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Sale Information SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, MARCH 23 All day Cattle available for viewing at the sale facility SATURDAY, MARCH 24 All day Cattle available for viewing at the sale facility 11:30 am Complimentary lunch served at the sale facility 1:00 pm LONE STAR ANGUS PRODUCTION SALE SALE ORDER Cattle will sell in sale book order. SEMEN INTEREST Lone Star Angus is retaining one-half, revenue sharing, semen interest in all bulls selling, unless otherwise noted. FREE DELIVERY Free delivery with a $10,000 purchase of registered cattle within 200 miles. BREEDING SOUNDNESS GUARANTEE Lone Star guarantees the fertility of our bulls for one year from the date of purchase. If a healthy bull fails two fertility exams, a credit for the purchase price minus salvage value will be available at our next sale. COMMERCIAL CATTLE Each lot of commercial cattle will have a representative group of five head at the sale facility. The balance of the consignment will be picked up at the ranches. We will help the buyers arrange for trucking. ABOUT THE BULLS All bulls were born in the fall of 2016 and are ready for heavy service. Bulls can be picked up at the sale or from the ranch by May 15. STAR RATINGS Lone Star Angus has provided a star rating system in this year’s book for assistance with your bull buying decisions. CALVING EASE: Our star system for calving ease is designed to make purchasing bulls for first calf heifers and mature cows easier. I evaluated the EPDS: CED and BW, the pedigrees, actual birth weights and the physical appearance of the bulls to arrive at a rating. Calves from 5 Star bulls should be very small and given normal delivery, there is not much chance of problems. 4 Star calving ease bulls are what we are trying to raise. These bulls will work great on first calf heifers and mature cows. We have avoided for generations rough boned AI sire and used sires that have nice little Angus heads. The shape of the calf is almost as important as the weight. 3 Star calving ease bulls could be used on large or crossbred first calf heifers but should be monitored closely. 2 Star calving ease bulls will work great on mature cows. I have never had a customer with a calving problem on mature cows. There is some correlation between higher birth weights and higher weaning weights. 1 Star Bulls. We do not raise bulls that cause calving difficulty in grown cows. AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION GENOMIC ENHANCED EPDS Courtesy of the American Angus Association Genomic results are a way to enhance predictability of current selection tools, to achieve more accuracy on EPDs for younger animals, and to characterize genetics for traits where it’s difficult to measure the animal’s own performance for the trait, such as carcass traits in breeding stock or maternal traits in bulls. With the investment in genomic technology, this means that in addition to the pedigree, performance and progeny information that are used in the calculation and reporting of Angus EPDs, genomic test results have also been incorporated into the EPD. Genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) are important because they make use of the results from the genomic, or DNA, test in addition to all other sources of information to provide added accuracy and reliability to the animal’s EPD. In fact, depending on the trait, GE-EPDs on unproven animals have the same amount of accuracy as if they had already sired 8-20 calves. In the American Angus Association genetic evaluations, the genomic results are incorporated into the EPDs as a correlated trait. Through AGI research and development, a genetic relationship is calculated between the values obtained from the genomic test results and the phenotypic data at the Association. Typically there are two measures used to report the relationship of a genomic test and phenotype, the genetic correlation and percent of additive genetic variance accounted for by the test. These two measures are related, and if one is known, the other can be calculated. The genetic correlation is the square root of the percent additive genetic variance and, conversely, the percent additive genetic variance is the squared value of the genetic correlation. For example, if the genetic correlation between the genomic result and the phenotypic measure is .60, then the genomic result explains 36% of the additive genetic variance for that particular trait. Simply stated, the more genetic variance a test explains, the more impact it will have on your EPDs and accuracies for that trait. Across all traits, the genetic correlations that have been estimated between the high density genomic tests purchased through AGI and the American Angus Association’s phenotypic database effectively ranged from .60 to .70, except for milk and heifer pregnancy. Genomic results are used as indicator traits in the evaluations to compute EPDs. Genomics do not completely describe the variation in the traits of interest. Breeders sometimes ask if it is no longer necessary to collect weights and measures (e.g., weaning weights, scan data, carcass measures). On the contrary, phenotypic measures collected by Angus breeders continue to be an important part in further development of improved genomic panels and the refinement of this technology over time, not to mention an important component in EPD calculation. Genomic results are a way to enhance the current selection tools, to achieve more accuracy on predictions for younger animals, and to characterize genetics for traits where it’s difficult to measure the phenotype. To learn more about available genomic tests, go to Save the Date - Fall Private Treaty Bull Sale November 9-10, 2018 Page 2

Sale Information VIDEOS OF EACH LOT WILL BE BROADCAST RINGSIDE - NO LIVE CATTLE WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE RING. ALL CATTLE WILL BE ON DISPLAY, SO PLEASE COME EARLY TO VIEW THE CATTLE AND MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS. SALE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUPERIOR AND LIVE ONLINE HOW TO PARTICIPATE AS AN ABSENTEE BUYER We have made preparations to bid and buy livestock through Superior Productions’ “Call or Click-To-Bid” service for those unable to attend in person on sale day. Please note that all of the lots in the sale will also be available for viewing online prior to sale day at HERE’S HOW IT WORKS Turn in Bids Over the Phone. This is our traditional method of buying livestock and is the suggested process for anyone who does not have consistent, high-speed internet. To get started simply go online to and click on the tab titled “Register for a Buyer Number”. Select the registration form for Superior Productions and print the registration form. Fill it out and fax it in to Superior Productions at (817) 378-3380 with a signature on it, or scan and email the form to can also mail it in to the address provided on the form. Upon receipt of this information Superior will call you with a buyer’s number and the bid line phone number that you will use on sale day to place bids over the phone. CLICK-TO-BID This is Superior’s online bidding program for cattle buying. Please note that high speed internet is required – this is not for dial-up or satellite internet. Registration is free, but you must become a member of to sign up. Becoming a member is easy – just go to the homepage of and follow the out-lined steps to get started. Input your information and select a username and password. You will receive an e-mail confirming you are a member. From that point forward you just have to sign in and select the sale you would like to register for and once approved by the ranch you will receive an e-mail confirming which sale you are now registered for. VIEWING THE AUCTION The sale will be broadcast via satellite on Dish Network channel 232 or Direct TV channel 603 (Cowboy Channel). Please note that there is a short delay if you are watching the auction on television so be sure to call in a couple lots ahead of the lot you are interested in bidding on. The sale will also be broadcast live on the internet at www.superiorclicktobid. com – just go to the home page and select the auction. Remember you can call in to bid whether you watch on the TV or on the internet, but you must be a member of to “click-to-bid”. Your computer must have Flash Media Player installed to view the auction. If you have any questions, please call the Superior Productions office at 800-431-4452. Bidders who are successful in making purchases via satellite or internet will be contacted by the ranch after the sale to settle payment and make shipping arrangements. CALL 800-422-2117 TO BID WITH SUPERIOR. We recommend you call in five lots prior to the lot you are interested in. Page 3

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