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Reference sires B ULL SALE 5 : 0 0 P M M S T, D E C E M B E R 1 4 bid online at liveauctions.tv

NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

HET POLLED | SIRE SHF WONDER M326 W18 ET MGS PW VICTOR BOOMER

Calving ease, milk, scrotal, carcass quality in a seldom matched profile.

CHA CE BW WW

GE EPD

YW MILK TM

4.9 2.0 59.8 101.1 38.1

68

MCE

3.6

SC

1.4

FAT

REA MARB

0.034 0.66

0.41

Directions

12 miles north of Maidstone, SK on the west side of Hwy 21

Sale Staff

Auctioneer Ryan Dorran 403-507-6483 Ringside Nate Marin 306-869-7130 Ringside Mark Stock 403-357-8104 C H A Jacob Onyschuk, Director of Business Development 780-292-0057

Sale Day Phones C BAR1 0235 GOLDEN DAN 4061 ET

HORNED | SIRE BR GOLDEN SPREAD DAN MGS TH BAILOUT 144U ET 80G Extra frame, performance and bone without sacrificing maternal strength. CHA CE BW WW GE EPD

YW MILK TM

-2.4 8.2 75.2 126.4 25.2

62.8

MCE

-0.4

SC

0.9

FAT

-0.0

REA MARB

28

1.02

Lance Leachman 306-903-7299 Shari Leachman 306-903-7289

Cattle References

Shannon Eaton 780-872-9375 Larry Flicek 306-823-3957

Insurance

Insurance is recommended, but not required. Several insurance options can be recommended for those interested.

Volume Buyer Discount Buy two or more bulls and receive 5% discount on each purchase.

Repeat Buyer Discount HORNED |

C 88X RIBEYE 2011

SIRE NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET MGS C HARLAND TOO ET Daughters are ideal uddered, heavy milking, moderate framed.

CHA CE BW WW

GE EPD

5.9 0.8 54.7

YW MILK TM

81.7

38.7

66.1

MCE

4.9

SC

1.1

FAT

REA MARB

-0.024 0.33

0.21

Enjoy 2% off of your purchase if you’ve bought a bull in the past from Big Gully Farm.

Online Catalogue www.biggullyfarm.com

Videos

www.biggullyfarm.com Cattle were pictured Oct. 20-27. EPDs were derived from the October 2017 run.

HET POLLED |

CRR 719 CATAPULT 109

SIRE TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T MGS THM DURANGO 4037913

First calves are big ribbed, muscular, wide based and attractive.

CHA CE BW WW

GE EPD

2.2 3.1 62.6

YW MILK TM

97.5

28.3

59.6

MCE

0.4

SC

0.6

FAT

Box 535 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0 [e] biggullyfarm@gmail.com

REA MARB

-0.022 0.38 -0.02

ALL ANIMALS PARENTAGE VERIFIED AND PROVEN FREE OF GENETIC ABNORMALITIES


HEREFORDS


Welcome

Please accept this as your invitation to our Big Gully Farm Bull Sale on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the farm beginning at 5:00 p.m. MST, a half hour earlier than past years. We would love to host you, along with your family and friends, for supper and drinks at this pre-Christmas event. We must start by expressing our gratitude to those who have invested and greatly supported us with their previous purchases, particularly last year with a volatile and soft feeder market leading up to a miserably cold sale day. We are appreciative and proud of the repeat and local support that has been afforded us. This group of long-yearling bulls are consistent in regards to muscle, balance, structural integrity, maternal quality and pigmentation. Though we don’t make this assertion annually, we do believe our 2017-born bulls are truly exciting, with phenotypic quality, breeding versatility and strong multi-trait genetic profiles. As in years past, Shari will broadcast the sale online at www.LiveAuctions.tv simultaneously with the live sale, beginning at 5:00 p.m. MST. However, unlike previous years, no pre-bidding will occur prior to the sale. If intending to view online, please register for a buyer number several days in advance to allow yourself a relaxed evening during the sale. 2017 is the first year we will forego selling registered females, a move intended to expand and bolster the maternal strength of our cowherd by retaining every purebred female and applying selection pressure based on their initial production. For 2018, we anticipate offering modest numbers of commercial open heifers, both Hereford x Angus and Simmental x Hereford. As the number of breeds with a major influence has diminished, and in many cases breed differences are becoming less striking, we do believe Herefords have maintained a unique position to provide the commercial cowherd with as much benefit as ever before. Their superior docility, feed efficiency, hardiness, structural longevity and low input characteristics, united with advances in udder quality, pigmentation, muscle and frame moderation provide the ideal balance to most other breeds in a crossbreeding scenario. I would ask, “Are you utilizing heterosis or hybrid vigour to its full potential in a planned crossbreeding system?� No matter which breeds are involved, in our opinion there are both economic and production benefits to using complimentary breeds. One of the most impressive images a commercial producer can convey is a pasture of cattle with near identical color, breed influence, body type and calf appearance due to a consistent, regimented crossbreeding system. Though it may raise eyebrows, a true strength of Hereford is not being extreme or excessive in terms of output for many traits, thereby providing the ideal foundation to establish optimum expression of traits when mated to virtually any other breed. In the profit equation, producers often do an exceptional job measuring output, but rarely are inputs and cow maintenance costs scrutinized as harshly. If they were, Herefords would factor favourably in building a low-input maternal base that could be mated to terminal or high-performance sires to optimize output in feeder progeny. In striving to attract progressive commercial operations to consider our genetics, we hope to establish a particular perception and image that we intend to be synonymous with Big Gully Farm. Bulls from Big Gully Farm should be expected to share several criteria, including:

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a) Being docile, sound, muscular, big bodied and attractive. b) Sires sourced from breeders of high-quality cattle, but more importantly, operations with integrity, professionalism, humility and talent that derive their living from cattle production. c) Dams with high quality udders, desirable body capacity/muscle, structural integrity, youthfulness and maternal character. d) Strong multi-trait EPD profiles. e) Genomically-Enhanced EPDs provide greater confidence in genetic merit at a young age. f ) Ultrasound carcass data collected and applied in selection on bulls and replacement females. g) Parentage verificiation, genetic-abnormality-free status and horned/polled status on each bull. h) Records of calving ease; birth, weaning and yearling weights; scrotal; mature cow weight; udder scores; ultrasound backfat, ribeye and intramuscular fat for each eligible animal in the herd.


As proponents of expected progeny differences, we have put considerable selection pressure on these for generations. Obviously, EPDs are a tool; therefore we utilize them and feel competitive from a data standpoint. All sale cattle have been parentage verified and offer low-density GEEPDs. For those unfamiliar, this testing allows a higher degree of accuracy in knowing the true genetic merit of the cattle at a younger age for a variety of traits – essentially a risk management plan. If you are unfamiliar with either of these tools or their utility, we would gladly discuss them prior to the sale. Every year we submit calving ease, weights (birth, weaning, yearling, mature cow), scrotal, udder score and carcass ultrasound measures (ribeye, back fat, intramuscular fat) on each eligible animal to the Canadian Hereford Association. The bottom line is we believe selection applied to these traits will improve the profitability of the progeny born to bulls we raise in an array of production scenarios. Free of charge, all bulls will be developed here at the farm through till next spring, double vaccinated with Fusogard, calves ultrasounded for carcass merit by Shari, evaluated for breeding soundness and delivered when best suits the buyer. We know that unforeseen circumstances potentially arise with semen testing and breeding. As a precaution, the bulls have been scrotal measured by the local veterinarian to assure satisfactory development. However, if a concern after spring breeding soundness evaluations or during actual breeding arises, our intent is to be honest and straight forward with you and we expect the same in terms of finding a satisfactory resolution. Rest assured, we have spare 2-year-olds, a large assortment of bull calves, and potentially our herd sires available for you to utilize should a current or past purchase prove concerning. We prefer finding a pleasing substitute bull or reimbursing your money and avoid issuing sale credit. No matter if you are interested or just curious about the offering, we would encourage you to at least take a look and see if the type of Hereford cattle we enjoy producing may work for you! If we can be of any assistance prior to the sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Lance & Shari Leachman Frances Leachman

advantages of

yearling bulls • • • • •

L AT E S T G E N E T I C M AT E R I A L P H Y S I C A L LY S M A L L E R F O R HEIFER BREEDING

P O T E N T I A L LY L O N G E R P ROD UCT IVE LI FE WORK WELL AS JUNI OR SI RE I N M U LT I P L E S I R E PA S T U R E S E T T I N G

LOWER DEVELOPMENT COSTS CAN T R A N S L AT E T O M O R E A F F O R DA B L E PURCHASE PRICE

2-year-olds

why use • •

A B I L I T Y T O S E RV I C E L A R G E R NUMBER OF COWS

A B I L I T Y T O M O R E R E A D I LY M A I N TA I N B O DY C O N D I T I O N I F P R O P E R LY M A N AG E D M AT U R E P H E N O T Y P I C C H A R AC T E R I S T I C S M O R E R E A D I LY A P PA R E N T


Lot 1

Sandpoint, a heifer’s first calf, possesses the lowest birth weight of the yearling bulls. He has always been a big ribbed, straight lined bull with attractive balance from the profile. Plus, he is red eyed, big testicled and wide based. His paternal half-sisters have proven exceptional in regards to udder quality, calving ease and milking capability. Sandpoint could certainly be an option on heifers, while providing the versatility to diminish birth weight on a set of cows.

dam

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BIG-GULLY 2011 SANDPOINT 470D HORN ED | MW F 470D

| Feb ru a r y 16, 2016

NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET C 88X RIBEYE 2011 H2 LADY 0036 BW

78 lbs

CE

0.3

BW

2.7

WW

54.3

WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 BIG-GULLY 102 DENISE 270B BIG-GULLY 47R STAN’S STAR 270W

YW MILK

89

| C03023685

31.5

TM

58.7

MCE

1.8

SC

1.0

FAT

REA MARB

-0.027 0.41

0.08

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 395 d 1130 lb 0.14 in 11.74 sq in 1.94% 1.08 65.0%

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BIG-GULLY 102 LARAMIE 113D

H O RN E D | M W F 1 1 3 D

CRR ABOU TIME 743 WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 WRB ELIZABETH 1009 BW

96 lbs

CE

-2.6

BW

3.9

WW

50.1

YW MILK

77.7

22.4

| Apr i l 9, 2016

| C 03024809

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY 611 SILVER LADY 113W BIG-GULLY GOLD & SILVER 111R TM

47.5

MCE

0.7

SC

0.3

FAT

REA MARB

-0.006 0.46

-0.09

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 342 d 1030 lb 0.12 in 11.35 sq in 1.52% 1.07 65.2%

Calves are dehorned at birth and vaccinated two weeks prior to weaning.

Lot 2

A dark, red eyed, short marked, hairy younger yearling bull sired by Great Divide 102. Laramie is built very correct at the ground and is attractive in his balance from the profile. He is smooth shouldered, big ribbed, straight lined, square hipped and sound in his movement. His Bounty Hunter 611 dam was a moderate framed, high quality uddered female with a son at Perry Powell’s.

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dam


Lot 3

Gilette is a complete sire prospect that combines muscle, center body dimension and performance. The Great Divides are powerful, growth oriented and have plenty of hair-this bull follows that pattern. Gilette shares the same deep flanked, bold ribbed characteristics that made his mother an easy fleshing female that easily maintained her body condition during production. We anticipate he could be mated to a variety of cow types due to his completeness and versatile genetic profile. A maternal half-brother is at Franklin Cattle Co. and maternal half-sister is at Wood B Herefords.

GE EPD sire

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BIG-GULLY 102 GILETTE 766D

HORN ED | M W F 766D

CRR ABOU TIME 743 WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 WRB ELIZABETH 1009 BW

96 lbs

CE

0.6

BW

3.1

WW

53.2

| C03024805

PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R BIG-GULLY 47R GOLD HARLEY 766Y BIG-GULLY HARLAND’S GOLD 166W

YW MILK

79.9

| M a rch 28, 2016

27.7

TM

54.3

MCE

1.2

SC

0.7

FAT

REA MARB

0.013 0.42

0.09

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 354 d 1065 lb 0.25 in 11.67 sq in 1.93% 1.08 62.3%

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BIG-GULLY 211B MAIDSTONE 783D HORNED | THL 783D

PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R BIG-GULLY 47R FULL THRUST 211B BIG-GULLY 611 ROYALE 211X BW

95 lbs

CE

-0.4

BW

4.5

WW

56.2

YW MILK

79.8

28.5

| M a rc h 12, 2016

| C 03024117

C 88X RIBEYE 2011 BIG-GULLY 2011 EMERALD 785B BIG-GULLY 517U HARLEY GAL 785Z TM

56.6

MCE

0.4

SC

1

FAT

REA MARB

-0.022 0.57

0.02

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 370 d 1100 lb 0.19 in 14.12 sq in 2.03% 1.29 65.5%

EPDs and genomics are highly utilized as selection tools. Yearling bulls and heifers are ultrasounded for carcass merit.

Lot 4

Maidstone is a conservative framed son of a bull purchased by Travis & Charity Cooke a couple years ago. That bull, Full Thrust, was used post-AI on a group of heifers due to his pigmentation, center body dimension and complete phenotype. Maidstone is dark red, deep bodied and measured among the largest ribeye we have had on a yearling bull. His dam, a first-calf heifer, is a 2011 daughter with a tight udder that appears to milk well.

GE EPD

sire

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Lot 5

North Fork is red eyed, short marked, attractively designed 2011 son that should excel maternally. We would expect him to calve easier than his actual birthweight suggests based on his smooth shoulder, paternal influence and overall build. His 611 dam tends to add shape and body dimension, while maintaining moderate frame in her progeny. North Fork could be utilized to enhance pigment, balance, structural integrity, milk and udder quality to a set of females.

dam

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BIG-GULLY 2011 NORTH FORK 632D HORNED | LLH 632D | M a rch 27, 2016 | C 0 3 0 2 4 8 0 4

NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET C 88X RIBEYE 2011 H2 LADY 0036 BW

CE

102 lbs 3.9

BW

3.6

WW

57.7

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY GOLD HUNTER 631W BIG-GULLY 1117 ROYAL GOLD 31T

YW MILK

88.7

32.2

TM

61.1

MCE

1.6

SC

0.5

FAT

REA MARB

-0.020 0.74

-0.02

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 365 d 1030 lb 0.24 in 12.75 sq in 1.60% 1.22 63.3%

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BIG-GULLY 2011 PINEHURST 580D H O RN E D | L L H 5 8 0 E | Fe br u a r y 21, 2016 | C 03023689

NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET C 88X RIBEYE 2011 H2 LADY 0036 BW

83 lbs

CE

2.6

BW

2.8

WW

49

C CRUZ 0248 ET BIG-GULLY 0248 HONEYDEW 580B BIG-GULLY G WILDCAT 180W

YW MILK

77.7

32.8

TM

57.3

MCE

3.1

SC

0.8

FAT

REA MARB

-0.005 0.42

0.12

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 390 d 1045 lb 0.14 in 12.32 sq in 2.74% 1.22 65.4%

Dams are udder scored at calving and electronically weighed each fall at weaning.

Lot 6

Pinehurst was born at a conservative 83 lb and his physical build suggests calving ease with his smooth shoulder, conservative frame and ideal balance. Plus, he is fully pigmented, level designed and correct in his structure. His first calf dam, a Cruz daughter, is an ideal young female considering her udder quality, youthfulness, structure and center body dimension.

GE EPD

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dam


Lot 7

Physically, Parker is the largest statured and longest sided yearling bull. We implemented his sire, 4061 to incorporate extra performance, bone and scale, which he has certainly done. Parker is short marked, big testicled, long sided and high performing. His dam, a middle aged Vendetta daughter, has been very productive on her initial trio of calves with another stout son, 181E, selling as lot 16.

dam

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BIG-GULLY 4061 PARKER 181D

HORN ED | LLH 181D | Feb ru a r y 12, 2016 | C 0 3 0 2 3 2 2 1

CRR ABOU TIME 743 WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 WRB ELIZABETH 1009 BW

CE

102 lbs -0.3

BW

5.5

WW

PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R BIG-GULLY 47R GOLD HARLEY 766Y BIG-GULLY HARLAND’S GOLD 166W

YW MILK

65.6 100.5 29.3

TM

62.1

MCE

1.6

SC

0.9

FAT

REA MARB

-0.004 0.69

0.07

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 399 d 1280 lb 0.24 in 13.28 sq in 2.49% 1.08 63.7%

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BIG-GULLY 2011 HOLBROOK 153D H O RN E D | M W F 1 5 3 D | M a rc h 26, 2016

NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET C 88X RIBEYE 2011 H2 LADY 0036 BW

CE

103 lbs 1.9

BW

4.7

WW

57.3

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY 611 GOLD HUNNY 153W BIG-GULLY 1117 ROYAL GOLD 153S

YW MILK

93.3

| C 03024800

31

TM

59.7

MCE

2.2

SC

1.0

FAT

REA MARB

-0.044 0.52

-0.04

SCAN AGE WEIGHT ADJ RIB FAT ADJ RIBEYE ADJ %IMF REA/100LB LMY DATA 356 d 1095 lb 0.11 in 10.54 sq in 1.64% 0.95 64.9%

Docility is readily apparent in the cattle. Cattle are our passion and lone concentration.

Lot 8

An alert, long bodied, dark red son of 2011. Holbrook is sound structured, straight lined and smooth fronted. The true value of his sire, 2011, has been realized through the production of his daughters. They are excellent uddered, milk well and wean heavy calves in relation to their conservative frame. Holbrook’s dam was a big, stout, high-performing Bounty Hunter 611 daughter with a son working for Franklin Cattle Co.

sire

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BIG-GULLY 5001 LEVERAGE 371E HORN ED | LLH 371E | Ja n u a r y 25, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 4 3 7 6

C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET C 092X MILES 5001 ET BF 743 BURLESQUE 092X ET BW

CE

101 lbs 2.9

BW

4.4

WW

57.6

C 88X RIBEYE 2011 BIG-GULLY 2011 TIFFANY 271B BIG-GULLY 611 GOLD BOUNTY 217W

YW MILK

88.7

36.8

TM

65.6

MCE

3.4

SC

1.0

FAT

REA MARB

-0.056 0.58

0.04

With much of this catalogue dedicated to bulls, we wanted to inform you on developments within the cowherd as well. We’ve withdrawn from showing and selling purebred females to bolster our depth and numbers by providing each heifer the opportunity to prove her production value on a first calf. Moreover, we want to keep our females unique, maintain contemporary group size and make our bulls the sole means of accessing the maternal factories behind them. We intend to keep extending our inclusion of polled bulls in breeding scenarios to accommodate more marketing flexibility, including a more prominent group for this sale. This year we again removed 40 females to introduce an exciting group of bred heifers. We believe strongly in maintaining a youthful, productive cowherd that should genetically advance itself rapidly, therefor the average age of females to calve in the winter of 2018 will be 4.36 years. Our few Angus and Angus-influenced females will continue to serve as a quality benchmark, while being utilized as ET recipients or for the production of F1s. The cowherd has reached the point where udder quality, foot structure, muscle, body dimension and docility are correct, but will certainly continue to be advanced. All replacement heifers are synchronized and AI bred, while 70% of the cows are AI bred on natural heats, the majority to our own walking sires. The embryo transfer component of our program continues to propagate offspring from a few select females. Though chances to publicly view the females may be less apparent, we encourage you to stop by any time or attend our Labor Day weekend Appreciation Event to see what we have been working toward!

Lot 9

Leverage is a conservative marked, high performing son of 5001, a sire we are very excited about for his skeletal quality, maternal strength and exceptional pedigree. We think the physical build, genetic profile and females that support him on both sides provides a unique breeding tool. We really like his 2011 mother, whose udder quality, structure and youthfulness mirror our breeding objectives.

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sire


Lot 10

Retribution, a heifer’s first calf, has been one of my favourites in regard to his skeletal quality. He is so level designed, long sided and attractive in the configuration of his hind leg. From a data standpoint, he offers a great deal of breeding versatility, especially considering his 80 lb birthweight. His Stockman-sired dam is a modest framed heifer with a tidy udder.

GE EPD

10

sire

BIG-GULLY 109 RETRIBUTION 281E HORN ED | LLH 281E | Ja n u a r y 26, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 3 9 1 7

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808 BW

80 lbs

CE

2.6

BW

2.3

WW

58.2

C STOCKMAN 2059 ET BIG-GULLY 2059 VENERABLE 181C BIG-GULLY V-9 VENERABLE 181A

YW MILK

88.8

TM

31

60.1

MCE

2.1

SC

0.7

FAT

REA MARB

-0.016 0.45

0.08

11

BIG-GULLY 109 SALVATION 753E

H E T PO LLE D | L L H 7 5 3 E | J a n u a r y 25, 2017 | C 03033916

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808 BW

93 lbs

CE

2.5

BW

3.2

WW

59.4

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY 611 GOLD LADY 753X BIG-GULLY ROYAL GOLD LADY 753R

YW MILK

97

22.4

TM

52.1

MCE

-0.2

SC

0.7

FAT

REA MARB

-0.015 0.55

-0.12

Calves are electronically weighed at birth, weaning and yearling age.

Lot 11

Salvation may be most similar to his sire Catapult in terms of phenotype as any of his brothers. They share the same thick ended, bold ribbed, deep sided look. Salvation has plenty of mass and dimension, yet still remains clean and flexible in his joints with a neat look from the profile. His dam is a highly regarded within our herd for her production record, udder quality and attractive look-having produced two sons for Hillsvale Colony.

GE EPD

dam

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Lot 12

Revenant is a dark red, short marked embryo transfer son of the highly influential Hometown 10Y. This calf is long sided, sound structured, straight lined and attractive in his build. “10Y” is known for transmitting superior rib shape, muscle, balance and superior genetic predictions. Revenant will likely have more extension and scale than many paternal sibs due to the influence of his 611 dam. Her added length, scale and performance complimented this ET mating.

GE EPD

dam

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BIG-GULLY 10Y REVENANT ET 6E HE T POL L ED | LLH 6E | Feb ru a r y 3, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 6 5 0 8

SHF WONDER M326 W18 ET NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S BW

93 lbs

CE

0

BW

4.2

WW

61.4

YW MILK

96

32.5

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY 611 SAUCY 813Y BIG-GULLY 131N UNDENIABLE 813U TM

63.2

MCE

0.2

SC

1.0

FAT

REA MARB

0.006 0.72

0.09

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BIG-GULLY 301 COVENANT ET 9E H O RN E D | L L H 9 E | J a n u a r y 29, 2017 | C 03036510

CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 109 OLD SCHOOL 301 CRR 435 KELLY 178 BW

93 lbs

CE

1.4

BW

3.8

WW

65.2

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 BIG-GULLY KS UNDENIABLE 811U BIG-GULLY MISS PURE GOLD 811P YW MILK

99.5

25.1

TM

57.7

MCE

0.6

SC

0.6

FAT

REA MARB

-0.033 0.76

-0.19

We show cattle as a promotional tool and to gauge our quality relative to all other breeds.

Lot 13

Covenant is another short marked, very long bodied, larger framed embryo transfer son of Old School. He weaned off as the second heaviest calf, behind only his flushmate who we plan to retain. Covenant is short marked, smooth shouldered and flexible at the ground. His dam was a productive 611 daughter with a sound, level, evenly spaced udder and extra length of side.

GE EPD

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dam


Lot 14

Intensity was as big topped and stout pinned a baby calf as any we have had. He has maintained that shape and skeletal width while growing quickly, corresponding with his weaning and yearling predictions. He is short marked and very hairy with a first calf Great Divide mother that possesses a refined, correct udder and physical stoutness.

GE EPD

14

sire

BIG-GULLY 301 INTENSITY 211E HORNED | LLH 211E | Ja n u a r y 27, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 3 9 1 9

CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 109 OLD SCHOOL 301 CRR 435 KELLY 178 BW

91 lbs

CE

-2.0

BW

4.9

WW

WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 BIG-GULLY 102 ROYALE 211C BIG-GULLY 611 ROYALE 211X

YW MILK

68.8 108.5 25.6

TM

60

MCE

-0.2

SC

0.5

FAT

REA MARB

-0.026 0.77

-0.15

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BIG-GULLY 5001 BLACKLIST 966E H O RN E D | L L H 9 6 6 E | J a n u a r y 22, 2017 | C 03034375

C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET C 092X MILES 5001 ET BF 743 BURLESQUE 092X ET BW

83 lbs

CE

2.8

BW

3.5

WW

51.6

SLDK VENDETTA V-9 ET BIG-GULLY V-9 RITA 166C BIG-GULLY PURE GOLD LASS

YW MILK

78.4

32.5

TM

58.3

MCE

2.7

SC

0.7

FAT

REA MARB

-0.031 0.45

0.07

All calves are weaned with “Quiet Wean” nose plugs over a two week period.

Lot 15

Blacklist, another heifer’s first calf, is the second 5001 son in the offering and has always been intriguing factoring his dark red color, mid rib shape and strong first calf mother. Our initial calf crop from 5001 has reinforced the skeletal quality, extension, and depth that we anticipated. We can’t wait for his first daughters to calve in 2019. Blacklist came out at a conservative 83 lb and could likely be utilized on heifers. His mother is a big, long, deep sided Vendetta daughter that appeared to milk well on her initial calf.

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Lot 16

Retaliation has always been one of the two stoutest bull calves in regard to width, top shape and rib curvature. However, he is still attractive in his levelness, body depth and length from the profile. His dam is a Vendetta daughter that’s been consistently productive when mated to separate bulls. This calf would be best utilized on cows initially and should transmit extra power, dark color/ pigment and pay weight to a set of calves.

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BIG-GULLY 109 RETALIATION 181E

HE T POL L ED | LLH 181E | Feb ru a r y 12, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 3 9 2 2

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808 BW

CE

105 lbs 0.1

BW

4.8

WW

64.2

SLDK VENDETTA V-9 ET BIG-GULLY V-9 VENERABLE 181A BIG-GULLY 517U UNDENIABLE 281Y YW MILK

95.8

27.1

TM

59.2

MCE

0.6

SC

0.6

FAT

REA MARB

-0.011 0.42

0.01

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BIG-GULLY 4061 VENGEANCE 785E H O RN E D | L L H 7 8 5 E | J a n u a r y 25, 2017 | C 03033915

BR GOLDEN SPREAD DAN C BAR1 0235 GOLDEN DAN 4061 ET C MS BAILOUT 0235 ET BW

91 lbs

CE

1.0

BW

5.4

WW

BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY 517U BIG-GULLY 517U HARLEY GAL 785Z BIG-GULLY 408 ROYALTY 781W

YW MILK

64.2 106.6 23.5

TM

55.6

MCE

0.9

SC

1.0

FAT

REA MARB

-0.013 0.69

0.02

Cull females are sold in mid-August after pregnancy diagnosis to capitalize on market seasonality.

Lot 17

Vengeance may be an option for anyone interested in a bigger framed, later maturing calf with plenty of bone and performance. He is big topped, wide hipped and conservatively marked. His sire, 4061 is a big, powerful bull that has transmitted the most scale, growth and bone of any used in recent years. His dam is a 517U daughter that is super level, long fronted, larger scaled and ideal in the angle to her shoulder. A full brother was purchased by Noah Olson last year.

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Lot 18

Consider Impulse as a highly maternal, calving ease oriented option for potential use on heifers considering his 75 lb actual birth weight. Even more interesting is the center body dimension and exceptional docility that this calf has always maintained in his development. His dam is one of our best in regards to soundness, udder quality and maternal character, producing a half-brother last year for Ayrey Hereford Farm.

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BIG-GULLY 109 IMPULSE 80E

H E T P O L L E D | LLH 80E | Feb ru a r y 6, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 3 9 2 0

TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808 BW

75 lbs

CE

3.4

BW

0.5

WW

47.1

BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY 517U BIG-GULLY 517U BONITAS 180Z BIG-GULLY 10L DUSTER LASS 180N

YW MILK

71.1

20.5

TM

44.1

MCE

1.2

SC

0.7

FAT

REA MARB

-0.013 0.34

-0.03

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BIG-GULLY 2011 ON POINT 200E H O RN E D | L L H 2 0 0 E | Fe br u a r y 7, 2017 | C 03033921

NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET C 88X RIBEYE 2011 C HARLAND TOO ET BW

98 lbs

CE

0.0

BW

3.2

WW

55.9

GOLDEN-OAK OUTCROSS 18U C MS OUTCROSS 0200 ET C 8403 MS ACHB 96044

YW MILK

89.2

29.6

TM

57.6

MCE

2.6

SC

1.3

FAT

REA MARB

0.009 0.44

0.26

All heifers are synchronized with CIDRs on a fixed-time AI protocol for Day 1 of the breeding season.

Lot 19

On Point is a bold ribbed, deep sided, big testicled, attractively designed calf that is red eyed and built sound at the ground. Being out of 2011 and one of only two purchased females in the herd, we feel he has exciting maternal potential considering a full sister is now a mature, productive cow that possesses one of our elite udders. Consider also the strong genetic profile including milk, maternal calving ease and marbling.

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Lot 20

Conspiracy is a conservative framed calving ease option with a 75 lb birth weight. He is level designed, muscular and bold through his center body, plus hairy and short marked. His sire Old School was used AI on a group of heifers and the calves were light and born easily, while maintaining shape, hair and quality in their development. Conspiracy’s first calf mother is a powerful, bold ribbed, deep sided female.

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BIG-GULLY 301 CONSPIRACY 866E HORN ED | LLH 866E | Ja n u a r y 19, 2017 | C 0 3 0 3 4 1 1 6

CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 CRR 109 OLD SCHOOL 301 CRR 435 KELLY 178 BW

75 lbs

CE

3.6

BW

1.6

WW

57

WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 BIG-GULLY 102 SHANNON 66C BIG-GULLY K GOLD DOMINETTE 66Y YW MILK

87.6

20.6

TM

49.1

MCE

1.2

SC

0.5

FAT

REA MARB

-0.031 0.63

-0.06

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BIG-GULLY 12C DIVERSIFIED 980E

H E T P O L L E D | L L H 9 8 0 E | Fe br u a r y 26, 2017 | C 03033925

BOYD BANKER 0015 ET REMITALL-W 50 SHADES ET 12C REMITALL MARVEL 78T BW

90 lbs

CE

-4.6

BW

5.6

WW

67.6

WLB BULL 90X 6Z BIG-GULLY 6Z EXCLUSIVE 380C BIG-GULLY 611 DUSTY LADY

YW MILK

101

24.7

TM

58.5

MCE

1.4

SC

0.9

FAT

REA MARB

0.003 0.68

0.03

Approximately 20% of our females are culled each year. At calving, our females will average 4.36 years of age.

Lot 21

Diversified is the lone 50 Shades bull calf this year and as the youngest sale bull, he has grown rapidly, especially from a first calf heifer. We like his length of body, extra scale, smooth shoulder and attractive build. We are excited to see the 50 Shades cattle develop, particularly maternally due to the udder quality, structural integrity and performance that stems from the pedigree.

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C02983462 S7R R294 FAMOUS 701A HORNED

C03025097 CRR 109 WALK OFF 549 HET.POLLED

CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

KCF BENNETT 9126J R294 X S7R SHE’S A CUTIE 702Y

5

0.2

53.8 92.8

28.1

55

3.4

SC

CRR 719 CATAPULT 109 X CRR 734 ECLIPSE 909

FAT REA MARB

1.5 -0.013 0.36 0.41

3.7

Famous was acquired from the DeCorby family of Section 7 Ranch to pass on a specific set of strengths including calving ease, growth spread, scrotal, marbling and extra pigment. We have a group of later born progeny that have validated these characteristics and will be exciting to see develop. Famous was mated AI to many heifers and will have a large group of offspring arrive this winter. Please be sure to track his influence in our 2018 sale.

1.5

62.9 97.4

24.6

56.1

-0.4

SC

FAT REA MARB

1.1

0.003 0.47 0.01

We privately purchased Walk Off from Coyote Ridge Ranch at NWSS. We were impressed with his sire Catapult and were pleased to find a son that was long sided, muscular, sound structured and pigmented. Walk Off ’s dam is a larger framed, skeletally extended female that has proven to be a “Dam of Distinction” in the American registry. His first group of calves, mostly heifers, were born light and easily, yet have developed significant mass and quality.

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C03015996 DAYS ROBIN HOOD H38 POLLED C03008440 GHC CHECKPOINT 60C POLLED C03008923 BIG-GULLY 102 HURLEY 271C HORNED

ALLENDALE WATERHOUSE D1 X ALLENDALE FANCY U5 JJPH 83T BENCHMARK 127Y X HAROLDSON’S JVJ SARAH WCC/CC GREAT DIVIDE 102 X BIG-GULLY 611 GOLD BOUNTY

CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

-5.8 7.8

66 103.4 13.1

46.1

-2

SC

FAT REA MARB CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

0.8 -0.012 0.43 -0.01 -1.4 4.8

H38 was one of our favourite bulls on our 2015 tour to Australia, and we wanted to introduce his polled genetics to this herd. We thought his frame, muscle, structural integrity and balance would transition very well to Canada and our herd. A group of his daughters have inherited these characteristics and will be interesting to put into production.

63.9 101.3 23.3

55.3

0.4

SC

FAT REA MARB CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

1.1 -0.056 0.72 -0.08

Checkpoint was purchased privately from Crittenden Bros. as a homozygous polled option with power, performance and maternal strength. His dam is young, productive cow that has entered their donor program. Our first Checkpoint calves are big hipped, level designed and conservative marked, with a larger sample arriving this winter.

C03001532 WLB MR. CANADA 10Z 15B POLLED C03032875 C 95T MILES MCKEE 6060 HET.POLLED WLB WINCHESTER ANSER 10Z X REMITALL GRAVES JUNO CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

0.3

4.1

62.6 105.6 21.5

52.8

2.3

SC

C MILES MCKEE 2103 ET X C 95T LADY TRUST 4212 ET

FAT REA MARB CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

0.9 -0.021 0.50 -0.03

Mr. Canada was the high seller in the WLB Herefords Dispersal sale and fortunately we acquired the Canadian semen that had been collected. We really think his pigment, center body dimension, foot structure and muscle are right for the times. Just as importantly, his mature dam has been consistently productive and possessed an impressive udder design as an aged cow.

3.4

1.8

48.4 80.1

42.6

66.8

4.9

SC

-2

4.9

55.3

87

22.2

49.9

-0.1

6060 was purchased from Colyer Herefords this spring as a maternally-driven sire with pigmentation, length and a strong genetic profile. His dam is a beautiful uddered first calf heifer that has entered their donor program. 6060 is our second Miles Mckee son and should transmit calving ease, milking ability, carcass merit and udder quality.

0.6

FAT REA MARB

0.002 0.46 -0.11

Hurley is home-raised out of one of the elite producing cows in the herd. He was Reserve Champion Bull at Agribition as a calf and yearling. His structural integrity, center body dimension, hair, docility and balance have made him a useful tool on our Angus influenced females. The first group of calves inherited the rib shape, skeleton, muscle and hair we hoped for. C03037387 GHC IMPACT 27E HORNED

KCF BENNETT IMPACT B451 X GHC MISS GOVERNESS 17C

FAT REA MARB CE BW WW YW MILK TM MCE

1.2 -0.042 0.54 0.23

SC

2.7

3.5

59.8 96.5

24.1

54

2.7

SC

1.5

FAT REA MARB

0.053 0.51 0.34

We recently purchased Impact from Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords. A horned calf from a polled pedigree of productive and genetically progressive cattle, we are excited about his muscle shape, center body dimension, balance and pigment. Moreover, his mother is an exceptional uddered first-calf heifer. His genetic profile is complimentary and versatile, with marbling potential being a particular asset.

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Online Bidding

SALE START The sale will begin at 5:00 p.m. MST on December 14. Videos of the sale lots can be viewed at www.biggullyfarm.com. HOW TO PARTICIPATE In order to participate in the auction online you will need to pre-register and obtain a buyer number. Go to the LiveAuctions. tv website, www.liveauctions.tv, and select Big Gully Farm Bull Sale (you may need to create a user name and password if this is your first time). After logging in select the link that says, “register for a buyer number.” This form requires you to fill out your bank’s name, city, state, phone number and a contact. You may register to bid after bidding has opened but please remember that authorization to bid is not instantaneous. HOW THE AUCTION WORKS Once you have a username and have received a buyer number then you are ready to bid. You will see a screen that is unique to your user ID. There will be a list containing the sale lots. If you click on a lot, the video clip or photo will be displayed to the right. The next bid, current price, proxy bid, and manual bid buttons will be displayed below the video area. This page will react to your bids by stating, “you are in” or “you are out.” No one else will be able to see your bid – that data is not accessible to the public. Each time you login, the auction screen will display your personal bidding information. Your auction screen is unique and private displaying your activity to only you. Remember that you must have the lot that you are bidding on selected. This is where it tells you if you are in or out. It is here where you can also see your proxy (automatic) bid settings as applicable.

WHAT IS A PROXY BID? With a proxy bid you can enter your maximum bid and then sit back and watch. When you enter a proxy bid amount the LiveAuctions system automatically bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid. If the lot closes out for less than your maximum, that’s all you’ll have to pay. This means that you don’t have to keep coming back to re-bid every time another bid is placed. This makes it more convenient and less time consuming. It can also greatly assists those breeders that can’t be near a computer or are busy with other duties at the time of the final bidding. Your maximum amount is kept confidential from other bidders and the seller. Even though you can see this amount on your screen, no one else can. The LiveAuctions system compares your bid to those of the other registered bidders and the system automatically places bids on your behalf, using only as much of your bid as is necessary to maintain your high bid position. The system will bid only up to your maximum amount as necessary to maintain you as the high bidder. If another bidder has a higher maximum, you’ll be outbid and the system will tell you that “YOU’RE OUT.” But, if no other bidder has a higher maximum you win the final bid. QUESTIONS/ASSISTANCE If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact: Shari Leachman, 306-903-7289

LEARNING AWARD WINNERS These two young cattle enthusiasts embody the characteristics that were important to Buddy throughout his life, and we are proud to support their endeavours in the industry.

Jessy Milne-Smith, 613-229-1073

Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT: The terms of the sale are cash or cheque, payable at par. The right of property shall not pass until settlement is made. All settlements must be made with clerks of the sale before cattle will be released. Payment terms can be arranged if you discuss them with Lance prior to the sale. BIDS & DISPUTES: Every animal in the video sale will be sold to the highest bidder. In case of disputes, bidding will be re-opened 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. Animals will be cared for at the purchaser’s risk for a reasonable length of time. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Each animal will carry papers issued by the Canadian Hereford Association. A certificate of registry duly transferred will be furnished to the buyer for each animal immediately after payment has been made. LIABILITY: Although every precaution will be taken to protect the safety and comfort of buyers, the auctioneer or owners assume no responsibility in this matter and disclaim any liability, legal or otherwise, in the event of an accident or loss of property. INSURANCE: We strongly recommend, but do not require that insurance is purchased for full value on each animal sold. Several insurance providers can be suggested if

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the buyer chooses this option. US FUNDS & EXPORT: Current exchange rates will be announced sale day. Big Gully Farm will do all the health testing and export papers required for shipment. We will deliver the cattle across the border and assist in further shipping arrangements from there. Cost is the responsibility of the buyer from that point on. 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. HEALTH: All animals in the sale have met all necessary health requirements. Calves are given Multimin 90, Somnustar PH and Inforce 3 at birth. Calves receive Ivermectin, Bovi-Shield Gold FP5 and Tasvax 8 at pasture turnout. Calves receive Multimin 90, Ivermectin and BoviShield Gold FP5 two weeks prior to weaning. Heifers and cows are treated with Bovi-Shield Gold FP5 and Tasvax 8 one month prior to breeding. Heifers receive ScourGuard 4 KC six weeks before calving and cows/heifers receive ScourGuard 4 KC three weeks before calving. Ivermectin is administered to all cattle twice per year. ABSENTEE BIDS: Bidders unable to attend the sale may phone their bids and instructions to the auctioneer, ringman or special representatives. Bids must be received in sufficient time prior to the sale.

Dana Kerner WEISER, IDAHO

Brad MacIntyre LUCKNOW, ONTARIO


Successful applicants will possess: • • • • • •

This award has been organized in memory of

Buddy Leachman of Big Gully Farm to recognize and reward young people who invoke the values, character and strengths he possessed. Some of Buddy’s fondest moments involved hearing about or watching young people raise and/or exhibit livestock by recognizing the skill, compassion and character they displayed in doing so. Two awards in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded annually to one young man and one young woman. This award will recognize promising youth who may not favor school or post-secondary education, yet have a strong affinity for beef cattle education and the advancement of their skills related to a future in that professional field.

For more information or clarification regarding the award, please contact Lance at 306-903-7299 Submission of applications will close Dec. 15, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified. All other details regarding submission, selection and awarding procedures will be at the discretion of the selection committee and Leachman family. Send applications in Word doc or PDF format by e-mail to: biggullyfarm@gmail.com

Exceptional WO R K E T H I C PA S S I O N for the cattle industry H O N E S T Y and I N D EP EN D EN T T H I N K I N G W I LLI N G N E S S to listen and take initiative Clear details of and directions toward F U T U R E G OA L S Sense of H U M O R and EN J O Y M EN T O F LI F E

This award will not be related to scholastic achievement or academic standing, nor can it be applied toward post-secondary tuition, books, lodging, etc. The value of each award may be utilized to offset expenses incurred by each recipient while initiating a beef cattle-related experience that will instill life-long skills and knowledge. Once the experience has been finalized, the award will be released to each of the two recipients and must be utilized within the calendar year following reception of the award. These experiences could include, but are not limited to: 1) Participation or attendance at a beef cattle event (exhibition, show, conference, convention, etc.) 2) Participation in a clinic, camp or workshop (judging, fitting, showmanship, nutrition, etc.) 3) Participation in extra-curricular course (artificial insemination, embryo transfer, auctioneer, etc.) 4) Opportunity to visit and learn from a respected person or potential mentor who is agreeable.

Eligibility requirements for consideration of this award include: 1) Young beef cattle enthusiasts aged 16-25 on Jan. 1 of the calendar year. 2) A 1-2 page paper (with contact details) describing: • The experience they wish to initiate • The likely timeline of experience • Estimated expenses related to experience • Their long term plans or goals for involvement with beef cattle • The perceived benefit the experience will offer toward those future plans/goals 3) The names and phone numbers of two character references From applications received, the selection committee will review all submissions and possibly contact references before completing a short list. At that point, personal telephone interviews will be conducted with the short list finalists before coming to a conclusion and choosing two recipients. At the conclusion of their learning initiative, each successful applicant will be expected to share the knowledge and skills gained with the Leachman family through a personal visit or via a phone conversation.

S ELE C T I O N CO M M I T T EE : STEPHEN MYER, GREG PUGH, JACKIE PAYNE, CHRISTIE GABEL, KURTIS REID


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Big Gully Bull Sale 2017