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Be sure to stop by ORIgen to see what is currently in stud. We have some great sires being housed and collected at ORIgen with many different breeds being represented. Click on the link below to view the list of sires currently housed at ORIgen in Huntley, MT. Also we are excited to announce we have a tour website. When you stop in at Origen be sure to visit www.origenbulltour.com to view each bull along with their pedigrees and other information.
ORIgen is an easy 20 minute drive from the Billings, Montana airport. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop in and see the bulls 8-5 Monday-Friday, or to schedule a personalized tour by appointment after hours or on the weekends call the office at 406-348-2345.
Exceptional genetic strength and balance makes Fate the solid choice for a multitude of important production traits with calving ease, performance, feed efficiency, scrotal, docility, maternal, genomics and carcass merit backed by harvest data and top 1% $Beef index. This bull has covered hundreds of cows naturally and offers an outcross pedigree with a “no holes” profile that can make a lasting contribution to your herd for virtually every measurable trait. He’s well beyond the 85% accuracy threshold that most bulls on new sire sorts can’t deliver. He was the $113,00 top selling bull ever from the SydGen program and he is making his mark in cowboy country where only the strong ones make it to the top in the real-world beef business.
Epic is the elite spread bull in the breed delivering double digit CED, sub-zero BW and top 1% WW + YW growth, never seen before in the industry. He will leave an attractive, smooth front end, incredible length, depth and capacity covering any market demand. His data is eye-popping and his incredible phenotype will take your breath away. He combines calving ease with the EPIC performance as well as any bull you will find anywhere with top 1% values for $W + $F plus top 3% $B. Epic’s front end new genomic scores with CED 8, BW 14, WW 1 + YW 1 prove he is genetically built from the ground up and won’t disappoint you when additional data is added in the Angus breed. His progeny have already been in high demand with a new pedigree that fits virtually everywhere.
With 17 traits or indexes in the top 15% of the breed, Monumental builds on the Epic legacy with even greater end product strength. No other bull in the breed can match his spread credentials with CED 11, BW -1.3, WW 75, YW +136 and top 1% values for $W, $F and $B. He does all this with CW +70 (1%), Mb. + 1.18 (3%) and RE +0.75 (15%). Let him be your Angus “handy man” and fix those genetic holes that need attention right now. Monumental was the $80,000 top selling bull in the 2017 Express Ranches Spring Sale and a key member of the Grand Champion Denver Carload of Bulls. He’s new genomic scores are even a bigger winner with: CED 11, BW 3, WW 13, YW 10, CW 7 and Mb. 5. Move forward into a new era where you can breed your next genetic winner!
The bull that was the biggest winner at ORIgen after the one-step genetic recalibration goes to a sire with a very unconventional name – Algoma Golden Hooter 527B. This calving ease Sitz Wisdom 581T son has always drawn rave reviews at ORIgen for his tremendous phenotype, sweet front, tight sheath, explosive muscle mass and great feet. His genetic arithmetic always held him back until now. He jumped from a +42 WW EPD all the way to +56 where he can now be a big time “genetic player”. His Pathfinder 14-year old CA Future Direction X California Traveler dam was likely caught up in the genetic drift due to her age that contributed to the most improved bull honors to Golden Hooter. He held his sub-zero BW EPDs and now takes no back seat to any bull in the stud especially when type and kind are very important selection criteria.
When you sort the American Angus Assn. database following the one-step inauguration with Speedway’s specs, he’s the only bull that comes up. He’s always been a length of body outlier at ORIgen with an outcross pedigree and has a top 1% $W + $B combination. Speedway is now a proven, reliable low PAP sire for high elevation useage and with 15 herds submitting data records BWR 100, WWR 103, YWR 103. 42 progeny scanned posts IMF 107, RE 102, Rib Fat 95 and Rump Fat 100. Study his new photo…this bull fits on paper + phenotypically even better. This Utah test station graduate is one of the new rising stars at ORIgen with strength and balance covering all the bases. His dam and maternal sister are modest mature sized cows with capacity, femininity, balanced carcass and superior mobility/feet structure.
Enhance is the king of $Beef at ORIgen with over a +200 index indicating his terminal strength. He reaches “rock star” status when you combine his total package: CED +11, -0.7 to 130 BW to YW spread, +1.66 scrotal and great carcass resume with CW +73, Mb. +1.22 and RE +0.72. No other bull in the breed offers those total package specs. He offers superior, fresh, “alternative” genetics to virtually any mainstream Angus pedigrees. Enhance stacks two generations of double digit CED, sub-zero BW EPDs with over +1.00 marbling strength. He was the $30,000 co-top selling bull in the 2015 SydGen Production Sale in Missouri and his new genomic top 1% scores for both docility and Carcass Weight are comforting to real world cowboys from birth to the kill sheet all the way to the platter.
This is the elite ORIgen data and genomic superstar that offers excellence all across the board for a multitude of traits. Lombardi has 12 EPDs / indexes in the top 5% of the breed and he’s backed by tremendous cow power. Expect this young sire to add frame size and explosive growth to his progeny. His new genomic profile is stellar with CED 7, BW 7, WW 1, YW 1, Sc 5, Doc 8, CW 11, Mb. 9. This cutting edge data along with CED +9, BW +0.6, WW +85 and YW +153 can fix those females that need a genetic corrector after the launching of the one-step new information. Lombardi’s carcass profile includes top 2% CW and over +1.00 Mb. EPD (top 5%). His top 1% values for $W, $F and $B add to his extreme genetic value.
Another genomic standout at ORIgen that has cowboy data that’s unveiled in the Angus breed. No other bull can match his numbers that “rock the house” for calving ease, solid growth, scrotal, top 1% docility, marbling, muscle and dollar indexes. Steadfast can hold his own even without any data or information producing highly reliable progeny at farms and ranches all across the country. His robust ribcage, structure, capacity, guts and correct hip and hind leg will be an “easy sell” to customers that want to see the bull first. This is what makes the Angus breed so unique and exciting because Steadfast brings the things that built foundation all together with calving ease, marbling and maternal. Post one-step new genomic scores include: CED 2, BW 5, WW 19, YW 7, Sc2, Doc 1, Mb. 1, RE 13, Tend. 10. This is science and it works!
Below you will find sorts of the AAA database of active sires and non parent bulls for several measures are attached for your information.
Remember, current HD50K data for all tested sires is the last tab of this spreadsheet
Bulls that rank in the top 10% for a trait are highlighted in green color and those in the top 1% are highlighted in gold color. The most current results for the Developmental Duplication are included in this spreadsheet. Semen from the ORIgen trait leaders can be ordered online. Make your order today!
INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY SORTS….
A weekly summary of the ORIgen sires progeny average ratios that are used in the calculation of the weekly EPD updates.
The ORIgen office will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8 a.m.!
Consolidated Beef Producers daily email report on the cattle market offers this to “The torrid slaughter pace of the last 6 months has resulted in a shortage of Choice cattle today, right when the marketplace needs them. Packers now face difficult decisions and some critical unknowns.”
An interesting assessment after a spring bull sale season where many seedstock producers have ignored Marbling EPD data because the percentage of carcasses qualifying for the USDA Choice and USDA Prime quality grades has been at record highs for the past several years.
At the annual NCBA convention in February 2017, I asked a Cattle Fax analyst about why they, and many others, seem to ignore the $15 to 20 per hundredweight Prime-Choice spread that has remained very constant during a significant increase in the availability of USDA Prime carcasses and instead want to discuss the extreme variability of the Choice-Select spread. His answer was that that the Prime-Choice spread had not yet shown the effects of over-supply, implying that he was certain it would eventually…
What few seem to understand or want to accept is that with a coming roll-out of upper two-thirds USDA Choice Angus product by Walmart, the largest retailer of beef in the world, the demand for cattle that are anything less than that qualification level that has been taken directly from the specifications for our Certified Angus Beef program will begin a downward trend as the cow herd continues to rebuild and beef supply increases that allows packers to discount carcasses they do not want or need. Growing affluence around the developed world will continue to increase the demand for USDA Prime products now primarily exported to the Pacific Rim and sold in fine-dining restaurants and upscale meat specialty shops.
Selling Angus bulls with below breed average Marbling EPD values to commercial cattlemen that will get no hybrid vigor improvement in the carcass traits from crossbreeding is a recipe to continue the widening of the Prime-Choice spread as demand grows faster than supply in the international beef industry.
No bull in Angus history has ever offered more potential progress in one generation than Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress who records the first ever high accuracy Marbling EPD to reach +2.00. Using the science behind the calculation of Marbling EPD, Rito 3S10, when randomly used on commercial cows, has the genetics to improve the resulting progeny carcasses from those females two-thirds of a quality grade compared with calves out a +0.0 Marbling EPD bull. That genetic power should be able to move future calves that would have graded USDA Select to USDA mid Choice and allow them to meet the marbling specification to qualify for the Certified Angus Beef brand or move calves that would have been graded USDA mid Choice to USDA Prime and qualify for the Prime premium that has for several years been from $150 to $200 per thousand pound carcass. Used in a commercial heifer breeding project, semen from Rito 3S10 can generate HUGE financial returns that more than cover the costs of synchronization and insemination and the replacement heifers retained by Rito 3S10 can change a commercial or seedstock Angus herd and keep it relevant for many years to come.
When a bull comes along with such EPIC porportions, you know he’s going to be MONUMENTAL to the industry.
EXAR MONUMENTAL 6056B puts it all together—calving-ease, strong growth, high marbling, big Ribeye and outstanding phenotype. He was very popular in Denver.
MONUMENTAL not only excels in the measurable traits, he also has excellent feet and legs and tremendous balance and eye appeal with a good disposition.
This herd-sire prospect checks all the boxes necessary to be a MONUMENTAL force in the Angus seedstock industry.
For more information on this NEW sire, click HERE!
With the weekly update released by AAA on Friday, February 24, 2017, Rito 3S10 of 9Q15 Progress has ascended to the lofty position of the Number 1 active Angus sire for Marbling score EPD in the breed that sets the standards for carcass excellence and quality grade.
There are currently 30 progeny of 3S10 that have been scanned in seven different herds (none of which are the bull’s owner Three Trees Ranch) with an almost unbelievable average %IMF ratio of 120 and an average URE ratio of 105.
At Three Trees Ranch, 70 progeny of 3S10 have been i50K tested and 22 of them rank top 1% in the genomic tested population for the marbling score molecular breeding value percentile, with 60 ranking top 5% and the worst of the whole group ranked at 14% with a PHENOMENAL OVERALL AVERAGE of top 3%.
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, seven sons of 3S10 sold in the outstanding 44 Farms sale, where marbling matters. The seven 3S10 sons sold for an average of $8,286 with a top price of $11,000 and they had an average Marbling score EPD of 1.52 on sale day with a range of 1.23 to 1.80.
To purchase a fall yearling son of 3S10 to move your herd’s genetic profile closer to the highly valued USDA Prime levels, contact Dick at Three Trees at (770) 846-0046 or purchase semen to breed virgin heifers of any breed from www.ORIgenbeef.org.
If you have called ORIgen in the recent weeks you may have noticed a new voice. We welcomed Chelsee Camblin to our team the beginning of December. Chelsee is a fourth generation cattle rancher from Maybell, Colorado, where her family has a commercial cow calf operation. She was actively involved in 4-H and FFA growing up. After high school Chelsee attended Casper College and studied Graphic Design. When she is not working you will find her taking livestock photos and attending cattle shows. Chelsee currently resides in Park City, Montana.
At ORIgen you find Chelsee helping in many different areas such as answering phone, transferring certificates, taking orders and helping out where ever she is needed. We are excited to have her join the ORIgen Team!