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Simmental bulls make a strong showing in Midland’s annual bull test

This year’s Simmental bulls, represented in lots 1000 through 1011, are set to sell on April 2, following the Gelbvieh and Salers bulls.

Simmental ADG leaders

At the top of the Simmentals for average daily gain was a tie between lots 1003 and 1009 with an average daily gain (ADG) ratio of 115. 

Lot 1003 is consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill. He is a son of SAV Brilliance 8077 with EPDs of BW -1.7, WW 61, M 26, YW 96, a RFI of -0.86 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

Lot 1009 is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. He is a son of RC Club King 040R with EPDs of BW 1.3, WW 77, M 27, YW 124, a RFI of -2.37 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

In second is lot 1001 with an ADG ratio of 110. Consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill., he is a son of SAV Brilliance 8077 with EPDs of BW -1.0, WW 62, M 27, YW 100, a RFI of 1.77 and an Efficiency Ratio of 107. 

Slipping into third is lot 1011 with an ADG ratio of 105. Lot 1011 is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch, Hebron, ND. He is a son of HTP SVF In Dew Time with EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 69, M 16, YW 97, a RFI of -3.11 and an Efficiency Ratio of 117. 

Fourth is lot 1000, a  son of MR NLC Upgrade U8676, with an ADG ratio of 104. The bull, consigned by Sundberg Farms of Mendota, Ill., shows EPDs of BW 3.2, WW 78, M 24, YW 116, a RFI of 1.93 and an Efficiency Ratio of 93. 

Rounding out the top five Simmental ADG leaders is lot 1010 with an ADG ratio of 102. The bull is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. and is a son of RC Club King 040R with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 69, M 22, YW 107, a RFI of 1.98 and an Efficiency Ratio of 96.

Simmental WDA leaders

There was also a tie at the top of the weight per day of age (WDA) category for Simmentals with lots 1009 and 1007 posting a WDA of 3.26. 

Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. consigned lot 1009, a son of RC Club King 040R. His EPDs are BW 1.3, WW 77, M 27, YW 124, a RFI of -2.37 and an Efficiency Ratio of 118. 

Lot 1007 is also consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. He is a son of RC Club King 040R with EPDs of BW -1.0, WW 65, M 23, YW 96, a RFI of -0.66 and an Efficiency Ratio of 112. 

In second is another Elm Creek Ranch consignment, lot 1008,with a WDA of 3.22. He is a son of RC Club King 040R with EPDs of BW 0.6, WW 68, M 19, YW 98, a RFI of 1.38 and an Efficiency Ratio of 99. 

In the middle is lot 1006 with a WDA of 3.20. Lot 1006 is consigned by Nelson Family Farms of Mabel, Minn. A son of 918W with EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 65, M 17, YW 105 and a RFI of 1.48 with an Efficiency Ratio of 95. 

Following in fourth is lot 1011 with a WDA of 3.19. The bull is consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. The son of HTP SVF In Dew Time has EPDs of BW 1.4, WW 69, M 16, YW 97, a RFI of -3.11 and an Efficiency Ratio of 117. 

Lot 1004 finished fifth with a WDA of 3.16. Consigned by Nelson Family Farms of Mabel, Minn. He is a son of Ruby NFF Excalibur 002X with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 64, M 23, YW 97, a RFI of 0.70 and an Efficiency Ratio of 95.     

Simmental Sire Group Leaders

Winning both the ADG and WDA sire groups in the Simmental division were bulls consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. and sired by RC Club King 040R. 

Lots 1008, 1009 and 1010 posted an ADG of 3.41, and lots 1007, 1008 and 1009 had an average WDA of 3.25.