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Marywood Classic Bull & Female Sale
December 8th, 2012 at 12 pm
For more Information
At the website www.marywood.ca you will find videos of the animals and full BIO Bull Evaluation reports as well as, information about the Marywood breeding program.
Consigner Mary Ellen Wooddisse Consigner P: 519 341 - 5160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Wooddisse Consigner P: 519 638 - 3245 E: email@example.com
Bob McFarlane Consigner P: 519 323 - 1780 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave & Gayle Milliner Consigner P: 519 923 - 9188 E: email@example.com Jack McCoubrey Consigner P: 519 671 - 2776 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Don & Cathy Farrell Consigner P: 519 396 - 3346 E: email@example.com
Ivan & Grace Oesch Consigner P: 519 656 - 2199 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Adrian Rehorst Consigner P: 519 392-8156 E: email@example.com Bilal Smaily Consigner P: 519-622-2801 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Jacques Lalonde Consigner P: 613 623-1001 E: email@example.com
Sale Representatives David Carson Auctioneer P: 519 291 - 2049
Jack McCoubrey Block P: 519 671 - 2776
Carl Wright Ringman P: 519 369 - 3658 C: 519 369-7489
Ben Wright Ringman P: 519 374 - 3335
Offering 74 Head
8 HEIFER CALFS
12 BRED HEIFERS
8 COW CALF PAIR
Welcome by Josh Wooddisse
Marywood Simmentals is the legacy of more than two decades of intensive genetic development through a
breeding program designed to produce breeding bulls and replacement females. This tradition is carried for-
ward through the Marywood Co-operators. We strive to produce calves that mature early, are exceptionally
fertile, reach 700-lb at weaning, 1,400-lb at breeding and breed back within 60 days. This program allows us to
offer you bulls that are at the top of their class for adding more lean meat yield, calving ease and maternal
traits to your herd. We try to improve our numbers every year so that you can improve yours. We pride our-
selves on our bulls because of the positive influence they can have on your calf crop and your breeding pro-
If you have any question about selecting a bull, or questions about the numbers we use please contact me and
Id be happy to work with you to make sense of it all.
Thank you for all your support.
Josh Wooddisse firstname.lastname@example.org www.marywood.ca 519 362-5373
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Information we use to make good breeding decisions.
Marywood Co-operators are dedicated to producing the highest quality animals using every resource available to make
the best breeding decisions. We evaluate the genetic potential and future production capabilities of our animals using
production measures, genetic evaluations and good common sense. A genetic evaluation tool that works for all breeds of
cattle is the BIO Across Breed Calculations (ABCs). These ABC values are expressed as a percentile; this makes 100
the top of the class and 0 the bottom. ABCs are calculated using data collected from all breeds of cattle which makes
this a tool for comparing traits, such as calving ease (CE), within a breed, between breeds and in crossbred cattle as well.
For example a breed like Angus will have a higher ABC number for birth weight (BW) than a Simmental because on
average the physical weight of an Angus calf will be lighter. The best way to use these numbers on your herd is to
purchase animals with numbers that would complement your breeding goals. If you dont know the numbers for your
herd, the table below shows the average BIO ABC rankings for all breeds as well as Angus, Charolais, and Simmentals
for reference. This table is here to show the norms between breeds and highlight how our bulls measure up compared to
the Simmental breed in general.
Understanding genetic evaluation (GE) terms.
Genetic Evaluation (GE) An animals observed performance for a trait is known as a phenotype. The phenotype (or performance) is influenced by the environment the animal is subjected to or raised in, as well as
the genetic contribution of the animals parents (dam and sire).
Phenotype = Genotype + Environment
Across Breed Comparison Percentile (ABC%) BIO calculates percentile rankings for all traits. With
percentile rankings, 100 is the best possible rank. For an animal that ranks 95 for a trait, they are in the top 5%
for that trait across all breeds. With ABCs one breed can be compared to another, a purebred can be compared
to percentage cattle and percentage cattle can be compared, regardless of their breed composition.
A graph showing the distribution, of the animals in the genetic evaluation system
Calving Ease (CE) Calving ease ABC is a prediction of the ease with which a bulls calves are born. This number represents the difference from the average percentage of unassisted births calculated across all beef
breeds. Average Simmental CE -1.6 with an ABC% ranking of 23, as of 2012.
Example: Bull A has a CE of +5% and Bull B has a CE of -0.5%. From this information we predict that 5% more of
the calves born from Bull A will be born unassisted than the average from all beef breeds. Bull B would have 0.5%
less unassisted births than average. Comparing the two bulls we predict that Bull A will have 5.5% more unassisted
births than Bull B.
ABC Percentile Ranking Calculated for All Breeds, Angus, Charolais and Simmental
BIO ABC's CE BW WG YG Milk Marb REA Fat BIO$
All Breeds (together) 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Angus 83 82 50 65 67 84 20 84 62
Charolais 35 17 70 73 32 39 67 34 49
Simmental 36 21 78 70 83 30 73 30 52
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Birth Weight (BW) Birth weight ABC is a prediction of the effect a bull will have on the birth weight of its
calves. This number represents the difference in the effect on birth weight in lbs from the average birth weight
that would be expected across all beef breeds. Average Simmental BW 1.8 with an ABC% ranking of 21, as of 2012.
Weaning Gain (WG) Weaning Gain ABC is a prediction of the ability of an animals calves to grow from birth to weaning. This number represents the difference in gain from birth to weaning from the average
expected gain across all beef breeds. WG numbers are expressed in lbs of gain. Average Simmental WG 44.4 with an ABC% ranking of 79, as of 2012.
Example: Bull A has a WG ABC of -1.0 and Bull B has a WG EPD of +3.5. We predict that Bull A will have calves that gain 1
lbs less from birth to weaning than we expect across all beef breeds. Bull B will have calves that gain 3.5 bs more than we expect
on average. Compared to each other, Bull B will produce calves that gain 4.5 lbs more than those of Bull A.
Milk Milk ABC indicates the ability of an animals daughters to provide their calves with milk and mothering ability as measured by heavier calves than expected on average across breeds. This number is expressed in lbs. Average Simmental Milk 27.1 with a ABC% ranking of 83, as of 2012.
Yearling Gain (YG) Yearling gain ABC expected progeny differences (EPDs) are a prediction of an animals calves ability to grow from birth to yearling. This number represents the difference in gain in lbs of calves off
of this animal as compared to the average gain that would be expected from calves across all breeds.
Average Simmental YG 75.3 with an ABC% ranking of 70, as of 2012.
Fat Thickness (FAT) Fat Thickness ABC is a prediction of the difference in an adjusted 365-day 12th rib fat
thickness for calves produced by this animal. This number represents the difference in predicted fat cover
thickness in mm for calves off this animal than what is expected on average across breeds. Average Simmental FAT -1.6 with an ABC% ranking of 23, as of 2012.
Ribeye Area (REA) Ribeye area ABC is a prediction of the adjusted 365-day rib eye area measured at the 12th
rib for calves off this animal. This number represents the difference in ribeye area measured in square inches
for progeny from this animal as compared to the average across all breeds. Average Simmental REA 0.33 with an ABC% ranking of 73, as of 2012.
Intramuscular Fat (%IMF) %IMF ABC is a prediction of the percentage of the ribeye area that is taken up
by intramuscular fat for calves off this animal. This number represents the percentage of REA that is made up
of intramuscular fat (or marbling) in calves from this animal as compared to the %IMF expected on average
across all breeds. This measurement reflects marbling which is one consideration used in grading carcasses. Average Simmental %IMF -0.09 with an ABC% ranking of 31, as of 2012.
The BIO$ Economic Index is an easier way to sort out prospective sires since the BIO$ Economic Index
considers all ABCs of the