Spruce Hill Angus/Wicks Cattle Co. ‘Combined Advantage’ Angus & SimAngus Bull Sale | TSLN.com

Spruce Hill Angus/Wicks Cattle Co. ‘Combined Advantage’ Angus & SimAngus Bull Sale

Dan Piroutek

Spruce Hill Ranch, owned by Chad and Michelle Rotenberger with Chad’s father, Dr. Bill Rotenberger, and Wicks Cattle Co., owned by Zane and Mary Jo Wicks and family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at Bowman Auction Market.

The morning started out below zero, but it was a bright, shiny day with a really big crowd in attendance.

This is a unique sale in that they offer a top cut of virgin two-year-old Angus bulls, along with a powerful set of SimAngus yearlings.

The Angus bulls were really stout in their make-up, along with extra muscle. These bulls are not pushed as calves and they seem to be very sound on their feet and legs. They exercise in large lots and on pasture, and their extra year of growth helps the bulls maintain their longevity.

The SimAngus yearling bulls provide heterosis, capitalizing on the best of many traits. SimAngus females are functional, fertile and gentle. Wick’s herd sire, JF Net Merit 618S, is the cornerstone for their herd, and this year was selected by ABS for their program. The Wicks family leased Net Merit to ABS this spring. The Net Merit sons have muscle, extra rib and power.

This very fast paced sale stayed strong to the very end.

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Top selling bull of the day was Lot 62, a yearling SimAngus bull, sired by JF Net Merit, selling to Theresa Brewer from Marmarth, ND, for $6,750. With EPDs of -0.4 BW, +23.2 WW and +47.9 YW, he had a birth weight of just 82 lbs. while weaning at 638 lbs. He weighed 1,206 lbs., along with a ribeye area of 13.34 sq. in. and an IMF of 4.18. His scrotal measurement was 39.5 cm.

The Lot 18 two-year-old Angus bull sold for $6,000 to the good Angus firm of Spickler Ranch from Glenfield, ND. This bull had the real look of a herd bull, with balance and style. He was a son of Falcon Rockn D 358M and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill 702 Bruno 100 (who has ratioed 111 on 3 calves). This strong bull had EPDs of +0.5 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK and +85 YW, with a 108 weaning ratio and 110 yearling ratio. His scrotal measurement was 42 cm.

Theresa Brewer also chose the Lot 1 two-year-old Angus bull. Selling for $5,750, this bull was the son of Mohnen Brushpopper 295 and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill Bruno 100 who has ratioed 103 on 4 calves. His EPDs included +1.7 BW, +50 WW, +25 MILK and +94 YW.

Kelly Kerstiens from Isabel, SD, bought the Lot 19 two-year-old bull at $5,500. This son of Falcon Rockn D 358M was out of a daughter of New Design 878. Weaning at 717 lbs. to ratio 118, he posted a yearling weight ratio of 115. He had EPDs of +1.8 BW, +52 WW, +20 MILK and +94 YW.

For $5,250 each, two yearling SimAngus bulls headed for the Ellis Ranch from Miles City, MT. These were Lots 75 and 98 and they were both sired by JF Net Merit.

A great day for these two families, plus Jim Harrison’s special chili and beef stew were well received by the crowd.

Spruce Hill Ranch, owned by Chad and Michelle Rotenberger with Chad’s father, Dr. Bill Rotenberger, and Wicks Cattle Co., owned by Zane and Mary Jo Wicks and family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at Bowman Auction Market.

The morning started out below zero, but it was a bright, shiny day with a really big crowd in attendance.

This is a unique sale in that they offer a top cut of virgin two-year-old Angus bulls, along with a powerful set of SimAngus yearlings.

The Angus bulls were really stout in their make-up, along with extra muscle. These bulls are not pushed as calves and they seem to be very sound on their feet and legs. They exercise in large lots and on pasture, and their extra year of growth helps the bulls maintain their longevity.

The SimAngus yearling bulls provide heterosis, capitalizing on the best of many traits. SimAngus females are functional, fertile and gentle. Wick’s herd sire, JF Net Merit 618S, is the cornerstone for their herd, and this year was selected by ABS for their program. The Wicks family leased Net Merit to ABS this spring. The Net Merit sons have muscle, extra rib and power.

This very fast paced sale stayed strong to the very end.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 62, a yearling SimAngus bull, sired by JF Net Merit, selling to Theresa Brewer from Marmarth, ND, for $6,750. With EPDs of -0.4 BW, +23.2 WW and +47.9 YW, he had a birth weight of just 82 lbs. while weaning at 638 lbs. He weighed 1,206 lbs., along with a ribeye area of 13.34 sq. in. and an IMF of 4.18. His scrotal measurement was 39.5 cm.

The Lot 18 two-year-old Angus bull sold for $6,000 to the good Angus firm of Spickler Ranch from Glenfield, ND. This bull had the real look of a herd bull, with balance and style. He was a son of Falcon Rockn D 358M and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill 702 Bruno 100 (who has ratioed 111 on 3 calves). This strong bull had EPDs of +0.5 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK and +85 YW, with a 108 weaning ratio and 110 yearling ratio. His scrotal measurement was 42 cm.

Theresa Brewer also chose the Lot 1 two-year-old Angus bull. Selling for $5,750, this bull was the son of Mohnen Brushpopper 295 and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill Bruno 100 who has ratioed 103 on 4 calves. His EPDs included +1.7 BW, +50 WW, +25 MILK and +94 YW.

Kelly Kerstiens from Isabel, SD, bought the Lot 19 two-year-old bull at $5,500. This son of Falcon Rockn D 358M was out of a daughter of New Design 878. Weaning at 717 lbs. to ratio 118, he posted a yearling weight ratio of 115. He had EPDs of +1.8 BW, +52 WW, +20 MILK and +94 YW.

For $5,250 each, two yearling SimAngus bulls headed for the Ellis Ranch from Miles City, MT. These were Lots 75 and 98 and they were both sired by JF Net Merit.

A great day for these two families, plus Jim Harrison’s special chili and beef stew were well received by the crowd.

Spruce Hill Ranch, owned by Chad and Michelle Rotenberger with Chad’s father, Dr. Bill Rotenberger, and Wicks Cattle Co., owned by Zane and Mary Jo Wicks and family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at Bowman Auction Market.

The morning started out below zero, but it was a bright, shiny day with a really big crowd in attendance.

This is a unique sale in that they offer a top cut of virgin two-year-old Angus bulls, along with a powerful set of SimAngus yearlings.

The Angus bulls were really stout in their make-up, along with extra muscle. These bulls are not pushed as calves and they seem to be very sound on their feet and legs. They exercise in large lots and on pasture, and their extra year of growth helps the bulls maintain their longevity.

The SimAngus yearling bulls provide heterosis, capitalizing on the best of many traits. SimAngus females are functional, fertile and gentle. Wick’s herd sire, JF Net Merit 618S, is the cornerstone for their herd, and this year was selected by ABS for their program. The Wicks family leased Net Merit to ABS this spring. The Net Merit sons have muscle, extra rib and power.

This very fast paced sale stayed strong to the very end.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 62, a yearling SimAngus bull, sired by JF Net Merit, selling to Theresa Brewer from Marmarth, ND, for $6,750. With EPDs of -0.4 BW, +23.2 WW and +47.9 YW, he had a birth weight of just 82 lbs. while weaning at 638 lbs. He weighed 1,206 lbs., along with a ribeye area of 13.34 sq. in. and an IMF of 4.18. His scrotal measurement was 39.5 cm.

The Lot 18 two-year-old Angus bull sold for $6,000 to the good Angus firm of Spickler Ranch from Glenfield, ND. This bull had the real look of a herd bull, with balance and style. He was a son of Falcon Rockn D 358M and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill 702 Bruno 100 (who has ratioed 111 on 3 calves). This strong bull had EPDs of +0.5 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK and +85 YW, with a 108 weaning ratio and 110 yearling ratio. His scrotal measurement was 42 cm.

Theresa Brewer also chose the Lot 1 two-year-old Angus bull. Selling for $5,750, this bull was the son of Mohnen Brushpopper 295 and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill Bruno 100 who has ratioed 103 on 4 calves. His EPDs included +1.7 BW, +50 WW, +25 MILK and +94 YW.

Kelly Kerstiens from Isabel, SD, bought the Lot 19 two-year-old bull at $5,500. This son of Falcon Rockn D 358M was out of a daughter of New Design 878. Weaning at 717 lbs. to ratio 118, he posted a yearling weight ratio of 115. He had EPDs of +1.8 BW, +52 WW, +20 MILK and +94 YW.

For $5,250 each, two yearling SimAngus bulls headed for the Ellis Ranch from Miles City, MT. These were Lots 75 and 98 and they were both sired by JF Net Merit.

A great day for these two families, plus Jim Harrison’s special chili and beef stew were well received by the crowd.

Spruce Hill Ranch, owned by Chad and Michelle Rotenberger with Chad’s father, Dr. Bill Rotenberger, and Wicks Cattle Co., owned by Zane and Mary Jo Wicks and family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at Bowman Auction Market.

The morning started out below zero, but it was a bright, shiny day with a really big crowd in attendance.

This is a unique sale in that they offer a top cut of virgin two-year-old Angus bulls, along with a powerful set of SimAngus yearlings.

The Angus bulls were really stout in their make-up, along with extra muscle. These bulls are not pushed as calves and they seem to be very sound on their feet and legs. They exercise in large lots and on pasture, and their extra year of growth helps the bulls maintain their longevity.

The SimAngus yearling bulls provide heterosis, capitalizing on the best of many traits. SimAngus females are functional, fertile and gentle. Wick’s herd sire, JF Net Merit 618S, is the cornerstone for their herd, and this year was selected by ABS for their program. The Wicks family leased Net Merit to ABS this spring. The Net Merit sons have muscle, extra rib and power.

This very fast paced sale stayed strong to the very end.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 62, a yearling SimAngus bull, sired by JF Net Merit, selling to Theresa Brewer from Marmarth, ND, for $6,750. With EPDs of -0.4 BW, +23.2 WW and +47.9 YW, he had a birth weight of just 82 lbs. while weaning at 638 lbs. He weighed 1,206 lbs., along with a ribeye area of 13.34 sq. in. and an IMF of 4.18. His scrotal measurement was 39.5 cm.

The Lot 18 two-year-old Angus bull sold for $6,000 to the good Angus firm of Spickler Ranch from Glenfield, ND. This bull had the real look of a herd bull, with balance and style. He was a son of Falcon Rockn D 358M and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill 702 Bruno 100 (who has ratioed 111 on 3 calves). This strong bull had EPDs of +0.5 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK and +85 YW, with a 108 weaning ratio and 110 yearling ratio. His scrotal measurement was 42 cm.

Theresa Brewer also chose the Lot 1 two-year-old Angus bull. Selling for $5,750, this bull was the son of Mohnen Brushpopper 295 and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill Bruno 100 who has ratioed 103 on 4 calves. His EPDs included +1.7 BW, +50 WW, +25 MILK and +94 YW.

Kelly Kerstiens from Isabel, SD, bought the Lot 19 two-year-old bull at $5,500. This son of Falcon Rockn D 358M was out of a daughter of New Design 878. Weaning at 717 lbs. to ratio 118, he posted a yearling weight ratio of 115. He had EPDs of +1.8 BW, +52 WW, +20 MILK and +94 YW.

For $5,250 each, two yearling SimAngus bulls headed for the Ellis Ranch from Miles City, MT. These were Lots 75 and 98 and they were both sired by JF Net Merit.

A great day for these two families, plus Jim Harrison’s special chili and beef stew were well received by the crowd.

Spruce Hill Ranch, owned by Chad and Michelle Rotenberger with Chad’s father, Dr. Bill Rotenberger, and Wicks Cattle Co., owned by Zane and Mary Jo Wicks and family, hosted a huge crowd for their annual production sale at Bowman Auction Market.

The morning started out below zero, but it was a bright, shiny day with a really big crowd in attendance.

This is a unique sale in that they offer a top cut of virgin two-year-old Angus bulls, along with a powerful set of SimAngus yearlings.

The Angus bulls were really stout in their make-up, along with extra muscle. These bulls are not pushed as calves and they seem to be very sound on their feet and legs. They exercise in large lots and on pasture, and their extra year of growth helps the bulls maintain their longevity.

The SimAngus yearling bulls provide heterosis, capitalizing on the best of many traits. SimAngus females are functional, fertile and gentle. Wick’s herd sire, JF Net Merit 618S, is the cornerstone for their herd, and this year was selected by ABS for their program. The Wicks family leased Net Merit to ABS this spring. The Net Merit sons have muscle, extra rib and power.

This very fast paced sale stayed strong to the very end.

Top selling bull of the day was Lot 62, a yearling SimAngus bull, sired by JF Net Merit, selling to Theresa Brewer from Marmarth, ND, for $6,750. With EPDs of -0.4 BW, +23.2 WW and +47.9 YW, he had a birth weight of just 82 lbs. while weaning at 638 lbs. He weighed 1,206 lbs., along with a ribeye area of 13.34 sq. in. and an IMF of 4.18. His scrotal measurement was 39.5 cm.

The Lot 18 two-year-old Angus bull sold for $6,000 to the good Angus firm of Spickler Ranch from Glenfield, ND. This bull had the real look of a herd bull, with balance and style. He was a son of Falcon Rockn D 358M and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill 702 Bruno 100 (who has ratioed 111 on 3 calves). This strong bull had EPDs of +0.5 BW, +47 WW, +19 MILK and +85 YW, with a 108 weaning ratio and 110 yearling ratio. His scrotal measurement was 42 cm.

Theresa Brewer also chose the Lot 1 two-year-old Angus bull. Selling for $5,750, this bull was the son of Mohnen Brushpopper 295 and out of a daughter of Spruce Hill Bruno 100 who has ratioed 103 on 4 calves. His EPDs included +1.7 BW, +50 WW, +25 MILK and +94 YW.

Kelly Kerstiens from Isabel, SD, bought the Lot 19 two-year-old bull at $5,500. This son of Falcon Rockn D 358M was out of a daughter of New Design 878. Weaning at 717 lbs. to ratio 118, he posted a yearling weight ratio of 115. He had EPDs of +1.8 BW, +52 WW, +20 MILK and +94 YW.

For $5,250 each, two yearling SimAngus bulls headed for the Ellis Ranch from Miles City, MT. These were Lots 75 and 98 and they were both sired by JF Net Merit.

A great day for these two families, plus Jim Harrison’s special chili and beef stew were well received by the crowd.

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