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

Tom: 406-350-0979  |  Jim: 406-350-0467
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herd sires

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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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 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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TFS Due North
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-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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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 Country Boy 142B
ASA#: 2832529    PB SM         PCS GE

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

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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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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 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 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 Stellar 429Z
ASA#: 2695873      Polled      1/2 SM 1/2 AN      DDF

Sire: TJ HIGH BET 236X
Dam: GW MISS PREDESTINED 138W

Stellar was a high selling bull we sold to Select Sires that is an outlier for marbling, light birth and calving ease.  This first calf crop features several good heifer bull prospects.  They are moderate framed with excellent structure.

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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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Direct Drive
ASA#: 3173221

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 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 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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TJ High Bet 236X
ASA#: 2569624     Polled      1/2 SM 1/2 AN     DDF

Sire: DIKEMANS SURE BET
Dam: TJ MISS BANDO S10

High Bet is an outcross bull we purchased from Triangle J Ranch in NE to broaden the genetic base of our cowherd.  He is proving out to be a valuable bull in terms of growth, carcass value and overall terminal value.  We also calved a number of his daughters this spring and like how they produced.  For a bull with a little more frame, the daughters seemed to quit growing up, and fit our frame window nicely.

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GW Redestined 642X
ASA#: 2566964     Homo Polled      3/4 SM 1/4 AN     DDC

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS ORLANDO 453N

Redestined has become a man among boys in terms terminal value in the Red Simmental genetic pool.  We calved a number of his daughters this spring and we like the way he is an udder improver just as his sire GW Predestined 701T is.  He is also an outcross to most of the red Simmental genetics popular today.

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B/R Double Vision 2078
ASA#: 2813957     Polled      PB AN      DDC

Sire: B/R DESTINATION 928-7222
Dam: TL PRIMROSE 8104

Double Vision is a bull we and some of our Australian friends bought out of the Rishel Angus herd in NE.  We selected him because he was an outlier on marbling and rib-eye with the feet and structure we were looking for.  He worked well on our cows and his sons are complete, sound bulls.

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Connealy KW 1664 Consensus
ASA#: 2826975     Polled      PB AN      DDC

Sire: CONNEALY CONSENSUS
Dam: EBONA OF CONANGA 9680

We used this bull because we wanted to see how the Angus Consensus line would work on our Simmentals.  His sons are smooth with plenty of muscle and offer an outcross pedigree to our base genetics.

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GW Predestined 770Y
ASA#: 2605930      Polled      3/4 SM 1/4 AN      DDC

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY ONE 517R

770Y turned out to be a real bull in terms of his figures and the way he transmitted his easy, athletic movement and strong hooves to his offspring.  This sire group is loaded with capacity and muscle as well.

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GW Robust 605Z
ASA#: 2694778      Polled      5/8 SM 3/8 AN     DDF

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

Robust was our top selling bull in our 2013 sale that I commented as being as heavy as you could make one with minimal frame.  These are some of the first sons to sell and we really like the performance and the potential of this line.

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Hook's Yukon 80Y
ASA#: 2612543     Homo Polled      PB SM     DDF

Sire: WS BEEF KING W107
Dam: HOOKS SHEAR FORCE 38K

This is the second year we have featured sons of Yukon in the sale.  Yukon produces bulls with a lot of length and thickness.  His EPD profile ranks him at the top of the red Purebred bulls available. 

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GW Comfort Zone 651Y
ASA#: 2695948     Homo Polled     Homo Black      PB SM    

Sire: ELLINGSON LEGACY M229
Dam: GW MISS PREM BEEF 984W


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GW Game Changer 823Y
ASA#: 2605917     Homo Polled     Homo Black      PB SM

Sire: MR. NLC UPGRADE U8676
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 658T


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LBR Gold Digger W524
ASA#: 2492207     Homo Polled     Homo Black      PB SM

Sire: SS GOLDMINE L42
Dam: LBR MIDNIGHT DREAM M252


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GW Right Pattern
ASA#: 2605939     Homo Polled     Homo Black      3/4 SM 1/4 AN

Sire: GW LUCKY TWO 435W
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY MAN 514T


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GW Step Out 672X
ASA#: 2566965     Homo Polled     Homo Black      1/2 SM 3/8 AN 1/8 MX

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 832P


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GW Paramount 718Y
ASA#: 2605931     Homo Polled     Homo Black      1/2 SM 1/2 AN     DDC

Sire: GW PREDESTINED 701T
Dam: GW MISS PREM BEEF 545U

GW Paramount was a high selling bull for us in our 2012 sale to ABS and has bred just as we expected.  He is an outlier for calving ease and low birth weight with enough growth and great carcass values.

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JC Mr. Ollie 148Y
ASA#: 2617030     Homo Polled     Homo Black      1/2 SM 1/2 AN     DDF

Sire: ELLINGSON LEGACY M229
Dam: J/C PRIDE OF 0368139-104L

JCO as we call him is a moderate, good looking bull that adds a lot of eye appeal and soundness to his offspring.

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GW LUCKY CHARM 665k
ASA#: 2105876     Polled  3/4 Blood      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 LUCKY man 644n
ASA#2223338

Sire: GW LUCKY CHARM 665K
Dam: GW MISS 600U 964J


GW Lucky Man is proving out to be a high growth bull with a moderate frame and the calving ease, carcass traits and maternal strength to improve a group of cows in many ways. As a real bonus, his calves are as gentle as they come. HIs carcass value traits are proving him to be one of the top combination carcass bulls in the breed. This is a nice sire group in the sale. Co-owned with Kappes Simmental, Long Lake, SD.


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lcc new deal g673l
ASA#2178283 DDC

Sire: BON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407
Dam: LEACHMAN BLACKBIRD J3810


New Deal is an Angus bull we purchased that is stacking up very well when compared to the AI Angus sires we have used in the Lucky Cross program. He blends very nice with our Simmental herd and as you can see his daughters have produced some very exciting sons. He fits the Lucky Cross program very well because he provides the low birth, competitive growth, and outlying marbling. The Lucky Cross program was developed because we needed to incorporate more sires like our “Lucky” line sires into our program. These genetics are scarce and we needed to look outside our breed to find them. With multiple-breed genetic evaluations in place like the one being used at the ASA, there are no boundaries as to improving genetics utilizing ALL the genes available to the industry.


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gw lucky ace 076ts
ASA#: 2370575     3/4 SM

Sire: GW LUCKY ONE 686K
Dam: GW MISS 1407 866P


GW Lucky Ace is a bull that is proving out to be a real contributor in both our purebred and Lucky Cross cattle. His composition traits are fantastic, his offspring are very sound, they are early maturing and moderate in stature, along with being big middled and easy doing. His percentile ranking in marbling, ribeye, and API are in top 1% and his TI is in the top 3%.


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gw lucky boy 252u
ASA#: 2471391     3/4 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: GW LUCKY MAN 644N
Dam: GW MISS NEW DEAL 814TS


GW Lucky Boy was the high selling bull in our last bull sale selling for $10,000 to J/C Simmental and J Bar J Ranch in Michigan. He made a lot of friends because of his individual indexes, EPDs and overall phenotype. His big body, trim neck, soundness and do-ability made him a favorite sale day. We sampled him heavily this spring and are excited about his potential.


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MMF BO R1
ASA#: 2292123     PB SM

Sire: GW LUCKY DICE 187H
Dam: MMF CHARITY N23


MMF Bo R1 is a Lucky Dice son we acquired from our friends Gordon, Bart, and Sara Jones at Red Hill Farms (TN). He was what we considered the best purebred Lucky Dice son available. We wanted a purebred bull unrelated to Lucky Charm to use on many of his daughters. We sampled him A.I. last year and liked what we saw.


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rab-egl blue moon 4407m
ASA#:2244076     PB AN

Sire: ON VIEW NEW DESIGN 1407
Dam: MILL BRAE BALNORMA PM012


We used Blue Moon as soon as he was available and have bred to him for five years now. His EPDs and breed indexes, both in the Angus and Simmental databases, are as good as they get. Many have questioned whether they were as good as the numbers reflected and looked good enough. From our perspective, they may not be show stoppers, but they look good and always sell good. The females we have in herd are in the pedigrees of some of our top individuals. They hold up and breed back with the best of them.


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gw ambush 028t
ASA#: 2414353     1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: B/R AMBUSH 2
Dam: GW MISS LUCKY CHARM 521R


GW Ambush is a well bred bull sired by an Angus bull that ranks very high in the Angus and Simmental databases for API, TI, marbling, and muscle. He is bred different than the Angus bulls we have been incorporating in our Lucky Cross program. On the dam side, 028T’s dam is sired by Lucky charm out of the dam of Lucky One. He also scanned off the charts in his contemporary group. He is a 6.5 frame bull with good structure and length. Owned with Sunshine Farms (AL) and Independent Breeding and Marketing, Australia.


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gw nebula 008t
ASA#: 2414342     1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Sire: BECKTON NEBULA M045
Dam: GW MISS HOT ROD 556R


GW Nebula is our heir to Pelton’s R Coat in our red program. Physically he blends nice with those daughters and offers further reduction in BW EPDs. The first calf crop has just been weaned and grew good, indexing 102 at weaning. As I always say, they look good now, but time will tell.


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