Maher Angus 2015 Production Sale
Date: Feb. 6, 2015
Location: at the ranch, north of Morristown, SD
Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Average: 120 ylg Angus bulls – $7,135
Great weather, a great cattle market, and a great herd of Angus cattle helped produce the best sale ever in 38 years for Maher Angus. This herd was started by Dan and Gloria Maher, and now is managed and produced by Casey and Gina Maher and their active family.
The Mahers incorporate many of their home-raised herd sires into the breeding program. This way they know that the sires have sound mothers with excellent traits of fertility, soundness, udders, and disposition. I wish everyone could walk through this outstanding set of bulls to see the dispositions of each of these animals.
One of their main home-raised herd sires is MAR Innovation 251, and he is now a feature sire at Genex Cooperative, Inc. at Shawano, Wisc. As you note the high sellers listed below, you will also see other high quality, highly sought after herd sire groups being utilized at the Maher Ranch.
The ranch is east of Lemmon, South Dakota, right along the North Dakota border. This is the third sale held in their new sale barn, and everything was working like clockwork as all 120 bulls were sold in 1 hour and 28 minutes. The familiy hosted a huge crowd of many repeat buyers, as well as several new faces. It looked like this big crowd was going to hang around, as the Maher family laid out quite a spread for their loyal customers after the sale.
The top selling bull of the day was Lot 003, MAR Accounabull Windy 0034, selling for $15,500 to the Schmidt Angus Ranch, Solen, North Dakota. He was a son of MAR Accountabull 0752 and out of a Bismarck daughter with a weaning ratio of 108 on three calves. Born at 84 pounds, he weaned at 727 pounds and posted a yearling weight of 1,386 pounds to ratio 116. His EPDs were BW 0.3, WW 61, YW 113, and MILK 28. His rib eye scanned 17.1 square inches.
Lund’s B Bar Angus Ranch, Wibaux, Mont., chose Lot 55 at $15,000. He was sired by SAV Resource 1441 and out of a daughter of HA Program 5652 who had ratioed 105 on four calves. He had EPDs of BW 3.3, WW 67, YW 121, and MILK 27. With a birth weight of 87 pounds, he weaned at 711 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1,389 pounds.
Other high selling Lots:
Lot 173 – $13,500 to CRI Genex, Shawano, Wisconsin: SAV Resource 1441 X Sitz Upward 307R
Lot 712 – $13,000 to Schmidt Angus, Solen, North Dakota: MAR Innovation 251 X KMK Alliance
Lot 250 – $12,500 to Lee Miller, Glen Ullin, North Dakota: MAR Accountabull 0752 X MAR Upward Frontier 6120
Lot 077 – $11,500 to Bob Hoff, Leith, North Dakota: SAV Resource 1441 X MAR Timberwolf Traveler 643
Lot 219 – $11,500 to Cedarflow Angus, Hettinger, North Dakota: VDAR Really Windy 4097 X TC Aberdeen 759
Lot 034 – $11,000 to Clifford Johnson, Watauga, South Dakota: SAV Resource 1441 X Sitz Upward 307R
Lot 82 – $10,000 to Troy Sailer, Golden Valley, North Dakota: SAV Resource 1441 X MAR Alliance 9126 Cincha 447
Lot 029 – $10,000 to Irving Jordan Family, Faith, South Dakota: SAV Resource 1441 X Sitz Upward 307R