Checkmate was added to
our herd bull battery to emphasize rib and muscle in a solid black,
smooth polled, outcross pedigree. He traces back to Epinal, widely
known for his maternal strength. For those looking for moderate,
stout, outcross genetics, Checkmate is the bull.
GeneSTAR tested to be a
2 star sire (homozygous) for meat tenderness.
Checkmate sired a group
of 54 finishing steers with the following kill data: 81.4% Prime and
Choice; 64.8% Dressing percentage; 14.12 Ribeye Area, and 100% Yield
Grade 1, 2, and 3.