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Two groups of Angus bulls impress at annual Midland Bull Test

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The Midland Bull Test welcomed two competitive groups of Angus bulls to Columbus, Mont. for the 2020 test and sale. 

            The final report showed a breed average for Angus Group 1 of 3.30 for average daily gain (ADG) and 3.00 weight per day of age (WDA). In Group 2, the ADG average was 3.24 and the WDA average was 3.12.

Group 1 ADG 

            There was a three-way tie for highest average daily gain in the first group of Angus bulls, each of which came from Stewart Select Angus out of Greensburg, Ind.

            Lot 213, sired by GAR Sure Fire had an ADG of 4.03. The bull also has EPDs of BW 2.3, WW +66, M +36, YW +118, RFI -7.34, Eff 135, MBT 124 and WDA 3.47.

            Lot 216 was sired by SS Niagara Z29 and also had an ADG of 4.03. The Stewart Select Angus bull also has EPDs of BW 0, WW +68, M +21, YW +123, RFI +1.85, Eff 88, MBT 109 and WDA 3.20.

            Sired by SS Niagara Z29, lot 217 rounds out the three-way tie for top ADG. The bull has EPDs of BW +2.3, WW +81, M +29, YW +161, RFI -2.36, Eff 110, MBT 116 and WDA 3.39.

            The number four ADG bull, lot 256, was out of Deppe Angus from Waverly, Iowa and had an ADG of 3.95. The Barstow Cash sired bull also has EPDs of BW +1.4, WW +84, M +21, YW +149, RFI 1.30, Eff 98, MBT 108 and WDA 3.38.

            Rounding out the top five was lot 202, out of Schroder Angus in Clarence, Iowa. Sired by Barstow Cash, the bull had an ADG of 3.91 and EPDs of BW +2.1, WW +86, M +25, YW +151, RFI 4.61, Eff 80 and WDA 3.49.

Group 2 ADG  

            Group 2 ADG was led by Campbell Angus’ lot 630. The son of SAV Rainfall 6846 had an ADG of 4.20 and EPDS of BW -1.3, WW +59, M +27, YW +111, RFI 0.62, Eff 109, MBT 118 and WDA 3.40. Campbell Angus is located in Twisp, Wash.

            The second ranking ADG bull was lot 492 from Sunny Okanogan Angus, of Omak, Wash. The bull had an ADG of 4.08 and was sired by Thomas Up River 1614. He has EPDs of BW 0.4, WW +71, M +27, YW 137, RFI 2.78, Eff 97, MBT 116 and WDA 3.31.

            In third place was lot 606 from Dix Angus, of Stockton, Kan., with an ADG of 4.03. The DAR Midnight 6050 sired bull had an ADG of 4.03 and EPDs of BW 0.1, WW +86, M +24, YW +150, RFI 0.26, Eff 110, MBT 121 and WDA 3.31.

            There was a tie for fourth and fifth place ADG in Group 2 between lot 598 from Wheeler Mountain Ranch in Whitehall, Mont. and lot 586 from VGA Livestock in Manhattan, Mont. They each had an ADG of 3.95.

            Lot 598 EPDs of BW I+1.0, WW I+60, M I+16, YW I+108, RFI -0.31, Eff 109, MBT 109 and WDA 3.15.

            Lot 586 has EPDs of BW 3.5, WW +79, M +25, YW +136, RFI -0.93, Eff 109, MBT 110 and WDA 3.22.

Group 1 WDA 

            Lot 172 was the Group 1 WDA Angus leader. The Welytok Angus LLC, based in Richfield Springs, N.Y., bull was sired by Byergo Black Magic 3348 and had a WDA of 3.86. The bull also has EPDs of BW +6.6, WW +103, M +26, YW +180, RFI -3.15, MBT 109, Eff 113 and ADG 2.69.

            Welytok Angus also had the number two WDA bull, lot 171. The Byergo Black Magic 3348 sired bull also had a WDA of 3.80 and EPDs of BW +4.8, WW +101, M +22, YW +175, RFI -2.05, Eff 114, MBT 110 and ADG 2.82.

            Next was lot 53 from Bell Key Angus out of Nampa, Idaho. The Ezar Gold Rush 6001 bull had a WDA of 3.78 and EPDs of BW +4.1, WW +94, M +29, YW +154, RFI -1.52, Eff 111, MBT 114 and ADG 3.4.

            Wright Way Angus, from St. John, Wash., consigned the fourth ranked WDA bull, lot 194. The bull was sired by Thomas Big River 4081 and had a WDA of 3.73 and EPDs of BW +1.8, WW +61, M +26, YW +105, RFI -0.53, Eff 118, MBT 121 and ADG 3.74.

            Rounding out the top five WDA bulls was lot 264 with a WDA of 3.62. The bull is from Deppe Angus in Waverly, Iowa and was sired by SAV Pedigree 4834. He has EPDs of BW +3.3, WW +72, M +30, YW +128, RFI 0.71, Eff 110, MBT 116 and ADG 3.87.

Group 2 WDA 

            Group 2 WDA was led by Thomhill Ranch’s lot 445 with a WDA of 3.84. The RMF Upward 80C sired bull has EPDs of BW +3.5, WW +67, M +29, YW +111, RFI 1.21, Eff 100, MBT 112 and ADG 3.57. Thomhill Ranch is located in Zortman, Mont.

            Next was lot 547 from Olson Cattle with a WDA of 3.69. The bull was sired by DL Dually and has EPDs of BW I+1.1, WW I+76, M I+20, YW I+131, RFI -3.02, Eff 119, MBT 114 and ADG 3.69. Olson Cattle is located in St. Ignatius, Mont.

            In third was Granger Angus’ lot 411 with a WDA of 3.68. The bull was sired by Curtin 1682 Payweight 7066 and has EPDs of BW +3.2, WW +81, M +33, YW +144, RFI -4.28, Eff 120, MBT 114 and ADG 3.53. Granger Angus is located in Great Falls, Mont.

            Lot 384 from Pristine Springs, out of Jerome, Idaho, was next with a WDA of 3.62. The SAV 654X Rainmaster 6849 sired bull has EPDs of BW +1.5, WW +68, M +31, YW +126, RFI 0.75, Eff 104, MBT 114 and ADG 3.78.

            Rounding out the top five was Olson Cattle’s lot 543 with a WDA of 3.58. The bull was sired by BUBS Southern Charm AA31 and has EPDs of BW I+3.0, WW I+66, M I+29, YW I+115, RFI -3.7, Eff 118, MBT 111 and ADG 3.11.

Group 1 Eff

            Lot 125 lead the Group 1 efficiency ratio leaders with a score of 139. The Next Generation Genetics bull was sired by HA Cowboy Up 5405. He has EPDs of BW +0.6, WW +66, M +28, YW +114, RFI -6.37, WDA 3.30, MBT 273 and ADG 3.11. Next Generation Genetics is located in Endeavor, Wisc.

            Next was lot 160 from Butternut Ridge Farms, out of Coldwater, Mich., with a score of 138. The TM Cash 516 sired bull has EPDs of BW +0.7, WW +59, M +24, YW +112, RFI -5.64, WDA 3.15, MBT 116 and ADG 3.87.

            Coming in third was lot 213, sired by GAR Sure Fire. The Stewart Select Angus Bull had an Eff score of 135 and EPDs of BW +2.3, WW +66, M +36, YW +118, RFI -7.34, ADG 4.03, MBT 124 and WDA 3.47. Stewart Select Angus is located in Greensburg, Ind.

            The fourth ranking Eff bull was lot 87 from Dutch Flat Angus, out of Pomeroy, Wash., with a score of 130. The SAV Bruiser 9164 sired bull has EPDs of BW +0.5, WW +51, M +26, YW +88, RFI -2.45, ADG 3.19, MBT 200 and WDA 3.10.

            Rounding out the top five was lot 212 with a score of 126. The Stewart Select Angus bull was sired by Plattemere Weigh Up K360 and has EPDs of BW +0.3, WW +74, M +17, YW +130, RFI -3.31, ADG 3.19, MBT 116 and WDA 2.82.

Group 2 Eff 

            Group 2 efficiency ratio (Eff) was led by lot 535 from Eli Berry with a score of 127. The bull was sired by Werner War Party 1472 and has EPDs of BW +0.4, WW +48, M +29, YW +89, RFI -5.8, WDA 3.28, MBT 112 and ADG 3.40. Eli Berry is located in Reed Point, Mont.

            Next was lot 629 from Campbell Angus, of Twisp, Wash., with a score of 125. The bull was sired by SAV Rainfall 6846 and has EPDs of BW +1.0, WW +67, M +27, YW +118, RFI -4.83, WDA 2.97, MBT 108 and ADG 2.74.

            In third was lot 411 with a score of 120. The bull was from Granger Angus out of Great Falls, Mont., sired by Curtin 1682 Payweight 7066 and has EPDs of BW +3.2, WW +81, M +33, YW +144, RFI -4.28, WDA 3.68, MBT 114 and ADG 3.53.

            Next was lot 547 from Olson Cattle with a score of 119. The bull was sired by DL Dually and has EPDs of BW I+1.1, WW I+76, M I+20, YW I+131, RFI -3.02, WDA 3.69, MBT 114 and ADG 3.69. Olson Cattle is located in St. Ignatius, Mont.

            Rounding out the top five was lot 399 from Wulf Cattle out of Morris, Minn. The bull was sired by HAYNES Outright 452 and had a score of 118. He has EPDs of BW +0.2, WW +61, M +17, YW +112, RFI -2.27, WDA 3.68, MBT 112and ADG 3.82.

Group 1 MBT Index 

            Stewart Select Angus out of Greensburg, Ind., brought the top ranking MBT bull for Group 1, lot 213. The GAR Sure Fire sired bull had an MBT of 124 and EPDs of BW +2.3, WW +66, M +36, YW +118, RFI -7.34, ADG 4.03, Eff 135 and WDA 3.47.

            Next was lot 194 of Wright Way Angus, sired by Thomas Big River 4018 with an MBT of 121. He has EPDs of BW +1.8, WW +61, M +26, YW +105, RFI -0.53, ADG 121, Eff 118 and WDA 3.73. Wright Way Angus is located in St. John, Wash.

            Lot 211 came in next with an MBT index of 119 and was from Stewart Select Angus. The Plattemere Weight Up K360 sired bull has EPDs of BW +1.1, WW +78 M +27, YW +143, RFI -0.33, ADG 130, Eff 119 and WDA 3.19.

            There was a tie between lots 264 and 217 with an MBT score of 116.

            Lot 264 from Deppe Angus, out of Waverly, Iowa, is sired by The SAV Pedigree 4834 and has EPDs BW +3.3, WW +72, M +30, YW +128, RFI 0.71, Eff 110, WDA 3.62 and ADG 3.87.

            Stewart Select Angus’ lot 217 was sired by SS Niagara Z29. He had an MBT of 116 and EPDs of BW +2.3, WW +81, M +29, YW +161, RFI -2.36, Eff 110, ADG 4.03 and WDA 3.39.

Group 2 MBT leaders

            Lot 606 from Dix Angus out of Stockton, Kan. led the MBT rankings with a score of 121. The DAR Midnight 6050 sired bull had an ADG of 4.03 and EPDs of BW 0.1, WW +86, M +24, YW +150, RFI 0.26, Eff 110, ADG 4.03 and WDA 3.31.

            Next was lot 398 with a score of 120. The Wulf Cattle bull was sired by HAYES Outright 452 and has EPDs of BW 0.6, WW +83, M +23, YW +151, RFI -2.95, Eff 115, ADG 3.49 and WDA 3.38. Wulf Cattle is located in Morris, Minn.

            In third was Campbell Angus’s lot 630. The son of SAV Rainfall 6846 has an MBT of 118 and EPDs of BW -1.3, WW +59, M +27, YW +111, RFI 0.62, Eff 109, ADG 4.20 and WDA 3.40. Campbell Angus is located in Twisp, Wash.

            Next was lot 586 from VGA Livestock, out of Manhattan, Mont., with a score of 110. He was sired by WMR Infinity 141 and has EPDs of BW 3.5, WW +79, M +25, YW +136, RFI -0.93, Eff 109, ADG 3.95 and WDA 3.22.

            Rounding out the top five was lot 492 from Sunny Okanogan Angus of Omak, Wash. The bull has an MBT of 116 and was sired by Thomas Up River 1614. He has EPDs of BW 0.4, WW +71, M +27, YW 137, RFI 2.78, Eff 97, ADG 4.08 and WDA 3.31. 

Champion Sire Group – MBT Index 

            The Champion Angus Sire Group, based on MBT Index was lots 629, 630 and 631, consigned by Campbell Angus Ranch of Twisp, Wash. The group was sired by SAV Rainfall 6846 and posted an average MBT Index of 113.

            Next, Wulf Cattle of Morris, Minn. consigned lots 396, 398 and 399. The group was sired by HAYNES Outright 452 and posted an average MBT Index of 111.66.

            In third were lots 210, 211 and 212 with an average MBT Index of 111. The group was consigned by Stewart Select Angus and sired by Plattemere Weight Up K360.

            VGA Livestock of Manhattan, Mont. sired the fourth placing sire group with lots 586, 593 and 594. The group posted an average MBT Index of 110.66 and was sired by WMR Infinity 141. 

            Rounding out the top sire groups were lots 604, 605 and 606, sired by DAR Midnight 6050. The group was consigned by Dix Angus out of Stockton, Kan. and posted an average MBT Index of 110.33.

World Champion Pen of Three 

            Stewart Select Angus of Greenburg, Ind. Consigned the World Champion Pen of Three Angus bulls with lots 211, 213 and 217. The average MBT Index for the bulls was 120. 

            In second was Deppe Angus of Waverly, Iowa with lots 252, 254 and 264. The group posted an average MBT Index of 114.

            For complete results from the Angus bulls at Midland Bull Test, visit midlandbulltest.com. The Angus bulls sell on April 3 at 11 a.m. at Midland Bull Test in Columbus, Mont. 

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