Pieper Red Angus Fall Run Production Sale: Red Angus with Built-in Performance

John Berryman with Keith and Christina Roth of Greeley, Colorado, bought two bulls.

Date: Oct. 29, 2016

Location: The ranch east and south of Hay Springs, Neb.

Auctioneer: Ty Thompson, Billings, Mont.

Reported by: Dan Piroutek and Scott Dirk


77 Reg. Red Angus 18 month old Bulls – $5,338

2 Proven Red Angus Herd Sires – $7,125

146 Reg. Red Angus bred Cows – $2,481

147 commercial Red Angus Bred Heifers – $1,813

19 Pieper Ranch Colts – $1,755

10 Pieper Ranch Horses – $4,415

3 Pieper Ranch Ponies – $3,050

Pieper Red Angus Ranch produced another outstanding set of Red Angus cattle for their annual fall sale.

Mark, Deb and Tate Pieper have built this herd into one of the premier herds of Red Angus cattle in America. When you see good Red Angus cattle around the country, quite often they will have the PIE prefix in their pedigree. They offer a quality cross section of livestock on this sale – from bulls and registered Red Angus females to an outstanding set of commercial Red Angus bred heifers. Another highlight of the day is the production sale of their quarter horses with broke geldings and their colt crop.

The 18-month-old bulls were big and stout, packed full of muscle and carcass quality. Most of these bulls were sold to repeat buyers.

Again these commercial bred heifers were a highlight, and sold across the country at an average of $1,783.

Piepers also offered a tremendous set of registered cows, with many of them being of very favorable age. This sale was very competitive, with people on the seats, as well as those bidding over the internet.

The sale concluded with their fall horse sale with the 2016 crop of foals averaging $1,755.

The top selling bull of the day was Lot 2, selling for $12,500 to Accelerated Genetics from Baraboo, Wisconsin. He was PIE Sandhills 5500, a three star calving ease son of LSF Sandhills 9008W, and out of a daughter of Red Crowfoot Ole’s Oscar. This cow had an MPPA of 106.67, emphasizing the strong maternal traits in this herd. This bull was long, deep, and well-balanced. He was sound and moved with ease. His EPD’s were CED 8, BW -3.2, WW 76, YW 122, MILK 22, STAY 13, MARB 0.73, and REA 0.28. With an actual birth weight of 69 pounds, he weaned at 712 pounds to ratio 107, and posted an actual yearling weight of 1,334 pounds. On test, he had gained 4.47 pounds a day, while scanning an IMF of 4.77 to ratio 152.

John Stuckley from Schulenburg, Texas, chose Lot 1 at $12,000. This son of PIE The Cowboy Kind 343 was out of a daughter of Red Dwajo Gladiator 32L. His EPDs were CED 6, BW -0.9, WW 47, YW 81, MILK 24, STAY 12, MARB 0.62, and REA 0.30. Born at 83 pounds, he weaned at 646 pounds and grew to a yearling weight of 1,358 pounds. His carcass ratios were 112 on IMF and 115 on REA.

The Lot 83 bull sold for $9,250 to Daryl Rhodes from Wichita, Kansas. He was sired by BUF CRK The Right Kind, and out of a daughter of Glacier Chateau. This mature five year old bull, with the name of Loosli Right Kind 166, had sired many top bulls for Piepers, as well as some outstanding females.

The Toedtli Ranch from Stonehem, Colorado, chose Lot 9 at $9,250. This long, deep Lumberjack son was out of a daughter of PIE Code Red, and weaned at 744 pounds. He had a 44 cm. scrotal measurement.

Lot 10 sold for $8,750 to Watt Ranch from Elbert, Colorado. This bull’s mother had an MPPA of 110.67, and he had weaned at 823 pounds.

The top Red Angus cow was Lot 115, bringing $8,500 from the Hansine Ranch from Pierre, South Dakota.

Scott Veasmah from Brinkton, Missouri, purchased the top draft of commercial bred Red Angus heifers with his bid of $2,300 each.

Lot 86 was a stylish registered bred heifer, and she sold for $8,000 to Jordon Rodes from Faulkton, South Dakota.

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