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Treasure Bull Test names 2024 champions

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

With sale day quickly approaching, the Treasure Bull Test has named champions across several categories following the annual 112-day performance test, which measures average daily gain (ADG), weight per day of age (WDA), ratio and Treasure Bull Test (TBT) Index – a measure of nursing ratio, yearling ratio and gain ratio. 

This year, the test’s 110 high-quality Black Angus bulls will be sold at the annual Cowboy’s and Cowgirl’s Performance Bull Sale in Great Falls, Mont. on April 16. 

“The bulls this year did outstanding,” shares Ryan Perry, Treasure Bull Test owner and operator. “We had 135 bulls to start the test, with the top 110 making the sale. As an entire group, they averaged 3.71 pounds per day on the 112-day test. The WDA on all of the bulls was 3.16 pounds per day.” 

Test leaders

Consigned by Dalbey Angus of Corvallis, Mont., lot 29 was the Champion ADG Bull with an ADG of 4.63 and a ratio of 125. 

In reserve was lot 111 with an ADG of 4.63 and a ratio of 125. This bull was consigned by RK Perry of Power, Mont.

Rounding out the category in the third-place position was lot 127, consigned by Olson Cattle Company of St. Ignatius, Mont., with an ADG of 4.59 and a ratio of 124. 

Dalbey Angus’ lot 29, with a WDA of 3.63 and a ratio of 115, was also the Champion WDA Bull. 

The Reserve Champion WDA Bull was Olson Cattle Company’s lot 98, with a WDA of 3.62 and a ratio of 115. 

RK Perry’s lot 111 made an appearance on the leaderboard again as the Third Place Overall WDA Bull, reporting a WDA of 3.58 and a ratio of 113.

Lots 97, 98 and 100 – all consigned by Olson Cattle Company and sired by Square B Atlantis 8061 – made up the Champion Sire Group, with a collective ADG of 4.38.

Following in reserve with an ADG of 4.12 was a sire group consigned by RK Perry, consisting of lots 111, 115 and 118. These bulls were sired by Vermilion Growth Fund J611.

Jackpot champions

In addition, Treasure Bull Test holds an annual jackpot, which was started several years ago by Russ and Barb Pepper, according to Perry. 

“It’s a little contest where every consignor gets to throw a $100 bill in the pot,” he explains. “The consignor picks one bill from their consignor list on the day of arrival – the bull they think will gain the best. These bulls are indexed separately from the TBT Index – one-half ADG ratio, one-fourth 205-day ratio and one-fourth 365-day ratio. The winners take all.” 

This year, the Treasure Bull Test Jackpot Champion was lot 12, consigned by Willekes Angus of Moore, Mont., with a TBT of 112. This bull was sired by Connealy Big Valley. 

Marshal Willekes Angus of Choteau, Mont. took home reserve-champion honors with lot 22, a son of Ellingson Deep River with a TBT of 111. 

Lot 64 finished the contest in third place. Consigned by Lewis Land and Livestock of Cut Bank, Mont., this bull was a son of Deer Valley Optimum 9246 and posted a TBT of 110.

Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestockk Roundup. Send comments on this article to

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