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Carl Dethlefs & Sons 43rd Annual Production Sale

Scott Dirk

The Carl Dethlefs & Sons Angus operation held their 43rd annual bull sale at the ranch on March 4, 2011. This family has been in the Angus business for over 60 years and selling Angus bulls for more than 50 years. The ranch is now operated by Jerry and son Gary along with their families. Jerry and Gary are the second and third generations on the ranch with the next generations showing a great interest in ranching and Angus cattle.

From the beginning they have practiced strict culling criteria, resulting in a cowherd that produces the kind of bulls that sire profitable calves whether marketed directly off the cow or finished out.

This is a true two-year-old operation. The sale bulls have been on grass since last spring with a very minimal grain ration started in the fall. They had not been pushed, but were in very good sale condition. This was a stout set of two-year-old bulls, showing extra muscle expression and thickness with a little extra frame to cover rough country and get the cows bred. The yearling bulls were some of the oldest of the 2010 calf crop. They were weaned in mid-October and grown out on a high roughage ration to ensure soundness and longevity.

The Carl Dethlefs & Sons Angus operation held their 43rd annual bull sale at the ranch on March 4, 2011. This family has been in the Angus business for over 60 years and selling Angus bulls for more than 50 years. The ranch is now operated by Jerry and son Gary along with their families. Jerry and Gary are the second and third generations on the ranch with the next generations showing a great interest in ranching and Angus cattle.

From the beginning they have practiced strict culling criteria, resulting in a cowherd that produces the kind of bulls that sire profitable calves whether marketed directly off the cow or finished out.

This is a true two-year-old operation. The sale bulls have been on grass since last spring with a very minimal grain ration started in the fall. They had not been pushed, but were in very good sale condition. This was a stout set of two-year-old bulls, showing extra muscle expression and thickness with a little extra frame to cover rough country and get the cows bred. The yearling bulls were some of the oldest of the 2010 calf crop. They were weaned in mid-October and grown out on a high roughage ration to ensure soundness and longevity.

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