Wedge Tent Ranch 13th Annual Sale
Location: Wedge Tent Ranch 13th Annual Sale
Date: April 26, 2017 Lemmon Livestock, Lemmon, SD
Auctioneer: Doug Dietterle
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
39 bulls averaged: $4346
You know, with so many bull sales this year I don’t think you could throw a dead cat without hitting an Angus bull for sale. So what would make this Angus bull sale any different? One word: PROGRAM. Bart and Shannon Carmichael have an outstanding program at the Wedge Tent Ranch and these bulls are a byproduct of their operation. The cowherd is run like a commercial herd. And I’d even say it’s setting a TREND in the commercial herd style. The cows graze year round and only receive supplement based on severe weather conditions. The fact that this sale is driven not on pedigree but on a program has caused this sale to be consistent year after year. Hats off to the Wedge Tent Ranch on having the niche in the market for these bulls! Here’s the cream:
Lot 550, WT Pine Edition 883C-550, was sold to Jody Brown of Faith, SD for $6,500. He’s a Pinebank Waigroup 41/97 son that was born 4/13/15 at 75lbs and was 588lbs at weaning. His EPDs include BW 1.9, WW 32, YW 50, and Milk 21.
Jody Brown of Faith, SD struck again on Lot 601, WT Creek 925C-601, for $6,000. This is a WT Beaver Creek 118 son born 4/6/16 at 80lbs and was 614lbs at weaning.
$5,750 was the high bid on Lot 541, WT Creek 369C-541, for Ryan Vig of Faith, SD. WT Beaver Creek 118 is the sire and this bull’s EPDs are BW 0.3, WW 36, YW 51, and Milk 17. He was born 4/15/17 at 75lbs and was 699lbs at weaning.
Roger Gaugler of Almont, ND bought Lot 607, WT Creek 365D-607, for $5,500. He’s another WT Beaver Creek 118 son that was born 3/29/16 at 74lbs and was 565lbs at weaning. His EPDs include BW -0.2, WW 25, YW 31, and Milk 15.
Ryan Vig wasn’t done yet either buying Lot 543, WT Creek 371C-543, for $5,250. He’s a son of…you guessed it, WT Beaver Creek 118. This bull was born 4/15/17 at 75lbs and was 609lbs at weaning.
Lot 548, WT Hunter 353C-548, is headed to Gettysburg, SD with Dan Parker for $5,250. He is sired by PCC Colorado Hunter 1062P and scored EPDs of BW -1.7, WW 17, YW 35, and Milk 16. He was born 4/22/16 at 81lbs and was 636lbs at weaning.
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