Monday, June 24, 2019: We made another cut on the bulls today, and freeze branded the 63 remaining prospects. If you look closely at the picture above, you can see where we shaved and cleaned in preparation for the process, and you might even see some raised numbers on their hides. 11 more bulls became steers this afternoon. Below is #8202, a purebred Simmental bull who got that number and our "M Slash" ranch brand on his left hip. He's a Hook's Black Hawk son, who has an adjusted weaning weight of 675#, a 12.6 Calving Ease EPD, and a Yearling Weight EPD of 121.9. Calving ease and growth are the backbone of what Simmental is all about. I'll post more calves in the days and weeks to come.