Evenson Angus 36th Annual Production Sale
Date: Mar. 17, 2016
Location: Lemmon Livestock Auction, Lemmon, SD
Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
TSLN Rep.: Scott Dirk
58 Yearling Angus bulls – $3,888
45 – 18 Month old Angus bulls – $4,161
62 Yearling Angus heifers – $1,265
12 – 18 Month old Angus heifers – $1,510
Evenson Angus, Hettinger, North Dakota held their 36th annual Production sale at Lemmon Livestock Auction on Mar. 17, 1016. Bill and Eleanora Evenson, Trevor and Carrie Strand along with Wally and Rodney Evenson welcomed a very nice crowd of buyers for the sale.
If you’re looking for bulls with a little more frame, but full of natural thickness, muscling, and fleshing ability, this is the place to find them. These are performance bulls that will add extra pounds to your calf crop. There was also a great selection of calving ease bulls that will fit most any program.
Evenson Angus selects herd sires that will flesh easily in the feedlot and will excel in the pasture. For the past 8 years they have carcass tested their cattle and finished out the steers. This gives them a real world perspective on what their cattle will do in the pasture and in the feedlot. The resulting data for last year’s steers that went to slaughter was 98.96 percent Choice or better, 15.23 percent prime and 54.99 percent qualified for CAB.
The top selling fall bull on the day was lot 4616, Evenson Image Maker 4616, a Sept. 2014 son of TW ELA Image Maker 406X with epds of CED 8 BW .6 WW 56 Milk 27 YW 93. Jeff Maier, Morristown, SD was the buyer at $8,000.
Selling at $6,750 was a half brother, Evenson Image Maker 4617, also born Sept. 2014 with epds of CED 6 BW 1.4 WW 49 Milk 25 YW 84. Cody Tachenko, Grassy Butte, North Dakota was the buyer.
In the yearling division repeat buyer Dorwin Howe, Hettinger, North Dakota purchased lot 528 at $8,000. Evenson Ten X 528, a Feb. 2015 son of AAR Ten X with epds of CED 6 BW 1.4 WW 74 Milk 27 YW 130. This bull weaned at 808 lb. with a yearling wt. of 1,419 lb.
Lot 572, Evenson Ten X 572, another Feb. 2015 son of Ten X with epds of CED 14 BW -1.6 WW 59 Milk 22 YW 107 sold to Alecia Tishmack, New Leipzig, North Dakota for $7,000.
Lot 522, Evenson Ten X 522, also a Feb. 2015 Ten X son sold to Ross Engraf, Hettinger, North Dakota for $6,500. This bull has epds of CED 5 BW 1.8 WW 71 Milk 27 YW 128.
Also at $6500 was lot 5151, Evenson Answer 5151, a Mar. 2015 son of Evenson Answer 222 with epds of CED 11 BW 1.7 WW 72 Milk 26 YW 123. Longtime repeat bull buyers, Tripp Bros., Shaller, Iowa were the buyers.