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2021 Bull Ranking

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Tag HerdTrax Link Birth Wt lbs. Wean Wt lbs. Yearling Wt lbs. Marbling Backfat Ribeye Area Lean Meat Yield RFI Animal Trait
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9024 78 631 1114 1 36 36 37 18 50% Angus Black 9024 SOLD
9027 83 625 1149 4 25 12 17 30 50% Angus Black 9027 SOLD
9028 95 516 1030 25 19 8 11 - Purebred Charolais White - SOLD
9030 67 665 1230 3 40 4 39 29 75% Angus Black 9030 SOLD
9043 95 653 1128 9 25 16 22 14 50% Simm, 25% Angus Black - SOLD
9044 102 673 1210 18 9 1 3 13 50% Simm, 25% Angus Black - SOLD
9051 92 678 1182 21 38 21 36 23 50% Simm, 25% Angus Black - SOLD
9052 81 621 1071 - - - - - 75% Angus Black 9052 SOLD
9054 96 650 1073 33 9 30 24 10 50% Simm, 25% Angus Black 9054 $ 4,000
9055 90 524 913 14 2 20 7 - Purebred Charolais White 9055 $ 6,000
9057 94 453 1098 14 18 14 13 - Purebred Charolais White 9057 SOLD
9058 102 626 1148 14 34 4 16 - Purebred Charolais White 9058 SOLD
9064 73 616 1005 2 38 33 38 17 50% Simm, 25% Angus Black - $ 4,000
9102 78 691 1130 33 25 25 28 2 50% Simmental Black - SOLD
9103 104 698 1112 31 4 15 8 3 50% Simmental Black 9103 $ 5,000
9114 93 731 1264 32 25 31 32 8 - Black - SOLD
9116 91 680 1158 21 19 7 10 26 - Black 9116 $ 4,000
9163 102 706 1155 - - - - 23 50% Angus Black 9163 $ 5,000
9183 83 687 1101 9 19 35 31 19 - Black 9183 $ 4,500
9185 102 760 1152 25 9 29 21 11 50% Simmental Black 9185 $ 4,000
9204 98 731 1145 19 25 24 27 5 - Black 9204 SOLD
9213 102 648 1156 6 37 38 40 20 50% Simmental Black Brockle Face 9213 SOLD
9219 102 692 1121 9 25 23 26 27 - Black 9219 SOLD
9220 102 664 1108 27 4 17 9 - Purebred Charolais White 9220 $ 5,500
9227 102 641 1071 8 25 34 34 3 - Black 9227 $ 5,000
9237 94 658 1114 39 4 27 15 6 50% Simmental Black - SOLD
9238 103 709 1088 14 19 21 22 7 50% Simmental Black 9238 $ 5,500
9250 118 751 1157 30 9 2 4 - Purebred Charolais White 9250 $ 5,500
9253 124 701 1184 35 1 11 1 - Purebred Charolais White 9253 $ 5,000
9269 104 738 1238 7 25 26 29 9 50% Simmental Black 9269 SOLD
9288 101 613 1022 37 9 19 14 - Charolais XBred White 9288 $ 5,500
9312 89 723 1073 19 9 28 20 15 - Black 9312 $ 5,000
9318 108 753 1209 37 2 10 2 - Purebred Charolais White 9318 SOLD
9321 114 715 1210 21 34 6 17 - Purebred Charolais White - SOLD
9349 123 729 1228 40 4 13 6 - Purebred Charolais White 9349 $ 5,000
9361 89 662 1091 27 9 37 30 28 - Black 9361 SOLD
9373 95 668 1222 35 4 8 5 16 50% Simmental Black - SOLD
9434 79 628 1015 9 9 40 33 22 50% Angus Black 9434 SOLD
9469 84 717 1200 21 19 18 19 12 - Black 9469 $ 4,000
9475 68 698 1056 9 19 39 35 21 50% Angus Black 9475 $ 4,500

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Bull Ranking Table Guide

About our Data

We believe in being 100% transparent with anything you want to know about our herd and an animal that you are considering purchasing. These are the same principles that we want when we are purchasing an animal. There is a ton of information and links to sires and dams that we will help you navigate through on these bulls.

First we think it is important to outline what your goals are when purchasing an animal from our program. Are you purchasing for:

Whatever you are after, it is all here. You are welcome to use any of these tips to navigate on your own, or feel free to call us at any time and we can help you navigate and narrow down your search. We think of this information similar to a live interactive bull sale catalogue, but instead of just seeing the dam or sire reference EPD, you can dive deeper with a click of the mouse. We understand that depending on your goals, the information available can be more than what you need, however, we want to supply all the information that we have collected. You can take or leave whatever you wish from the data supplied.

PDF Data Definitions

Reference Definition
BREED MAKEUP Shown at the top of the page for the individual animal. This is derived from the dam and sire verified pedigree shown further down on the data sheet.
BIRTH WEIGHT The top number is the actual birth weight. The ratio number (left lower) represents the percentage that the actual birth weight is of the group average. The rank (right lower) represents where the actual birth weight ranks from lowest to highest within the group.
ADJ 205 day WT The top number is the actual adjusted 205 day weaning weight. The ratio number (left lower) represents the percentage that the adjusted 205 weight is of the entire herd average. The rank (right lower) represents where the adjusted 205 weight ranks from highest to lowest within the group. The trait $ value represents the real market value of the animals weaning weight compared to the group. It is calculated by using the difference of the actual animal adjusted 205 weight to the group average multiplied by the end of October real market price for calves, using a slide adjustment for price. The value is based on a per head basis. The herd average would represent a $0 baseline. Below average weaning weights show as a negative value and above average show as a positive value.
ADJ 365 day WT The top number is the actual adjusted 365 day yearling weight. The ratio number (left lower) represents the percentage that the adjusted 365 weight is of the entire herd average. The rank (right lower) represents where the adjusted 365 weight ranks from highest to lowest within the group. The trait $ value represents the real market value of the animals yearling weight compared to the group. It is calculated by using the difference of the actual animal adjusted 365 weight to the group average multiplied by the beginning of September real market price for yearlings, using a slide adjustment for price. The value is based on a per head basis. The herd average would represent a $0 baseline. Below average yearling weights show as a negative value and above average show as a positive value.
BIRTH – 205 GAIN Represented in pounds of gain per day. Calculated from taking the net gain from birth to the adjusted 205 weaning weight divided by 205 days.
WEAN- YRLG ADG represented in pounds of gain per day. Calculated from taking the net gain from 205 adjusted weaning weight to the adjusted 365 yearling weight divided by 160 days.
YEARLING ADG Represented in pounds of gain per day. Calculated from taking the net gain from birth to the adjusted 365 yearling weight divided by 365 days.
TEST DRY MATTER CONVERSION Most of the animals have undergone an individual test for feed efficiency. The top number is the actual dry matter conversion of the animal on test. The lower the number, the more efficient as it is represented in pounds of dry feed consumed to gain 1 pound of live weight. The rank represents where the animal ranks within the group. The trait $ value represents the real market value of the animals feed efficiency compared to the group. It is calculated by using the difference of the actual animals test conversion to the group average multiplied by the true cost of the feed conversion spread using current barley/feed prices and assuming an 800 lb gain from start to finish weight (650-1450 lbs). The value is based on a per head basis, as such, the increase or decrease in feed costs to add equivalent weight gain for each animal. The herd average would represent a $0 baseline. Below average conversion show as a positive value and above average conversion show as a negative value. Feed efficiency accounts for 65-70% of the production costs of an animal on feed in a feedyard, and has the highest effect on profitability, other than market prices.
RFI VALUE (Residual Feed Intake) RFI is calculated as the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and their expected feed intake. For more in depth information, see the GROWSAFE RFI QUICK FACTS link on this website. The herd average represents a 0 baseline. A below average animal is represented with a positive RFI number (more intake than expected) and an above average animal is represented with a negative RFI number (less intake than expected). The rank represents where the animal ranks within the group.
MARBLING All Carcass measurements are taken between the 12th & 13th ribs which is the industry standard. Marbling is the percent of Intermuscular fat within the muscle. 9+ represents Prime, 4 to 9 represents AAA/Choice, 2 to 4 represents AA/Select, less than 2 represents A/Standard. The ratio (left lower) represents the percentage that the actual marbling score is compared to the average. The rank (right lower) represents the rank of the animal within the group from highest to lowest. The trait $ value is applied to animals with a AAA grade, and is based on a 1450 lb live weight animal, dressed at 60% using a $5/cwt premium for the grade.
BACKFAT Backfat is the thickness of fat covering the loin muscle in inches. The ratio (left lower) is shown as an inverse ratio. The lower the backfat, the higher the ratio compared to group average. The rank (right lower) represents where the animal ranks within the group from the least backfat (highest rank) to the most backfat (lowest rank).
RIBEYE AREA The size of the loin muscle in square inches. Ratio (left lower) is the percentage the animals ribeye area size is compared to the group. Rank (right lower) represents where the animal ranks within the group from largest to smallest.
PERCENT LEAN MEAT YIELD This represents what percent of the carcass is lean muscle. Ratio (left lower) is the percentage the animals percent lean meat yield is compared to the group. Rank (right lower) represents where the animal ranks within the group from largest to smallest.
PEDIGREE All known sires, dams, grand dams/grand sires and great grand dams/grand sires will be represented. All unknown information is left blank.
COLOR Represented in hide color. If the animal is white face or brockle face, it will be represented as well.
HORNS Represented as horned, polled or scurred. Any testing for horned genes will be noted.
DOCILITY All animals are scored from 1-4. A docility scoring guide can be found under our Bull Program page on the website.
PERCENTILE RANK CHART Represents the bulls for each trait in a chart visual format. The center line of the chart represents group average. Bars to the right of center represent better than average and bars to the left of center represent below average for each trait.
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