Brooks Chalky Butte Angus Ranch Female Production Sale
Date: December 2, 2016
Location: Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, North Dakota
Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar, Seth Weishaar, and Scott Weishaar
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
24 Spring pairs – $3,069
18 Bred heifers – $2,898
46 Spring bred cows – $2,048
8 Fall pairs – $1,538
It was time to shake the snow off the chore boots and head to Brooks Chalky Butte Angus Ranch Female Production Sale at the Bowman Auction Market in Bowman, North Dakota. The Brooks’ brought to town an entire age dispersal of some of their top producing cows, as well as all the April-calving bred heifers. With only 6 years of age on these bred cows it was an opportunity for any sort of cattlemen to jump on some high quality cattle. It’s impressive watching a supreme cowman part with some of his favorite females because his confidence is that his herd is improving, and that’s what we witnessed. They weren’t cull cows; these were cows that have raised some of the high dollar bulls in the Brooks Chalky Butte Angus Ranch bull sale. The day was as successful as any and here is how the top end shook out:
Lot 1, Princess 571 BCBR, topped the sale at $8,000 heading to Lawlar Farms of Watford City, North Dakota. This heifer was born Feb. 19, 2015, and is sired by VAR Discovery 2240. Her EPDs include BW -1.5, WW 67, and YW 124. She’s bred to Botts Powerhouse 4666.
Lot 2, Gail 5453 BCBR, sold for $5,500 to Lawlar Farms of Watford City, North Dakota. Another 2240 daughter here bred to Bar J Payweight 501. She was born MArch 14, 2015, with EPDs of BW 1.2, WW 63, and YW 116.
Lawlar Farms of Watford City, North Dakota also purchased Lot 3, Princess 577 BCBR, for $5,000. This 2240 daughter is bred to Botts Powerhouse 4666. She was born Feb. 20, 2015, posting EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 60, and YW 105.
Mark Lewis of Winnett, Montana, won the bid at $3,200 on the bred cow Lot 109, Black Lady 0128 BCBR. This cow was born 4/8/10 with EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 55, YW 90, and is bred back to Connealy Black Granite. She is sired by Degrand 7029 Image Maker and out of a Mytty In Focus dam.
Mark Lewis also purchased the pair of Lot 73, Clova Pride 098 BCBR, for $3,000; and 73a, Clova Pride 6251 BCBR, for $1,500 to top the pairs. Lot 73 is an ER Traveler K010 daughter bred to Basin Payweight 1682. Lot 73a is a daughter of PA Full Power 1208.