge dry chief 14x lookout countess 112s

Mar 5, 2013 BW: 84 lbs. 205 DW: 706 lbs.

rrar forsight 5s crosby blackcap 94w crosby blackcap 105r CE: 3.0 BW: 2.0 WW: 41 YW: 76 MM: 19 TM: 40 MCE: 5.0 115A is a stout made moderate sized bull that has an excellent profile. He is one of the youngest calves in our offering but doesn’t give up anything in weight.

Lot 78 - Chief 115A

Crosby BIG DEAL 116A

Lot 73 Black Angus

-1719028-

sealin creek big deal 88r sealin creek big deal 29w adelphi rosebud 9g

XBE 116A

Mar 6, 2013 BW: 82 lbs. 205 DW: 647 lbs.

basin rainmaker 747l AMF NHF CAF DDF crosby debutante 72x crosby debutante 100u CE: 1.0 BW: 2.6 WW: 34 YW: 53 MM: 10 TM: 27 MCE: 4.0 116A is a taller, fine boned, long spined bull that profiles very well. He is very keen headed and flat shouldered. Suggested for use on heifers.

Lot 79 - Big Deal 116A

Angus - Black

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NOTES

Terms & Conditions Terms: The terms of the sale are cash or cheque, payable at par at the sale location unless satisfactory credit arrangements have been made prior to the sale. The right of property shall not pass until after full settlement has been made. All settlements must be made in Canadian funds with the sale clerks before any cattle will be released.

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Bidding: Each animal will sell to the highest bidder, the seller reserves the right to pass the bull. Disputes: Bidding will be reopened between the parties involved in dispute. If no further bid is made, the buyer will be the person from whom the auctioneer accepted the last bid. The auctioneer’s decision on all disputes will be final. Announcements: All announcements made from the auction block will take precedence over the printed matter in the catalogue. Buyers are therefore cautioned to pay close attention to such disclosures. Purchasers Risk: Each animal becomes the risk of the purchaser as soon as sold. We strongly recommend insuring your purchase for full value. Delivery : Free delivery to central points in BC. Health: All animals in the sale have met all necessary health requirements. Insurance: All bulls will be covered in the yards by Hartford Insurance; insurance will be available for long term coverage. Breeder’s Guarantee: The animals in this sale are guaranteed per the breeders guarantee of the breed association they are registered with. In the unlikely event that a bull proves to be a non-breeder he will be replaced with a bull of equal value. Should this not be possible an adjustment will be made to reflect the value of the bull in question or a credit will be issued towards a future purchase. At no time will we be responsible for any costs exceeding the original purchase price and no guarantee is made that semen from any bull will freeze. This guarantee will not cover any situation where the animal has been subjected to mismanagement or physical injury and we will not guarantee any animal that is subjected to any hormonal or surgical reproduction techniques after the sale. Insurance is available sale day and we strongly recommend that you take advantage of this service. We will do our utmost to work with you to ensure your satisfaction should any problems arise. Rights and Obligations: The above terms and conditions of the sale shall constitute a contract between the buyer and seller and be equally binding to both. Resale of animals following purchase in this sale shall constitute a separate transaction and the rights and obligations of the two parties connected thereto are not covered by the terms and conditions of this sale. Red Angus 2014 Breed Average EPD’s

Simmental 2014 Breed Average EPD’s

Black Angus 2014 Breed Averages EPD’S

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WW

YW

MILK

TM

CE

BW

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MCE

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MILK

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47

73

16

39

5.8

2.5

36.5

61.8

5.3

7.0

25.3

2.7

43

76

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Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses To: Mitchell Cattle Co. Ian & Anja Mitchell Box 284 Barriere, BC V0E 1E0

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