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American Aberdeens represented well in first year at Midland Bull Test

Written by Saige

Nearly 40 American Aberdeens were represented at Midland Bull Test in lots 1000 through 1039.

The breed has been split into two classes. Class 1 is represented by full-blood American Aberdeens and Class 2 is Moderators. 

The bulls sell at the end of the day on April 5, following the Simmental bulls. 

Class 1 ADG leaders

Muddy Creek Ranch of Wilsall, Mont. consigned the top four-placing bulls in the Class 1 category for ADG. The top four bulls were sired by MCR Making Money. 

Lots 1005 and 1007 tied for first and second place with a final ADG of 2.01 and ADG ratio of 120. 

Lot 1005 has a WDA of 2.06 and EPDs of RFI -0.71, Eff 106 and MBT 109, and lot 1007 has a WDA of 2.09, as well as EPDs of RFI -0.35, Eff 109 and MBT 110. 

In third, lot 1008 has a final ADG of 1.96 and ADG ratio of 117. He has a WDA of 2.12 and EPDs of RFI 1.79, Eff 90 and MBT 104.

Next, lot 1016 posted a final ADG of 1.88 and ADG ratio of 112, along with a WDA of 2.06 and EPDs of RFI -0.122, Eff 103 and MBT 106. 

The fifth-high bull for Class 1 ADG was lot 1036, consigned by Avalon Farms in Savannah, Mo., has a final ADG of 1.74 and ADG ratio of 104. The son of Colombo Park Zeffirelli has a WDA of 1.95 and EPDs of RFI -0.24, Eff 97 and MBT 101.

Class 2 ADG leaders

Lot 1033 led Class 2 for ADG with a final ADG of 2.63 and ADG ratio of 130. The Topline Aberdeen Cattle consignment from Monroe, Wash. was sired by LeRoy Brown SH Bull, had a WDA of 2.62 and EPDs of RFI 0.57, Eff 110 and MBT 113. 

Muddy Creek Ranch of Wilsall, Mont. consigned the bull with the second high ADG, lot 1022. With a final ADG of 2.59 and ADG ratio of 128, he also has a WDA of 2.55 and EPDs of RFI 2.51, Eff 99 and MBT 109. Lot 1022 was sired by MCR Crown Royal.

Lot 1039, an ICR Ranch consignment from Wilsall, Mont., was sired by MCR and has a final ADG of 2.25 and ADG ratio of 112. The bull also posted a WDA of 2.72 and EPDs of RFI 0.46, Eff 103 and MBT 108.

Another Muddy Creek Ranch consignment from Wilsall, Mont. was lot 1018, with a final ADG of 2.23 and ADG ratio of 111. The son of MCR Runaway Train has a WDA of 2.65 and EPDs of RFI -1.23, Eff 109 and MBT 108. 

Rounding out the top five was lot 1035, consigned by 4D Land and Cattle Company of Athol, Idaho with a final ADG of 2.21 and ADG ratio of 110. The son of TL Julius has a WDA of 2.2 and EPDs of RFI 1.81, Eff 97 and MBT 104. 

Class 1 WDA leaders

In Class 1 for WDA, four consignments from Muddy Creek Ranch in Wilsall, Mont., all sired by MCR Making Money, lots 1008, 1007, 1005 and 1016. 

Lot 1008 came in first with a WDA of 2.12. He also had a final ADG of 1.96, ADG ratio of 117 and EPDs of RFI 1.79, Eff 90 and MBT 104. 

Lot 1007 had a WDA of 2.09, a final ADG of 2.01 and ADG ratio of 120, as well as EPDs of RFI -0.35, Eff 109 and MBT 110. 

Lots 1005 and 1016 both had a WDA of 2.06. Lot 1005 has a final ADG of 2.01 and ADG ratio of 120, in addition to EPDs of RFI -0.71, Eff  106 and MBT 109. Lot 1016 has a final ADG of 1.88 and an ADG ratio of 112. He also has EPDs of RFI -0.22, Eff 103 and MBT 106. 

Rounding out the top five for WDA was lot 1036 from Avalon Farms in Savannah, Mo. with a WDA of 1.95. He showed a final ADG of 1.74 and ADG ratio of 104. His EPDs were RFI -0.24, Eff 97 and MBT 101. 

Class 2 WDA leaders

Lot 1039 had a WDA of 2.72, placing him at the top of Class 2 for WDA. ICU Ranch of Wilsall, Mont. consigned the bull, who also had a final ADG of 2.25 and ADG ratio of 112. Sired by MCR, he also has EPDs of RFI 0.46, Eff 103 and MBT 108.

Next, lot 1018 from Muddy Creek Ranch in Wilsall, Mont. had a WDA of 2.65, final ADG of 2.23 and ADG ratio of 111. He also has EPDs of RFI -1.23, Eff 109 and MBT 108. He was sired by MCR Runaway Train.

In third, lot 1033 from Topline Aberdeen Cattle in Monroe, Wash. has a WDA of 2.62, as well as a final ADG of 2.63 and ADG ratio of 130. The son of LeRoy Brown SH Bull and has EPDs of RFI 0.57, Eff 110 and MBT 113. 

Two bulls consigned by Muddy Creek Ranch in Wilsall, Mont., lots 1004 and 1006, came in fourth and fifth for the category with WDAs of 2.6 and 2.56, respectively. Both bulls were also consigned by MCR Runaway Train. 

Lot 1004 also has a final ADG of 1.96 and ADG ratio of 97, as well as EPDs of RFI -1.68, Eff 113 and MBT 105. 

Finally, lot 1006 posted EPDs of RFI -0.62, Eff 108 and MBT 105, as well as a final ADG of 2.03 and ADG ratio of 101. 

The American Aberdeens can be found in the Midland Bull Test Catalog on pages 124-126. Visit midlandbulltest.com for final test results. 

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