All EPDs are genomic enhanced (AngusGS) to increase accuracy and verify parentage. By way of example, the accuracy of non-parent bulls with GE EPDS for Calving Ease Direct is the same as if the animal had 26 recorded, registered progeny. To find out more about AngusGS: https://www.angus.org/AGI/GenomicEnhancedEPDs.pdf
These bulls are all AI-sired. They were born in May of 2019 on range. They were ‘fence line’ weaned without feed concentrates. After weaning, they ran in pastures all winter with supplemental hay as needed and some cake. They ran as a group all summer on range without supplement other than salt and mineral.
All bulls are AAA registered. They are given a breeding soundness exam and are current on all veterinary-recomended vaccinations. Brand and registration papers are included in the sale price.
Free delivery is available up to 120 miles from the ranch. Volume discounts and repeat customer discounts.
Range-Raised, Coming Two-Year Old, Registered, Virgin Angus bulls
|JCC 901 Venture 739||9||1.5||57||100||10||22||-9||64||52||Sold|
|JCC 902 Engage 119||10||0.9||57||105||29||9||14||+1||66||48|
|JCC 904 Crossbow 788||13||-0.4||50||93||27||13||24||7||86||57|
|JCC 905 Crossbow 722||5||1.7||85||141||13||7||25||-45||32||86|
|JCC 907 HD 628||11||-0.6||46||85||21||9||22||4||79||49|
|JCC 910 Bruiser 783||4||1.2||68||122||13||9||27||-18||78||74|
|JCC 912 Combination 645||5||.8||59||105||6||20||-9||53||52|
|JCC 913 Crossbow 730||13||-1.2||56||101||15||23||-15||66||55||Sold|
|JCC 914 HD 008||13||-1.7||64||128||23||14||22||-32||46||61|
|JCC 916 Combination 527||5||-.1||52||91||7||20||0||70||48||Sold|
|JCC 917 Crossbow 729||7||2.3||66||123||24||12||25||-49||38||57|
|JCC 918 Badger 4081||7||-.5||55||91||21||9||12||9||70||49|
|JCC 919 Bruiser 009||7||0.9||51||90||16||11||24||-11||57||50||Sold|
|JCC 921 Combination 410||8||-0.9||50||89||20||9||24||-3||61||53||Sold|
|JCC 924 Badger 2108||8||-1.1||46||90||8||5||26||-3||53||53||Sold|
|JCC 925 Combination A52||7||-0.9||39||67||11||7||32||8||65||57|
|JCC 926 Badger X42||7||.5||55||100||4||24||-2||58||53||Sold|
|JCC 922 Chisum 512||7||0.0||60||100||27||10||22||7||83||68||Sold|
|JCC 909 Chisum 433||5||2.0||54||95||11||23||3||78||49|
|JCC 920 Chisum 324||16||-1.0||49||76||14||14||25||11||74||63|
|915 Chisum 121||8||.1||60||110||17||13||17||-1||67||57||Sold|
|JCC 911 Comando 523||7||.7||65||106||13||6||21||-3||72||70||Sold|
|JCC 927 Chisum 515||11||-.1||54||96||25||14||13||5||57||46|
|JCC 906 Venture 549||2||3.4||73||119||20||6||29||-20||65||78||Sold|
|JCC 908 Venture 007||1||2.8||58||107||20||0||23||-26||39||50||Sold|
|JCC 923 Engage 631||7||1.4||57||103||21||10||26||-4||74||63|
Tables are sortable by clicking on the column header.
“Clicking” the bull’s name will take you to the American Angus Association site and fill in the search field. On AAA page, click ‘search’ to see the pedigree and the current EPDs.
We adhere to the American Angus Association guide for terms of sale.
What We Don’t Do
We don’t trim feet. It doesn’t matter how ‘good’ they are. Cattle with bad feet should be eliminated from seedstock herds.
We also don’t ‘fit’ the bulls. Hair coat in their ‘working clothes’ is important. They should slick off early on their own.
We don’t keep cows that are open at preg check. Heifers have a 45-day breeding season. Cows have a 60 day breeding season.
EPD and $Value index definitions provided by the American Angus Association
Calving Ease Direct (CED), is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births, with a higher value indicating greater calving ease in first-calf heifers. It predicts the average difference in ease with which a sire’s calves will be born when he is bred to first-calf heifers.
Birth Weight EPD (BW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit birth weight to his progeny compared to that of other sires.
Weaning Weight EPD (WW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit weaning growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires.
Yearling Weight EPD (YW), expressed in pounds, is a predictor of a sire’s ability to transmit yearling growth to his progeny compared to that of other sires.
Docility (Doc), is expressed as a difference in yearling cattle temperament, with a higher value indicating more favorable docility. It predicts the average difference of progeny from a sire in comparison with another sire’s calves. In herds where temperament problems are not an issue, this expected difference would not be realized.
Calving Ease Maternal (CEM), is expressed as a difference in percentage of unassisted births with a higher value indicating greater calving ease in first-calf daughters. It predicts the average ease with which a sire’s daughters will calve as first-calf heifers when compared to daughters of other sires.
Maternal Milk EPD (Milk), is a predictor of a sire’s genetic merit for milk and mothering ability as expressed in his daughters compared to daughters of other sires. In other words, it is that part of a calf’s weaning weight attributed to milk and mothering ability.
Cow Energy Value ($EN), expressed in dollar savings per cow per year, assesses differences in cow energy requirements as an expected dollar savings difference in daughters of sires. A larger value is more favorable when comparing two animals (more dollars saved on feed energy expenses). Components for computing the cow $EN savings difference include lactation energy requirements and energy costs associated with differences in mature cow size.
Maternal weaned calf value ($M) is the most maternally-focused selection index currently available to Angus members and commercial users of Angus genetics. $M, expressed in dollars per head, aims to predict profitability differences in progeny due to genetics from conception to weaning. $M is built off of a self-replacing herd model where commercial cattlemen replace 25% of their breeding females in the first generation and 20% in subsequent generations. Remaining cull females and all male progeny are sold as feeder calves.
$M places greater emphasis on the cost side of commercial cow-calf production than any tool available in the past. Increased selection pressure on $M aims to decrease overall mature cow size while maintaining weaning weights consistent with today’s production. Under $M selection, less emphasis is placed on maternal milk, while heifer pregnancy and docility have an increased emphasis, and foot traits start to improve. The index finds cattle that are most profitable when producers receive no economic benefit for traits affecting post-weaning performance.
For example if Bull A has a $M of +75 and Bull B has a $M of +55 and both are mated to a comparable set of females, one would expect, on average, for Bull A’s progeny to be $20 more profitable per head for the cow/calf producer.
EPDs directly influencing the index include: calving ease direct and maternal, weaning weight, maternal milk, heifer pregnancy, docility, mature weight as well as foot angle and claw set.
Weaned calf value ($W) provides the expected dollar-per-head difference in future progeny preweaning performance from birth to weaning. $W assumes that producers retain 20% of their female progeny for replacements and sell the rest of their cull female and male progeny as feeder calves. Overtime, increased selection pressure on $W will increase weaning and yearling weight traits. As with any $Value, $W only has meaning when used in comparing the relative merit or ranking of two individuals.
EPDs directly influencing $W include: birth weight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow size (MW).
Combined Value ($C), expressed in dollars per head, includes all 15 traits involved in $M and $B. The breeding objective, which drives the $C model, is built around a 500 head commercial cowherd that replaces 20% of their breeding females per year with replacement heifers retained within their own herd. In addition, this same herd then retains ownership on these cull heifers and their steer mates through the feedlot and market those cattle on a quality-based carcass merit grid. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) directly influencing a combined index: calving ease direct (CED) and maternal (CEM), weaning weight (WW), yearling weight (YW), maternal milk (Milk), heifer pregnancy (HP), docility (DOC), mature cow weight (MW), foot angle (Angle), claw set (Claw), dry matter intake (DMI), marbling (Marb), carcass weight (CW), ribeye area (RE) and fat thickness (Fat).
$C is a linear combination of $M and $B. The simple formula to calculate $C on any animal is $C = $M + (1.297*$B). In the example below, Bull A and Bull B are compared head-to-head. As a result, Bull A and Bull B should produce progeny with similar profitability if heifers are being retained as replacements and remaining calves are fed and marketed on a carcass merit grid.
|$M||$B||$M + (1.297*$B)||$C|
|Bull A||+70||+127||70 + (1.297*127)||+235|
|Bull B||+51||+140||51 + (1.297*140)||+233|
The idea of combining maternal and terminal traits into one economic selection index allows a producer to make genetic progress in several different traits at once while accounting for the relationships among these traits which may pull costs and revenues in different directions. For example, continuing to increase WW, YW and CWT results in more saleable product, increasing revenue; however, it also drives up input costs across other segments of the operation. Mature cow size, for instance, is positively correlated to these three growth traits. As increased selection pressure on weaning, yearling and carcass weight continues, mature cow size will increase resulting in higher maintenance energy requirements increasing costs. $C recognizes these types of relationships and targets optimal level of genetic change in each of these traits that results in maximum profitability.