RMH Livestock & Hurlbut Cattle Annual Bull Sale
Date: March 24, 2016
Location: Glacial Lakes Livestock in Watertown, South Dakota
Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson
TSLN Rep: Chris Effing
35 bulls (Angus and Simmental), $4,521
19 open heifers (Angus and Simmental), $2,455
Highest selling was Angus bull Lot #1, Hurlbut OSU Final Exam 5130, a January 2015 son of OSU Final Exam 5130, for $25,000 bought by Top Line Farms of Tremont, Ill. This bull had a weaning weight of 843, yearling weight of 1,558, and EPDs of CED 6, BW -0.1, WW 60, YW 107, Milk 30, SC .71, CW 37, Marb 0.64, REA 0.52, $W 73.91, $B 118.34.
Next up in descending order of top selling lots was Simmental bull Lot #28, MR RMH Rancher C221, a March 2015 son of JF Rancher 222Z, for $6,250 bought by Tanner Sonn of Lemmon, S. D. This bull had a weaning weight of 725, yearling weight of 1,516, and EPDs of CED 4, BW 2.4, WW 60.3, YW 89.1, Milk 21.6, API 100.4, TI 78.9, CW 25.7, Marb 0.11, REA 0.66, BF -0.081.
Third top selling lot went to Angus bull Lot #2, Hurlbut OSU Cash 5105, a January 2015 son of Barstow Cash, for $6,000 bought by Buffalo Trail Farm of Latimer, Iowa. This bull had a weaning weight of 792, yearling weight of 1,483, and EPDs of CED I+12, BW I-0.4, WW I+55, YW I+113, Milk I+17, SC I+.96, CW I+40, Marb I+0.40, REA I+0.93, $W 50.35, $B 137.22.
Angus bull Lot #5, Hurlbuts Platinum C538, a January 2015 son of SAV Platinum 0010 was also purchased for $6,000 by Reid Angus Ranch in Akron, Colo. This bull had a weaning weight of 688, yearling weight of 1,557, and EPDs of CED 4, BW 1.3, WW 75, YW 135, Milk 28, SC 1.92, CW 53, Marb 0.52, REA 0.70, $W 79.26, $B 160.75.
Rounding out the top 5 selling bulls of the sale was Simmental bull Lot #44, TKB/K-Ler Combustible, a March 2015 son of FBFI Combustible for $5,750 bought by Lewaine Krause, Clear Lake S.D. This bull had a weaning weight of 842 and EPDs of CED 9.2, BW 1.4, WW 64.5, YW 102.6, Milk 19.6, API 112.7, TI 67.2, CW 33.3, Marb 0.28, REA 0.53, BF -0.007.
Top selling female was Simmental Heifer Lot #55, MS RMH C13, a May 2015 daughter of W/C Lock N Load 769Y, for $4,000 bought by Albrecht Farms of Howard, S.D. This heifer has EPDs of BW 2.0, WW 57, YW 92, M 17, API 93.1, TI 58.8.
Second top selling female was Angus Heifer Lot #66, Hurlbuts Holly C506, a April 2015 daughter of Mogck Bullseye [AMF-CAF-XF], for $3,500 bought by John Mintling, Hayes Center, Neb. This heifer has EPDs of BW I+3.6, WW I+62, YW I+110, M I+29, $B 116.09.
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