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Top of the line Charolais bulls make excellent showing at 2020 Midland Bull Test

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Published on March 21, 2020

On April 2, at the Midland Bull Test Sale, lots 1150 through 1188 will showcase top of the line Charolais from across the U.S. The Charolais bulls were split into Group 1 bulls and fall bulls. The Group 1 bulls had an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.30 and average weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.00. The Charolais fall bulls had an average ADG of 3.17 and WDA of 2.72. 

Group 1 ADG

Lot 1177, sired by LT Ledger 0332 P and consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla., had the highest ADG in the Charolais Group 1 bulls with an ADG of 3.91. He has EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +46, M +7, YW +93, RFI 0.86, Eff 105 and MBT 113. He also had a WDA of 3.12.

Lot 1179 had the second highest ADG at 3.70. His WDA was 3.55 and his EPDs are BW +0.6, WW +45, M +14, YW +84, RFI -1.28, Eff 95 and MBT 113. He was sired by LT Ledger 0332 P and consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. 

Also sired by LT Ledger 0332 P and consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna Fla., is lot 1178 with the third-highest ADG of 3.49. Lot 1178 had a WDA of 3.18 and EPDs of BW -1.3, WW +25, M +9, YW +47, RFI 1.50, Eff 113 and MBT 111.

Group 1 WDA

            Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. also consigned the top three leaders in Charolais Group 1 WDA category. 

            Lot 1179 took the top spot with a WDA of 3.55. He was sired by LT Ledger 0332 P and had an ADG of 3.70. His EPDs are BW +0.6, WW +45, M +14, YW +84, RFI -1.28, Eff 95 and MBT 113.

            Bringing in the second position was lot 1178 with a WDA of 3.18. Lot 1178 was also sired by LT Ledger 0332 P. He had an ADG of 3.49 and EPDs of BW -1.3, WW +25, M +9, YW +47, RFI 1.50, Eff 113 and MBT 111.

            Lot 1183, sired by Bamboo Ledger 3363 had the third-highest WDA of 3.16. He had an ADG of 3.32 and EPDs of BW +1.6, WW +39, M +25, YW +79, RFI 1.92, Eff 85 and MBT 103.

Group 1 Eff

Again, Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. consigned the top three efficiency ratio leaders in Group 1 Charolais bulls. All three bulls are sons of LT Ledger 0332 P.

Lot 1178 came in first with an Eff of 113. This bull had an ADG of 3.49 as well as a WDA of 3.18. He also has EPDs of BW -1.3, WW +25, M +9, YW +47, RFI 1.50 and MBT 111.

Next is lot 1177 with an Eff of 105. He had an ADG of 3.91 and a WDA of 3.12. His EPDs are BW +1.1, WW +46, M +7, YW +93, RFI 0.86 and MBT 113. 

In third is lot 1181 with an Eff of 103. Lot 1181 had an ADG of 3.28, a WDA of 2.74 and EPDS of BW -0.7, WW +21, M +4, YW +43, RFI -0.55 and MBT 102.

Group 1 MBT Index

There was a two-way tie between lot 1179 and lot 1177 for the leading MBT of 113. Both bulls were consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. and were sired by LT Ledger 0332 P.

Lot 1179 also had an ADG of 3.70, a WDA of 3.55 and EPDs of BW +0.6, WW +45, M +14, YW +84, RFI -1.28 and Eff 95.

Lot 1177 had an ADG of 3.91, a WDA of 3.12 and EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +46, M +7, YW +93, RFI 0.86 and Eff 105.

Lot 1178 had the second-highest MBT in the group of 111. Lot 1178 is also a son of LT Ledger 0332 P and consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. He had an ADG of 3.49, a WDA of 3.18 and EPDs of BW -1.3, WW +25, M +9, YW +47, RFI 1.50 and Eff 113.

Lot 1188, from the University of Idaho, had the third-highest MBT of 106. This bull was sired by HACC Royal Ledger 656 POL and had an ADG of 3.03 as well as a WDA of 3.06. His EPDs are BW +1.4, WW +38, M +12 and YW +77.

Group 1 Fall Bulls ADG

            Lot 1155, sired by Bamboo Ledger 3363 and consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla., had the leading ADG of 4.20 in the fall Charolais bulls. Lot 1155 had a WDA of 3.19 and EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +28, M +13, YW +51, RFI 0.75, Eff 117 and MBT 125.

            In second place was lot 1169 with an ADG of 3.66. Lot 1169 was sired by DCF Gold Ledger 514C P ET and consigned by Sutphin Cattle Company of Lamar, Colo. He had a WDA of 2.63 and EPDs of BW +1.2, WW +43, M +7, YW +73 and MBT 114.

            Lot 1152 pulled into the third position with an ADG of 3.45. He had a WDA of 3.40 and EPDs of BW +0.4, WW +51, M +8, YW +104, RFI 0.33, Eff 102 and MBT 102. Marianna, Fla.

Group 1 Fall Bulls WDA

            Again, Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. consigned the three leaders in the fall Charolais bulls. 

            The bull with the highest WDA of 3.40 in this category was lot 1152. This bull was sired by LT Ledger 0332 P and had an ADG of 3.45. His EPDs are BW +0.4, WW +51, M +8, YW +104, Eff 0.33 and MBT 102.

            Lot 1154 has the second-highest WDA of 3.25. He had an ADG of 3.24 and EPDs of BW +1.3, WW +41, M +11, YW +82, RFI 1.32, Eff 88 and MBT 110. Lot 1154 was sired by LT Ledger 0332 P.

            Sired by Bamboo Ledger 3363, Lot 1155 came in with a WDA of 3.19, the third-highest in this category. He had an ADG of 4.20 and EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +28, M +13, YW +51, RFI 0.75, Eff 117 and MBT 125.

Group 1 Fall Bulls Eff

Southern Cattle Company also consigned the top three Charolais fall bulls in the Eff category.

Lot 1155 took the top spot for the Charolais fall bulls Eff leaders with an Eff of 117. This bull is a son of Bamboo Ledger 3363 and had an ADG of 4.20, a WDA of 3.19 and EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +28, M +13, YW +51, RFI 0.75 and MBT 125.

Lots 1151 and 1161 tied for the second place position with an Eff of 111. 

            Lot 1151 was sired by LT Ledger 0332 and had an ADG of 3.36 and WDA of 3.08. His EPDs are BW +0.5, WW +40, M +11, YW +70, RFI 0.68 and MBT 113.

            Lot 1161, sired by M6 New Standard 842 P ET, had an ADG of 2.82 and a WDA of 3.19. His EPDs are BW +1.5, WW +43, M +18, YW +84, RFI -2.76 and MBT 111.

Rounding out the top three Charolais fall Eff leaders is lot 1153 with an Eff of 108. This bull was sired by LT Ledger 0332 P. He had an ADG of 2.90, a WDA of 2.82 and EPDs of BW +1.4, WW +36, M +7, YW +70, RFI -1.37 and MBT 105.

Group 1 Fall Bulls MBT

Lot 1155, consigned by Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. and sired by Bamboo Ledger 3363, had the leading MBT of 125. He also had an ADG of 4.20, a WDA of 3.19 and EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +28, M +13, YW +51, RFI 0.75 and Eff 117.

Also consigned by Southern Cattle Company, lot 1152 had the second-highest MBT of 120. The son of LT Ledger 0332 P had an ADG of 3.45 and WDA of 3.40. His EPDs are BW +0.4, WW +51, M +8, YW +104, RFI 0.33 and Eff 102.

Lot 1169 had the third place MBT of 114. Lot 1169 was consigned by Sutphin Cattle Company of Lamar, Colo. and sired by DCF Gold Ledger 514C P ET. He had an ADG of 3.66, a WDA of 2.63 and EPDs of BW +1.2, WW +43, M +7 and YW +73.

Champion Sire Group – MBT Index

            Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. consigned the Champion Sire Group based on MBT Index with lots 1152, 1177 and 1179. The group posted an average MBT Index of 115. 

            In second were lots 1162, 1167 and 1169, consigned by Sutphin Cattle Company of Lamar, Colo. The group posted an average MBT Index of 110.

World Champion Pen of Three

            Southern Cattle Company of Marianna, Fla. consigned the World Champion Pen of Three Charolais Bulls, with a three-way tie for the third bull in the Pen of Three. This included lots 1152, 1155 and 1151, 1177 and 1179 with an average MBT Index of 119.

            The Charolais bulls sell on April 2. For complete results on the Charolais bulls, visit midlandbulltest.com.

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