2009-2010 Midland Bull Test "The final weights"

The 2009-2010 Midland Bull Test has 1100 bulls on test, comprised of 12 breeds. The top performing bulls of each breed will sell April 7-9, 2010 at the bull test station, Columbus, Mont. On Wednesday, April 7th we will sell Salers, Gelbvieh, Charolais and Simmental. Red Angus, South Devon, Murray Grey, Hereford and Braunvieh bulls will sell on Thursday, April 8th. All Angus bulls will then sell on Friday, April 9th.

 
 
The final weights for the bulls in the first efficiency group were taken February 6th and 7th. Bulls in the second efficiency group were weighed off test March 6th and 7th. The Angus, Red Angus, and Salers winners are split into two groups: Green Tag (low actual birth weight, 84 lb and under and +2.0 and under BW EPD for Angus and Salers while Red Angus are +0.8 and under BW epd) and White or Yellow Tag (over 84 lb actual birth weight or over +2.0 BW epd for Salers and Angus while Red Angus is over +0.8). The top ADG (average daily gain) and WDA (weight per day of age) bulls within each respective breed are listed below. The top performing sire groups (three bulls by the same sire consigned by the same breeder) are also identified.
 
ANGUS
The top 420 Angus bulls consigned to Midland have an ADG of 3.32 (Green Tag) and 3.34 (White Tag), and WDA of 3.14 (Green Tag) and 3.25 (White Tag) on the Final Report. The Green Tag winners are split according to a +2.0 BW EPD & 84 lb BW & under while the White Tag winners were over a +2.0 BW EPD or over 84 lbs actual birth weight.
 
Angus ADG Group 1
Leading the way in the ADG race for the Green Tag Angus bulls Group 1 is a tie between Lot 330; a son of HARB Pendleton 765 JH that posts EPDs of BW -0.6 WW 58 M 25 YW 92, consigned by Lakeview Cattle Co., American Falls, ID, and lot 282, a son of CAR Efficient that possesses EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 50 M 25 YW 96 consigned by Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY, both with an ADG Ratio of 131. Second place goes to Lot 114; a son of ALC Nobleman N01N, consigned by Packard Angus, Brownsville, OR. This bull posted an ADG ratio of 126 and has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 58 M 19 YW 119 as well as a RFI value of -2.67. In third place, another consignment by Packard Angus, lot 112, sired by Packard in Focus 137, with an ADG ratio of 125. Lot 112 has EPDs of BW 0.7 WW 49 M 25 YW 90. Consigned by Gardiner Prime Angus and sired by Sydgen 1407 Corona 2016, Lot 200 is in fourth with an ADG ratio of 124. Lot 200 has EPDs of BW 0.6 WW 47 M 23 YW 89. Fifth place with an ADG ratio of 123 goes to Lot 63, sired by HARB Pendelton 765 JH, and consigned by S-H-B Angus, Reardan, WA. Lot 63 has EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 49 M 24 YW 87.
 
Topping the ADG race for the White Tag Angus bulls Group 1 is Lot 249; a son of Daveys 008-004-642, consigned by Wright Way Angus, St. John, WA with an ADG ratio of 140. Lot 249 has an impressive RFI as well with a value of -3.19. Second place goes to Lot 324; a son of Connealy Lead On that has EPDs of BW 2.7 WW 40 M 23 YW 75, consigned by Dutch Flat Angus, Pomeroy, WA. This bull posted an ADG ratio of 135. In third place, another consignment from Dutch Flat, lot 327 with an ADG ratio of 128 sired by B/R New Frontier 095 that has EPDs of BW 3.6 WW54 N 24 YW 96. There is a tie for the fourth place between Lot 50 and 210 with a ratio of 126. Posting EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 59 M 22 YW 106 as well as a RFI value of -1.7, Lot 50 was raised by 7X Ranches of Lingle, WY, and sired by DCC Rito Prime 1I5. Lot 210, consigned by Brown Cattle Co., Staunton, VA, is a son of SAV Net Worth 4200 that has EPDs of BW 4.6 WW 54 M 25. Fifth place goes to Blue Grass Angus Farm who raised Lot 230, a son of GAR Retail Product. Lot 230 is earning an ADG ratio of 125 and has EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 53 M 26 YW 99 and he posted an adj. 205 weights of 775 lbs. 
 
Angus ADG Group 2
In front for ADG Green Tag Angus bulls Group 2 is Lot 378; a son of CRA Bextor 872 5205 608, consigned by Ken Hartzell, Mineral Point, WI, with an ADG ratio of 131. Lot 378 posts EPDs of BW 0.9 WW 49            M 30 YW 90. Second place goes to Lot 489; a son of Basin Pay weight 1075S, consigned by Sunny Okanogan Angus, Omak, WA. This bull posted an ADG ratio of 130 and has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 63 M 27 YW 104. In third place, with an ADG ratio of 129 is Lot 440. Lot 440 is sired by Mytty In Focus with EPDs of BW -1.3 WW 57 M 21 YW 101 and is consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch, Menahga, MN. Also consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch and sired by GAR-EGL Protege, Lot 446, is in fourth with an ADG ratio of 126. Lot 446 has an EPD profile of BW 0.9 WW 48 M 16 YW 83. Fifth place with an ADG ratio of 124 goes to Lot 493. Sired by SAV Final Answer 01035, Lot 493 is consigned by Sunny Okanogan Angus, Omak, WA and possesses EPDs of BW -0.6 WW 60 M 23 YW 101.
 
Garnering top honors for ADG in the White Tag Angus bulls Group 2 is Lot 20; a son of AAR Really Windy 1205, consigned by Mydland Angus Ranch, Joliet, MT, with an ADG ratio of 141 along with EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 42 M 23 YW 76. Second and third place goes to consignments from Flat Mountain Ranch, Menahga, MN. In second, Lot 441 is a son of SS Objective T510 0T26, with an ADG ratio of 131 as well as EPDs of BW 2.3 WW 58 M 23 YW 105.Third goes to Lot 443 is a son of Big Rok Tradition 407. This bull posted an ADG ratio of 127 and has EPDs of BW 5.3 WW 34 M 17 YW 67. Also tied for third place is Lot 359. Lot 359 is sired by Connealy Lead On and consigned by 5K Farms of Elk, WA. Lot 359 has EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 47 M 33 YW 87 Taking fourth place is Lot 46, consigned by Paintrock Angus Ranch, Hyatville, WY. Lot 46 is a son of Paintrock EXT 162-239-7 with EPDs of BW 4.0 WW 40 M 21 YW 80. A tie for fifth place exists as well between Lots 429 and 438 both with an ADG ratio of 124. Lot 429 is owned by Les Craft Angus, LaPorte, IN, and is a son of Woodhill Mainline with EPDs of BW 2.5 WW 62 M 22 YW 108. Flat Mountain Ranch, of Menahga, MN, raised Lot 438. He is a son of RCC Preference and has an EPD profile of BW 3.0 WW 50 M 22 YW 97.
 
Angus WDA Group 1
Heading up the Angus WDA Division for the Group 1 Green Tags is a tie between Lots 114 and 229 both posting of 3.56 pounds per day. Lot 114 is a son of ALC Nobleman N01N consigned by Packard Angus, Brownsville, OR and has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 58 M 19 YW 107 along with an RFI of -2.67. Lot 229 is a son of Schurrtop MC with EPDs of BW 0.2 WW 51 M 26 YW 100 and is consigned by Bluegrass Angus Farm out of Lyons, NE. The second place bull has a WDA of 3.54 and is Lot 63 with EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 49 M 24 YW 87. S-H-B Angus of Reardan, WA, consigned this son of HARB Pendleton 765 JH. A tie for third place exists between Lots 272 and 233 both with a WDA of 3.53, sired by Connealy Danny Boy. Lot 272 is owned by RT Angus of Oxford, PA and possesses EPDs of 1.6 WW 55 M 18 YW 97. Lot 233 is another Connealy Danny Boy son with EPDs of BW 0.4 WW 60 M 17 YW 104 and is owned by Bluegrass Angus Farm of Lyons, NE. In fourth place with a WDA of 3.51 is Lot 76, a Connealy Onward son with an EPD profile of BW 1.6 WW 56 M 20 YW 107 and is owned by Willer Timber Ridge Farms of Greencastle, IN. Lot 263, a son of Mytty In Focus posted a WDA of 3.48 and is consigned by Black Pine Farms of Heron, MT. Lot 263 posts EPDs of BW 0.7 WW 59 M 26 YW 100.
 
The Angus WDA Division for the White Tags Group 1 is lead by Lot 207 with a posting of 3.87 weight per day of age. This bull is a son of Basin Pay weight 025S consigned by Beaver Ridge Farm of Middletown, IN and has EPDs of BW 3.4 WW 65 M 35 YW 118. The second place bull has a WDA of 3.84 and is Lot 247. Kimmel Angus, Stoneham, CO, consigned this son of Rito 2V1 of 2536 1407 whom has EPDs of BW 3.8 WW 66 M 29 YW 113. In third place is Lot 115 with a WDA of 3.78. Sired by HA Image Maker 0415, Lot 115 has EPDs of BW 2.7 WW 63 M 29 YW 106 and is owned by McCoy Angus of Imbler, OR. In the fourth slot is Lot 214, with a WDA of 3.77 sired by GAR Grid Maker and owned by Blue Ston Farms, Blue Mound, and IL. Lot 214 has EPDs of BW 2.6 WW 68 M 21 YW 114. In fifth place with a WDA of 3.74 is Lot 164. Lot 164 is a Connealy All Around son consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch, Boyd, MT and posts EPDs of BW 2.2 WW 56 M 30 YW 98. 
 
Angus WDA Group 2
In first and second Angus WDA Division for the Group 2 Green Tags is Flat Mountain Ranch, Menahga, MN, with two Mytty In Focus sons. Lot 440 posts an outstanding 3.93 pounds per day of age along with EPDs of BW -1.3 WW 57 M 21 YW 101. Lot 439 in second pulls down 3.52 WDA along with EPDs of BW -1.6 WW 43 M 22 YW 82. In third place, Lot 522 with a WDA of 3.42 is sired by Sankeys Lazer 609 of 6N and has EPDs of BW 0.9 WW 54 M 26 YW 96. Sankeys 6N Ranch of Council Grove, KS owns Lot 522. In fourth place with a WDA of 3.40 is Lot 463, a HA Image Maker 0415 son consigned by Rocking R Cattle Co. of Hayden Lake, ID. Lot 463 has EPDs of BW 0.0 WW 60 M 29 YW 101. In the fifth slot is Lot 539, sired by ISU Imaging Q 9111 owned by Rock’n D Ranch, Junction City, OR, with a WDA of 3.37along with EPDs of BW 0.0 WW 44 M 26 YW 81.
 
The Angus WDA Division for the White Tags Group 2 is lead by Lot 417 for a posting of 3.69 weight per day of age. This bull is a son of SAV Net Worth 4200 consigned by Mohogany Hollow of Delta, UT and has EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 54 M 30 YW 98. A tie for second place exists between Lots 441 and 361, both with a WDA of 3.65. Flat Mountain Ranch, Menahga, MN, consigned Lot 441, a son of SS Objective T510 0T26 that has EPDs of BW 2.3 WW 58 M 23 YW 105. J M Angus Ranch LLC, Joliet, MT, consigned the TC Total 410 son, Lot 361 that has EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 61 M 27 YW 108. In third place is Lot 424 with a WDA of 3.62. Sired by Woodhill Foresight, Lot 424 is owned by Doc Hinds of Palmyra, MO and has EPDs of BW 4.5 WW 54 M 22 YW 98. In fourth place with a WDA of 3.60 is Lot 384 who has EPDs of BW 3.1 WW 50 M 23 YW 94. Lot 384 is a SAV Net Worth 4200 son consigned by Borkdale Angus, Grand Marsh, and WI.
 
Angus Sire Groups
Angus ADG sire group leaders are sons of AAR Really Windy 1205. Lots 18, 19, and 20 posted an average ADG of 3.85 and are owned by Mydland Angus Ranch, Joliet, MT. Second place honors went to Willer Timber Ridge, Greencastle, IN, with an average ADG of 3.82. Lots 76, 77, and 79 are sons of Connealy Onward. 7X Ranches of Lingle, WY, consigned the third place ADG sire group. Lots 50, 53, and 55 had an ADG of 3.81 and were sired by DCC Rito Prime 1I5. Lots 487, 489, and 490 took fourth place with an average ADG of 3.77. These bulls are sons of Basin Pay weight 1075S, consigned by Sunny Okanogan, Omak, WA. Fifth place also goes to Sunny Okanogan with sons of SAV Final Answer 0035, with an average ADG of 3.61. 
 
Competition for the Angus WDA sire group leader spots is steep with only 0.16 pounds separating the top five sire groups. First place goes to Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, MT. These sons of Connealy All Around are Lots 162, 164 and 165 who had an average WDA of 3.46. Second place goes to Lots 58, 59, and 60. Consigned by Pioneer Angus Ranch, Hay, WA, these sons of Basin Yellowstone R178 put up a 3.41 WDA. Lots 351, 353, and 357, earning third place, are consigned by Tomsheck D & L, Oilmont, MT. The Efficiency NFI sired bulls are posting a WDA of 3.40. Fourth place goes to Sundberg Farms with sons of TC Total 410, Lots 193, 605, and 608, with a WDA of 3.39. Rounding out the top five Sire groups with an average WDA of 3.38 are sons of Connealy Onward, Lots 76, 77, 79 consigned by Willer Timber Ridge of Greencastle, IN. 
 
RED ANGUS
100 Red Angus bulls, with an ADG of 3.28 (Green Tag) and 3.26 (Yellow Tag) and a WDA of 2.99 (Green Tag) and 3.08 (White Tag), have recorded weights for the Final Report. The Red Angus Green Tag winners are split according to a +0.8 BW EPD & 84 lbs BW & under while the Yellow Tag winners were over a +0.8 BW EPD or over an 84 lbs BW.
 
Leading the Green Tag Red Angus bulls in the ADG ratio is Lot 957, a 5L Signature 5615 son, with a ADG ratio of 126 along with EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 38 M 18 YW 74, consigned by Chatburn Ranch, Albion, ID. Second goes to Lot 824 with a ratio of 123. Lot 824, a son of LMAN King Rob 8621 with EPDs of BW 0.8 WW 30 M 23 YW 60, is owned by Lautenschlager & Sons, Endicott, WA. The third through fifth place slots go to Chatburn Ranch with 5L Signature 5615 sons. Lot 958 took third with an ADG ratio of 122 and has EPDs of BW -0.5 WW 35 M 22 YW 69. Fourth goes to Lot 961 who has EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 38 M 18 YW 74 as well as a ratio of 121, and in fifth is Lot 960 with a ratio of 120 along with EPDs of BW 0.1WW 38 M 18 YW 74.   
 
In front of the pack for the Yellow Tag Red Angus bulls in the ADG ratio is Lot 949; a LJC Mission Statement son that posts EPDs of BW 1.2 WW 37 M 22 YW 76, along with a ratio of 129, and is consigned by Lakeview Cattle Co. of American Falls, ID. Second goes to Lot 888 with a ratio of 127. Lot 888 is sired by Beckton Nebula M045 and owned by Cedar River Red Angus, Sauk City, WI. Lot 888 has an EPD profile of BW -2.0 WW 31 M 11 YW 61. The third place slot goes to Lot 877 with an ADG ratio of 126. This son of Six Cheyenne S7 with EPDs of BW 3.2 WW 55 M 19 YW 89 and is owned by Six Iron Ranch, Shoshoni, WY. In fourth is Lot 962 with a ratio of 122 along with EPDs of BW 1.5 WW 41 M 20 YW 74. This bull is a son of 5L Mountain Trader 2173 consigned by Chatburn Ranch, Albion, ID. Lautenschlager & Sons and Lot 806 are sitting in the fifth spot with a 120-gain ratio. Lot 806 is sired by 5L Signature 5615 and has EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 35 M 19 YW 71.
 
There is a tie for first place for the Green Tag Red Angus WDA between Lots 840 and 901 with a WDA of 3.36. Lot 840 is a son of Red Six Mile Sakic 832S with EPDs of BW -0.6 WW 38 M 23 YW 70, owned by Whitestone Farms of Aldie, VA, while Lot 901 is a son of LJC Mission Statement owned by Holden Ranch, Reedpoint, MT. Lot 901 has EPDs of BW -1.6 WW 39 M 28 YW 83. Lot 830 is in the second place position with a WDA of 3.27. This son of Glacier Chateau 744 has EPDs of BW -3.1 WW 33 M 24 YW 69 and is owned by West Fork Ranch, Lovell, WY. West Fork also owns Lot 834 who has EPDs of BW -0.4 WW 36 M 20 YW 64, along with a WDA of 3.25 and is sired by GMRA Laramie 5110. A tie for fourth exists between Lots 910 and 797, both with a WDA of 3.22. Lot 910 is sired by TR Julius ST633 and has EPDs of BW -1.0 WW 36 M 18 YW 71 and is consigned by Holden Ranch, while Lot 797, a MDM Chateau 32-100-7 son was raised by Paintrock Angus Ranch, Hyatville, WY. Lot 797 posts EPDs of BW -0.5 WW 34 M 22 YW 60. 
 
Heading up the Yellow Tag Red Angus WDA is a son of Six Cheyenne S7. Lot 877, owned by Six Iron Ranch of Shoshoni, WY, has a WDA of 3.72 along with EPDs of BW 3.2 WW 55 M 19 YW 89. Second place goes to Lot 883, consigned by Welsh Prairie Red Angus, Rio, WI, with a 3.63 WDA as well as EPDs of BW 1.7 WW 41 M 29 YW 74. Lot 850 is a son of Loosli Mimi 718. Lot 850 is in the third place position with a WDA of 3.57 and was consigned by Knaub Cattle Co., Lodge Grass, MT. Lot 850 posts EPDs of -0.2 WW 46 M 23 YW 88 along with an impressive RFI of -4.00. Majestic Meadows, West Friendship, MD, consigned the fourth place bull, Lot 842. He earned a WDA of 3.54 and is sired by Coley’s Mojito 503R. Lot 842 has EPDs of BW 3.9 WW 43 M 19 YW 78. A bull sired by Glacier Logan 210 with EPDs of BW 0.3 WW 31 M 22 YW 54 is in the fifth place slot. Lot 833 has a 3.50 WDA and is owned by West Fork Ranch, Lovell, WY.
 
The ADG sire groups for the Red Angus are led by Lots 957, 958, and 961. These sons of 5L Signature 6515 are consigned by Chatburn Ranch, Albion, ID, and earned a 3.81 average ADG. With a gain of 3.60, second place goes to Lots 800, 802, and 806. Sired again by 5L Signature 5615, these bulls are consigned by Lautenschlager & Sons, Endicott, WA. Chatburn Ranch snagged third place with an average ADG of 3.59. These LJC Mission Statement P27 sons are Lots 957, 958, and 961.
 
Lots 834, 835, and 836 are leading the WDA Sire Groups for Red Angus. These sons of GMRA Laramie 5110 are posting an average WDA of 3.25 and are consigned by West Fork Ranch, Lovell, WY. Second and third goes to bulls consigned by Klompien Red Angus, Manhattan, MT. In second are Lots 929, 935, and 941. These sons of Lchmn Grandcanyon 1244G are posting an average WDA of 3.22. Lots 920, 926, and 933 are 5L Norseman King 2291 sons that took third with an average WDA of 3.13.
 
SALERS
The top 100 Salers bulls consigned to MBT have an ADG of 3.04 (Green Tag) and 3.13 (Purple Tag) and WDA of 3.05 (Green Tag) and 3.19 (Purple Tag) for the Final Report. The Green Tag winners are split according to a +2.0 BW EPD & 84 lbs BW & under while the Purple Tag winners were over a +2.0 BW EPD or over 84 lbs actual birth weight. This strong set of thick deep-bodied bulls will sell on April 7th at the Midland sale facilities.
 
Leading the way in the Green Tag Salers bull in the ADG race is Lot 1155, a son of NJF Top Level 41T consigned by Effertz Key Ranch of Velva, ND with this black, polled bull that posted an ADG Ratio of 119 along with EPDs of BW -0.6 WW 46 M 16 YW 91. Closely following behind in second place with an ADG Ratio of 118 is Lot 1122 with EPDs of BW -1.1 WW 41 M 19 YW 82, a black polled son of GGT P Redford 18R consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. Posting an ADG Ratio of 116 for third place is another consignment from Effertz Key Ranch. Lot 1153 is a black polled son of JCG Diamond that has EPDs of BW 0.4 WW 38 M 18 YW 76. Rounding out the top four in the ADG Green Tag division with an ADG Ratio of 115 is Lot 1083, a son of SAV Final Answer 0035 consigned by Neben Ranch of Orlando, FL that has EPDs of BW -0.3 WW 36 M 19 YW 71.
 
On top of the ADG race for the Purple Tag Salers bulls is Lot 1161, consigned by Trails End Ranch of Winona, MN. This son of KKCC Mercury 416P posted an impressive ADG Ratio of 139 and has EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 51 M 18 YW 106. In the second slot is Lot 1127 with a 131 ADG ratio. Lot 1127 is a son of S Marshal 223M with EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 65 M 23 YW 120 consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. Elm Creek Ranch also owns the third place purple tag ADG Bull, lot 1142, a black polled son of PCSL Spark that posted an ADG Ratio of 128 along with EPDs of BW 3.9 WW 74 M 20 YW 128. Rounding out the top four purple tag Saler bulls with an ADG Ratio of 127 is Lot 1070, a son of FFS Proud General 284P consigned by Bear Ranch LLC of Somerset, CO and he has EPDs of BW -0.4 WW 15 M 27 YW 29.
 
The WDA leader for the Green Tag Salers with a WDA of 3.41 is Lot 1090, a homozygous polled double polled son of MAC Topeka 159T, Lot 1090 who has EPDs of BW 1.2 WW 43 M 25 YW 76 and is consigned by Ahtanum Valley Salers of Yakima, WA. Closely following in second place is the green tag ADG winner, Lot 1155 with a WDA of 3.38 and he is a son of NJF Top Level 41T consigned by Effertz Key Ranch. Third place with a WDA of 3.33 goes to Lot 1151, a son of OCC Provost 737P also consigned by Effertz Key Ranch. Lot 1151 possesses EPDs of BW 0.1 WW 59 M 10 YW 114.   Rounding out the top four places with a WDA of 3.26 is Lot 1138, a son of PCSL Spark consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. Lot 1138 is a black polled bull that has EPDs of BW 1.4 WW 48 M 19 YW 91.
 
The WDA leader for the Purple Tag Salers with an outstanding WDA of 3.83 is Lot 1142, a son of PCSL Spark consigned by Elm Creek of Hebron, ND. Lot 1142 has EPDs of BW 3.9 WW 74 M 20 YW 128. Second place with a WDA of 3.64 is Lot 1150, consigned by Effertz Key Ranch and is a son of Pie Get R Done 684 that has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 46 M 16 YW 79. Posting a WDA of 3.56 along with EPDS of BW -0.1 WW 57 M 17 YW 98 for third place is Lot 1118, a son of GGT P Blk Heavy Hitter consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Coming in fourth place with a WDA of 3.55 is Lot 1127, a son of S Marshall 223M also consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Lot 1127 is a homozygous black bull that has EPDs of BW 3.0 WW 65 M 23 YW 120.
 
In the first place Saler ADG sire group, sons of PCSL Spark consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND posted an average ADG of 3.42 and consists of Lots 1138, 1141, and 1142. Lots 1161, 1162, & 1163 posted an average ADG of 3.34 to take second place for Trails End Ranch of Winona, MN. Rounding out the top three spots is a two-way tie with an average ADG of 3.33. Lightning Creek Cattle of Girard, KS owns the first group consisting of sons of NRC Intercept with Lots 1100, 1102, and 1104. Lots 1135, 1136, and 1137 are sons of Big Sky Triton 40R consigned by Elm Creek ranch of Hebron, ND as well.
 
In the Salers WDA sire group division; sons of PCSL Spark posted an impressive average WDA of 3.53 with Lots 1140, 1141, and 1142 consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. Taking second place with an average ADG of 3.41 are sons of MAC Topeka 159T, Lots 1085, 1088, and 1090 consigned by Ahtanum Valley Salers of Yakima, WA. Rounding out the top three WDA divisions are sons of JSR Barbados 720T consigned by Elm Creek Ranch with Lots 1143, 1144, and 1145 that posted an average ADG Ratio of 3.26.
 
GELBVIEH
The top 40 head of Gelbvieh bulls are averaging 3.13 in the ADG category with a WDA of 3.26 for the Final Report.
 
Lot 1243, a polled black son of MCFG-MCF Bruce Almighty 35P consigned by M Heart D Gelbvieh of Stevensville, MT, tops the Gelbvieh bulls in the ADG category. Lot 1243 posted an impressive ADG Ratio of 137 along with EPDs of BW 0.3 WW 44 M 14 YW 78.. Second place with an ADG Ratio of 128 goes to Lot 1234, a son of ACKG Dakota 3T that has EPDs of BW -0.1 WW 37 M 21 YW 79 and is consigned by Middle Creek Farms of Bozeman, MT. Rounding out the top three bulls with an ADG Ratio of 118 is Lot 1215, a son of EDR Early 218R consigned by NN Bar Ranch of Creston, WA. Lot 1215 is a black polled bull with EPDs of BW 2.2 WW 34 M 17 YW 69.
 
Leading the WDA for the Gelbviehs is Lot 1231, a homozygous black double polled son of ACKG Dakota 3T that posted a very impressive WDA of 3.82 along with EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 39 M 18 YW 76 and is consigned by Middle Creek Farms of Bozeman, MT. Second place with a strong WDA of 3.76 goes to Lot 1243, which was also the ADG Leader. Lot 1243 is a son of MCFG-MCF Bruce Almighty 35P consigned by M Heart D Gelbvieh of Stevensville, MT. M Heart D also owns the third place WDA bull with Lot 1242, a son of ELK CK Crazy Horse 138 whom posted a WDA of 3.59. Lot 1242 is a black polled bull with an EPD profile of BW 0.1 WW 45 M 18 YW 86.
 
Middle Creek Farms leads the way in the ADG Sire Group division with sons of MCFG-MCF Bruce Almighty 35P.  Lots 1217, 1218, and 1220 posted an average ADG of 3.26.
 
The same three bulls also swept the WDA Sire group division with an average WDA of 3.47 and they are sons of MCFG-MCF Bruce Almighty 35P consigned by Middle Creek Farms.
 
Simmentals
 
This strong set of Simmentals will be selling April 7th and they are packed with power and a vast majority of them are black Sim/Angus bulls that will put the pounds on the calves. As a group they averaged 3.31 for ADG and 3.30 for WDA.
 
Paving the way for the lead with an ADG Ratio of 126 is Lot 1382, a powerful black polled son of WK Vegas consigned by Nelson Family Farm of Mabel, MN. Lot 1382 has EPDs of BW -0.1 WW 25 M 8 YW 52. Closely following in second place with a ADG Ratio of 124 is Lot 1372, a black polled son of Leachman Right Time 5500 with EPDs of BW -0.2 WW 31 M 2 YW 63 and is consigned by Elm Creek of Hebron, ND. Rounding out the top three performers is another bull from Nelson Family Farms, Lot 1381, a black polled son of SVF Star Power S802 that posted an ADG Ratio of 121 along with EPDs of BW 1.4 WW 21 M 0 YW 34.
 
Leading the way in the WDA division is Lot 1382, who also won the ADG division as well. Lot 1382 is a son of WK Vegas and he posted a WDA of 3.69 and is consigned by Nelson Family Farm of Mabel, MN. Second place with a WDA of 3.51 goes to a son of TNT Knock Out R206, Lot 1359 consigned by Blue Hill Ranch of Carson, ND. Lot 1359 has an EPD Profile of BW -0.2 WW 29 M 7 YW 56. A WDA of 3.50 is good for third place and goes to Lot 1366, a black polled son of Koupals B & B Balancer 4017 that has EPDs of BW -0.4 WW 41 M 10 YW 81 and is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND. 
 
Winning the Sire group in the ADG division are sons of Leachman Right Time 5500 consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, ND with Lots 1371, 1372, and 1374.
 
An average WDA of 3.45 takes the sire group awards for Blue Hill Ranch with sons of TNT Knock Out R206, Lots 1358, 1359, and 1360.
 
Braunvieh
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The Braunviehs will sell on April 8th and they represent the very top end of the Braunviehs as they have culled almost 60% to put together this offering. As a breed, they averaged 2.81 for ADG and 2.93 for WDA. 
 
Leading the way with an impressive ADG Ratio of 145 is Lot 1483, a black polled son of AAA Woodring’s Ranger 11R that has EPDs of BW 1.7 WW 21 M 0 YW 35 and is consigned by J Bar Braunvieh of Hedley, TX. Closely following behind with an ADG Ratio of 143 is Lot 1472, a brown polled son of Double J Dozer P444 ET that has EPDs of BW -0.9 WW 27 M 8 YW 50 and is consigned by Bear Ranch, LLC of Somerset, CO. 
 
Leading the way in the WDA with a WDA of 3.37 is Lot 1469, a black son of McBeef Builder F2 6580 with EPDs of BW 0.7 WW 23 M 5 YW 36 and is consigned by Bear Ranch LLC of Somerset, CO. Mystic Hill Farms of Culpeper, VA owns the second place bull, Lot 1456 that posted a WDA of 3.31 and is a son of MHF Prophet P416 (NC) with EPDs of -0.3, WW 12 M 7 YW 31.
 
J Bar Braunvieh of Hedley, TX swept both the WDA and ADG Sire groups with sons of AAA Woodring’s Ranger 11R that posted an average WDA of 2.86 and an average ADG of 3.42.
 
SOUTH DEVON
For the Final Weigh Report 20 of the top South Devon bulls consigned to MBT have an ADG of 3.08 and a WDA of 3.12.
 
MJB Ranch, Lodge Grass, MT, took the top two honors in the ADG ratio for the South Devon bulls. First place goes to Lot 1321, a black polled BC Shilo 63S son, who is posting a ratio of 122 along with EPDs of BW 3.4 WW 56 M 28 YW 101. Lot 1316, a red polled son of DLCC Stamina 138R, is in second with a 117 gain ratio and has EPDs of BW 5.8 WW 56 M 29 YW 99.
 
Lot 1307, an April son of DLCC Open Ranch 3R consigned by Dar Lynn Cattle Co. of Pierz, MN, dominates the WDA Division. Lot 1307 posted an impressive WDA of 3.63 along with EPDs of BW 2.0 WW 44 M 34 YW 80. Second place with a WDA of 3.31 goes to Lot 1300, a red polled son of SBCC Rider’s Dream 3125 that has EPDs of BW 2.4 WW 54 M 19 YW 94 and is consigned by X-E South Devon Ranch of Moses Lake, WA.
 
MJB Ranch earned the top slots in the South Devon ADG and WDA sire group divisions. With an average ADG of 3.18 and an average WDA of 3.17, these sons of DLCC Stamina 138R consisting of Lots 1311, 1312, 1313, and 1316. 
 
MURRAY GREY
The top 12 Murray Grey bulls consigned to be tested with MBT recorded a 2.79 ADG and 2.85 WDA on the Final Weigh Report. They will sell on April 8th following the South Devons.
 
First place in the Murray Grey ADG ratio race, with a 120, is Lot 1262, silver polled Willow Creek Jumbolaya 19E son consigned by H Diamond Cattle Co. of Roberts, ID and has EPDs of BW 1.2 WW 20 M 2 YW 26.
 
Leading the WDA with a WDA of 3.08 is Lot 1266, a black polled son of The Glen Manuel S214, also consigned by H Diamond Cattle Co and he has EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 22 M -1 YW 34.
 
Taking top honors in both ADG and WDA sire groups are Lots 1262, 1262, and 1263, sons of Willow Creek Jumbolaya 19E consigned by H Diamond Cattle Co as well. They posted an average ADG of 2.74 and an average WDA of 2.78.
 
Herefords
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We are excited to have the Hereford breed back at Midland, and they will sell on April 8th. The Herefords averaged 2.73 for ADG and 2.86 for WDA.
 
Lot 1284 is the top performing Hereford bull as he swept both the ADG and WDA division with an ADG Ratio of 129 and posted a WDA of 3.13. Lot 1284 is a polled son of KCF Bennett 3008 M326 that has EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 53 M 19 YW 79 and is consigned by R & R Farms of San Jose, CA. 
 
Craig Herefords of Phippsburg, CO consigned the top performing ADG & WDA Sire group with sons of Huth Enhancer 2D that posted an average ADG of 3.63 and an average WDA of 2.74. These bulls would be Lots 1286, 1287, and 1288.
 
CHAROLAIS
The top 5 Charolais bulls have an ADG of 2.86 and a 3.03 WDA for the Final Weigh Report. The Charolais bulls will sell on April 7th at the Midland Sale facilities. 
 
The top ADG bull honor goes to Lot 1254, a polled son of MT Impressive 426P consigned by DMC Charolais of Bastian, VA. Lot 1254 posted an ADG Ratio of 124 and has EPDs of BW 3.5 WW 36 M 15 YW 68.
 
The top WDA bull is Lot 1259, which posted a WDA of 2.74 and is a son of VCR Sir Duke 914 PLD consigned by Tur-Crest Farm of Warren, PA. Lot 1259 has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 43 M 9 YW 72.