The 2009-10 Midland Bull Test is coming to a close and the sales are approaching quickly, being on April 7th, 8th, and 9th. The top 70 to 80% of each breed will be selling at the Midland Bull Test Sale facilities. We are very excited about the set of bulls selling this year with high quality are numerous herd bull prospects selling in each and every breed represented. There are video clips of each sale bull on our website, www.midlandbulltest.com, available for your viewing. The sales will also be broadcast live over Frontier Stockyards. This news release is highlighting the RFI test results on the second group of bulls that went through the trial this year. The results have been exciting to say the least.
The top 70% of the Angus bulls will sell on April 9th and there is a very strong set of bulls available for your viewing this year. Leading the way for the Second Angus Group with an impressive RFI value of -8.1 is Lot 540, consigned by Rockin D Ranch of Junction City, OR. Lot 540 is a son of Rito 4612 of Rita 8G23 1I2 that posts EPDs of BW 2.9 WW 45 M 28 YW 82. Taking second place with a very impressive RFI of -6.6 coupled with a FCR (feed conversion ratio) of 4.4 is Lot 418, a son of Mytty In Focus consigned by WPR Angus Division of Sheridan, WY. Lot 418 posts EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 47 M 20 YW 83 and had an actual birth weight of 80 lbs. Third place with a RFI of -4.5 goes to Lot 488, a son of Basin Payweight 107S consigned by Sunny Okanogan Angus of Omak, WA. Lot 488 posted an actual birth weight of 74 lbs along with EPDs of BW 1.4 WW 64 M 28 YW 110. In fourth place with a RFI of -3.72 goes to Lot 514, a son of SAV Net Worth 4200 consigned by Drysdale Farms, Inc., of Wabasha, MN. Lot 514 posts EPDs of BW 4.6 WW 40 M 24 YW 87 along with an actual birth weight of 84 lbs. Fifth place with a RFI of -3.68 goes to Ray Sikes of Pritchett, CO with Lot 583, a son of Leachman Right Time that posted EPDs of BW 2.3 WW 43 M 20 YW 83. Taking sixth place with a RFI of -3.65 is Lot 44, a son of Brussett Mayor 59 consigned by Brussett Angus of Jordan, MT. This bull posts a BW of 3.0 WW 38 M 25 YW 71 along with an actual birth weight of 85 lbs. A RFI value of -3.49 is good for seventh place and it is taken by Lot 434, a Connealy Packer 547 son consigned by Willekes Angus of Choteau, MT. Lot 434 has EPDs of BW 1.0 WW 57 M 17 YW 100 along with an actual weaning weight of 920lbs. Eighth place goes to Lot 489, another son of Basin Payweight 107S consigned by Sunny Okanagan Angus of Omak, WA. Lot 489 posted a RFI of -3.38 coupled with EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 63 M 27 YW 104 along with an actual weaning weight of 790 lbs. A RFI of -3.33 takes ninth place for Lot 394, consigned by Holly Hill Farms of Bowling Green, VA. Lot 394 is a son of Holly Hill Max Rito 70902083 that has EPDs of BW 2.4 WW 55 M 23 YW 82. Rounding out the top 10 Angus sale bulls in the RFI division group 2 is Lot 367 whom posted a RFI of -2.99 and is a son of Vermilion Danny Boy T436 that has EPDs of BW 2.9 WW 50 M 14 YW 86 and is consigned by Clay Creek Angus of Greybull, WY.
The Salers bulls are very strong and deep in quality this year and the top 75% will be sold this year on April 7th. We have a large offering of polled, black Salers. Setting the bar high with a RFI of -5.49 is Lot 1086, a homozygous black, polled son of MAC Topeka 159T consigned by Ahtanum Valley Salers of Yakima, WA. Lot 1086 posts EPDs of BW 2.1 WW 44 M 21 YW 82 and had an actual birth weight of 78 lbs. Following in second place is Lot 1131, a black polled son of NJF Top Level 41T from Elm Creek Ranch that posted a RFI of -4.48. Lot 1131 possesses EPDs of BW -0.2, WW 35 M 21 YW 75 and has an actual birth weight of 80 lbs. Taking third place with a RFI of -4.35 along with an impressive feed conversion of 4.86 is Lot 1189, a homozygous black homozygous polled son of LYZS Cummings 5N consigned by Fox Grape Farms of Pincy River, VA. Lot 1189 has an EPD profile as following BW 3.1 WW 50 M 20 YW 93. A son of FFS Proud General 284P posted a RFI of -3.53 for fourth place and is consigned by Bear Ranch LLC of Somerset, CO. Lot 1070 is a black bull that posts EPDs of BW -0.5 WW 34 M 27 YW 63 and had an actual weaning weight of 818 lbs. Rounding out the top 5 Salers bulls in the RFI category is Lot 1113 with a RFI of -2.72, a son of NJF Top Level 41T, consigned by Justin Dikoff of Faulkton, SD. Lot 1113 is a black purebred bull that has an EPD profile of BW 0.9 WW 38 M 15 YW 74.
The Simmentals have a very strong set of bulls this year that will put the pounds on the calves at weaning time. They are all black, mostly polled and mostly half blood Simmentals that have a lot to offer. The top 80% will sell on April 7th. Taking the lead with a RFI of -2.89 is Lot 1366, a black polled son of Koupals B&B Balancer 4017 that has EPDs of BW -0.4 WW 41 M 9.7 YW 80.7 and is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. Another Elm Creek consignment took second place with an RFI of -2.54 and is another black polled son of Koupals B&B Balancer 4017, Lot 1365 has EPDs of BW -1 WW 31.5 M 11.9 YW 64. Taking third place with a RFI of -1.69 is Lot 1359, a black polled son of TNT Knock Out R206 consigned by Blue Hill Ranch of Carson, ND. Lot 1359 posts EPDs of BW -0.2 WW 29.1 M 7 YW 55.7 and had an actual weaning weight of 790 lbs. Rounding out the top 4 bulls in the Simmental breed is Lot 1353, another Blue Hill consignment. Lot 1353 is a son of KBSR Easy Money R3 that has a RFI of -1.23 and EPDs of BW 0.8 WW 34.1 M 6.9 YW 56.3 along with an actual weaning weight of 800 lbs.
We are excited to have Herefords back here at Midland and there is a strong set even though we don’t have a lot to select from. They are mostly polled with a handful of horned bulls with great pigmentation. These bulls will sell on April 8th. Taking the lead with a RFI of -2.7 is Lot 1278, a horned son of GH Neon 17N consigned by Malson Angus Ranch of Parma, ID. Lot 1278 has EPDs of BW 4.3 WW 63, M 17, YW 107 along with an impressive weaning weight of 836 lbs. Second place with a RFI of -1.46 goes to Lot 1277, another horned son of GH Neon 17N, also consigned by Malson Angus Ranch. Lot 1277 has an impressive weaning weight of 832 lbs and is a flush brother to Lot 1278.
The Murray Greys have are represented by a strong set of deep bodied, moderate framed, thick made bulls. They will also sell on April 8th at the Midland Bull Test sale facilities. Paving the way for the lead with a RFI of -1.31 is Lot 1273, a son of Eagles Run Hillbilly 341 consigned by Bull Schmitt Cattle Co. of Ririe, ID. Lot 1273 is a black bull with EPDs of BW 0 WW 9 M 0 YW 16 and he had an actual birth weight of 68 lbs. Second place with a RFI of -0.72 goes to Lot 1263, a purebred silver son of Willowcreek Jumbolaya 19E that has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 20 M 1 YW 28 and is consigned by H Diamond Cattle Co of Roberts, ID.
The South Devons will sell on April 8th and we have a good set of red and black polled bulls selling this year. Setting the mark high with a RFI of -2.28 is Lot 1305, a red polled fullblood son of DLCC Sure Enuf consigned by DarLynn Cattle Co of Pierz, MN. Lot 1305 has an actual birth weight of 84 lbs along with EPDs of BW 2.1 WW 43 M 17 YW 80 and had a tremendous feed conversion rate of 5.32. Taking second place with a RFI of -1.85 is Lot 1300, a son of SBCC Riders Dream 3125, consigned by X-E South Devon Ranch of Moses Lake, WA. Lot 1300 has an adjusted 205 weight of 827 lbs as well as EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 55 M 22 YW 99. Taking third place with a RFI of -0.87 is Lot 1312, a homozygous black, polled son of DLCC Stamina 138R consigned by MJB Ranch of Lodge Grass, MT. Lot 1312 posted an impressive ribeye ratio of 136 and an IMF ratio of 144 along with EPDs of BW 5.5 WW 67 M 34 YW 116.
The Charolais bulls will sell on April 7th following the Salers sale. They are led by Lot 1254, a polled son of MT Impressive 429P that has a RFI of -1.07 along with EPDs of BW 3.5 WW 36 M 15 YW 68. Lot 1254 posted a weaning weight of 812 lbs and is consigned by DMC Charolais of Bastian, VA. Taking second place with a RFI of -0.94 is Lot 1260, a polled son of Cooley Russell 1410 R9 consigned by Desco Charolais Farm of Greencastle, PA. Lot 1260 has an actual birth weight of 80 lbs along with EPDs of BW -2.6 WW 15 M 6 YW 29 coupled with a ribeye ratio of 109 and a IMF ratio of 117.