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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Viewing available at 11:00 a.m. Lunch at noon Sale at 1:00 p.m. Five miles north of Ekalaka, MT on Hwy. 7 then 3/4 miles west

Greetings and thanks for taking time to look over this year’s offerings. To update you on what we’ve been up to, Mom is working as a receptionist at the school and Dad is still doing some vet work. They both pitch in with helping us any time we ask. Tori is a sophomore this year and is very busy with basketball, volleyball, FFA, and keeping straight A’s. Turner is in the 7th grade. He is quarterback of the football team and plays point on the basketball team. His team had a good year and I believe they are undefeated in both sports. Tucker is in the 6th grade. He loves sports and plays football, basketball, and has plans to be a saddle bronc rider. All of the kids are proving to be good hands on horseback, tractor, or where needed. There is no way that Michelle and I could do this without the family pitching in, especially in the summer with running the entire 600 head cow herd through an AI program while trying to get a little hay up. Michelle and I stay busy running the ranch together, following the kids in sports, 4H, FFA and stock contracting a few rodeos with our bucking horses. This last year has been stressful on our industry due to lack of feed, and abundance of snow with wind, and a recessed cattle market. On the bright side, as I write this, the cattle market and the temperatures are both climbing. Plus, we have had three days of fog and that just translates into warm rain showers toward the end of April. (Nothing like a little optimism in from of a sales pitch.) I know it sounds like déjà vu, but I truly believe this is the best set of bulls we have ever offered. Fortunately, if your program is headed the right direction, that’s how it should be. There are 54 bulls in the sale this year and they are the cream of the 250 head male calf crop. Correct structure, performance, calving ease, docility and most important, raised by a good fault free cow. These are all of the criteria used in this selection. The average birth weight on the bulls is 86 lbs and the group weaned off at 735 lbs on October 20th with no creep. Again this year, Brad Mackaben had four purebred Angus bulls in the sale (lots 44,45,57 and 58). If you have any questions or would like to stop by and look at our cattle, please call Mac at (406) 975-6288, Michelle at (406) 975-6289 or Brad at (605) 484-7286. Thanks, The Tookes Sale Format Bulls will be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder by John Henry Beardsley with help calling from Les Kreitel and Curt Westland.

Delivery We will deliver the bulls around May 1st. If you would like your bull branded when we test, put description and location on the buyer agreement.

Health The bulls had Vision 7 Somnus, Express 5 PHM, Multimin and poured at weaning. On January 10th they were given another dose of Vision 7 Somnus, Express 5 PHM and Susogard and then poured. They will have Vira Shield 6 + VL5 when semen tested the end of April.

Feed The bulls are on pellets and free choice sedan grass. Flax lick tubs are also available. They are fed to go to work, not the freezer.

Volume Discount When purchasing more than two bulls, the discount is 3% on 3 bulls, and up to 10% on 10 head.

Guarantee If your bull fails the semen test or gets hurt before delivery, the buyer will have a choice of a refund, another bull, or credit. Bulls are guaranteed against any injury that would keep them from servicing cows for the first breeding season. If a problem occurs, contact Alkali Inc. immediately and a suitable replacement will be furnished or credit minus any salvage will be given toward next year’s sale. The buyer may choose the options. This guarantee does not cover death of the animal. All claims must be submitted by September 1, 2017. Guarantee is null and void if injury / death is sustained due to negligence under the care of new owner.


Reference Sires

Lot # 57 MCM 012X

ULTRA DREAM CATCHER 97U

Tag # 611

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/23

98

668

34

795/2.2

A

3/10

64

634

34

745/1.9

A

MGS: DT

Color: Black

We purchased 012X out at the Iowa Beef Connection Sale in 2011. This was the same scale that the MCM Top Grade 018X was in. These two bulls are very closely related. Genex bought 018X bull and they are selling a lot of semen, but I still think we got the better bull.

This is an MCM 012X daughter that we raised and sold to Yoder and Horsley.

Simmental Percentage: Purebred Ultra Dream Catcher is a purebred bull that is owned by Phil Yoder and Horsley Bros out of Iowa and Illinois. Ultra Dream Catcher originally came from Canada. After sampling him for a couple years, we used him heavily in 2016. “Big Poppa” stamps his offspring with long bodies, excellent dispositions, and good feet and legs. It says something about a conformation when he is nine years old and still naturally servicing cows. Most bulls with this much power do not have a lot of calving ease, but they come easy and grow like weeds. Yoder has had success using him on first calf heifers. Ultra Dream Catcher’s steer calves crush the scales and his daughters are becoming very sought after with five of them going to Iowa this fall , averaging $8,000. Lots of closely related bulls in the sale are out of this 1 great sire, so help yourself.

Tag # P1

DOB

Sire: NAS

Simmental Percentage: 3/4 Blood

Lot # 58

Sire: HD

MGS: CI

Color: Black


Reference Sires

Lot # 53

Tag # A326

Lot # 54

Tag # B438

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT ADG

% SIM

4/8

88

706

38

890/2.3

1/2

3/7

83

640

39

890/3.1

1/8

Sire: MERIT

MGS: DASH

Sire: TEN X

Color: Black

SPRUCE HILL MERIT 269

DEGRAND TEN X

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Angus

Lot # 55

Tag # 64

Lot # 56

Tag # B416

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/13

82

622

39

815/3.3

A

3/8

78

660

35

810/1.9

1/8

Sire: LL

MGS: TOM

Color: Black

Sire: Ten X

We were contending bidder on Merit at Spruce HIlls sale in 2013. Dave Lensegrac bought him for $12,000. So plan B was buying some semen from Dave. We like his calves.

We bought Ten X out of Degrands 2014 sale to use on first calf heifers. The calves came easy and seemed to grow good with added capacity.

MGS: WINDY 078

Color: Black

One of SP Merit’s sons.


Reference Sires SAF FOCUS OF ER MYTTY IN FOCUS LIMELIGHT MYTTY COUNTESS 906 GAR PREDESTINED WHS PREDESTINED LAS 77T WHS 8180 LASS 14K

SAF CONNECTION SYDNEY CC AND 7 SYDGEN FOREVER LADY HOOVER DAM TC GRIDIRON ERIC OF ELLSTON C124 ERICA OF ELLSTON V65 8

0.3

50

1.8

97

70

127

Lot # 49

Tag # B414

Lot # 50

Tag # Y192

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/9

78

695

38

920/2.8

1/8

3/22

82

735

37

915/2.3

5/8

Sire: TEN X

MGS: WINDY 078

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

MGS: NATURAL

Color: Black Baldy

CONNEALY REFLECTION CONNEALY IMPRESSION PEARL PAMMY OF CONAGA 6114 WILKS IMPRESSION MYTTY IN FOCUS MINFO 878 BURGESS 92 N D 878 BURGESS 133 3

2.5

59

98

Lot # 51

Tag # B461

Lot # 52

T ag # B497

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/7

70

650

40

900/3.1

1/4

3/9

68

630

38

895/3.3

1/8

Sire: TEN X

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Sire: TEN X

MGS: WINDY 078

Color: Black


Lot # 45

Tag # Y1016

Lot # 46

Tag # U820

Lot # 1

Tag # U878

Lot # 2

Tag # U856

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/20

88

685

40

935/3.1

5/8

3/27

88

670

37

920/3.1

5/8

4/3

95

820

36

1110/3.6

5/8

3/28

86

775

37

1090/3.9

5/8

Sire: UDC

MGS: SURE SHOT

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Lot # 47

MGS: NATURAL

Sire: UDC

Color: Red

Tag # W915

Lot # 48

MGS: POSITIVE POWER

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Tag # U80

Lot # 3

MGS: POSITIVE POWER Color: Black

Tag # Y199

Lot # 4

Tag # T746

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

4/1

88

715

37

920/2.6

3/4

3/24

80

680

35

920/3.0

5/8

3/21

89

850

36

1080/2.9

3/4

3/19

87

795

41

1080/3.6

3/4

Sire: UDC

MGS: A187

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: NATURAL

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: XCALIBER

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: BAR-EXT

Color: Black Baldy


Lot # 5

Tag # W923

Lot # 6

Tag # A393

Lot # 41

Tag # Z265

Lot # 42

Tag # B451

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/21

84

795

38

1070/3.4

5/8

3/28

80

790

37

1065/3.4

3/4

4/13

80

695

34

945/3.1

3/4

3/12

87

720

37

940/2.8

1/4

Sire: UDC

MGS: BAR-EXT

Sire: UDC

Color: Black Baldy

Lot # 7

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Sire: MCM

Color: Black Baldy

Tag # W949

Lot # 8

MGS: 012X

Sire: TEN X

Color: Black

Tag # T766

Lot # 43

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Tag # B404

Lot # 44

Tag # 616

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

4/3

98

770

37

1065/3.6

3/4

4/3

102

795

40

1055/3.3

3/4

3/9

89

690

35

940/3.1

3/8

4/4

86

712

38

935/3.8

A

Sire: UDC

MGS: A187

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: A187

Color: Black

Sire: TEN X

MGS: HP LOOKOUT Color: Black

Sire: WI

MGS: ENF

Color: Black


Lot # 37

Tag # X032

Lot # 38

Tag # S667

Lot # 9

Tag # Z262

Lot # 10

Tag # W929

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/22

90

685

33

955/3.4

5/8

3/29

82

700

36

955/3.2

3/4

3/29

87

785

36

1050/3.3

3/4

3/25

82

750

40

1050/4.0

3/4

Sire: UDC

MGS: NATURAL

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Lot # 39

MGS: ACE

Sire: MCM

Color: Red Baldy

Tag # U893

Lot # 40

MGS: 012X

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Tag # B436

Lot # 11

MGS: BAR-EXT

Color: Black

Tag # W908

Lot # 12

Tag # X074

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/27

85

695

35

955/3.3

5/8

4/17

92

680

36

950/3.4

1/4

3/27

102

780

38

1040/3.3

3/4

4/4

86

710

36

1035/4.1

5/8

Sire: UDC

MGS: NATURAL

Color: Black

Sire: TEN X

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Color: Black Baldy

Sire: UDC

MGS: VERMILLION FRANKLIN Color: Black


Lot # 13

Tag # B466

Lot # 14

Tag # W965

Lot # 33

Tag # Y1020

Lot # 34

Tag # B455

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/6

90

745

34

1035/3.6

1/4

3/25

84

795

38

1070/3.4

3/4

4/2

89

740

37

970/2.9

5/8

3/9

89

685

35

967/3.5

1/8

Sire: TEN X

MGS: WINDY 078

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Lot # 15

MGS: BAR-EXT

Sire: UDC

Color: Black Baldy

Tag # W918

Lot # 16

MGS: SURE SHOT

Sire: TEN X

Color: Black Baldy

Tag # Y169

Lot # 35

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Tag # X054

Lot # 36

Tag # U865

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

4/18

108

765

40

1030/3.3

3/4

3/23

90

740

35

1020/3.9

3/4

3/27

84

680

35

960/3.5

3/4

3/19

89

700

39

955/3.2

5/8

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Color: Black Baldy

Sire: UDC

MGS: XCALIBER

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Color: Black Baldy

Sire: UDC

MGS: NATURAL

Color: Black Baldy


Lot # 29

Tag # W944

Lot # 30

Tag # X044

Lot # 17

Tag # Z263

Lot # 18

Tag # Z266

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/31

82

725

37

980/3.2

3/4

3/29

82

733

39

980/3.0

5/8

3/21

83

730

36

1020/3.6

5/8

3/27

89

750

37

1015/3.3

PB

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Sire: UDC

Color: Black Baldy

Lot # 31

MGS: NATURAL

Sire: UDC

Color: Black

Tag # B442

Lot # 32

MGS: REALLY WINDY 4097

Sire: MCM

Color: Black Baldy

Tag # Z214

Lot # 19

MGS: 012X

Color: Black

Tag # Z248

Lot # 20

Tag # W903

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/11

83

695

38

970/3.4

1/4

4/7

75

690

3/4

970/3.5

3/4

3/29

87

750

37

1014/3.3

3/4

3/17

82

715

36

1005/3.6

3/4

Sire: TEN X

MGS: MERIT

Color: Black

Sire: MCM

MGS: 012X

Color: Black Baldy

Sire: MCM

MGS: 012X

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS

Color: Black Baldy


Lot # 21

Tag # Z211

Lot # 22

Tag # Z277

Lot # 25

Tag # U890

Lot # 26

Tag # Z274

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

4/18

95

745

39

1005/3.2

3/4

3/27

88

685

34

1005/4.0

3/4

3/28

89

720

37

1000/3.5

5/8

3/30

82

700

38

1000/3.8

3/4

Sire: MCM

MGS: 012X

Sire: MCM

Color: Black

Lot # 23

MGS: 012X

Sire: UDC

Color: Black Baldy

Tag # X048

MGS: NATURAL

Sire: MCM

Color: Black Baldy

Lot # 24

Tag # Z240

Lot # 27

MGS: 012X

Color: Black w/ Scurs

Tag # Z250

Lot # 28

Tag # S612

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

DOB

BWT

WN WT

SCRT

1/10/17 WT / ADG

% SIM

3/25

90

725

40

1000/3.4

3/4

3/21

102

740

40

1000/3.3

3/4

3/25

87

730

39

1000/3.4

3/4

3/20

87

750

38

985/2.9

3/4

Sire: UDC

MGS: DUAL FOCUS Color: Black

Sire: MCM

MGS: 012X

Color: Black w/ Scurs

Sire: UDC

MGS: WISDOM

Color: Black

Sire: UDC

MGS: W935

Color: Black


Alkali INC // Annual Bull Sale 2017  

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 // Ekalaka, Montana Viewing at 11am // Lunch at Noon // Sale at 1pm Five miles north of Ekalaka, MT on HWY 7 th...