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Midland Bull Test sees continued strength in Angus bulls in 52nd year

The Angus bulls were split by group and then within each group by birth weight. 

The Green Tag bulls are low birth weight bulls with an actual birth weight of less than 85 pounds and a birth weight (BW) EPD under 1.9. 

The White Tag bulls have an actual birth weight over 84 pounds or a BW EPD over 1.8.

This year, the Angus bulls will sell on April 4 at 11 a.m. Lots 1 through 660 represent the high quality Angus bulls seen at this year’s Midland Bull Test.

ADG leaders

Angus Green Tag Group 1

At the top of group one in the Green Tag category for average daily gain (ADG) was a tie with a ratio of 132. The top bulls were lots 239 and 278.

Lot 239 is consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill. He is a son of Rock’n D Proficient 2915 with EPDs of BW 0.8, WW 42, M 26, YW 80, a RFI of 4.76 and an Efficiency Ratio of 103. Lot 278 is consigned by Messner Angus Ranch of Laverne, Okla. He is a son of Connealy 044 062 with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 61, M 26, YW 104, a RFI of 1.19 and an Efficiency Ratio of 111. 

In second is lot 237 with an ADG ratio of 128. Lot 237 is consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill. He is a son of Connealy Irish 0204 with EPDs of BW -0.8, WW 58, M 30, YW 101, a RFI of 2.71 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

In third is lot 97 with an ADG ratio of 126. Hone Ranch of Gardnerville, Nev, consigned lot 97. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 63, M 29, YW 113, a RFI of -5.63 with an Efficiency Ratio of 131. 

Fourth is lot 136 with an ADG ratio of 125. Lot 136 was consigned by Sankey’s 6N Ranch of Council Grove, Kans. He is a son of SAV Brilliance 8077 with EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 50, M 32, YW 92, a RFI of 2.37 with an Efficiency Ratio of 103. 

In a four-way tie for fifth were lots 335, 282, 60 and 68 with ADG ratios of 123. 

Lot 335 is consigned by Lake Effect Livestock of Grantsville, Utah. He is a son of HARB Verdict 889 JH with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 48, M 27, YW 87, a RFI of -0.04 and an Efficiency Ratio of 110.

Lot 282 is consigned by Garret Farms of Hillsdale, N.Y. He is a son of Apex Windy 078 with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 65, M 37, YW 106, a RFI of 3.92 and an Efficiency Ratio of 94.

Lot 60, consigned by Double D Ranch of Linwood, Neb., is a son of HF Prowler 43U with EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 54, M 23, YW 91, a RFI of 0.60 and an Efficiency Ratio of 107.

Lot 68, a son of Connealy Jauer 4578 530C with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 47, M 29, YW 83, a RFI of -4.98 and an Efficiency Ratio of 126, is consigned by Bartels Angus of Riverton, Neb.

Angus Green Tag Group 2

At the top of Group Two in the Green Tag category for ADG was lot 625 with an ADG ratio of 141. Lot 625 is consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch of Menahga, Minn. He is a son of Flat Mountain Efficiency with EPDs of BW -2.6, WW 66, M 15, YW 110, a RFI of 0.35 and an Efficiency Ratio of 117.

In second is lot 595, consigned by Sunny Okanogan Angus of Omak, Wash., with an ADG ratio of 138. He is a son of SAV Angus Valley 1867 with EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 53, M 18, YW 93, a RFI of 2.01 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

Third place went to lot 527 with an ADG ratio of 137. Bluegrass Angus Farms of Lyons, Neb. consigned the son of A&B Final Answer 9022. The bull has EPDs of BW -1.1, WW 64, M 31, YW 112, a RFI of -2.07 and an Efficiency Ratio of 138. 

In fourth is lot 617 with an ADG ratio of 126. Lot 617 is consigned by Sioux Pass Angus of  Lodge Grass, Mont. He is a son of Hoover Dam G18 with EPDs of BW 0.7, WW 50, M 32, YW 91, a RFI of 0.17 and an Efficiency Ratio of 106. 

Lots 21 and 654 tied for fifth with ADG ratios of 124. 

Davis Angus of Foss, Okla. consigned lot 21, a son of Hoover Dam with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 58, M 32, YW 99, a RFI of -2.98 and an Efficiency Ratio of 128. 

Lot 654 is consigned by JM Angus Ranch LLC of Joliet, Mont. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 61, M 29, YW 114, a RFI of 1.91 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99.

Angus White Tag Group 1

In the white tag category of group one, lot 242 had the highest ADG ratio of 133. Lot 242 is consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill. He is a son of Connealy Final Solution with EPDs of BW 3.0, WW 51, M 25, YW 95, a RFI of -0.22 and an Efficiency Ratio of 123. 

Lot 107 followed in a close second with an ADG ratio of 132. The son of SAV Iron Mountain 8066, with EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 55, M 20, YW 98, a RFI of .59 and an Efficiency Ratio of 120, is consigned by Marda Angus Farm of Lodi, Wisc. 

In third was lot 226 with an ADG ratio of 130. Lot 226 is consigned by Steve Smith Angus and Gelbvieh of Lehi, Utah. He is a son of Blue Ston Gridmaker 9033 with EPDs of BW 3.2, WW 52, M 25, YW 91, a RFI of -2.11 and an Efficiency Ratio of 117. 

Finishing fourth is lot 81 with an ADG ratio of 127. Lot 81 is consigned by Winding River Angus of Billings, Mont. He is a son of Connealy Lead On with EPDs of BW 3.1, WW 59, M 30, YW 96, a RFI of -0.42 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

Rounding out the top five was lot 289, a SAV 707 Rito 9969 son with an ADG ratio of 122. Lot 289 is consigned by Triple C Farm of Pilesgrove, N.J. and has EPDs of BW 6.9, WW 64, M 28, YW 115, a RFI of 0.85 and an Efficiency Ratio of 120.

Angus White Tag Group 2

In the Angus White Tag Group Two, Lot 507 led the ADG division with a ratio of 135. 

Les Craft Angus of LaPort, Ind. consigned lot 507. He is a son of Connealy Consensus 7229 with EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 57, M 35, YW 95, a RFI of 1.30 and an Efficiency Ratio of 119. 

Second was lot 602 with an ADG ratio of 131. The Sydgen Mandate 6079 son boasts EPDs of BW 1.9, WW 61, M 23, YW 102; and a RFI of -1.33 with an Efficiency Ratio of 119 and is consigned by WPR Ranch of Sheridan.

There was a three-way tie for third between lots 607, 557 and 393. They posted a 127 ADG ratio. 

Lot 607 is consigned by SHB Angus of Reardan, Wash. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 55, M 24, YW 107, a RFI of -0.88 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. consigned lot 557, a son of S Chisum 6175 with EPDs of BW 3.1, WW 58, M 26, YW 99, a RFI of 2.46 and an Efficiency Ratio of 110. 

Lot 393 is consigned by Magic Valley Ranches of Mesa, Wash. He is a son of Gold Strike of PAR 32 with EPDs of BW 3.5, WW 49, M 22, YW 82, a RFI of 0.99 and an Efficiency Ratio of 121. 

In fourth were two bulls, lots 486 and 604, with an ADG ratio of 123. 

Lot 486 is consigned by Thousand Hills Angus of Toston, Mont. He is a son of TC Franklin 619 with EPDs of BW 2.4, WW 58, M 25, YW 91, a RFI of -2.37 and an Efficiency Ratio of 115. 

Lot 604 is a son of SHB Pendleton 9201 consigned by SHB Angus of Reardan, Wash. He has EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 60, M 30, YW 102, a RFI of 0.88 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99. 

A three-way tie for fifth was taken by lots 593, 23 and 367, with ADG ratios of 121. 

Lot 593 is consigned by Sunny Okanogan Angus of Omak, Wash. The Basin Payweight 107S son shows EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 64, M 17, YW 106, a RFI of 0.13 and an Efficiency Ratio of 98. 

Bullinger Ranch of Manning, N.D. consigned lot 23. He is a son of ZAF Iron Mountain 191 with EPDs of BW 3.0, WW 55, M 20, YW 94, a RFI of 3.10 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99. 

Lot 367 is consigned by 10-T Farms of Lincoln, Neb. He is a son of Sitz Upward 307R with EPDs of BW 2.7, WW 56, M 32, YW 101, a RFI of 7.08 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109.

WDA leaders

Angus Green Tag Group 1

In the weight per day of age (WDA) division of the Green Tag Group One lot 97 emerged as the leader, with a WDA of 3.79. 

Lot 97 is consigned by Hone Ranch of Gardnerville, Nev. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 63, M 29, YW 113, a RFI of -5.63 and an Efficiency Ratio of 131.

In second is lot 278 with a 3.72 WDA. Lot 278 is consigned by Messner Angus Ranch of Laverne, Okla. He is a son of Connealy 044 062 with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 61, M 26, YW 104, a RFI of 1.19 and an Efficiency Ratio of 111. 

Lot 257 came in third with a 3.65 WDA. Lot 257 is consigned by Brand Angus of Lake City, Minn. He is a son of Hoover Dam with EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 54, M 29, YW 100, a RFI of -0.71 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109. 

Tied for fourth with WDAs of 3.63 are lots 269 and 233. 

Lot 269 is consigned by Van Nice Angus Ranch of Hanna, Okla. He is a son of Werner War Party 2417 with EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 56, M 30, YW 105, a RFI of 3.75 and an Efficiency Ratio of 95. 

Lot 233 is consigned by Abegglen Livestock of Garneill, Mont. He is a son of OA Dash 902 with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 59, M 25, YW 92, a RFI of -3.08 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

In fifth was lot 153 with a WDA of 3.54. Lot 153 is consigned by Raezer Ranch of Lingle. He is a son of Connealy Right Answer 746 with EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 58, M 30, YW 108, a RFI of 1.02 and an Efficiency Ratio of 102.

Angus Green Tag Group 2

At the top of Green Tag Group Two for WDA was lot 625 with a WDA of 3.97. Lot 625 is consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch of Menahga, Minn. He is a son of Flat Mountain Efficiency with EPDs of BW -2.6, WW 66, M 15, YW 110, a RFI of 0.35 and an Efficiency Ratio of 117. 

Hyline Angus Ranch of Bozeman, Mont. consigned the second place lot 567, who posted a WDA of 3.70. He is a son of Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor with EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 71, M 31, YW 117, a RFI of -2.07 and an Efficiency Ratio of 125. 

Third was lot 44 with a WDA of 3.58. The lot was consigned by RV Bar Angus Ranch of Jensen, Utah. He is a son of RV Bar Exar R013 with EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 73, M 35, YW 122, a RFI of -1.43 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

Lot 35, with a WDA of 3.56, locked in the fourth place slot. Lot 35 is consigned by Bowman Ranch of Rhame, N.D. The son of CCA Uno 049 has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 60, M 32, YW 100, a RFI of -4.31 and an Efficiency Ratio of 100. 

Fifth went to Lot 401 with a WDA of 3.55. Lot 401, a son of TC Forthright 9284, is consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. He has EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 63, M 31, YW 106, a RFI of -0.42 and an Efficiency Ratio of 111.

Angus White Tag Group 1

In Angus White Tag Group One division, lot 341 led the WDA category with a 3.95. Haycow of Lincoln, Calif. consigned lot 341. The son of Basin Yellowstone R178 with EPDs of BW 3.2, WW 48, M 27, YW 82, a RFI of -4.25 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

Abegglen Livestock of Garneill, Mont. consigned the second placing lot 231, who had a WDA of 3.94. He is a son of WMR Timeless 458 with EPDs of BW 5.8, WW 67, M 24, YW 114, a RFI of 3.61 and an Efficiency Ratio of 88. 

Third was lot 339 with a WDA of 3.92. The lot was consigned by Haycow of Lincoln, Calif. and is a son of Basin Yellowstone R178, with EPDs of BW 3.3, WW 53, M 27, YW 91, a RFI of 3.64 and an Efficiency Ratio of 86. 

Lot 345 came in at fourth with a WDA of 3.87. Also consigned by Haycow of Lincoln, Calif., the son of VAR Rocky 80029 shows EPDs of BW 4.3, WW 63, M 28, YW 103, a RFI of 4.57 and an Efficiency Ratio of 104. 

Rounding out the group was lot 250 in fifth place, with a WDA of 3.84. The Connealy Consensus 7229 son showed EPDs of BW 3.4, WW 63, M 30, YW 103, a RFI of 0.13 and an Efficiency Ratio of 101.

Angus White Tag Group 2 

The White Tag Group Two bulls were led by lot 564 with a WDA of 3.86. 

Lot 564 is consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. He is a son of Flat Mountain Protégé 5, with EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 58, M 27, YW 99, a RFI of -4.09 and an Efficiency Ratio of 115. 

Next was lot 535 with a WDA of 3.76. The bull is consigned by Carlson Angus, Regent, N.D. He is a son of SAV Resource 1441 with EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 65, M 30, YW 106, a RFI of 2.46 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99. 

In third is lot 516 with a 3.73 WDA. The son of Connealy Consensus 7229 was consigned by James Angus of Bloomington, Neb. and has EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 65, M 31, YW 108, a RFI of -0.47 and an Efficiency Ratio of 97. 

SHB Angus of Reardan, Wash. consigned the fourth place lot 604, with a 3.72 WDA. He is a son of SHB Pendleton 9201 with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 60, M 30, YW 102, a RFI of 0.88 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99. 

Lot 425 finished the group with a WDA of 3.70. The bull is consigned by Granger Angus of Great Falls, Mont. He is a son of SAV Final Answer 0035 with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 59, M 29, YW 102, a RFI of -0.48 and an Efficiency Ratio of 101.

Angus ADG Sire Group Leaders

Leading the way in the Angus Sire Group category for ADG is a pen of bulls from Flat Mountain Ranch of Menahga, Minn. Lots 621, 622 and 625 combined to average 3.94 ADG. They are sired by Flat Mountain Efficiency. 

Marda Angus Ranch of Lodi, Wisc. consigned the second place sire group, which included lots 100, 101 and 111. The group posted an average ADG of 3.81 and were sired by SAV Final Answer 0035. 

Third, with an average ADG of 3.71, are lots 594, 595 and 596. They are consigned by Sunny Okanogan of Omak, Wash. and are sired by SAV Angus Valley 1867. 

Fourth place honors belonged to lots 291, 293 and 294 with an average ADG of 3.68. They were consigned by Pioneer Angus of Hay, Wash. and sired by Basin Yellowstone R178. 

Lots 603, 604 and 605 took the fifth place sire group with an average ADG of 3.67. They were consigned by SHB Angus of Reardan, Wash. and were sired by SHB Pendleton 9201.

Angus WDA Sire Group Leaders

Leading the way in the Angus Sire Group Category for WDA is a trio of bulls consigned by Haycow of Lincoln, Calif. Lots 339, 341 and 347 are sired by Basin Yellowstone R178 and had an average WDA of 3.88. 

The second place sire group consisted of lots 340, 343 and 345 with an average WDA of 3.81. They are also consigned by Haycow and were sired by VAR Rocky 80029. 

Abegglen Livestock of Garneill, Mont. consigned lots 233, 234 and 235 – the third high average WDA sire group with an average of 3.68. The bulls were sired by OA Dash 902. 

Fourth belonged to lots 426, 427 and 430 with an average WDA of 3.58. They were consigned by Granger Angus of Great Falls, Mont. and sired by Granger Great Falls 053. 

Fifth place sire group belonged to lots 291, 293 and 294, consigned by Pioneer Angus of Hay, Wash., with an average WDA of 3.57. Basin Yellowstone R178 sired the group.