Best Value in the Badlands Annual Production Sale
Date: May 2, 2017
Location: Outlaws Convention Center, Watford City, ND
Auctioneer: Kyle Shobe
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
57 Yearling Angus bulls averaged: $4,544
17 Two-year-old Angus bulls averaged: $3,092
2 Geldings averaged: $7,875
The slogan for this sale is PROFITABLE by design, EFFICIENT by nature. As I write this report we’ve came off a nasty winter and are staring down the barrel of a loaded drought. Right now cattle that are profitable are ones that are going to make money in a year like this one. Shoot, the cows that are efficient will probably be the ONLY ones left after a year like this. Pete and Vawnita Best have the product and program that’s made to last and keep ranchers in the business in times such as these. The bulls were rugged and in their everyday work pants and I think customers really appreciated it. The horse sale was as wild as I’ve ever seen. You might want to take an interest in Genuine Two Buck, the Best stallion. There were many in attendance for a good meal and competitive bidding. Here’s the cream:
Lot 2, Best Alliance 5033, topped the sale at $8,000 for Master Angus of Chinook, MT. He’s a LAR Alliance 64L son that was born 3/23/15 at 78 pounds. His EPDs includes BW 0.1, WW 42, YW 92, and Milk 30.
Lot 5, Best Alliance 5023, was the equal high seller at $8,000 for the Ash Coulee Angus Ranch of White Earth, ND. He’s a son of LAR Alliance 64L that was born 3/21/15 at 80 pounds. His EPDs are BW 0.6, WW 58, YW 113, and Milk 33.
Young Brothers Angus of Malta, MT bought Lot 18, Best Alliance 6028, for $7,500. This is a son of LAR Alliance 64L that scored EPDs of BW 0.5, WW 46, YW 85, and Milk 29. He was born 3/17/16 at 82 pounds.
Bob Murray of Watford City, ND bought Lot 32, Best Fortunate 679, for $5,750. Sinclair Fortunate Son is his daddy and his EPDs are BW 3.5, WW 50, YW 90, and Milk 23. He was born 3/24/16 at 93 pounds.
The high selling female went to Brady Lyles with Bad Route Cattle Co. of Sidney, MT. Lot 91, Miss Wix 646 of Best Angus, sold for $2,500. She is a daughter of Sinclair Fortunate Son that has EPDs of BW 2.5, WW 50, YW 85, and Milk 23.