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Sandmeier Charolais 27th Annual Production Sale

Dan Piroutek

March 7, 2008

At the ranch west of Bowdle, SD

Lynn Weishaar & Seth Weishaar

46 two-year-old bulls – $2,992; 54 fall bulls – $2,813; 80 yearling bulls – $3,310; 180 total bulls – $3,080

Cal and Gary Sandmeier and their families, hosted a big crowd for their annual Charolais bull sale, and they presented their best sale ever. There were many outfits present that bought several bulls and competed extremely hard on the top end of this good set of bulls. The disposition and quality of this set of bulls were the deepest ever, and this big crowd bid right to the end of the sale.

The bulls were all Gene STAR tested by Bovigen, with all the information presented in the catalog. With the use of DNA technology, rapid genetic progress can be made in key traits, including tenderness, feed efficiency, and quality grade. This may have helped bring some new buyers to the sale.

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The Sandmeier family backgrounds and feeds many commercial cattle so they know how important it is for cattle to perform in feedlot conditions. In determining the bulls to be presented at this sale, they use visual appraisal, performance, ultrasound, athleticism, EPDs, structure, and disposition. On sale day, bidders found an outstanding set of very well-grown bulls. These predominantly polled cattle are bred and produced to convert ranch grass and roughage into meat.

The top selling bull of the day was Lot 7245 P, a yearling son of Keys McTender 279P, and out of SCR Miss Eliminator 2551. Here was a tremendous Charolais bull that I liked really well – a really thick, excellent haired bull with a great disposition. He had EPDs of +1.9 BW, +36.7 WW, and +60.6 YW. He was born at 89 pounds, weaned at 844 pounds, and grew to a yearling of 1,400 pounds. He had a 17.1 sq. in. rib eye and a 39 cm. scrotal. Testing well on his geneSTAR for Marbling, Tenderness, and Feed Efficiency, he sold for $6,500 to D & W Livestock of Newcastle, WY.

March 7, 2008

At the ranch west of Bowdle, SD

Lynn Weishaar & Seth Weishaar

46 two-year-old bulls – $2,992; 54 fall bulls – $2,813; 80 yearling bulls – $3,310; 180 total bulls – $3,080

Cal and Gary Sandmeier and their families, hosted a big crowd for their annual Charolais bull sale, and they presented their best sale ever. There were many outfits present that bought several bulls and competed extremely hard on the top end of this good set of bulls. The disposition and quality of this set of bulls were the deepest ever, and this big crowd bid right to the end of the sale.

The bulls were all Gene STAR tested by Bovigen, with all the information presented in the catalog. With the use of DNA technology, rapid genetic progress can be made in key traits, including tenderness, feed efficiency, and quality grade. This may have helped bring some new buyers to the sale.

The Sandmeier family backgrounds and feeds many commercial cattle so they know how important it is for cattle to perform in feedlot conditions. In determining the bulls to be presented at this sale, they use visual appraisal, performance, ultrasound, athleticism, EPDs, structure, and disposition. On sale day, bidders found an outstanding set of very well-grown bulls. These predominantly polled cattle are bred and produced to convert ranch grass and roughage into meat.

The top selling bull of the day was Lot 7245 P, a yearling son of Keys McTender 279P, and out of SCR Miss Eliminator 2551. Here was a tremendous Charolais bull that I liked really well – a really thick, excellent haired bull with a great disposition. He had EPDs of +1.9 BW, +36.7 WW, and +60.6 YW. He was born at 89 pounds, weaned at 844 pounds, and grew to a yearling of 1,400 pounds. He had a 17.1 sq. in. rib eye and a 39 cm. scrotal. Testing well on his geneSTAR for Marbling, Tenderness, and Feed Efficiency, he sold for $6,500 to D & W Livestock of Newcastle, WY.

March 7, 2008

At the ranch west of Bowdle, SD

Lynn Weishaar & Seth Weishaar

46 two-year-old bulls – $2,992; 54 fall bulls – $2,813; 80 yearling bulls – $3,310; 180 total bulls – $3,080

Cal and Gary Sandmeier and their families, hosted a big crowd for their annual Charolais bull sale, and they presented their best sale ever. There were many outfits present that bought several bulls and competed extremely hard on the top end of this good set of bulls. The disposition and quality of this set of bulls were the deepest ever, and this big crowd bid right to the end of the sale.

The bulls were all Gene STAR tested by Bovigen, with all the information presented in the catalog. With the use of DNA technology, rapid genetic progress can be made in key traits, including tenderness, feed efficiency, and quality grade. This may have helped bring some new buyers to the sale.

The Sandmeier family backgrounds and feeds many commercial cattle so they know how important it is for cattle to perform in feedlot conditions. In determining the bulls to be presented at this sale, they use visual appraisal, performance, ultrasound, athleticism, EPDs, structure, and disposition. On sale day, bidders found an outstanding set of very well-grown bulls. These predominantly polled cattle are bred and produced to convert ranch grass and roughage into meat.

The top selling bull of the day was Lot 7245 P, a yearling son of Keys McTender 279P, and out of SCR Miss Eliminator 2551. Here was a tremendous Charolais bull that I liked really well – a really thick, excellent haired bull with a great disposition. He had EPDs of +1.9 BW, +36.7 WW, and +60.6 YW. He was born at 89 pounds, weaned at 844 pounds, and grew to a yearling of 1,400 pounds. He had a 17.1 sq. in. rib eye and a 39 cm. scrotal. Testing well on his geneSTAR for Marbling, Tenderness, and Feed Efficiency, he sold for $6,500 to D & W Livestock of Newcastle, WY.

March 7, 2008

At the ranch west of Bowdle, SD

Lynn Weishaar & Seth Weishaar

46 two-year-old bulls – $2,992; 54 fall bulls – $2,813; 80 yearling bulls – $3,310; 180 total bulls – $3,080

Cal and Gary Sandmeier and their families, hosted a big crowd for their annual Charolais bull sale, and they presented their best sale ever. There were many outfits present that bought several bulls and competed extremely hard on the top end of this good set of bulls. The disposition and quality of this set of bulls were the deepest ever, and this big crowd bid right to the end of the sale.

The bulls were all Gene STAR tested by Bovigen, with all the information presented in the catalog. With the use of DNA technology, rapid genetic progress can be made in key traits, including tenderness, feed efficiency, and quality grade. This may have helped bring some new buyers to the sale.

The Sandmeier family backgrounds and feeds many commercial cattle so they know how important it is for cattle to perform in feedlot conditions. In determining the bulls to be presented at this sale, they use visual appraisal, performance, ultrasound, athleticism, EPDs, structure, and disposition. On sale day, bidders found an outstanding set of very well-grown bulls. These predominantly polled cattle are bred and produced to convert ranch grass and roughage into meat.

The top selling bull of the day was Lot 7245 P, a yearling son of Keys McTender 279P, and out of SCR Miss Eliminator 2551. Here was a tremendous Charolais bull that I liked really well – a really thick, excellent haired bull with a great disposition. He had EPDs of +1.9 BW, +36.7 WW, and +60.6 YW. He was born at 89 pounds, weaned at 844 pounds, and grew to a yearling of 1,400 pounds. He had a 17.1 sq. in. rib eye and a 39 cm. scrotal. Testing well on his geneSTAR for Marbling, Tenderness, and Feed Efficiency, he sold for $6,500 to D & W Livestock of Newcastle, WY.

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