Charolais Friends,                                                                                                                                        

        Our purebred Charolais bulls are ready for your inspection.  We believe these bulls represent some of the best genetics available in the Charolais breed. We have included the performance data and EPDs for your analysis.     While EPD’s help the cattleman select the best genetics available, we believe it is still important to select individuals that will best improve the genetics of the commercial cow herd.  Cross breeding with good Charolais genetics captures hi-bred vigor and will put more pounds on the hoof without sacrificing calving ease. The hi-bred vigor represents “free” pounds in your calves.  We believe our bulls will put more dollars in your pocket book!

 

        The past few years we had some special events in our operation as one of our females won her class at the Junior National Charolais Show and later was named the Grand Champion Female at the Kansas Beef Expo.  She was named a Division Champion in the 2009 NWSS in Denver.   Also, KC Impressed 5145, who was the 2007 Grand Champion at NWSS, produced the 2009 National Champion Female TR Miss Kaycee.   In 2008 Keppen Charolais was selected as the 2008 Outstanding Seedstock Producer by the South Dakota Charolais Breeders Association.  The high selling bull in the 2010 Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic was sired by one of our herd-sires. The 2014 NAILE Grand Champion Female came from a Keppen bred female.  She was later named the number one Show Female of the Year for 2014-2015.  We are very pleased with these events as they demonstrate the acceptance of our genetics within the Charolais breed.  While we do not go to many cattle shows, we believe our cattle can stand with the best available and they work in the real world under range conditions.  Their off-spring work from birth, to weaning, to the feed yard, to carcass.  We have selected genetics with the commercial cattleman in mind!  Shows are not our business, but beef production is!!  We believe that cattle can look good and produce in the real world!

 

      We sold four bulls by live auction on 2-7-2019 in Watertown, S.D. in the South Dakota Charolais Breeders Association Sale.  WWW.liveauctions.tv was  available for on-line bidding.   We sell the rest of our bulls at a reasonable price by private treaty.  Our policy is to receive ½ of the purchase price when you select a bull and the final ½ when he is delivered.   If you desire to leave your bull here until later after they have been semen tested and ultra-sounded for carcass data, you may do so.  If you would like to leave your bull with us longer, satisfactory arrangements can be made to accommodate your needs.

 

        As in past years we are asking that our customers, who sell their calves as feeders, please inform us where and when their calves will be sold.  Keppen Charolais will inform cattle feeders who are interested in buying quality Charolais genetics.  We hope this service will benefit all cattlemen involved so that all of us can recapture the benefits of using high quality Charolais genetics.

 

       We would like to thank all repeat buyers for your confidence in our breeding program.  We would also like to thank potential new customers for considering our breeding program.  We believe the artificial breeding, embryo transfers, and natural breeding which we have done since 1987 have placed our genetics in the top of the Charolais breed and will provide greater profit for the cattleman.  Please call or stop in to see the bulls available for you selection!  Select now for later delivery.                                                                                          

                                                                            Sincerely,

E-Mail Address: keppencharolais@mchsi.com

Web Site: www.keppencharolais.com                           

605-627-5229                                                     Keppen Charolais

605-690-3218 or 605-690-0680                        Steve & Myrna, Greg & Janell, BJ & Katie, Ray & Pam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Herd Sires and Sale Bulls

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                               9021                                                                          152

 

 689                                                                              4246

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

              9046                                                                                    61           

 

                

 

                                                                                                                     691                                                                                                                                                              5030

                  

    

PC Missouri Bob 1227

 

2019 EPD's on Sires of Private Treaty Sale Bulls

March 2019 EPD’s

PC Missouri Bob 1227(M801740)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

13.0

-.9

46

91

18

10.0

41

1.0

 

27

.87

.004

.09

237

%RK

5

25

6

4

5

10

2

40

 

15

15

60

50

3

 

Ace-Orr Makers Mark 689(M738574)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

6.7

1.2

31

77

25

13.0

41

1.2

 

40

1.11

-.007

.26

232

%RK

40

65

45

15

1

2

2

25

 

1

2

30

8

5

 

EC Revelation 5030(M834660)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

12.6

-2.0

34

60

16

6.3

33

2.0

 

27

.78

-.001

.12

208

%RK

6

15

35

40

15

45

15

1

 

15

20

45

40

40

 

KC Dakota Bob 4167(M850342)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

8.9

1.4

35

69

18

9.0

36

.6

 

19

.83

-.010

.19

218

%RK

25

70

30

25

9

20

7

70

 

35

15

25

20

20

 

KC Big Ben 5292(M865620)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

9.5

.1

36

62

8

8.8

26

1.2

 

23

.58

.018

.13

206

%RK

20

40

30

35

55

20

45

25

 

20

55

85

35

45

 

Ace-Orr Lock-n-Load 243(M836295)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

6.7

.6

53

106

3

8.2

30

1.5

 

45

1.03

-.003

.31

257

%RK

40

50

2

1

85

25

25

8

 

1

4

40

4

1

 

WC Rock Star 615(M885538)

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MTL

SCR

 

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

 

4.1

2.8

54

96

14

6.3

41

1.2

 

34

1.06

.001

.11

237

%RK

65

90

2

2

25

45

2

25

 

4

3

50

45

3

 

 

 

Herd-Sire Information

Herd Sire:  PC Missouri Bob 1227 (M801740) is a homozygous polled son of multiple trait leader Oakdale Duke 9003P X PC Miss Blue Grass 9210.  1227 is a 2018 multiple trait leader..  He is homozygous polled and his calves have been outstanding.  Pictures of a few of his sons are on the “previous sale bulls” page of this website.

 

Herd Sire:  ACE-ORR Makers Mark 689 (M738574) is a past National Bull Calf Champion and a several time Yearling Weight Trait Leader.   At age 10 he settled a set of cows.   689 is now a 2018 milk trait leader and hot carcass weight leader.   He adds extra length with great performance, carcass data and quality females. At one time in 2018 the number 1 and number 2 ranked  proven sires in the charolais breed for TSI were from dams sired by Markers Marker 689!

 

Herd Sire:  RW Western Spur 691 (M727438) is a past several time Weaning Weight Trait Leader.    He is currently used as an AI sire.   From birth to weaning to feedlot to carcass, his progeny are excellent.

 

Herd Sire:  EC Revelation 5030 PLD (M834660) is a homozygous polled son of multiple trait leader M6 New Standard 842P ET X EC Miss Gretchen 5030.    His progeny have calving ease and thickness. 

Herd Sire:  KC 1815 Spurred 3152P (M835751) is a grandson of RW Western Spur 691 X KC Unlimited Miss Nancy 152P ET.    He sires moderately framed progeny with excellent growth. performance. 

Herd Sire:  KC Dakota Bob 4167P (M850342) is a homozygous polled son of multiple trait leader PC Missouri Bob 1227.  He sires calves wih extra length, excellent growth and carcass data.

Herd Sire:  KC Big Ben 5292 (M865620) is a homozygous polled son of multiple trait leader WC Big Ben 9036.   He worked well on heifers and is currently used on cows with excellent success.

  

Junior Herd Sire: KC Ledger 6421 (M888538) is a homozygous polled son of LT Ledger 0332.  His dam is a 689 daughter. 6421 had an 88 pound BW, 827 WW, and 1397 YW.   We used him on a set of heifers.

Junior Herd Sire:  WCF Rock Star 615 (M885539) is a polled son of M6 Rock Star 306P ET.  The dam of 615 is DCR Ms Wrangler Girl B21.    Rock Star shows great promise with more calves hitting the ground in 2019!

                 

 

 

Other sires represented in our cow herd.

 

Herd Sire:  PF EL Duke 9021 (M499452) has proven calving ease with balanced EPD’s.  He has exceptional marbling with big REA.  He sired a set of 30 cows at age 9.  9021 is the sire of several champions.  One of his daughters was the 6th place show dam of the year for 2014-15 and produced a National Champion Female, TR Miss Kaycee. A full sister to Miss Kaycee is TR Miss Kay 30A ET who was the 2014 Grand Champion at the NAILE and the Reserve Grand Champion at the 2015 NWSSShe was also the number one show female of the year for 2014-15. 

 Herd Sire:  KC Impressed 152 (M620174) is a past Birth Weight Trait Leader.  He is a 9021 son. 

 

Herd Sire:  KC Impressed 61ET (EM729783) has calving ease with balanced EPD’s.  He is a 9021 son and his progeny are easy fleshing with good carcass data.  He is a full brother to KC Design 4246, who has been a milk trait leader for several years working at Wienk Charolais.

 

Herd Sire:  WCR Sir Duke 9046 (M299938) is a several time Weaning Weight and Multiple Trait Leader.  He was our main foundation herd sire. He was a walking bull at age 10 settling a set of 30 cows.  Easy fleshing with balanced EPD’s.

Herd Sire:  KC Design 4246 (M679384)  is a several time Milk Trait Leader.  Part interest sold to Wienk Charolais where he was an AI sire and walking sire.  Semen sold in the Thomas Ranch Dispersal for $950.00 per straw.  His genetics have worked well in  commercial herds, pure bred herds, and in club calf operations.

AI Herd Sire:  Ace-Orr Lock-n-Load 243 P (M836295) is a LT Ledger 0332 son out of an Ace-Orr Makers Mark 689 daughter.  In 2018 Lock-n-Load was the number 1 proven sire in the charolais breed for  TSI.

AI Herd Sire: LT Ledger 0332 (M791626) is proven with over 6000 progeny registered in the charolais breed.  Calving ease, performance, and carcass quality. His TSI is in the top 15% of the breed.

 

 

 

2018 Born Bulls For Sale

 

KC Dakota Bob 8273 is homozygous polled and sold to Sandmeier Charolais
KC Loaded 8497 is homozygous polled and sold to Tyler Hellwig

 

KC Dakota Bob 8949 is homozygous polled and sold to Brad Gardner
KC Meat Wagon 8961 is homozygous polled and sold to Kelly Kirby

 

Bulls 8273, 8497, 8949 and 8961 sold by auction on 2-6-19 at the South Dakota Showplace Sale in Watertown, S.D. at noon.  Liveauctions.tv was available for the sale. 

         

 

 

Other Bulls for sale by private treaty

 

March 2019 EPD’s

Bulls are listed according to the pasture in which they grazed this past summer.

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                           

 

 

Pasture 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

 

3/30/19

 

EPD’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bull

M#

BD

Sire

BW

WW

YW

SCR/cm

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

Milk

Mat

Scr

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

8404

M910889

2/17/18

689

86

725

1253

40.5

 

7.9

.8

30

57

20

35

.9

30

.93

.001

0.21

206.04

                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasture 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

 

3/30/19

 

EPD’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bull

M#

BD

Sire

BW

WW

YW

SCR/cm

 

CE

BW

WW

YW

Milk

Mat

Scr

CW

REA

FAT

MARB

TSI

8676

M911175

2/14/18

4167

94

721

1273

39

 

7.7

1.4

35

66

18

36

1.1

24

.78

.001

0.17

213.09

8266

M911095

3/25/18

4167

92

715

1251

38

 

9.6

.3

29

59

16

31

.8

23

.89

-.003

0.20

210.38

 

 

 

 

 

Percentile ranking in the Charolais breed of the EPD traits listed in the tables for non-parents the last 2 years

% rank

CE

BW

WW

YW

Milk

Mat

Scr

CW

REA

Fat

Marb

TSI

Top 1%

14.5

-4.8

51.1

92.9

21.5

39.4

1.7

38

1.06

-.020

.33

236.09

Top 5%

11.9

-3.2

44.6

81.1

18.1

35.0

1.4

31.7

.93

-.014

.24

225.05

 Top 10%

10.4

-2.3

41.2

75.1

16.3

32.6

1.3

28.7

.87

-.011

.21

219.49

Top 25%

7.9

-.9

35.9

65.5

13.1

28.9

1.1

24.1

.78

-.003

.16

210.87

Top 50%

5.3

.5

30.1

55.3

9.5

24.7

.9

19.3

.67

.006

.11

201.83

 

The TSI is a combination of the EPD’s for BW, WW, YW, CW, REA, Fat, and Marbling.  These are performance traits as opposed to maternal traits. This is particularly useful in selecting genetics for the commercial cross breeding programs of cattle producers.

 

 

 

Call 605-690-3218 (Steve) or 605-690-0680 (Greg) for more information!