JC Heiken Angus & Sons 9th Annual Production Sale
February 23, 2016
Miles City Livestock Commission, Miles City, MT
Auctioneer: Rob Fraser
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
126 Yearling Angus bulls averaged: $5,757
Couldn’t have picked a better day in Miles City, Montana for the 9th Annual JC Heiken Angus & Sons Production Sale. There is a lot of history in this cowherd down in Broadview, Montana and they know how to get the job done. The bulls were raised on hard, dryland pasture and were in a good working rig that’ll hold up anywhere you put them. The soundness just added to the overall satisfaction of balance between phenotype and genotype in the cattle. Hats off to the Heiken families and here is the cream off the top:
Topping the sale was Lot 2, JCH Chisum 5050, purchased by Sitz Angus of Dillon, MT for $18,500. He’s an S Chisum 255 son that posted EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 73, YW 116, and Milk 29. He was born 1/28/15 at 77 lbs and recorded a 731 lbs 205.
Maxwell Butte Ranch of Powderville, MT purchased Lot 4, JCH J&K Chisum 5009, for $15,000. This Chisum son was born 1/20/15 at 72 lbs and was 718 lbs on his 205. His EPDs include BW 0, WW 63, YW 109, and Milk 31.
Lot 3, JCH BHA Chisum 5022, is another Chisum son purchased by the Maxwell Butte Ranch for $14,000. He recorded EPDs of BW -0.8, WW 58, YW 91, and Milk 35. He was born 1/24/15 at 75 lbs and was 756 lbs at his 205.
Maxwell Butte Ranch wasn’t done yet, purchasing for $11,500, Lot 6, JCH Chisum 5025. He’s sired by S Chisum 255 and was 78 lbs on his birthday 1/24/15 and 676 lbs on his 205. His EPDs include BW 1.6, WW 64, YW 117, and Milk 29.
Bret Lesh of Ekalaka, MT got his hands on Lot 39, JCH HKN Top Seed 5063, for $10,500. This bull is sired by Sitz Top Seed 539x. He posted EPDs of BW -0.8, WW 61, Y 107, and Milk 33. He was born 2/2/15 at 67lbs and was 564lbs on his 205.