tom & jim Butcher
2190 Joyland Road  |  Lower Spring Creek  |  Lewistown, MT 59457

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herd sires

GW LUCKY CHARM 665k
ASA#: 2105876     Polled  3/4 SM 1/8 DS 1/8 TA      DDF

Sire: LCHMAN LUCKY BUCK 7049C
Dam: GW MISS 600U 508C


Lucky Charm is the best all-around sire we have bred to date for calving ease, “spread” and carcass value. His percentile levels are real high on the traits that are needed for the Simmental breed to be competitive in the commercial cattle industry. There are a lot of cows out there that need help on yield grade and improved Rib-Eye area. Furthermore, with an API index of 126, he has what it takes to improve the female end as well. In addition, he is moderate framed, structured to hold up anywhere and has the capacity to consume and utilize a lot of marginal forage. There is a large influence of his genetics in this sale.

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gw premium beef 021Ts
ASA#: 2370545     1/2 SM 1/2 AN     DDF

Sire: G A R US PREMIUM BEEF
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 410P


GW Premium Beef is becoming a great bull in many ways. His spread and carcass values are among the very best of hybrid Simmental sires. We think it is rare to find a bull that will work great on heifers, add length and muscling, improve soundness and structure, and add eye appeal in the same package. The genetics he will pass along are also very impressive. He ranks in the top 1% among the hybrid bulls in API, TI, and marbling. He ranks in the top 4% for birth weight, and REA and top 15% yearling weight.


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gw predestined 701t
ASA#: 2414537     1/2 SM 1/2 AN     DDC

Sire: G A R PREDESTINED
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY STRIKE 363


We are very impressed with the first calf crop by GW Predestined. We thought he was real good as we got 120 calves by him in his first year sample. His gross indexes in our herd were great averaging 102 at birth and 102 for weaning. Some notable people have commented that he was the best yearling bull they had ever seen. He scanned off the charts for both marbling and REA and you can recognize the muscle he possesses by his width of stance and muscle expression over his top. We will know a lot more about him in a year or two, but at this stage his potential is great.


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GW Rookie 171Y
ASA#: 2605916      Polled      5/8 SM 3/8 AN     DDF

Sire: PVF-J 4P14 HYB ROOKIE
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 601T

GW Rookie 171Y is turning out to be a valuable piece of our puzzle because of his great calving ease, his huge spread from birth to weaning, and the way he handles himself structurally.  His sons selling have EPDs that are very comparable to many of the Premium Beef and Predestined 701T sons that have been so popular.  They are for all practical purposes unrelated to those as well. 

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GW-WBF Substance 820Y
ASA#: 2605922     Homo Polled     Homo Black      3/4 SM 1/4 AN     DDF

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF021S
Dam: GW MISS MATERNAL 558P

GW-WBF Substance is proving himself into a very multi-dimentional 3/4 bull that Gateway is using to make improved Purebred bulls.  He has the best feet and structure of all the bulls we have produced to date and seems to be improving those aspects to his progeny.  His early data indicates breed improving marbling and growth while adding spring of rib and body capacity.

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TFS Due North 2659Z
ASA#: 2654477      Polled      5/8 SM 3/8 AN     DDF

Sire: HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K
Dam: TFS 1/4 SM 3/4 AN 8419T

Hooks Shear Force is a line that we have not used in the Gateway program so far.  His genetics bring a lot to the table in terms of proven calving ease, maternal calving ease, and carcass value.  We have been looking for a son that fit our program and Due North is that son.  This is his first set of calves and we are impressed with their structure, capacity, their calving ease and the way they grew.

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GW Carry On Z0219
ASA#: 2705804      Polled      1/2 SM 1/2 AN      DDF

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS
Dam: GW MISS PREDESTINED U883

With the success of the GW Premium Beef line with our black cattle, we have been on the lookout for a son that carried the red gene to blend with our red Redestined and GW Predestined 701T lines to make red Premium Beef pedigreed sons.  This is the first set of these bulls to sell and think you will appreciate the value of both his red and black sons.

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GW Bar CK Breakout 667Z
ASA#: 2694779      Polled      5/8 SM 3/8 AN     DDF

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS
Dam: GW MISS GPRD 038W

This is the first set of Breakout calves to sell and we are really impressed.  He was the Lot 1 bull in our 2013 sale where we sold the fall pasture rights to Bar CK Ranch in OR.  We used a lot more of him this year because we really liked the structure, eye appeal, and performance of the calves.  Physically, he never has a bad day and is impressive anyway you look at him.

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CCR SPARTAN 9124A
ASA#: 2725682   1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: CCR CATALYST 7035W
Dam: CCR MS APPLE 9332W


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GW MARSHALL 756A
ASA#: 2708284   1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS
Dam: GW MISS PREDESTINED 255Y


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TJ MARLBORO MAN 360A
ASA#: 2773927   1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035
Dam: TJ 33Y


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GW Predominate 848A
ASA#: 2707899     1/2 SM 1/2 AN     PCS GE

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS PREM BEEF 086X


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GW GOLDEN EAGLE 015B
ASA#: 2832122    1/2 SM 1/2 AN     PCS GE

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS PREM BEEF 233Z


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5L ADVANTAGE 560-108B
ASA#: 3044992   PB SM          BTF

Sire: 5L ADVANTAGE 3267-221Y
Dam: 5L BLACK ADINA 525-560


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GW Quantum Leap 117B
ASA#: 2832183     5/8 SM 3/8 AN     PCS GE

Sire: TFS DUE NORTH 2659Z
Dam: GW MISS ROOKIE 246Y


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GW Country Boy 142B
ASA#: 2832529    PB SM         PCS GE

Sire: GW-WBF SUBSTANCE 820Y
Dam: GW MISS FORTUNE 453P

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gw special op 198b
ASA#: 2832208     1/2 SM 1/2 AN    BTF GE

Sire: B/R DOUBLE VISION 2078
Dam: GW MISS GLD DIGGER 155Y


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gw yukon jack 612b
ASA#:  2832460     3/4 SM 1/4 AR     PCS GE

Sire: HOOK`S YUKON 80Y
Dam: GW MISS NEBULA 559T


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GW COMMANDER 324B
ASA#: 2833380       5/8 SM 3/8 AN

Sire: GW ROOKIE 171Y
Dam: GW MISS ACE 527W


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GW COMMOTION 333B
ASA#: 2833393       5/8 SM 1/4 AN 1/8 AR

Sire: GW CARRY ON Z0219
Dam: GW MISS RED COAT 577U


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VGW HARD DRIVE 512
ASA#: 3173221       5/8 SM 1/4 AN 1/8 AR

Sire: BIEBER HARD DRIVE Y120
Dam: VGW 1104Y-FLOWER 1375


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gW Jackpot 027C
ASA#: 2954745     1/2 SM 1/2 AN     PCS GE

Sire: MF DUAL GAMBLER 57X
Dam: GW MISS PREM BEEF 304A


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GW BREAKTHRU 045C
ASA#: 2954753     5/8 SM 3/8 AN   

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS
Dam: GW MISS GPRD 038W



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GW MOVIN ON 183C
ASA#: 2954897      1/2 SM 3/8 AN 1/8 AR

Sire: GW PREMIUM BEEF 021TS
Dam: GW MISS PREDESTINED 117Y


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