Flat Water Gang Red Angus Sale
Date: March 23, 2015
Location: Valentine Livestock Market, Valentine, Nebraska
Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar
Reported by: Rowdy Benson
57 Sandbur Ridge Red Angus bulls – $5.160
27 Birnie Red Angus bulls– $4,574
25 Cooksley Red Angus bulls averaged: $3,840
What a great opportunity to get your hands on some top quality Red Angus bulls at the Flat Water Gang Red Angus Sale at Valentine Livestock Market in Valentine, Nebraska. The bulls were in excellent sale condition as the development philosophy stays the same year after year and that is slow and steady wins the race. These bulls are made to last long for the breeders as well as produce long-term genetics that will make any herd produce longer. There is a lot of opportunity here to buy top quality bulls from top quality producers. Here is the cream off the top:
Topping the sale was Lot 3B, Ridge Crossfire 4009, selling for $18,000 to Birnie Red Angus of Broken Bow, Nebraska. This 5L Blazin Red 1354-6166 son was born Jan. 18, 2014, weighing in at 86 lbs and weaned off weighing 733 pounds This bull’s EPDs are BW -1.6, WW 47, YW 64, and Milk 23.
Sand Dune Cattle LLC of Sargent, Nebraska purchased the next high seller Lot 4, Ridge Zodiac 4090, for $13,500. This 5L Zodiac 1134-372Z son represented the breed well with EPDs of BW -1.1, WW 52, YW 82, and Milk 25. He was born 2/23/14, weighing 84lbs and weaned off at 651 pounds
Lot 20, Birnie Express 31B, sold to Brandon & Dennis Wyckioff of Brewster, Nebraska for $9500. This MLK CRK Express 9127 son was born 3/6/14 weighing in at 98lbs and had a weaning weight of 673 pounds This crowd favorite has EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 63, YW 97, and Milk 17.
Lot 24 also sold for $9500 to Rutt Red Angus of Campbell, Nebraska. Ridge Zodiac 4081 is another 5L Zodiac 1134-372Z son with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 53, YW 83, and Milk 20. He was born 2/20/14, weighing 92lbs and tipped the scale at 653lbs during weaning.
Selling for $9250 at the end of the sale was Lot 120, a 2 year-old bull, purchased by Ken Kinsbury of Wood, SD. Empire 3116 SCN is a Ridge Empire 0028 son born 4/27/13 weighing an incredible 60 pounds and growing up by weaning, tipping the scale at 691 pounds This was an impressive bull with EPDs of BW -5.4, WW 38, YW 56, and Milk 25.