Maher Angus Ranch 39th Annual Bull Sale
Date: Feb. 5, 2016
Location: at the ranch, near Morristown, S.D.
Auctioneers: Scott Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
118 Reg. yrlg. Angus bulls – $6180
5 Reg. yrlg Angus heifers – $1,600
40 Commercial yrlg open heifers – $1,550
The Maher family of Morristown, South Dakota, hosted a packed crowd in their beautiful new sale barn. Their ranch is located on the southern border of North Dakota just 2.5 miles northeast of Morristown, South Dakota (east of Lemmon, South Dakota.) Visitors are welcome any time.
Dan and Gloria Maher and the Casey and Gina Maher family work hard each year on sale day, but it’s their work throughout the year that is evident when you arrive at the ranch. This outstanding set of bulls sold mainly to repeat buyers. The sale started out strong, and stayed that way through the whole sale, as every bull found a new home.
This was an extremely calm, docile set of bulls. You almost had to push them to move them out of the way in their pens. As a whole, they were deep bodied, with plenty of volume and extra capacity.
One of the featured sires at the Genex Cooperative, Inc., is the Maher Ranch home raised sire, MAR Innovation 251. Through him and his son, MAR Industrial, along with several other home raised sires, the Maher Ranch has advanced their cow herd to produce a top set of bulls for this year’s sale.
Top selling bull of the day was Lot 383, selling for $13,500, to J&M Farms from Hettinger, North Dakota. He was a son of MAR Accountabull 0752, and out of a daughter of MAR Image Maker Windy 510. Born at 86 pounds, he weaned at 816 pounds, and posted a yearling weight of 1453 pounds to ratio 119. His EPDs were BW 3.4, WW 80, MILK 30, and YW 131. He had a 15.6 square inch rib eye.
Matthew Miller from Glen Ullin, North Dakota, chose Lot 174 at $12,000. He was a son of SAV Resource 1441 and out of a daughter of Sitz upward 307R. With an 86 pound birth weight, he weaned at 745 pounds to ratio 112 and grew to a 365-day weight of 1327 pounds. His EPDs included BW 2.9, WW 67, MILK 25, and YW 123. His rib eye was 15.4 square inches.
Mike McQuistion from Fort Pierre, South Dakota, selected Lot 146 at $12,000. This son of VDAR Really Windy 4097 was out of a daughter of Connealy Impression. He had only a 78 pound birth weight, an actual weaning weight of 808 pounds to ratio 116, and he reached a 365 day weight of 1417 pounds to ratio 116. His EPDs included BW -1.8, WW 62, and YW 100.
Other high selling bulls:
Lot 171 – $11,000 to Shawn Hinsz, McLaughlin, South Dakota—SAV Resource 144 x Sitz Upward 307R
Lot 162 – $11,000 to Shawn Hinsz, McLaughlin, South Dakota—SAV Resource 144 x Sitz Upward 307R
Lot 082 – $11,000 to Gaaskjolen Ranch, Meadow, South Dakota –SAV Resource 144 x MAR Timberwold Cincha 463
Lot 866 – $10,000 to Buck Ward, Timber Lake, South Dakota—SAV Resource 144 x GAR Integrity
Lot 18 – $10,000 to Don Tomac, Keldron, South Dakota—MAR Accountabull 0752 X SAV Final Answer 0035
What a great day for the Maher family, as well as for their loyal customers!
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