Annual Bull Sale
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
VAR Frontier 3011 Reg #17455086
Frontier 3011 is the $330,000 top selling bull in the breed in 2013 selected by Guthrie Farms, VA in the 2013 Vintage Fall Sale. This sensational Ten X son has a unique good news/bad news legacy that unfolded here in Montana.
His phenotype, body mass & structure, thickness and balance was as good as it gets in the modern beef industry. Tremendous strength of top, proper frame size, that wasn’t too big or small, clean sheath, and attractive front end could literally take your breath away but the semen collection ability was his problem. After unsuccessful collection attempts in Virginia and California he arrived at ORlgen near Billings, Montana where he wowed bull tour visitors for over a year.
Not every bull stud prospect works in the artificial insemination industry and despite lots of persistence, V A R Frontier 3011 was one of them. Jeff Wilson observed the situation at ORIgen, loved the bulls’ genetic potential and knew he had a wife that is a licensed veterinarian who would help monitor the bulls’ adjustment to a natural breeding program at Wilson Scotch Mountain at Potomac, MT if Vintage Angus, CA consented. They were contacted and they said it was worth a try to preserve and expand his genetics in the Angus breed. . The adjustment to natural breeding took a couple of months but finally the male hormones really kicked in out in the breeding pasture and the Wilson’s got 43 natural calves by Frontier in 2017. They are special sale features in the event. Vintage also used him for a while and sold a $70,000 heifer sired by him in one of their production sales. He’s sired by the two-time breed registration leader, Ten X and his dam, Sandpoint Blackbird 8809 is the second highest selling cow in Angus history with a valuation of $500,000. 8809 has produced well over $5 million in progeny sales at Vintage & Herbster Angus and is the mother V A R Generation 2100, VAR Index 3283, Vintage Commander 4152, VAR Ranger 3008, V AR Foreman 3339(full brother to Frontier), V A R Reserve 1111, & the $730,000 V A R Power Play selling this fall.
8809 posts 3BR94, 3NR116, 3YR105.