Spring 2017 Yearling Bulls

By far the best bull crop top to bottom ever raised at 2XL Cattle Company. These bulls are truly high performance, averaging an adjusted 731 lbs at 205 days wean on grass only/no creep feed during the drought last summer! These bulls are currently on test at Werner Feed Efficiency and have been gaining extremely well with final gain and feed efficiency data to be available at the beginning of March. They average across the group top 10% of the Angus breed for WW, YW, CW, $W, $F, and $B and come from some of the best cow families at 2XL. These bulls should definitely add extra pounds to your next calf crop!

Fall 2016 18 Month Bulls

A really nice set of calving ease 18 month bulls for sale. These low birth weight bulls were saved from some of our top maternal lines to create a group of similar bulls that would work perfect to run on heifers if you are planning to keep replacements. These bulls averaged an adjusted birth weight of 77 lbs and their dams average a weaning ratio of 107.

National Western Foundation Female Sale January 12, 2018

http://www.angusjournal.com/salebooks/nationalwesternfemale011218/

Lot 170

4 IVF Embryos – Grade 1
2XL Exploration 5230 (AAA#18226192) x Blackstone Pride 3003 (AAA#17485974)

A once in a lifetime mating for out of this world growth potential with WW I+89 and YW I+158!
The sire, 2XL Exploration 5230, became the #1 non-parent bull for yearling weight at the last EPD adjustment in summer 2017 and remains the #3 non-parent bull at YW +181 and #6 non-parent bull for WW at +102 today. As a calf we knew he was special with an adjusted weaning weight of 797lbs on grass only/no creep feed that was an average of 130 lbs greater than the next 3 contemporaries who went on to win the Midland Bull Test “World Champion Pen of 3” for highest ADG in 2016.  Unfortunately, we lost Exploration to an injury sustained while on test, thus semen supplies are incredibly limited.  No other bull in the breed, parent or non-parent, can match his combination of growth and value indexes with $W +100, $F +167 and $B +183. 
The donor dam, Blackstone Pride 3003, is a powerfully built proven donor that was purchased as the high selling open heifer at the Blackstone Cattle Company 2013 production sale.  This female stems from the $150,000 valued Stevenson Clova Pride 6253.  3003 has proven to excel at producing high-growth genetics as the donor dam of the current #1 YW non-parent KCF Bennett Fortress son (2XL Fortress 7126) and #2 YW parent VAR Generation 2100 son (the ORIgen sire 2XL Generation X 5226).  Her son, 2XL Generation X 5226, was part of the “World Champion Pen of 3” at the 2016 Midland Bull Test where he finished with a 131 ADG ratio, 119 IMF ratio, and a 111 efficiency ratio against some of the top bulls in the country.
JJ Scheckel Corp
Josh Scheckel 
Bellevue, IA 

Lot 171

4 Frozen Embryos – Grade 1
Baldridge Colonel (AAA#18493773) x Erica of Ellston M231 (AAA#17604015)

An incredible outcross mating with unlimited potential and exceptional temperament!
The sire, Baldridge Colonel C251, sold for a record setting $580,000 and stems from one of the top cows in the breed, Baldridge Isabel Y69.  Colonel is well-known for his extraordinary muscle and depth in a sound package combined with exceptional docility. 
The donor dam, Erica of Ellston M231, a daughter of the now-deceased Basin Excitement, was a 2014 selection as an open heifer from the Hoover Angus herd and stems from the great Erica of Ellston R155 cow which produced 12 NR@112 with a 363 day calving interval. M231 is an extremely deep bodied donor with a picture perfect udder and exceptional docility who has consistently produced some of the top calves in our herd every year, including: 2XL Exploration 5230, sire of Lot 170 embryos and current #6 WW/#3 YW non-parent bull in the breed; 2XL Ragnar 5908 (current 2XL herdsire with WW +86 YW +153); and 2XL TenX 5208, part of the “World Champion Pen of 3” at the 2016 Midland Bull Test with an 136 ADG ratio against some of the top bulls in the country.
Geidel Cattle Company
Brady Geidel
Orient, IA

We would like to thank all who bid and purchased our cattle at the Beef Expo.

SOLD AT THE IOWA BEEF EXPO:
IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS – FEBRUARY 16th, 2017

BULLS SOLD:

LOT 102: 2XL MAGELLAN 5932
VAR Discovery 2240 x Basin Excitement
Registration number: 18478442 (View pedigree and EPDs)
A moderate birth-weight, high performance VAR Discovery son out of a terrific Basin Excitement donor, Erica of Ellston M231. This bull was our top fall calf weaning at 770 pounds while on grass only with no creep feed. His donor dam was selected out of the Hoover Angus herd and stems from the same female line as Hoover Dam and includes the great Erica of Ellston R155 cow which produced 12 NR@112 with a 363 day calving interval. A full brother was the top weaning weight calf from spring 2015 as well, with a half brother out of AAR Ten X part of the World Champion Pen of 3 bulls at the 2016 Midland Bull Test (ADG ratio 136, 5th highest ADG from a field of over 700 bulls). M231 is an extremely deep bodied cow with a picture-perfect udder. 5932 is the perfect combination of growth, carcass and maternal traits.

Roy and Rick Reno
Humeston, IA

HEIFERS SOLD:

LOT 57: 2XL SOUTHSIDE 6216
KCF Bennett Southside x AAR Ten X 7008 SA
Registration number: 18605260 (View pedigree and EPDs)
A powerful bull with excellent growth, carcass and maternal traits out of our Blackstone Pride 3003 donor crossed with the growth and maternal powerhouse KCF Bennett Southside. His donor dam is a powerful Ten X by Upshot daughter that was the high selling open heifer at the Blackstone Cattle Company 2014 production sale. This female line stems from the $150,000 donor dam Stevenson Clova Pride 6253. Maternal brother to this bull is the new ORIgen sire 2XL Generation X 5226, who was part of the 2016 Midland Bull Test World Champion Pen of 3 with an impressive ADG ratio of
131, efficiency ratio of 111, and IMF ratio of 119. 6216 is the perfect combination of growth, carcass and maternal traits.

Gary White
Rosebud Ranch Partnership
Postville, IA

LOT 22: 2XL MAID OF BUMMERS 6235
Plattemere Weigh Up K360 x PVF ALL Payday 729
Registration number: 18605200 (View pedigree and EPDs)
A beautiful Plattemere Weigh Up daughter with an excellent weaning ratio of 106. Her dam, 0035, is long bodied, PVF ALL PAYDAY 729 cow with a beautiful udder and 3 WR of 103, 2 YR of 106, 2 IMF ratios of 114, and 2 REA ratios of 103. 6235 is a heifer that combines excellent phenotype with real-world performance.

Scott, Kim and Caleb Widner
Widner’s Long Creek Farm
Alpena, AR

LOT 27: 2XL LGL LILLY 6133
Jindra Double Vision x SS Fast Track M719
Registration number: 18605192 (View pedigree and EPDs)
A deep bodied heifer out of Jindra Double Vision and one of our most prolific donors, LaGrand Lassy 2227. This donor is a feminine yet think Rito Revenue daughter that is an easy keeper and very functionally correct. She consistently produces powerful bulls and heifers with excellent udders and maternal traits and stems from a Pathfinder dam with 4 weaning ratios of 118.

Scott, Kim and Caleb Widner
Widner’s Long Creek Farm
Alpena, AR