Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beef Sire Fertility Rankings - Now a Reality!

Very near the top of the wish list of most cattleman that I have talked to the last couple of years has been fertility rankings on beef bulls.  I am thrilled to tell you that it is no longer a dream, but a REALITY!  On Monday, December 15th, Genex released the industry's first beef sire fertility ranking model and data collection process.



PregCheck is not a check or stars system, it is real numbers based on real AI breedings and their subsequent pregnancy checks.  For a bull to reach a 70% reliability it takes about 500 breedings!  For a list of bulls that currently have PregCheck rankings click here.  There is also a Q&A to help answer all your questions about this state of art sire selection tool.

The 2015 Genex Beef Genetic Management Guide will be in your mailbox in about a month.  Included in it will be the PregCheck rankings for all the bulls that are currently at least 70% reliability.  As we move into the spring we will continue to update our website and future print publications with updates on PregCheck and new bulls that receive a ranking.

Genex is pleased to be your profit partner by helping you create Profits through Pregnancies with PregCheck!

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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Specialist. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 2014 Genex Proof Highlights

The December 2014 Dairy Proof run brought with it a significant amount of change, from the genetic base change to Lifetime Net Merit and TPI® formula updates. Take a look as Genex Sire Procurement Specialist, Morgan Kleibenstein helps you navigate through what it all means!


Genex released 18 new genomic Holstein sires, 14 hailing from the GENESIS Cooperative Herd. Take a look at some of these, and several of our daughter-proven sires, as Genex Sire Procurement Specialist, Jon Lantz walks you through the Holstein highlights!


Genex now boasts over 40 active elite genetic Jersey sires with:
• 19 sires ≥ +0.0 DPR
• 17 over ≥ 4.5 Productive Life
• 14 sires over +$450 CM
• 12 sires over +15.0 JUI™
• 11 sires ≥ +180 JPI™
• Unmatched pedigree diversity
Watch as Genex Sire Procurement Specialist, Scott Carson takes you into the Jersey Generation!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Genex Vans Feature Form and Function

I have heard lots of comments about the new Genex vans, so I decided it was time to spend some time with Genex Territory Sales Manager (TSM), Chris Kinnard, to find out first-hand what all of the talk was about.  Chris was one of the first to change from a Ford F-350 diesel truck to the new Dodge® ProMaster van. He has been using it since June for his daily sales routes.

When I jumped into the passenger seat on the rainy, cold October day, the first thing that struck me was the amount of visibility afforded the driver and passenger. One sits up higher than in a truck, and the angle of the windshield and front end of the van make for excellent range of vision. Did I mention it was a windy day, near Lake Michigan? I was a little worried about how the higher profile vehicle would handle in all of the wind, and while I was not the one driving, it seemed to be about the same as the car I drove to meet Chris in.

While I am on the topic of appearance, it must be noted that if you see one of these new vans, you will certainly not miss it. Its colors, graphics and photos are indicative of Genex and the business we are in. It is also advantageous that the wrap can be removed when we are ready to resell the vans making them a blank canvas, and thus more attractive, to a perspective buyer.


Function is another big plus for the new vans. I have watched TSMs work inside of the trucks. They always had a stool to sit on as there was not enough room to stand and work. Products were an afterthought and tucked away wherever they seemed to fit among the semen tanks, and having a nice area to write out orders and receipts wasn't even considered.

TSM Tim Lynch sits on a stool to fill orders in the old style truck.

When Chris opened the new van door, I could see all of those problems had been addressed. Shelving on both sides of the back made product display easy and tidy. Members and customers can now see what products they might have been missing in their herd management program. In one of the shelving units is an area that can be used as an office or desk to allow for completion and organization of paperwork. Catalogs and flyers are neatly displayed in another shelf towards the door. Space also abounds for informational posters, sales flyers, customer features, etc.

TSM Chris Kinnard fills orders with plenty of space to move in his new van.

So now it’s time to talk money. In information from Chuck Dallas, Vice President of Diversified Programs, Services and Process Management for CRI, the Ford F-350 diesel trucks with the utility boxes on the back cost approximately $10,000 more than the Dodge ProMaster vans. In addition, the vans use gasoline which is cheaper than diesel, and they will realize an improvement of about four to six miles per gallon in fuel consumption. All of this fiscal responsibility sounds great to me, as our farm recently became Genex Cooperative members!

The one concern many have of the vans will soon get its test. How will they handle on winter roads? Living in Wisconsin, I’m pretty sure I won’t have to wait all that long to see and hear the answer to that question. I’ll keep you posted!

While I can certainly relate to the drivers’ love for their trucks (In high school, I used to cut deals with my Dad to do extra barn chores so I could take his new truck when I went out), after spending the day on a route with Chris, I can see why the decision was made to convert our sales fleet. As additional vans get on the road, they should prove to be more economical and functional for the cooperative as well as the TSMs that drive them.
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Author Brenda Brady is our Communications Specialist.  Brenda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Agricultural Education.  She went on to teach high school agriculture for 13 years. Brenda grew up on a small Registered Holstein farm in central Wisconsin and now farms with her husband and in-laws. They recently started a show herd for their children by purchasing a Registered Jersey calf.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 2014 Genex Proof Highlights

Grab some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy learning about the highlights of our exciting lineup!

Holstein Daughter-Proven Proof Highlights

Holstein Genomic-Proven Proof Highlights

Celebrating 25 Years of the GENESIS Cooperative Herd

Introducing the Ideal Commercial Cow (ICC$) Index

Jersey and Colored Breed Proof Highlights

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Genex Influenced Bred Heifer Sale on Superior Livestock

Do you have a group of bred heifers you want to sell this fall?  Did you breed them to Genex sires this spring?  If so, you have the awesome opportunity to consign them to the Superior Select Replacement Female Auctions featuring Genex Influenced Bred Heifers on Thursday, October 23 and Thursday, November 20.


This fall, producers will see record prices for bred heifers.  Buyers are willing to pay a premium for cattle that come from known and predictable genetics.  By letting the Genex Cooperative and Superior Livestock relationship work for them, producers that have added value to their heifers by using Genex sires will have the opportunity to realize those premiums.




The consignment deadline for the October 23 sale is October 9 and November 6 for the November 20 sale. If you have any questions about the Genex Influenced sales or would like to consign cattle, contact Justin Hergenreder at jhergenreder@crinet.com or 303-349-5711.

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 As Beef Large Herd Development Manager for Genex Cooperative, Justin Hergenreder, works with some of the cooperative's largest beef customers in the Southern and Western U.S.  His goal is to help each producer find profitable genetic and reproductive solutions for their operations.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Effort Behind Beautiful Cow Photos

Great dairy cow photos don’t just happen; they are created by a team and include lots of hard work! Growing up on and around registered Holstein farms, picturing was no big deal. Didn’t everyone spend at least one day a year primping their best cows and working tirelessly to get them to stand just right?

Recently I had the chance to spend a day out of the office working with a great team of individuals to capture images of several dams and daughters of Genex bulls. For one of our team members, it was her first experience picturing. She also had limited dairy experience. This got me thinking about what dairy cattle picturing must look like to the uninitiated, so I grabbed a few photos of my own to help illustrate the process.

Dairy cattle picturing starts several days before the photographer shows up. The cows must be tied up with a halter and full-body clipped (similar to a buzz haircut on a human). This process also helps introduce the cow to close contact with humans and a deviation from their normal schedule. I wasn’t there the days they did this, so sorry, no photos!

Upon arrival on picturing day, the animal must again be caught with a halter and washed to remove any bedding and/or manure from her hair. A gentle soap is used to prevent skin irritation. She is then towel dried to remove a majority of the water, followed by blow drying.
This might also be a good time to discuss the bucket person. The bucket person’s job is super important, once the animal has been washed. The bucket person watches the animals for any sign of defecation. If the tail goes up, the bucket person must jump into action with the bucket to catch the manure in a straw-lined bucket. He or she must then use the paper towels to wipe away any remaining manure. This prevents any splatter from getting the cow dirty again.

So, back to the primping, which we call fitting. The next steps include taking small cordless clippers (just like your hair stylist or barber uses) and clipping any hair that may have been missed, as well as the udder, feet and legs. Sprays and powders are applied to make the whites white and the blacks shine. Fly spray is also used to prevent those pesky insects from bothering the cow while she is posed.
Then a leather show halter is put on, and the pretty lady is ready for her photo shoot. Unfortunately cows don’t know how we want them to pose, so here’s where the team becomes really important. One person is needed to move each foot into position, someone holds the tail still, another is required to make noise to get the animal to look in the right direction and perk up her ears and of course, someone holds the halter. Some of the cows respond well, and some are more of a challenge.
Every cow responds differently to the noise, so there are plenty of tricks, such as a yummy dish of grain or a tiny stuffed cow on a long pole (can be seen in the background).

Then there is the conductor of this well-tuned orchestra, and we have a great one, Sarah Damrow of Agri-Graphics,Ltd. Sarah has a wonderful way of providing quick, concise instructions as the animal is being posed to make her look her very best. It is Sarah’s attention to detail that is the difference between success and failure. She is patient, a terrific teacher and great at what she does!


And that’s how we get fabulous cow photos for use in advertisements, sire directories and other promotional pieces!  
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Author Brenda Brady is our Communications Specialist.  Brenda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Agricultural Education.  She went on to teach high school agriculture for 13 years. Brenda grew up on a small Registered Holstein farm in central Wisconsin and now farms with her husband and in-laws.  They recently started a show herd for their children by purchasing a Registered Jersey calf.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stress and Embryonic Mortality

After you've gone through all the work of a synchronization and AI the last thing that you want to do is jeopardize any potential pregnancies.  In a perfect world all the females would be AI bred out on summer pasture and there wouldn't be any need to move cattle to a new pasture or change feed, but in reality that is often not the case.  Since most of us don't live in the perfect world, I suggest reading the article "Understanding the Effects of Stress and Embryonic Mortality in Cattle," by Sarah Fields and George Perry from South Dakota State University.

 

Here are the key take home points that I took from the article:
  • Fertilization rates are between 90-100% when semen is present at the time ovulation occurs, pregnancy rates are generally closer to 60-70%
  • Poor oocyte quality, disease, and chromosomal abnormality are all contributors to pregnancy loss, but heat and shipping stress can play a large role
  • Embryo development begins on day 0, the day of standing estrus
  • Between days 5-6 the embryo migrates from the oviduct (where fertilization occurs) into the uterine horn
  • One days 15-17, the embryo sends a signal to the cow to tell her she is pregnant
  • By day 42 the embryo has fully attached to the uterus
  • Between days 5-42 the developing embryo is most susceptible to changes in the uterine environment caused by the release of stress hormones
  • Research suggests that shipping cows between 5 and 42 days can cause around a 10% decrease in pregnancy rates
  • Shipping cattle between 45 and 60 days can result in 5% embryo loss
The authors recommend shipping females between days 1 and 4 for the best possible outcome.   If females cannot be moved during this time period it is best to wait until after day 45, and even better if you can wait until after day 60.  No matter when you ship, care should be taken to reduce stress to the animals being moved.

Understanding the critical embryonic development stages and how they are effected by stress can help you make more educated management decisions to achieve the most AI pregnancies possible.

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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Specialist. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Late Spring at Genex Hawkeye West - Billings, MT

It's the middle of May, and it looks like maybe, just maybe, we are finally getting a taste of spring here in Billings, MT.  As I've told you before, spring is the busiest time of year for us here at Genex Hawkeye West.  I just wrapped up my 5th A.I. school in a little over 8 weeks. During those schools I trained over 70 beef producers from 7 states and Canada how to artificially inseminate their own cows.  On the semen collection side of the business we had about 160 different bulls on collection at our peak.  Things are slowly starting to calm down for the outside crew.  This week more bulls have went home, destined for greener pastures and cows in heat, then have come to stay.  Just as things slow down outside, they really start to heat up inside, because all that semen we have collected over the last couple of months needs to get into semen tanks all over the country.  This means that phones have been ringing off the hook and shipper tanks have been flying out the door.

Semen storage tanks at Genex Hawkeye West.  We store nearly 1 million units of semen.

Shipper tanks packed and ready for UPS to pick them up and send them to their destination.

Earlier in the week I also took some time out to fulfill my self given title of "Office Beautification Manager" which basically means I plant, and subsequently water the flowers out front all summer!



From all of us at Genex Hawkeye West we hope you are having a great spring, enjoying some warmer weather after the long winter, and getting all the moisture that you need.  Remember, if you haven't placed your semen order yet we are still offering some great spring specials.  But don't delay in ordering to long, the specials are only good through May 31st!

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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Manager. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.




Monday, April 14, 2014

Beef Congress of the Americas

Last week I had the opportunity of a lifetime!  I traveled to Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil to participate in the Beef Congress of the Americas.

Campo Grande is located in the Brazilian Province of Mato Grosso do Sul.  It has humid tropical and subtropical climates and experiences two seasons, rainy and dry.


This trip was the conclusion of phase one of an Emerging Market Project funded through a grant by the USDA.  In 2013, myself and three other individuals traveled to Nicaragua to assess the beef industry in that country.  While in Nicaragua we met with producers, meat packers/feeders, and government officials.  Other assessment teams traveled to the countries of Honduras, Columbia, and Brazil to do the same.  At the Beef Cattle Conference of the Americas contacts that were made in all four countries and the U.S.A. came together to share ideas and plans for moving the beef industry in their respective countries into the future.

A common theme from the assessment trips to Nicaragua, Honduras and Columbia was that the countries struggle to produce enough beef to meet demand.  A big reason for that is the dual purpose nature of their cow herds, producing both milk and beef, and the fact that the vast majority of their cow herd is heat tolerant Bos Indicus breeds (mostly Brahman) which are later maturing and finished almost exclusively on grass.  The base of the Brazilian cow herd is mostly Nelore, another Bos Indicus breed, but many Brazilian producers have started to utilize American Angus genetics in a crossbreeding program to help them produce more/better quality beef.  We spent two days touring ranches in Brazil.
Paulo Almedia, of 7 Voltas Farm, explains their crossbreeding program.

A group of Nelore cows with F1 calves at 7 Voltas Farm.  Calves include progeny of 1AN01146 Connealy RIGHT ANSWER and 1AN01170 S CHISUM 6175.

Brazilian creep feeder.

A group of purebred Nelore cows at Perdizes Farm.

A group of Brangus cows and calves at Sao Geraldo Farm.

An owner of the MSX Group explains the marketing of Brangus Beef at the Brangus Meat Store in Campo Grande.

The U.S. Team.
We also spent two days meeting and sharing ideas for genetic and reproductive improvement in each of the countries.

Fernando Brago of Zoetis explains synchronization protocols in Brazil.

All in all it was an extremely successful trip, that I was honored to have the opportunity to be a part of.  We brought together influencers in the beef industry from five different countries!  We spoke English, Portuguese, and Spanish, but were able to break down barriers to communicate and share ideas.  Old relationships were strengthened, and new relationships were formed!

One more, just for fun!  The world's largest rodent, the Capybara!


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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Manager. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's that Time of Year Again...

Most everyone I have talked to lately are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the spring.  My favorite season, which happens to correspond pretty closely with spring, is already upon us, at Genex we call it Beef Season!  For most of the Genex employees this means gearing up for biggest time of year for beef sales, admiring the new beef bulls that the genetics staff has procured, anxiously awaiting to hear calving reports on our up and coming bulls, and figuring out their breeding project calendars.  For me, it means gearing up for and hitting the road to teach A.I. schools.  Each year I do a series of A.I. schools in Montana and South Dakota for producers who want to learn to breed their own cows.  Last week was the first of these classes, and my travels took me to Britton, SD.


In Britton, 12 beef producers from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota gathered at the Britton Livestock Sales Barn to learn about A.I.  Each school that I put on fulfills the recommended standards for Artificial Insemination Training as set forth by the National  Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB).  These standards include classroom instruction that covers the anatomy of a cow, insemination technique, semen handling, heat detection, and of course, lots of hands on (in?) practice with cows.



Next week I'll be loading up my supplies again and heading to Winner, SD for a school there, then it's a home game for me, with a school scheduled in Billings for the end of the month.  While both of those schools are full, if you are interested in taking an AI school this spring, there is still time.  I have a few spots left in the April 28-30 class that will be held in Glendive, MT and the May 9-12 class that will be held in Billings, MT.  You can register on-line here.  Don't put off registering too long as the classes are filling up quickly!

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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Manager. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring Tank Special





Are you in the market for a new semen tank?  It just might be the perfect time to buy!  Now through April 30, 2014 Genex is offering its spring tank sale.


This year's featured tanks are long storage tanks that can help save you money and give you piece of mind by needing fewer liquid nitrogen fills.

Tanks on Special:

MVE Millennium II XC214 - 600 unit capacity with 24 week hold time
MVE Super 2 - 600 unit capacity with 26 week hold time
MVE XC 33/22 - 1,200 unit capacity with 22 week hold time
MVE XC 43/28 - 1,140 unit capacity with 28 week hold time


Remember, this special only lasts until April 30, 2014.  If you are interested in any of the tanks listed please contact your local Genex Representative to receive special pricing information and to order!

Monday, February 10, 2014

A.I. vs. the Bull




     It’s February, which means that bull sale season out west is in full swing.  There is only one word to describe the sales that have been held thus far, and that is HOT!  With the price of calves last fall, I don’t think anyone has been surprised, that so far, bulls have been more expensive this spring.  The average price of a yearling bull is likely to be several hundred dollars more than it was last year, if you have ever used the excuse that A.I. is to expensive, it may be time to revisit the economics.


 

     At Genex, we have a spreadsheet called A.I. vs the Bull.  It allows producers to enter their inputs for natural service and A.I. and determine what a pregnancy costs them.  You could do the same thing on a piece of scratch paper.  It looks something like this:

Natural Service Costs

Bull Purchase Price ≈ $4,398 (Average selling price, year-to-date September 2013, of bull sales reported to the American Angus Association, November 2013, Angus Journal, page 206.)

Annual Bull Maintenance Cost (includes pasture, feed, mineral, vaccinations, yearly breeding soundness exam, pour-on, damage to property, interest, etc.) ≈ $900

Annual depreciation (assumes salvage value of $1700 and bull has a useful life of 3 years) ≈ $900
Total bull cost/year (Annual Bull Maintenance Costs + Annual Depreciation) ≈ $1,800

Let’s assume you expose this bull to 30 cows/year with a weaning percent of 90%, so 27 calves will be born year.  Cost per live calf is (Total bull cost/year/number of live calves) ≈ $66.67

A.I. Costs

This scenario gives approximate A.I. costs for a group of 100 virgin heifers.

Synchronization Drug Costs (assume the 14-day Co-Synch + CIDR® protocol, one injection of GnRH ≈ $1.80/injection, one injection of PGF2α ≈ $2.50/injection, one CIDR® ≈ $10) ≈ $14.30/female

Additional labor and arm service ≈ $10/female

Semen cost (high accuracy, calving ease Angus bull) ≈ $15.30/female

Total cost/female exposed ≈ $39.60

Total cost/A.I. calf (Assume 100 heifers bred, 65% A.I. conception rate, weaning percent of 90%) ≈ $67.12


 

     As you can see in this scenario, there is very little difference between the cost/calf of a natural service sired calf vs. and A.I. sired calf.  What happens when you consider your own input costs? We have not yet even considered the economics of things like the potential for genetic gain from using a proven sire, more calves born earlier in the calving season, and a more uniform calf crop.  

     One of the biggest advantages of A.I. is your opportunity to capture genetics from top, proven bulls.  When you are buying a yearling bull to turn out with your heifers, you hope that he is calving ease, and you use EPDs, the animals own performance data, and physical appraisal to make your best guess to if he will be.  But we’ve all heard horror stories about someone who bought a young bull that they thought was supposed to be calving ease and he did not turn out to be that way.  

     Another advantage of synchronization and fixed time A.I. is the ability to have more calves born earlier in the calving season. At the University of Missouri Thompson Farm, calf crop distribution was analyzed for the first 46 days over 10 calving seasons.  There were three years of natural service breeding that included 526 calvings, two years of fixed-time A.I. with 397 calvings, and five years of estrus detection and A.I. with 1,040 calvings.  At the respective day-16 of the calving season 38% of natural service cows had calved, 54% of the estrus detection and A.I. cows had calved, and 62% of the fixed time A.I. cows had calved.  By day 21 of the calving season those numbers were 51%, 59%, and 66% respectively.  When you consider that a calf will gain 2-3lbs/day and calf prices soaring, a calf born earlier in the calving season is worth a lot more than any additional costs that may be associated with A.I.  In addition to heavier calves, a shortened calving season with large numbers of calves sired by the same bull will result in a more uniform calf crop, which we all know is more attractive to calf buyers.

 

     If you have never considered A.I. before because you believe that it is to expensive, now would be the perfect time to rethink your position.  Run the numbers, you may be surprised that A.I. is right for you.  If you decide that you would like to try A.I. please contact your local Genex Representative.  They are equipped with the knowledge and genetics to make your experience successful!


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Author, Sarah Thorson, is our Beef Education Manager. Sarah grew up in Eastern Montana on her family's ranch. She is a graduate of Montana State University and has been a member of the Genex team since 2004. Sarah works closely with the Genex Beef Marketing Staff, providing training to the cooperative's nearly 200 Independent Contractors. She also provides Artificial Insemination training for Genex members and customers and reproductive consulting.



Friday, January 31, 2014

National Western Stock Show Update

Show and Sale Highlights

The Champion Pen of Three Percentage Simmental Heifers was from Grass-Lunning Simmentals, LeRoy, Minn. All were full sisters sired by 1SM00121 UPGRADE.

The Reserve Champion Pen of Three Charolais Bulls was from Suttles Charolais of Hanna City, Ill. All were all sired by 1CH00962 ALL STATE.

The Reserve Champion Pen of Three Purebred Simmental Heifers hail from Genex Territory Sales Manager, Matt Fischer’s Oval F Ranch, Saint Joseph, Mo. And were sired by UPGRADE, 1SM00126 TOP GRADE and 1SM00111 AMIGO.

1SM00140 AUGUSTUS sold in the Wild Wild West Sale to a group of breeders including natural possession to Gibbs Farms, Ranburne, Ala. for $29,750. His full sister, ASR Miss Jordan, was the high selling female in the sale at $10,500 and sold to T Heart Ranches, Center, Colo.

A 1AN01313 INSIGHT son, Wallace Platinum 348, was Spring Bull Calf Champion and a daughter, PVF Burgess 2150 was a class winner on the Hill in the Open Angus Show.

New Acquisitions from Denver
1SM00145 GSC ALL IN 72A - Reg. # 2812085
His maternal sisters, GCF Miss Roller Girl Z24 and W/C Miss Angel 2870Z, were Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Open Purebred Simmental on the Hill.
SVF/NJC MO TOWN M216            WAGR DREAM CATCHER 03R
JS SURE BET 4T                               MISS WERNING KP 8543U
JS BLACK MAGIC WOMAN 13P   MISS WERNING 534R 

1SM00144 RUBY NFF INCENTIVE 307A - Reg. # 2765084
A SimAngus™ calving ease sire with excellent phenotype. 1/2 Simmental, 1/2 Angus.
S S OBJECTIVE T510 0T26                         HTP SVF IN DEW TIME
S S INCENTIVE 9J17                                   RUBY NFF JOY 101Y
S S MISS FRAN P142 B76                           JF EBONYS JOY 732T

1HH00111 CRR 109 OLD SCHOOL 301 - Reg. # 43384569
Here is the Genex pick of all Hereford bull calves on display in Denver. He is out of a very productive and attractive daughter of Sooner. His genomic information and cow family production record assures he has a chance at being a lighter birth weight, calving ease prospect. Phenotypically he is nearly flawless with perfect hip and hind leg structure, good feet, conservatively short marked with as much body and thickness as you would want. 
TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T                            DM BR SOONER
CRR 719 CATAPULT 109                            CRR 435 KELLY 178
            CRR 4037 ECLIPSE 808                               CRR D03 KELLY 361

Monday, January 13, 2014