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Angus bulls make a strong showing at Midland Bull Test

Two sets of Angus bulls completed this year’s Midland Bull Test, numbering 691 animals. The Angus bulls were split into two groups. The green tag group consists of bulls that are at or below breed average of +1.8 for BW EPD and 84 pounds and under actual birth weight. The EPDs are current as of March 8, and class splits for green and white tag divisions were made based on Feb. 4, 2013 EPDs.

ADG Leaders

Angus Green Tag Group 1

For average daily gain (ADG) of the green tag group one, lots 325 and 122 tied, with an ADG ratio of 128. Lot 325 was consigned by Doug Booth Family Angus of Torrington and sired by Connealy Final Product. This bull has EPDs of BW 81 WW 63 M 32 YW 1.

Strasburg Angus of Marshall, Wisc. consigned lot 122, sired by Kesslers Frontman R001. He has EPDs of BW -0.4 WW 53 M 31 YW 94.

Coming in second ADG for green tag group one is lot 85, sired by PS Western Addition E42, with an ADG of 124. The bull, consigned by Lightning Creek Cattle Co. of Girard, Kans. has EPDs of BW 1.3 WW 55 M 24 YW 97.

Lots 133 and 301 tied for second with ADGs of 123. Lot 133, consigned by TM Angus Genetics of Oak Harbor, Ohio, has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 56 M 31 YW 102 and was sired by SAV Pioneer 7301.

Garret Farms of Hillsdale, N.Y. consigned lot 301, sired by N Bar Emulation EXT. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 41 M 21 YW 79.

In fourth place for the group was a bull with an ADG ratio of 121, lot 248. The bull, sired by Cole Creek Cedar Ridge IV and consigned by Dietz Family Angus of Sentinel Butte, N.D., had EPDs of BW 0.4 WW 48 M 26 YW 86.

Rounding out green tag group one was an OSU Currency sired bull, lot 156. The bull posted an ADG ratio of 120 and EPDS of BW 1.8 WW 51 M 27 YW 94. Winding River Angus of Billings, Mont. consigned the bull.

Angus Green Tag Group 2

For group 2, lot 637 posted the leading ADG ratio, with 135. The bull was sired by Basin Payweight 023W and was consigned by Sioux Pass Angus of Lodge Grass, Mont. His EPDs were BW 0.6 WW 42 M 22 YW 83.

Lot 646, sired by HA Image Maker 0415, posted the second-high ADG of the group, with 128. The bull was consigned by WPR Angus Division at Sheridan and has EPDs of BW 0.3 WW 55 M 29 YW 93.

Sitting at third for the group is lot 667, consigned by Century Farm Black Angus in Cottage Grove, Ore. The lot, sired by SAF Strategy 9015, posted an ADG ratio of 127 and has EPDS of BW 1.7 WW 62 M 23 YW 19.

Tied for fourth with an ADG ratio of 124 were lots 443 and 415. Lot 443 was consigned by Aiton Angus of Harlowton, Mont. and sired by Sitz Upward 307R. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 68 M 32 YW 121.

Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. consigned lot 415, who was sired by HARB Rick O’Shay 838 JH and has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 49 M 33 YW 102.

Lot 515, consigned by McCall Land and Cattle Co. of Albequerque, N.M. and sired by Connealy Impression 6262, finished the top five with an ADG ratio of 123. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.4 WW 60 M 29 YW 105.

Angus White Tag Group 1

Topping the Angus white tag group one for ADG ratio was lot 231. The bull, sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 and consigned by Rolling Acres Angus of Freetown, Ind., has a ratio of 136 and EPDs of BW 4.6 WW 62 M 17 YW 109.

Lot 328 took the second place ADG ratio, with 126. Doug Booth Family Angus of Torrington consigned the bull, which was sired by Dakota Gold. It has EPDs of BW 1.5 WW 54 M 24 YW 96.

In third was lot 149, sired by Boyd Resume 9008 and consigned by Locust Hill Farm of Middleburg, Va. The bull had an ADG ration of 125 and EPDs of BW 1.0 WW 58 M 30 YW 105.

A Sitz Upward 307R sired bull consigned by Flying AJ Ranch of Stevensville, Mont. took the fourth place spot with an ADG ratio of 123. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.2 WW 52 M 31 YW 102.

Lot 315 rounded out the group with an ADG ratio of 122. The bull, sired by SF reflection 080 and consigned by Triple C Farm of Pilesgrove, N.J., has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 58 M 24 YW 104.

Angus White Tag Group 2

The Angus white tag group two was let by lot 383 with an ADG ratio of 142. Consigned by Green Angus Ranch of Hardin, Mont. and sired by BCC Upward 15X, the bull has EPDs of BW 5.0 WW 60 M 19 YW 114.

Second place in the group went to lot 30, consigned by Nelson Family Farms of Mabel, Minn. The bull had an ADG ratio of 128 and EPDs of BW 1.0 WW 56 M 29 YW 103. It was sired by SS Incentive 9J17.

The third place bull, posting an ADG ratio of 127, was lot 654, sired by Granger 7X Big Sky 888 and consigned by 7X Angus Ranch of Alva. The bull has EPDs of BW 3.3 WW 59 M 28 YR 106.

Coombs Cattle Company of Riverside, Utah consigned lot 544, which posted a fourth place achieving ADG ratio of 126. The bull was sired by GAR Predestined and has EPDs of BW 2.2 WW 55 M 26 YW 96.

Lot 652 took fifth in the group, with an ADG ratio of 125. 7X Angus Ranch of Alva also consigned the Prime Maker Plus-sired bull. His EPDs are BW 2.2 WW 54 M 22 YW 85.

Lots 617 and 357 tied for the sixth place ADG ratio, posting a 124. 

Lot 617, consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch of Menahga, Minn., was sired by Syd Gen CC & 7 and has EPDs of BW 5.2 WW 50 M 35 YW 98.

Sired by Granger Pioneer 052, lot 357 was consigned by Hone Ranch of Gardnerville, Nev. and has EPDs of BW 2.8 WW 54 M 25 YW 97.

WDA Leaders

Angus Green Tag Group 1

In the green tag group one, lots 256 and 270 tied for the top place in average WDA, with a score of 3.61. 

Lot 256, sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 and consigned by Abegglen Livestock of Garniell, Mont., has EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 59 M 27 YW 104.

Messner Angus Ranch of Laverne, Okla. Consigned lot 270, which was sired by Vermilion Franklin W880. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.3 WW 52 M 20 YW 93.

Second in the group, with a WDA of 3.56 was lot 301. The bull was sired by N Bar Emulation EXT and was consigned by Garret Farms of Hillsdale, N.Y. His EPDs are BW 1.8 WW 41 M 21 YW 79.

Lot 290 took the third place with a WDA of 3.54. The SAV Pioneer 7301 sired bull was consigned by Drysdale Farms, Inc. of Wabasha, Minn. and has EPDs of BW 1.4 WW 52 M 35 YW 94.

Tying for fourth were lots 265 and 325, with a WDA of 3.51.

Lot 265 was consigned by Messner Angus Ranch of Laverne, Okla. and sired by Poss Total Impact 745. The bull has EPDs of BW 1.8 WW 60 M 20 YW 103.

Doug Booth Family Angus of Torrington consigned lot 325, a son of Connealy Final Product. The bull has EPDs of BW 0.7 WW 63 M 32 YW 117.

Taking fifth in the green tag group one WDA leaders was lot 246 with a WDA of 3.50. The WMR Right Time 380 son was consigned by O-X Angus of Sheridan, Mont. and has EPDs of BW 1.1 WW 64 M 25 YW 103.

Angus Green Tag Group 2

Lot 575 led Angus green tag group two in WDA with 3.98. The bull was sired by HARB Icon 019 and consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch in Boyd, Mont. His EPDs are BW 1.3 WW 67 M 28 YW 110.

 Coming in second was a bull consigned by Shooting Star Ranch of Gooding, Idaho, lot 4, with a WDA of 3.80. The bull was sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 and has EPDs of BW 1 WW 47 M 22 YW 100.

Lot 360 came in third for WDA, with a score of 3.78. The bull, sired by Laflin Southwind 5258 and consigned by Haycow of Lincoln, Calif., has EPDs of BW -1.7 WW 72 M 20 YW 108.

Fourth went to lot 593 and had a WDA of 3.75. Hyline Angus Ranch of Boze

man, Mont. consigned the Vin MAR O Reillys Factor bull, which has EPDs of BW 1.7 WW 57 M 28 YW 108.

Two bulls with a WDA of 3.69 tied for the fifth place spot. 

Lot 442 was consigned by Brian Barragree and Richard Johnson of Absarokee, Mont. and sired by Sitz Upward 307R. His EPDs are BW 1.7 WW 49 M 35 YW 99.

Lot 607, a bull sired by Poss Total Impact 745 and consigned by Twin Creek Angus of Fork Atkinson, Iowa, has EPDs of BW 0.5 WW 75 M 33 YW 127.

Angus White Tag Group 1

In the Angus white tag group one, lot 63 had the top WDA, with a 4.00. The bull was sired by GAR Objective 7125 and consigned by Mohogany Hollow of Delta, Utah. His EPDs are BW -0.4 WW 73 M 32 YW 125.

Lot 225 was next with a WDA of 3.88. Zeller Angus Farm of Noblesville, Ind. consigned the bull, which was sired by SAV Camaro 9272. His EPDs are BW 3.7 WW 60 M 34 YW 105.

Abegglen Livestock of Garniell, Mont. consigned the third-high WDA of 3.86 in the group, lot 253. The bull, sired by WMR Timeless 458, had EPDs of BW 3.5 WW 70 M 26 YW 124.

The fourth and fifth placing bulls were both sired by Sitz Upward 307R.

Placing fourth with a WDA of 3.67 was lot 293, consigned by Brand Angus of Lake City, Minn. His EPDs were BW 3.0 WW 56 M 31 YW 106.

Lot 333 rounded out the group with a WDA of 3.65. The bull was consigned by Flying AJ Ranch of Stevensville, Mont. and has EPDs of BW 1.6 WW 67 M 33 YW 118.

Angus White Tag Group 2

Two bulls tied for the top average WDA in the Angus white tag group two, with a WDA of 3.89.

Lot 571, consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. and sired by S Chisum 6175, has EPDs of BW 3.1 WW 60 M 37 YW 105.

Lot 577, also consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch, was sired by R E B Freedom 1156 and has EPDs of BW 2.2 WW 55 M 26 YW 98.

Harrison Angus Ranch also consigned the second highest WDA in the group, with a WDA of 3.84. Lot 573 was sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 and has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW 63 M 24 YW 107.

A WDA of 3.73 marked the third-highest bulls in the category, lot 605 and lot 548.

Lot 605, who was also sired by Connealy Consensus 7220, was consigned by Deppe Angus of Waverly, Iowa and has EPDs of BW 1.9 WW75 M 23 YW 124.

Lot 548, sired by Summitcrest Darth 1537, was consigned by Earhart Farms of Powell and has EPDs of BW 1.6 WW 63 M 25 YW 119.

In fourth of the group was lot 517 with a WDA of 3.72. The bull was consigned by McCall Land and Cattle Co. of Albuquerque, N.M. and sired by JMC Answer 9485 529B and has EPDs of BW 3.1 WW 66 M 24 YW 114.

Rounding out the category was lot 570, a bull also consigned by Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont., with a WDA of 3.67. The bull was sired by S Chisum 6175 and ha EPDs of BW 2.7 WW 58 M 34 YW 101.

Angus ADG Sire Group Leaders

Flat Mountain Ranch of Menahga, Minn. topped the ADG of Angus sire groups, with an average ADG of 123. SydGenCC&7 sired lots 617, 618 and 619.

In a close second were lots 633, 636 and 637, sired by Basin Payweight 023W. The bulls posted an ADG of 121 and were consigned by Sioux Pass Angus of Lodge Grass, Mont. 

An average ADG of 116 secured the third spot in the group for lots 651, 652 and 653. 7X Angus Ranch of Alva consigned these three sons of Prime Maker Plus.

Tied in the fourth place spot with an average ADG of 114 were lots 542, 543 and 544 and lots 333, 334 and 335.

Lot 542, 543 and 544 were consigned by Coombs Cattle of Riverside, Utah and sired by GAR Predestined.

Sitz Upward 307R sired lots 333, 334 and 335, which were consigned by Flying AJ Ranch of Stevensville, Mont.

Angus WDA Sire Group Leaders

Harrison Angus Ranch of Boyd, Mont. took the top three places for leading WDA among Angus sire group.

With a WDA of 3.69 and placing first were lots 567, 576 and 577. The bulls were sired by REB Freedom 1156.

In second were three sons of Connealy Consensus 7229 with an average WDA of 3.66.

Three sons of S Chisum 6175, lots 570, 571 and 572, took the third place spot.

Consigned by Deppe Angus of Waverly, Iowa, the fourth place average WDA went to three sons of Connealy Consensus 7229, lot 603, 604 and 605, with a WDA of 3.51.

Rounding out the WDA leaders for Angus sire groups was lots 333, 334 and 335, consigned by Flying AJ Ranch of Stevensville, Mont. The bulls were sired by Sitz Upward 307R.