DeGrand Angus Annual Bull Sale 2016 Sale Report
April 15, 2016
Fallon County Fairgrounds, Baker, MT
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
93 yearling bulls averaged: $4,230
It was a bone-chilling day in Baker, Montana for the DeGrand Angus Annual Bull Sale, but the frostbiting wind didn’t deflect the number of customers it may have intended. There were faithful repeat buyers bundled up and ready to bid in every corner ringside. It is a true testament to the moderate-framed and quiet disposition philosophy that produced these bulls. The offering was raised off a cowherd that can work in Montana’s rugged eastern country and definitely carry those genes with them. I admire the green condition these bulls present, they’ll definitely hit the breeding pastures on the gain and won’t lose an ounce of fat or muscling. I heard comments all day about the sound structure and sure footing on these cattle, and I concur. Colonel Weishaar kept us straight all day and at a brisk pace that got me home in time for supper. Here is how it all shook out:
Lot 10, DeGrand 5028 Final Answer, topped the sale at $8,500 headed to Hulett, WY with Troy and Vickie Tope. He’s sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 and was born 3/30/15 at 82lbs and has a 710lbs Adj. 205. His EPDs include BW -1.1, WW 61, YW 106, and Milk 25.
Selling for $8,000 was Lot 5, DeGrand 5002 Summit, to Harmon Creek Cattle of Ekalaka, MT. He was born 2/22/15 at 65lbs and posted a 701lbs on the Adj. 205. His EPDs include BW -1.9, WW 58, YW 95, and Milk 30 while being sired by S Summit 956.
Gene Sonsalla of Baker, MT purchased Lot 52, DeGrand 5120 Summit, for $7,500. He’s a Summit son that was born 3/17/15 at 66lbs and was 613lbs on the Adj. 205. His EPDs include BW -2.1, WW 54, YW 90, and Milk 31.
Lot 12, DeGrand 5059 Total, sold for $7,250 to Harmon Creek Cattle of Ekalaka, MT. A son of TC Total 8107 with EPDs of BW -0.2, WW 64, YW 102, and Milk 25. He was born 3/7/15 at 78lbs and was 662lbs on his Adj. 205.
Kirk Robbins of Ralph, SD bought Lot 15, DeGrand 5046 Total, for $7,000. He posted EPDs of BW -0.6, WW 64, YW 107, and Milk 24. He’s also sired by TC Total 8107 and was born 3/3/15 at 80lbs and was 659lbs Adj. 205.
Also selling for $7,000 was Lot 51, DeGrand 5026 Summit, to Wolff Ranch at Ekalaka, MT. He’s a son of S Summit 956 with EPDs of BW -0.3, WW 57, YW 92, and Milk 30. He was born 2/28/15 at 74lbs and was 611lbs on his Adj. 205.
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