Schauer Angus 24th Annual Bull Sale
April 26, 2014
Date: Mar. 10, 2014
Location: Faith Livestock Commission Co.
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
13 Two-year-old Angus bulls: $5,846
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A packed house gathered at Faith Livestock for the Schauer Angus bull sale on a nice day in western South Dakota. Bryant and Doug Schauer have done a tremendous job of building this good herd of Angus cattle. The cow herd is the strength of this herd, and it has been developed by culling hard and saving only the best.
Bryant spends a huge amount of effort each spring sorting and planning each mating. They have also done a good job selecting herd bulls that they use as resident herd bulls.
These bulls are easy to be around, and folks had plenty of time to walk through the pens prior to the bull sale, making their top selections. The bulls were long and deep-sided with plenty of muscle. And the catalog verified the strong maternal traits to be passed along with these bulls.
This was, perhaps, the best set of two year old bulls that the Schauers have ever offered–and the set of yearling bulls did not have to take a back seat either. Many repeat buyers were on hand to compete with the new buyers on the seats at Faith Livestock.
Top selling bull of the day was one of the best bulls that this firm has ever produced. He was Lot 42, Schauer Cisco 286, a two year old bull, sired by the Schauer herd bull, Whitestone Cisco Kid Z120. This bull was out of a daughter of GDAR Game Day 449 and had EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 64, MILK 32, and YW 108. Born at 85 lb., he weaned at 762 lb. to ratio 124. He seemed to be the complete package, and he sold for $9,500 to repeat buyer, Denny Topf, Charter Oak, Iowa.
Lot 8 also sold to Denny Topf. At $9,000, this was a yearling bull sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 and out of a dam by Final Answer. He had a birth weight of 77 lb. and a weaning weight of 726 lb. to ratio 111. His EPDs were BW 0.1, WW 61, MILK 29, and YW 100.
Lot 4 was a son of OCC Missing Link 830M and out of a Cincha daughter with a weaning weight ratio of 110 on nine calves. This yearling had hit the ground at 87 lb. and posted a 205 day weight of 704 lb. to ratio 109. With EPDs of BW 2, WW 49, MILK 27, and YW 80, he sold to Denny Topf for $8,000.
Ron Goldade, Timber Lake, S.D., bought Lot 54, a two year old sired by Whitestone Black Arrow Z101. He was out of a daughter of ALC Kennel and had EPDs of BW 2.9, WW 48, MILK 24, and YW 83. He sold for $7,750.
Another popular bull was Lot 7, with the final bid of $7,000 coming from Miles Fairbanks, White River, S.D. Here was another son of Connealy Consensus 7229. With a birth weight of 91 lb., he weaned at 713 lb. to ratio 109. His EPDs were BW 0.7, WW 57, MILK 28, and YW 96.
Repeat buyer Irving Jordan, Faith, S.D., selected Lot 33 at $7,000. He was a son of Whitestone Cisco Kid Z120 and out of a Final Answer daughter. Born at 87 lb., he weaned at 758 lb. to ratio 117. His EPDs included BW 1.1, WW 66, MILK 33, and YW 110.
This was a great sale for the Schauer Brothers 24th sale, and I'm happy to have been a part of all of them.