Ellingson Angus “Real-World Genetics” Production Sale
February 17, 2015
Date: Feb. 7, 2015
Location: At the ranch, St. Anthony, N.D.
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins
TSLN Rep., Scott Dirk
157 yearling bulls averaged $10,074
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10 2-year-old bulls averaged $6,875
½ interest donor cow brought $30,000
16 registered yearling heifers averaged $6,296
10 registered bred heifers averaged $4,450
280 commercial yearling heifers averaged $1,836
81 commercial bred heifers averaged $2,995
Ellingson Angus, a fourth-generation ranching operation owned by Chad and Julie Ellingson and their children Stetson, Jameson, Sierra, Medora and Sheridan of St. Anthony, N.D. held their annual production sale at the ranch near St. Anthony, ND on Feb. 7.
A full house of repeat and new buyers came early and studied the bulls and registered females offered by the Ellingson's. Also in the sale were several groups of commercial heifers sired by Ellingson Angus bulls that from customers that have been using Ellingson Angus genetics. These commercial heifers prove what Ellingson Angus genetics will do in the real world.
The top-selling bull was Lot 10, Ellingson Roughrider 4202, a March 14, 2014, son of Connealy Earnan and an LT Curve Bender 4810 of EA dam, who brought $70,000, selling to Anvil Angus and High Country Heifers of Victoria, Australia; Yellow Top Angus of North Dakota; and Boettcher Angus of Nebraska.
Lot 2, Ellingson Stagecoach 4015, a Feb. 19, 2014, son of Koupal Advance 28 and an Ellingson Scotsman 0010 dam, sold to Alta Genetics of Alberta, Canada; Diamond J Angus of North Dakota; and Carstens Farms of Iowa for $65,000.
Selling at $32,500 was lot 4, Ellingson Earnan 4143, a March 6, 2014, son of Connealy Earnan 076E and a daughter of SAV Final Answer 0035. Alta Genetics of Alberta, Canada was the buyer.
The fourth top-selling bull was Lot 47, Ellingson Chaps 4095. The March 1, 2014, son of SAV Resource 1441 and an MAS Wide Butt 6032 dam, brought $27,500 from Trowbridge Angus of New York; Boyd Cattle of Kentucky; and Williams Angus of Texas.
Alta Genetics stepped up again to purchase lot 48, Ellingson Resource 4165, March 9, 2014, son of SAV Resource 1441 and an SAV Final Answer 0035 dam sold for $25,000.
One-half interest in the cow EA Blacklass 8914, Lot 191, sold for $30,000 to Wright Cattle of Missouri and Maher Ranch of South Dakota. The cow is a March 17, 2008, daughter of LT Curve Bender 4810 of EA and a Basin Max 602C dam. Her 2014 son was the high-selling bull of the sale.
The top-selling registered heifer was Lot 184, EA Emblynette 4274, a March 28, 2014, model. She sold for $19,000 to Ryan Vanzee of Iowa.
The second top-selling registered heifer was Lot 175, EA Madame Pride 4106. The March 2, 2014, female sold for $13,000 to Sprunk Angus of North Dakota.
The next two top heifer lots sold for $10,000 each. The first was Lot 178, EA Queen Dolly 4193. The March 13, 2014, heifer sold to Bridget Romey of South Dakota. Also bringing $10,000 was Lot 176, EA Emblynette 4145. The March 7, 2014, female sold to Ryan Vanzee of Iowa. F