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Feb 20, 2009
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TREASURE BULL TEST Treasure Bull Test has now completed 100 days of their test on 150 Angus bulls, 18 Simm x Angus bulls and 10 Chi x Angus bulls. The 137 spring Angus bulls on test are gaining 3.22 lbs. per day with an average weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.07 lbs. The 13 fall bulls have a WDA of 2.77. Eighteen Simm x Angus bulls are gaining 2.94 lbs. per day with an average WDA of 3.12. The 10 Chi x Angus bulls are gaining 2.81 lbs. per day with an ADG of 2.93. The test is being conducted at the Broken O Ranch Feedlot, located 10 miles west of Simms, MT, on Highway 21.

TOP GAINING BULL:
The top gaining bull is Lot 7, a January son of Connealy Lead On consigned by Sunny Okanogen Angus Ranch, Craig & Todd Vejraska, Omak, WA. The 1,185 lb. bull is gaining 4.25 lbs. per day and has a weight per day of age of 3.00. Second among the high gainers is Lot 8, an entry of Thousand Hills Angus Ranch, Rick & Halane Van Dyken, Toston, MT, on a 1,240 lb. son of Woodhill Foresight with an ADG of 4.20 and a WDA of 3.31. Also with an ADG of 4.20 is Lot 129, an entry of Gardiner Prime Angus Ranch, Pat & Ada Gardiner, Bonners Ferry, ID on an 1,185 lb. son of Bon View New Design 208. The bull had a WDA of 3.11. Other top gaining bulls include: R&S Angus, Jed Stevenson, Hobson, MT, on Lot 13, a 1,310 lb. son of Boyd On Target 1083 with an ADG of 4.10; Skalkaho Creek Ranch, Larry Trexler, Mgr, Hamilton, MT, on Lot 150, a February son of TC Freedom 104 with an ADG of 4.10; Rocking R Cattle Co, Ron Rosenberger, Hayden Lake, ID, on Lot 165, a 1,200 lb. son of EXG Midland N451 LS with an ADG of 4.10; Majic Valley Angus, Marv & Judy Bell, Mesa, WA, on Lot 106, an 1,170 lb. February son of Connealy Packer 547 with an ADG of 4.05; Lone Star Ranch, Larry Lease, Stevensville, MT, on Lot 141 an 1,170 lb. son of Pascalar Ayres New View P310; and Myers & Watson, Ted & Tim Watson, Livingston, MT, on Lot 221, a 1,345 lb. son of Schurrtop MC 2500 with an ADG of 3.95.

WEIGHT PER DAY OF AGE: Leading the way in the weight per day of age category is Lot 216 from Myers & Watson, Livington, MT, on a 1,370 lb. son of Rito 1I2 of 2536 Rito 6I6 with a WDA of 3.83. Second is another Myers & Watson bull, Lot 212, a 1,440 lb. bull with a WDA of 3.70 and also a son of 1I2. Other top weight per day of age bulls include: Myers & Watson on Lot 12, a 1,415 lb. son of Sitz New Design 458N with a WDA of 3.68; Eshelman Angus, Charles & Alice Eshelman, Centerville, WA, on Lot 14, a 1,365 lb. son of TC Total 410 with a WDA of 3.56; Myers & Watson, Lot 221, a 1,345 lb. son of Schurrtop MC 2500 with a WDA of 3.54; Elmose Angus Ranch, Mike & Casey Elmose on Lot 2, a 1,245 lb. son of Vermilion Payweight J847 with a WDA of 3.52; Myers & Watson on Lot 211, a 1,385 lb. son of Rito 1I2 of 2536 Rito 6I6 with a WDA of 3.52; and Jocko Valley Angus, Marvin Rehbein, Arlee, MT, on Lot 181 with a WDA of 3.48.

SIRE GROUPS:
The top gaining sire group is consigned by R& S Angus, Jed Stevenson, Hobson, MT, on 4 sons of Boyd On Target 1083 with an average weight of 1,210 lbs. and an ADG of 3.79. Second high ADG sire group comes from Gardiner Prime Angus Ranch, Pat & Ada Gardiner, Bonners Ferry, ID, on 4 sons of Bon View New Design 208 with an average weight of 1,139 lbs. and an ADG of 3.73. The third top gaining sire group is from Rocking R Cattle Co, Ron Rosenberger, Hayden Lake, ID, on 4 sons of EXG Midland N451 LS with an average weight of 1,113 lbs. and an ADG of 3.68. Topping the sire groups in weight per day of age are 4 sons of Sitz New Design 458N from Myers & Watson, Ted & Tim Watson, Livingston, MT, with an average weight of 1,274 lbs. and a WDA of 3.39. Second in WDA sire groups are 3 sons of Wards Onward 610 from Granger Angus, Jim & Beth Granger, Great Falls, MT, with an average weight of 1,175 lbs. and an average WDA of 3.38. Third high WDA sire group is from Myers & Watson on 5 sons of Schurrtop MC 2500 with an average weight of 1,281 and 3.33 average WDA. Leading the 13 fall bulls in weight per day of age is Lot 301, an entry of Jocko Valley Cattle, Marvin Rehbein, Arlee, MT, on a 1,815 lb. son of Twin Valley Precision E161 with a WDA of 3.42. The Simm x Angus bulls are led by Lot 410, a 1/2 Simmental, 1/2 Angus son of 3C MachoM450 B2 from Russ & Barb Pepper, Simms, MT, with an ADG of 3.65 and a WDA of 3.50. The February bull weighs 1,240. The second top performing Simmental Angus bull is a 1/2 Simmental, 1/2 Angus, also from Russ & Barb Pepper. He is Lot 409, an 1,125 lb. son of Meyer 734 with an ADG of 3.50 and a WDA of 3.16. Leading the Chi x Angus bulls is Lot 505 from Grassland Farms, Gordon & Linda Wanner, Canby, OR. The bull is weighing 1,110 lbs, has an ADG of 3.35, a WDA of 3.14 and is sired by RDD Trump 18P. Treasure Bull Test bulls sell on April 13, at Western Livestock Auction, Great Falls, Montana. For additional information contact Russ Pepper at 406/264-5694 or 406/799-0174, e-mail brtangus@3rivers.net. The entire progress can be viewed at www.treasurebulltest.com.
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