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5L Red Angus ‘Right for the Times’ Annual Fall Sale

Kathy and Ralph McRae, Leadore, Idaho

Date: Nov. 5, 2015

Location: At the ranch, Sheridan, Mont.

Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell

TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson


105 Red Angus bulls – $6,465

50 Black Profit-Plus bulls – $5,600

5 “Buckskin” Char x Red Opti-bulls – $6,000

142 Red Angus Commercial Bred heifers – $2,337

265 Red Angus Cross Commercial Bred heifers – $2,267

104 Black Angus Commercial Bred heifers – $2,334

What another fine day in western Montana for the 5L Red Angus ‘Right for the Times’ Annual Fall Sale. As always at the ranch, near Sheridan, Montana, the bulls on display demonstrated the desired “wide-body look” backed by the confidence in functionality, efficiency, and adaptability. One can tell, the 5L bulls are desired across the U.S. as there were winning bidders in 15 states. The food was great, the crowd lively, and Colonel Jim Birdwell kept a steady pace. Here are the top bulls of the day:

Lot 1, 5L Crossroads 1430-6684B, got the sale started right selling for $34,000 to Leland Red Angus of Sidney, Montana; Koester Red Angus of Steele, North Dakota; Wiedel Red Angus of Leoti, Kansas. This 5L Advantage 3267-221Y son posted EPDs of BW -2.3, WW 71, YW 115, and Milk 21. He weighed 75 pounds at birth on May 5, 2014 and has a wide body score of 8.5.

Selling for $30,000 was Lot 2, 5L Front Lines 2871-492B, by Loosie Red Angus of Ashton, Idaho. This son of C-T The Quest 1103 has EPDs of BW -3.5, WW 62, YW 99, and Milk 24 while he was born April 1, 2014 weighing 68 pounds and also has a wide body score of 8.5.

Lot 45, 5L Vanguard 99-585B, sold to Fritz Red Angus of Brady, Montana for $17,000. Posting EPDs of BW -1.7, WW 71, YW 112, and Milk 21; this 5L Advantage 3267-221Y son was 79 pounds at birth on April 10, 2014 and has a wide body score of 8.5.

Heading to Oakley, Idaho with the Cactus Ranch was Lot 49, 5L Right Concept 2161-1700B, for $13,000. Here was a son of 5L Precept 2705-5097 with EPDs of BW -1.4, WW 73, YW 110, and Milk 19. He was born May 15, 2014 weighing 83 pounds and has a wide body score of 8.5.

Lot 46, 5L Right Edge 1351-596B, sold for $12,500 to Winecup Gamble Ranch of Mentello, Nevada. Another 5L Andvantage 3267-221Y son born April 23, 2014 weighing 76 pounds and a wide body score of 8.5. This bull has EPDs of BW -1.8, WW 72, YW 113, and Milk 20.

The top selling Black Profit Plus bull was Lot 108 5L Double Blaze 857-649B. He sold for $9,000 to Johnson Land and Livestock of Rush Valley, Utah. This 8.5 wide-bodied 5L Double Blaze 1134-8576 son was born May 14, 2014 weighing 89 pounds. His EPDs are BW -0.4, WW 58, YW 93, and Milk 27.