Bruns Angus 26th Annual Bull Sale
Date: March 4, 2015
Location: At the place, Madison, SD
Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
Dan Bruns and sons Jesse and Don offer some top notch hospitality to their customers, along with a great set of performance and heifer bulls. This outfit has become a go-to for cattlemen that buy heifer calves to breed. The Bruns family keeps a great facility for selling bulls and the Angus industry enjoyed a stop at their place during the South Dakota Angus tour last year. This year, as always, the cattle looked good and bidders were active.
Top seller, lot 1 – $65,000, Musgrave Angus, Griggsville, Ill and Genex Inc., Shawano Wisc. This son of Mogck Bullseye is out of Conneally Right Answer dam, a great cow family. His EPDS: 2.2 BW, 83 WW, 146 YW, 36 Milk, 121 $B. He posted an 82 pound BW and weighed 845 pounds at weaning to ratio 114, and weighed1,493 lbs as a yearling to ratio 113.
A full brother to this bull brought $37,000 to be high seller in 2014
This impressive bull out as much muscle and performance in an Angus bull as what we’d find all spring.
Second high seller, lot 6, $16,000, to Glen Hanson, Iowa. Another Mogck Bullseye son, this guy weaned off at 826 pounds to ratio 112. He had a 1,485 yearling weight to ratio 113. He also ratioed 110 on IMF and 106 on REA
EPDs ranked him in top 1 percent for YW, WW, and Milk and his dam has 3 nursing ratios at 107.
Third high seller, Lot 37, $13,500, to Heinricy Bros., Coleman, S.D. This Son of Bruns Uppercut and out of a Mohnen Dynamite Dam had a 81 pound birthweight. He gained and showed an 824 pound weaning weight to ratio 111, and a 1,421 pound YW, to ratio 108. His dam posted 2 nursing ratios at 106 and the bull was in the Top 5 percent for WW and YW EPDs
Fourth high seller, lot 32, $13,500, to Eric Casper, Lake Preston, S.D. This bull was out of a Spruce Hill Magnum 61 daughter and sired by Bruns Uppercut. He was another big boy, with an 814 pound WW to ratio 110, 1,489 YW to ratio 113
Another good cow, the dam had 2 nursing ratios at 105, and ratioed 134 on IMF.
Fifth high seller, lot 8, $11,000, to Jason Larson, Slayton, Minnesota. The Bullseye sons were popular, and here was another one. He showed a 16 in REA to ratio 108. His dam ratioed 109 with 8 nursing ratios.