Midland Test Results

Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Mar 28, 2005
by WLJ
The 2004-2005 Midland Bull Test has come to an end with the final weights taken March 4-5. The 1,100 bulls on test this year sell on April 6, 7, and 8 and have been ultrasound and fertility tested. Information is available on the website www.midlandbulltest.com. For additional questions contact Leo or Sam McDonnell at 406/322.5597 or email them at bulltest@wtp.net.
Angus
There were 50 Angus bulls on test at Midland Bull Test. The top 70-75 percent sell April 8 at the Midland Bull Test sale facilities. Angus bulls were split into two groups, the first group was the Green Tag division, which consisted of bulls that possess a BW EPD of +2.5 or less coupled with an actual birth weight of 85 or below, and the second group, the White Tag division, consisted of bulls with over +2.5 BW EPD and/or more than an 85 pound birth weight. The average Green Tag bull had an average BW of 78, WW of 723, ADG of 3.24, WDA of 3.11 and an average 365 day weight of 1,238. The White Tag division posted averages of BW 88, WW 734, ADG 3.34, WDA 3.24, 365 weight 1,272.
Leading the Green Tag division in the ADG category with a ratio of 130 was Lot 12, son of Bon View Bando 598, consigned by Lukens Angus, Medicine Lodge, KS. Closely following in second place was Lot 121, son of SAF Connection, consigned by Rehbein Ranch, Arlee, MT. Lot 121 took third place, son of Nichols Extra H6, consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch, Menahga, MN. There was a two-way tie for fourth place. The first bull was Lot 115, son of Rock’n D Ambush 1531, cosigned by Rehbein Ranch, Arlee, MT. Sharing fourth was Lot 305, son of Bushs Grand Design, consigned by Cordingley Angus Ranch, Ashton, ID. Fifth place was Lot 614, son of Hawks BV Spectrum 265, consigned by Red Sky Ranch, Great Falls, MT. In sixth place was son of Bon View New Design 208, Lot 44, consigned by 6 N Ranch, Council Grove, KS. Rounding out the top eight performers in the Green tag division was Lot 610, son of JR Something Special, consigned by Flat Mountain Ranch.
The WDA category in the Green Tag division was led by Lot 11, son of Bon View Bando 598 that posted an impressive WDA of 3.86, consigned by Lukens Angus, Medicine Lodge, KS. Second place went to Lot 305, son of Bushs Grand Design, consigned by Cordingley Angus Ranch. Taking third place was Lot 12, son of Bon View Bando 598, also consigned by Lukens Angus. Fourth place went to Blevins Angus Ranch, Ronan, MT, son of GAR Retail Product, Lot 340. Fifth place went to Lot 290, son of CA Future Direction 5321, consigned by Bluegrass Angus Farm, Lyons, NE. Taking sixth place was Lot 615, son of DDA Ext 18B, consigned by Red Sky Ranch. Taking seventh place was Lot 641, son of Bon View New Design 878, consigned by Oedekoven Angus, Sheridan, WY. Rounding out the top eight bulls was a two-way tie with Lot 89, son of Bon View New Design 1407, consigned by MGS Angus, Genoa, NE, and Lot 216, son of Connealy Lead On, consigned by O-X Angus, Sheridan, MT.
The white tag division competition proved to be tough with only .36 of a pound separating the top 20 bulls in the ADG category. Garnering top honors in the white tag division was Lot 384 to top all Angus entries. Lot 384, son of DMM Dynasty 03G, consigned by T 4 Livestock, Lodgepole, NE. Second place was Meadow Mist Farm, Landisburg, PA, son of GAR Gridmaker, Lot 259. There was a two-way tie for third place, the first bull was Lot 171, son of GAR Precision 1680, consigned by Heathcote Farm, Amenia, NY, and the second bull Lot 165, son of Rallly Dutchman 219, consigned by Rally Farms of Millbrook, NY. Taking fifth place was Lot 101, son of Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807, consigned by Armstrong Angus Ranch, Cardwell, MT. There was a four-way tie to round out the top nine performers in the ADG category with an ADG ratio of 124.51. First was Lot 105, son of HALL-WAY Elixir H110, consigned by Landes Registered Angus, Evans, WA. Sharing second was Lot 519, son of Schmaus Supreme 51E, consigned by Eleven Bar H Ranch, Buffalo, WY. The third bull was Lot 346, son of TC Freedom 104, consigned by Winding River Angus, Billings, MT. Rounding out the top performers in the ADG category was Lot 118, son of Vermilion Dateline 7078, consigned by Rehbein Ranch.
The WDA category of the white tag division was led by Lot 299, son of Vermilion Dateline 7078, consigned by Rock’n D Ranch, Junction City, OR. Following closely in second was Lot 286, son of Twin Valley Precision E161, consigned by Beaver Ridge Farm, Middletown, IN. Sitting in third place was Lot 386, son of SA Neutron 377, consigned by Herbster Angus Farm, Falls City, NE. Fourth place went to Lot 309, son of FAR Kruggerrand 410H, consigned by Risse Angus, Martin, SD. Fifth place went to Black Pine Farm, Heron, MT, with a son of Connealy Lead On, Lot 186. There was a two-way tie for sixth place. The first bull, Lot 199, son of GAR Gridmaker, consigned by Montana Angus Ranch, Boyd, MT, and sharing sixth was Lot 9, son of Bon View Bando 598, consigned by Lukens Angus, Medicine Lodge, KS. Rounding out the top eight WDA bulls in the white tag division was Lot 165, son of Rally Dutchman 219, consigned by Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY.
Red Angus
The top 70-75 percent Red Angus, 150 strong at the Midland Bull Test, sell April 7 at the Midland Bull Test Sale facilities. Red Angus were split into two divisions based on BW EPD and actual birth weight. The Green Tag division consisted of bulls with a 0.9 BW EPD and an 85 pound birth weight and/or below. The White Tag division consisted of over 0.9 BW EPD and over 85 pound birth weight. The Green Tag division averaged 76 for birth weight, 715 for WW, 3.41 for ADG, 3.16 for WDA, and 1,250 for 365 weight. The White Tag division averaged 87 for BW, 729 for WW, 3.41 for ADG, 3.24 for WDA, and a 365 of 1,271.
The Green Tag ADG category was led by Lot 812, son of FCC Explorer 5003, consigned by Frontier Cattle Co., Poplar, MT. Following closely behind was Lot 843, son of Glacier Chateau 744, consigned by Price Angus Ranch, Caldwell, ID. Earning third place was Lot 708, son of Cabernet Bandit 21, consigned by Cabernet Cattle Co., Pomeroy, WA. Fourth place was also a entrant from Cabernet Cattle Co., Lot 711, son of Glacier Crimson 944. Rounding out the top five Green Tag ADG performers was Lot 799, son of Glacier Chateau 744, consigned by Klompien Red Angus, Manhattan, MT.
The Green Tag WDA category was dominated by Lot 739, son of Fischers Bandito, consigned by Ralph & Lillian Yates, Dillon, MT. In second place was Lot 843, son of Glacier Chateau 744, consigned by Price Angus Ranch. Lot 840 takes third place, son of BJR High Noon 062, consigned by Bowles J 5 Reds, Chinook, MT. Fourth place was Lot 731, son of 4L Star Bando R141, consigned by Hay Cow, Lincoln, CA. Rounding out the top five in the Green Tag WDA category was Lot 758, son of Six Chateau 210, owned by West Fork Ranch, Lovell, WY.
The White Tag ADG category was led by Lot 791, son of BJR JR 107, consigned by Klompien Red Angus. In second place was Lot 746, son of Larson Red Lightning, consigned by C-T Red Angus, Manhattan, MT. Third place went to Lot 710, son of Hughes Carmesi 9022ET, consigned by Cabernet Cattle Co. There was a two-way tie to round out the top five bulls in the White Tag ADG category with the first bull being Lot 732, son of 4L Star Bando R141, consigned by Hay Cow. Sharing fifth was Lot 809, son of Glacier Chateau 744, consigned by Paintrock Angus Ranch, Hyattville, WY.
The White Tag WDA category was led by Lot 735, son of Red Brylor Limestone 35L, consigned by Hay Cow. Second place with a WDA of 3.75 went to Lot 809, son of Glacier Chateau 744, consigned by Paintrock Angus Ranch. Third place went to Lot 823, son of Bast King And I, consigned by Lyle Taylor, Vernal, UT. Rounding out the top five WDA bulls was a two-way tie at 3.60 with the first bull being Lot 728. Lot 728, son of Buf Crk Cher Pine 5711, was consigned by Hay Cow. Sharing fifth was Lot 827, son of Buf Crk Cherokee Canyon, consigned by JW Bar Ranch, Bonner, MT.
Gelbvieh
There were 45 Gelbvieh bulls on test selling April 6. Gelbvieh bulls were divided into two groups. The first group, the Green Tag division, consisted of bulls that possess a BW EPD of +1.8 or less coupled with an actual birth weight of 85 lbs or below, and the second group, the Red Tag division, consisted of bulls with over +1.8 BW EPD and/or more than an 85 pound birth weight. The average Green Tag bull had an average BW of 81, WW of 746, ADG of 3.31, WDA of 3.20 and an average 365 day weight of 1,258. The Red Tag division posted averages of BW 90, WW 757, ADG 3.39, WDA 3.30 and 365 weight of 1,297.
The top three Green Tag performers in the ADG division were as follows: First place was Lot 887, a 94 percent homozygous, black polled son of MCRO New Direction 905, consigned by Marko D & L Cattle, Great Falls, MT. Lot 873, an 88 percent double, black polled son of GKG Storm 225M, consigned by Middle Creek Farms, Bozeman, MT. The third place leader in this division was Lot 882, a purebred, black and polled son of MLLC M/L Encore, consigned by Steve Smith Gelbvieh’s, Lehi, UT.
In the WDA division leading the Green Tag performers was Lot 887, consigned by Marko D & L, a homozygous, black polled 94 percent son of MCRO New Direction 905. In second, Middle Creek Farms consigned Lot 873, an 88 percent, double black polled son, sired by GKG Storm 225M. Lot 890, a 94 percent, homozygous, black polled bull came in third place for this division, sired by ELK CK Bronco 411G, consigned by Wehrman Genetics, Billings, MT.
In the Gelbvieh Red Tag ADG Ratio Division, Middle Creek Farms consigned the top five bulls. The first place bull, Lot 860, a purebred, black double polled bull, sired by COL COL Einstein 624L. Lot 880 and lot 857 tied with a ratio of 116. Lot 880 a purebred, double black, double polled son, sired by FHG VVFG Flying H Exclusive, and Lot 857 a purebred, homozygous black, double polled son, sired by COL COL Einstein 624L. Lot 877, a 50 percent, double black, double polled son, was sired by Bon View New Design 878. The final bull in this group was Lot 862, a 50 percent, homozygous black, double polled son of FHG VVFG Flying H Exclusive.
In the WDA Division for the Red Tag Gelbviehs Lot 857 was tops, a purebred, homozygous black, double polled bull, consigned by Middle Creek Farms, by COL COL Einstein 624L. Lot 889, a 50 percent homozygous black polled son, consigned by Marko D & L Cattle, placed second, sired by JR Charlie 002L. Third, fourth and fifth place bulls were all consigned by Middle Creek Farms. Lot 856 is a purebred, double black, scurred bull, sired by ELK CK Bronco 411G. Lot 880, a purebred, double black, double polled, sired by FHG VVFG Flying H Exclusive. The final bull, Lot 855, a purebred, double black, double polled bull, sired by ELK CK Bronco 411G.
Leading the ADG with a 3.88 & WDA of 3.54 sire groups in the Gelbvieh were the COL COL Einstein 624L sons from Middle Creek Farms. In second place were the sons of FHG VVFG Flying H Exclusive of Middle Creek Farms with an ADG of 3.64 and WDA of 3.46.
Salers
There were 130 Salers bulls on test, selling April 6. The Salers bulls were split into three groups. The first group being the Green Tag division consisted of bulls possessing a BW EPD of +1.1 or less coupled with an actual birth weight of 85 lbs or below. The second group, the White Tag division, consisted of bulls with over +1.1 BW EPD and/or more than an 85 pound birth weight. The third and final group was Percent Salers. The average Green Tag bull had an average BW of 76, WW of 691, ADG of 3.05, WDA of 2.92 and an average 365 day weight of 1,170. The White Tag division posted averages of BW 84, WW 712, ADG 3.00, WDA 3.02 and 365 weight of 1,142. The Percent Salers had averages of BW 84, WW 755, ADG 3.14, WDA 3.17, and a 365 day weight of 1,190.
The top five White Tag performers for ADG were as follows: Lot 996, a purebred, red polled son of GGT P Bravado 149L, consigned by McRae Ranch, Ritzville WA, lead the way. In second place was Lot 912, a purebred, black polled bull, sired by GGT P Lexus 37J, consigned by Triple C Farms, Jamestown TN. Lot 1027 was the third place bull, a purebred, black polled son of TSB Polled Grizzly 39M, consigned by MJB Ranch, Lodge Grass, MT. Also consigned by MJB Ranch, Lot 1026, in fourth place, a purebred, black polled son of TSB Polled Grizzly 39M. The final bull in the top five was Lot 1011, a purebred, black polled son of Springdale Bridger 30K, consigned by TB Salers, Dante, SD.
Leading in the WDA were the following White Tag Bulls: Lot 1024 and 1027, both consigned by MJB Ranch. Lot 1024 was a first place performer, a purebred, black polled son of KAU Polled Blk Hustler G3J. A purebred, black polled son of TSB Polled Grizzly 39M, Lot 027, tied for second. Sharing second place was Lot 964, a purebred, black polled son of GGT P Heavy Duty 100J, consigned by Elm Creek Ranch, Hebron, ND. The third place bull was Lot 960, consigned by Lazy YZ Salers, Great Falls, MT, a FB red polled son of SRS Jordan 9535J. Lot 1017, a FB red polled bull, consigned by Neben Ranch, earned fifth place sired by INI J’Aime TL.
The top five Green Tag Performers for ADG were as follows: Lot 906, a purebred black polled son of JD 87 Millennium 1153L led the group, consigned by Ward Ranches, Shingle Springs, CA. A two-way tie for second place was between Lots 914 and 936. Lot 914, a purebred, red polled son, consigned by Van Haur Ranch, Hilger, MT, and sired by Legend’s Free Enterprise. Lot 963 is a purebred, black polled son of JRS Cummings 169, consigned by Lazy YZ Salers, Great Falls, MT. Lazy R Ranch of Hermosa, SD, consigned both the third and fourth place performers, Lot 977 and Lot 978, both are purebred, black polled sons of EPIC Pathbender 03L. Fifth place went to Lot 1025, a purebred, black polled son of JCG3C Pld Bullet 219M, consigned by MJB Ranch.
The top five competitors in the WDA division in the Green Tag group were as follows: Lot 914 consigned by Van Haur Ranch, a purebred, red polled son of Legend’s Free Enterprise. In second place was Lot 963, consigned by Lazy YZ Salers, a purebred, black polled son of JRS Cummings 169. Lots 970, 978, and 981 earned a three-way tie for third place. Lot 970 is a purebred, black polled son of GGT P Challenger 156J, consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Lots 978 and 981 are both purebred, black and polled. both consigned by Lazy R Ranch. Lot 978 is sired by EPIC Pathbender 03L. Lot 981 is son of CD Millenium H8011.
The top performers in the Percent Salers for ADG Ratio are as follows: Consignor Effertz Key Ranch, Velva, ND, led with first and second place performers, both sired by JWK New Design 0028. Lots 994 and 991 are 50 percent, black and polled. Lot 908, consigned by Ward Ranches, is a 69 percent, black polled, son of JD 87 Millenium 1153L. The fourth place bull, Lot 924, is a 87.5 percent, black polled son of W Challenger 62L, consigned by Van Haur Ranch. McRae Ranch consigned Lot 1000, the fifth place bull, a 90.2 percent, red polled son of MRI Top Gun 4M.
The Percent Salers Group WDA was led by Lot 994, consigned by Effertz Key Ranch, a 50 percent black polled son of JWK New Design 0028. Lot 940 followed in second place, a black polled 51.2 percent bull, sired by SRS Marksman 0059m, consigned by Parke Ranch, Drummond, MT. Third place was Lot 1028, consigned by MJB Ranch, Lodge Grass, MT, a black and polled 71 percent bull. The fourth place bull, Lot 924, is a 87.5 percent, black polled son of W Challenger 62L, consigned by Van Haur Ranch. Earning fifth place in this group was Lot 991, a 50 percent, black polled bull consigned by Effertz Key Ranch, sired by JWK New Design 0028.
Effertz Key Ranch led in ADG and WDA sire groups with their percentage bulls JWK New Design 0028 sons. Second place went to Ward Ranches’ JD 87 Millennium 1153L sons. TSB Polled Grizzly 39M sons from MJB Ranch placed third in ADG and third in the WDA sire group. In second place for WDA was the SRS Marksman 0059M sons from Parke Ranch.
South Devon
There were 80 South Devon bulls on test, selling April 7, and split into two groups. The first group, the Green Tag division, consisted of bulls possessing a BW EPD of +0.2 or less coupled with an actual birth weight of 85 lbs or below. The second group, the White Tag Division, consisted of bulls with over +0.2 BW EPD and/or more than an 85 pound birth weight. The Green Tag bulls had an average BW of 80, WW of 630, ADG of 3.36, WDA of 3.00 and an average 365 day weight of 1,200. The White Tag division posted averages of BW 93, WW 676, ADG 3.42, WDA 3.18 and 365 weight of 1,251.
The top five Green Tag performers for ADG were as follows: first and second place lots were both consigned by Bollenbach Cattle Co., Kingfisher, OK, both sons of Cimarron Ultimate 667F. Lot 1131 is red and polled and Lot 1127 a FB red polled bull. Competitive consignor, MJB Ranch, Lodge Grass, MT, earned third and fourth place, Lot 1157, is an 87.5 percent red scurred son of Cimarron Desperado 9113. Lot 1173 is a 68 percent red scurred son of MJB Joiner 6638J.
In the WDA division the top five Green tag performers for the WDA in the South Devon group are as follows: Leading this group is Lot 1173, a 68 percent red scurred bull, sired by MJB Joiner 6638J, consigned by MJB Ranch. Lot 1122, an 87.5 percent, red polled son of Bieber Superior 16M, is consigned by Greater Ralston South Devons, Ritzville, WA. The third place bull, Lot 1131, is a FB red polled son of Cimarron Ultimate 667F, consigned by Bollenbach Cattle Co. Lot 1157 was the fourth place bull consigned by MJB Ranch, an 87.5 percent red scurred bull, sired by Cimarron Desperado 9113.
The White Tag South Devon ADG Ratio top five performers were as follows: Bollenbach Cattle Co. consigned the first and second place bulls in this group, Lot 1135, a FB black polled son of Cimarron Midnight 167L, and Lot 1128, a red polled FB son of Cimarron Ultimate 667F. The third place bull, Lot 1112, is a 75 percent black polled son of X-E Red Prime L884, consigned by Stagecoach South Devon, Columbus, MT. The fourth place bull, Lot 1142, is a red polled FB consigned by Bollenbach Cattle Co., sired by MJB Lone Mountain 5528L.
In the WDA division for the White Tag South Devon Performers the top five were as follows: Lot 1114, a FB red polled son of DLCC Polled PRO 111H. In second place, Lot 1113, an 87.5 percent, black polled son of MJB Medicine Rock 243M. Both bulls were consigned by Dar Lynn Cattle Co., Pierz, MN. Lot 1166 was the 87.5 percent third place bull, sired by DLC Royal Lad 21, consigned by MJB Ranch, red and scurred. Bieber Red Angus consigned Lot 1104, the fourth place bull, FB red polled bull, sired by Cimarron Superior 442.
The first and second place ADG sire group leaders were from Bollenbach Cattle Co. First place went to the sons of Cimarron Ultimate 667F, and second place to the sons of Cimarron Midnight 167L.
Leading the WDA sire group are the sons of DLCC Polled Pro 111H, consigned by Dar Lynn Cattle Co. In second place were the sons of Cimarron Superior 442 from Bieber Red Angus, Leola, SD.
Charolais
There were 35 Charolais bulls on test to sell April 6. The top performers for ADG were as follows: Leading was Lot 1049, a son of SCC Cascade J004P ET, consigned by Wakefield Farms, New Richland, MN. In second place was a two-way tie between Lot 1068 and 1044. Lot 1068 is a polled son of PF Infinite Justice 1001P consigned by Ritchey Charolais, Hudson, CO. Cobb Charolais Ranch, Augusta, MT, consigned Lot 1044 a polled son of ABC Meteor. The final bull in this group was Lot 1047, a polled bull consigned by Lazy Heart Jay Ranch, Twin Falls, ID, sired by Charlie Losy.
In the WDA division the top performers for the Charolais breed were as follows: The first place bull, Lot 1066, is scurred and sired by MD Billings Pld K580, consigned by Ritchey Charolais. Following in second was Lot 1070 consigned by Persistence Farm, Dover, DE, a polled son of Baldridge Kojack 29K. Lot 1040 was in third place sired by LHD Cigar E46, polled and consigned by Morgan Cattle Co, Greeley, CO.
Ritchey Charolais led the ADG and WDA sire groups with sons of MD Billings Pld K580. Wakefield Farms placed second in ADG and WDA sire groups with sons of Baldridge Fasttrack 82F.
Simmental
There were 20 Simmental bulls on test, selling April 6. The top three performers for ADG were as follows: Lot 1089, a polled, black purebred led the way. This bull is sired by BLK Shamrock E157 and consigned by Miller Simmentals, Gildford, MT, and also placed third in WDA sire groups. The second place bull in both ADG and WDA was Lot 1099, a purebred, black polled son of Leachman 7306H, consigned by Elm Creek Ranch, Hebron, ND. Lot 1093 rounded out this group, a purebred, red polled son of MFSR BB604 consigned by Miller Simmentals, led the WDA and EPDs.
Maine Anjou
There were six Maine Anjou bulls on test and available for purchase April 6. The top three performers for ADG and WDA were as follows: All leaders were consigned by Flying U, LLC of Meeteetse, WY, and sired by Draft Pick 180L. The first place bull was Lot 1196, a black polled bull, also tied for second with Lot 1199 in the WDA. Lot 1195, a black and horned bull, followed. Lot 1194 placed third, black and polled, also led the WDA. Tied for second in WDA was Lot 1199, a black and polled bull.
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