Littau Angus Bull Sale
May 19, 2016
Date: Mar. 29, 2016
Location: Sale at the ranch, near Carter, SD
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
TSLN Rep.: Scott Dirk
102 Ylg bulls – $3,740
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The LeRoy and Bob Littau families held the Annual Littau Angus bull sale at the ranch west of Winner, South Dakota, on Mar. 29, 2016. There was a feel of spring in the air with plenty of sunshine, but it was cool with a stiff wind. But the bulls offered were none the worse for wear. These bulls are bred and developed with the cattlemen in mind. They were in great sale condition, but not over fed and should really excel in the breeding pasture for their new owners.
This operation is one that is truly underrated in terms of the quality of cattle offered for sale. The crowd was slightly smaller than past years and the average is evident of that fact. I truly feel if the spring rains that hit after the sale had come before, the results would have been different. There was no specific sale order, so there were good bulls selling all throughout the day.
Topping the sale was lot 31, LAR 822 Juneau 31C, a Feb. 2015 son of LAR Juneau 822Z with epds of BW 0.7 WW 71 Milk 27 YW 127. The bull had a weaning weight of 778 pounds, ratio 119 and yearling weight of 1,380 pounds, ratio 119. Spickler Ranch, Glenfield, North Dakota, was the buyer at $19,000.
Lot 166, LAR 822 Juneau 166C, a Feb. 201`5 son of LAR Juneau 822Z with epds of BW 2.9 WW 62 Milk 25 YW 107, weaning weight 749 pounds, ratio 115, yearling weight 1,296 pounds ratio 112 sold to Sheldon Tobin, Plankinton, South Dakota, for $11,000.
Lot 702, LAR Fortunate 702C, a Feb. 2015 son of McCumber Fortunate 307 sold to Rex Black, Spencer, Nebraska, for $8,750. This bull weaned at 747 pounds, ratio 114, yearling weight 1,294 pounds ratio 111 and had epds of BW 2.5 WW 54 Milk 29 YW 91.
Lot 303, LAR 822 Juneau 303C, a Feb. 2015 son of LAR Juneau 822Z with epds of BW 1.7 WW 58 Milk 25 YW 109 sold to Rodney Paulson, Mission, South Dakota, for $8500.
Lot 209, LAR 127 Rainmaker 209C, a Feb. 2015 son of Sitz Rainmaker 11127 with epds of BW 3.5 WW 65 Milk 34 YW 109 sold to Floyd Colombe, White River, South Dakota, for $7,000.
Also selling at $7,000 to Lenny Wolcott, Reliance, South Dakota, was lot 963, LAR 372 Rainmaker 963C. This Jan. 2015 son of Sitz Rainmaker 372X has epds of BW 0.3 WW 55 Milk 28 YW 101.
All in all this was a pretty good sale for the Littau family. They are gracious hosts and serve a great grilled hamburger with all the fixings for lunch.