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3C Christensen and NLC Ranch Simmental Production Sale

The 3C Christensen and NLC Simmentals presented an excellent set of cattle for their 39th annual production sale. The sale was held at the ranch in their newly constructed heated sale facility. The warm barn was very welcoming to the sale attendees when coming in from the chilly, windy weather outside.

3C Christensen ranch is a family operation consisting of John and Peggy Christensen with 16 year old daughter Carly, along with daughter Cam and her husband Chad Smith. Another daughter NaLani and husband Rick Dunsmore make up NLC Simmentals. The cowherds are all focused on the same goals of producing cattle that will calve easy, wean heavy and be easy fleshing. They are strictly culled on soundness, structure, udder quality and disposition. With this strict culling program, the cattle offered on the sale not only perform well but have bred in longevity. The bulls are stylish with lots of length and thickness and the heifers are some of the top replacements to be found anywhere.

Topping the sale this year was Lot 1, a black purebred Simmental sired by Ellingson Legacy M229, otherwise known as "Olie." This 2/22/09 Olie son is homozygous black and homozygous polled with EPDs of BW .1, WW 35, YW 63, MCE 4, Milk 9 and MWW 26. Chris Martin of Lyles, TN was the buyer at $10,000.

Lot 2, a 5/1/09 son of Olie sold to Lester Hinton of Klamath Falls, OR for $7,000. This bull is homozygous black with EPDs of BW .4, WW 45, YW 74, MCE 1, Milk 4 and MWW 26.

Also selling at $7,000 was Lot 21, a 4/3/09 black ¾ Simmental bull sired by Mr. NLC Superior S6018. This bull has EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 35, YW 66, MCE 3, Milk 9, MWW 26 and sold to DeMers Cattle Co. of Colome, SD.

The next high selling bull was Lot 57, a 3/30/09 black purebred Simmental bull sired by HRM Right On. This bull had EPDs of BW .2, WW 33, YW 61, MCE 3, Milk 5, MWW 21 and sold to Dale Werning Cattle Co. of Emery, SD for $6,000.

Mike Hubner of Avon, SD got Lot 3, a 4/1/09 black purebred Olie son for $5,500. This bull has EPDs of BW .1, WW 26, YW 49, MCE 4, Milk 13 and MWW 26.

Selling for $5250 was Lot 12, another Olie son born 2/19/09. This black purebred bull has EPDs of BW -2, WW 29, YW 52, MCE 4, Milk 11 and MWW 25. Gary Ross of Piedmont, MO was the buyer.

Topping the heifer sale was Lot 202, a 4/17/09 LRS Missing Link daughter. This black polled ¾ Simmental heifer has EPDs of BW .9, WW 41, YW 76, Milk 8 and sold to Puett Simmentals of Manhattan, KS for $7,000.

Two heifers sold for $4,000. Lot 201 is a half blood SimAngus heifer sired by 3C Macho selling to Michael Rolfes of Sibley, IA. Lot 208 is a purebred black polled heifer sired by NLC Strategy and sold to Greg Fairfield of Foosland, IL.

The 3C Christensen and NLC Simmentals presented an excellent set of cattle for their 39th annual production sale. The sale was held at the ranch in their newly constructed heated sale facility. The warm barn was very welcoming to the sale attendees when coming in from the chilly, windy weather outside.

3C Christensen ranch is a family operation consisting of John and Peggy Christensen with 16 year old daughter Carly, along with daughter Cam and her husband Chad Smith. Another daughter NaLani and husband Rick Dunsmore make up NLC Simmentals. The cowherds are all focused on the same goals of producing cattle that will calve easy, wean heavy and be easy fleshing. They are strictly culled on soundness, structure, udder quality and disposition. With this strict culling program, the cattle offered on the sale not only perform well but have bred in longevity. The bulls are stylish with lots of length and thickness and the heifers are some of the top replacements to be found anywhere.

Topping the sale this year was Lot 1, a black purebred Simmental sired by Ellingson Legacy M229, otherwise known as "Olie." This 2/22/09 Olie son is homozygous black and homozygous polled with EPDs of BW .1, WW 35, YW 63, MCE 4, Milk 9 and MWW 26. Chris Martin of Lyles, TN was the buyer at $10,000.

Lot 2, a 5/1/09 son of Olie sold to Lester Hinton of Klamath Falls, OR for $7,000. This bull is homozygous black with EPDs of BW .4, WW 45, YW 74, MCE 1, Milk 4 and MWW 26.

Also selling at $7,000 was Lot 21, a 4/3/09 black ¾ Simmental bull sired by Mr. NLC Superior S6018. This bull has EPDs of BW 1.5, WW 35, YW 66, MCE 3, Milk 9, MWW 26 and sold to DeMers Cattle Co. of Colome, SD.

The next high selling bull was Lot 57, a 3/30/09 black purebred Simmental bull sired by HRM Right On. This bull had EPDs of BW .2, WW 33, YW 61, MCE 3, Milk 5, MWW 21 and sold to Dale Werning Cattle Co. of Emery, SD for $6,000.

Mike Hubner of Avon, SD got Lot 3, a 4/1/09 black purebred Olie son for $5,500. This bull has EPDs of BW .1, WW 26, YW 49, MCE 4, Milk 13 and MWW 26.

Selling for $5250 was Lot 12, another Olie son born 2/19/09. This black purebred bull has EPDs of BW -2, WW 29, YW 52, MCE 4, Milk 11 and MWW 25. Gary Ross of Piedmont, MO was the buyer.

Topping the heifer sale was Lot 202, a 4/17/09 LRS Missing Link daughter. This black polled ¾ Simmental heifer has EPDs of BW .9, WW 41, YW 76, Milk 8 and sold to Puett Simmentals of Manhattan, KS for $7,000.

Two heifers sold for $4,000. Lot 201 is a half blood SimAngus heifer sired by 3C Macho selling to Michael Rolfes of Sibley, IA. Lot 208 is a purebred black polled heifer sired by NLC Strategy and sold to Greg Fairfield of Foosland, IL.


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