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Top-selling female of the 2013 sale at Shady Brook Angus Farm on April 13, 2013 was a daughter of the ORIgen outcross sire Soo Line Motive 9016 that sold half interest for $17,500 for a total valuation of $35,000.
A son of the ORIgen featured sire EXAR Upshot 0562B was the $33,000 top-selling bull of the Express Ranches Grasstime sale on Friday, April 26, 2013 to continue the tradition of top-sellers established when another son of Upshot set a new Express record at $340,000 for a one third semen interest on March 1, 2013 after leading the 2013 National Western Grand Champion Carload of Bulls that included seven sons of Upshot who was the lead bull of the 2011 National Western Grand Champion Carload of Bulls.
Second high-selling bull of the 2013 Express Ranches Grasstime sale at $11,000 was a son of the popular ORIgen sire Summitcrest Complete 1P55.
An October daughter of the ORIgen sire Dameron First Impression was the $48,000 top-selling show heifer prospect of the same event with another daughter of First Impression selling for $55,000 as the second high-selling show prospect in the 2013 Express Ranches Honor Roll sale on March 24, 2013.
Based upon the NCE data as of April 26, 2013, there are 19 daughters of the ORIgen sire with the Number 1 $B index among all active Angus sires that rank among the top 100 non parent Angus females on the basis of $B index and they include the females with the Number 1 and Number 2 values. In that same evaluation, a son of Rito 9Q13 records the Number 1 $B index among 164,197 non parent Angus bulls with two more 9Q13 sons ranking among the top 10 in that sort.
Three of those elite 9Q13 daughters were the top-selling fall heifer calves of the 2013 Friendship Farms sale in Georgia where the female with the Number 8 $B index among 138,767 non parent females topped the sale at $44,000 with two full sisters that also rank among the top 100 non parent females selling for $16,000 each while a flush sister to Rito 9Q13 sold half interest for $22,000 as a featured and top-selling donor that produced a $10,000 heifer pregnancy in that same sale.
The 2013 Midland Bull Test Station Sale results are in with 373 Angus bulls selling for an average of $3,770.
The high selling bull brought $25,000 and was sired by the ORIgen featured sire H A R B Icon 019 selected by R. Math Farm, Whitewater, MT. Icon is also a Midland Bull Test graduate selling for $18,000 in the 2010 sale.
The Midland Bull Test Station is known as the “Granddaddy of Performance Testing” with emphasis on balanced performance from sensible birth weights, to early maturity, to functional maternal traits, to economical weights, to compatible carcass merits to phenotype that enhances the economical traits.
Take a second look at Icon 019 in the 2013 ORIgen A.I. Directory on page 84 and breed your own test station sale topper!
The maternal brothers to McKellar Combine were very well received today at McKellar Angus’s annual production sale. The high selling bull at $43,000 is out of the Dam of McKellar Combine, Blinda of Conanga 004. Two other maternal brothers of Combine also sold for $10,500 and $11,000. Congratulations to the McKellar family on a great production sale.
Show heifer prospects sired by ORIgen sires sold extremely well at the Express Ranches Honor Roll Sale. The second high selling female at $55,000 was sired by Dameron First Impression and he also sired the fifth high selling female at $25,000. In total Dameron First Impression sired 8 daughters that sold for over $10,000. The daughters of EXAR Wanted 9732B were also very well received with three show heifer prospects selling for over $10,000. Congratulations to Express Ranches on a very successful sale.
ORIgen and ABS Global hosted a successful A.I. School this March.
Merlyn Sandbulte of ABS global taught the practice of artificial insemination with the assistance of Alan Tintzman, ABS Global Rep., and Lacey Sutherlin of ORIgen. Nine students worked on 40 cows over a three day period learning about semen handling, storage, and the reproductive cycle.
Look for A.I. School next March!!!