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Salers bulls show excellent quality emerging from Midland’s 52nd test

The Salers were divided into two groups based on percentage of Salers. 

Group One are those bulls at 7/8 Salers to purebred, and Group Two are those bulls less than 7/8 Salers.

The Salers bulls, lots 900 through 985, will sell on April 2 beginning at 1 p.m. 

ADG Leaders

Salers Group One

Leading the average daily gain (ADG) category for the high-percentage Salers group was lot 964 with an ADG ratio of 122. Lot 964 is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. He is a son of AVS Outwest 210X with EPDs of BW 1.0, WW 54, M 23, YW 94, a RFI of -0.84 and an Efficiency Ratio of 110. 

Tied for second with ADG ratios of 121 were lots 981 and 967. 

Lot 981 is consigned by Bodine’s 9th Ave. Cattle Co. of Voltaire, N.D. He is a son of Keys Rockstar 95X with EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 43, M 20, YW 78, a RFI of 1.48 and an Efficiency Ratio of 110. 

Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. consigned lot 967. He is a son of Big Sky Evidence 53Y with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 55, M 23, YW 98, a RFI of -0.26 and an Efficiency Ratio of 106. 

In third is lot 966 with an ADG ratio of 117. The lot is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. He is a son of OPP Custom Made of 50K with EPDs of BW 1.7, WW 54, M 22, YW 103, a RFI of -3.63 and an Efficiency Ratio of 116. 

Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. consigned the fourth-high ADG lot 919. With an ADG ratio of 114, SRS Yuma 072Y son with EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 59, M 23, YW 107, a RFI of 0.10 and an Efficiency Ratio of 86. 

Tied for fifth with ADG ratios of 111 are lots 922 and 908. 

Lot 922 is consigned by Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. He is a son of PRK YES 943Y with EPDs of BW 2.6, WW 58, M 29, YW 98, a RFI of -1.56 and an Efficiency Ratio of 104. 

Lot 908, a son of CCHS M-A-M Prise 563X, is consigned by Panther Country Salers of Leigh, Neb. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 52, M 26, YW 88, a RFI of -0.64 and an Efficiency Ratio of 91.

Salers Group Two

Leading the ADG category for the lower-percentage Salers bulls was lot 900 with an ADG ratio of 123. The lot, consigned by Neben Ranch of Lexington, Neb., is a son of AVS Outwest 210X with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 66, M 24, YW 111, a RFI of -0.27 and an Efficiency Ratio of 113. 

Second went to lot 925 with an ADG ratio of 122. Lot 925 is consigned by Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girad, Kans. He is a son of SO Payweight 343-10 with EPDs of BW 2.1, WW 39, M 15, YW 69, a RFI of -0.11 and an Efficiency Ratio of 111. 

Tied for third with ADG ratios of 119 were lots 969 and 903.

Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. consigned lot 969, a son of SAV 707 Rito 9969 with EPDs of BW 4.5, WW 50, M 20, YW 100, a RFI of -1.32 and an Efficiency Ratio of 123. 

Lot 903 is consigned by Ahtanum Valley Salers of Yakima, Wash. He is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 49, M 20, YW 93, a RFI of -0.49 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109. 

A son of Keys Rockstar 95X, lot 985, took fourth with an ADG ratio of 117. Lot 985 is consigned by Bodine’s 9th Ave. Cattle Co. of Voltaire, N.D., and he has EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 43, M 15, YW 73, a RFI of 1.21 with an Efficiency Ratio of 108. 

Rounding out the group, fifth place went to lot 968 with an ADG ratio of 113. Lot 968 is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. He is a son of OPP ContntlDivide 02Y of 53 with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 45, M 24, YW 91, a RFI of 0.86 and an Efficiency Ratio of 100.

WDA leaders

Salers Group One

In the high percentage weight per day of age (WDA) category, lot 922 led the group with a WDA of 3.48. Lot 922 is consigned by Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. He is a son of PRK YES 943Y with EPDs of BW 2.6, WW 58, M 29, YW 98, a RFI of -1.56 and an Efficiency Ratio of 104. 

In second was lot 919 with a WDA of 3.32. Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. consigned the son of SRS Yuma 072Y with EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 59, M 23, YW 107, a RFI of 0.10 and an Efficiency Ratio of 86. 

Lot 920 took third place with a WDA of 3.25. Lot 920, consigned by Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont., is a son of SRS Yuma 072Y. 

Fourth went to lot 967 with a WDA of 3.23. Lot 967, a bull consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D., is a son of Big Sky Evidence 53Y with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 55, M 23, YW 98, a RFI of -0.26 and an Efficiency Ratio of 106. 

Elm Creek Ranch’s lot 958 came in fifth with a WDA of 3.19. The Hebron, N.D. son of GGT P BK Enforcer 300U boasts EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 62, M 29, YW 105, a RFI of -0.33 and an Efficiency Ratio of 105.

Salers Group 2 

In the low-percentage WDA category, lot 925 won with a WDA of 3.89. Lot 925 is consigned by Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girad, Kans. He is a son of SO Payweight 343-10 with EPDs of BW 2.1, WW 39, M 15, YW 69, a RFI of -0.11 and an Efficiency Ratio of 111.

In second is lot 903 with a WDA of 3.78. Consigned by Ahtanum Valley Salers of Yakima, Wash., he is a son of AAR Ten X 7008 SA with EPDs of BW 0.9, WW 49, M 20, YW 93, a RFI of -0.49 and an Efficiency Ratio of 109. 

Lot 926, with a WDA of 3.50, came in third. He is consigned by Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girad, Kans. and a son of SO Payweight 343-10 with EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 31, M 12, YW 54, a RFI of 0.39 and an Efficiency Ratio of 100. 

Fourth went to lot 924 with a WDA of 3.46, consigned by Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. He is a son of SRS Yahtzee 966Y with EPDs of BW 1.8, WW 58, M 21, YW 113, a RFI of -1.23 and an Efficiency Ratio of 100. 

In fifth was lot 917 with a WDA of 3.39. The son of DJF Xclusive 498X is consigned by Parke Ranch of Drummond, Mont. and has EPDs of BW 2.8, WW 55, M 20, YW 100, a RFI of -2.14 and an Efficiency Ratio of 106.

Salers Sire Group ADG Leaders

Leading the Salers sire group in the ADG category is the consignment from Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girard, Kans., with a group sired by SO Payweight 343-10. Lots 925, 926 and 927 had an average ADG of 3.65. 

In second was a trio sired by Connealy Final Product  and consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. Lots 970, 971 and 972 combined for an average ADG of 3.45. 

Lots 981, 983 and 985 came in at third with an ADG of 3.41. They were consigned by Bodine’s 9th Ave. Cattle Co. of Voltaire, N.D. and were sired by Keys Rockstar 95X.

Salers Sire Group WDA Leaders

Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girard, Kans. continued their winning streak, taking the top prize for Salers sire group in the WDA category. Lots 925, 926 and 928 posted an average WDA of 3.54. They are sired by SO Payweight 343-10. 

Second went to lots 954, 955 and 958 with an average WDA of 3.12. They were consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. and were sired by GGT P BK Enforcer 300U. 

Rounding out the WDA-leading sire groups was Bodine’s 9th Ave Cattle Co. of Voltaire, N.D. with three sons of Keys Rockstar 95X. Lots 981, 983 and 984 had an average WDA of 3.09.