“A Once in a Lifetime Sire”
We’ve worked a lifetime to produce a bull like Judgement. Evaluated by many astute cowmen as one of the most complete, fault-free bulls the breed has ever produced, Judgement was selected by a diverse and visionary set of breeders as the $180,000 record-selling bull of the 2022 Montana Maternal Revival Sale. A revolutionary sire for type, maternal excellence, feed efficiency, fertility and cow longevity – the real-world profit drivers for ranchers, Judgement excels for growth relative to mature size, and gain relative to consumption.
Dominant in his muscle shape, with a huge top and expressive quarter, combined with a chiseled stifle, Judgement exhibited early sexual maturity with a beautiful crest, robust scrotal and a slick, shiny haircoat. A three-dimensional stud whose massive volume, base width and length sets a new standard, Judgement is ideal in his hoof design and travels with a long, effortless stride.
Prepotent and productive cows in every direction. Judgement’s maternal pedigree is stacked with functionally-efficient females combining proven longevity and productivity, beginning with his Pathfinder Dam, Joanie 3063, who blends unmatched three-dimensional power with productivity, posting 6 WR 104 and 6 YR 107. Judgement stems from a prepotent maternal line where four of the first five cows of his pedigree earned Pathfinder status, producing breed-impacting sires including Plowman 1627 of Millbrae and more recently, Mill Brae Benchmark, a ¾ brother to Judgement.
Judgement’s sire, Atlantis, blends two of the most prepotent cows the Angus breed has ever seen in Elbanna 1209, whose other sons include Confidence Plus, Casino Constable, Connealy Shamrock, True North, Connealy Upscale, Baldridge Gus and Connealy Equity; and Blackcap May 4136, the #1 income producing Angus cow in history with sons such as Resource, Renown, Rainfall, President, Raindance, Sensation and Seedstock.
In an era with record inputs, Judgement carries genetic predictions which are right on target for the key profit drivers of the commercial cow-calf industry. Study his EPD profile and you’ll see balanced, multi-trait excellence, highlighted by breed-changing feed efficiency predictions, early hair shedding, fertility, along with ideal mature size and milk production, coupled with competitive endpoint projections and less time on feed to the rail.
It’s no secret. The majority of today’s Angus cattle do not work for cow-calf ranchers who operate in range conditions. In their world, cattle need to survive on minimal inputs. Terminally-oriented cattle in these environments typically struggle to meet their basic maintenance requirements, let alone achieve excessive levels of growth.
Upon seeing Judgement, astute breeders make the same judgement…to order semen. He sparks the imagination, creating a new vision of what’s possible in improving the cowherd, and in improving the bottom-line for real-world commercial cattlemen.
Cash or good check. All purchases are to be paid in full within 10 business days of the purchase.
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Bidding opens on 3/27/23 with a live auction close at 6 pm MT on 3/30/23.
Price is bid x number of embryos or straws of semen.
Number of embryos per lot and pregnancy is listed with each lot.
Invoices will be emailed to buyers immediately following the sale. Payment is to be made to Montana Ranch LLC.
All embryos will be released to the buyer at Trans Ova – Iowa once payment has been received. Buyer shall provide Trans Ova with shipping instructions and is responsible for shipping costs. Shipper tanks experience high demand in the spring. Please avoid any shipping delays by reserving a spot in the cue.
Semen lots will be released to the buyer either at Trans Ova – Iowa or World West Sire Services – Joliet, MT once payment has been received. Please indicate which location is preferred when payment is made. Shipping costs and instructions are the responsibility of the buyer.
Embryo pregnancy guarantees will be honored with embryos from same mating if available, with embryos of equal or greater value or credit in any future Montana Ranch sales.
Announcements made during the sale take precedent over printed material.