Diamond D Angus Annual Bull Sale
December 2, 2015
Date: Nov. 12, 2015
Location: At the Ranch Valier, Mont.
Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs
TSLN Rep: Rowdy Benson
95 Angus bulls – $4,987
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10 Red Angus bulls – $4,725
2 Angus donor cows – $4,875
41 Bred Angus heifers – $2,909
28 Bred Angus cows – $2,357
Winter was in the air, and on the ground, at the Annual Diamond D Angus Bull Sale. Valier, Montana, was snow covered but that didn't prevent any bull and female buyers from showing up to get their hands on some livestock. The cattle offered for appraisal carried traits of consistency, carcass, efficiency, and longevity all the while adding calving ease to any herd. Being an "all-forage" raised set of bulls and females the cattle are born and raised to be great cattle despite the numbers, and I think Mark DeBoo has accomplished his goal. Here are the top of all classes:
Lot 70P, DDA Just Right 70P, was sold for $16,000 to Patricia Muir of Suero, Texas. This DDA Lodge E5H son was born May 17, 2014 weighing 85 pounds and has EPDs of BW 2.2, WW 35, YW 50, and Milk 16.
Lot 10N, RDDA Julian 10N, was sold for $16,000 to Bruns Red Angus of Bloomfield, Nebraska. This good Red Hill B571 Julian 84S son was born May, 2013 weighing 78 pounds and has EPDs of BW -2.2, WW 57, YW 85, and Milk 16.
Lot 34P, DDA Cedar Ridge 34P, rung the bell at $14,000 purchased by Patricia Muir. This Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V son has EPDs BW 0.8, WW 39, YW 64, and Milk 24. He was born May 12, 2014 weighing 78 pounds.
Lot 27P, DDA Marlin 27P, was sold for $11,000. Patricia Muir put a nice set of bulls together including this DDA Cedar Ridge 34M son who was born May 10, 2014, weighing 78 pounds. His EPDs include BW 1.9, WW 40, YW 62, and Milk 19.
Lot 446 – $4,000 Kyle Shively Pleasant Lake, North Dakota
078 – $5,250 Morgan Hartman