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2 Contents Angus Simmental Red Angus Hereford Charolais Shorthorn Index COVER PHOTO Photo courtesy of Heidi Anderson, Kansas BACK COVER PHOTO Photo courtesy of Morgan Meisenheimer, Oklahoma Here is a real-world fertility comparison from Dalebanks Angus in Kansas, looking at 1,612 matings over seven breeding seasons. The data reveals a 6 to 11 percent Select Sires advantage over other semen companies. MATT PERRIER OF DALEBANKS ANGUS SUMS IT UP LIKE THIS: The Select Sires bulls we have used have shown they can get more females pregnant. Ultimately, when you make the decision to A.I. your heifers and cows isn t getting them pregnant to the A.I. bull what you want? Dalebanks Conception Rate Data by Stud 64.10% 65.00% 60.00% 55.00% 50.00% 58.10% 53.40% 45.00% 40.00% Select Sires Company A Company B At Select Sires, we re excited about what the advantages of A.I. can do for you Follow the Leader!

3 leader the follow for over 50 years, Select Sires has delivered superior genetics and high- quality semen at affordable prices, But there s more to what we do than just making semen. Our rigorous quality standards have propelled Select Sires to a dominating position in terms of Sire Conception Rate in the dairy world, where millions of records substantiate our position. It s important to know that ALL marketed Select Sires semen passes the same semen quality tests in the same lab. If semen doesn t pass all tests, it goes in the trash! Below is recent Sire Conception Rate data comparing Select Sires to several other major A.I. studs. It s easy to see that not all A.I. studs are created equal when it comes to the conception rates of their product. not all A.I. studs Are created equal Sire Conception Rate Lineup Average All Active Holstein Sires (Proven and Young Sires) Select Sires 158 bulls Genex 172 bulls Alta 138 bulls *December 2016 SCR data based on 4,490,020 records Source: December 2016 Holstein Active A.I, Listing, Domestic and Foreign Bull and December 2016 Holstein Genomic Sire Active A.I. Listing 0.7 Accelerated 152 bulls -0.2 ABS 120 bulls -1 ST 26 bulls THE LEADER IN SUPERIOR GENETICS with an emphasis on Conception, Calving Ease, Carcass and Cows. We use all the available information to make our bull selection decisions. THE LEADER IN SERVICE Our people are second to none in terms of taking care of customers like you. When we say Your Success Our Passion, we mean it! The Leader in Reproduction and Research No other A.I. stud has devoted as much time, energy and research investment in pursuing better ways to synchronize and A.I. heifers and cows. Our collaborative efforts over the past 30 years helped the A.I. industry to get where it is today with synchronization systems that are consistent, efficient and successful. The Leader in fertility Semen quality plays a major role in our success, and more importantly, your success. With more beef on beef fertility data than any other A.I. source and with documentation of superior Sire Conception Rates from the semen we market, Select Sires offers a fertility advantage like no other.

4 7AN388 S S NIAGARA Z29 ANGUS Reg: Tattoo: Z29 DOB: 1/5/2012 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 690 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1408 lbs / ratio 114 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 SYDGEN C C & 7 HOOVER DAM ERICA OF ELLSTON C124 B/R NEW DAY 454 JET S S X144 JET S S T151 * Dam of Niagara One of our favorites, and rightfully so, he does lots of things right! Young Sire Program data has solidified this bull for low birth and high growth Adds base-width and a super rib design to attractive, big-bodied offspring His pedigree is constructed with proven, good-uddered cowmaker sires Check out his elite HP EPD! Excellent mating option on Comrade, Capitalist and Sunrise daughters Daughter, UT Crossville, TN From Stewart Select Angus, IN EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, OSU Campus, OH SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

5 7AN395 K C F BENNETT FORTRESS Reg: Tattoo: Y331 DOB: 9/25/2011 BW: 76 lbs / ET WW: 635 lbs / ET YW: 1054 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 CONNEALY CONSENSUS BLINDA OF CONANGA 004 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 THOMAS PATRICIA 9705 THOMAS PATRICIA Full sister to Fortress ANGUS Fortress wraps pedigree, performance and phenotype into a proven package that is easy to use in many applications Consistently sires strong calves of both sexes with low birth weights and excellent vigor at birth Adds depth of body and doability in a sound-structured, high-performance package Unique pairing of $W and $B with birth to yearling spread like no other Fortress provides protection for your herd Ideal mating on Prophet and Traction daughters Daughter, ODRC Mansfield, OH From Knoll Crest Farm Inc., VA EPD Acc % Rank Son, ODRC Mansfield, OH Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

6 ANGUS 7AN418 DEER VALLEY PATRIOT 3222 Patriot has established his ability to sire low birth weight cattle that excel for growth and phenotype Larger framed, longer fronted Capitalist son who transmits muscle shape and dimension Big time genetic merit and genomic superstar meets big time visual appeal Backed by one of the top cows in the Angus breed who is also the dam of All In, expect him to deliver quality and performance His first calf crop has been well received and have commanded top auction prices From Deer Valley Farm and Taylor Angus Farms, TN Reg: Tattoo: 3222 DOB: 2/4/2013 BW: 64 lbs / ratio 95 WW: 975 lbs/ ratio 122 YW: 1437 lbs / ratio 112 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 6.2 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 SITZ UPWARD 307R DEER VALLEY RITA 0274 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN EPD Acc % Rank AN451 WERNER FLAT TOP 4136 Black Granite s stoutest and best phenotype son, he was a favorite in the yards at the 2016 NWSS Offers more stature than his sire and is flawless in structure and phenotype Maternal strength is braided into his stellar pedigree, his dam consistently transmits exceptional phenotype while backing it up with production records Covers all the bases for EPD s and excels for RE and $W From Werner Angus LLC, IL; Chandler Cattle Company and Buford Ranches, OK Lisonbee Angus, Ranch, UT; Rock Ridge Farms, Solid Rock Angus and Sammy & Connie Ayres, KY; Sarkaria Farms and Trowbridge Farms, NY; Bill Hargrafen, IA and Reisig Cattle, MT Reg: Tattoo: 4136 DOB: 9/7/2014 BW: 86 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 874 lbs/ ratio 114 YW: 1452 lbs / ratio 114 Yr. SC: 38 cm NEW CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 CONNEALY BLACK GRANITE EURA ELGA OF CONANGA 9109 C R A BEXTOR WERNER LADY 0304 SANDPOINT LADY 7869 Dam of Flat Top * EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

7 7AN351 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 Reg: Tattoo: 028 DOB: 1/11/2010 BW: 70 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 861 lbs / ratio 117 YW: 1443 lbs / ratio 117 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.8 SITZ TRAVELER 8180 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V EMULOUS 8145 C R A BEXTOR PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 PRIDES TRAV OF CONANGA 6499 Daughter, John Carrel, MT ANGUS Unmatched in his ability to transmit body mass, base width and visual muscle A proven calving ease sire that adds dimension every time Cowmaker deluxe, his daughters are easy keeping with perfect udders and raise heavy calves Excellent mating choice for larger-framed cattle that need rib and dimension Limited semen availability Daughter, Decades of Excellence, TN From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE and 44 Farms, TX EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Solid Rock Angus, KY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

8 7AN463 TEX PLAYBOOK 5437 NEW ANGUS Reg: Tattoo: 5437 DOB: 8/3/2015 BW: 75 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 840 lbs / ratio 121 YW: 1456 lbs / ratio 118 Yr. SC: 42 cm BASIN PAYWEIGHT 006S BASIN PAYWEIGHT AR O LASS 7017 SUMMITCREST COMPLETE 1P55 RITA 1C43 OF 9M26 COMPLETE RITA 9M26 OF RITA 5F56 PRED Dam of Playbook Payweight s most complete son combining a powerful phenotype and unmatched EPD tabulation His dam and granddam are Angus royalty that stem from the proven producer, revenue generator and herd sire maker, Rita 5F56 The bull is stout, yet smooth made, big middled with lots of base width and muscle expression and has great feet! Playbook has passed every test unique pedigree, flawless phenotype, outstanding individual performance, elite genomics Semen will be available after April 1, 2017 Full sister to Playbook From Teixeira Cattle Co., OR; Deer Valley Farms and Crazy K Ranch, TN; Rishel Angus, NE; Black Gold Genetics, IL and Valley Oak Angus, MO EPD Acc % Rank Maternal sister by Comrade to Playbook SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

9 7AN443 BALDRIDGE BRONC NEW Reg: Tattoo: C010 DOB: 1/6/2015 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 90 WW: 765 lbs / ratio 99 YW: 1355 lbs / ratio 100 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.6 EF COMPLEMENT 8088 EF COMMANDO 1366 RIVERBEND YOUNG LUCY W1470 STYLES UPGRADE J59 BALDRIDGE ISABEL Y69 BALDRIDGE ISABEL T935 ANGUS One of the hottest young sires to enter A.I. this year The top-selling bull of the record-setting 2016 Baldridge Brothers Bull Sale Bronc is an expressive muscled, masculine young sire with a huge top and bold rib shape. He is level in design and has tremendous base width. Bronc exceeds his sire for frame size and he captures your attention from every angle His dam is one of the most prolific donors in the Baldridge Brothers herd and she stems from the legendary Isabel cow family This genomic and performance superstar ranks in the top tier of the Angus breed for CED, BW, WW, YW, RE, $W and $B When you combine data with desirable phenotype...bronc stands alone An easy-to-use sire that offers mating flexibility like no other From Baldridge Bros., NE; Mile High Angus, CO and Tuchsherer Angus, KS Dam of Bronc Granddam of Bronc EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

10 ANGUS 7AN460 CROUTHAMEL PROTOCOL 3022 One of the most exciting finds of the fall, he should be part of your protocol for breeding season Imagine the mating flexibility his pedigree and EPD profile provides! You will love his phenotype too-moderate, big middle, great footed, with lots of shape and dimension Check out his combination of CED, DOC, $W and $B! One of the most uniquely bred, high marbling and maternal sires in the breed NEW Dam of Protocol Reg: Tattoo: 3022 DOB: 1/10/2013 BW: 87 lbs / ratio 99 WW: 805 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1480 lbs / ratio 114 CONNEALY PACKER 547 CCC MERRITT 030 MVCC GAR BANDO 1240 BT CROSSOVER 758N CCC LADY RAIN 932 CAMAS PRAIRIE K LADY 7507 From Raymond & Son Inc., OR and Crouthamel Cattle Co., WA Full sister, Crouthamel Cattle Co., WA EPD Acc % Rank AN349 PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360 Weigh Up continues to gain in popularity because of his outstanding progeny. He is a proven performance sire that covers all the bases One of our highest for HP, $W and $B, this is a rare combination Sons have topped sales across the country and his daughters are treasured gems Count on his progeny to be sound structured, good footed, and high performing with fault free design Weigh Up adds profit like no other From Deer Valley Farm, TN and Koberstein Farms LLC, CO Reg: Tattoo: K360 DOB: 2/8/2010 BW: 92 lbs / ratio 108 WW: 756 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1322 lbs / ratio 114 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.8 EPD Acc % Rank CONNEALY ONWARD SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M G A R RETAIL PRODUCT BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

11 7AN440 DEER VALLEY OLD HICKORY Reg: Tattoo: 4181 DOB: 1/16/2014 BW: 76 lbs / ET WW: 825 lbs / ET YW: 1340 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1 SITZ UPWARD 307R PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 S A V BISMARCK 5682 DEER VALLEY RITA 1126 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 ANGUS The most impressive son of Weigh Up we have encountered. He s stout made and sound footed with a tremendous hip and rear leg Old Hickory exhibits extra length of body and neck extension, yet is soft middled and bold ribbed His impressive dam is a member of one of the most successful embryo flushes from the $300,000 GAR Objective She posts a progeny record of WR and YR and UREA Initial calf reports are low birth, easily born calves with captivating eye appeal and the look to grow Rich in pedigree, stellar phenotype and an elite EPD script makes Hickory an easy choice to use From Deer Valley Farm, TN; Boyd Beef Cattle, Solid Rock Angus, Sammy Ayres, Jared Ayres, KY; Trowbridge Farms, NY; Cole Elrod, GA; Pembrook Cattle Company, OK and Tom Boyan, NJ Dam of Old Hickory Full sister, Solid Rock Angus, KY EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

12 ANGUS 7AN379 DEER VALLEY ALL IN A proven spread bull that you can count on for low birth, yet high performing calves Decends from a strong cow family, which includes GAR Objective 2345, the calving ease legend who is also the dam of Progress and Composure With a pedigree three-deep in breed changers, All In stands alone with his ability to improve Calving Ease, boost Weaning and Yearling performance and lift carcass premiums His first daughter reports are sweet uddered, feminine females with excellent mothering ability From Deer Valley Farm, TN; Ken McMichael and Bridges Angus Farm LLC, GA * METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 143 / 8 QPI / % 100 / 63 ROI / % 223 / 31 Reg: Tattoo: 2138 DOB: 1/23/2012 BW: 69 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 772 lbs/ ratio 102 YW: 1144 lbs Yr. SC: 43 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 MYTTY IN FOCUS A A R TEN X 7008 S A A A R LADY KELTON 5551 SITZ UPWARD 307R DEER VALLEY RITA 0274 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 Daughter, Boyd Beef Cattle, KY EPD Acc % Rank AN461 DEER VALLEY TESTAMENT 5202 You won t find a bull with more predictable proven genetics in a three generation pedigree. Testament truly blends the best of the business Top 5% or better in 10 traits, a genomic and EPD standout Individually posted a weaning ratio of 107 combined with ratios of %IMF 109 and UREA 120 in the DVF program Sound structured, wide skeleton, functional in design with an attractive profile A testament to proven genetic heritage, put him to work in your herd and take the guess work out From Deer Valley Farm, TN; R&D Owen Farms and Edisto Pines, SC NEW Reg: Tattoo: 5202 DOB: 2/1/2015 BW: 68 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 850 lbs/ ratio 107 YW: 1237 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 36 cm C R A BEXTOR G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 A A R TEN X 7008 S A DEER VALLEY HENRIETTA 3237 SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 643T Dam of Testament EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

13 7AN320 G A R PROPHET No other Angus bull can match Prophet s combination of CED, extra growth and extraordinary marbling Actual carcass data backs it up Prophet is proven to add PROFIT! Take advantage of rapid early growth and carcass bonuses His daughters take high-production to a new level ANGUS Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN Reg: Tattoo: 6128 DOB: 8/15/2008 BW: 78 lbs / ET WW: 769 lbs / ET YW: 1556 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 6.2 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 C R A BEXTOR CRA LADY JAYE S EASY S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2232 METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 160 / 1 QPI / % 157 / 1 ROI / % 286 / 1 From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS; CAM Ranches and Ogeechee Angus, GA EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS 7AN457 G A R PROACTIVE We should have named him Mr. Percentile; check out his percentile ranks One of GAR s best for the ROI Index We found him because of his powerful phenotype he is big footed, with lots of capacity and volume of muscle You will LOVE his feet and he moves like a cat From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 168 / 1 QPI / % 165 / 1 ROI / % 300 / 1 NEW Reg: Tattoo: 6825 DOB: 9/8/2015 BW: 88 lbs / ET WW: 810 lbs / ET YW: 1357 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 7.4 EPD Acc % Rank C R A BEXTOR G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 MCC DAYBREAK G A R DAYBREAK 1521 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 1039 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

14 The Real Value in the $Wvalue index Beef industry experts discuss the value of the $W index EPD. by Paige Nelson Recently, while pouring over bull Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), my brother and I discussed the sire selection route our family s ranch should take. We quickly settled on the EPDs that best matched our goals. And some of our highest priorities landed on the $Value indexes. These selection tools were by far the most convienent way to compare and refine our choices. The American Angus Association defines $Value indexes as bio-economic values, expressed in dollars per head $Values encompass the revenue generated from genetically derived outputs and associated costs (expenses) from required inputs. $Values only have meaning when used in comparing the relative merit or ranking of two individuals. Because they are indexes, they allow for selection of several traits at once. For instance, the Weaned Calf Value ($W) index quantifies birthweight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow size into one value. Hence, one can use the $W EPD to compare two individuals for their difference in preweaning performance. For more information on the value indexes visit Jerry Connealy owner, Connealy Angus, NE Les Anderson UK, Extension beef professor Brian McCulloh partner in Woodhill Farms, Viroqua, Wis SIRE DIRECTORY angus.org/nce/valueindexes.aspx. The following is a roundtable discussion of the merit of $W in today s beef industry. Quoted are Les Anderson, University of Kentucky, Extension beef professor, Jerry Connealy owner of Connealy Angus, Whitman, Neb., and Brian McCulloh partner in Woodhill Farms, Viroqua, Wis. Q. Why have you chosen to emphasize $W in your program? A. Anderson: Our customers in Kentucky market their cattle via two methods. A majority of steers and some heifers are marketed at weaning or shortly thereafter, and some of our customers also develop and market bred heifers. The $W EPD is the perfect EPD for us to use when making our mating decisions. [It] emphasizes the genetic influence of an animal, both direct and maternal at weaning. So, the progeny of an animal will excel in weaning traits and the daughters of that animal excel in their ability to wean calves. Q. How does one use $W to increase profitability while keeping cow size in check? A. Connealy: $W is an index designed for producers selling their calves at weaning. Theoretically, higher $W sires will lead to increased profitability for producers. Since $W is an index, it incorporates other EPDs into it. One of these EPDs is mature cow weight. Therefore, by simply utilizing $W, mature cow size should not get out of control. A. McCulloh: If cow size and maintenance is a concern, producers should pay attention to $EN (Cow Energy Value), as well as $W. However, I have asked the question to our customers, Are you concerned that your cows are becoming too high maintenance? Their consistent response is, Not really. I ask the same question to veterinarians, ruminant nutritition consultants and A.I. company representatives and the response is the same. Producers do not seem too concerned that cow size is increasing. Therefore, I am puzzled by all the discussion in the academic circles and popular press regarding increased cow size and the apparent lack of concern by producers. Q. How do your customers utilize $W in their selection decisions? How do they balance longevity traits with $W selection? A. McCulloh: Our customers expect that we have done our homework regarding traits like $W, and we try to keep that trait in the top 25 percent of the breed. Our customers also expect that we have selected for the convenience traits like udders, fertility, feet, longevity and disposition We take those traits seriously and simply cull the problems when they arise. Mating cattle produces a mix of genes, and as seedstock producers, we need to be able to honestly evaluate our own cattle. A. Connealy: $W is intended for producers selling calves for weaning and incorporates EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, milk and mature cow size. If a producer determines that these four EPDs are economically relevant to his or her operation, utilizing $W would be beneficial. Single-trait selection is never a good idea, even if the single trait is an index. A producer should always consider additional factors, including phenotypic traits. A. Anderson: Many of our customers don t initially understand the $W EPD and how it can impact their profitability. Once they get a good grasp of the concept, most use this EPD as one of their primary selection tools. All producers should use EPDs in conjunction with phenotypic evaluation of conformation and disposition to make keep/cull decisions. Reproductive performance sorts cattle on its own Also, we emphasize crossbreeding which helps improve fertility, longevity and cow performance. Q. How do you utilize the selection of multiple indexes $EN, $W and $B? In your opinion, what is the optimal/most popular combination of indexes? A. Connealy: Selection of an index requires adequate knowledge. To a producer selling calves at weaning, $B has little economic relevance. Similarly, a producer retaining ownership through the feedyard and selling calves on a CAB [Certified Angus Beef] grid shouldn t select exclusively for $W. Producers must understand their own goals and marketing endpoints before deciding which index is most beneficial to them. No EPD or index is one size fits all.

15 A. Anderson: The only index we use for mating decisions is $W. We do not ignore the other values. We simply do not use them as our main selection criterion. I like to choose sires that excel in $W and yet are above breed average in $B and $EN. I know this next statement is contrary to most cattlemen but I give very little regard to $B. Our customers do not market finished cattle on the grid so this index has little value to them. I only glance at the $B value to make sure that I am at least breed average. The most popular selection index used seems to be $B. It just doesn t seem like the seedstock industry values selection for weaning performance, as much as it does selection for carcass or feedlot importance, even though most cattlemen s profit/loss is determined mainly by weaning performance. A. McCulloh: Optimal is top 25 percent in traits. A producer that retains replacements and ownership through harvest and has a herd of females in the top 25 percent for CE, WW, YW, DMI, Doc, SC, HP, CW, MARB, REA, $W, $B while also being around 50 percent for mature weight will position themselves to weather the tough times and capitalize in the good times. Producers should identify their own breeding objectives and decide for themselves what is optimal rather than popular. Finally, let s remember the economic weightings used for index calculation need to reflect our often fickle competitive markets, our individual resource limitations, the timing of production, changing production technologies and our ability to use these tools correctly in our breeding decisions. While $W is just one tool out of many in the toolbox, when incorporated correctly into a selection program, it proves itself as a reliable and measured route for increasing profitability for cow-calf producers. American Angus Association Value Index Definitions Weaned Calf $Value ($W) quantifies four primary economic impact areas: birthweight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow size. Cow Energy Value ($EN) is available to assess differences in cow energy requirements, expressed in dollars per cow per year, as an expected dollar savings difference in future daughters of sires. Components for computing the cow $EN include lactation energy requirements and energy costs associated with differences in mature cow size. Beef Value ($B) facilitates simultaneous multi-trait genetic selection for feedlot and carcass merit, based on dollars and cents. $B represents the expected average dollar-per-head difference in the progeny postweaning performance and carcass value compared to progeny of other sires. The $B value is comprised of two pieces: $F and $G. Source: American Angus Association 7AN340 Summit // $W: AN320 Prophet // $W: AN427 Manning // $W: AN395 Fortress // $W: AN394 Traction // $W:

16 ANGUS 7AN427 QUAKER HILL MANNING 4EX9 Early progeny data indicate significant growth to weaning Sires attractive phenotype with ample rib, width and dimension Offers major benefits for growth, performance and added muscle Dam is a full sister to Rampage A complimentary mating on Comrade, Capitalist, Prophet and Black Granite daughters From Quaker Hill Farm and Kowpoke Cattle Company LLC, VA and Friendship Farms, GA Reg: Tattoo: 4EX9 DOB: 3/16/2014 BW: 69 lbs / ET WW: 723 lbs/ ET YW: 1254 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 EXAR UPSHOT 0562B EXAR DENVER 2002B EXAR ROYAL LASS 1067 MCC DAYBREAK QUAKER HILL BLACKCAP 0A32 QHF BLACKCAP 6E2 OF4V Full sister to Manning, Quaker Hill Farm, VA EPD Acc % Rank AN415 CONNEALY POWER SURGE 3115 Powerful phenotype and performance Elite growth and end product merit that excels in his combination of $W and $B Cattle are attractive, stout, big footed with added muscle shape and dimension He improves Heifer Pregnancy and Docility as well! He is an ideal mating for Sunrise, Comrade, Black Granite and All In females From Connealy Angus Ranch and Green Valley Cattle, NE; Alan Mead, Gerloff Farms and Brockmere Farms, MO Reg: Tattoo: 3115 DOB: 1/20/2013 BW: 63 lbs / ratio 94 WW: 794 lbs/ ratio 107 YW: 1436 lbs / ratio 112 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 G A R PREDESTINED PA POWER TOOL 9108 SHAMROCKS BEEBEE QUEEN 3095 CONNEALY IN FOCUS 4925 BASHA OF CONANGA 1475 BASTION OF CONANGA 9285 Son, Green Valley Cattle, NE EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

17 7AN394 JMB TRACTION 292 Reg: Tattoo: 292 DOB: 3/11/2012 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 754 lbs / ratio 113 YW: 1303 lbs / ratio 109 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 GDAR GAME DAY 449 SITZ TOP GAME 561X SITZ PRIDE 88T S A V 004 PREDOMINANT 4438 JMB EMULOTA 013 BAR S EMULOTA 5426 Dam of Traction ANGUS The most proven outcross option available in the Angus population Traction ranks near the top of the breed for WW, YW, RADG, HP, Milk, RE, $W and $B. He is second to none He sires high performance cattle with outstanding phenotype. Expect stout made calves with extra length of hip, sound feet and a strong rear leg A trait leader for Heifer Pregnancy At the top of our lineup for sales due to high customer satisfaction, Traction improves performance in almost any mating From Joel & Mary Bunker, KS; Baldridge-Tiedeman Angus, NE; Trowbridge Farms Inc., NY and Deer Valley Farm, TN Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Deer Valley Farm, TN Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

18 ANGUS 7AN454 S CHISUM 255 A Calving Ease cowmaker that excels for both $W and $B His pedigree provides a lot of mating flexibility to traditional Select Sires pedigrees A no-miss heifer bull who transmits a cow maker phenotype. The Chisum bred heifers and two year olds at Spickler s are standouts Like his sire, he improves disposition NEW Dam of Chisum Reg: Tattoo: 255 DOB: 3/15/2012 BW: 78 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 867 lbs / ratio 122 YW: 1352 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 S ALLIANCE 3313 S CHISUM 6175 S GLORIA 464 SHIPWHEEL CHINOOK S BLOSSOM 0278 S BLOSSOM 8378 From J C Heiken Angus and Shipwheel Cattle Co., MT and Spickler Ranch, ND Daughter, Spickler Ranch, ND EPD Acc % Rank AN446 TMG CLARITY C08 Balanced performance with 16 traits ranking in the top 25 percent of the breed or better His dam is a super-uddered, right-sized Precision 1023 daughter Top 1 percent for $W and $B with below average MW and MH EPDs From Tailor Made Genetics, KS NEW Reg: Tattoo: C08 DOB: 1/1/2015 BW: 67 lbs / ratio 82 WW: 607 lbs / ratio 103 YW: 1143 lbs / ratio 100 EPD Acc % Rank MYTTY IN FOCUS CONNEALY IN FOCUS 4925 BLACK CANA OF CONANGA 206 E&B 1680 PRECISION 1023 BALDRIDGE EVERGREEN T23 BALDRIDGE EVERGREEN R SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

19 7AN419 CTS REMEDY 1T01 Reg: Tattoo: 1T01 DOB: 8/23/2011 BW: 65 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 749 lbs / ratio 107 YW: 1443 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 BALDRIDGE KABOOM K243 KCF CONNEALY THUNDER PARKA OF CONANGA 241 L T 598 BANDO 9074 CTS 7V03 BELLEMERE MAID 9T02 SVA RITA 7V03 OF Daughter, Ellingson Angus, ND ANGUS An outcross calving ease sire with exceptional foot and leg structure Remedy continues to build an EPD profile that defies the odds. A calving ease specialist coupled with early rapid growth Remedy delivers His first daughters in production are deep and broody with a level hip and excellent udder structure. His sons are powerful calving ease bulls that are sure to please both commercial and purebred cattleman His pedigree is stacked with high maternal sires that have stood the test of time. Expect Remedy daughters to stay in the herd for many years Appropriately named, Remedy fixes a lot of problems From Ellingson Angus, ND and The 1T01 Group, TN Son, Ellingson Angus, ND EPD Acc % Rank Son, Ellingson Angus, ND Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

20 measuring the Select sires semen fertility by Dixie Russell Conception rate is the No. 1 profitability driver in anyone s operation, states Matt Perrier of Dalebanks Angus. When the seedstock operation looked at their own artificial insemination (A.I.) conception rate data, comparing semen used from four semen companies, they found differences they weren t expecting. REAL WORLD DATA In a comparison of 1,612 matings over seven breeding seasons (3.5 years), A.I. conception rates were compared. The data revealed a 6 to 11% Select Sires advantage over other semen companies (See Table 1.) Perrier explains, Before now, we had never looked at our data and made these comparisons. So, it s very honest data and I think it s worth talking about. I d hate to make huge determinations off of a one-herd project, but looking at our data, it s hard to argue this: The Select Sires bulls we used have shown they can get more females pregnant % 60.00% 55.00% 50.00% 45.00% 40.00% Dalebanks Conception Rate Data by Stud 64.10% 58.10% 53.40% Select Sires Company A Company B An unbiased, third party sorted and analyzed the data according to the individual sire and semen company. The statistical model used to analyze the data took into account the effect of year, season, age (cow vs. heifer) and technician. It s important for beef producers to be reminded that environmental and herd management factors greatly affect a herd s fertility. The females in the study were managed the same at the Dalebanks operation near Eureka, Kansas. The heifer calves are developed on a fairly low to moderate nutrition plan postweaning. A few years ago, we began this practice after analyzing research. Heifers are put on a moderate energy ration 30 days prior to A.I., vaccinated and synchronized with the 14 day CIDR protocol. After the second round of A.I., heifers are moved to native grass where they spend the rest of the breeding season with cleanup bulls. The cows are also vaccinated before synchronization. Then, Perriers use the Select Synch plus CIDR protocol, detecting heat through 72 hours post prostaglandin, followed by timed-a.i. breeding for those not detected. DALEBANKS SIRE SELECTION PROCESS When making mating decisions, Dalebanks keeps their customers needs topof-mind, most of which are commercial cow-calf producers. They choose sires that are significantly above average for a variety of customer-demanded traits. Calving ease, rapid early growth, optimal end product merit, docility and scrotal circumference are some of those customers top priorities. After that, we evaluate progeny phenotypes for traits like feet and leg soundness and udder quality. Reproductive efficiency of a sire s daughters is a high priority, so we ll continue to use that in our selection matrix, hopefully replacing anecdotal observation with more scientific genetic predictions in the future, Perrier further explains. When selecting A.I. sires, they search for high accuracy, progeny proven bulls, and begin that search using a 0.8 EPD accuracy search criteria for frontline performance traits such as birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight, signifying presence of performance data. Then, from that narrowed search, they look at those with ultrasound and carcass records. We will give more credibility to a bull that has carcass records, especially from a good data set, that fairly and equitably compares him well. We will also step out and use a moderately proven bull, but won t use a bull that doesn t have any progeny. It s rare that we ll use a moderate to low accuracy bull, says Perrier. SELECT SIRES SEMEN FERTILITY ADVANTAGE What s a possible explanation for the difference in conception rates between Select Sires and Semen Companies A and B at Dalebanks Angus? Dr. Matt Utt, director of research at Select Sires, shares If there s one thing that gives us a fertility advantage, it would probably be our decision to throw away semen that doesn t pass our tests and not send it to the field. If you want to maintain quality, the easiest thing to do is, if there s any doubt on quality, then do not put it into inventory. Select Sires employs a rigorous multistep semen evaluation process and quality control system using the latest technology, assessing whether sperm can complete their job successfully. If the semen doesn t pass all quality control

21 advantage evaluations, then it doesn t get the Select Sires stamp of approval and isn t placed into inventory for sale. A lot of the steps we take are under the umbrella of Certified Semen Services (CSS). Look for that stamp at the bottom of the straw of semen. In my mind, it s a value-added indicator. Once a bull arrives at Select Sires, and his period of isolation is complete and he passes health testing requirements, semen is collected. Once collected, it s prepared by adding antibiotics (as dictated by CSS) and extender. The antibiotics are an effort to mitigate the potential for disease transmission. Extended semen is subject to several quality control evaluations after freezing. First, sperm motility is evaluated under a microscope immediately after thawing, using a warm water bath just as one would for breeding, and then again three hours after incubation in a warm water bath, which is called a thermal stress test. Second, sperm morphology (shape) is evaluated to determine if the sperm are abnormally shaped. An abnormally shaped head, midsection or tail of the sperm could lead to a multitude of problems, such as deterring the sperm from getting to the site of fertilization, embryonic mortality and others. Last, a flow cytometer is used to evaluate sperm viability (plasma membrane integrity) and DNA stability. Semen must pass all tests to go into inventory. If they don t pass the tests, they go into the garbage, says Dr. Utt. SUPERIOR SETTLER TM DESIGNATION Sometimes, a bull has outstanding semen quality and appears he also has above average fertility data from use in the field. When this happens, the bull given the Superior Settler designation. Dr. Utt explains, Having above average semen quality and appearing to have above average fertility gives us more confidence in making inferences about a bull s fertility. Then, we can give the bull the above average designation of Superior Settler. As a reminder, all Select Sires semen passes the same semen quality tests. Dr. Utt equates the Superior Settler designation to getting an A+ grade (exemplary) versus a B grade (good, satisfactory). Initially, Perriers didn t pay a lot of attention to the Superior Settler designation. But, they do use it as a way to help choose A.I. sires. It s not their first selection criteria, but it can help them refine their choices. When analyzing the same Dalebanks data, Superior Settlers achieved a 2% advantage in percent pregnant AI compared to Select Sires bulls without the Superior Settler designation. MORE INDUSTRY-WIDE DATA NEEDED I think this data comparison opens the door to the possibility of a robust set of genetic predictions that can compare conception rates on A.I. sires. It s one of the most economically relevant traits for anyone using A.I., states Perrier. If the American Angus Association continues to get more adoption of MaternalPlus and reproductive efficiency programs through AGI [Angus Genetics, Inc], we can hopefully find out the probability of a bull s ability to get a female pregnant. But, more data needs to be submitted. Dr. Utt agrees that an industry-wide push would be needed to collect A.I. conception rate data in a consistent and standardized way to help develop fertility estimates. Collecting data and improving conception rate will certainly go a long way in determining profitability in a beef producer s operation. FOLLOW THE FERTILITY LEADER Semen quality plays a major role in our success, and more importantly, your success. With more beef on beef fertility data than any other A.I. source and with documentation of superior Sire Conception Rates from the semen we market, Select Sires offers a fertility advantage like no other. Our rigorous quality standards have propelled Select Sires to a dominating position in terms of Sire Conception Rate in the dairy world, where thousands of records substantiate our position. It s important to know that ALL Select Sires semen marketed passes the same semen quality tests in the same lab. If semen doesn t pass all tests, it goes in the trash! At Select Sires, we re excited about what our Superior Settlers and our fertility advantage can do to improve your A.I. program.

22 ANGUS 7AN363 MCR HORIZON 081 Destined to become one of the premier Calving Ease bulls in the business Beyond CED, Horizon improves feet and udders and is projected high for HP and CEM From a pedigree known for generating cattle that perform in a wide variety of environments Yes, he s a Superior Settler, too! From Mill Creek Ranch, KS Reg: Tattoo: 081 DOB: 1/1/2011 BW: 67 lbs / ratio 90 WW: 732 lbs/ ratio 111 YW: 1223 lbs / ratio 108 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 6.2 BOYD NEW DAY 8005 MCC DAYBREAK MCC MISS FOCUS 134 DR J ANALYST M250 MCR ANALYST DESIGN 199 M C R 1023 DESIGNS Son, Mill Creek Ranch, KS EPD Acc % Rank AN369 CONNEALY UPTOWN 098E Go Uptown with your breeding decisions - one of the most COMPLETE bulls in the entire breed He offers an unmatched combination of EPD profile, phenotype and convenience traits He ranks in the top 25% of the breed for 16 EPDs and Indexes, check out his combination of $W and $B He sires 6.0 frame score cattle that are big ribbed, big hipped, super sound, with added bone and foot size and wonderful dispositions. He is a foot improver Use him on Comrade, Ten X, Tour of Duty, Black Granite, Prophet and Final Answer derivatives to add power while enhancing their genetic tabulations From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE; Way View Cattle Co. and Claylick Run Farm, OH Reg: Tattoo: 098E DOB: 8/4/2010 BW: 68 lbs / ratio 98 WW: 703 lbs/ ratio 108 YW: 1196 lbs / ratio 111 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 CONNEALY ONWARD SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ HENRIETTA PRIDE 81M CONNEALY THUNDER JACE OF CONANGA N JAZE OF CONANGA 234 EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

23 7AN368 CONNEALY COMRADE 1385 Reg: Tattoo: 1385 DOB: 2/2/2011 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 102 WW: 816 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1419 lbs / ratio 113 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 CONNEALY CONSENSUS CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 BLUE LILLY OF CONANGA 16 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 HAPPY GEE OF CONANGA 919 HAP GINA OF CONANGA Daughter, Wesner Livestock Ent., IN ANGUS Son, Myers Angus, KY Superior Settler, proven Calving Ease, high Docility, super daughters Our top selling bull for the past two years--comrade is a rock star in commercial country Over 1.0 for both Marb and RE, he provides added benefits where carcass merit is valued Settle more heifers, get more live calves and boost your ROI Comrade is proven to deliver! From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, University of Kentucky Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

24 ANGUS 7AN430 COLEMAN VENTURE 403 One of our best combinations of CED and Muscle A no-miss CE son of Capitalist out of the dam of Regis that ranks in the top 1 percent of the breed for $W Bred to make elegant, wide-bodied females designed to perform in a wide variety of environments Bred-In maternal and convenience trait excellence super docility, beautiful udder quality, moderate mature size, sensible milk EPD Dam of Venture Reg: Tattoo: 403 DOB: 1/10/2014 BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: 85 lbs / ET 761 lbs / ET 1268 lbs / ET 35 cm S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 CONNEALY ONWARD COLEMAN DONNA 714 COLEMAN DONNA 386 From Coleman Angus, MT; Lawson Farms, VA and Double D Farms, TN Full sister, Coleman Angus, MT EPD Acc % Rank AN401 HOOVER ELATION M123 One of the most useful outcross Angus bulls available and unrelated to the entire Select Sires line-up imagine the mating possibilities Check out his unique combination of CED to YW and elite maternal package of DOC, HP and CEM He is a moderate, long and deep sided bull that is ideal in his structure with added style and eye-appeal The entire cow family is among the very best at Hoover Angus Use Elation on a wide range of pedigrees to enhance phenotype and genotype From Hoover Angus Farm, IA Reg: BW: 60 lbs / ratio 84 BASIN EXPEDITION R156 Tattoo: M123 WW: 780 lbs / ratio 103 BASIN EXCITEMENT DOB: 2/13/2013 YW: 1497 lbs / ratio 110 BASIN LADY S532 AK Yr. SC: 40 cm SYDGEN C C & 7 Yr. Frame: 6.1 PRIDE OF ELLSTON K68 PRIDE OF ELLSTON D58 EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

25 7AN426 SAC CONVERSATION Reg: Tattoo: JS02 DOB: 11/12/2013 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 95 WW: 888 lbs / ratio 124 YW: 1502 lbs / ratio 117 Yr. SC: 41 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1 BT CROSSOVER 758N SILVEIRAS CONVERSION 8064 EXG SARAS DREAM S609 R3 S A V 004 PREDOMINANT 4438 LAFLINS FARRAH 0252 LAFLINS FARRAH 7215 Daughter, Sankey s 6N Ranch, KS ANGUS Conversation is one of the most admired bulls in our lineup he is wide based, square hipped and exhibits tremendous depth of body with a wide top and bold rib shape Offers an outcross pedigree combined with impeccable skeletal design and muscle shape His trait leading RE EPD is confirmed with visual appraisal. This bull is thick! Initial calf reports indicate easily born calves with a classy, but soft look. The kind that can work in the pasture or on the tan bark Excellent choice for large framed cattle that need more depth, width and muscle shape From Schermer Angus, IA; Silveira Bros, CA and The Conversation Group Daughter, Cardinal Cattle, IL EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Sankey s 6N Ranch, KS Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

26 ANGUS 7AN458 STILL IN THE ROUGH 201 One of the most talked about bulls on the Montana Angus Tour Appreciated for his unique combination of outcross pedigree, three dimensional phenotype and high $W & $B tabulation High customer satisfaction proven heifer bull deluxe in commercial settings He sires easy fleshing, big middled, long spined cattle that raise big calves and thrive in moderate feed environments From Stevenson Diamond Dot and 40 Mile Colony, MT and Eric Still, AR Reg: Tattoo: 201 DOB: 2/3/2012 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 106 WW: 787 lbs/ ratio 128 YW: 1201 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.3 NEW DIAMOND JUSTICE 901S DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH DIAMOND BLACK LADY 7206 HARB PENDLETON 765 J H DIAMOND BLACKBIRD LADY AR BLACKBIRD LADY F645 EPD Acc % Rank AN455 ROCK CREEK RANCHER 1495 Incredible projections in the Top 5 percent or higher for CED, BW, WW, YW, SC, Doc, CEM, Marb, $W and $B His dam is a beautifully-designed, high-production Right Answer daughter Bred to move your calf crop in the right direction--from Calving Ease to Carcass From Stratford Livestock, KS and Pine View Angus, IA NEW Reg: Tattoo: 1495 DOB: 9/1/2014 BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: 76 lbs / ET 621 lbs/ ET 1281 lbs / ET 41 cm PA POWER TOOL 9108 PA FULL POWER 1208 PINE VIEW SQR RITA W091 CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER 746 BAF FOREVER LADY 1080 SF FOREVER LADY 9405 Dam of Rancher EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

27 7AN452 ACC BOURBON 0115 The crowd favorite and top selling bull of the 2016 Midland Bull Test The most complete Discovery son to enter the A.I. Industry Very clean fronted with a smooth shoulder and extra length of body, square and level hipped with a bold turn to his top, yet deep and soft in his center portion Calving Ease prospect with exceptional Growth, Marbling and $W Maternal strength on top and bottom, his maternal granddam is also the dam of Ingenuity. There is power in the blood From Apple Cattle Co., KY and Black Gold Genetics, IL ANGUS NEW Reg: Tattoo: 0115 DOB: 1/1/2015 BW: 78 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 863 lbs/ ratio 122 YW: 1325/ratio 112 Yr. SC: 39.5 cm A A R TEN X 7008 S A V A R DISCOVERY 2240 DEER VALLEY RITA 0308 SOUTHERN NEW DESIGN APPLE RITA G A R OBJECTIVE 1067 Bourbon at the 2016 Midland Bull Test EPD Acc % Rank AN456 G A R RADIANCE Calving Ease son of the progeny proven carcass leader GAR Sunrise The Lot 1 selection of the 2017 Gardiner Angus Ranch Sale Shines brightly for numerous traits of merit, including carcass quality and muscle Offers a new take on Calving Ease with bred-in carcass premiums From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS Reg: Tattoo: 6025 DOB: 8/23/2015 BW: 71 lbs / ET WW: 647 lbs/ ET YW: 1153 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 34 cm Yr. Frame: 6.4 NEW MCC DAYBREAK G A R SUNRISE G A R OBJECTIVE R227 CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 G A R IN SURE N1022 G A R BEXTOR L58 METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 144 / 7 QPI / % 146 / 2 ROI / % 261 / 3 EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

28 ANGUS 7AN362 G A R COMPOSURE A rock star for Calving Ease and Docility two traits in high demand A Superior Settler expect more A.I. pregnancies from this proven sire Ranks in the Top 10 percent or higher for 13 traits Combines 5050 and 2345 proven breed leaders for Calving Ease and Carcass From Gardiner Angus Ranch and Randy Bayne, KS METHOD GENETICS MPI / % Reg: Tattoo: 5689 DOB: 8/16/2009 BW: 76 lbs / ET WW: 759 lbs/ ET YW: 1410 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 B/R NEW DESIGN 036 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 G A R PRECISION 706 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2413 Daughter, 44 Farms, TX 157 / 1 QPI / % 114 / 38 ROI / % 248 / 7 EPD Acc % Rank AN389 G A R SURE FIRE Rapidly becoming the premier Calving Ease/Carcass sire in the breed Over 100 carcass records back up his ability to add substantial carcass premiums Attractive, sound and square, Sure Fire sires his share of cattle that earn a second look The breed has never had calving ease choices like this bull he s one of only 2 bulls in the breed at his levels for CW, Marb and RE the other bull is GAR Momentum From Gardiner Angus Ranch and Chair Rock, KS and Mayer Ranch, OK METHOD GENETICS MPI / % Reg: Tattoo: K62 DOB: 2/5/2012 BW: 84 lbs / ET WW: 716 lbs/ ET YW: 1210 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.6 MYTTY IN FOCUS CONNEALY IN SURE 8524 ENTREENA OF CONANGA 657 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 CHAIR ROCK 5050 G A R 8086 CHAIR ROCK GRID MAKER 2107 Daughter, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS 142 / 9 QPI / % 141 / 4 ROI / % 255 / 5 EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

29 7AN361 G A R SUNRISE Reg: Tattoo: R760 DOB: 8/25/2010 BW: 72 lbs / ET WW: 539 lbs / ET YW: 1398 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.2 BOYD NEW DAY 8005 MCC DAYBREAK MCC MISS FOCUS 134 S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26 G A R OBJECTIVE R227 G A R 1407 NEW DESIGN 2983 METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 141 / 10 QPI / % 138 / 6 ROI / % Dam of Sunrise ANGUS 251 / 6 Sunrise is a progeny-proven $B improver over 1.0 for both MARB and RE EPDS with high CW Combines Calving Ease, solid growth and incredible end-product merit as well as any Improves foot quality, adds rib dimension and sires exceptional females Study his proven EPD profile Sunrise is an elite sire who offers a brighter future for you! Full sister to Sunrise From Gardiner Angus Ranch, Randy Bayne and Sellard Farms, KS EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Pine View Angus, IA Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

30 Real Time REAL WORLD Method Genetics EPDs and selection indexes provide quicker and more accurate genetic predictions for Angus-based herds. Rex McCloy, Commercial Producer, Morse, TX I bred a cow this morning. She ll calve in 282 days. We ll harvest her calf two years from now. We can t afford to find out then that the information we used today was wrong, says Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch at Ashland, KS. We only get to make so many matings in life, and we want to use the most accurate information available. That s why the Gardiners veterans of utilizing genetic evaluation and genomic technology for selection began using tools from Method Genetics when they first became available two years ago. You get a quicker picture. You see the results that much quicker, says Rex McCloy of Morse, Texas, a commercial producer who started using Method Genetics genomic tests to help select replacement heifers. He operates the McCloy Family Farms Partnership with his son, Craig. It includes running cows on three ranches in Texas and New Mexico. Keep in mind that the Method Genetics database is built Angus-based commercial cows an influenced by Angus Purebred cattle. Single-Step Genetic Evaluation Method Genetics utilizes what s known as a singlestep method of genetic evaluation. It s the next step forward in genetic evaluation, heralded by many as a revolutionary one. Creating genomic-enhanced EPDs in the genetic evaluations conducted by most breed associations is a multi-step process by which the genomic data is used to create molecular breeding values from a calibration and then incorporated into the evaluation process as a correlated trait. Molecular breeding values are blended into the evaluation after creation of the initial EPD. The single-step method employed by Method Genetics fits the genotypes directly in one step without the need for a calibration. As one would expect, the EPDs include all information pedigree, phenotypes and genomic data in the genetic evaluation simultaneously. The genotypes are fit directly each time the Method Evaluation is run, which can be as frequently as when customer genotypes arrive. So, genetic evaluation is as current as the last piece of information added for an individual animal. It s information that lets every producer make better decisions, Gardiner says. It works and it s real time versus having to wait months to see of the information was correct. The lag time Gardiner refers to is the length of time between recalibration of prediction equations used by those taking the multi-step approach to EPDs. Assessing Genetic Merit in the Commercial World Also, unlike breed genetic evaluations, the Method Genetics system enables seedstock producers to benchmark themselves against the commercial industry. That s possible because participating commercial producers like McCloy can provide genomic test information, phenotypic data, known sire information and the like and have EPDs calculated for their cows and herd. Since there are seedstock customers, too, commercial participants are able to see where their cattle fit into the entire population of cattle in the Method Genetics database. But, they can also see how they stack up against similar commercial programs through Method Genetics benchmarking results. Conversely, participating seedstock producers have a way to gauge how their genetics perform in the commercial world. Along the way, commercial producers who don t participate directly in the evaluation still reap the benefits of choosing bulls described more accurately and more currently with the Method Genetics EPDs and indexes. Real-world Tools The base-level Method Genetics genomic test yields individual animal EPDs for calving ease-direct, calving ease-maternal, docility, marbling, ribeye area and carcass weight. Users provide known pedigree information and other relevant details such as herd sires being used. For a commercial producer, that might be a sire s registration paper or knowing the herd source of bulls. Users may also submit basic performance data. Method Genetics converts these GE-EPDs into three industry-focused indexes (see opposite page). We felt like the Method Genetics test and genetic evaluation were more reflective of the commercial industry, McCloy says. They re also much more flexible in their analysis; it s quicker and more customer-friendly. McCloy first used genomic tests as an initial sorting tool for the heifers of unknown source he was putting together from sale barns. He continues to use Method Genetics testing on most all of his heifers to evaluate their replacement potential. Identifying sires of individual calves in multi-sire pastures a byproduct of the genomic test is an added bonus. Genomic testing was a tool we thought we could use to get us to where we wanted to go faster, McCloy says. In their case, they retain ownership of their calves through their McLeod Farms feedlot. These cattle along with many of the custom cattle they feed are managed for U.S. Premium Beef grids, which prize premium Choice and Prime quality grades. This spring, McCloy had calves from heifers that were selected using the Methods Genetic test. As he submits more data from his calves information contributing to evaluation of his herd s genetics he has the opportunity to accelerate progress. Rex McCloy is essentially building a documented pedigree with performance for his commercial cowherd, Bowman says. McCloy is convinced of the value he gleans from the Method Genetics system. Specifically, he points to the subsequent performance of heifers assessed with the their genomic test, as well as progress in carcass quality the increasing percentage that grade premium Choice and higher. Along with the indexes and absolute scores, Method Genetics provides percentile rankings for each animal so that producers can see where individual animals fit within the population for each trait and index. That represents an added selection point. Gardiner explains commercial customers are also using the information to better describe their cattle for marketing. It s one thing to tell a buyer you ve got a reputation set of calves. It s another to provide documentation of the calves percentile rankings within an elite population of cattle for traits that matter most to them.

31 7AN441 G A R METHOD Offers incredible opportunity with his combination of Performance and Phenotype Like his sire, Method offers projections for CW, Marb and RE like few can Proud and eye-catching in person, Method is designed for adding profit in every phase of the industry Takes Calving Ease and Carcass to a whole new level ANGUS From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and The Method Group METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 154 / 2 QPI / % 146 / 2 ROI / % 271 / 1 Reg: Tattoo: 7834 DOB: 9/17/2014 BW: 62 lbs / ratio 83 WW: 713 lbs/ ratio 105 YW: 1257 lbs / ratio 101 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 G A R PROGRESS G A R MOMENTUM G A R BIG EYE 1770 MCC DAYBREAK G A R DAYBREAK 1332 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN N549 GAR Momentum, sire of Method EPD Acc % Rank MATERNAL PRODUCTION INDEX (MPI): The Maternal Production Index is reported in dollars per calf produced from the breeding herd with Angus-based genetics. It encompasses direct and maternal calving ease, heifer pregnancy, weaning growth, maternal milk, and mature size differences in a scenario where replacement females are retained and calves are marketed at weaning. QUALITY POUNDS INDEX (QPI): The Quality Pounds Index is reported in dollars per calf for herds with Angus-based genetics. It focuses on the terminal side of the herd s business for feedlot gain and carcass merit genetic differences. There are no provisions for calving ease or maternal traits, with the assumption that all calves are under a retained ownership scenario fed out and marketed on a premium quality-based grid. The Method Matters The Method Genetics index values are derived from Method Genetics EPDs combined with industry-focused economic weightings. The Method EPDs are generated from a multi-trait, single-step genetic evaluation that uses performance measures, ancestral pedigree, and available DNA genotypes. This single-step approach incorporates the genotypes directly into the genetic evaluation process and was implemented at Method in the summer of Method Genetics Selection Index Key Used in the catalog Method Genetics Index / Percentile MPI / % 167 / 1 QPI / % 166 / 1 ROI / % 300 / 1 P.O. Box 8802 / Saint Joseph, MO / Sally Northcutt, Ph.D. Bill Bowman METHOD GENETICS INDEX PERCENTILE RANKS (%): A numeric ranking of the animal s Index values on a 1% to 100% scale. A lower numeric value is considered more favorable. For example, a 25% presented with an index indicates that animal is in the upper 25 percent of the animals in the Method Genetics genetic evaluation for calves born in the last five years. RETAINED OWNERSHIP INCOME (ROI): Cattle producers interested in a complete production system approach from conception through carcass end-point can use the Retained Ownership Income index. ROI ties together reproduction, calving ease, maternal genetic merit, growth throughout the calf s lifetime, and quality based carcass merit in an Angus-based herd. The ROI is reported in dollars per calf produced in the herd, and consolidates the sub-indexes of MPI and QPI.

32 ANGUS 7AN376 G A R ANTICIPATION No other Angus bull can match his blend of CED, MARB and RE! Calving Ease with Carcass Anticipation delivers proven results! For pounds in the right package, Anticipation makes a strong statement His combination of Daybreak and 5050 merges two sires who made a difference From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 138 / 14 QPI / % 138 / 6 ROI / % 248 / 7 Reg: Tattoo: 7261 DOB: 8/31/2011 BW: 70 lbs / ratio 89 WW: 664 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1226 lbs / ratio 109 Yr. SC: 41 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 EPD Acc % Rank BOYD NEW DAY 8005 MCC DAYBREAK MCC MISS FOCUS 134 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN 0530 DRMCTR OBJECTIVE 7J57 7AN423 G A R 100X Extreme Calving Ease with significant improvements for carcass merit Use to reduce birth weight and keep mature size under control 100X-sired cattle score high for Marb and RE along with HP, CEM and Milk From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS; CAM Ranches, GA and Taylor Angus Farms, TN Reg: Tattoo: A3052 DOB: 9/22/2013 BW: 91 lbs / ET WW: 724 lbs / ET YW: 1015 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 EPD Acc % Rank METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 135 / 19 QPI / % 101 / 61 ROI / % 216 / 40 MYTTY IN FOCUS A A R TEN X 7008 S A A A R LADY KELTON 5551 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 G A R 5050 NEW DESIGN A91 G A R OBJECTIVE A706 7AN442 G A R RELEVANCE Combines Prophet and Progress 2 of the highest Proven Marbling bulls in the breed Projected to excel for $W with easily-born, fast-growing calves If retained ownership is in your plans, Relevance offers genetics that fit From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 132 / 24 QPI / % 161 / 1 ROI / % 261 / 3 Reg: Tattoo: 6214 DOB: 8/19/2014 BW: 83 lbs / ET WW: 723 lbs / ET YW: 1211 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 4.9 EPD Acc % Rank C R A BEXTOR G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 G A R PROGRESS G A R PROGRESS N1401 G A R YIELD GRADE N SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

33 7AN392 G A R MOMENTUM Exceptional PROVEN carcass merit in a moderate, Calving Ease package Actual harvest progeny data on nearly 60 head validate his Marbling/ Muscle On heifers or cows, your reward will be in pounds of gold not pounds of lead Momentum progeny record an average harvest weight of 1,488 lbs. on 40 head ANGUS From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and Mayer Ranch, OK METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 132 / 24 QPI / % 151 / 1 ROI / % 253 / 5 Reg: Tattoo: 7372 DOB: 8/31/2012 BW: 68 lbs / ratio 98 WW: 600 lbs/ ratio 113 YW: 1158 lbs / ratio 109 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.3 G A R PREDESTINED G A R PROGRESS G A R OBJECTIVE 2345 ALC BIG EYE D09N G A R BIG EYE 1770 G A R OBJECTIVE 3387 Momentum sired steer, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS EPD Acc % Rank AN422 G A R PROPHECY Early progeny data indicates positive growth improvement with pluses for Marb and RE Like his sire, a low-birth, high-growth bull with loads of carcass extras Destined to be a breed improver siring gentle, fast-growing, high-grading offspring From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS and David Dockter, ND METHOD GENETICS MPI / % 153 / 2 QPI / % 130 / 13 ROI / % 257 / 4 Reg: Tattoo: 8293 DOB: 9/19/2013 BW: 61 lbs / ratio 81 WW: 655 lbs/ ratio 109 YW: 1202 lbs / ratio 104 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 C R A BEXTOR G A R PROPHET G A R OBJECTIVE 1885 B/R AMBUSH 28 G A R 28 AMBUSH 181 G A R PREDESTINED 1869 Prophecy sired steer, Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

34 ANGUS 7AN370 BOYD SIGNATURE 1014 A proven outcross sire with the ability to increase performance, SC, RE, $W and $B One of our best for foot quality use to increase foot size and add depth of heel Consistently sires cattle with extra rib and thickness in a dense bodied package Sons are stout made and sound structured, the cattlemans kind. Daughters are broody, easy keeping females that raise heavy calves From Boyd Beef Cattle, KY and KiamichiLink Ranch, OK Reg: Tattoo: 1014 DOB: 1/6/2011 BW: 69 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 807 lbs / ratio 112 YW: 1338 lbs / ratio 116 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.8 CONNEALY FRONT PAGE 0228 KESSLERS FRONTMAN R001 KESSLERS BELL 0024 BOYD NEXT DAY 6010 BOYD ERICA DIANNA 9054 BOYD ERICA DIANNA 606 EPD Acc % Rank AN425 E W A HIGH WEIGH 3123 From a pedigree stacked five generations deep with proven Select Sires genetics A good lookin, three dimensional Weigh Up son with a great disposition Offers high octane growth to generate extra pounds and more profit Use to add length, frame and muscle to fast-growing calves From Edgewood Angus LLC, VA Reg: Tattoo: 3123 DOB: 10/1/2013 BW: 85 lbs / ratio 115 WW: 741 lbs / ratio 116 YW: 1399 lbs / ratio 116 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 6.8 SITZ UPWARD 307R PLATTEMERE WEIGH UP K360 BARBARA OF PLATTEMERE 337 G A R NEW DESIGN 5050 EDGEWOOD JAUNTY 128 EDGEWOOD JAUNTY 935 EPD Acc % Rank AN438 BALDRIDGE JENNINGS Z064 Real beef bull type a thick, rugged, deep, wide tank of a bull Offers the exceptional ability to truly change phenotype in his offspring From a dam with a long record of consistent performance High for Marb and $B, use Jennings to generate quality pounds From Baldridge Bros, NE and Koberstein Farms Angus LLC, CO Reg: Tattoo: Z064 DOB: 2/24/2012 * BW: 80 lbs / ET WW: 673 lbs / ET YW: 1204 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 GAR-EGL PROTEGE BALDRIDGE WAYLON W34 BALDRIDGE BLACKCAP T163 BALDRIDGE RAPID R31 BALDRIDGE MAVERICK T43 BALDRIDGE MAVERICK R39 EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

35 7AN445 S A V DROVER 5611 Drover is a powerfully constructed young sire that is wide-based, bold-sprung, deep-ribbed and sound-structured. As thick as any you will find and stands on excellent feet Pedigree stacked with high maternal sires including Rito 707, Resource, 004, 5175, EXT and New Trend. Cow maker deluxe! Drover significantly exceeds his sire for Marbling and ranks in the top 3% of the breed for $W Offers unique mating flexibility to many popular bloodlines ANGUS NEW Dam of Drover Reg: Tattoo: 5611 DOB: 1/10/2015 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 94 WW: 946 lbs / ratio 100 YW: 1543 lbs / ratio 102 Yr. SC: 40 cm RITO 707 OF IDEAL S A V RESOURCE 1441 S A V BLACKCAP MAY 4136 S A F 598 BANDO 5175 S A V EMBLYNETTE 3301 S A V EMBLYNETTE 7319 From Schaff s Angus Valley, ND Drover as a yearling EPD Acc % Rank AN345 S A V BEACON 0008 Sires cattle with eye appeal and extra performance Square hipped and big topped with added frame size, transmits power to any mating His offspring exhibit a captivating look with sound structure and solid feet Combines two of the most prominent cow families of the breed; Abigale and Madame Pride = cow makers From Schaff s Angus Valley, ND Reg: Tattoo: 0008 DOB: 2/20/2010 BW: 62 lbs / ratio 82 WW: 844 lbs / ratio 95 YW: 1502 lbs / ratio 99 Yr. SC: 42 cm Yr. Frame: 5.6 EPD Acc % Rank G A R GRID MAKER S A V BISMARCK 5682 S A V ABIGALE 0451 S A V NET WORTH 4200 S A V MADAME PRIDE 8180 S A V MADAME PRIDE 0102 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

36 ANGUS 7AN384 CONNEALY COURAGE 25L Sires tremendous depth of body with extra dimension of top, quarter and rib This maternal brother to Impression consistently produces a stout package with extra base width Excellent choice on long-bodied, clean-fronted females who need more width and power Daughters are the easy keeping kind-expect moderate frame with extra volume and capacity From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE; Way View Cattle Co., OH and Raymond Haugen, ND * Reg: Tattoo: 25L DOB: 2/6/2012 BW: 83 lbs / ratio 101 WW: 791 lbs/ ratio 107 YW: 1386 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 VERMILION DATELINE 7078 PEARL PAMMY OF CONANGA 194 PEARL JAM OF CONANGA 6114 Daughter, Leachman Angus Ranch, MT EPD Acc % Rank AN367 GDAR HEISMAN 1705 A low input/high output sire elite combination of $EN and $W Bona-fide minus BW sire who excels for fleshing ability Use to moderate frame size and add superior maternal traits A super selection to improve CED, HP and CEM in any cow herd From Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch and Chad Denowh, MT Reg: Tattoo: 1705 DOB: 1/27/2011 BW: 65 lbs / ratio 85 WW: 714 lbs/ ratio 110 YW: 1255 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 SITZ UPWARD 307R SITZ DASH SITZ EVERELDA ENTENSE 2665 GDAR GAME DAY 449 GDAR FOREVER LADY 959 GDAR FOREVER LADY 6242 Son, Gartner-Denowh Angus Ranch, MT EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

37 7AN340 S SUMMIT 956 One of the breed s highest $W sires a profitability improver He excels for DOC and CED two traits in high demand His daughters are beautiful-uddered, big-ribbed females who raise heavy calves A high customer satisfaction bull bull calves are heavy and the replacement females are very maternal ANGUS From Spickler Ranch, ND Reg: # Tattoo: 956 DOB: 3/12/2009 BW: 87 lbs / ratio 102 WW: 854 lbs/ ratio 117 YW: 1356 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.3 BOYD NEW DAY 8005 GDAR GAME DAY 449 G D A R MISS WIX 474 R&S EXPEDITION 1404 S PRIDE ANNA 709 S PRIDE ANNA 567 Daughter, Spickler Ranch, ND EPD Acc % Rank AN352 CONNEALY COMBINATION 0188 An extremely rare combination of high $EN and high $Beef He also ranks high for a combination of key maternal traits DOC, HP, CEM and moderate mature size His daughters are moderate, extremely easy fleshing, gorgeous uddered females, with tremendous capacity He is an ideal mating on Prophet, Ten X and Sunrise derivatives From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE Reg: Tattoo: 0188 DOB: 1/24/2010 BW: 65 lbs / ratio 90 WW: 762 lbs/ ratio 103 YW: 1272 lbs / ratio 103 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 KMK ALLIANCE 6595 I87 CONNEALY CONSENSUS BLINDA OF CONANGA 004 CONNEALY TOBIN BLACK CAYRA OF CONANGA 8127 BLACK CAMMA OF CONANGA 4184 Daughter, Kinseys Oak Front Farm, WV EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

38 ANGUS 7AN386 SAT REVIVAL 210 Pedigree stacked with Select Sires favorites A perfect choice where Calving Ease and reduced frame size are needed Expect vigorous calves who crush the scales at weaning Recommended for harsh environments, where low input costs prevail these cattle survive anywhere and grow while doing it From Talkington Angus Ranch and Travis Froehlich, ND Reg: Tattoo: 210 DOB: 3/5/2012 BW: 60 lbs / ratio 82 WW: 727 lbs/ ratio 116 YW: 1193 lbs / ratio 108 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.0 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 COLEMAN REGIS 904 COLEMAN DONNA 714 CONNEALY DANNY 5398 SAT DIXIE 010 SAT DIXIE 606 Daughter, ODRC Mansfield, OH EPD Acc % Rank AN330 COLEMAN REGIS 904 Highly-proven calving ease specialist from the legendary Donna cow family Expect low birth weight, vigorous calves that have early rapid growth Sires moderate framed, heavy muscled cattle with extra depth of body His daughters are the keeping kind, beautiful uddered and easy fleshing A high $W sire who ranks near the top of the breed for $EN From Coleman Angus, MT Daughter, Coleman Angus, MT Reg: Tattoo: 904 DOB: 1/11/2009 BW: 62 lbs / ratio 82 WW: 813 lbs/ ratio 111 YW: 1333 lbs / ratio 106 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.0 SITZ TRAVELER 8180 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V EMULOUS 8145 CONNEALY ONWARD COLEMAN DONNA 714 COLEMAN DONNA 386 Daughter, Coleman Angus, MT EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

39 7AN431 GAFFNEY GAME TIME 370 Stems from Lady Standard 890 a powerful performance matriarch Few bulls can match Game Time s spread between CED and growth Thicker, stouter and bigger-outlined than most Confidence sons ANGUS Dam of Game Time Reg: Tattoo: 370 DOB: 8/24/2013 BW: 71 lbs / ET WW: 673 lbs / ET YW: 1217 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 LCC NEW STANDARD R B LADY STANDARD B A LADY From Gaffney Family Cattle, WI; Pasture View Angus, IL and Farmington Angus, TN Son, Gaffney Family Cattle, WI EPD Acc % Rank AN444 CARTER S OMAHA A 1682 son who was the sale-topper and feature from Carter Family Angus Omaha s dam is a favorite of many she s phenotypically flawless Lines up noteworthy projections for carcass merit high for CW, Marb and RE Few Payweight 1682 sons offer this much cow power, balance and CED From The Carter Family, NE NEW Reg: Tattoo: C215 DOB: 1/11/2015 BW: 84 lbs / ratio 99 WW: 683 lbs / ratio 98 YW: 1422 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 38 cm EPD Acc % Rank BASIN PAYWEIGHT 006S BASIN PAYWEIGHT AR O LASS 7017 TC GRIDIRON 258 TC MARCIA 0044 TC MARCIA 6006 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

40 ANGUS 7AN432 BARSTOW BANKROLL B73 A unique son of the popular Cash with a special blend of performance and phenotype Offers exciting figures for below-average birth with rapid early growth Phenotypically eye-catching with added length and depth Unlimited mating flexibility on most of today s popular bloodlines From Barstow Angus, NE; David Dockter, ND and Hart Farms, SD * Reg: Tattoo: B73 DOB: 2/14/2014 BW: 72 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 716 lbs/ ratio 103 YW: 1434 lbs / ratio 111 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 6.2 SITZ DASH BARSTOW CASH BARSTOW QUEEN W16 CAR EFFICIENT 534 BARSTOW MISS DIANNA Z25 BARSTOW MISS DIANNA X128 Dam of Bankroll EPD Acc % Rank AN429 MOHNEN RUSHMORE 1544 The highest calving ease son of the powerhouse South Dakota Pedigree is laced with highly proven cowmaker sires and double bred to the Jilt cow family at Mohnen s A $W leader that excels for Docility Excellent structured, stout featured, maternal strength with calving ease to boot Endless mating flexibility for traditional Select Sires pedigrees From Mohnen Angus Farms, SD and Byron Richard, ND * Reg: Tattoo: 1544 DOB: 1/16/2014 BW: 68 lbs / ratio 78 WW: 775 lbs/ ratio 96 YW: 1353 lbs / ratio 97 Yr. SC: 37 cm MOHNEN DENSITY 730 MOHNEN SOUTH DAKOTA 402 MOHNEN JILT 539 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 MOHNEN JILT 1221 MOHNEN JILT 1655 Dam of Rushmore EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

41 7AN417 A & B SPOTLITE 3065 An outcross Calving Ease option with excellent growth. SpotLite continues to hold up data as more progeny are reported Tremendous genomic profile from a highly respected breeding program Pedigree is stacked with cowmaker sires: Bushwacker, Bando, Wulfs EXT and 263C High-marbling sire that is among the elite for $W and $B ANGUS From A & B Cattle, NE Reg: Tattoo: 3065 DOB: 2/9/2013 BW: 75 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 638 lbs/ ratio 107 YW: 1268 lbs / ratio 109 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 R P BUSHWACKER TEHAMA 944 R525 TEHAMA ERICA N127 EXAR 263C A & B QUEEN 1021 A & B QUEEN 9296 Dam of SpotLite EPD Acc % Rank AN435 CARTER BLACKFOOT 307 The perfect blend of Calving Ease, phenotype, and maternal value in one complete package Your sire for calving ease genetics combined with sought after phenotype and substance Progeny offer consistent, well balanced type and kind, with extra rib shape and muscle dimension An eye appealing package plus double digit calving ease, make him a strong candidate for a commercial cowman s heifer program Expect easy-keeping fault-free daughters you can build a herd around From Carter Cattle Co, ID Reg: Tattoo: 307 DOB: 8/19/2013 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 93 WW: 556 lbs/ ratio 103 YW: 1015 lbs / ratio 106 Yr. SC: 43 cm S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 S A V THUNDERBIRD 9061 S A V EMBLYNETTE 7411 HYLINE RIGHT TIME 338 CARTER OLIVIA 647 GRIFFETH PARAMONT AMBUSH 366 EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

42 TOP TEN ANGUS The Top Ten List features the top sires from the Select Sires Angus Lineup in each of 12 traits. Select Sires provides bulls that excel for EVERY trait! Calving Ease Direct EPD 7AN367 Heisman 20 7AN X 20 7AN418 Patriot 19 7AN430 Venture 18 7AN431 Game Time 18 7AN453 Rocket 18 7AN363 Horizon 17 7AN368 Comrade 17 7AN384 Courage 17 7AN417 SpotLite 17 Breed Average 6 Birth Weight EPD 7AN X AN368 Comrade AN453 Rocket AN367 Heisman AN417 SpotLite AN449 Ice Cap AN419 Remedy AN455 Rancher AN431 Game Time AN443 Bronc -2.6 Breed Average 1.1 Weaning Weight EPD 7AN427 Manning 83 7AN391 Tanker 79 7AN395 Fortress 75 7AN349 Weigh Up 75 7AN379 All In 74 7AN415 Power Surge 74 7AN320 Prophet 73 7AN370 Signature 73 7AN461 Testament 72 7AN422 Prophecy 71 Breed Average 47 Yearling Weight EPD 7AN391 Tanker 138 7AN349 Weigh Up 138 7AN427 Manning 135 7AN415 Power Surge 131 7AN370 Signature 129 7AN457 Proactive 129 7AN379 All In 127 7AN320 Prophet 127 7AN461 Testament 127 7AN394 Traction 124 Breed Average 84 Docility EPD 7AN389 Sure Fire 37 7AN422 Prophecy 35 7AN340 Summit 34 7AN460 Protocol 31 7AN306 War Party 31 7AN430 Venture 31 7AN362 Composure 31 7AN368 Comrade 31 7AN454 Chisum AN401 Elation 30 Breed Average 13 Heifer Pregnancy EPD 7AN401 Elation AN394 Traction AN374 First-N-Goal AN349 Weigh Up AN388 Niagara AN441 Method AN X AN384 Courage AN345 Beacon AN363 Horizon 20.8 Breed Average 10.4 Calving Ease Maternal EPD 7AN431 Game Time 18 7AN362 Composure 18 7AN401 Elation 17 7AN X 17 7AN418 Patriot 17 7AN454 Chisum AN384 Courage 16 7AN363 Horizon 16 7AN367 Heisman 16 7AN453 Rocket 16 Breed Average 8 $ Energy EPD 7AN330 Regis AN319 TC Thunder AN352 Combination AN345 Beacon AN367 Heisman AN435 Blackfoot AN386 Revival AN340 Summit AN351 Capitalist AN368 Comrade Breed Average Marbling EPD 7AN320 Prophet AN442 Relevance AN456 Radiance AN422 Prophecy AN392 Momentum AN389 Sure Fire AN438 Jennings AN417 SpotLite AN460 Protocol AN455 Rancher 1.17 Breed Average.50 Ribeye EPD 7AN441 Method AN394 Traction AN376 Anticipation AN427 Manning AN426 Conversation AN392 Momentum AN443 Bronc AN306 War Party AN384 Courage AN345 Beacon 1.18 Breed Average.45 $ Weaning EPD 7AN340 Summit AN320 Prophet AN452 Bourbon AN455 Rancher AN427 Manning AN306 War Party AN461 Testament AN395 Fortress AN442 Relevance AN394 Traction Breed Average $Beef EPD 7AN361 Sunrise AN394 Traction AN456 Radiance AN438 Jennings AN349 Weigh Up AN389 Sure Fire AN461 Testament AN427 Manning AN444 Omaha AN441 Method Breed Average High Value Specialists $W+$B (excel for $W & $B) 7AN394 Traction AN427 Manning AN446 Clarity AN461 Testament AN456 Radiance AN349 Weigh Up AN395 Fortress AN443 Bronc AN361 Sunrise AN455 Rancher SIRE DIRECTORY Curvebender Specialists (CE bulls with high growth and moderate mature size) CED BW YW MH 7AN391 Tanker AN320 Prophet AN379 All In AN395 Fortress AN452 Bourbon AN432 Bankroll AN440 Old Hickory AN418 Patriot AN455 Rancher AN443 Bronc CE and Muscle Specialists CED RE 7AN418 Patriot AN453 Rocket AN363 Horizon AN368 Comrade AN384 Courage AN443 Bronc AN455 Rancher AN376 Anticipation AN389 Sure Fire AN392 Momentum AAA EPDs as of 12/9/16

43 OTHER SIRES AVAILABLE ANGUS Code no. Full Name Code Name Reg. No. 7AN258 TC Total 410 Total AN299 Connealy Answer 71 Answer AN302 Connealy Mentor 7374 Mentor AN327 Baldridge Workhorse W74 Workhorse AN328 SAV Prosperity 9131 Prosperity AN329 SAV Mustang 9134 Mustang AN332 BC Classic Classic AN380 Mill Brae Endurance 2118 Endurance AN381 Curtin Lumineer 2001 Lumineer AN385 Connealy Union 215X Union AN390 KCF Bennett Expert Z138 Expert AN396 GAR Advance Advance AN397 GAR Early Bird Early Bird AN404 MCR Security 293 Security AN406 Welytok Charter 3B20 Charter AN407 Bruns Thunderbolt 963 Thunderbolt AN410 VBR Chieftain 3W21 Chieftain AN412 HPCA Yadi 63 Yadi AN421 MOGCK Frontman 1141 Frontman AN424 Connealy New Vision 1334 New Vision AN428 Mohnen Global 1274 Global AN434 H P C A SEO Empire Empire SIMMENTAL 7SM54 RCR Stetson T17 Stetson SM56 SS Ebonys Grandmaster Grandmaster SM68 UNL-Husker 84X Husker SM69 Gibbs 0601X Raisin' Cain Raisin Cain SM76 JF Rancher 222Z Rancher SM77 Brink Timeless A387 Timeless SM78 TNT Everclear A321 Everclear SM1029 DKSR MR Olie X4 Mr. Olie RED ANGUS 7AR56 MLK CRK Epic 8171 Epic AR57 Brown Covenant U7548 Covenant AR65 LSF Balanced 2113Z Balanced AR68 Brown Coronado Z7266 Coronado HEREFORD 7HP101 Bar JZ Traditions Legend 463S Tradition HP104 Gerber Ultra 809U Ultra HP109 KJ HVH 33N Redeem 485T ET Redeem HH57 MCR Bluestem 977 Bluestem CHAROLAIS 7CH90 WR Good Stuff T641 Good Stuff M LIMOUSIN 7LM12 Wulfs Warbonnet 6254W Warbonnet LM NPM LM14 Wulfs Accel T303A Accel LM NPM LM15 Wulfs Africa 1086A Africa LimFlex NXM LM16 Wulf's Argus 6047A Argus LimFlex LFM AN258 TOTAL 7AN302 MENTOR 7AN332 CLASSIC 7AN396 ADVANCE 7SM69 RAISIN CAIN 7AR65 BALANCED 7HP109 REDEEM 41

44 ANGUS 7AN319 TC THUNDER 805 Verified by thousands of heifers as a Calving Ease king Delivers incredible foot quality-plus he s a PAP standout Daughters excel with exceptional udders and moderate size From TC Ranch, NE Reg: Tattoo: 805 DOB: 1/16/2008 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 94 WW: 780 lbs / ratio 110 YW: 1350 lbs / ratio 104 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 BALDRIDGE KABOOM K243 KCF CONNEALY THUNDER PARKA OF CONANGA 241 TC GRID TOPPER 355 TC FOREVER 6123 TC FOREVER 1004 EPD Acc % Rank AN408 KSU KONZA 3111 Moderate for size, thick and bred to deliver increased muscle Pedigree blends two favorites of the past decade Confidence and New Day 454 Projected in the Top 1% for RE in a Calving Ease package From Kansas State University, KS Reg: Tattoo: 3111 DOB: 2/5/2013 BW: 72 lbs / ratio 93 WW: 647 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1372 lbs / ratio 110 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.3 CONNEALY TOBIN CONNEALY CONFIDENCE 0100 BECKA GALA OF CONANGA 8281 B/R NEW DAY 454 KSU MISS NEW DAY 1173 G A R OBJECTIVE 2177 EPD Acc % Rank AN437 D CAPITAL GAINS B487 Wide and massive with a cool look, best describes this tremendous son of Capitalist Capital Gains is a true beef bull the Cattleman s kind Expect high performance in a package built to stand any environment Supported by an excellent producing dam, he has the potential to be a great cowmaker sire From Dikoff Angus Ranch, SD Reg: Tattoo: 487 DOB: 2/23/2014 BW: 80 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 812 lbs / ratio 109 YW: 1391 lbs / ratio 114 EPD Acc % Rank S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 PRIDES PITA OF CONANGA 8821 B/R DESTINATION TRIPLE B K NATASHA 1977 TRIPLE B K NATASHA SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

45 7AN453 S S ROCKET C142 Exciting Calving Ease prospect with more rib dimension and base-width than most Earned strong individual performance ratios in a large group of well-bred contemporaries Major cow power advantages from a pedigree which includes New Day 454, Bextor and Expectation ANGUS From Stewart Select Angus, IN Reg: Tattoo: C142 DOB: 2/3/2015 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 91 WW: 736 lbs/ ratio 114 YW: 1338 lbs / ratio 111 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 NEW CONNEALY CONSENSUS 7229 CONNEALY COMRADE 1385 HAPPY GEE OF CONANGA 919 B/R NEW DAY 454 EVENTRESS S S Y65 EVENTRESS S S U119 EPD Acc % Rank AN371 BENFIELD REALITY 6211 Super-footed outcross sire who generates above-average muscle Bred to sire gentle, easy-keeping daughters which excel for soundness and design Maintains a heifer-acceptable CED while providing serious thickness A great option for grass-based production systems From Benfield Farms Inc., VA Reg: Tattoo: 6211 DOB: 2/25/2011 BW: 70 lbs / ratio 91 WW: 672 lbs/ ratio 102 YW: 1232 lbs / ratio 102 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 S ALLIANCE 3313 S CHISUM 6175 S GLORIA 464 JAUER JAVA 8136 BENFIELD EDELLA 1105 BENFIELD EDELLA 7813 Dam of Reality EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

46 ANGUS 7AN391 M A F TANKER 23 Big-time growth improvement with the bonus of Calving Ease Sires larger-framed cattle with the ability to grow really fast If you re serious about adding performance, Tanker is certainly a sire to consider Excels for maternal and convenience traits and will leave you with a hassle-free cowherd From Mogck Angus Farm and Mogck & Sons Angus, SD Reg: Tattoo: 23 DOB: 1/21/2012 BW: 68 lbs / ratio 88 WW: 773 lbs / ratio 123 YW: 1504 lbs / ratio 122 Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 CONNEALY RIGHT ANSWER 746 HAPPY DELL OF CONANGA 262 SITZ DASH JACKIE LASS 032 OF TRIPP JACKIE LASS 1142 OF TRIPP EPD Acc % Rank AN306 WERNER WAR PARTY 2417 A proven sire of performance and customer satisfaction Use to add length, extra pounds and more muscle to fast-growing calves Ranks high in the breed for growth, DOC, Milk, RE, $W and $B From Werner Angus, IL; 44 Farms, TX and KiamichiLink Ranch LLC, OK Reg: Tattoo: 2417 DOB: 9/1/2007 BW: 74 lbs / ratio 89 WW: 858 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1423 lbs / ratio 131 Yr. SC: 41 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 CONNEALY LEAD ON CONNEALY ONWARD ALTUNE OF CONANGA 6104 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 BAAR USA LADY JAYE 489 CRA LADY JAYE S EASY EPD Acc % Rank AN357 THOMAS TOP HAND 0536 Notable due to his ability to spread birth and growth like few can A rare bull in the population with his pairing of Top 1% RADG and Top 3% DMI Sires easily-born, larger-framed calves that excel for growth Offers big-time benefits with his high rankings for both $W and $B From Thomas Angus Ranch, OR Reg: Tattoo: 0536 DOB: 7/17/2010 BW: 52 lbs / ratio 69 WW: 707 lbs / ratio 125 YW: 1286 lbs / ratio 118 Yr. SC: 41 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 G A R GRID MAKER S A V BISMARCK 5682 S A V ABIGALE 0451 MYTTY IN FOCUS THOMAS RUBY ERICA 8293 THOMAS RUBY ERICA EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

47 7AN449 EATHINGTON ICE CAP 305C Top 1% CED and $W they come light and grow fast His pedigree is stacked for multiple generations with sires that excel for eye-appeal and structural correctness A Calving Ease bull that excels for base width and muscle shape A great option for First Class and Style descendants to generate easily-born first calves From Eathington Angus, IL ANGUS NEW Reg: Tattoo: 305C DOB: 1/9/2015 BW: 63 lbs / ratio 76 WW: 765 lbs / ratio 130 YW: 1338 lbs / ratio 108 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 EPD Acc % Rank CONNEALY CAPITALIST 028 EATHINGTON SUB-ZERO KP MISS PROVEN QUEEN 21 DAMERON FIRST IMPRESSION EATHINGTON LUCY 3006 BLUE STON LUCY 1029 * 7AN374 SCC FIRST-N-GOAL GAF 114 A proven sire for phenotype and a great female maker Progeny are standouts for eye appeal, excellent structure, balance and style With power, muscle shape and style, his progeny continue to be ultra competitive in the show ring Gender selected semen available From Stertzbach Cattle Co., OH; Dameron Angus Farm, IL; Steele Angus, IA; Grandview Angus, MD and F-N-G Syndicate Reg: Tattoo: 114 DOB: 1/5/2011 BW: 82 lbs / ET WW: 883 lbs / ET YW: 1396 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1 EPD Acc % Rank AN420 PENNERS-CC DOUBLE BLACK 2257 An outcross pedigree for the show cattle scene An excellent option to use on First Class and First-N-Goal daughters Line bred for outstanding phenotype and maternal strength From Penner Ranch, Conley Cattle and The Double Black Group, OK EXG RS FIRST RATE S903 R3 DAMERON FIRST CLASS DAMERON NORTHERN MISS 3114 CHAMPION HILL EDITION 2029 S C C ROYAL BLACKBIRD 502 CHAMPION HILL BLACKBIRD 1943 * Reg: Tattoo: 2257 DOB: 1/15/2012 BW: 85 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 799 lbs / ratio 116 YW: 1450 lbs / ratio 100 EPD Acc % Rank DUFF NEW EDITION 6108 P R BLACK FRIDAY 0244 P R MONA LISA 529 B A R EXT TRAVELER 205 P R P R LISA 554 Spring 2017 Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 6 BW: 1.1 WW: 47 YW: 84 RADG:.20 DMI:.15 YH:.5 SC:.76 DOC: 13 Maternal: HP: 10.4 CEM: 8 MILK: 24 MW: 24 MH:.3 $EN: Carcass: CW : 31 MARB:.50 RE:.45 FAT:.018 $W: $F: $G: $B:

48 SIMMENTAL 7SM87 CDI HOMETOWN 246A The growth and power red bull who exploded on the scene in 2016 A very sound EPD package plus a pedigree to use on most Simmental pedigrees and red commercial cows looking for additional growth and maternal strength From C Diamond Inc., ND Reg: Tattoo: 246A DOB: 3/24/2013 Purebred SM Red/Homo. Polled BW: 104 lbs / ratio 76 WW: 868 lbs / ratio 124 YW: 1634 lbs / ratio 124 NEW GW PREDESTINED 701T GW REDESTINED 642X GW MISS ORLANDO 453N NF TRUMP S582 CDI MS TRUMP 86U CDI MISS SHEAR FORCE 10N Son, C Diamond Inc., ND Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Son, C Diamond Inc., ND 7SM88 CDI PERSPECTIVE 238A One of the most exciting red Calving Ease bulls in the breed His outcross pedigree and complete phenotype make him a must use sire Check out his breed leading index values! From Crosshair Simmental Ranch and C Diamond Inc., ND Reg: Tattoo: 238A DOB: 3/22/2013 Purebred SM Red/Homo. Polled BW: 74 lbs / ratio 112 WW: 735 lbs / ratio 105 YW: 1375 lbs / ratio 104 NEW GW PREDESTINED 701T HOOK`S XPECTATION 36X HOOKS MIKA 141M NF TRUMP S582 CDI MS TRUMP 101Y CDI MS TOP GUN 5U Son, C Diamond Inc., ND Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Son, C Diamond Inc., ND SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB:.15 BF: -.06 REA:.80 API: TI: 67.70

49 7SM65 WLE UNO MAS X549 One of the most popular Simmental bulls at Select Sires and in the breed due to his Calving Ease and outstanding phenotype His greatest value will be his females, whether Simmental, SimAngus or commercial, the results are outstanding! A breed leader for CED, Docility and API. value added genetics From Wesner Livestock Enterprises and Purdue University, IN SIMMENTAL Reg: Tattoo: X549 DOB: 2/24/2010 Purebred SM Hetero. Black/Homo. Polled BW: WW: 70 lbs / ET 755 lbs / ET NICHOLS LEGACY G151 CNS DREAM ON L186 CNS SHEEZA DREAM K107W SS GOLDMINE L42 SHAWNEE MISS 770P NLC LG770 Daughter, Grass-Lunning Simmentals, MN Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Saylor Farms, VA 7SM81 WLE/LWSC REVOLUTION A409 The maternal brother to Uno Mas carrying on the strong female tradition The combination of Upgrade and Shawnee Miss 770P is a can t miss pedigree Sound structured, long bodied, with huge muscle expression From Wesner Livestock Enterprises and Purdue University, IN and Glacier Cattle Co., WI Reg: Tattoo: A409 DOB: 1/15/2013 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: WW: 88 lbs / ET 816 lbs / ET ELLINGSON LEGACY M229 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MS NLC MOJO S6119 B SS GOLDMINE L42 SHAWNEE MISS 770P NLC LG770 Dam of Revolution and Uno Mas Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Kevin Winter, KS Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB:.15 BF: -.06 REA:.80 API: TI:

50 SIMMENTAL 7SM80 CCR WIDE RANGE 9005A One of the deepest, big bodied bulls in the breed and he is passing that along to his progeny His ¾ pedigree gives him a wide range of pedigrees to work on purebred or percentage cattle Wide Range is backed by a very special maternal dam and his daughters may be his greatest strength From Cow Camp Ranch, KS; Gibbs Farms, AL and HRM Simmental, IA Reg: Tattoo: 9005A DOB: 2/7/2013 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 80 lbs / ET WW: 823 lbs / ET YW: 1366 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K S D S GRADUATE 006X S D S QUEEN 814U HTP SVF IN DEW TIME CCR MS APPLE 9332W CCR 992F FULLHOUSE 3249N Dam of Wide Range Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Wayward Hill Farm & JS Simmental Reserve Division NAILE 7SM72 GW-WBF SUBSTANCE 820Y As his name indicates, he will add substance to his matings depth of body, muscle and fleshing ability A top indexing sire in several areas, he can enhance both a percentage and a purebred breeding program No Legacy in the pedigree provides mating flexibility but most importantly outstanding EPDs From Gateway Simmentals, MT and Wildberry Farms, IL * Reg: Tattoo: 820Y DOB: 3/4/2011 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 97 lbs / ratio 90 WW: 734 lbs / ratio 114 YW: 1284 lbs / ratio 116 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 G A R US PREMIUM BEEF GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 410P GW MR MATERNAL 731L GW MISS MATERNAL 558P GW MISS RED LIGHT 406J Son, Wildberry Farms, IL Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Wildberry Farms, IL SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW:.5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB:.33 BF: -.04 REA:.68 API: TI: 67.40

51 7SM82 HOOK`S BROADWAY 11B The bull who exploded onto the scene as a yearling and is one of the most heavily sampled bulls in the breed A sound-made, stout-structured, blazed-faced bull who will add growth, muscle, correctness and a blaze face to many of his progeny His female progeny may be his greatest strengths! From Hook Farms, MN; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS SIMMENTAL * Reg: Tattoo: 11B DOB: 2/24/2014 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 83 lbs / ratio 111 WW: 711 lbs / ratio 104 YW: 1331 lbs / ratio 102 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 MCM TOP GRADE 018X MCM 513R HOOKS TAURUS 24T HOOK S WATER LILY 89W HOOKS GRACIE 68K Daughter, Shaake Farms & Wray Cattle Co., KS Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Hudson Pines Farm, NY 7SM90 GW PROSPECTOR 389C Top selling SimAngus bull in the fall 2016 Southern Cattle Company sale His maternal influence is exemplified by his dam earning a 108 birth weight ratio and a 105 weaning weight ratio on 11 natural calves a real brood cow matron! A bull truly worth heavy use in 2017! As a ¾ blood with a unique pedigree, he provides exciting mating options for both purebred and percentage breeders From Gateway Simmental, MT; Southern Cattle Co., FL; J/C Simmental and Salinas Farms, MI Reg: Tattoo: 389C DOB: 4/13/2015 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 82 lbs / ratio 107 WW: 730 lbs / ratio 107 YW: 1263 lbs / ratio 111 HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K TFS DUE NORTH 2659Z TFS 1/4 SM 3/4 AN 8419T SRS FORTUNE 500 GW MISS FORTUNE 453P GW MISS LUCKY DICE 049K Sire of Prospector Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Purebred Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 9.3 BW: 1.8 WW: 62.2 YW: 90.0 MCE: 8.6 Milk: 21.2 MWW: 52.2 DOC: 10.8 Carcass: CW: 26.5 YG: -.31 MRB:.15 BF: -.06 REA:.80 API: TI:

52 SIMMENTAL 7SM79 HPF OPTIMIZER A512 Optimizer has exploded onto the scene in 2016 with progeny success in the show ring and bull tests He is stout, big-hipped and will add the right kind of muscle to a calf crop The fastest gaining bull among 300 head at Bulls of the Big Sky Sale in 2014, and has projected him into the top percentile ranking for growth EPDs! From Hudson Pines Farm, NY; Hayes Ranch, MT and Hillstown Farm, IL Reg: Tattoo: A512 DOB: 1/1/2013 3/4 SM 1/4 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 87 lbs / ratio 96 WW: 785 lbs / ratio 113 YW: 1396 lbs / ratio 119 Yr. SC: 42 cm Yr. Frame: 5.9 SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216 JASS/JS OPTIMIZER 58X JS TINSEL 39T S436 HR HPF RACHELS DREAM X590 EXAR RACHEL 4007 Daughter, Hudson Pine Farm, NY Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Hillstown Farm, IL 7SM89 W/C RAPID FIRE 2101C One of the best Lock N Load SimAngus to date with an outstanding EPD profile One of the top selling, eye appealing sires to be sold in the 2015 Werning sale and being used in their program He is massive yet smooth, stout yet flexible and well balanced with an exceptional look Check out his moderate BW and elite combination of API & TI From John Hill, FL and Scott Werning, SD Reg: Tattoo: 2101C DOB: 2/9/ /2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 73 lbs / ratio 112 WW: 867 lbs / ratio 113 YW: 1418 lbs / ratio 114 Yr. SC: 39 cm NEW REMINGTON ON TARGET 2S REMINGTON LOCK N LOAD54U BAR15 MISS KNIGHT78E-51G G A R PREDESTINED N5905 MOGCK JILT 2101 MOGCK JILT 2135 Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW:.5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB:.33 BF: -.04 REA:.68 API: TI: 67.40

53 237SM1023 W/C UNITED 956Y Unsurpassed EPD package of arguably the most popular Simmental bull in the U.S. Popular with registered and commercial breeders alike due to his real-world appeal Always in short supply, never short of popularity Unmatched ability to transmit power and performance From Hook Farms, MN; NLC Simmental, Eichacker Simmentals, and Werning Simmental, SD SIMMENTAL Reg: Tattoo: 956Y DOB: 3/3/2011 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 89 lbs / ratio 99 WW: 821 lbs / ratio 120 YW: 1457 lbs / ratio 122 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 TNT TUITION U238 TNT MISS S68 S A V BISMARCK 5682 MISS WERNING 956W MISS WERNING 756T Daughter, Hook Farms, MN Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Hudson Pines Farm, NY 7SM83 TNT BCR UNIFIED B203 The Calving Ease United son for strong commercial use and consideration Added muscle and ideal structural correctness are similar to his sire Few bulls can compete with Unified s blend of Calving Ease, Growth and incredible indexes From TNT Simmentals and Messer s Beaver Creek Ranch, ND Reg: Tattoo: B203 DOB: 2/26/2014 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 73 lbs / ratio 117 WW: 823 lbs / ratio 108 YW: 1430 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.8 TNT TUITION U238 W/C UNITED 956Y MISS WERNING 956W TNT TANKER U263 MS NLC TANKER Z2058 BHA MISS HERITAGE 344 Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank * Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW:.5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB:.33 BF: -.04 REA:.68 API: TI:

54 SIMMENTAL 7SM71 S D S IN FORCE 112Y Bet the Ranch Calving Ease for a SimAngus program but high enough CE rating for use in any heifer calving program Progeny are moderate in growth with superior maternal ability, Docility, and Carcass Merit His greatest strength may be the type and kind of his females as replacements From South Dakota State University; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS Reg: Tattoo: 112Y DOB: 2/23/2011 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank BW: 67 lbs / ratio 124 WW: 729 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1275 lbs / ratio 105 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.4 NICHOLS LEGACY G151 HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K C&D TRACY MYTTY IN FOCUS S D S PRINCESS 925W S D S PRINCESS 761T 7SM85 GW TRIPLE CROWN 018C Chosen to follow in his sire s footsteps... J Bar J Nightride s best son His pedigree stacks two of the breed s most proven percentage sires for profitability Selected as the top bull from the 2016 Gateway Simmentals sale From Gateway Simmentals, MT and Gibbs Farms, AL NEW Reg: Tattoo: 018C DOB: 2/12/2015 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank BW: 81 lbs / ratio 106 WW: 673 lbs / ratio 103 YW: 1208 lbs / ratio 101 Yr. Frame: 5.0 GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z J BAR J MISS ND 793X GW PREDESTINED 701T GW MISS GPRD 359A GW MISS PREM BEEF 240Y 7SM86 JC ENGINEER 102C Outcross genetics offering exceptional mating flexibility for both heifers and cows Exciting purebred sire with amazing projections for API and TI Ideal mating on Cowboy Cut, Upgrade and Uno Mas females From J/C Simmentals, MI and Hillstown Farm, IL NEW Reg: Tattoo: JC102C DOB: 2/20/2015 Purebred SM Homo. Black/Homo. Polled Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank BW: 66lbs / ratio 126 WW: 716 lbs / ratio 95 YW: 1318 lbs / ratio 102 GW LUCKY MAN 644N GW LUCKY BOY 252U GW MISS NEW DEAL 814TS HOOK S QUEST 86U HOOKS ZOLA 102Z HOOK S WINSOME 57W SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW:.5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB:.33 BF: -.04 REA:.68 API: TI: 67.40

55 7SM75 GW ROBUST 605Z A big ribeye bull who transmits extreme muscle mass and shape to his progeny Expect a rugged structure, big-footed, muscular progeny Very acceptable calving ease with breed leading marbling and ribeye EPDs From Gateway Simmentals, MT; Gibbs Farms, AL and Cow Camp Ranch, KS Reg: Tattoo: 605Z DOB: 2/7/2012 5/8 SM 3/8 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 85 lbs / ratio 90 WW: 744 lbs / ratio 115 YW: 1408 lbs / ratio 121 Yr. SC: 35 cm Yr. Frame: 5.2 G A R US PREMIUM BEEF GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 410P GW PREDESTINED 701T GW MISS GPRD 123X GW MISS MATERNAL 523P SIMMENTAL Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank SM84 LMF MADISON B752 High-performance SimAngus genetics to boost growth while improving both muscle and marbling in your calves This Alumni son is loaded with positive traits of merit and stems from a proven cow family Ratioed 125 for ADG, 118 for WDA and 112 for Yearling on test along with ratios of 128 for REA and 166 for IMF From Little Mountain Farm, AL NEW Reg: Tattoo: B752 DOB: 9/15/2014 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank * BW: 86 lbs / ratio 103 WW: 686 lbs / 100 YW: 1446 lbs / ratio 112 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 5.7 HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K S D S ALUMNI 115X S D S QUEEN 801U GW LUCKY MAN 644N IR MS GENEVA U074 FINKS MISS SM73 GIBBS 1100Y HY DEACON SimAngus the result of two Select Sires mainstays, Coleman Regis and RCR Stetson, spelling great maternal strength! Calving ease with explosive growth. Calves are deep bodied and structurally correct From Gibbs Farms, AL; Fred Smith, NC and Wildberry Farms, IL Reg: Tattoo: 1100Y DOB: 9/6/2011 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Homo. Black/Homo. Polled BW: 83 lbs / ratio 91 WW: 804 lbs / ratio 118 YW: 1307 lbs / ratio 113 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 COLEMAN REGIS 904 COLEMAN DONNA 714 RCR STETSON T17 GIBBS 9128W MABELLE N341 BF N341 BSD MABELLE BG32 Spring 2017 ASA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MCE MILK MWW STAY DOC CW YG MARB BF REA API TI EPD Acc % Rank * Spring 2017 Hybrid Simmental Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 10.9 BW:.5 WW: 60.2 YW: 92.6 MCE: 7.3 Milk: 21.3 MWW: 51.3 DOC: 11.0 Carcass: CW: 25.9 YG: -.24 MRB:.33 BF: -.04 REA:.68 API: TI:

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58 ESTROTECT - As Good as a BULL SCAN HERE or visit estrotect.com/select to watch the official ESTROTECT Heat Detector video Rockway, Inc. ESTROTECT and As Good As A Bull are trademarks of Rockway, Inc. Visit estrotect.com/asgoodasabull * Contact to request the full study. A New designation for AN392 Momentum steer from Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS In order to qualify, a bull must have at least.85 Accuracy for Birth Weight EPD. Because bulls are higher accuracy bulls, you can trust their EPD for Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, etc., will not be subject to as much change with additional progeny records when compared to a bull adding progeny data for the first time. Many of our bulls are graduates of the Select Sires Young Sire Program. The YSP is the longest-running progeny test program in the industry. Bulls in the YSP are utilized in a structured sire evaluation where we sample young, unproven bulls against proven bulls. The cooperating herds use random matings, collect multi-trait data and this data is submitted to the respective breed association. 7AN395 Fortress heifer from ODRC Mansfield YSP herd, OH We know the importance of data collection and Select Sires has more bulls with actual carcass data than any of our competitors. This is the result of partners like Gardiner Angus Ranch and our YSP herds who help us learn as much as we can about a bull early in his life so that you, our customers, can make better genetic decisions.

59 7AR75 BROWN PACESETTER Y7170 Among an ultra-elite group of proven sires ranking in the top 1% of the breed for both HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes A unique combination of elite carcass merit, with excellent maternal value. He blends high Marbling (top 2%) and high Stayability (top 1%), while maintaining excellent post weaning growth Progeny are moderate framed with added depth and spring of rib and excellent fleshing ability Powerful, attractive and super sound. He is the complete package with great feet From Rhodes Red Angus, KS; R.A. Brown Ranch and Broseco Ranches, TX; and Cedar Hill Farm, WV RED ANGUS NEW Reg: Tattoo: Y7170 DOB: 2/26/2011 BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: 73 lbs / ET 623 lbs / ET 906 lbs / ET 34 cm BECKTON NEBULA M045 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BECKTON LANA M809 EP BROWN REVELATION P7021 BROWN MS REVELATION U7748 BROWN MS ABBY P7944 Dam of Pacesetter Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank * 7AR77 BROWN CCFP EFFICIENT C5454 Leadoff Red Angus Bull in the 2016 R.A. Brown Sale Ranks at the very top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes (top 1%) He excels in all the relevant traits of beef production - Calving Ease, Growth, Maternal and Carcass Merit One of the most efficient bulls on test in the R.A. Brown program - thus the name Efficient Moderate framed, thick made, with a lot of depth and spring to his rib best describes Efficient A Redemption son with excellent phenotype and elite carcass merit From C&C Family Partners, LTD, and R.A. Brown Ranch, TX and Croissant Red Angus, CO Reg: Tattoo: C5454 DOB: 3/1/2015 BW: 82 lbs / ET WW: 710 lbs / ET YW: 1108 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 35 Yr. Frame: 4.9 NEW BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 JYJ MS JOLENE W16 LCC CHEYENNE B221L BROWN MS CHEYENNE T6976 BROWN MS VACATION P6841 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB:.46 YG:.02 CW: 22 REA:.13 FAT:.00 57

60 RED ANGUS 7AR74 BROWN AA PRESTIGIOUS B5153 Superior phenotype with Calving Ease, Growth, and Carcass Merit. Bred to add muscle and shape while maintaining Calving Ease Elite maternal value- Ranks at the top of the breed for Stayability and Heifer Pregnancy Wide-based, loaded with muscle, added depth and spring of rib If you are looking to build a profitable maternal base or maximize end product value-prestigious is an excellent choice. He ranks at the top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster Indexes The Lot #1 feature from the 2015 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch, Double A Cattle Co. and 3B Ranch, TX; Double Eagle Ranch and Pitchfork-T Ranch, OR Reg: Tattoo: B5153 DOB: 1/9/2014 BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: 79 lbs / ET 632 lbs / ET 945 lbs / ET 37 cm HXC CONQUEST 4405P LSF TAKEOVER 9943W LSF WIDELOAD R5014 U8061 5L DESTINATION BROWN MS DESTINATION T7634 BROWN MS CHEROKEE P7916 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank AR69 BIEBER RREDS TAKEOUT 305A Offers all the convenience and value of his preeminent sire Takeover with more power and dimension This big-bodied, moderate-framed, massive-patterned sire will add pounds without increasing frame size A unique combination of modest Calving Ease, high Growth, and Marbling in one package He is backed by a highly productive cow with an impeccable production record whose pedigree provides a lot of mating flexibility From Bieber Red Angus Ranch and Rhodes Red Angus, SD Reg: Tattoo: 305A DOB: 3/5/2013 BW: 84 lbs / ratio 102 WW: 747 lbs / ratio 107 YW: 1449 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 32 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 HXC CONQUEST 4405P LSF TAKEOVER 9943W LSF WIDELOAD R5014 U8601 BASIN EXT 8628 BIEBER FLOWER 361Y BIEBER FLOWER 330U Maternal sister to Takeout Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank * SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB:.46 YG:.02 CW: 22 REA:.13 FAT:.00

61 7AR73 PIE CINCH 4126 Reg: Tattoo: 4126 DOB: 3/3/2014 BW: 76 lbs / ratio 93 WW: 769 lbs / ratio 116 YW: 1418 lbs / ratio 117 Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1 BECKTON EPIC R397 K LSF SAGA 1040Y LSF MINOLA T7172 W9041 HXC CONQUEST 4405P TKP BONNE BEL 110 TKP BONNE BEL 9031 Proven Calving Ease combined with awesome phenotype and growth Proving himself to be a solid Calving Ease sire. Calves are born light with rapid early growth in a stout, threedimensional, sound package A balanced sire who covers all the bases - expect his progeny to excel for power and dimension, have great feet and leave daughters with excellent maternal value Major cow power and convenience traits are stacked in his pedigree. The cow family has an awesome production record, super udders, great feet, and nice dispositions. Imagine the replacement females His solid calving ease and maternally oriented data package combined with solid phenotype add up to great customer satisfaction Daughter, Rhodes Red Angus, SD Son, Rhodes Red Angus, SD RED ANGUS From Pieper Red Angus, NE and Rhodes Red Angus, SD Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB:.46 YG:.02 CW: 22 REA:.13 FAT:.00 Cinch calf with dam, Rhodes Red Angus, SD 59

62 RED ANGUS 7AR66 LSF RAB EXCLUSIVE 2793Z Offers Calving Ease, phenotype, and Marbling in one complete package High customer satisfaction from conception to carcass. A breed leader for Marbling Dam is one of the most elite Mission Statement daughters in the breed and was featured in the R.A. Brown Dispersal From Brown Family Genetics, TX; Orion Beef Group International, MT and Bieber Red Angus, SD Reg: Tattoo: 2793Z DOB: 2/26/2012 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank BW: 80 lbs / ET WW: 681 lbs / ET YW: 1188 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 37 cm Yr. Frame: 5.2 * BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN PARAMOUNT X7879 BROWN MS DESTINATION T7664 LJC MISSION STATEMENT P27 BROWN MS MISSION STMT W7525 BROWN MS CHEYENNE S7611 7AR72 BROWN EZ RENEWAL A1951 A Calving Ease specialist with a lot of maternal value Boasts a nicely balanced birth to weaning spread Long fronted and smooth shouldered. Built for sleep-at-night Calving Ease Perfect fit for Covenant, Hard Drive and Sun King daughters From R.A. Brown Ranch, TX Reg: Tattoo: A1951 DOB: 2/15/2013 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank BW: 62 lbs / ratio 86 WW: 599 lbs / ratio 95 YW: 1065 lbs / ratio 96 * CCF SEQUOYA 0361 HUST CHIEF SEQUOYA R336 LCC REBELLA NA123 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN MS P707 Y7737 BROWN MS MISSION STATEMENT U 7AR60 BEIBER ROUSE SAMURAI X22 Proven for Calving Ease and Phenotype - one of our best for customer satisfaction Expect high performance and super sound cattle with above average muscle shape Produces consistent cattle with great calving ease and calf vigor at birth His daughters set him apart from the crowd - they are deep-bodied and easy fleshing with excellent udder quality From Bieber Red Angus, SD and Gene Rouse, IA Reg: Tattoo: X22 DOB: 2/16/2010 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank BW: 76 lbs / ratio 93 WW: 675 lbs / ratio 113 YW: 1135 lbs / ratio 106 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.0 BFCK CHEROKEE CANYON 4912 LCC CHEYENNE B22IL HXC 701G BIEBER BOONE 8000 GHR MARITA R31 GHR M03 MARITA SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB:.46 YG:.02 CW: 22 REA:.13 FAT:.00

63 7AR58 BROWN HERITAGE U6509 Got Quality Grade? Top 1% for Marbling and GridMaster Index Sires cattle with a little more frame and extension with added thickness and substance Modest Calving Ease with extreme Carcass Merit Backed by true cow power - his famous dam was a highlight of the 2015 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch, TX Reg: Tattoo: U6509 DOB: 1/8/2008 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank BW: 59 lbs / ratio 94 WW: 603 lbs / ratio 115 YW: 921 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.0 BECKTON HUSTLER C2 L079 BECKTON HERITAGE N013 BECKTON LANA L007 JL LJC LANCER 806 BROWN MS L806 S6944 BROWN MS CHEROKEE N6808 RED ANGUS 7AR70 BROWN PURSUIT A7670 A no miss Calving Ease sire with elite HerdBuilder and GridMaster indexes A true outlier in his genetic predictions. Ranks in the top 10% for eight economically important traits Calving Ease with substance, Growth and Carcass Merit Will sire moderate-framed, easy-keeping, nice-uddered and hassle-free females. Ranks near the top of the breed for Stayability Leadoff Red Angus bull in the 2014 R.A. Brown Sale From R. A. Brown Ranch and BOLA Red Angus, TX Reg: Tattoo: A7670 DOB: 2/15/2013 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank BW: 83 lbs / ratio 106 WW: 526 lbs / ratio 114 YW: 963 lbs / ratio 110 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BROWN JYJ REDEMPTION Y1334 JYJ MS JOLENE W16 HUST CHIEF SEQUOYA R336 BROWN MS SEQUOYA X7593 BROWN C- JOLENE S605 7AR61 LARSON SUN KING 016 Spring 2017 RAAA Sire Summary HerdBuilder GridMaster CED BW WW YW MILK ME HPG CEM STAY MARB YG CW REA FAT EPD Acc % Rank A cowmaker with high value carcass Merit that ranks near the top of the breed for both the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indexes An excellent maternal sire ranking in the top 10% of the breed for all of the Maternal Traits - Milk, HPG, STAY and HerdBuilder Standard of excellence for Carcass Merit, ranking in the top 1% of the breed for Marbling and top 3% for GridMaster Replacement females or commercial steers to sell on value-based grid, you will love the results From Larson Red Angus, MT Reg: Tattoo: 016 DOB: 2/4/2010 BW: 84 lbs / ratio 98 WW: 745 lbs / ratio 110 YW: 1294 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 39 cm Yr. Frame: 6.1 BECKTON NEBULA M045 BECKTON NEBULA P P707 BECKTON LANA M809 EP LCC MAJOR LEAGUE A502M LARSON TAMARA LARSON TAM Spring 2017 Red Angus Breed Average EPDs Production: HB: 94 GM: 50 CED: 5 BW: -1.6 WW: 59 YW: 91 Maternal: MILK: 21 ME: 1 HPG: 11 CEM: 4 Stay: 10 Carcass: MARB:.46 YG:.02 CW: 22 REA:.13 FAT:.00 61

64 HEREFORD 7HP105 NJW 98S DURANGO 44U High customer satisfaction - proven Calving Ease, super phenotype, and high performance With over 850 head on his performance pedigree, he offers reliable, no miss Calving Ease with breed leading Growth He stems from one of the breed s most well-known cowherds, excelling for fleshing ability, structural correctness, beautiful udders and added eye-appeal Ideal mating on Sheyenne, 719T and Revolution derivatives From Ned and Jan Ward, WY Reg: Tattoo: 44U DOB: 2/14/2008 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED BW: 80 lbs / ratio 97 WW: 756 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1236 lbs / ratio 105 Yr. SC: 37 cm MH: 55.5 in CS BOOMER 29F THM DURANGO 4037 THM 7085 VICTRA 9036 CL1 DOMINO 9126J 1ET NJW 9126J DEW DOMINO 98S NJW 57G 74G DEW 5M Dam of Durango Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc % Rank HP113 BOYD FT KNOX 17Y XZ A pedigree stacked with moderate mature size, added fleshing ability, beautiful udders and flawless females Ideal for making Herefords or baldies with exceptional doability and longevity, designed to work in a wide range of environments Dark pigmented, wide bodied with added shape, don t ignore his ability to add marbling as well! From Boyd Beef Cattle and Dale Stith, KY Reg: Tattoo: 4040 DOB: 1/25/2014 Hetero. Polled AI PERMITTED BW: 64 lbs / ratio 88 WW: 685 lbs / ratio 127 YW: 1216 lbs / ratio 117 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 5.5 TH 121L 63N TUNDRA 16S TH 22R 16S LAMBEAU 17Y TH 62N 3L KELSEY 22R BOYD WORLDWIDE 9050 ET DOSS MY EYES ADORE U DHZ5 DHF COVER GIRL C902 Dam of Ft Knox Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc P P % Rank * SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC:.9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT:.002 REA:.35 MARB:.07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24

65 7HP116 MOHICAN THM EXCEDE Z426 He exceeds expectations! Ranks in the top 20% of the breed for 15 EPDs and indexes, offering one of the most complete EPD profiles Use to create cattle with added value for every segment of the production chain while building a stellar set of replacement females His daughters have been favorites at Mead Cattle because of their broody type, added eye-appeal and beautiful udders From Mead Cattle, GA HEREFORD NEW Reg: Tattoo: Z426 DOB: 4/24/2012 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED BW: 73 lbs / ET WW: 667 lbs / ET TH I VICTOR 719T TH 133U 719T UPGRADE 69X TH 14S 103R MEGAN 133U KCF BENNETT 3008 M326 NJW M326 UNFORGETTABLE 76W ET NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S Son, Mead Cattle Co., GA Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc % Rank Daughter, Mead Cattle Co., GA 7HH58 CL 1 DOMINO 215Z The next sensation of the Hereford breed He ranks in the top 20 percent of the breed for 13 EPDs and indexes and top 2 percent for 7 traits he is a breed changer His pedigree allows for tremendous mating flexibility while moving you forward for nearly every economically relevant trait His progeny are in demand because of their combination of phenotype and performance A bull that is getting utilized by horned and polled breeders to make high performance baldies From B&D Herefords, KS and Cooper Hereford Ranch, MT Reg: Tattoo: 215 DOB: 1/8/2012 Horned AI PERMITTED BW: 93 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 780 lbs / ratio 112 YW: 1333 lbs / ratio 108 Yr. SC: 37 cm NEW CL 1 DOMINO 732T CL 1 DOMINO 9122W 1ET CL 1 DOMINETTE 475P CL 1 DOMINO 860U CL 1 DOMINETTE 055X CL 1 DOMINETTE 7136T 1ET Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc % Rank Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC:.9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT:.002 REA:.35 MARB:.07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24 63

66 HEREFORD 7HP108 TH I TOP SHELF 504X ET Much like his full brother, 719T, but with more stretch and length Top Shelf daughters are moderate, wide-bodied and easy fleshing with exceptional udder quality His dam is one of the most influential Hereford cows in recent history From Topp Herefords, ND Reg: Tattoo: 504X DOB: 4/4/2010 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc % Rank BW: 80 lbs / ET WW: 560 lbs / ET YW: 924 lbs / ET Yr. SC: 43 cm Yr. Frame: 6.3 HRP THM VICTOR 109W 9329 DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I RHF 964 VICTRA 4057 NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D KBCR 19D DOMINETTE 122 KBCR DOMINETTE HP112 HYALITE RESOURCE 331 An exceptionally deep-sided, long-and level-hipped son of X51 and backed by a cow family with an outstanding production record and longevity He adds performance, while improving udders and creating progeny with breed leading end product merit He adds value across the board - excellent replacement females and high valued feeder cattle Complimentary mating on Sheyene, Durango and Tested daughters From Linton Polled Herefords, NE Reg: Tattoo: 331 DOB: 2/24/2013 Homo. Polled AI PERMITTED Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc P P % Rank BW: 86 lbs / ratio 100 WW: 705 lbs / ratio 112 YW: 1178 lbs / ratio 108 Yr. SC: 34 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 MSU TCF REVOLUTION 4R KCF BENNET REVOLUTION X51 KCF MISS PROFICIENT U201 SCHU-LAR ON TARGET 22S HYALITE 22S LASS 018 HYALITE TS LASS 810 7HP111 SHF ALL AMERICAN Like his name, All American offers unlimited mating flexibility with a well-balanced EPD profile and functional design Ranks exceptionally high for a multitude of traits of economic importance All American sires moderate sized, high performance, super sound and good footed progeny Outcross pedigree for many Select Sires customers ideal mating on Sheyenne, Revolution and Tested pedigrees From Sandhill Farms, KS Reg: Tattoo: A70 DOB: 2/12/2013 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc P P % Rank BW: 88 lbs / ratio 102 WW: 795 lbs / ratio 111 YW: 1316 lbs / ratio 113 Yr. SC: 36 cm Yr. Frame: 6.2 * DRF JWR PRINCE VICTOR 71I KJ C&L J119 LOGIC 023R ET SHF INTERSTATE D03 J119 SHF TUG R117 T57 SHF L388 T57 Y54 ET SHF PROGRESS T SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC:.9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT:.002 REA:.35 MARB:.07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24

67 7HP114 EFBEEF X651 TESTED A250 Multi-trait rock star! His pedigree allows for unlimited mating opportunities with most of the popular bloodlines in the breed He defies all the genetic antagonisms elite Calving Ease, breed leading Growth, moderate mature size, added carcass weight and top 1% Marbling His dam is one of the best cows at Ellis Farms Dark red, heavily pigmented, great disposition and good footed, he will create females that work in many environments and enhance profitability From Ellis Farms, IL; Schu-Lar Polled Herefords, KS and L III Farms, MO HEREFORD Reg: Tattoo: A250 DOB: 3/13/2013 Homo. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire BW: 73 lbs / ratio 84 WW: 532 lbs / ratio 99 YW: 972 lbs / ratio 100 Yr. SC: 37 cm EFBEEF FOREMOST U208 EFBEEF TFL U208 TESTED X651 ET EFBEEF P606 MABEL R415 R&R PRIME CUT 6378 ET EFBEEF 6378 KATE W484 EFBEEF G825 KATE R428 Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc P P % Rank * 7HP115 TH 409A 475Z DUE NORTH 361C ET #1WW bull at Topp s in 2015 His pedigree stacks two of the best cowmakers in the breed His granddam is also the dam of the CE and MARB leader, Sheyene Elite combination of moderate BW, performance, phenotype and maternal genetics From Topp Herefords, ND Reg: Tattoo: 361C DOB: 1/14/2015 Hetero. Polled Non-Certificate AI Sire BW: WW: YW: Yr. SC: 86 lbs / ET 837 lbs / ET 1294 / ET 40 cm NEW TH I VICTOR 755T TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z TH 16G 20N GEMINI 89T TH 71U 719T MR HEREFORD 11X TH 49U 11X DUCHESS 409A TH 23S 103R DUCHESS 49U Maternal sister, Topp Herefords, ND Spring 2017 AHA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK M&G MCE MCW UDDR TEAT SC CW FAT REA MARB BMI$ CEZ$ BII$ CHB$ EPD Acc P P.28 P P % Rank Maternal brother, Topp Herefords, ND Spring 2017 Hereford Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 1.3 BW: 3.1 WW: 51 YW: 82 MILK: 22 M&G: 48 MCE: 1.5 MCW: 89 UDDER: 1.14 TEAT: 1.15 SC:.9 Carcass: CW: 63 FAT:.002 REA:.35 MARB:.07 BMI$: 18 CEZ$: 15 BII$: 15 CHB$: 24 65

68 CHAROLAIS 7CH91 VPI FREE LUNCH 708T Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MILK MCE MTL SC HCW REA FAT MARB TSI EPD Acc % Rank Massive shape, incredible soundness and gentle attitude Lowers birth weight, advances growth and sires cattle you ll be proud of Astute commercial cowboys love what Free Lunch delivers in their calves Proven rankings of Top 15% for BW EPD and Top 10% YW EPD From Virginia Polytechnic Institute, VA Reg: M Tattoo: 708T DOB: 1/23/2007 Homo. Polled BW: 93 lbs / ratio 105 WW: 667 lbs / ratio 97 YW: 1344 lbs / ratio 111 Yr. SC: 43 cm Yr. Frame: 6.0 WCR PRIME CUT 764 PLD LT RIO BLANCO 1234 P LT PRAIRIE MAID 4054 WCR PRIME CUT 764 PLD VPI MISS DUCHESS 404 P VCR MISS DUCHESS 703 PLD 7CH94 WR TRAVEL AGENT A602 Offers exciting projections for CE, BW and Growth Supports a near ideal balance of phenotype with performance Attractive, rugged and sound with bred-in longevity From Wagonhammer Ranches, NE Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MILK MCE MTL SC HCW REA FAT MARB TSI EPD Acc PE PE PE PE PE % Rank Reg: M Tattoo: A602 DOB: 2/14/2013 Homo. Polled BW: 84 lbs / ratio 106 WW: 725 lbs / ratio 116 YW: 1403 lbs / ratio 111 Yr. Frame: 6.3 LT SILVER DISTANCE 5342P LT LONG DISTANCE 9001 PLD LT BELLE 7026 P NWMSU DOC SILVER 362 PLD WR MISS SILVER Y601 WR MISS EASY PRO W600 7CH95 FTJ CASCADE 1508 Blue Value son loaded with multi-trait performance Individual ratios for 9 measured traits indicate this bull is special From a cow herd deep with function, quality and good, honest cattle From Fred & Toni Jorgensen, CA NEW Spring 2017 AICA Sire Summary CE BW WW YW MILK MCE MTL SC HCW REA FAT MARB TSI EPD Acc % Rank Reg: M Tattoo: 1508 DOB: 1/7/2015 Homo. Polled * BW: 81 lbs / ratio 95 WW: 725 lbs / ratio 105 YW: 1258 lbs / ratio 107 Yr. SC: 40 cm Yr. Frame: 6.6 LT BLUEGRASS 4017 LT BLUE VALUE 7903 ET LT UNLIMITED MAID 7184 P LT SILVER DISTANCE 5342P FTJ SILVER DISTANCE ALI TW1301 FTJ EASY BLEND ALI SIRE DIRECTORY Spring 2017 Charolais Breed Average EPDs Production: CE: 3.3 BW:.6 WW: 27.4 YW: 50.1 MILK: 8.7 MCE: 3.5 MTL: 22.8 SC:.8 Carcass: CW: 12.8 REA:.24 FAT:.001 MARB:.02 TSI:

69 7SP33 JSF GAUGE 137W No. 12 Trait Leader for CED, your heifers need this safe option Got Quality Grade? No. 1 bull in the history of the Shorthorn breed for Marbling! Need Muscle that generates dollars? No. 4 REA sire in the breed! Adds body depth, fleshing ability and docility faster than most any sire anywhere! From Jungels Shorthorn Farm, ND and Byland Polled Shorthorns, OH SHORTHORN Reg: X Tattoo: 137W DOB: 9/11/2009 BW: 88 lbs / ratio 102 WW: 609 lbs / ratio 104 YW: 1114 lbs / ratio 105 Yr. SC: 38 cm Yr. Frame: 5.2 BYLAND AXIS 1D85 SBR TSUNAMI 20T SBR DEE 232 KL DUPLICATOR KL MINA STAR 1051 KL MINA STAR DD Daughter, Byland Polled Shorthorns, OH Fall 2016 ASA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK TM CEM CWT REA FAT MARB $CEZ $BMI $F EPD Acc % Rank SP34 JSF GOLDENROD 57U No. 3 Sire for $BMI - The perfect outcross option for Gauge daughters and will lengthen their front ends and add incredible visual appeal Noted as one of the best mature bulls in any breed for foot and leg structure. No. 23 Trait Leader for CED A Trait Leader for Low BW, use this sire with confidence on your 2-year-olds Dam is one of the highest revenue donors in the Shorthorn breed selling more than $100,000 worth of progeny No. 2 Proven option for MILK EPD - use him on your High $EN Angus females for the ultimate British F1 cross! A great option for Final Answer, Consensus and Confidence progeny From Stangl Shorthorns, SD NEW Reg: X Tattoo: 57U DOB: 3/16/2008 BW: 72 lbs / ratio 122 WW: 697 lbs / ratio 102 YW: 1139 lbs / ratio 101 Yr. SC: 36 cm ALTA CEDAR ULTIMATE 130K LEVELDALE JAVELIN 535R LEVELDALE JANET 229M ET WAUKARU GOLD ELEMENT 156 KL GOLD ROSE KL DOUBLE ROSE Dam of Goldenrod Fall 2016 ASA Sire Summary CED BW WW YW MILK TM CEM CWT REA FAT MARB $CEZ $BMI $F EPD Acc % Rank Fall 2016 Shorthorn Breed Average EPDs Production: CED: 5 BW: 2.4 WW: 52 YW: 61 MK: 18 TM: 43 CEM: 1 Carcass: CW : 9 REA: -.08 FAT: -.04 MARB:.01 $ VALUES $CEZ: $BMI: $F:

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71 EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCES EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCE (EPD) - The expected difference in performance of a bull s progeny compared to the performance of another sire s progeny. Accuracy (Acc.) - A measure of reliability of an EPD expressed between 0 and 1.0. Accuracies closer to 1.0 means the EPD is a more reliable estimate of a sire s true genetic value for the trait. % Rank - Based on percentages, this indicates where a bull s EPD ranks him in the entire population of his respective breed. Calving Ease Direct (CED) - is the difference in percentage of unassisted births when a sire is bred to first calf heifers. A higher number is desirable. Birth Weight (BW) - predicts the difference in average birth weight of a bull s calves compared to calves of another bull. Reported in pounds, a lower number is desirable. Weaning Weight (WW) - predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull s progeny compared to calves of another bull. Reported in pounds, a higher number is desirable. Yearling Weight (YW) - predicts the difference in average 365-day weight of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in pounds, a higher number is generally desirable. Yearling Height (YH) - The YH EPD predicts the difference in yearling hip height of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in inches, ideal values vary depending on production environment. Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) - expressed in pounds per day, is a predictor of a sire s genetic ability for postweaning gain in future progeny compared to that of other sires, given a constant amount of feed consumed. Dry Matter Intake (DMI) - expressed in pounds per day, is a predictor of difference transmitting ability for feed intake during the postweaning phase, compared to that of other sires. Scrotal Circumference (SC) - The SC EPD predicts the difference in yearling scrotal circumference of a bull s male progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in centimeters, a larger number is desirable. Docility (Doc) - is expressed as a difference in yearling cattle temperament, with a higher value indicating more favorable docility. It predicts the average difference of progeny from a sire in comparison with another sire s calves. In herds where temperament problems are not an issue, this expected difference would not be realized. Calving Ease Maternal (CEM or MCE) - is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births of a sire s daughters as first-calf heifers when compared to daughters of other sires. Reported as a percentage, a higher value is desirable. Milk (MILK) - The milk EPD predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull s daughters calves compared to the calves from daughters of another bull. Reported in pounds, ideal milk values depend heavily upon the nutritional environment of the herd. Maternal Weaning Weight (MWW -Simmental); Milk and Growth (M&G - Hereford); Total Maternal (TM - Red Angus) - The EPD predicts the Weaning Weight of a bull s daughters progeny and reflects both the milking ability of a bull s daughters and the growth potential of their calves. Reported in pounds, higher numbers are generally desirable. Stayability (STAY - Red Angus & Simmental) - The stayability EPD predicts the probability of a bull s daughters staying in production to at least six years of age compared to daughters of another bull. Reported as a percentage, a higher value is desirable. CARCASS TRAITS EPDs for carcass traits are calculated using weighted averages of yearling ultrasounds and progeny carcass data. Carcass Weight (CW) - The EPD predicts the difference in hot carcass weight of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of all other bulls evaluated at a given endpoint. Reported in pounds, a higher number is generally desirable. Marbling (MARB, IMF) - The EPD predicts the difference in average USDA Marbling score of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of another bull at a similar end point. Reported in degrees of a Marbling score, higher values are desirable. Ribeye Area (REA) - The EPD predicts the difference in ribeye area of a bull s progeny compared to the progeny of another bull and is an indicator of total muscle in the carcass. Reported in square inches, larger numbers are generally desirable. Fat (FAT) - The EPD predicts the difference in fat thickness of carcasses, measured between the 12th and 13th ribs, of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in inches, lower values are desirable. Yield Grade (YG - Simmental) The EPD predicts differences in USDA Yield Grade of a bull s progeny compared to progeny of another bull. Reported in tenths of a USDA YG, lower numbers are desirable. TERMINOLOGY $VALUE INDEXES are multi-trait selection indexes, expressed in dollars per head, to assist beef producers by adding simplicity to genetic selection decisions. The $Value is an estimate of how future progeny of each sire are expected to perform, on average, compared to progeny of other sires in the database if the sires were randomly mated to cows and if calves were exposed to the same environment. ANGUS: Cow Energy Value ($EN) - expressed in dollars saved per cow per year, the EPD assesses differences in cow energy requirements for daughters of sires. A larger value is more favorable when comparing two animals (more dollars saved on feed energy expenses). $EN savings differences account for lactation energy requirements and mature size of cows. Weaned Calf Value ($W) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for preweaning merit. $W includes both revenue and cost adjustments associated with differences in birth weight, weaning direct growth, maternal milk and mature cow size. Feedlot Value ($F) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for postweaning merit compared to progeny of other sires. Grid Value ($G) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for carcass grid merit compared to progeny of other sires. Beef Value ($B) - an index value expressed in dollars per head, is the expected average difference in future progeny performance for postweaning and carcass value compared to progeny of other sires. SIMMENTAL: All-Purpose Index (API) - Expressed in net dollars returned per cow exposed, evaluates Simmental sires being used on the entire cowherd (bred to both Angus first-calf heifers and mature cows) with a portion of the daughters retained for breeding and the steers and remaining heifers fed and sold on a carcass grade and yield basis. With the exception of shear force (tenderness), all EPDs are considered in this index. Terminal Index (TI) - Expressed in net dollars returned per cow exposed, evaluates the merit of sires when bred to mature Angus cows and all progeny are fed and sold on a carcass grade and yield basis. Consequently, maternal traits such as milk, stayability and MCE are not considered in this index. RED ANGUS: HerdBuilder Index (HB) - As the name indicates, implementation of the HerdBuilder Index will assist producers in building profitable herds. The HerdBuilder Index is built using the following production scenario: Red Angus bulls mated to cows and heifers (resulting progeny ¾ Red Angus, ¼ Simmental), replacement heifers retained from within the herd, and all remaining progeny sold on a quality-based carcass grid. GridMaster Index (GM) - While Red Angus has traditionally been known as a superior maternal breed, those who have retained ownership in Red Angus calves know of their potential to excel in the feedyard and ultimately hang a premium carcass. The GridMaster Index is built using the following production scenario: Red Angus bulls mated to cows (resulting progeny ¾ Red Angus, ¼ Simmental) and all progeny sold on a quality-based carcass grid. HEREFORD: Baldy Maternal Index (BMI$) - This is an index to maximize profit for commercial cow-calf producers who use Hereford bulls in rotational crossbreeding programs on Angus-based cows. Retained ownership of calves through the feedlot phase of production is maintained and the cattle are to be marketed on a CHB pricing grid. Certified Hereford Beef Index (CHB$) - This is a terminal sire index, where Hereford bulls are used on British-cross cows and all offspring are sold as fed cattle on a CHB pricing grid. There is no emphasis on milk or fertility since all cattle will be terminal. This index promotes growth and carcass. Calving Ease Index (CEZ$) - This index is used to select bulls that will be used in a heifer program. This index has increased emphasis on direct and maternal calving ease, SHORTHORN: British Maternal Index ($BMI) - As the name implies, this multi-trait selection index attempts to measure a bull s potential profitability when complimenting the British cow base (Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, etc.). Shorthorn females can likewise be gauged at adding value to British or British-composite bulls of other breeds. 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74 A.I. Technique in Cattle Mel DeJarnette, Senior Reproductive Specialist and Dr. Ray Nebel, Vice President of Technical Service Programs Because the rumen displaces the reproductive tract to the right, it is much easier to locate and manipulate the tract with your left hand. The cervix is located on the floor of the pelvic cavity near the anterior end of the pelvic bone. As you insert the breeding gun into the vagina, keep your gloved hand even with the gun tip. Keep your open hand flat against the floor of the rectum, allowing manure to pass over the top of your hand and arm. The recto-vaginal technique is the most commonly used method to artificially inseminate cattle. The basic skills required to perform this technique can be obtained with about three days practice under professional instruction and supervision. Additional proficiency and confidence will be achieved with further work on your own. Regardless of whether you are left or right handed, it is recommended that you use your left hand in the rectum to manipulate the reproductive tract and the right hand to manipulate the insemination gun. This is because the rumen or stomach of the cow lies on the left side of the abdominal cavity, displacing the reproductive tract slightly to the right. Thus, you will find it much easier to locate and manipulate the tract with your left as opposed to right hand. Raise the tail with your right hand and gently massage the rectum with the lubricated glove on your left hand. Place the tail on the left side of your left forearm so it will not interfere with the insemination process. With your fingers together in a pointed fashion, insert your hand in the rectum, up to your wrist. Gently wipe the vulva with a paper towel to remove excess manure and debris. Be careful not to apply excessive pressure, which may smear or push manure into the vulva and vagina. With your left hand make a fist and press down directly on top of the vulva. This will spread the vulva lips allowing clear access to insert the gun tip several inches into the vagina before contacting the vaginal walls. Insert the gun at a 30º upward angle to avoid entering the urethral opening and bladder located on the floor of the vagina. With the gun about 6 to 8 inches inside the vagina, raise the rear of the gun to a somewhat level position and slide it forward until it contacts the external portion of the cervix. You will note a distinct gristly sensation on the gun when it contacts the end of the cervix. The cervix, consists of dense connective tissue and muscle and is your primary landmark for inseminating cattle. It has often been described as having the size and consistency of a turkey neck. The size will vary, with post partum interval and age of the animal. The cervix usually has three or four annular rings or folds. The opening into the cervix protrudes back into the vagina. This forms a 360º blind-ended pocket completely around the cervical opening. This pocket is referred to as the fornix. In most cows, the cervix will be located on the floor of the pelvic cavity near the anterior end of the pelvic bone. In older cows with large reproductive tracts, the cervix may rest slightly over the pelvic bone and down into the abdominal cavity. To become a successful inseminator it is very important that you always know where the tip of the insemination gun is located. The walls of the vagina consist of thin-layered muscle and loose connective tissue. The insemination gun can be easily felt with your palpating hand. As you insert the breeding gun into the vagina, keep your gloved hand even with the gun tip. Manure in the rectum can often interfere with your ability to palpate the cervix and gun tip. However, it is seldom necessary to remove all the manure from the bowel. Instead, keep your open hand flat against the floor of the rectum, allowing the manure to pass over the top of your hand and arm. While handling the cervix you may notice rectal constriction rings attempting to force your arm from the cow. To relax these rings, place two fingers through the center of a ring and massage back and forth. The constriction ring will eventually relax, pass over your hand and arm, and you can continue the palpation process. Because the reproductive tract is freely movable, cows that have strong rectal and abdominal contractions in response to being palpated may actually push their reproductive tract back into the pelvic cavity. This will cause many folds to form in the vagina. In such cases, the insemination gun will often get caught in these folds and little or no progress will be made until they are removed. If you can locate the cervix, grasp it and push it forward. This will straighten the vagina and the gun should pass freely up to the cervix. If you cannot locate the cervix, encircle the gun tip with your thumb and forefingers. With a straightening motion of your wrist, gently milk the folds out of the vagina a little at a time. Slide the gun forward and repeat the process until the cervix is reached. Grasp the external opening to the cervix with the thumb on top and the forefingers underneath to close the fornix and guide the gun tip into the cervix. Using the flexibility of your wrist, twist and bend the cervix until you feel the second ring slide over the gun tip. Use your index finger to check gun placement (1/4 inch past the end of the cervix) before depositing semen.

75 At this point it is important for you to understand that inseminating a cow is a two-step process. The first step is to get the gun tip to the cervix. To accomplish this you must work the vagina and cervix forward, away from you to straighten the vaginal folds. If you do not feel the gristly sensation of the cervix on the gun, you are still in step one of the process. Once the gun is in contact with the external surface of the cervix you are ready to begin step 2. In step 2, you place the cervix on or over the insemination gun. That s right, the cervix is placed on the gun, the gun is not passed through the cervix. Excessive movement or probing with the insemination gun during the second step is very often counterproductive. Ground gained is often lost and we find ourselves back in a vaginal fold. The key to mastering step 2 of the insemination process is to know how to hold and manipulate the cervix and concentrating on doing the work with the hand inside the cow, not the one holding the gun. When the gun first contacts the cervix, you will usually find that the tip is in the fornix directly over top of the opening. Grasp the external opening to the cervix with the thumb on top and forefingers underneath. This closes the fornix at top and bottom. As in step 1 we must still know the location of the gun tip. This is accomplished with the palm and third and fourth fingers of your palpating hand. Use your palm and these two fingers to guide the gun tip to the cervical opening located between your thumb and forefingers. With gentle probing the opening should be located. You will feel the gun slide forward until it contacts the second cervical ring. Maintain gentle but steady forward pressure on the gun and slide your thumb and forefingers just in front of the gun tip and re-grasp the cervix. Because the cervix is composed of dense connective tissue and muscle, it is difficult to clearly distinguish the gun tip when it is located within this structure. However, you can determine the approximate location by bending the cervix. Using the flexibility of your wrist, twist and bend the cervix until you feel the second ring slide over the gun tip. Repeat the process until all the rings have been passed over the gun tip. In some cases, it may be necessary to bend the cervix at a 90º angle to clear the cervical folds. Remember, you are placing the cervix over the gun, not the gun through the cervix. A slight jiggle or give-and-go of the gun may sometimes be necessary to help pass by a fold, but for the most part gentle forward pressure is all that is necessary and gun movement should be minimal. When all rings of the cervix have been cleared, the gun should slide forward freely with little resistance. Since the uterine wall is very thin, you will once again be able to clearly feel the insemination gun. You are now ready to check your placement and deposit the semen. Rotate your gloved hand until it lies on top of the cervix. With your index finger, locate the far end of the cervix. Pull back on the gun until you feel the tip directly underneath your finger near the internal opening of the cervix. Raise your finger and slowly deposit the semen. Push the plunger slowly so that drops of semen fall directly into the uterine body. With proper A.I. technique and gun placement, semen will be deposited in the uterine body. Uterine contractions will then transport spermatozoa forward to the horns and oviducts with a good distribution of both sides. When the insemination gun is more than 1 through the cervix, all the semen will be deposited in only one horn. This creates a situation of uneven semen distribution. Should the animal ovulate from the opposite horn, conception rates may be compromised. Be sure to raise your finger after checking gun placement. Not doing so may obstruct one horn, again creating a situation of uneven semen distribution. When checking gun tip placement, be careful not to apply excessive pressure. The delicate uterine lining is easily damaged, predisposing the cow to uterine infections and reduced fertility. Make sure you push in with the plunger and do not pull back on the gun. Pulling back may result in much of the semen dose being deposited in the cervix and vagina instead of the uterine body. Although the recommended site of semen deposition is in the uterine body, research suggests that when exact gun tip placement is in doubt, depositing semen slightly into one uterine horn is less likely to compromise fertility than cervical deposition. After properly depositing semen, slowly pull the gun from the reproductive tract. Remove the gloved hand from the rectum and shake off the excess manure. Check the gun tip for signs of blood, infection or semen leakage inside the sheath. Make notes for your veterinarian or future reference where appropriate. Remove the sheath from the gun and hold it in the gloved hand. For the final time, check to confirm which bull you have used. Remove the glove starting at the top of your arm by turning it inside out as you remove it. Wipe the gun clean and dry and return it to the proper storage location. Some of the most important aspects to remember when inseminating a cow to attain maximum breeding efficiency are: Be gentle. Don t use too much force. Insemination is a two-step process. Get the gun to the cervix, and then place the cervix over the gun. Deposit the semen just through the cervix into the uterine body. Correct insemination procedures will result in better breeding efficiencies. More selection pressure can then be placed on economic traits enabling you and your family to realize a higher return on your semen investment dollars. For more information about A.I. training classes, contact your Select Sires representative. Some of the most important aspects to remember when inseminating a cow to attain maximum breeding efficiency are: Be gentle. Don t use too much force. Insemination is a two-step process. Get the gun to the cervix, and then place the cervix over the gun. Deposit the semen just through the cervix into the uterine body. Push the plunger slowly so that drops of semen fall directly into the uterine body. With proper A.I. technique and gun placement, semen will be deposited in the uterine body and contractions will transport spermatozoa forward to the horns and oviducts. If the gun is more than 1 inch through the cervix, all the semen will be deposited into only one horn. Make sure you push in with the plunger and do not pull back on the gun. Pulling back may result in much of the semen dose being deposited in the cervix and vagina.

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78 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION To Order Select Sires Beef Semen: 1. Contact your local Select Sires representative. To find a representative in your area, see the back cover of this directory. 2. Order online at To Order A.I. Certificates: Contact your Select Sires member cooperative listed on the back cover of this directory. Photo Requests: To request a sire photo be ed to you or to submit progeny photos, contact Jennie Johnson at or Beef Breed Association Contacts: American Angus Association (816) Red Angus Association of America (940) American Simmental Association (406) American Hereford Association (816) American International Charolais Association (816) American Shorthorn Association (816) American Chianina Association (816) American Maine-Anjou Association (816) Disclaimer: DISCLAIMER: SELECT SIRES, INC., its member cooperatives, its agents or employees cannot and do not guarantee the conception rate, gender, quality or productivity to be obtained in connection with the use of its products or recommended techniques. IT MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF ITS PRODUCTS AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In the unlikely event that any of our products shall be proven to be defective, damages resulting from their use shall exclude consequential damages and be limited to their purchase price of the product. Follow us on: Select Sires Beef Gestation Table Birth dates may vary a few days Date of Service Date of Birth Date of Service Date of Birth Date of Service Date of Birth Jan. 1 Oct. 12 May 7 Feb. 15 Sept. 10 June 21 Jan. 8 Oct. 19 May 14 Feb. 22 Sept. 17 June 28 Jan. 15 Oct. 26 May 21 March 1 Sept. 24 July 5 Jan. 22 Nov. 2 May 28 March 8 Oct. 1 July 12 Jan. 29 Nov. 9 June 4 March 15 Oct. 8 July 19 Feb 5 Nov. 16 June 11 March 22 Oct. 15 July 26 Feb. 12 Nov. 23 June 18 March 29 Oct. 22 Aug. 2 Feb. 19 Nov. 30 June 25 April 5 Oct. 29 Aug. 9 Feb. 26 Dec. 7 July 2 April 12 Nov. 5 Aug. 16 Mar. 5 Dec. 14 July 9 April 19 Nov. 12 Aug. 23 Mar. 12 Dec. 21 July 16 April 26 Nov. 19 Aug. 30 Mar. 19 Dec. 28 July 23 May 3 Nov. 26 Sept. 6 Mar. 26 Jan. 4 July 30 May 10 Dec. 3 Sept. 13 April 2 Jan. 11 Aug. 6 May 17 Dec. 10 Sept. 20 April 9 Jan. 18 Aug. 13 May 24 Dec. 17 Sept. 27 April 16 Jan. 25 Aug. 20 May 31 Dec. 24 Oct.4 April 23 Feb. 1 Aug. 27 June 7 April 30 Feb. 8 Sept. 3 June 14

79 2016 ACROSS-BREED EPD COMPARISON Breed BW WW YW Milk MARB REA Fat Angus Hereford Red Angus Shorthorn South Devon Beefmaster Brahman Brangus Santa Gertrudis Braunvieh Charolais Chiangus Gelbvieh Limousin Maine-Anjou Salers Simmental Tarentaise CATTLE FRAME SCORES BASED ON HEIGHT IN INCHES Males Frame Score Females Frame Score Age in months Age in months Mature Mature Mature bull weight 1 1,570 1,730 1,890 2,050 2, Mature cow weight 2 1,000 1,100 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,500 1 At 12 months, bulls weigh 50 to 60% of this mature weight, under most development programs. 2 Moderate body fatness, cow Body Condition Score 5 (where 1 = extremely thin and 9 = obese; cow weight varies 7% to 8% per condition score and up to 10% for extremes in muscling). For breeding at 14 to 15 months, heifers should weigh 60 to 65% of this mature weight. 77

80 INDEX 2017 SIRE DIRECTORY BY CODE NUMBER ANGUS Code no. Code Name Page 7AN306 War Party 44 7AN319 Thunder 42 7AN320 Prophet 11 7AN330 Regis 36 7AN340 Summit 35 7AN345 Beacon 33 7AN349 Weigh Up 8 7AN351 Capitalist 5 7AN352 Combination 35 7AN357 Top Hand 44 7AN361 Sunrise 27 7AN362 Composure 26 7AN363 Horizon 20 7AN367 Heisman 34 7AN368 Comrade 21 7AN369 Uptown 20 7AN370 Signature 32 7AN371 Reality 43 7AN374 First-N-Goal 45 7AN376 Anticipation 30 7AN379 All In 10 7AN384 Courage 34 7AN386 Revival 36 7AN388 Niagara 2 7AN389 Sure Fire 26 7AN391 Tanker 44 7AN392 Momentum 31 7AN394 Traction 15 7AN395 Fortress 3 7AN401 Elation 22 7AN408 Konza 42 7AN415 Power Surge 14 7AN417 SpotLite 39 7AN418 Patriot 4 7AN419 Remedy 17 7AN420 Double Black 45 7AN422 Prophecy 31 7AN X 30 7AN425 High Weigh 32 7AN426 Conversation 23 7AN427 Manning 14 7AN429 Rushmore 38 7AN430 Venture 22 7AN431 Game Time 37 7AN432 Bankroll 38 7AN435 Blackfoot 39 7AN437 Capital Gains 42 7AN438 Jennings 32 7AN440 Old Hickory 9 7AN441 Method 29 7AN442 Relevance 30 ANGUS Code no. Code Name Page 7AN443 Bronc NEW 7 7AN444 Omaha NEW 37 7AN445 Drover NEW 33 7AN446 Clarity NEW 16 7AN449 Ice Cap NEW 45 7AN451 Flat Top NEW 4 7AN452 Bourbon NEW 25 7AN453 Rocket NEW 43 7AN454 Chisum NEW 16 7AN455 Rancher NEW 24 7AN456 Radiance NEW 25 7AN457 Proactive NEW 11 7AN458 Rough 201 NEW 24 7AN460 Protocol NEW 8 7AN461 Testament NEW 10 7AN463 Playbook NEW 6 SIMMENTAL 7SM65 Uno Mas 47 7SM71 In Force 52 7SM72 Substance 48 7SM73 Deacon 53 7SM75 Robust 53 7SM79 Optimizer 50 7SM80 Wide Range 48 7SM81 Revolution 47 7SM82 Broadway 49 7SM83 Unified 51 7SM84 Madison NEW 53 7SM85 Triple Crown NEW 52 7SM86 Engineer NEW 52 7SM87 Hometown NEW 46 7SM88 Perspective NEW 46 7SM89 Rapid Fire NEW 50 7SM90 Prospector NEW SM1023 United 51 RED ANGUS 7AR58 Heritage 61 7AR60 Samurai 60 7AR61 Sun King 61 7AR66 Exclusive 60 7AR69 Takeout 58 7AR70 Pursuit 61 7AR72 Renewal 60 7AR73 Cinch 59 7AR74 Prestigious 58 7AR75 Pacesetter NEW 57 7AR77 Efficient NEW 57 HEREFORD Code no. Code Name Page 7HP105 Durango 62 7HP108 Top Shelf 64 7HP111 All American 64 7HP112 Resource 64 7HP113 Ft. Knox 62 7HP114 Tested A HP115 Due North NEW 65 7HP116 Excede NEW 63 7HH58 Domino 215Z NEW 63 CHAROLAIS 7CH91 Free Lunch 66 7CH94 Travel Agent 66 7CH95 Cascade NEW 66 SHORTHORN 7SP33 Gauge 67 7SP34 Goldenrod NEW 67 OTHER Real Value in the $W Select Sires Semen Fertility Method Genetics Top Ten Angus 40 Other Sires Available 41 Superior Livestock Proof Positive 56 Terminology 69 Handling Frozen Semen 71 AI Technique Synchronization Systems Supplemental Information 76 Gestation Table Across-Breed EPDs 77 Frame Scores 77 The Leader in Service 79 Beef Specialists MISSION STATEMENT TO ENHANCE THE PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF DAIRY AND BEEF PRODUCERS, SELECT SIRES IS COMMITTED TO BE THE PREMIER PROVIDER OF HIGHLY FERTILE, SUPERIOR GENETICS ACCOMPANIED BY EFFECTIVE REPRODUCTIVE-AND HERD-MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. ADOPTED DEC. 6, SIRE DIRECTORY

81 THELEADERIN SERVICE As a cooperative, Select Sires primary goal is creating the most, value added pregnancies for our customer-owners. We do that through elite bull power, the highest fertility semen, and the industry s best people providing unmatched service. No other A.I. stud is more committed to your success than Select Sires. We have the people power, equipment, and expertise to maximize the reproductive performance of your cowherd and make it an enjoyable and profitable experience. Your Success is Our Passion. Tim Olson and his crew put me at ease. I used to breed the cattle myself, but now I rely on Select Sires. Using their services, we have taken a job that was once really stressful and made it a fun project! We now get to use the best bulls in the world, instead of nice local bulls and it s much cheaper. - John Rittberger, SD Jerald Raymond is great. He comes to our ranch, looks at all our cattle, and knows our goals and needs to make the cattle better. Other A.I. companies want to sell semen but don t offer great service. Select Sires service and knowledge that they bring to us is what makes them great! This easily separates them from the competition. They are very efficient and do a great job. Jerald and his A.I. crew are outstanding; that s what makes Select Sires so successful. They want to see us succeed. - Jordan Willis, WY Both Clint and Morgan are extremely knowledgeable. I had a million questions about the process and they answered them all with knowledge and skill. It s been a good experience. The word that keeps coming to my mind is easy. They have made this process easy. They ve done everything they said they would do and more and at a very affordable price. For any commercial guy who has never done A.I. or used a little of it and had bad experiences, I can only encourage them to consider working with the All West beef team that I was working with. I m looking forward to the results I get from selecting from the best sire lineup in the world. - Rick Machado, CA 79

82 The leader PEOPLE POWER IN At Select Sires, YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PASSION. We re proud of our people and their expertise in delivering the best service in the A.I. industry to you, our customers. BEEF SPECIALISTS Please contact the Beef Specialist in your region to locate your local sales rep, order semen, request service, and all questions beef related! Locate your Beef Specialist using the map on the next page. 10 Greg Schafer Orland, CA (209) Dan Morris Baker City, OR (541) Clint Sexson Pendleton, OR (541) Morgan Johnsrud Jordan Valley, OR (701) Tim Olson St. Onge, SD (605) Duane Broek Watertown, SD (605) Stuart Rasmussen Rushville, NE (308) Jon Herrick Amherst, NE (308) Jay Hill Sterling, CO (970) Kevin Hinds Newcomerstown, OH (614) Trevor Yager Hollandale, WI (608) Tom Johnson New Windsor, IL (309) Kyle Musfeldt Coon Rapids, IA (712) Greg Beavers Bloomington, IN (812) Matt Drake Freeman, MO (816) Kenley Conner Hodgenville, KY (502) Matt Caldwell Parker, KS (913) Rick Mix Uniontown, KS (620) Will Mayfield Pulaski, TN (931)

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