Ludvigson Stock Farms 4th Annual Fall Herdbuilder Bull Sale
Date: November 6, 2015
Location: Weschenfelder Development Center, Shepherd, Mont.
Auctioneers: Jim Birdwell and Ty Thompson
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
10 Premier Red Angus Herd Bulls – $12,400
149 Ranch Ready Red Angus Range Bulls – $5,140
36 Ranch Ready Red Hybred Range Bulls – $4,430
A brisk day at the Weschenfelder Development Center in Shepherd, Montana, made for a good balance of a hot set of Ludvigson Stock Farm’s set of bulls that everyone wanted. These bulls were developed well with their “optimization” in mind. They are geared toward making the customers’ herds more profitable on the ranch and in the feedlot. Once again Colonel Jim Birdwell got us off to fast pace and it never let up as we switched auctioneers and Ty Thompson finished up. Here is the top end:
Ringing the bell at $20,000 was Lot 1, LSF TBJ Takedown 4857B, heading south of the border to Chile Beef of Santiago, Chile. This LSF Takeover 9943W son was born Feb. 26, 2014, weighing 83 pounds He posted EPDs of BW -4.4, WW 63, YW 96, and Milk 26.
Selling for $15,000 to Lorenzen Ranches of Pendleton, Oregon; ABS Global of Deforest, Wisconsin; and JST Angus of Colusa, California, was Lot 5, LSF SRR Big Beef B630. This LSF Boxed Beef 9063W son puts up EPDs of BW -4.1, WW 61, YW 101, and Milk 28. He was born March 31, 2014, weighing 82 pounds
Lot 3, LSF SRR Fertility 4476B, was sold for $13,000 to Cedar Hill Farm of Jane Lew, West Virgnia. This Beckton Epic R397 K son was born April 9, 2014, weighing 84 pounds and posted EPDs of BW -1.3, WW 81, YW 128, and Milk 18.
Lot 7, LSF SRR Image 4404B, was also sold for $13,000 to the Cooper Ranch of Billings, Montana. He’s a son of Beckton Epic R397 K and was born March 27, 2014, weighing 90 pounds and posting EPDs of BW -1.9, WW 67, YW 117, and Milk 32.
Lot 123, LSF SRR Redemption 4194B, was sold for $12,000 to the Lawrence Ranch of Jordan, Montana. He posted EPDs of BW -6.6, WW 51, YW 87, and Milk 19. Also, this Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334 son was born March 11, 2014, weighing 74 pounds.