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McConnell Angus “Cattlemen’s Advantage” Annual Bull Sale

Feb. 5, 2016

Sale held at the ranch, Dix, NE

Auctioneer, Lex Madden

185 Bulls Averaged $6,467

65 Bred Cows averaged $2,643

The McConnell family focuses on building a maternal herd to add pounds, muscle, longevity and fleshing ability with feed efficiency. Buyers could see that in the outstanding bred cow offering and the consistent quality across nearly 200 bulls.

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Calving ease paired with early, rapid growth could be seen in a selection of 120 bulls that have a calving ease rating of one to four stars.

While their cattle have it all, the McConnells specialize in high altitude PAP tested bulls. This year's offering included 140 bulls that were pastured near Laramie, Wyoming, with a PAP test elevation of 7,250 feet.

Lot 1, McConnell Rito 4600, $40,000, sold to Beaman X6 Ranch, Colorado; born 9/6/2014, sired by Rito 12E7 of 5F56 Rito 5M2, CED +6, BW +1.3, WW +64, YW +116, MILK +33, $B +137.97;

Lot 2, McConnell Full Power 400, $30,000, sold to Brenner Colorado Angus; born 8/7/2014, sired by PA Full Power 1208, CED +7, BW +.3, WW +66, YW +115, MILK +33, $B +128.77;

Lot 21, McConnell Resource 409, $18,000, sold to McGill Ranch, WY; born 8/3/2014, sired by S A V Resource 1441, CED +11, BW +1.2, WW +56, YW +108, MILK +29, $B +153.32;

Lot 105, McConnell Distract 544, $15,000, sold to Beaman X6 Ranch, Colorado; born 2/4/2015, sired by V A R Discovery 2240, CED +14, BW -1.2, WW +71, YW +128, MILK +38; $B +148.48

Lot 37, McConnell Iron Mountain 4473 4473, $14,500, sold to Harsy Land and Cattle, WY; born 8/3/2014, sired by MA Iron Mountain 115, CED +0, BW +3.5, WW +58, YW +101, MILK +24, $B +126.67;

Lot 6, McConnell Full Power 408, $14,000, sold to Pettit Ranch, Colorado; born 8/1/2014, sired by PA Full Power 1208, CED +2, BW +1.5, WW +51, YW +93, MILK +30;

Lot 8, McConnell Full Power 420, $14,000, sold to Byron McCormick, Nebraska; born 8/1/2014, sired by PA Full Power 1208, CED +2, BW +1.5, WW +51, YW +93, MILK +30.

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