2XL Cattle Company Current Herd Sires

ORIgen sire 2XL Generation X 5226


The only photo of 2XL Exploration 5230, taken at 5 1/2 months of age and 700 lbs



2XL Ragnar 5908, full brother to 2XL Exploration 5230



2XL GENERATION X 5226
AAA#: 18226189 (View pedigree and EPDs)
VAR Generation 2100xBlackstone Pride 3003 (AAR Ten X 7008 S A)                     
PROVEN PERFORMANCE: 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 the top bulls in the country.                                                                                 

GENOMIC STANDOUT: : Not only has Generation X proven himself in real life, but his 50k profile puts him in rare company with his combination of growth, carcass, and maternal genetics. He has 6 traits in the top 10%, including top 1% WW and top 10% for YW, SC, CW, RE, and HP.                                                                                                                             

MULTI-TRAIT EPD LEADER: Generation X improves upon his sires’s legacy with an incredibly balanced set of EPDs, including 8 traits in the top 10% of the breed, encompassing growth, maternal traits, carcass traits, and indexes.                                 

PHENOTYPIC EXCELLENCEA moderate framed bull with solid feet and legs and a deep well-muscled body, Generation X comes from the powerful Blackstone Pride 3003 donor, a Ten X by Upshot daughter that was the high selling open heifer at the Blackstone Cattle Company 2014 production sale.                                                               

First calves on the ground at 2XL spring and fall 2017 have had excellent growth and phenotype along with his incredibly docile personality!  Photos coming soon!

SEMEN AVAILABLE THROUGH ORIgen



2XL Exploration 5230
AAA#: 18226192 (View pedigree and EPDs)
VAR Discovery 2240 x Erica of Ellston M231 (Basin Excitement)                           

With the EPD adjustment in summer 2017, 2XL Exploration 5230 became the #1 non-parent bull in the Angus breed for yearling weight.  Today he remains the #3 non-parent bull at YW +181 and #6 non-parent bull for WW at +102. As a calf we knew he was special with an adjusted weaning weight of 797lbs on grass only/no creep feed that was 130 lbs greater than an average of the next 3 contemporaries who went on to win the Midland Bull Test “World Champion Pen of 3” for highest ADG in 2016.  No other bull in the breed, parent or non-parent, can match his traits of economic importance with $value indexes over $W +95, $F +165 and $B +18.  His 50k profile also puts him in rare company with his combination of growth, carcass, and maternal genetics with 8 traits in the top 10%, including top 1% WW, YW, and CW; top 2% for CEM, RE, and Fat; and top 10% for SC and Doc. Unfortunately, we lost Exploration to an injury sustained while on test, thus semen supplies are incredibly limited.   His first calf was born this fall and we are anxiously waiting for several more calves to arrive in spring 2018.  Fortunately, we still have his full brother, 2XL Ragnar 5908, for use as a natural service sire in the herd today.



2XL Ragnar 5908
AAA#: 18478439 (View pedigree and EPDs)
VAR Discovery 2240 x Erica of Ellston M231 (Basin Excitement) 

“Beau” is a full brother to 2XL Exploration 5230 with stellar performance in his own right with the highest adjusted yearling weight of any bull raised in our herd!  His 50k profile puts him in rare company with his combination of growth, carcass, and maternal genetics with 6 traits in the top 10%, including top 1% WW, YW, and CW and top 10% for Doc, CEM, and Milk.

His dam, Erica of Ellston M231, was a 2014 selection as an open heifer from the Hoover Angus herd and stems from the cow family that produced Hoover Dam and includes 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 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. 

His first calves just arrived this fall 2017 and have had excellent look and growth!


2XL Weigh Up 6232
AAA#: 18605198 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Plattemere Weigh Up x EC Mandate 277 (SydGen Mandate 6079)

A long bodied, slick coated bull that was one of the highest adjusted weaning weight bulls ever raised at 2XL.  His 50k profile puts him in rare company with his combination of growth, carcass, and maternal genetics with 5 traits in the top 10%, including top 1% WW and top 10% for YW, HP, CW, and Marb.  His first calves will be arriving Spring 2018.



2XL Weigh Up 6237
AAA#: 18605264 (View pedigree and EPDs)
Plattemere Weigh Up x 2XL LGL Lilly 4133 (SS Fast Track M719)

Our calving ease bull out of an excellent mating which has produced very correct and well-muscled bulls.  His first calves will be arriving Spring 2018.



Selected AI Sires


We select AI sires for our herd that exemplify the balanced EPD profile that we strive for with an emphasis on excellence in growth, maternal and carcass traits. Each mating is carefully hand selected to result in an end product that is a well-balanced EPD profile.

A A R Ten X 7008 S A
Registration Number: 15719841
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V A R Discovery 2240
Registration Number: 17262835
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V A R Generation 2100
Registration Number: 17171587
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KCF Bennett Fortress
Registration Number: 17259012
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Baldridge Waylon W34
Registration Number: 16476949
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K C F Bennett Southside
Registration Number: 16430862
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Plattemere Weigh Up K360
Registration Number: 16692552
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Mill Brae Identified 4031
Registration Number: 17928462
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