Currant Creek Angus Ranch
Location: December 3, 2016 at the Ranch, Roundup, MT
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
119 Angus bulls averaged: $4,624
It was great day to buy bulls in central Montana at the Currant Creek Angus Ranch. The wind was up but so was the optimism of all cattlemen present. I’ve always been impressed by the phenotype of the Currant Creek bulls and even more impressed with them geneotypically. Everyone knows these are a set of rugged bulls that hold up in any and all environments. These are a set of bulls raised on a low input cowherd, which to the Eliassons means no purchasing of volume feeds and not labor intensive. One thing they don’t skimp on is disease prevention, balanced nutrition, and genetics which means these bulls will go out, save you money, and look good doing it. Hats off all around from the livestock, the meal, and the hospitality. Here’s the top:
Topping the sale at $8,500 was Lot 23, CCAR Destination 5172. Purchased by 7 Hanging 7 Ranch of Grass Range, MT. He was born 9/29/15 at 76lbs and posted an Adj. 205 of 650lbs. His EPDs are BW 1.5, WW 45, YW 73, and Milk 22 and he’s sired by SydGen 5420 Destination 1472.
Sian Land and Livestock of Pompey’s Pillar, MT purchased Lot 22, CCAR Destination 5175, for $7,500. Sired by SydGen 5420 Destination 1472, he posted EPDs of BW 1.6, WW 54, YW 99, and Milk 33. He was born 9/25/15 at 77lbs and was 662lbs on his Adj. 205.
Russell Lafond of Roy, MT got his pick of the litter for $7,500 in Lot 29, CCAR Franklin 5137. This is a Vermilion Franklin X848 son that posted EPDs of BW 1.1, WW 49, YW 83, and Milk 27. He was born 9/26/15 at 75lbs and scored 622lbs on his Adj. 205.
$7,000 was the bid by Ballard Ranch of Lavina, MT for Lot 8, CCAR Breakout 5158. He’s sired by Worthington Breakout and has EPDs of BW 0.4, WW 59, YW 98, and Milk 25. He was born 9/30/15 at 75lbs and was 662lbs on his Adj. 205.
Also selling for $7,000 was Lot 88, CCAR A325 Final Answer D815, heading to Billings, MT with Gene Klamart. He’s sired by JVC Final Answer A325 and has EPDs of BW 0.2, WW 52, YW 85, and Milk 27. He was born 4/20/16 at 75lbs and was 858lbs on his Adj. 205. F