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Cranston Herefords 20th Annual Bull Sale

Jay George

Mark Byrum of Agar, SD, was the volume Hereford heifer buyer.

What a sale Cranston Herefords had; the best in their program’s history! Roy and Janet Cranston presented a quality offering of well-grown, two-year-old bulls in rancher condition for their 20th annual production sale. A full-house crowd of ranchers at the St. Onge (SD) Livestock Market bid in rapid-fire fashion to select from this program. The obvious appeal was the sound working condition of the cattle and the black baldie crossbreeding power of Hereford bulls as cowmen sought to invest in this “best” cross for their black cowherds.

Headquartered in the big ranch country of northwest South Dakota near Prairie City, the Cranstons strive to breed maternally productive, balanced trait cattle that produce and perform on the resources of their range environment. Cowherd efficiency, calving ease, good fleshing ability and structural soundness are basic priorities in their breeding and selection program. The sale cattle were progeny of proven Line 1, Harland and Britisher sires. The cattle were developed and grown on good pasture, no creep and minimum feed for natural growth and enhanced future breeding soundness.

Sound Hereford bulls presented in working rancher condition going to the country to sire market premium black baldie calves – that’s what the success of this sale was about!

Two bulls had the honor of topping the sale. The first was RC 1724 Sage 504, an April 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland). The second top-selling bull was RC 1688 Gold Dom 1195, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924 (C Hildalgo). Both top sellers were purchased by Schelldorf Ranches, Sundance, WY for $4,500 each.

RC 1695 Gogo 582, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Dane Dobesh, Belle Fourche, SD, for $4,250.

Dobesh also selected RC 1673 Dakota 690, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R (MH Dakota 0230), for $4,000.

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RC 1751 Dakota 699, a May 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland), sold to Whalen Bros., Alladin, WY, for $4,000

RC 1657 Gold Dom 1454, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Riata Nisselius Ranch, Gillette, WY, for $3,900.

Three bulls sold at $3,750 each:

RC 1698 Gold Dom 1139, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1677 Gold Dom 972, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, found a new home with Dane Dobesh.

RC 1719 Neon 1140, a Mar. 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T (GH Neon 17N), sold to Dwight Reedy, Newell, SD.

Five bulls brought $3,500 each:

RC 1655 Gold Dom 1471, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1678 Gogo 924, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Iver Heier, Prairie City, SD.

RC 1705 Gold Dom 0111, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Ivan Cranston, Moorcroft, WY.

RC 1718 Dakota 785, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R, sold to Justin Hoffman, Wilmont, MN.

RC 1748 Neon 725, a May 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T, sold to Robert Mader, Parade, SD.

The top registered heifers was a draft of 15 head that sold for $1,025 each to Mark Byrum, Agar, SD.

Top commercial heifers were a draft of 11 head that brought $1,016 each, also selling to Mark Byrum.

What a sale Cranston Herefords had; the best in their program’s history! Roy and Janet Cranston presented a quality offering of well-grown, two-year-old bulls in rancher condition for their 20th annual production sale. A full-house crowd of ranchers at the St. Onge (SD) Livestock Market bid in rapid-fire fashion to select from this program. The obvious appeal was the sound working condition of the cattle and the black baldie crossbreeding power of Hereford bulls as cowmen sought to invest in this “best” cross for their black cowherds.

Headquartered in the big ranch country of northwest South Dakota near Prairie City, the Cranstons strive to breed maternally productive, balanced trait cattle that produce and perform on the resources of their range environment. Cowherd efficiency, calving ease, good fleshing ability and structural soundness are basic priorities in their breeding and selection program. The sale cattle were progeny of proven Line 1, Harland and Britisher sires. The cattle were developed and grown on good pasture, no creep and minimum feed for natural growth and enhanced future breeding soundness.

Sound Hereford bulls presented in working rancher condition going to the country to sire market premium black baldie calves – that’s what the success of this sale was about!

Two bulls had the honor of topping the sale. The first was RC 1724 Sage 504, an April 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland). The second top-selling bull was RC 1688 Gold Dom 1195, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924 (C Hildalgo). Both top sellers were purchased by Schelldorf Ranches, Sundance, WY for $4,500 each.

RC 1695 Gogo 582, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Dane Dobesh, Belle Fourche, SD, for $4,250.

Dobesh also selected RC 1673 Dakota 690, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R (MH Dakota 0230), for $4,000.

RC 1751 Dakota 699, a May 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland), sold to Whalen Bros., Alladin, WY, for $4,000

RC 1657 Gold Dom 1454, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Riata Nisselius Ranch, Gillette, WY, for $3,900.

Three bulls sold at $3,750 each:

RC 1698 Gold Dom 1139, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1677 Gold Dom 972, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, found a new home with Dane Dobesh.

RC 1719 Neon 1140, a Mar. 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T (GH Neon 17N), sold to Dwight Reedy, Newell, SD.

Five bulls brought $3,500 each:

RC 1655 Gold Dom 1471, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1678 Gogo 924, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Iver Heier, Prairie City, SD.

RC 1705 Gold Dom 0111, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Ivan Cranston, Moorcroft, WY.

RC 1718 Dakota 785, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R, sold to Justin Hoffman, Wilmont, MN.

RC 1748 Neon 725, a May 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T, sold to Robert Mader, Parade, SD.

The top registered heifers was a draft of 15 head that sold for $1,025 each to Mark Byrum, Agar, SD.

Top commercial heifers were a draft of 11 head that brought $1,016 each, also selling to Mark Byrum.

What a sale Cranston Herefords had; the best in their program’s history! Roy and Janet Cranston presented a quality offering of well-grown, two-year-old bulls in rancher condition for their 20th annual production sale. A full-house crowd of ranchers at the St. Onge (SD) Livestock Market bid in rapid-fire fashion to select from this program. The obvious appeal was the sound working condition of the cattle and the black baldie crossbreeding power of Hereford bulls as cowmen sought to invest in this “best” cross for their black cowherds.

Headquartered in the big ranch country of northwest South Dakota near Prairie City, the Cranstons strive to breed maternally productive, balanced trait cattle that produce and perform on the resources of their range environment. Cowherd efficiency, calving ease, good fleshing ability and structural soundness are basic priorities in their breeding and selection program. The sale cattle were progeny of proven Line 1, Harland and Britisher sires. The cattle were developed and grown on good pasture, no creep and minimum feed for natural growth and enhanced future breeding soundness.

Sound Hereford bulls presented in working rancher condition going to the country to sire market premium black baldie calves – that’s what the success of this sale was about!

Two bulls had the honor of topping the sale. The first was RC 1724 Sage 504, an April 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland). The second top-selling bull was RC 1688 Gold Dom 1195, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924 (C Hildalgo). Both top sellers were purchased by Schelldorf Ranches, Sundance, WY for $4,500 each.

RC 1695 Gogo 582, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Dane Dobesh, Belle Fourche, SD, for $4,250.

Dobesh also selected RC 1673 Dakota 690, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R (MH Dakota 0230), for $4,000.

RC 1751 Dakota 699, a May 2009 son of SR Saga 1307 (Harland), sold to Whalen Bros., Alladin, WY, for $4,000

RC 1657 Gold Dom 1454, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Riata Nisselius Ranch, Gillette, WY, for $3,900.

Three bulls sold at $3,750 each:

RC 1698 Gold Dom 1139, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1677 Gold Dom 972, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, found a new home with Dane Dobesh.

RC 1719 Neon 1140, a Mar. 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T (GH Neon 17N), sold to Dwight Reedy, Newell, SD.

Five bulls brought $3,500 each:

RC 1655 Gold Dom 1471, a Feb. 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Schelldorf Ranches.

RC 1678 Gogo 924, a March 2009 son of Churchill Domino 724T, sold to Iver Heier, Prairie City, SD.

RC 1705 Gold Dom 0111, a March 2009 son of RC 1253 Gold Domino 924, sold to Ivan Cranston, Moorcroft, WY.

RC 1718 Dakota 785, a March 2009 son of Churchill Dakota 546R, sold to Justin Hoffman, Wilmont, MN.

RC 1748 Neon 725, a May 2009 son of Churchill Neon 7187T, sold to Robert Mader, Parade, SD.

The top registered heifers was a draft of 15 head that sold for $1,025 each to Mark Byrum, Agar, SD.

Top commercial heifers were a draft of 11 head that brought $1,016 each, also selling to Mark Byrum.

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